Category Archives: appetizers

Mushroom bruschetta

Dinner is probably the most difficult time of the day for us: we usually don’t eat a cooked meal, but go for sushi, salads or other appetizers. Bruschetta is probably one of the favorites – especially since we discovered the small ciabatta breads at Superstore.
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Squash and zucchini frittata

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Zucchini and acorn squash.

An online recipe inspired me to try this zucchini and squash frittata. The end result was an omelette with lots of veggies: both the zucchini and the squash give it a sweet taste, while the Feta cheese balances the sweetness with a salty taste.

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Macaroni and cheese

This is an all-time favorite – with a twist: macaroni with the best, creamiest Feta cheese in town.

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Macaroni and cheese, oven-ready.

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Marinated Raw Mushrooms – with Sourcream

I read this recipe in a raw cooking recipes book and ever since I had first tried it, I fell in love with its natural flavor. This weekend, I added some sour cream to the marinade (I know, not very raw of me, but I never said I eat raw food only…).
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Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Salad

Ingredients for Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Salad

If you’re looking for an easy, healthy and vegetarian salad, this one meets all three criteria. If you’re lucky, you can get the avocado for 50 – 90 cents at Superstore, making it for a very cheap salad too! The secret is the vinaigrette: always get a good quality balsamic vinegar (I recommend the ones from Lina’s Market). And always mix the vinaigrette in advance, letting it rest for at least 5 – 10 minutes before using it.

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Dinner with Roots and Fish

Root Vegetables by @joefoodie

I had a very tasty dinner last night, so I thought I’d share: a salad made of various veggie, tofu and pickled herring. The three went so well together that I became a fan. I got the organic tofu (firm) and the pickled herring from Superstore. For the salad, you will need: 1 medium beetroot, 2 carrots, 2 small apples, 1 celery root, salt, pepper, raisins and 1 Tbsp sour cream.

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Baked eggplant with cheese

Eggplant.

It may seem complicated, but this appetizer is easy to make and you can save on calories using low-fat cheese. You’ll need: 1 eggplant, 2 egg whites, breadcrumbs, grated cheese, salt, pepper and thyme (or basil).

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Quiche

If you already have the crust, making a quiche is a piece of cake. You can either buy a pie shell or you can make your own pastry (pretty easy, just follow the instructions on any lard package) and freeze it. In the end, if you’re not too fussy about it, you can just make the quiche without the crust.

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Cheap and easy to make snack

Nothing fancy or very original here. But it’s cheap, tasty and healthy! All you need are some tortillas for the wrap and some veggies for the filling. You’ll need 1 pack of tortillas (try the small ones, 110 calories each from Superstore), 2-3 lettuce leaves, 1/4 red pepper, 1/2 avocado, 1-2 green onions, feta cheese and, if you’re a meat lover, any deli cold cuts.

Instructions:
1. Cut avocado in half, place half (with seed inside)in a plastic bag and refrigerate. Scoop the other half and mix with a bit of feta cheese.
2. Cut green onion. Add to avocado mix. Set aside.
3. Prepare lettuce and red pepper by cutting them into very small pieces.
4. Put one tortilla on a plate and spread some avocado mix. Add some lettuce, pepper and meat. Then wrap and use two toothpicks to hold it in place.

These quantities should be enough for three wraps. Yummy…

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Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta/ Crackers

Turns out ‘mushroom’ is the most sought-after keyword that brings people to this blog. So, if you are one of the mushroom-people 😉 give this quick appetizer a try – you will love it! I enjoyed it more with crackers (the President Choice multi-grain crackers from Superstore), but the initial recipe was for bruschetta. You’ll need: mushrooms – some 400gr of mushrooms – mix white mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, enokitake mushrooms, oysters mushrooms (really, anything you find! dried mushrooms work as well), 1 tbsp sour cream, 1 onion, oil, cooking wine, roasted pine nuts, basil, salt, and pepper.

Instructions:

  1. Wash and slice all mushrooms.
  2. Cut onion and saute for 2-3 minutes in a large pan with a bit of oil.
  3. Add mushrooms.
  4. Add a bit of cooking wine, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, mixing constantly.
  5. When mushrooms are almost done, add the basil.
  6. Put them in a bowl, add the sour cream and mix.
  7. Add roasted pine nuts and mix.
  8. Serve on crackers or toasted baguette.

Creamy Mushroom Brushchetta on Foodista

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