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Hearty tomato soup with aubergines and green olives

Tomato aubergine soup with olives

Tomato soup is something that I almost exclusively eat during the summer – best made from fresh tomatoes of course. I made this one countless times last year, but just realized that I never posted the recipe! So here it is, late, late, but still. I really love the blend of the aubergine flavour with the rich flavours of ripe tomatoes in this soup, and the green olives just add the perfect spice to it. You can use fresh tomatoes – though that might be a little early in the year still – or you can just use canned ones. If using fresh ones, you can peel them if you want to, though admittedly I never do that. Once, because I am lazy, and second because I think the peel actually tastes really good. And this soup is meant to be “chunky” anyway, so some bits of tomato peel won’t be this noticeable. Concerning the seasoning, you can basically throw in any herbs that are growing in your garden – I recently went for rosemary and sage for example, but you can also just stick to the more ‘classic’ Italian flavours like basil and oregano. Just try what works best for you! Continue reading

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Polenta slices with tomato sauce and fresh vegetables

Polenta slices with tomatoes courgette

You may know polenta mainly as a creamy, hot side dish served with italian food, but polenta is much more versatile than that. It gets quite firm when it cools down, so you can easily cut it in shapes and use it as a gluten-free base for hearty slices, veggie burgers and the like. This recipe uses this quality of polenta to make hearty, pizza-like slices that you can eather serve hot or cold. They are perfect for taking to uni or work with you, and you can use whatever vegetable you have at hand for the topping. Continue reading

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