Golden Corn Soup!

Pic by Franzi.

The last days offered typical fall weather: storm and rain, but also some sunny hours. What could be better than arriving home at such days  and enjoying a thick, tasty and warm soup? For me, this golden corn soup is pure comfort food love.

Recipe:

Ingredients: Serves 4.

4 corn cobs (shucked), 2 potatoes (peeled), 3 TblSps coconut oil, 1 white onion (diced), 1 garlic clove (minced), 3 carrots (peeled and chopped), 3 stalks celery (chopped), 1 red bell pepper (cored and chopped), 1 1/2 TSps salt, 2 TSps Cajun seasoning, 1/2 TSp paprika, 1/4 TSp ground cumin, 160 ml coconut milk, 480 ml vegetable stock.

Preparation:

Place corn cobs into a large pot and fill the bottom with water. Place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the corn and cover the pot with a lid. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer it for 8 to 10 minutes.

Use a pair of tongs to take the corn out of the pot, and transfer it to a cutting board.

Chop one of the potatoes in half and carefully place into the same pot of boiling water you used to cook the corn. Allow potato to cook until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes.

While the potato is cooking, roast the rest of the vegetables: Heat the coconut oil in a large pot, than add the other diced potato, the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, bell pepper, sea salt, Cajun seasoning, paprika and cumin. Roast for app. 10 minutes.

Use a knife to remove the corn kernels from the corn cobs. Blend half of the kernels, along with the cooked potato, the coconut milk and the vegetable stock until completely smooth.

Add the remaining corn kernels to the pot with the roasted vegetables, and pour the blended corn/potato mixture into the pot. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until potato has softened, about 10 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and season to taste.

Enjoy!

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Bell Peppers filled with Mushrooms & Corn!

Bell PepperPic by Franzi.

Since two weeks I try to eliminate gluten from my meal plan. I have some ongoing problems with my skin and hope that a gluten-free life will help. Until now, I cannot tell you if it works out, but here is one delicious (gluten-free) meal I prepared myself last week: Bell peppers filled with corn, mushrooms and feta cheese!

Recipe: Serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

3 bell peppers (cleaned), 200 g corn (tinned), 1 package minced tomatoes, 250 g mushrooms (cleaned and cut into pieces), 1 chopped onion, 1 package feta cheese, salt, pepper, 2 TblSps olive oil.

Preparation:

Cut the head of the bell peppers and discard the seeds. In a big pot, cook the bell peppers for app. 10 minutes in salted water. Drain the water and let the bell peppers cool down. Heat the oil and roast the chopped onions and the mushrooms for app. 5 minutes. Add corn and crumbled feta. Season with salt and pepper.

Fill the bell peppers with the mushroom-cheese-corn mixture. Put into an oven dish. Add the minced tomatoes (season with salt and pepper) to the dish and bake everything at 220 °C for 40-60 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Good Mood Salad!

SaladPic by Franzi.

I tried to do the green cleanse last week – my goal was to keep up with it for nine days. Let me just say that it was not the biggest success – after three half-hearted days my body (& mood) forced me to go back to ‘normal’. I prepared myself a colorful salad with red tomatoes and  yellow corn. As a dressing I used a classic yoghurt sauce (200ml yoghurt, 1 TblSp lemon juice, TSp oil, a dash of salt and white pepper). Voilá, here it came again… my good mood! A human being simple needs more than just one color ;)!

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Vitamine-Time: A Salad Round-Up!

I -and a lot of the people around me- seem suffer already from spring tiredness. Is this really possible in February? Mmmh, hopefully there will also be some spring fever (the positive one) soon ;). To boost my health and mood a bit, I resolved to eat more vitamins during the next weeks. Thus, salads will be my dish to go. Here comes a small collection of tasty salads – found in the web and from the archives of My so-called Luck. It is a little reminder for myself on how delicious salads can be 🙂 Enjoy!

Salads from the web:

Upper Row: Roasted Winter Squash Salad, Spanish Roasted Potato Salad, Charred Corn & Avocado Salad.
Lower Row: Caponata Potato Salad, Massaged Kale Salad, Blood Orange Salad.

 

Salads from My so-called Luck:

Upper Row: Sweet Potato Salad, Vivien’s Couscous Salad, Potato Salad, Salad No. I.
Lower Row: Asparagus Salad, Salad No. IV, Salad No. II, Radish & Sweet Potato Salad.

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