Fried “raw food salad” with beans and quinoa

Fried rawfood salad with beans and quinoaThis salad is a lightly fried raw food salad – at which point it no longer qualifies as raw food. It feels a little more like a meal than when it is served cold. The salad can be eaten for lunch or as a side dish.
You can vary this recipe using any vegetables you like, use whatever is in season.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, 20 minutes if you have precooked quinoa.
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Cilantro and cumin spiced carrot patties

Carrot pattiesThese cilantro spiced golden patties are fresh and light and perfect as party food.
Serve with hummus and an Orange salad with cilantro, almonds and mustard dressing.
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Lentil soup with coconut milk and ginger

Lentil soup with coconut milk and gingerA very filling and pert soup where the ginger and the coconut milk permeate the flavour. If you rather serve the dish as a stew, leave the water out.
Serve with a freshly baked bread, perhaps and Indian Naan bread on the side, or as a stew with bulgur.
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Aubergine moussaka with red lentils and feta cheese

Moussaka with aubergine lentils and feta cheeseThis moussaka both looks fantastic and tastes fantastic. The flavours are quite mild but full. As many oven bakes there are a few steps, but all are easy to follow.
Serve this moussaka with a fresh salad or a couple of green leaves on the side. This dish is perfect for your lunchbox the next day and to deep freeze for emergency dinners.
Cooking time: 1 hour: 20 minutes preparation and 40 minutes in the oven.
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Chilli con soya and lots of beans

A protein rich spicy chilli with a lot of beans and soya crumbles .
You can get soya crumbles both dried and frozen. Frozen soya saves time. Soya can be genetically modified so look for GMO-free soya. It can also be very salty, so no extra salt needed!
Serve with whole bulgur and a dollop of yogurt. A chilli can be served straight away, but tastes much better the day after.

Cooking time: 30 minutes. Longer if you are using the dried soya crumbles.
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Cupboard chilli – vegetarian and ready in 15 minutes

Bean chilliNot in the mood for going shopping? “Nothing” in the cupboards? This chilli you can probably make just rummaging around in the cupboards.
As a low fat alternative that is also rich in protein you can use Quark 1% instead of Turkish yogurt.
Also perfect for your lunchbox tomorrow!

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