Indian Style: Vegetarian Curry Zoodle Stir

If you don’t know about my attitude towards spice and seasonings I will tell you now. I love the variety but still I have some preferences : cinnamon, curry, cayenne pepper and black pepper.

And I -a German foodie- just made up a healthy Indian Style recipe including all these (except cinnamon) plus a lot of vegetable.

So here you go:image

Ingredients:

(2 Servings)

2 big zucchinis

5 carrots

250g champignons

250g baby tomatoes

300g quark/ Greek yoghurt

Black pepper

Cayenne pepper

Curry

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Instructions:

1. Wash the vegetables.

2. Cut the champignons, tomatoes and carrots

3. Boil the carrot slices in some water in a huge pan.

4. While this prepare ย  Zoodles ย (for further instructions click on the word).

5. Pour 95% of the water the carrots have been in in a mug to drink it later (it contains lots of vitamins๐Ÿ˜‰) .

6. Add champignons, tomatoes and zoodles and slow down the heat a little.

7. When the zoodles are al dente turn of the heat completely and add curry and pepper to taste.

8. Stir in the quark/Greek yoghurt.

9. You might want to add more pepper or curry.

10. There you go, enjoy!

Love,

Katie๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

Grandma’s Healthy Tomato Soup

Grandma’s Healthy Tomato Soup

Since so many of you liked my Grandmaโ€™s Healthy Veggie Casserole I decided to share another recipe from my grandma๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿปโค๏ธ with you. I only changed one ingredient to make it healthier.
Excited to try?

Letโ€™s go!๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ

Ingredients:

tomatoes
2-3 onions
200g quark/Greek yoghurt
1 spoon of butter
salt
pepper

As a topping: fresh basil

Optional: thin carrot pieces or rice

Instructions:

1. Wash the tomatoes and slice the onions.
2. Cook the tomatoes together with the onions.
3. Blend it (like Beckham๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚)
4. Stir in the butter and the quark/Greek yoghurt
5. Add salt and pepper to taste
๐Ÿ™ŠYou might want to add some tomato paste if the taste of the tomatoes is too watery.
6. Serve with basil and pepper
7. Enjoy either this way or add some cooked rice or some tiny raw carrot pieces

Love,
Katie๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ and her grandmaโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Grandma’s Healthy Veggie Casserole

Today I want to share a recipe with you my grandma cooked for me this week.
I ate a real mountain because it was so good and only with my favorite vegetables.๐Ÿฒ

Here is the recipe:

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Ingredients:

1kg broccoli
800g carrots (8-10 carrots)
500g sweetheart cabbage

Opt. Diced and smoked chicken

(Granny included the chicken and cooked som potatoes for us in a seperate bowl coz I don’t like them too soft๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜)

1 spoon butter
1 1/2 spoon flour
Milk

To taste:
Salt and Pepper
Broth powder

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Instruction:

1. Cook the vegetable until it is almost done.Arrange them in a casserole mold.

2. Melt the butter

3. Add the flour and keep stirring until there are no more clots.

4. Add as much milk as you want and add salt, pepper and broth powder.

5.Keep stirring for one more minute.

6. Pour it over the vegetable and bake it for about 20-25 minutes at (200 degrees Celsius).

Enjoy!!!

Love,โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Katie๐Ÿ“ and her grandma๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป

PS: Is there a Grandma’s day? I mean is there something like Mother’s Day? If not at least my grandma and I had the rest of Motherday’s (which was yesterday, when granny cooked this delicious casserole)ย dessert.

Raspberry Yoghurt bread pudding

First of all I want to say thank you to the most beautiful and gorgeous human on earth: my mum. I love you mum!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Today is Motherโ€™s Day and I am so glad that this day excists, because we often forget about all the efforts our mums do and this is a reminder to give something back.

So today is a great chance to show your mum how much you love her!๐Ÿ’•

 

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Mother and daughter!

Why do not make her a delicious breakfast?๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‡

That is how we started this morning: a delicious breakfast outside in the garden.๐ŸŒž

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And what about some healthy extra sweetness?๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ

 

Well, therefore I will share the recipe of this super delicious Raspberry Yoghurt Bread Pudding (which can be a cake if you do it a little bit different ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ see instructions) with you now!๐ŸŽ‚

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And it is not only meant to delight your mujm on Motherโ€™s day. Make her happy any day of the year!

Ingredients:

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The crust:

 

4 Weetabix

20g whole wheat flour

40g sweetener or sugar

8g vanilla sugar

40g melted butter

1/2 tsp baking soda

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The pudding:

 

300g raspberries (fresh or frozen)

250g    low fat yoghurt

1 lemon

6 leaves gelantine

90g sweetener/sugar

3 egg whites

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Instructions:

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Unfreeze the berries first if they were frozen. Mix together the yoghurt with the juice of the lemon and stir in the sugar, before you add the gelatine (look for instructions on its packaging). Beat the egg whites if you want cake, if not: don’t!

When the mass starts to jelly add the stiff egg white.

Pour the cream onto the crust and place it in the freezer for at least 4 hours.๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

Enjoy your refreshing cake /  bread pudding (if you want the consistency of pudding do not beat the egg whites) !๐Ÿฐ

Love,
Katie๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

Baked Eggplants

Before I introduce you into my brandnew recipe๐Ÿ’ฅ I want to let you know about all the great benefits of eggplants.๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†Eggplants are not only a delicious but also a very healthy vegetable. Of course, in general vegetables are known for being good for your health but most people could not guess how good eggplants are for you and your body.๐Ÿ˜‰

 

In addition to featuring a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity. A lot of studies have proved that Phytonutrients protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals and in turn prevent tumor growth and invasion and spread of cancer cells. They also stimulate detoxifying enzymes within cells and promote cancer cell death.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ

From animal studies it is also proved that the juice of eggplants decreases a high blood cholesterol and weight level.๐Ÿ˜

Dietary fibers are already recognized as important factors in weight management because they increase satiety and reduce your appetite, making you feel fuller for longer and thereby lowering your overall calorie intake. Since eggplant is already low in calories, it makes a great part of a health and balanced diet.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Okay, enough for now, I guess you are more than excited to try the new recipe now!๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ingredients:

For two persons:

4 eggplants

200g cottagecheese

4tsp of low-fat quark/ Greek yoghurt

2 big tomatoes

2 carrots

 

Herbs and spices of your choice. I recommend black pepper, cayenne pepper, curry, chives and fresh curry.

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Instructions:

1. Clean the vegetables.

2. Cut the eggplants into halves, cut a holes in their middle and place them on a baking trail.

3. Fill the holes with cottagecheese and diced tomatoes.

4. Cover the rest with quark/yoghurt before you add some spice.

5. Cut the carrots into slim streaks and place them on top of the eggplant. You can add more cheese or quark before you add herbs such as curry or chives.

6. Put youโ€™re the baking trail in your oven. Depending on your oven it takes about 25-40 minutes until you can enjoy your amazing meal!

Of course you can create a lot of other variations. For example I only used tomatoes and Greek goat cheese, or tomatoes and Parmesan without cutting a hole.

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Light and Easy Zoodles – Pasta made of Zuchini

Summer is coming! I can feel it!

As May started the sun started to shine again, too. At lest that is the case in Germany..

Summer means sun, fun, swimming in the sea, heat, BBQ’s in the evenings and a lot more. But sometimes the heat makes it difficult to find the right thing to cook, right?

So be prepared to learn how to cook a quick dinner in only 5 minutes with simple and few ingredients!

 

 

First of all you need either a vegetable peeler or better specific gadget which looks similar to this one:

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Ingredients:

1 couragette per person

Additionally you might want a sauce, parmesan, cottage cheese and pepper, or some olive oil and sun dried tomatoes.

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If you scroll down to the button you get to know the greatest benefits of courgette/zucchini ;-)!

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Instructions:

  1. Clean the couragette and cut it into three pieces
  2. Make vegetti/zoodles out of them
  3. Add the topping of your choice
  4. Either enjoy them cold (perfect for hot summer days!) or heat them up in the microwave

 

I hope you all like it!

Love, Katie

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Good to know:

-Courgette is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provide only 17 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its peel is good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and offers some protection against colon cancers.

-Courgette hold relatively moderate amounts of folates; provides 24 ยตg or 6% of RDA per 100 g. Folates are important in cell division and DNA synthesis. When taken adequately during early pregnancy it can help prevent neural tube defects in the fetus.

-Courgette is rich in vitamin A.