Danish meatballs in curry(Boller i Karry)

 

This is a traditional Danish dish i fell in love with the first time i tried it.
The dish is popular amongst Danes of all ages. I remembered the first time i made this for my 7 months old son, he ate so much that i had to make him to stop eating.
This is the only ready-made store bought food i must confess i sometimes add to my shopping cart when i go for grocery shopping.

This recipe is however for the homemade variety, and it is of course much more savory and delicious.

Ingredients for meatballs

400g ground pork mixed with beef
1 egg
2 tablespoon of rolled oats
1 small onion- diced
1 piece of fresh green Pepper
1 dl milk
2 pinches of salt

Ingredients for the curry Sauce

1 big onion- diced
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon mild curry/ hot curry
3 tablespoon flour
½ knorr cube
5 dl of water
4 tablespoons of cooking cream (add more for larger quantity of sauce)
Salt to taste

Preparing the meatballs

Mix all the meatballs ingredients together using your hand or a hand mixer (not a blender) and set aside in the fridge for 1 hour.

Making curry sauce

Melt the butter in a pot on a low heat, add diced onion and fry for a bit.
Add curry, flour and whip properly to avoid lumps, add a little amount of water until sauce thickens then pour in the rest  of water and cream.
Add the knorr, pepper and salt and cover to boil

Combining balls and curry sauce

Form the meatballs into a round balls using a tablespoon and your palm, put directly in the boiling sauce, cover and allow to simmer on low to medium setting for about 15-20 minutes

Serve with boiled rice or alternatively with boiled potatoes.
One can also cook the meatballs separately before adding them into the curry sauce but i decided to add my meatballs directly into my sauce because i find the  meatballs to be more tasty and juicy that way.

Garden Egg sauce

 

 

Ingredients

2 large garden eggs (Aubergine)
1 large onion
2 pieces of green pepper
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ karry
½ knorr cube
3 teaspoons of red palm oil

 

Cooking method

Take 2 large garden eggs and boil them for 10 minutes.
Remove the skin and turn them into a paste using a blender.
Add oil to a pan. When hot add in some diced onions
Fry until onion becomes tender
Add the garden egg puree and pepper, stir and leave to fry for 5 minutes
Add nutmeg, curry, salt and a knorr cube,  stir, and cook for 5-7 minutes with the lid on until it’s properly cooked.
Can be served with yam,rice and plantain
Can be garnished with avocado or boiled eggs.

Organic homemade Quinoa flour

Quinoa is a gluten- free and contains huge amount of protein.
It can be use to make bread, cookies, smoothies,pizza and baby cereal


Ingredients

1 cup of organic white quinoa
Directions
Wash the quinoa twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow the water to drip away from the quinoa.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed quinoa.
Roast the quinoa for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool then transfer into a blender/nutribullet.

Blend into a fine flour.

 

Can be stored in a container for future use.

Banana quinoa pudding for baby



Ingredients

1 cup white organic quinoa
1.5 ripe banana
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups of water/formula.
 
Directions
Rinse quinoa in clean water to remove any dirt.
Place in a small pot, add water to cover and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.
When properly cooked add in the cinnamon, olive oil and banana, blend everything together using a hand held blender and serve.
It can also be served without blending, just mash up the banana with a fork.

Organic rice flour for making baby cereal 6-8 months

Ingredients
1/2 cup organic brown rice
1/2 white rice
 
Directions
Wash the rice twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow water to drip away from the rice.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed rice.
Roast the rice for 5-10 minutes.
Allow to cool down then transfer into a blender or nutribullet
Blend into a fine flour.
The flour can be used to make baby rice cereal and it can be store in a container for future use.

How to prepare Nigeria pap/Ogi/Akamu

Dissolve little portion of pap in cold water to form a smooth paste.
Add boiling water till it thickens, then stir the Ogi, if its too thick for your liking, add a few drops of hot water.
Serve hot with the sweetener of your choice, it can be sugar, dates or honey.

 

If you are serving some portion to your baby i suggest you use pear or apple puree.
 
To obtain the pink/red color, just add a few drops of Ribena juice concentrate.

Burger sold at a charity auction in Dubai for $10,000

A juicy burger was sold at a charity auction in Dubai for $10,000
The giant burger contained seven kinds of beef patties, one for each of the emirates in the united Arab Emirates, aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strip in a saffron brioche bun.
The burger was prepared by Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai and a member of Qatar’s royal family
The proceeds from the charity auction went to breast cancer awareness.

Beetroot pancakes

Ingredients
1 Cooked beetroot
1/4 Cup of organic rolled oats
1 Ripe banana
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Glass water
Butter for frying


Directions
Mix all ingredients together.
Blend it in a blender until smooth.
Heat butter on a frying pan, add full ice-cream scoop of the batter.
Fry on medium heat for approximately 1-2 minute on each side until golden brown.
Serve with whatever you like, i like mine with fresh berries or fruit.







Oats and spinach pancakes

Ingredients
1/3 Cup of rolled oats
1 Teaspoon of baking powder
1 Egg
15 Leafs of fresh spinach
1/2 Glass sweet milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 Ripe banana
Butter for frying


Directions
Mix all ingredients together.
Blend it in a blender until smooth.
Heat butter on a frying pan, add full ice-cream scoop of the batter.
Fry on medium heat for approximately 1 minute on each side until golden brown.
Serve with whatever you like, i like mine with fresh berries or fruit.
 

 

How to make Nigerian Moi-Moi using bean flour( Baked Beans pudding)

 
 
Ingredients
2 cups beans flour
1/2 onion
1 mackerel fillets in tomato
2 boiled Eggs
1/3 knorr cubes (or maggi)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon of olive oil
3 pieces of dried pepper

 

Directions:
Blend the beans, flour, onion and pepper together in a blender and
pour into a bowl
Add, mackerel fillets, nutmeg, seasoning cube, oil and salt to taste
stir properly
pour in a baking mold
Add sliced boiled eggs on top of the Moi-Moi
Preheated oven to 200C and place a container with water inside to avoid drying out your Moi-Moi.
Once the oven is preheated, bake your Moi-Moi for for 15 to 20 minutes.