Watercress fluffy soup

Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé

Watercress fluffy soup.

I was not pretty hungry this evening, as we had lunch at one of these vegetarian self you can find in Warsaw. Usually I can’t even finish my plate there. All of them offer a choice between ten meals and two daily menus. I had a hard time to choose between pierogi, tortillas or soja chop, all of them served with kasha or rice and salads (sauerkraut, cucumber, carrot, cabbage,…).

However, when I came home I was so happy as finally my watercress sprouts were ready. At last I could try a home-made watercress soup. (I’ve only tasted these dry soup coming out of a package…)
I went through my books, and as usual, didn’t follow even partly what was written (why do I buy books…?)
The result was gorgeous! Wonderfully fluffy and so healthy. So have a go!

Fresh pasta and tomato sauce party

Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé

Fresh barley pasta
Home-made tomato and olive sauce.

I met a new friend. As usual, a foreigner: she’s American, and has little access to a kitchen. She was always saying that she was dreaming of cooking fresh pasta with tomato sauce. It’s not the most fashion meal but somehow it recalled her home.
So when I had my pasta machine back, we agreed to do a cooking evening. And to spice the pasta up I used some barley flour.

We had planned to go to the swimming pool in the afternoon. We were told that they was one in the culture and science palace (don’t you think that’s weird?). So we met there. No swimming-pool to be seen…After asking a few persons, we finally found where in the palace it was.
We enter. We try to ask where we should go as we do not find any place to buy tickets.
So with all our polish we asked:
-Czy Pan movie po angielsku? (Do you speak english?)
-Nie (No). (Hey, they understood!)
Well, moving arms and mimicking swimming we were granted a few answers. One was the name of the street, the other one was to go down the stairs. We chose second option. We went. And we were quickly caught back by a angry Polish keeper who was shouting at us…
Well, first thing:
-Nie movie po polsku, nie rozumiem. (I don’t speak polish, I don’t understand)
And then, he told us that the other keeper knew a little English. We went, he didn’t speak nothing but polish. We were stuck.
We ended by phoning a girl who spoke English and Polish, explain the situation, give the phone to the keeper, have it back to have a translation:
This swimming-pool is opened for students not for the public, we should go elsewhere. Finally, we just walked back home and enjoyed making our pasta!

Flower power…

Bento content
-Heart shaped polenta crackers
Heart red beans veggie burgers
-Celery stalk, watercress, mushroom
Home-made tomato olive sauce
-Red cabbage flower with orange pepper stems.

It’s winter. There are less and less summer veggies on the market. But somehow I enjoy eating veg raw at lunch. So to spice up my raw veggies I just added some watercress, polenta crakers and red beans veggie burger to balanced the meal. It took me quite a while to manage these heart formed patties, and somehow…you don’t see it! Geez…

Spinach and soya lasagne

Spinach and soya lasagne
-Vegan cookies with coffee.

While I was in Paris I met Bisounours_51 with his suitcase full…And there was my pasta machine. Oh, I was really released. I couldn’t bring it when I came the first time because of the weight.
So to celebrate this, we made a lasagne when back in Warsaw! So yummy with whole wheat fresh pasta sheets!

Red cabbage okara veggie burger

Bento, Zoé, Vegetarian

Bento content
Red cabbage okara veggie burger
-Celery stacks and leaves, orange pepper flowers
Potato scones
-Californian maki with cheese
Home-made tomato sauce with red beans
Roasted pumpkin seeds

As I told you, I make my own soya milk, soya yoghurt, silken tofu..Therefore I’m left with okara: the residue of the grounded soya seeds.
What could I probably do with it? Veggie burgers definitively!
I made a vegan recipe by replacing one egg by 2 tsp of potato starch and 1/4 cup of water.

Tidying finish!

Hi! I was unhappy about the mess I had in my LJ blog…There were really no way to find a recipe even if I updated the recipe page properly!
So I figured out that I really should roll up my sleeves and do something. And Saturday morning I came with this solution:
Photos, chit-chatting and recipe titles would be on one blog, and recipes on another. (See the right sidebar)
The best way to surf on the recipe blog is by categories or through the search program. As there are no photos you have to rely on the tags of each post which give all the ingredients needed for the recipe.

It took me quite a while to import and go though all my previous post on LJ. But now, the tags and categories should be correct.

I hope this will make it easier to surf here. I would enjoy feed back through comments or mail. Thanks a lot!

All vegetarian recipes have been uploaded on the recipe blog. The few omnivore ones appearing are linked to LJ.

Carrot and orange soup with courgette burgers

Evening meal
Carrot and orange purée
Lens and courgette veggie burger

I didn’t have much inspiration. I’ve got a cold and I just wanted to do a quick healthy and full of vitamins dinner. And what can be better than a colourful carrot soup with veggie patties?