Soup № 2: Minestrone!

I like soup! But I will share this deep dark secret with you: I don’t make them myself. I almost always end up with the ready-made frozen soups from the Danish Brand Mou – cause they are divine! Especially the traditional Danish “clear soup with meat- and flour balls” – as it translates directly – is just much better when bought ready-made.

With this secret out – I am still me – and that means I will still have to try making everything myself – just for fun. In the fall I had a vegetable mania and in that period I tried making Minestrone for the first time. Then time flew by and just before winter ended I realized I should try making it again. So I did, and this is the recipe for it! But one thing is important to take note of! Minestrone shouldn’t be the same every time. My recipe is split in two, a base and the filling. The base is delicious and the vegetables can be changed around at your greatest desire.

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Roasted Chickpeas and Budget Friendly Salad!

It shall be no secret, that I am one big fan of vegetables. They just always taste so good! In a nice minestrone soup, with scrambled eggs, as a snack in a stick or like a salad!

But the salads. Oh, how I find it hard to keep up the creativity when making salads. My biggest problem is, that I always find amazing salad recipes online – but then – when it’s time to shop – all the ingredients are so expensive. In Denmark nuts are exceptionally expensive. Spinach and arugula cost twice as much as iceberg, and even cherry tomatoes can cost enough to wrinkle my nose.

I’m not poor or anything – don’t feel sorry for me! But I’m super cheap or stingy or whatever. Always have been. I hate spending money on stuff that isn’t necessary. And I don’t think arugula or almonds are gonna be missed in my everyday salad.

Since I believe, that I am not the only one that keeps my money in my pocket this is 3 recipes in 1 for a great and cheap salad that is fancy enough for guests. I originally served this with my Chicken Tikka Masala – but then I had leftovers and therefore I had to serve it with the Swedish Sausage Dish and Beef and Brown Onions too. All of which was great. And the final leftovers I ate for lunch – cause nothing should be wasted here!

Salad with roasted chickpeas and fetas

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The Super Fast & Cheating Kind of Falafel

I’ll admit this! I always look for an easy way out. Also when it comes to cooking. That’s why I want to find an easy way to make falafel so badly. Nothing inside me wants to soak chickpeas 24 hours before. If cooking takes more than 4 hours, it’s simply too time consuming!

That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t make my delicious Falafel again – it just means I’ll have to tell everyone about it over and over again to make myself feel better about spending so much time on one meal.

Now, this is my take on a much easier Falafel recipe. The amounts you see in the pictures have been adjusted, cause, let’s face it, nobody want that much frozen parsley in their Falafel. It makes them taste like grandma’s parsley sauce. We don’t want that!

Falafel with canned chickpeas

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Falafel! The right way!

For a long time now I’ve had a dream. A dream of making homemade falafel. And now I finally decided to realize that dream. Times four!

That’s right, I made four different kinds of falafel and bought a fifth kind in the store.

I have two different recipes for falafel coming up. The winning falafel will be revealed in this post. Then, in the other post, I reveal the “super easy and kind of cheating – falafel

Even though the result wasn’t quite as excellent – the time saved was definitely enough for me to decided I’m going to work on improving that recipe very soon. And I’ll totally let you follow the up and coming falafel journey.

The five versions of falafel I made were: dried chickpeas vs canned chickpeas, oven baked vs pan-fried, and store bought.

Delicious chickpea falafel

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