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Bean soup

Kidney beans, tomatoes, chili paste, some leftover spagetti and spinach. – And some mixed vegetables I had handy in the fridge. AND ONE TOMATO FROM MY “GARDEN”!
Nice, hot and spicy! ūüėÄ

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Bean-casserole

Simple enough – kidney- & brown beans with tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet bell pepper, maize and Panang red curry paste, on a bed of mixed greens and basmati rice.


Salad for lunch is a must

I really missed it yesterday – afterwards – not having salad for lunch. Though the Kitchari was really nice at the time I ate it.

So today, back to normal. Kidneybeans, quinoa, a beetroot, ¬†kale… and more…

Yummy!


Kidney bean casserole

Hi there!

How about a hot steaming casserole a¬†rainy, windy and pretty cold day? (Summer, uh….!?!?) Here is one of my favorites, and I promise it’s easy to cook. Actually – easier than it is for me to write the recipe… I’m lousy to measure how much of this and how much of that, and then remember afterwards what I used for ingredients. But does that really matter? Experimenting is half the joy of cooking! Isn’t it? Okay! I’ll try to help you a bit on the way. Then you have to use your own mouth. Tasting and seasoning – and eating!

Ingredients!

  • IMG_5303Kidney beans – you maybe call them red beans
  • Plum-, cherry-, or cocktail tomatoes
  • A couple of cloves of garlic
  • One onion
  • Red bell pepper – or why not some green as well!
  • Broccoli – I had some left from yesterday, otherwise I would rather have¬†had fresh spinach leaves instead.
  • Butter, red chili paste or panang paste (my favorite), tomato paste, some fresh lime or lemon juice
  • Salt or some salty spice-mix¬†to taste

 Preparations

IMG_5302You make what the french cuisine call a “Mis en place”!

That is, that you make everything ready for cooking before you cook!
You rinse, measure, chop, cut, slice et cetera, and when you need the ingredient¬†in the cooking – it’s ready to put in the pot!

For this casserole you:

  • IMG_5299chop the cloves of garlic, and the onion.
  • Cut¬†the bell pepper into thin slices.
  • Pour the kidney beans in a colander and rinse them under running¬†water
  • Cut the tomatoes in halves or¬†quarters
  • Rinse and cut the broccoli into smaller pieces – or rinse the spinach leaves

Than the cooking!

  • IMG_5306Melt butter in a frying pan, add chili paste, onion and garlic. Stir and let it fry on medium temperature for about one minute. It should only soften and get a slight golden color
  • Add the tomato paste, stir and let fry for just a short while then add the beans.
  • If you have tomato pur√©, it isn’t a bad idea to add this now, and let it all simmer a couple of minutes.
  • Add bell pepper, tomatoes and broccoli – let simmer for another minute.
  • Season it with salt and lemon juice, and at last add the spinach (if you want that). Spinach should only be warm and kind of soften¬†into the course.

And so – the eating!

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… and

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… ¬†I shouldn’t really have bought these – but… you know! The crispiness!


Hot Aubergine and Tomato delight

aubergine-tomato

This¬†is how it’s done!

  • 1/3 – 1/2 aubergine – thinly¬†sliced
  • 1 big¬†tomato –¬†cut in small dices
  • 1/2 medium sized¬†red sweet¬†pepper –¬†diced
  • 1 – 2 cloves of garlic¬†–¬†finely chopped
  • parsley
  • some butter – not too little
  • ca 1 teaspoon red¬†curry paste – or more if you want it really hot
  • salt
  • lemon- or lime juice

Use a frying pan that has a lid, melt the butter and let the curry paste and the garlic gently fry for a while.

Add the aubergine and turn it around in the spiced butter as good as it gets.

Fry on low temperature for a while until the aubergine is getting soft and gaining golden color.
Add the tomato and sweet pepper, mix thoroughly and then put the lid on.

Let it simmer until the aubergine is all soft and gooey, about five minutes. Stir a couple of times.

Add fresh lemon or lime juice, and season it to taste with some salt.
Serve with mixed green salad and parsley.

Tastes good on toast or slices of bread fried crispy in butter. Or with rise. I love this to fried polenta. And you can also add for example kidney beans.