We got like 2 kg of wonderful red bell peppers with a vegetable delivery a while ago. Organically grown of course, hopefully loaded with vitamins and fibers. The color or taste indicated that at least! Lately we have started to focus more on getting enough quality fibers in our daily meals to serve all the gut bacterias, I’ll come back to that in another post.
I looked for some inspiration of what to pair with the bell pepper and found out that the combination of dill and red onion would be really nice. It turned out fantastic, find the recipe below and make one yourself!
Bell pepper w. dill salad
Red bell peppers
Dill, dried or fresh
Salt & pepper
White wine vinegar
Chop all the vegetables in suitable sizes. Add in a bowl and add salt, pepper and dill. Sprinkle some white vinegar on top and cover with olive oil. For best result, let it rest for a couple of hours before eating to let the vinegar soften the onion and blend all the flavors nicely.
I cheated slightly on the resting part though, but it was delicious anyway! The artichokes gives such a nice earthy flavor to the more sour onion and fresh bell pepper.
For this Saturday lunch a while ago we had the salad together with a spinach and tomato frittata topped with pecorino cheese and some fried mushrooms and saurkraut. A satisfying weekend lunch.
It wasn’t too long ago that we made fritata (as we were informed is the proper name, rather than omelette), but after getting a new delivery from Årstiderna with Pecorino cheese and olive oil it was time again anyways.
We made a really simple one this time. Just the eggs, water and grate cheese, mix it and pour it into the cast iron pan and then placed thin slices of tomato on top. To get the fritata well done without burning it we use to cover the pan with a lid.
For the last few minutes we put the grated cheese on top of the fritata and returned it to the stove with the lid on.
We had also go a fresh delivery of vegetables and avocado from Årstiderna this same day, so we enjoyed the fritata with fresh vegetables. Both the bell pepper, cucumber and the tomatoes were some of the freshest vegetables I have ever tasted, even compared to the farmers’ market vegetables that we got during our year in Dublin. The vegetables were amazingly crispy and so filled with flavours. It is definitely not the last time we buy vegetables from Årstiderna simply because of that reason. It was obvious that they had not stored the vegetables for a week in a distribution center before sending them us. They were maybe not freshly harvested, but close enough. Not even our groceries from FRAM are as fresh as these.
I also want to take the opportunity to brag a bit about the fritata, it was by far the best one I have ever accomplished. Perfect texture all throughout without being burnt or getting stuck in the bottom of the pan. Wonder if that will ever happen again…
This post shares some inspiration to a more simple dish that is really quick to make, but still delicious. A frying pan omelette filled with yummy vegetables, from the home delivery that we had.
Making a omelette like this is also a perfect opportunity to make use of leftovers. We had some diced turnip with red onion in the fridge that was just perfect to add!
First, carefully brown the sliced onion in a cast iron pan and then add some chopped greens, we had spinach! Also put the leftovers in the pan and let them be warm. The eggs are whisked together with a small amount of water and then poured over the vegetables. Top everything with pretty tomato slices, salt and pepper! Leave at low/medium temperature until the eggs are cooked. It helps to put a lid over the frying pan.
Look how pretty it became!?
Served with the omelette was a red cabbage and carrot salad and a perfect avocado half. Top the omelette with a click of butter and sprinkle some olive oil on top.
Lately we have started to use the service to get food delivered to our home instead of going to the store and pick it up ourselves. It saves so much time and energy to do more fun stuff!
This time we tried out delivery from an all organic vegetable box and was astonished over the freshness of the veggies and the very good assortment that we got.
Spinach and other greens, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, root celery, garlic, onion, tomatoes, chili pepper and mini bell peppers. And not to forgot, the two perfect avocados!
It’s extra nice that the veggies comes delivered in a nice wooden box, that you return back to the delivery man next time. We have chosen to have a box like this delivered once every second week for now and complementing with veggies from FRAM when needed.
Since it was our first delivery we got a nice welcome package with the box as well. Sea salt, olives, apple cider vinegar and a really tasty olive oil!
Later Oliva enjoyed the box as well. Boxes are the best thing in the world!
This is a simple and quick dinner for a weekday, or the weekend if you´re busy with other things than cooking… A meatloaf of minced venison meat and rice made of cauliflower, turnip and carrots. Find out the tasty seasoning below!
The meatloaf was seasoned with estragon, green pepper, dijon mustard and red onion. Dijon mustard and estrogen is such a nice combination that also goes very well together with red onion. Make sure to use a lot of seasoning since the venison meat is almost fat free and therefore requires some extra.
Work all the ingredients into a loaf in a oven ramekin. I used the cauliflower leaves to decorate around it, eatable decoration! Since there is no fat in the meatloaf I topped with some lard as well. Place in the oven at roughly 175°C and don’t let it go for too long since it will become dry. The core should be slightly pink.
The vegetable rice is very simple made with help of a kitchen mixer. Use the “S-blade” to shred the cauliflower and the grater plate for the carrots and turnip. Quickly steam it in a pot to soften it slightly.
Make sure to add some acidity to the rice when serving, for example white wine vinegar, which makes it really fresh. Also top with a click of butter!
Sometimes it can be hard to decide exactly what to have for dinner and one solution can be to have a mix of different vegetables to make it more festive together with a piece of meat.
For this dinner we made a raw salad with red cabbage.
The cabbage is shaved in the mixer into thin pieces and turned together with salt, pepper, turmeric and ginger powder, coconut vinegar and olive oil. So many good nutrients and colors in there!
Some brussels sprouts was found in the fridge as well and the best way to cook them must be to roast in the oven, right? Especially with some nice home-made lard on top.
And to add some extra color and texture to the vegetable collection some red beets and winter squash was roasted in the oven together with the brussels sprouts. The squash was sliced in two halves, with the shell remaining, and put into the oven with the flesh side upwards. The shell on this variant is too hard to be able to eat, but it is very simple to release the inner flesh from it so there is no point to remove the shell before cooking it.
The ribs was seasoned with dried oregano, chili powder, chili flakes and salt and pepper. So tasty! And using a chili of good quality makes all the difference in taste.
The final plate was served with a click of butter on top of the warm veggies and a nice glass of red wine. It requires a bit of work to prepare all the vegetables, but help each other out with it. And the red cabbage salad can of course, and probably should, be made in advance!