Veggie Day

“So what DO you eat if you hate garlic and onions so much?”, I hear you ask (to be honest, I don’t, but it sounds like a promising starter, at least to me – it contains ‘hate garlic’ for example).

Well, for one thing, since you’re asking: I like my veggies to taste very much like themselves, thank you very much, so I don’t use much additional stuff, often.

A natural born snob that I am, I also love me some spices and herbs, especially those tasting a bit like cinnamon (there are a few chemical components all of these natural born taste enhancers that I prefer will contain, but I haven’t memorized the names – yet.)

So basil, cloves, coriander, cardamom, cumin, allspice and also black pepper, curry, garam masala and some Arabic spice mixes will make me a very happy moose. Needless to say I put cinnamon, cloves and stuff in salty meals, like spinach, kale, veggie curry, stew, lentil/bulgur/couscous dishes … Recently, I’ve been using lavender quite a lot to make those even more interesting.

And then, there’s always veggie crisps (chips) to try out, which  I did today – it’s so simple!

You make sure your thin slices of beetroot, parsnip and celery are coated with some olive oil and salted (but not too much!), then put them on a sheet of baking paper and bake them approximately 10 minutes at 180-200 °C (my pre-heated oven made charcoal out of the first batch at 200°, because they were too thin).

Damn tasty, this stuff, and cheaper than the painstakingly ordered and impatiently waited for English veggie crisps that saved my life in Paris.


P1180285Next experiment: kale chips!


2 responses to “Veggie Day

  • kaneli

    Enkrat sem naredila pastinakov cips/pomfri po nekem receptu, videnem v finski life-style kuharski oddaji – s kurkumo, limoninim sokom in malo medu. Se kar OK, ceprav sedaj ugotavljam, da mi pastinak zal ni prevec vsec… pa tako je zdrav (in poceni in vse). Od zacimb poleg sveze bazilike presenetljivo obozujem drobnjak – in to kljub temu, da tudi jaz ne maram cesna.🙂
    P.S.: V finskem Lidlu se dobi ful dober bio rzeni kruh (pakiran krog z luknjo in postrezene velike kvadratne strucke). Da vesta za drugic.😉

    • alcessa

      Od vseh 3 zelenjav je pastinak najmanj okusen, ja. Je pa zato gomolj zelene naravnost izvrsten, pesa je vrhunska, sedaj pa sanjam še o korenju … Zaenkrat sem v posodo dala malce olivca in soli ter zelenjavo malce pomešala, naslednjič pa bom dodala še timijan … črn poper?🙂

      Hvala za nasvet, Lidla sva se izogibala, ker sva mislila, da imajo samo “domačo” nemško robo … Recept za kruh z luknjo pa sem tudi že našla, bomo videli, kako bo …

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