Rose Jelly

PS: This recipe Can be used for other edible flowers as well, such as Violets, Dahlias, Orchids, Snapdragons, Lavender, Jasmine etc

Ingredients

1 liter rose petals
1 liter boiling water
1 kg sugar
1 teaspoon lime or lemonjuice
1 bag / bottle of fruitpectin or gelatine
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Spread the rosepetals on a flat surface

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Clean out dirty petals are used and cut off the harder, white part closest to the stem.

Poor all the usable rosepetals in a boiling pan and poor 3/4 of boiling water over them.
Let them simmer for 15-20 minutes.
The boiling will pull taste and color out from the roses.

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Sift the rosepetals and the waters into a casserole. Press all the liquid out of the rosepetals.

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Heat the rosewater, mix with sugar and lemonjuice and gelatine / fruitpectin.
Stirr well and cook for at least 5 minutes until all the sugar has melted.
Skim it well so that the Rose Jelly is completely clear.

Cook the glasses the jelly is to be stored in to kill possible germs. Poor jelly into glasses while hot.
Fill glasses rather full

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Seal completely. Leave to cool upside down.

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Leave to store in a cool, dark place.

Original recipe in Norwegian

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Chocolate Banana ice cream

Ingredients
  • 4 bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa or similar, like 2 packets The Daily Good Greens Chocolate
  • a few tablespoons of water
  • 1 chocolate bar (100 grams or 4 ounces), such as SuperFoods Chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • peanut butter and sea salt for topping
Instructions
  1. Let the bananas soften for a while at room temperature or in the microwave. You don’t want them to be rock hard because they’ll take a toll on your food processor or blender, but you don’t want them to be soft because you’ll get more of a smoothie texture. They should be frozen but starting to soften on the outside.
  2. Pulse the bananas in a food processor until smooth. This is a heavy duty task – a blender can do it, but it’s going to need some help (a few stirs here and there) to move through the blender smoothly.
  3. Dissolve the cocoa in the water to allow it to incorporate into the ice cream better. Add the chocolate paste to the food processor and puree again until incorporated.
  4. Stir in the chocolate bits and anything else you might like – vanilla, sea salt, etc. Serve topped with drizzled peanut butter!

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Avocado soup with coconut milk, chili and pumpkin seeds

Ingredients:

2 avocado
2 dl cold water
0.5 cucumber
5 dl coconut milk
1/2 lemon
1 ts chilipaste
Chives
Salt
Pumpkin seeds
Olive Oil

Instructions:

1. Cut avocado and cucumber in pieces and put it in a blender with water, coconut milk, lemon juice and chilipaste.
2. Create a smooth blend. Add the amount of coconut milk until you get the consistency you like, but its very nice a bit thick. Add salt.
3. Cook and cool somewhat before serving. Can be served cold.
4. Decorate with chices, oliveoil and pre-heated pumpkin seeds.

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Original recipe from Vegetarmat

Avocadocake

For 16-24 people

Bottom Layer:
3 Tb cocoa/cacoa
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup dates/raisins (I use a mix of both)
1 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
1/6 cup sprouted flour (or you can use ground flax seed, or ground nuts, buckwheat, etc.)
1 t vanilla extract
3 Tb coconut oil melted
1/4 shredded coconut (optional)
Handful of walnuts

Middle Layer:
1/4 cup cashew butter
2 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
1 Tb coconut oil melted with 2 Tb coconut butter
1 avocado
1 banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/8 t turmeric

Top Layer: you could just use melted dark chocolate if you want
3 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
3 Tb cocoa/cacoa
4 Tb melted coconut oil
1 t vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

For bottom layer, process all ingredients except walnuts until smooth. Add walnuts and process until the walnuts are in smaller pieces, but not totally ground up. It should taste and look like semi-crumbly chocolate coconut cookie. Press into baking pan lined with plastic wrap (or oil, or nothing) and refrigerate.

For middle layer, process all ingredients until smooth. Yes… it should be green. But taste it! Mhhhmmm. Carefully spread over bottom layer, making sure not to mix the layers. Put back in the fridge.

For top layer, blend all ingredients until smooth, adding water if needed. It should be like chocolate sauce. Mmm it tastes so dang good. I could eat a bowl of this.

Carefully pour top layer over other two layers, making sure not to mix them. Put back in the fridge one more time and let chill for 1-2 hours until hard, like real Nanaimo Bars.

Pull out of pan if you lined it with plastic wrap, and cut it into bars.

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Recipe from This rawsome Vegan life

Avocado smoothie

Avocadosmoothie med banan, melk og vanilje, er min favoritt etter trening, sier Kine fra bloggen Vegetarmat. Foto: Vegetarmat.org.

Ingredients:

1 avocado
1 banana
3 dl milk
0.5 teaspoon vanilla (powder or fresh stick)

How to:

1. cut avocado and banana in pieces.
2. Mix in blender with milk and vanillapowder until smooth (you can use more milk if you like the consistency to be more liquidy)
3. Serve cold

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Recipe from ICA originally

Baked avocado fries

4 persons

Ingredients
4 avocados, pits removed and cut into slices
½ cup flour
3 eggs (or egg replacement) + 2 tablespoons water
1¼ cups bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt

sauce
⅓ cup mayo
⅓ cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/450F and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Add flour to a zip lock bag. Add avocado slices, seal, and shake to coat avocados in flour.
  3. Remove avocados from the bag and discard the bag with excess flour.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together eggs and water. In a separate bowl whisk together bread crumbs, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Dip flour-coated avocado slices into the egg wash. Next, toss them into the crumb mixture being sure to coat well.
  6. Place coated avocados in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray generously with cooking spray. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy and browned.
  7. While avocado fries and baking, blend all sauce ingredients together.
  8. Serve avocado fries warm with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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Original Recipe from le Creme de la crumb

Kale and Fetacheese bread

(original recipe from ICA)

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Dette brødet smaker himmelsk, og metter godt. Det gjør seg godt alene, og trenger ikke å serveres med eller til noe.

Ingredients: 

350 gram speltflour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
30 gram chopped / shredded Kale
50 gram Parsley, chopped
25 gram Mentha, chopped
25 gram Dill, chopped
150 gram Fetacheese, crumbled
2,5 dl Greek yoghurt
1 dl oliveoil
2 egg
about 50 gram Parmesancheese

Instructions:

Butter up a breadform about 20 cm x 12 cm big.

Heat up the oven until 180 Celcius degrees.

Mix the spelt flour, baking powder, pepper, kale, herbs and fetacheese in a baking bowl.
Mix yoghurt, oliveoil and egg (or egg replacement powder) in a different bowl. Add to the flourmix.

Mix the two well and add to the bread form. Shred parmesan cheese on top and set to bake.

Bake for about 45 minutter, test to see if done. Cool for 5 minutes before taking out of the form and set to cool on a baking grid

Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection.

It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef, Nicholas Tselementes.

This eggplant version is the traditional rendition, however you can also layer in potatoes, zucchini, or whatever vegetables you prefer.  It’s hearty and filling so you won’t need many side dishes.

While it can be time consuming to prepare, I think you will find that once complete it is a very worthwhile endeavor.

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 eggplants, about 4 lbs. total
  • 2 lb. potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (or lamb)
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 cup tomato puree (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 8 egg whites, lightly beaten (reserve yolks for bechamel)
  • 1 cup grated Kefalotyri or Parmesan cheese
  • Bechamel Sauce:
  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk, warmed
  • 8 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Preparation:

Prep the Vegetables:
Using a sharp peeler, partially peel the eggplants, leaving strips of peel about 1 inch wide around the eggplant. Slice the eggplant in to 1/2 inch slices. 
Place the eggplant slices in a colander and salt them liberally. The salt also helps to remove some of the bitterness of the eggplant.
Cover them with an inverted plate that is weighted down by a heavy can or jar. 
Place the colander in the sink so that excess moisture can be drawn out. 
They will need to sit for at least 15-20 minutes, preferably an hour. 

Peel the potatoes and boil them whole until they are just done. They should not get too soft, just cooked enough so that they no longer crunch. 
Drain, cool and slice them in 1/4 inch slices. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and lightly grease.  Add a splash of water to the egg whites and beat them lightly with a fork.  Add breadcrumbs to a flat plate.

Rinse the eggplant slices and dry with paper towels.  Dip the eggplant slices in the beaten egg whites and then dredge them in the breadcrumbs, coating both sides.  Place breaded eggplant slices on baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 1/2 an hour, turning them over once during cooking.

When eggplant is finished cooking, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Make the Meat Filling:

In a large sauté pan, brown the ground beef (or lamb) until the pink color disappears.  Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add wine to pan and allow it to simmer and reduce a bit before adding cinnamon, allspice, parsley, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and sugar. It should be a drier, chunkier, tomato sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  
Allow the sauce to simmer uncovered for approximately 15 minutes so that excess liquid can evaporate. 

Make the Béchamel Sauce:

Melt butter over low heat.  Using a whisk, add flour to melted butter whisking continuously to make a smooth paste.  Allow the flour to cook for a minute but do not allow it to brown.

Add warmed milk to mixture in a steady stream, whisking continuously.

Simmer over low heat until it thickens a bit but does not boil.

Remove from heat, and stir in beaten egg yolks and pinch of nutmeg.  Return to heat and stir until sauce thickens.

Assemble the Moussaka:

Lightly grease a large deep baking pan (lasagna pan).  Sprinkle the bottom of pan with breadcrumbs.  Leaving a 1/4 inch space around the edges of the pan, place a layer of potatoes on the bottom. 
Top with a layer of eggplant slices.

Add meat sauce on top of eggplant layer and sprinkle with 1/4 of the grated cheese.
Top with another layer of eggplant slices and sprinkle once again with 1/4 of the grated cheese.

Pour the béchamel sauce over the eggplant and be sure to allow sauce to fill the sides and corners of the pan.  Smooth the béchamel on top with a spatula and sprinkle with remaining grated cheese.  Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes or until béchamel sauce is a nice golden brown color. 

Allow to cool for 15 – 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

You can make this dish ahead up until the béchamel sauce and refrigerate.  Make the béchamel sauce right before you intend to bake it.

I originally found this recipe at About.com Greek Food.

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Bananabread with Dark Chocolate

Ingredients (5 persons)

100 g room tempered butter
1 dl white sugar
2 room tempered egg
2 riped bananas
4 dl all purpose flour
0.75 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanillasugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
200 grams dark chocolate 70%

Directions:
1. Whip tempered butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix well. Whip one and one egg into the buttercream.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a different bowl. Blend carefully the dry ingredients into the buttercream. Mash the bananas with a fork or a mixer depending on texture. Add banana and nicely chopped chocolate into the dough with a spatula.

3. Bake the cake on lower level of the oven for 180 Celcius degrees for 50-60 minutter. Cake will be a bit soft when warm, it has to cool to set. This bananacake will stay fresh for many days if you wrap it well and keep in fridge.

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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge & Marshmellow Fluff

Ingredients & Directions
Recipe from Thelittlethings.com

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Put

  • 1 large jar of marshmellow fluff (213 grams / 7.5 Oz) or homemade (see recipe below)
  • 2,5 cups of white chocolate chips

in a large bowl

In a medium pan over medium heat

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

Bring to boil over medium heat stirring often

Once it comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of cherry flavoured gelatine or yello.
Stirr around and bring to a nice rollign boil. Allow to boild for a full 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes poor it into the bowl with white chocolate and marshmellow fluff.

Quickly stirr the mix until chocolate melts and the dough is a lovely fluffy mix

  • Stirr inn 1/2 cup of dried cherries, chopped to small pieces.

Poor into a 8×8 or 8×10 inch baking dish, lined with aluminum foil or baking paper.
Spread it out smoothly and allow to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before cutting small shapes or rectangulars.

Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles

Store in refrigerator

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Recipe:
Yields: makes a large quantity
Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 10 min

Ingredients:
3 egg whites, room temperature
2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

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Preparation:

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add egg whites, corn syrup, and salt.
Using your electric mixer on high speed, mix for approximately 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and volume has almost doubled.
Reduce your mixer to low speed, add powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Add vanilla extract, mixing just until well blended.
Your homemade marshmallow fluff/cream is now ready to use in your recipes. Use immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.

Makes a large quantity.