Mango Coconut Curry

There’s a day for everything on IG. I’ve recently become familiar with #turmerictuesday and I think I finally know how to spell it. This sweet and spicy mango coconut curry is full of the yellow gold, and based on a recipe that I found on @plants_are_delicious. I always freestyle when I cook, so here’s my take:

Ingredients
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tsp paprika powder
400 ml coconut milk
2 tbsp spicy mango chutney
1 lime, the juice
2 tsp vegetable stock powder
400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 carrots, sliced
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
Salt
200 g baby spinach or kale
For serving: basmati rice, coriander, lime, roasted natural cashews and roasted coconut flakes.

Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil on medium heat until soft. Add spices and fry for a minute. Add coconut milk, mango chutney, lime juice and vegetable stock powder and stir until combined. Bring to boil and add chickpeas, carrot and mango. Add salt to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, until carrots are starting to soften. At last, add spinach or kale just before serving.

Olive & Ajvar Pasta

A quick pasta dish with Mediterranean flavours. Garlic and onions, sliced mushrooms and zucchini, white cabbage, baby spinach leaves and green olives. Then I added some ajvar relish, fresh rosemary, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Served it with pasta (shaped as wild animals – the kids’ choice and the only animals we eat!), topped it with more olives, flat-leaf parsley and a spoonful of ajvar. Easy peasy!

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Fennel & Hazelnut

Ready to get your oven do the job for you?
Slice peeled butternut squash and fennel in 1,5 cm thick slices. Cut a handful of cocktail tomatoes in half. Put everything on an oven tray covered with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 225 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
While waiting, coarsely chop hazelnuts and two cloves of garlic. Toast in a pan with a generous amount of olive oil.
Serve the roasted vegetables with spaghetti, hazelnuts and garlic oil. Top with fresh sage.

Nacho Bake

Does nachos count as #tacotuesday? Anyway, this is a favourite in my family, based on a recipe from @welldonesthlm. Cover an oven tray with parchment paper, and spread out nacho chips and tortillas cut in pieces. Cover with soy minced (fried with onion, garlic, cumin, paprika and some tinned tomatoes) and sweetcorn. Use vegan cheese on top if you like that. Bake in the oven at 225 degrees for about 15 minutes. Top with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, lime wedges, salsa (I like pineapple in mine!), vegan sour cream and coriander. Serve with the joy of life – guacamole.

Caesar Salad

I’ve been dreaming of creamy, delicious caesar dressing for a while. And there it was! I mixed to recipes from @nora_cooks_vegan and @thehiddenveggies. I don’t like the sharp taste of raw garlic, so I sautéed them gently before mixing. I served the dressing (yes – the dressing is the star here!) with Romaine lettuce, fried mushrooms, bread croutons and carrot “bacon”. (I’ll get back with a recipe for that. Fake bacon is great for us like pigs to be kept alive – check out the hashtag #gillagris – hijacked by vegans in an initiative from the great @javligtgott).
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Dressing
2 dl soaked cashews
3 cloves of garlic, sauteed
1 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp capers, drained
1 dl water
1/4 nori sheet
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Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until very smooth and creamy. Add generously to your Caesar salad. Store any leftovers in a jar in the fridge and use within 2-3 days.

Pasta Pesto

A deep green, healthy pesto with lots of iron and flavour. Use 1 dl each of lightly roasted natural cashews and sunflower seeds and 2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves and double the amount of baby spinach. Sauté 3 sliced cloves of garlic in olive oil until just soft. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Add 0,75 dl of olive oil, 0,5 dl of nutritional yeast and 0,5 tsp salt. Blend until smooth but still a bit crunchy. Serve with spaghetti and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.

Beetroot, Beans & Almond Feta Salad

Oh summer, please come back! I comfort myself with this salad while waiting for the rain to pass. Beetroot and goat’s cheese is a classic combination, but instead I use my favourite – the almond feta. You can find a step by step instruction in my Stories highlights on Instagram! @neverenoughgreens

Cook whole bulghur (or other grain) in vegetable stock and tumeric.
Chop 2 cloves of garlic. Sauté in a pan in olive oil on medium heat together with 1 can of large white beans, rinsed and drained, and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Take aside. Next, heat pre-cooked and quartered beetroots in the same pan.
Serve bulghur, beets and beans together with crumbled almond feta cheese, coarsely chopped almonds and fresh rosemary. Season with olive oil, white vinegar, salt and black pepper.

Bibimbap

I just love these different bowls with cool names! Here’s a favourite – vegan bibimbap. The rice serves as a base, and is topped with ginger and lime marinated black beans, bean sprouts, garlic sautéed mushrooms and baby spinach, watermelon cubes, vegan mayo and – most importantly – spicy kimchi. A simple dressing with soy sauce, rice vinegar, roasted sesame oil and agave syrup. Recipe inspired by “Vego på 30 minuter” by @welldonesthlm.

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Sauce

The perfect side to your summer barbecue, or as a main with a green side salad. Crispy baked potatoes and garlic sauce – can’t go wrong with this combo!

Boil 600 g new potatoes until almost soft. Put on a tray covered with parchment paper, and carefully press each potato down with the bottom of a glass or something similar.
Chop 5 cloves of garlic. Sauté on medium heat in 3 tbsp of olive oil.
Brush potatoes with the oil and half of the garlic from the pan.
Bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until golden and crisp on top.
Mix 1 dl of oat fraiche, 1 dl vegan mayo, the sautéed garlic and oil, the zest from 1 lemon and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Coarsely chop a bunch of dill and add to the sauce. Season with salt.

Spaghetti with Tomato and Capers

A simple yet flavourful pasta dish with salty capers and olives and lots of garlic, perfect for a weeknight dinner.

250 g cocktail tomatoes
1 large tomato
4 cloves of garlic
olive oil
20 kalamata olives
50 g capers
2 tsp miso paste
2 tbsp white wine
fresh basil

Finely chop garlic and sauté in olive oil on medium heat.
Cut the large tomato in pieces. This will add extra juice to the sauce. Add tomato chunks and cocktail tomatoes to the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes until soft.
Add miso paste and wine to the pan, together with olives and capers. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
Serve with spaghetti and fresh basil.