So healthy junk food

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Vegetarian hamburger (vegetarian steak, ogorki, lamb’s lettuce, mustard, sweet tomato sauce, Our sauce BBQ)
Potatoes and mushrooms sauté

Back from the swimming pool. Tired and smelling bleached. But with a big appetite! So, I ran in the kitchen to make us something fulfilling which would be a little special as we had the chance to be together this evening.
Bear was the one who introduced me to junk food when we started to date. I know he misses it from time to time, so I wanted to treat him with a healthy vegetarian version. He’s totally charmed, and this hamburger is his favourite.
I gave two shots to this recipe before finding what I was really looking for. And for the bread, the recipe is just the one of milk bread loaf that you mould into a hamburger bread form, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake in a pot.

Pea and mustard sauce, polenta and boiled veggies

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Polenta medals
Pea and mustard sauce
-Boiled vegetables (carrot, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, turnip)

Bear is really fan of polenta medals. So, I try to make some from time to time. This time I added some boiled vegetables with a pea and mustard sauce. The result was amazing though the ingredients are truly ordinary. Have a try!
Just a little tip for the vegetables, you can boil them all in the same pan full with water, just start with the turnip, rutabaga and carrots. When nearly tender add the Brussels sprouts (they only need 5 minutes of boiling).

A French version is available here.

The pie-maker

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Tart with béchamel, peas, aubergine, courgette, tomato, mushrooms

I’m a lazy girl. A little sick too. So I spent some time watching Pushing daisies, and with all these pies in front of me I couldn’t resist! I believe you’ll see a few pies coming up in the next posts! I love them, as one can play with the ingredients the spices and that it will make two to three meals for us too. I will usually add a few side dishes to highlight the tart part. Pies is the solution for overbooked persons which still want to eat healthily.
Speaking about being in a hurry and cooking just give a look at Michael Pollan essay Out of the kitchen, onto the Couch. It’s a brilliant article analysing America’s cooking tendency: watching food shows better than cooking truly. I thank mimi54 for pointing this article out to me.