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Kohlrabi carpaccio with cranberry walnut pesto

kohlrabi carpaccio with cranberry walnut pesto

It always amazes me how a few very simple (and budget friendly) ingredients can turn into a very fancy looking and tasting dish with just a little creativity and carefully garnished plates. For this dish for example, I used kohlrabi as the main ingredient, which is a kind of cabbage that is very common (and inexpensive) in German speaking countries. It can be eaten raw or cooked, and has a mild cabbage flavor that works great in salads, hearty stews or as a side dish. I combined it with a sweet yet savory pesto made from cranberries and walnuts and served it on a bed of lambs lettuce. By the way, if you have any leftovers or simply don’t need all the pesto and veggies for serving, use it as a sandwich filling – absolutely delicious! Continue reading

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Celery root, carrot and apple salad

Celery apple carrot salad

A few months ago, my food processor broke down and I had to buy a new one. Since then, every time I use my new food processor I always want to give myself a congratulatory pat on the back for choosing this one, because it is so amazing. The first time I used it, I threw all kinds of fruits and veggies in there just to test how long it would take to chop everything into teeny tiny pieces – mostly just a few seconds! Since then, I use my food processor almost every other day – it’s just so easy to just use it instead of grating carrots or other hard veggies by hand.

One of the dishes that are much less time consuming to prepare with my little kitchen helper is this tasty salad. Instead of grating the celery root, apple and carrots by hand, you can just throw everything in a food processor and Tadaa! Instant salad! (Though you can of course also grate the ingredients by hand.) Just make sure to process the apple on it’s own, as it will turn to mush if you process it with the harder vegetables. This salad works great as a main course, and you can also easily transport it to uni or to work as it’s keeps fresh and crisp for a few hours even without a fridge. Just give it a try!  Continue reading

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