Green Kitchen at Home - David Frenkiel

Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Food for Everyday
by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl is filled with over 100 delicious vegetarian recipes straight from their Stockholm kitchen. With quick and easy ideas for weekday lunches and supper, slightly more elaborate dishes for the weekend and everyday recipes for breakfast and dessert, this book shares how they build their meals at home, the shortcuts they take and the tricks they've learnt in the kitchen. And the bonus is all recipes are child-friendly too.

If this is how they eat in their home, I want to move in - beautiful, hearty meals packed with the multi-hued vegetables, fruits and grains. The dishes are almost too pretty to eat - almost. Courgette, Fennel and Turmeric Soup, Roasted Root and Rye Waffle Toastie, Green Pea, Broccoli and Mint Soup with Puy Lentil Topping and a scrumptioius looking Cauli 'Fish' and Chips are a few examples of how they transform vegetarian eating into totally crave-worthy dinners. 

I have all of the authors' books (except for Smoothies- I'm not a smoothie girl - I want to chew my calories unless they are alcoholic in nature). Green Kitchen Travels: Vegetarian Food Inspired by Our Adventures and The Green Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day (also released as Vegetarian Everyday) are incredible books which I have cooked from frequently in the past. I haven't had an opportunity to make anything from this title but hope to make the Middle Eastern Sweet Potato Wraps we are sharing here today soon - they look so good and Andrew is all about the wraps lately!

Special thanks to Hardie Grant and the authors for sharing a recipe with our members today. Please head over to our contest page to win a copy of this book for your own library.

Middle Eastern Sweet Potato Wraps

We didn't grow up eating sweet potatoes, as they have only become popular in Scandinavia during the last decade. But we sure are making up for it now. Roasted sweet potato slices are on weekly rotation in our home and we use them in a variety of recipes - tucking them into salads, mixing them with cooked lentils as a hearty dinner, placing them inside mayo sandwiches, or in wraps like this one here. The boiled eggs make it a more substantial meal; dates, pomegranate, feta add a burst of flavours and lettuce and cucumber keep it light and fresh. A green smoothie (page 63) is the perfect accompaniment.
Serves 2
Prep + cook time 35 minutes

1 small sweet potato
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 wholegrain or buckwheat tortillas or flatbreads
2 small handfuls (50 g/1¾ oz) mixed lettuce
10 cucumber slices
2 free-range hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
2 soft dates, pitted and thinly sliced
40 g (1½ oz) feta, crumbled
¼ pomegranate, seeded
2 tbsp tahini
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF/Gas mark 6) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Wash and dry the sweet potato then slice it into 5 mm (1⁄8 inch) thick rounds (with the skin on). Put the rounds in a bowl along with the spices, salt, pepper and oil and toss until well coated. Spread the sweet potato out in a single layer on the baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft and golden with crispy edges. Turn the slices over halfway through the cooking time to ensure that they bake evenly.

Remove from the oven and set aside while you start assembling the tortillas.
Heat the tortillas in the oven for a couple of minutes then lay them flat on a board. Fill the centre of each tortilla with a line of the lettuce, then top with the baked sweet potato, followed by the cucumber, eggs, dates and feta and, finally, a sprinkling of the pomegranate seeds, a drizzle of the tahini and a pinch of the salt and pepper. Gently fold the bottom of each tortilla up to cover part of the filling, before folding one side in towards the centre, followed by the other. Enjoy!

If you can't find soft dates, soak dried dates in hot water for 20 minutes

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  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  6/7/2017 at 6:06 PM

    I have not yet had the chance to try any of the recipes from The Green Kitchen At Home. I certainly would love to explore cooking the vegetarian recipes found in this treat from a Stockholm kitchen of garden delights!

  • sgump  on  6/8/2017 at 10:24 AM

    I have not yet cooked from a Green Kitchen book--but would love to be able to!

  • JenJoLa  on  6/8/2017 at 10:48 AM

    I haven't tried any recipes from the Green Kitchen books, but what I've seen is inspiring.

  • lebarron2001  on  6/8/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Not yet, but the Middle Eastern Sweet Potato Wraps look really good.

  • msimfam  on  6/8/2017 at 3:36 PM

    I am a BIG fan of sweet potatoes so I would make the Sweet Potato wraps. That's my plan for the weekend!

  • Siegal  on  6/9/2017 at 9:21 AM

    I have not made anything from this book yet

  • t.t  on  6/9/2017 at 11:34 PM

    I haven't made anything from the Green Kitchen books yet...

  • lgroom  on  6/10/2017 at 10:18 AM

    I have not cooked from any of these books, YET!!

  • PennyG  on  6/16/2017 at 5:52 PM

    I love to read the Green Kitchen blog, but haven't made any recipes yet, though they sound delicious.

  • orchidlady01  on  6/17/2017 at 1:21 AM

    I haven't made any recipes from the Green Kitchen blog.

  • RSW  on  6/25/2017 at 11:55 AM

    no but will checkout now

  • Uhmandanicole  on  6/27/2017 at 1:26 AM

    I haven't made anything. Yet.

  • fiarose  on  6/27/2017 at 4:58 PM

    i've made a bunch of recipes from the books as well as from the blog! i love green kitchen!

  • abihamm  on  6/27/2017 at 5:19 PM

    I haven't made any recipes from the Green Kitchen but I look forward too!

  • nandag  on  6/30/2017 at 1:07 PM

    I never have cooked from their books but I've followed their Instagram feed for a long time.

  • christineleong  on  7/1/2017 at 8:47 AM

    I love the blog and the inspiring recipes and will definitely try the recipes from the new book!

  • Mrs.Soule  on  7/1/2017 at 9:51 AM

    I haven't - just discovered the blog today!

  • lauriesk  on  7/1/2017 at 11:29 AM

    I have never made anything from the green kitchen cookbook. Every recipe looks delicious and there isn't anything I wouldn't try.

  • kelliwinter  on  7/10/2017 at 3:55 AM

    not their books, no, but their blog, oh YES!

  • lhudson  on  7/11/2017 at 7:36 AM

    The family style tortilla bowl sound good.

  • AnnaZed  on  7/12/2017 at 12:45 AM

    I never have, I want too though!

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