Weight and volume in food – convert deciliter to grams, cups and ounces

Converting weight and volume in foodHow much does 100 ml flour weigh? Some recipes use ml and some use oz. To be able to follow a recipe it’s good to know how to convert weight and volume.
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Falafel – vegetarian chickpea balls

FalafelFalafel is a dish from the middle East and is served in bread like a sandwich. Falafel is originally deep fried, but frying them in a pan makes them a little healthier. Cooking them in the oven, you can leave the oil out completely.
Serve with a salad or in pita bread with tomato sauce or a salsa.
Cooking time: 30 minutes using pre-cooked chickpeas: 10 minutes mixing, 10 minutes paus and 10 minutes frying. Portions: 3 portions or 12 falafels.
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Lemon scented chickpea and lentil hummus

Chigpea and lentil and soybean hummusA fresh tasting hummus with 3 different kinds of legumes, which all are good sources of protein.
For a creamier hummus add more olive oil. Hummus can be eaten on your sandwich, with a burger or with a salad.
6 portions, or 600 ml. Cooking time: 60 minutes, 15 minutes if you are using precooked lentils and chickpeas.
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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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Hummus with a twist of roasted carrots

Hummus with roasted carrotsThis hummus has a bit of extra sweetness added by the roasted carrots.
The recipe makes about 200 ml hummus. You can easily double it and keep a bit extra in the fridge. It will keep for a few days.
Cooking time: 40 minutes, if you are using pre-cooked chickpeas.
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Chickpeas in the meatballs: Recipe makeover – more greens in the meat

Meatballs with chickpeasIf you not yet call yourself a vegetarian, but want to eat more vegetarian – perhaps for the sake of the environment or for your own health – there are many ways of adding a bit of extra greens or beans in your cooking. Living with kids who believe you’ll die eating something green there are a few good tips for sneaking some vitamins into the food. Here are a few tips:

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