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The Selfish Idealist

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If you do things for yourself, do you have to be destructive towards the world? Life can be made fairly good both for you and for the rest of us.

Maybe you'll not only help out, but even give everybody a good laugh from time to time.

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Real life onion rings

Veggie for a day Posted on 03 Mar, 2016 06:27

a small
onion, if you like
a pile of
dry bread crumbs
one egg
sea salt
grinded
black pepper
butter for
frying

Peel the
onion and slice it in rings, as thick or thin as you like. Take your old bread, completely dry. Pretend that you’re making a really thin slice of
bread and make a heap of crumbs on your cutting board. Mix in a little salt and pepper.
Whip the egg in a bowl.

Dip the
onion rings in the egg, turn it in the crumbs and fry it in butter. Be careful so you don’t lose too many crumbs on your way to the frying-pan. Heat the
butter until it makes a foam, then put in the onion rings and turn down the heat.

A little
extra salt on top, in the pan, if necessary. Don’t fry them too long, you want
them crisp, not burnt.

But let
the onion stay long enough in the pan to be softened a little.



A really good little apple dessert

Veggie for a day Posted on 24 May, 2015 14:52

Why not
refresh the apples a little? A simple dessert or an intro to a meal:

2 apples
a few drops
squeezed lime
a few drops
of honey

Peel the apples and cut them finely, squeeze in the lime juice, add a little honey. Mix it with your
hands.

Add the ingredients to taste, until it feels like a little dish and not just really good
apples.

Honey in this one, so not vegan, but close.

The lime juice will keep the apples from getting black.



Pea & chick pea spaghetti

Veggie for a day Posted on 28 Apr, 2015 20:04

A little PC today. Not too much of that in my pot, really.

I don’t think I’ll ever stop eating meat altogether if, but I could do with a little less.

1 package small green peas (frozen)
1 package eco-chick peas
3 garlic cloves
butter
Tabasco (enough)
dried sage or other herbs
garam masala
black pepper

Peal the garlic cloves, chop it and heat it in the butter
together with the herbs and the spices. Add the peas and heat them for a
few minutes, then the package of chick peas, water and all.

Cook until it is almost caramelized, a small, thick sauce
is what you want.

Serve with spaghetti.

I mixed it with pieces of fried salmon, which was good, but
it was even better alone.



Veggie noodles if you want to

Veggie for a day Posted on 24 Jun, 2014 18:58

Almost meatballs:

400 g minced meat
dried or fresh sage
tarragon
2 garlic cloves
olive oil
salt
a few drops of chili sauce

The veggie stew:

small frozen green peas
ready-made lentils
butter
½ small red chili
½ red sweet pepper
salt
water
Jarlsberg cheese or other white firm cheese

The meaty stuff:

Heat the garlic, herbs and salt in the oil in a pan until
tender.
Put the whole package of minced meat into the pan and chop
it gently with a table knife, so that it forms small ”meatballs”.
Let it simmer slowly for at least 20 min.

The little veggie stew:

Melt the butter slowly.
Chop the chili and sweet pepper, put it into the pan and let
simmer until tender.
Add the peas, let simmer a little, then add the lentils.
Add some water, let it simmer until it turns into a sauce.
The last 5 minutes add the cheese, which blends almost neatly with the sauce, on top of the pan.

Serve with noodles.

If you’re a veggie, eat the stew, if you’re just basically a
veggie or not at all, eat it together. The meatstuff is not too exciting alone, but the stew is. They mix well.



Onion spaghetti, with butter and chili

Veggie for a day Posted on 08 Feb, 2014 22:25

quite a bit
of butter (25g?)
a few dl of
water
1 onion
sea salt
dried sage,
tarragon, oregano
quite a lot
of black pepper
a little
Tasbasco, as usual
a little
French mustard

spaghetti, boiled with sea salt (1 tbsp) and olive oil (2 tbsp) for 2 persons

Melt the
butter over low heat. Add the herb and spice stuff and let simmer slowly, 5
min. or so. Add the onion, chopped, and go on boiling it in the butter until as
soft as you like. Not too short.

Add a little water after 5 min. and boil a few
minutes more, until the moist thickens into a sauce, fitting to fill a few plates of spaghetti.

Add salt
and pepper to taste.
——

I forgot
garlic, which I had intended to include, and made another little sauce out of

1 tbsp
butter
1 clove
garlic, finely chopped
a little
Tabasco sauce (or actually, not so little)

This actually
tasted better than the first sauce, and pretty much overruled it when mixed with what was on the plate, so it
should have been served separately, I guess.



Chili-nut-salad

Veggie for a day Posted on 21 Jan, 2014 00:52

slices of
cucumber
vinaigrette:
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, some good salt

a handful
of peanuts
a little
butter (1/2 tbsp)
a little
oil (less)
a pinch of
salt
a few drops
of Tabasco
ground
black pepper
a few
slices of parmesan
1 garlic
clove

black
Danish or German rye bread

Slice as
much cucumber as you’ll like to eat and drizzle the oil, vinegar, salt over it.
Turn it a little.
Melt the
butter with the oil, the salt and the garlic clove, peeled and sliced.
Let simmer
for a couple of minutes.
Add the
cheese and let it just melt.
Add Tabasco
and pepper and mix with the cucumber.

Serve with
the black bread.



Spicy Caulie

Veggie for a day Posted on 19 Jan, 2014 02:48

½ head
cauliflower
1 tomato
½ onion
3 garlic
cloves
dried tarragon
ground
black pepper
a tiny bit
of strong Asian chilli paste
oil, enough
to cover the pan
water,
about the same amount
salt

Heat and
boil the onion in oil and water, salt, pepper, tarragon and chilli paste until
medium soft.
Peel the
garlic and cut each clove in two.
Boil the
cauliflower in salted water together with the garlic.
Mix
everything and adjust with salt, chilli paste or anything else from the recipe.



Cauliflower with herbs and onion

Veggie for a day Posted on 14 Jan, 2014 03:18

½ cauliflower
½ onion
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp water
Dried oregano, a pinch
Dried sage, something similar
A little sweetish salt
Ground black pepper
A few drops of normal Tabasco sauce

Heat the oil, water and herbs in a pan. Add the onion, not
too finely cut, pepper and Tabasco. Boil slowly until not quite crisp, not
quite soft.

Boil the cauliflower in salted water. Let it drip in a sieve
and add to the pan. Crush it as you like, mix everything and add salt, pepper
and Tabasco to your own taste.

You don’t have to use any special salt, of course, but the various types do taste differently.



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