I don't know what all the fuss is about, people debating over which diet really works and which are a marketing blowup fantasy. Let me just set things straight as the truth is so easy, the only diet of which I can assure you that it truely works is the one I've written down below ;P
Being an Asian I will and can not ever dismiss rice out of my diet. I just absolutely LOVE it! White pandan, Jasmine, Japanese, Sticky or Black rice, you name it... I love'm all! They all have something unique and I think it's an underestimated ingredient these days. I get it that people want to watch their intake of carbs but giving up rice?!? Uhm… how about NO, that shit ain’t happening in my world ;D
This is a dish I often make in times when I know I’m too busy to prep myself a meal every day. It’s easy because I can eat it cold and just make a big batch and fill up a bowl whenever I feel like eating. I never get bored by it even if I eat it 3 to 4 days in a row. Yes people, that’s how much I love blackrice :O
When I do find the time to sit down for a proper meal I add some lemongrass beef kebab to it or when I don't feel like eating meat I just grill some Tempeh or Tofu to combine this dish with. All good!!
Ingredients for 4 beautiful people:
- 4 hands of black rice (check the instructions of the package how to steam your rice)
- 150 gram of feta (cut in little cubes)
- fresh mint leaves
- fresh Coriander leaves
- 1 little back of Rucola
- 1 avocado (cut in little cubes)
- half a red onion (sliced in thin slices)
- 2 hands of pomegranate
- zest of 1 whole lemon
- juice of half a lemon
- 4 teaspoons of a good quality Olive oil
- 1 spoon of Soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of Corianderpowder
- 1 /2 teaspoon of Cuminpowder
- a little dash of Garlic powder
- 1/2 a teaspoon of Smoked (spicy) paprika powder
- some salt and pepper to taste
Steam the rice like the package says. When the rice is cooled you can mix it with the flavourful dressing.
Let the rice cool off a bit before adding the rest of all the ingredients.
Mix it all up and TADAAA... Enjoy this beautiful Black Rice salad!
Oh man, what a beautiful Autumn we have in Amsterdam so far! Every year I fall in love with the bright orange and red colors of the leafs falling from the trees. Which then led me to be inspired and make this colorful Autumn-ish dish. Beware before making this recipe, this tomato soup will never get you back to enjoy regular tomato soup ever again, so don't blame me when the 'damage' is done ;)!
I find this recipe great on days when you don't feel like putting a lot of effort in cooking but still you want to serve something nice and unique to yourself and your lovedone(s).
Ingredients for 2 gorgeous human beings :D (soup to eat as a meal)
- 9 Roma tomatoes (you can use any tomatoes but for soups I prefer Roma Tomatoes)
- 1 Small Garlic glove
- 1 Small white onion
- A little chunk of organic Feta cheese
- 1 spoon of Ghee (Rice oil will also do)
- 1/2 a teaspoon of Organic Spicy Smoked Paprika Powder ( I bought mine in Mallorca)
- 1 teaspoon of Organic Sweet Paprika Powder
- Some fresh Thyme
- Half a Spanish Red Pepper (if you like it spicy like me you can use the whole pepper)
- Some Himalayan Salt to taste
Cut the tomatoes into medium size chunks. Cut the Onion into chunks too. Heat the ghee in a pan and fry the tomatoes together with the onion, red pepper and garlic. Let it simmer on medium heat for about 4 minutes. Now sprinkle some salt and both the paprika powders. Let it simmer for 1 more minute.
Put everything in the blender and add 50 ml of water. Mix it all up until the consistency has turned into a thick full soup!
Throw the soup back into your pan and let it simmer for 10 more minutes on low heat.
Add some more salt to taste but make sure you don't over do it as the feta cheese will add a lot of saltiness too.
Before serving just crumble a little piece of feta using your fingers. Add some fresh thyme at last and there you have it (I find thyme to have a very strong taste so please don't get to excited using it). This is a tomato soup, not a thyme soup :P
So there you have it. A great, easy and original tomato soup which will blow your mind!!
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