Veggie kurokke with walnut kabosu creamy pesto

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Let’s make crispy kurokke (Japanese croquettes) of kabocha and green veggies, with a creamy pesto dip. That’s quick, easy, healthy, yummy.

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Green : I mashed steamed favas (broad beans) with a fork, added diced steamed broccoli stalks, salt, pepper, a little kabosu lime zest.
Orange : I mashed the flesh of steamed kabocha pumpkin with salt and paper. Added boiled black edamame beans.

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I’ve toasted bread crumbs, added black pepper and a few chili flakes. Rolled the balls in it.
NB : you can sprinkle oil on the crumbs before toasting for a more fried taste.

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They can be eaten cold, in a bento lunch box. Or reheated.

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In the blender : basil, salt, garlic, walnut, a little grated zest of kabosu lime, a little juice. Then I’ve added silky tofu to get the creamy texture.

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Serve the sauce as a dip for the kurokke.

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Broccoli basil dosa

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An Indian style pancake with *local* produce. That would be a breakfast, that’s great for a hot hot day brunch too.

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For the batter, rinse and soak lentils with brown rice, at least overnight. My ration 1:1 is high in lentils, I like it.
The next day, put the mix in the blender, add salt, turmeric and a little baking powder.

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Add cut broccoli stalks and shredded basil. Mix a little more. If you have some broccoli florets you can cut them and add in the batter without remixing.

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Cook thick crepes.

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Summer kabocha, boiled then refried with spices, onion, ginger, garlic.

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Completed with edamame beans.

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Fish and broccoli green curry, steamed sticky rice

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Variation on a classic. The green coconut milk curry and balls of rice to dip in it.

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The little originality is I’ve used fish (cod fish) instead of meat. Then broccoli and goya.

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The sticky rice in bamboo basket (recipe).

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Served in a bowl with pakuchi (coriander).

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Grab a little rice and enjoy…

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March wrap up

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Veggie creamy cheesy broccoli delight

The memo about last month’s delicacies…
Of course, the season is tenderly green and full of eggs.

Tsubomina, bud veggie is a star, present in several posts.

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Brioche pascale. Baking my nest for Easter.

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The delicious black bean burger and its ‘Ramen burger

Also hot topics :

Steamed rice (okowa)

The dairy free : Soy milk – Sesame milk – Soy yogurt – Coconut yogurt…

Sprouty rolled cabbage

Okono-minute, the quickest ‘yaki’

Tofaye, the ultimate potato pot

For tea, season Japanese sweets :

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pink and white sakura mochisakura baked donutsakura waffle black sesame purin’ strawberry daifuku little eggs sakura an cream

More wagashi tea sweets.

And for desserts, Easter flying bells diffuse a scent of chocolate in the air. Some cakes that are healthy… well, not too over the top :

2013-03-27Chocolat.
Coffee sunglassesGâteau truffe aux kumquatsWhite chocolate cinnamon apple cake Raspeberry choco-carob cakeWhite chocolate Kirschtorte (no bake ‘n healthy) (bottom photo)

More chocolate sweets.

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Okara gold nuggets, a shiny veggie lunch

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A healthy quick lunch. Veggies, fibers and super healing spice turmeric. In addition, it’s delicious.

The main ingredient is okara, the fiber left when you make soy milk. Here we can buy it in any supermarket, but I had some home-made. (DIY soy milk and okara).

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The patties are very simply made of :
-cooked okara
-a little potato starch for binding
-a good dose of turmeric,
-salt, pepper
-minced onion
-bits of broccoli
-mint
Mix and cook.

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Till golden !

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Paprika powder, onion, garlic and ginger flavor this stir-fry of daikon radish and stalks and tsubomina.

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With boiled potatoes. You have meal.

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Chicken in hot sesame sauce and coconut yogurt

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An Asian fusion lunch.
The main dish is a chicken curry with Thai red curry paste, but I have used pasted sesame (tahini) instead of coconut milk. I’ve added broccoli and yuzu too. A good mix.

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To go with steamed rice.

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That’s my first plant based yogurt and I really like it. I should have tried that before as that’s easy.
I have mixed warmed canned coconut milk and some soy yogurt that I bought. I have only added a little sugar to the milk.
After a night in the yogurt maker, I let it one day in the fridge. Some white liquid was floating over “water”. I have mixed once, then it stayed mix for several days. The result is liquid as I expected since the commercial yogurt is thickened with agar. It becomes sour from the second day, so patience is necessary. Then it can be kept… 4 days so far (it’s the second batch).

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With crushed mint and a little sugar, that makes a pleasant lassi dessert.

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Pizzas with Winter greens

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Two quick veggie pizzas for lunch. Prepared in a few minutes as I took shortcuts, but still full of whole food goodies.

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The crust is cheating : flour, nuka (rice bran) , turmeric, salt and baking powder. Pre-baked in the oven-toaster. I add slightly toasted the rice bran. I also baked an onion next to the crust.
Then garnished with passata (simple bottled tomato sauce) enriched with garlic and olive oil, broccoli, the onion…

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Topped by a piccata of parsley, shungiku (chrysanthemum greens), olive oil, chili pepper, onion, salt. I added that 1 minute before the end.

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The second serving is made with the stalks of broccoli. That’s all what I had. Sad ? No, to the sauce I’ve added miso and sakekasu (sake lees) for cheezy flavor.
Both were equally yummy in their style.

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