Winter Weather, Here We Come!

Hi All,

I am in the process of getting our warm winter clothes out of the closets where they have spent the entire year because we will be spending the holidays in cold and wintery Europe. From the southern hot hemisphere we’ll dive straight into the northern cold. I am already having warm thoughts when hot punch bowls, stuffed roasted apples and endless simmered stews come to my mind- not to forget all the amazing Austrian, German and Italian dishes we will enjoy over there. I am already planning to post an “Austrian Special” with the most popular dishes from my home country- of course prepared in a healthy plant based way! But before we’ll fly off, let’s not forget the yummy highlights of THIS week! Here they are:

PEACH CORN MANGO SALSA WITH MELTED VEGAN CHEESE TORTILLAS

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I was actually planning to serve this dish as an appetizer with corn chips, but I ran out of time to whip up a main dish and quickly come up with the ida of pairing them with grilled tortillas- I am not a fan of cheese substitutes, but our kids used to love grilled cheese sandwiches and so on and off I give in and buy some grated vegan cheese. The combination of the mango, corn and peach is incredibly delicious. Feel free to add more red onions the salsa than I put in the recipe-for our children I have to go easy on the raw onions..

ROASTED EGGPLANT WITH COUSCOUS AND POMEGRANATES

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Try to get whole wheat couscous instead of the regular one. Plain couscous doesn’t taste like much and has to be spiced up with different ingredients.

PEACH PIE WITH ROSEMARY

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Here in Australia, the peach season os at its best and we are devouring the sweet yummy fruits. I tried to use as little sugar as possible in this recipe- when using ripe peaches their sweetness goes a long way.

STRAWBERRY SPINACH BANANA SMOOTHIE

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Let’s not forget to add enough leave greens to our diet! Smoothies are always a great and easy way to add them.

APPLE KIWI KALE JUICE

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What a vitamin booster! And anti-oxidants booster! And tons- of- other- nutrients booster! And so good!

Check out the rest of the weekly recipes here:

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Have fun cooking,

Ursula

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