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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Red lentil hummus with a fresh dash of lemon

Red lentil hummus with lemonHummus can be made in many different ways. Lentils is one. Hummus can easily be a bit dry flavour, but lemon helps lifting the taste.
The recipe gives 400 ml / 14 oz hummus. 10 portions is calculated if you take a spoonful on your sallad, if hummus is more of a feature calculate with 5 portions.
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Classic lentil soup

lentil soupA classic lentil soup that can be kept crunchy or mixed smooth. Serve with freshly baked bread.
This soup is perfect for storing in the freezer and eat another day.
Cooking time: 60 minutes, 15 minutes preparation and 45 minutes simmering in the pot.
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Whole oats with lentils and halloumi

Whole oats with lentils and halloumiWhole oats are of course wholegrain and rich in fiber. They are also a good environmental choice since they can be grown locally.
To reduce the amount of fat in this dish, just use a little less halloumi.
Cooking time: 50 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break. Quicker if you are using precooked lentils.
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Celery root salad with lentils and spinach

rotselleri-sallad-sThis is a perfect warm autumn salad when root celery and apple is in season. It’s a full flavoured dish that is best served with freshly baked bread and on a bed of fresh salad.
This dish keeps well in the fridge, so if you want to have some leftovers for the next day, double the amount.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, faster with pre-cooked lentils.
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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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