June 20, 2018

Today I share with you string beans and roasted young potatoes dish. If I back forward a bit to my childhood a variety of this dish was often prepared by my mom and aunt in summer days. Young potatoes roasted on pork cracklings. Then string beans joined the pan, sour cream was added because creaminess is everything. And it was topped with plenty of parsley. Even nowadays I can’t really imagine young potatoes without parsley.

I wasn’t a very big fan of this dish but I liked it more and more as I was growing up. Now as an (almost) adult I tested it on my own for the first time. The only difference –  I veganised it. The sour cream substitute was easy – I just used the vegan one. The pork cracklings part needed some thinking but I soon realized we are making a perfect product for that at work. It’s buckwheat pastrami that is made with powdered smoke. The texture and smell are #heaven. But if you can’t find pastrami near you, use some other meaty substitute.

Hope you enjoy in cooking this up as I did. It’s so simple yet gives so much comfort.


String beans and roasted young potatoes from my childhood (veganised)

June 20, 2018
: 2-3
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Very easy

Refreshing summer dish with string beans


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 500 g young potatoes
  • 500 g string beans
  • 150 g Buckwheat pastrami (or some other bacon substitute)
  • Salt, pepper
  • (Vegan) sour cream
  • Parsley

Directions

  • Step 1 1. Wash potatoes, cut them in half if needed (we want really small pieces), dry them on the kitchen towel and start roasting them in a pan on a bit of oil. Stir from time to time so they bake evenly. This will take around 15 minutes.
  • Step 2 2. Meanwhile bring a pot of water to a boil. Clean string beans (cudding the ends off) and cut them to thirds. Cook them for 8-10 minutes. When they are done drain them and add to potatoes.
  • Step 3 3. Cook potatoes and string beans in a pan for few minutes. Add pepper and salt to your taste.
  • Step 4 4. In a separate pan roast pastrami cut to cubes on a bit of oil.
  • Step 5 5. Place potatoes and string beans in a big bowl. Top with vegan sour cream, roasted bits of pastrami and chopped parsley. Serve right away!

Wise-ass corner

When you add string beans to potatoes you can also add two minced cloves of garlic. To give some extra taste to the dish.

Buckwheat pastrami is a kind of “cake” we make ourselves in kitchen I work at. It is 100% natural and gives you same amount of comfort as bits of bacon.

 

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Baby, this one is a keeper

On my mission to reduce food waste, I used some over-ripped bananas that were laying around and made this scrumptious & good for ya belly Banana Bread