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New52 Foodie Project. Week 8.

Today’s recipe is from a German cookbook called “Der Küchenchef – Vegetarisch” (The chef – vegetarian) which I got for only a few Euros the other day.

Cover Der Küchenchef vegetarisch

I forgot to take pictures of my finished meal again, but there is a lovely photograph in the book that shows the Chili-Tofu Tortillas in a much better way than I could have done.

Chili-Tofu Tortillas image

Chili-Tofu-Tortillas

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New52 Foodie Project. Week 5

Today’s recipe is for a meal that is cheap, easy, quick and delicious. If you are someone who likes to scrape up the rest of the tomato sauce with a piece of white bread this is for you. John found the recipe for a Bread and Tomato Gratin in The Guardian online and I had to try it out at the next opportunity.

It is great for leftover, stale bread and if you have a jar of nice ready made tomato sauce (or frozen homemade one) this is the quickest meal ever.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures, but I didn’t have room for them anyway. However, on The Guardian you will see a picture that will make your mouth water.

Bread and Tomato Gratin

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NEW52 Foodie Project. Week 4

So far my foodie project is going really well. I am enjoying trying out dishes and it is a great way to discover new favourites.

Last weekend I made Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta, a recipe I saw in a Weekend Cooking post on the Squirrel Head Manor blog and knew I had to make it, it looked so delicious!

It is very easy to make and if you eat baguette with it instead of the suggested rice, it is a quick und uncomplicated meal. Not that rice is a difficult side dish, but it is extra work and I try to avoid extra work whenever I can, :).

Alterations: As I have mentioned before in a comment to a previous post I often substitute the REAL thing for the feta made from cow milk because I prefer the less intense taste. Plus, as usual I am using frozen prawns.

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Tomatoes with feta and shrims

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NEW52 foodie project. week 3

I saw this recipe for Garlicky tortellini with shrimps and arugula on a weekend cooking post by Caite in March last year and entered it into my Plan to Eat recipes (see my blog post about Plan To Eat here) for later.  It sounded really nice, but for some reason I never got around to buying arugula. No idea why. With my new project, however, I gave myself a kick and went to an organic market to get some.

I should have done this much sooner because this meal immediately became a family favourite. I have made it twice already and will definitely make it very soon again. Surprisingly the kids love it, even though normally they would not touch arugula with a ten foot pole. It is uber-yummy – a little garlicky (you might think the garlic is way too much, but it is not), lemony, pasta, shrimps – absolutely delicious!
Alterations: Vegetable broth instead of chicken broth that the original recipe called for. Also I changed the measurements to ml and adjusted them to the amount of pasta we have in our packs. For original amounts see Caite’s post. As I am using frozen shrimps, I just took them out of the freezer, seasoned and stir fried them before adding them to the pasta.

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NEW52 foodie project. week 2

This week the new recipe was “Spanish Bagels”, which is a great in between snack or quick lunch (or dinner). I have had this Bagels Book for ages – it is one of those books sold cheap from grab tables in book shops – but I never made anything from it. When I saw bagels at a local bakery, I picked them up without any specific plan and then at home remembered this cook book. Convenient!

Bagels

I changed the recipe slightly and added the cheese to the egg-veggie-mixture instead of garnishing the bagel at the end.

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NEW52 foodie project. week 1

My week 1 of my NEW52 foodie project went well. I made a recipe I found in this cookbook that I got for Christmas last year. It is a German cookbook called “Vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine”, just my kind of thing. Look at the garlic bulb!

Vegetarische Mittelmeerküche

The recipe is called “Vegetable gratin with Feta” and it was delicious, just not a big hit with the kids. They only looked at it and then asked for bread instead.

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Weekend Cooking: NEW 52 foodie project in 2013

I haven’t done a weekend cooking post in ages, but I am planning to change that. As a scrapbooker I am always looking out for new projects and for 2013 I am planning a “NEW 52 project”. You can read a bit more about that kind of project at the blog of One Little Bird Designs, but basically it involves doing one thing that is new to you each week.

I decided to limit my new experiences each week to recipes and am planning to try out one new recipe each week and – if it turns out nice – scrapbook a recipe card to create a special little cookbook at the end of the year. That way, I am forced to look through the umpteen cookbooks we have (or peruse all your weekend cooking posts) and finally cook something else than our staple meals, at least once a week.

So prepare for a recipe post every week in the new year!

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