Curry burgers with sweet potato chips and greens

I’m not a huge fan of white beans. But they are perfect for vegetarian patties. Here spiced with a little heat from the curry and cayenne and served with my family’s favorite side dish; roasted sweet potatoes in thin slices baked in the oven. I had the honor of having the leftovers in my lunchbox and they were really tasty cold as well.

Curry burgers with sweet potato chips and greens 2 servingsCurrybiffar med sötpotais
240 g white beans
1/2 red onion
15 ml curry
1 ml cayenne
2.5 ml salt
1 egg
A sprinkle turmeric (mostly for color)

1 medium sweet potato
Salt and pepper

Your choice of vegetables

Preheat the oven to 437 F. Peel and slice the sweet potato very thin. Put on a baking tray and drizzle a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Put into the oven. Rinse the beans and blend in food processor with onion, egg and spices. Taste if you are happy with the curry flavor since curry differs from brand to brand. Now you can either fry the patties in a pan, or form the batter into 6-8 patties and bake in the oven. The only difference is the surface that you do not get when you do it in the oven, but on the other hand you avoid frying odors and more washing. Bake in oven for 20 minutes along with the sweet potato, flip the patties with a spatula after 15 minutes. If you fry in a pan do it first on high heat for surface and then lower the temperature pretty fast and let fry on medium heat before you flip them. Serve with sweet potato chips and greens

Cost per serving: 1.65 Euro or 2.2 USD

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Sweet Potato pattie with crunchy, sweet and sour

I love sweet potato. Sweet potato is actually not a potato, it is a herb. Sweet potato is ranked as number one by the ” Center for Science in the Public Interest ” of all vegetables because they are a so rich in dietary fiber , natural sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein, carotenoids, vitamin C, iron and calcium. Here I have made a variation of a classic Swedish dish “råraka”, but added eggs for more protein and along with tasty sides, I only got thumbs up from my guests.

Sweet Potato pattie with crunchy, sweet and sour 2 servingssötpotatisråraka
450 g sweet potatoes
3 eggs
Salt and pepper

Bacon, ham, salami or turkey
Lingonberries or lingonberry jam
Sour cream (Swedish thick yoghurt)

Peel and grate the potatoes. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper, then mix with the sweet potato. Preheat the oven to 212 F. Now you can do what you like best. Either you roast ham- turkey- or salami slices in the oven or fry bacon in a pan. Then start with the pattie. Melt some fat in a frying pan, add a scoop of the batter and spread it evenly in the pan. Bake on medium heat. Turn after 3-4 minutes. Do not make too big since they break easily, rather make small ones, and use several pans so it goes faster. Put on a baking tray and put in the oven so they stay warm. Serve with lingonberries, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Half of the pictures I took disappearedso did not get one with the sour cream, but I highly recommend it 😉

Cost per serving: 2.1 USD or 1.5 Euro

Lentil hummus with spicy pepper

Hummus is great as a snack or as a sauce for dinner. It’s also a great alternative to dip sauce, preferably with carrot and celery sticks. A classic hummus is made of chickpeas, but here I’ve made ​​a new version with red lentils as a base. It was great experiment, so this I absolutely think you should try it 😉

Lentil Hummus with spicy peppersLinshummus
100 ml  (about 80 g) uncooked red lentils
300 ml water
1 ml cayenne pepper
2 ml of paprika
1 ml salt

Boil the lentils in water until tender, about 15 minutes. Pour off excess water through a sieve. Allow to cool. Then run in a food processor along with the spices. If it is not creamy enough, add a little water, but I got the perfect consistency without.

Super Fast Indian mince gratin

Sometimes it has to really go fast. Here is a recipe for a super quick and easy ground beef casserole with a taste of India. Can easily be spiced differently, I imagine that Italian with basil and oregano are good or with a little garlic and thyme from the Mediterranean Sea. If you double the portion you get a perfect lunchbox too. Enjoy your meal!

Super Fast Indian mince gratin 1 portIndisk kgratäng snabb
100g minced beef
1 egg
1/4 yellow onion
A small carrot
1-1.5 tsp garam masala
1 fresh tomato
Grated cheese

Grate the carrot and chop the onion. Mix with minced meat, spice and egg. Add in a mold, sprinkle with grated cheese and top with a sliced ​​tomato. Run in the microwave for 3 minutes or in the oven, 390 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve with optional side dishes like salad, couscous or lightly toasted bread.

Cost per serving: about 1.8 USD or 1.4 Euro

Vegetarian Bolognese and tips for meat alternatives

I eat vegetarian food quite often, I love soups, stews and filling salads. However, I almost always use beans, lentils, sojagrytbitarfeta cheese, quinoa or eggs as protein sources. But when I went shopping the other day, I found dried soy bites. You boil these in broth and then add into your favorite stew or sauce. One package cost 3.7 dollars and contains 150 g, which gives 4 servings. One serving size is less then one dollar! Finding meat or other protein for that price is not the easiest. One serving also contains 15 grams of protein. Vegetarian or not, I recommend that you vary your food and this could be an option one or two times a week. My first try with soy bites were this simple Bolognese. Enjoy your meal 😉

Vegetarian Bolognese 2 portvegetarisk bolognese
75 g of dried soy bites
1 vegetable stock cube

100 g carrot
1/2 red onion
250 ml chopped tomatoes
1 ml cayenne pepper
5 ml oregano
Your choise of pasta

Cook soy bites in water and broth for 15 minutes or according to the package. Grate the carrots and chop the onion. Fry in a pan along with cayenne pepper. Pour in the tomatoes, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Let simmer until the soy bites are ready. Pour the broth away and add the soy bites into the tomato sauce. Serve with pasta of your choice, preferably wholegrain.

Cost per serving: about 1.5 USD or 1.1 Euro

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Wonderful fish patties from leftovers

When I cooked fish earlier this week, I got leftovers, about 100 grams of boiled cod, completely unseasoned. I took a chance and mashed it with an egg, lots of delicious herbs and fried to a great patty. It was absolutely heavenly, so I just have to tell you about it. Have no measurements on the spices but I can imagine that it was about 1-2 ml of each, a little less salt!

Wonderful fish patties from leftovers 1 portfiskbiffar av rester
100-150 g white fish, cooked or raw
1 egg
Lemon Pepper
Garlic pepper

Mash the fish with an egg (or run in the microwave it until it is cooked through if you have raw fish before adding the egg). Season well and fry patties in oil, first on high heat for a fine surface, then lower the heat and cook until done. Serve with optional side dish, but I would suggest a cold sauce of cottage cheese/quark mixed with lemon pepper. Done ☺

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Beetroot- and minced meatballs with potato wedges and garlic sauce

I like to add vegetables to my dishes. I gladly use spinach or carrots in my pancake batter or grate carrots and cabbage in minced beef sauce. So why not make meatballs with grated beets in the batter. Serve with your choice of sides, I served them with potato and carrot wedges and a cold yogurt sauce. Enjoy your meal!

Beetroot- and minced meatballs with potato wedges and garlic sauce 2 servingsrödbetsköttbullar
200 g minced beef
140 g fresh root beets
1 egg
2,5 ml of black pepper
1 ml salt

340 g potatoes
160 g carrots
100 ml thick yogurt
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 440 F. Peel the carrots and potatoes and cut into wedges. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. Peel and grate the beets. Mix with spices, minced beef and one egg. Roll the meatballs. Fry either in a pan or in the oven with the potatoes. Mix the garlic and yogurt into a sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Cost per serving: 1.35 Euro or 1.85 USD

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Aussie sweet potato salad with chickpeas, feta and sun-dried tomatoes

I really don’t know if this dish is so Australian but I ate a similar salad in Sydney when I was there last winter, so for me it is. It is a tasty, simple and filling vegetarian salad. By micro-bake sweet potato you save a lot of time but if you want to, you can of course bake it in the oven too.

Aussie sweet potato salad with chickpeas, feta and sun-dried tomatoes 2 servingsaustralienskisksallad
One large weet potatoes
1,5 serving of couscous
100 g chickpeas
25 g feta cheese
4 sun-dried tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Start by boiling the couscous. (Hittar inget bra ord)several holes in the whole sweet potato with a potato stick or fork. Put it on a plate and run in the microwave at maximum power for about 4 minutes, turn the potato around and run again for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse the chickpeas, chop the tomatoes and blend with each other. Take the sweet potato and cut in half. Scoop out the contents and cut into pieces. Mix with chickpeas and couscous. Add salt and pepper. Top with chopped feta cheese. Done! Works great cold too if you want it as a lunch box 😉

 Cost per serving: 1 USD or 0,9 Euro

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Fish in a package with orange and carrot

I am so happy when the orange season starts each year. Not only do they taste better they are cheaper too. Orange works great in cooking. Previously I made chicken with orange but this time it was fish. Fish in a package is a favorite, it’s so easy and fast! If you would run out of baking paper, you can do it directly in a baking dish too. Oranges, carrots and basil, yum J Hope you like it !

Fish in a package with orange and carrot 2 serving Fisk med morot och apelsin2
Approximately 300 g of white fish
200g carrots
1/2 squeezed orange (about 60-75 ml)
10 ml basil

Serve with steamed broccoli and potato or parsnip mash

Cook the broccoli in a pan and potatoes or parsnips in another. Grate the carrots and squeeze the orange. Place the fish divvied on two sheets of baking paper. Spread the carrot and then pour over the orange juice and the spices. Tie the packets up and place on a plate. Run in the microwave for 3-4 minutes (depending on the size of the fish and how well it is thawed) or in the oven at 347 Ffor 10-12 minutes. Serve all together and take a look at the beautiful plate before you dig in . Enjoy your meal!

Cost per serving: about 1.7 Euro or 2.3 USD

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Homemade kale chips

Kale belongs on the Christmas table, according to most people. But for me they are just as important on the living room table on Friday nights. Try it now, because kale is extra cheap after Christmas. And please, don’t be skeptical, everybody who have tried my chips have loved it 😀 Make a big batch because it shrinks quite a lot before they are finished.

Homemade kale chips
Optional amounts kale
Oil of your choice
Optional spices (preferably combine salt and chili)
Rinse the kale thoroughly. Cut off the stem and split the leaves into bite-size. Place in a bowl. Drizzle a little oil over the cabbage, you don’t need a lot! Season and then massage the seasoning and oil in kale.

Spread out on a baking sheet. When it comes to roasting, there are different ways to do it depending on how much time you have. On 160 F for at least an hour where you open the oven door and ventilate every now and then, or at 300 F for half an hour. All ovens are different, but they should be really crispy so do not take them out too early! Just check that they don’t burn 😉

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