Spinach, Tofu and Sweet Potato Fries

in #creativecoin7 months ago (edited)

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Spinach with Tofu and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Tinned Tomato
  • Coconut Milk
  • Bouillon (organic vegetable stock)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Dry Thyme Seasoning
  • Paprika Seasoning
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper
  • Rice
  • Turmeric Powder

Dear Steemian's

During almost 14 Days in the Netherlands with @vincentnijman, we cooked some really amazing freestyle meals. With so many delicious possibilities we tried to be as pragmatic as we could, but would not forgo on enjoying a great meal every time. Meeting at the #naturalmedicine Discord section of mindful life it is truly inspiring being around people who aspire practicing mindfulness and implementing care for details in their daily actions.

The odd thing about vegan food is that many used to conventional and traditional food are very surprised after eating good vegan for a while, because they notice that they aren't missing out on anything in a plant based diet. I usually miss a lot of flavour in the food other people cook. Whether Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian or Thai. I make sure they rather notice that they missed out experimenting more with food. Now days I get so surprised myself from the variety of healthy products available to vegans. Taste wise processed products but also ingredients to engineer them are readily available and will increase in time. I have to really also give it up to Vincent, who tried being mostly vegan for the entire time we spent together In the Netherlands, Berlin and Zurich. He was so open minded towards trying new things and I hope I could bring the culinary versatility of Vegan food closer to him. During my time with Vincent I also discovered a recipe for vegan ch**ze made from seeds(nuts), which I will also share on this blog soon.

Firstly I would like to point out that this is a recipe that is actually many recipes mixed. One is a very special Spinach that I have to give my Mom credits for, because she used to make a similar Vegetarian version when I was a kid. The vegan version is very delicious.

Preperation:

Firstly I fry the Tofu for a really long time, 45-50min in a pan with Olive Oil and keep adding Soy Sauce and Cayenne Pepper.

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I chopped up some Mushrooms, onions and added them as well.

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Meanwhile, I put some Tinned Tomatoes in a pan and started cooking it with some Olive Oil, Bouillon(organic vegetable stock) and later added some Garlic and Ginger.

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After a bit of cooking(45min), I added some Spinach (frozen in this case) it's better to use fresh Spinach

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Peal and cut Sweet Potatoes.

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Add some Rosemary and Olive Oil. We added Thyme, Oregano and Olive Oil. We put those in the Oven at 220 Degrees for about 30 plus minutes and kept checking if we liked them.

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Next one should not wait too long before adding the Coconut Milk. I also made some Basmati Rice, where I added some Turmeric(a pinch/tiny bit on a teaspoon).

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Now you can also consider serving the Tofu separately, as they actually don't go into the dish. I added them, since out side dish was Sweet Potato fries.

Spinach with the combo of 1-2 Cloves of Garlic(in a Tomato Sauce), Onions and Ginger is seriously amazing. You add the Spinach to the Sauce and top is with Coconut Milk and add some Pepper. You can also add a Masala which is known in the west as Curry according to your preference.

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I added some Thyme, Paprika Powder, some Garlic and Onions and a few drops of Soy Sauce.

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Basmati Rice is double the amount of Water, where as I would do Jasmin Ricewith 1.5x the amount of water than rice as measure. I added a pinch of Kurkuma/Turmeric powder for some yellow color.

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Everyones heart can bloom in every present moment. When you close your eyes, open your soul like you open your eyes to the light of sunshine; Open it to the light of stars to an infinite universe of possibilities.- @yangyanje


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Here are some of my previous Vegan recipes shared on Steemit :

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Tasty memories and an interesting experiment. Although I have gone back to non-vegan, jn the last couple of days, these three weeks certainly made me think and are gonna have an impact on my long term diet.

I am looking forward to spending some time in my brother’s appartment and cooking some of the dishes that you’re posting here. Thanks for sharing them with me and putting them on the blockchain for all to try :>)

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Nom nom nom nom this looks like a totally yummie dish ej!

A dish made with love and spending loads of time on it. Honestly, there is enough on options on good vegan food if you extend your mental options and damn this would surely be one that I would eat myself!