Your daily energy need

pasta-sWhy are calorie counts in the recipes followed by an ‘E%’?

People have different energy and protein needs. The NFA’s recommendations, rarely state in weight the different nutrients you need. Recommendations only tell you what percentage of   your daily energy intake should come from carbohydrates, protein and fat.

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Protein in vegetarian food – how to get enough from different kinds of food

energy percentage protein in foodThe first thing people usually ask when you say you are eating is “But where do you get proteins from? “. As a vegetarian, it’s not that hard actually; you can eat egg, cottage cheese, beans, quorn, lentils and cheese. For vegans, it is a little worse; they may opt out of egg and cheese, but can instead choose tofu and soybeans. NFA recommends a daily intake of 10-20% protein, it is not that difficult to achieve if you add some protein-rich foods in each meal.

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Converting Celsius (°C) to Fahrenheit (°F) and the other way around

termometerSome recipes use Celsius and some Fahrenheit, but how do these two measurements relate to each other?
Celsius is a scale where 0 °C (32 °F) is the temperature where water freezes and 100 °C (212 °F) is the temperature where water will boil.
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How to “recycle” yesterdays dinner and get more time left over

MorotsplättarThe healthiest food is probably the one you cook yourself. Restaurant food is often full of hardened fats and not always the best quality on the ingredients. To cook an adequate meal each night takes time – and time seems to always be lacking. With a bit of planning and recycling you can save a lot of time.

Let’s say you will eat vegetarian for 3 nights:

Day 1: Vegetarian burgers. You cook the burgers and Coleslaw. Cook enough to last until the next day. Eat the burgers and the coleslaw with hamburger bread buns.

Day 2: Roasted vegetables. Make enough roasted vegetables for it to last until the next day. Eat the veggies with the burgers and coleslaw from the night before.

rostade-gronsakerDay 3: Vegetable soup. Use the left over roasted vegetables to make a soup. This is not just any soup, it is absolutely lovely with the roasted sweet potatoes and the onion. If you want to increase the amount of protein you get with this meal, make some cottage cheese pancakes for dessert. Again, make a little extra, they are great to heat up and have for breakfast.

More examples of recycling food from yesterday is to make a chilli or soy bolognese and the next day use it to make a lasagna.

You probably get the idea now anyhow. What you cook one day you recycle the next into a different meal.

2-in-1 recipe: Roasted vegetables and autumn vegetable soup

This is true autumn and winter food. Take vegetable and root vegetables, cut them up and roast them in the oven. Super simple and super tasty. Whatever is left over – if there are any leftovers! – make it into a warming soup.
Cooking time: 1 hour, 20 minutes peeling and chopping and 40 minutes in the oven.
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