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Festive birthday meal

A month ago we celebrated my boyfriend┬┤s birthday, of course, also by having a special macro dinner! ­čÖé So here goes another boyfriend approved menu…

For grain we had rice with sweet rice mixture, sprinkled with shiso powder.

I made deep-fried “chips” from very thinly sliced parsnip, fried until golden and crispy, which I used to garnish the rice. To digest the chips better, I grated some raw daikon and stirred in a bit of lemon juice and chopped spring onions.

The vegetable dish was leek, cabbage and Chinese cabbage, quick-sauteed on a small amount of water with a pinch of salt.

The main course (from a man┬┤s perspective anyway :-D) was seitan tempura made by marinating chunks of seitan overnight in paprika powder, cumin, oregano, one tablespoon of shoyu and one tablespoon of mirin (cooking wine made from rice), then rolling them lightly in some wholewheat flour and deep-frying shortly so that the seitan doesn┬┤t turn too dark. We dipped the tempura in natural sugarfree mustard, yummyyyy!

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Baked fish with almond and dried tomato sauce

You can use any fish for this recipe, my local fish shop had plaice, so that was what I used.

For the sauce you will need to soak almonds overnight and the next day peel off the skins. Soak a few (one or two per person) dried tomatoes for at least half an hour in water. Place both in a blender with a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of dried garlic powder. Add enough water to enable blending into a smooth paste (or chunky, if you like that better). Adjust salt.

Place plaice (pun!) in a greased baking dish, spread sauce on top and bake about 20 minutes on 200°C, the crust should get a bit browned. Serve with a grain or (for easier digestion) with steamed vegetables, preferably leafy greens.  I had curly cabbage, string beans and cauliflower leaves. Raw daikon with a drop of tamari soy sauce and some finely chopped spring onion will help to digest the fish and oils as well.

 

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