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One pot linguine – Phat Thai style

One pot linguine phat thai style recipe

The one pot technique is a method i recently tried for the first time, and now absolutely adore! It’s so simple and quick and the pasta is full of flavors. And you only need to clean one pot afterwards! I love phat thai noodles, so I mixed typical ingredients of this dish in the pasta pot.

For 2 portions

250g linguine (the cooking time for rice noodles is too short for the veggies)
80g peanuts (roasted and salted; I used a sort with chili and salt)
1carrot
1onion or 3 spring onions
1 red capsicum
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 piece of ginger
3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
4 limes (from 2 only the juice)
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoon peanut butter
Peanuts, chili and lime for the decoration, optional fresh coriander

1. Clean carrot and capsicum and cut in thin stripes. Peel ginger and garlic and chop finely; peel onion, cut in half and slice finely. Clean 2 limes and cut in half.
2. Place all ingredients in a large pot (except sesame oil, juice of 2 lemons and peanuts).

one pot linguine a la phat thai

one pot linguine a la phat thai

Close the lit and bring to a boil, then let it simmer for 11 minutes until the pasta is aldente and the liquid reduced to a creamy sauce. Stir every 2 minutes to avoid that the pasta gets sticky, add peanuts after 5 minutes cooking time.

phat thai linguine, one pot

3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add sesame oil; arrange on plates and garnish with lime juice, peanuts and chili. Enjoy!

one pot linguine a la phat thai

one pot linguine a la phat thai

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Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie

For 2 glasses

1-2  ripe mangos

300ml water

3-4 icecubes

1    pinch of vanilla

1. Peel mangos and cut the flesh in pieces; give them into the blender together with the other ingredients. Blend for 2 minutes until the consistence is creamy and smooth.
2. Enjoy!

It is maybe one of the simplest smoothie recipes in the world, but also one of my favorites. A ripe mango just has an amazing flavor, and it makes me truly happy that the season in Bali just started again…

Mango smoothie

Mango smoothie

Asian vermicelli salad

Asian vermicelli salad

For 2 person (as main dish or 4 as starter)

250g  rice vermicelli
1        carrot
1        cucumber
1        hand soy bean sprouts
1        hand fresh mint leaves
1        hand fresh coriander
1        hand thai basil
1        small lettuce
4-6    spring onions
3        tablespoon soy sauce
2       tablespoon rice vinegar
2       tablespoon sesame oil
1       teaspoon cayenne pepper
1       soy bean cake (or other tofu)
2       cloves of garlic

A few peanuts and basil leaves for decoration

1. Soften the vermicelli in a bowl of water (room temperature) for 2-3 minutes, then drain water and put aside. Clean the veggies under running water; Slice salad and spring onions finely and give them in a large salad bowl together with mint, coriander, thai basil and bean sprouts. Cut cucumber and carrot in thin stripes and add them into the bowl. Cut soybean cake in cubes and put aside separately.

2. Cut garlic very finely and heat up a frying pan or wok with oil, add vermicelli and stir fry well for 3-4 minutes until they are done. Put them aside to cool down a bit while preparing the dressing and tofu.

3. Heat up the pan again and add the tofu cubes; roast for a few minutes until they are light brown and a bit crispy (if you like it spicy you can add a bit dried chili or curry). For the dressing mix vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce together with cayenne pepper.

4. Mix all ingredients in the salad bowl, arrange on plates and top with basil leaves and peanuts (I love the garlic peanuts from Mr.P). Enjoy!

Asian vermicelli salad

Asian vermicelli salad

The salad also tastes great the next day, just make sure you choose a firm salad sort like romana or radicchio.

Lasagna with spinach and feta

vegetarian lasagna with spinach and feta

For 2 people

10       lasagna plates
500g fresh spinach
100g feta cheese
150g mozzarella
400ml tomato sauce
1        small red onion
2        cloves of garlic
10     leaves fresh basil
1        chili

Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Cut onion, garlic and chili very finely; clean the spinach under running water and remove the stalks. Heat up a pan with a piece of butter and roast garlic, chili and onion for 1 minute before adding the spinach. Sauté for 2 minutes; then season to taste with salt and pepper and put aside.

2. Use an oven dish that fits 2 lasagna plates next to each other. The ground layer is tomato sauce, use enough to cover the whole bottom. Then put 1 layer pasta plates on top. Use spinach and 3 tablespoon tomato sauce for the next layer, sprinkle with feta cheese. Continue until you reach the last layer, pasta covered with tomato sauce; then sprinkle with mozzarella until fully covered.

3. Bake lasagna in the oven for 25-30 minutes (180°) until the cheese is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Spinach-feta lasagna

vegetarian lasagna with spinach and feta cheese

Pumpkin – cauliflower soup with curry

Pumpkin - cauliflower soup with curry

For 2-3 people

1 small cauliflower
1/4 pumpkin
3 medium sized potatoes
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 small piece ginger
1 sweet potato
½ teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel potatoes, sweet potato and and pumpkin and cut in cubes (1-2 cm). Cut roses from the cauliflower and pit aside with the potatoes. Cut the onion in cubes and chop ginger and garlic very finely.

Garlic and ginger
2. Heat up a large pot with olive oil. Add garlic, onion and ginger and roast for 1-2 minutes before adding the vegetables and curry. Roast for another 2 minutes. Pour 500 ml of water or chicken broth over it and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft.

3. Give the soup in a blender (or use a hand blender to purée) until creamy with a little bit cream or yoghurt, add a little more water if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I garnished the soup with chili oil, it also goes well with roasted bacon cubes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin -cauliflower soup with curry and chili oil

Empty plate

Stuffed veggies from the oven

Veggies stuffed with corn, feta and mushrooms and baked in the oven

For 3-4 people (as side dish)

1   large zucchini
8   mushrooms
3   corncobs
1    large sweet potatoe
1    large potatoe
1   onion
2   cloves of garlic
2   spring onions
100g feta cheese
50g    mozzarella or gouda
3 tablespoon olive oi

Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Clean potato and sweet potato under running water; bring a pot of salted water to a boil and precook them for about 10-15 minutes until they begin to turn soft. In the last five minutes add the corncobs (cut in half).
2. Meanwhile prepare the other veggies. Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Use a teaspoon to remove the soft inner part if the zucchini (cut in half). Also carve a space in the precooked potatoes. Use the removed part for the filling.

Zucchini and mushroom prepared for the filling
3. For the filling remove the corn from one of the corncobs with a knife and put aside. Chop onion, spring onion, garlic and 4 of the mushrooms finely. Heat up a pan with one tablespoon olive oil and add the veggies. Roast for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and crumble feta into the veggie mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Filling for stuffed veggies
4. Fill the mixture in the prepared veggies and give them in a greased oven dish. Top everything with a few slices mozzarella or Gouda. Bake for about 25 minutes; let it cool down 5minutes before serving. Enjoy!

stuffed veggies baked in the oven

stuffed veggies baked in the oven

 

Summer pasta with veggies and feta-yoghurt sauce

Healthy summer pasta with veggies and feta-yoghurt sauce

For 2 people

250g penne
¼        pumpkin
1        small broccoli
1        onion
2        cloves of garlic
1        red chili
100g snow peas
50g   feta cheese
4        tablespoon full fat yoghurt
Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

1. Cut pumpkin in cubes (1cm) and cut off the broccoli roses; put aside in a bowl. Chop onion, chili and garlic and also put aside. Cut off the ends of the snow peas.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until aldente (around 10 minutes). Meanwhile heat up a pan with olive oil and add onion, garlic and chili. Roast for 1 minute before adding broccoli and pumpkin. Roast 2 minutes while stirring and add snow peas. Roast for another minute and add ½ cup pasta water. Let it simmer until the pasta is done. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. When the pasta is done drain the water and give it back in the pot. Mix very well with yoghurt and crumbled feta, before adding the veggies. Arrange on plates and enjoy!

Healthy summer pasta with veggies and feta-yoghurt sauce

Healthy summer pasta with veggies and feta-yoghurt sauce

Elbow macaroni with pesto, pepperoni and yellow zucchini

Elbow macaroni with pesto, peperoni and yellow zucchini
For 2 people

250g elbow macaronis
3-4    tablespoon pesto
1         large yellow zucchini
1        peperoni
2        cloves of garlic
1       small red onion
1       tablespoon olive oil
½      tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
50g pecorino cheese (grated)
Salt to taste

1. Cut zucchini in small cubes and pepperoni in rings and put aside. Chop onion and garlic and also put aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until aldente.
2. Meanwhile heat up a pan with olive oil and add garlic and onion. Roast for 1-2 minutes before adding the pepperoni and zucchini cubes. Roast for 2-3 minutes until the zucchini softened a little bit. Turn off heat and add the black pepper, then season to taste with salt.

Homemade pesto with chickpeas and sundried tomatoes
3. When the macaronis are done, drain water and mix the pasta with veggie mix and pesto in the pan. Arrange on plates and sprinkle with pecorino cheese. Enjoy!

Elbow macaroni with pesto, peperoni and yellow zucchini

Enchiladas with veggies and tofu

Enchiladas with veggies and tofu

For 5 enchiladas

1kg   tomotoes
5        tortilla wraps
1        onion
1        zucchini
3        cloves of garlic
1/4   pumpkin
1        can kidney beans
1        red chili
1       small salad (iceberg or romana)
1      soybeancake (or any other kind of tofu)
250g grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)

Salt and pepper to taste

1. For the tomato sauce: slice chili and garlic very finely and put aside. Cut tomatoes in small cubes. Heat up a pot with 1 tablespoon olive oil and add garlic and chili. Roast for 1 minute before adding tomato cubes and 150ml water. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, then season to taste with salt and pepper. If you want it very creamy, add sauce in a blender and puree for 1 minute.

2. While the sauce is cooking, cut onion and pumpkin in bite sized pieces and put them aside together. Slice zucchini in small pieces and chop the soybean cake. Heat up a pan with olive oil and add onion and pumpkin. Roast for 2-3 minutes before adding zucchini. Roast for another 2 minutes and remove from the pan, put aside in a bowl.

3. Heat up the pan again with very little oil and add the chopped soybean cake (you roast it separated from the veggies, so it gets crispy). Roast it for 2-3 minutes until crunchy and light brown, and then add to the veggies in the bowl. Clean salad and kidney beans under running water. Add beans to the veggies and slice salad; mix everything well in the bowl and season with salt and pepper.

4. Prepare an oven dish with ½ of the tomato sauce (the bottom should be covered completely). Now you need one tortilla wrap (I used a big plate as surface to fill the wraps). Cover 1/3 with the veggie filling and roll the wrap, then add it in the oven dish gently. Repeat with the rest of the wraps.

Veggie enchiladas step by step

If there is filling left, add it into the oven dish before covering the rolled wraps with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle everything with grated cheese and add into the oven for 20 minutes.

Enchiladas with veggies and tofu
5. If the enchiladas done and the cheese is melted, let it cool down for 5 minutes before arranging on plates. I usually serve them with rice or salad. Enjoy!

Enchiladas with veggies and tofu

 

Farfalle with sundried tomatoes and ricotta

farfalle pasta with sundried tomatoes, ricotta and herbs

For 2 people

250g   farfalle (or penne if you prefer)
200g   ricotta
100g   sundried tomatoes
50g      pecorino cheese (grated)
1           tablespoon tomato paste
1           bunch of basil
1           bunch of Italian parsley
1           onion
2           cloves of garlic
1           chili (fresh or dried)
2           tablespoon olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Chop chili, onion and garlic and put aside; cut sundried tomatoes in small pieces and put aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until aldente.

sundried-tomatoes

2. Meanwhile heat up a pan with olive oil and add onion, garlic and chili. Roast for 2 minutes before adding the tomato paste and roast for another minute while stirring. Add sundried tomatoes and roast for another minute before you season to taste with salt and pepper and turn off the heat.

ricotta and sundried tomato pasta sauce with parslex and basil

3. Chop the herbs very finely and add them in the pan together with grated pecorino. If the pasta is done, drain it and mix it with tomato-herb mix and ricotta in the pot.  Season again with salt and pepper (this sauce can contain a lot of ground black pepper), and arrange on plates. Garnish with basil leaves or parsley. Enjoy!

ricotta and sundried tomato pasta sauce with parslex and basil