Sweetpotato Bellpepper Stew

I am such a fan of big bowles of stew right now, I can’t even tell you. You prepare them on one day and eat for half a week, combined with other dishes (hold on for my Kimchi). Worst thing that can happen: you run out of cooked rice.

  1. skin and dice 500gr of sweetpotato, 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic
  2. dice 2 red bell pepper and 1 red chilli
  3. skin and grate one thumb worth of ginger
  4. sauté onion, garlic, ginger and chili in a big pot until glazed
  5. add balsamico and sauté until the vinegar has vaporized
  6. add red curry paste and sauté 1 more minute
  7. add coconut milk (200ml), vegetable broth (250ml) and bring to a low boil
  8. add sweetpotato and simmer for 10 minutes
  9. add bell pepper, pineapple (fresh or canned pieces) and frozen peas, simmer for 10 more minutes
  10. season with maple sirup, lime juice and soy sauce
  11. serve with rice

This hot and sweet meal is delightful. You really need to try it to believe how well coconut, pineapple and chilly go together.

Cabbage Peanut Stew

If you have made the famous CaWaSa recently, you will probably have 1/2 white cabbage sitting in the fridge. Do not despair! Here comes a recipe to aid you with that.

  1. prepare 1/2 white cabbage by cutting off thin slices
  2. dice 2 carrots
  3. dice 1 red bell pepper, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 red chilli
  4. sauté bell pepper, onion, garlic and chili in a big pot until glazed
  5. add mustard (1 tablespoon), cumin (1 tablespoon) and sauté for 1 more minute
  6. add sieved tomatoes (400gr), vegetable broth (250ml), cabbage and carrots
  7. simmer for 20 minutes
  8. add peanut butter (4 tablespoons) and paprika powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  9. add kidney beans (1 can) and sweet corn (1 can)
  10. season with mango juice
  11. stir well and serve with black rice

This is an extremely nutritous and satiating stew without compromising in exotic deliciousness. I prefer this meal extra hot to get my insides warmed up. Fun fact: peanuts are legumes, not nuts, and laden with protein and many vitamines and minerals.

Cabbage Walnut Salad

It’s that time of the year when everyone gets the flu. Luckily there are tons of cabbages right now at the market. We Germans make our famous Sauerkraut from those. They are high in vitamine C which boosts your immune system, so you want to eat lots of them!

  1. prepare 1/2 white cabbage by cutting off thin slices and placing them in a big bowl
  2. add 1 onion, cut into thin slices
  3. add 1 apple, cut into thin slices
  4. add salt (1 teaspoon)
  5. add apple vinegar (1 tablespoon)
  6. knead thoroughly until everything is soaked well
  7. leave alone for at least 30 minutes
  8. add minced parsley (1 tablespoon)
  9. add hacked walnuts (1 handful)
  10. add maple sirup (1 tablespoon)
  11. add walnut oil (2 teaspoons)
  12. add ground cumin (1 pinch)
  13. stir well and serve

The combination of flavors is special, but in a good way. Partnered with something hot like SIAB or a stew, it makes the perfect seasonal meal.

Sunset In A Bowl

Pumpkins everywhere! This is a spicy and colorful soup begging to be brought into existence.

  1. prepare 1 Hokkaido to get 2x2cm pieces – you do not have to peel it, just scrape off the hard bumps
  2. prepare 1 pound of carrots to match pumpkin pieces in size
  3. chop 1 red onion, garlic (2 cloves), ginger (1 tablespoon) and chili to taste
  4. braise onion, garlic, ginger and chili in a big pot with little (1 teaspoon) oil
  5. deglaze with Balsamico vinegar
  6. add pumpkin and carrots
  7. add vegetable broth (1 litre)
  8. boil for 25 minutes
  9. blend with immersion blender until smooth
  10. season with soy sauce, coconut milk (400ml) and lemon juice

While this soup will make your whole family flock to your place, it is also a great base to refine your seasoning skills. You can experiment with different spices like pepper, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric or peanut paste to make it taste even more sophisticated.