Category Archives: Vegeterian Mains

Spring onions, tomatoes & red lentils with Indian spices

red lentils meal

The recipe for this Indian style dish is from a brochure I picked up at Whole Foods Market in London some time ago. The brochure gives ideas for healthy dishes with whole grains. Quite informative.

I don’t cook with lentils so much, because I don’t know so many good recipes. That’s why I follow quite a few vegeterian or vegan food blogs to learn more, because lentils are so delicious and rich in protein.

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Almost summer night and grilled oven vegetable bliss

I really enjoy having just grilled vegetables. And at the moment with the E. coli outbreak in Germany having salad and raw vegetables without a weird feeling is quite difficult. I was standing in the vegetables section last night starring at the super juicy tomatoes but still not feeling ready despite the rescindment of the official warning. I went for the aubergines and courgettes in the end.

grilled vegetables close up
grilled vegetables and candlelight

Today was a beautiful night and although I came back home quite late because of my Wednesday Mandarin class, I still wanted to make some food and sit outside. I guess it is really inspiring to see all the fully packed restaurants with people sitting outside when coming home.

Making oven vegetables is a quick and easy thing to do and it’s healthy and super yummy. My adivce is to use different fresh herbs based on availabilty and a lot of good quality olive oil. And give it up for GARLIC!

What you need for a pure vegetable bliss:

  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 peppers
  • Some garlic cloves
  • 3 small onions
  • Green olives
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Good quality olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Three easy steps:

  • Cut the veg into rough pieces and spread them on a baking tray
  • Add herbs, salt and pepper and a lot of olive oil
  • Put in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes on 180°C
  • Mushroom Risotto with Roquefort

    Yesterday I overdid my love for cheese. Seriously. The Roquefort I bought for the mushroom risotto was so good that I already pinched a lot while cooking and then I carried it to extremes by putting the whole 200g piece into the risotto. It was super tasty but afterwards we were so stuffed..

    risotto mushrooms

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