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Zero Waste Lunch à la Food Pharmacy

Yesterday we did a refrigerator clean out in our pink fridge here at Food Pharmacy and we found lots of exciting things. Since the motto in our office is “0% waste, 100% lunch” we did what could be expected of us, lunch.

In the refrigerator we found the following:

a half cauliflower
a half sweet potato
some tired carrots
red onion
a piece of ginger
two garlic cloves
some sprouts
a turnip
Anna’s oat milk *

* Anna is our colleague

This should work, we thought, but a few more items were necessary so we peeked in the pantry, from which we took the following:

olive oil
white wine vinegar
dried coriander
chili flakes
chickpea flour
salt
black pepper
pine nuts

And now, for our delicious creation: We started by cutting up the cauliflower into smaller pieces and then we brushed it with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a lot of dried coriander and chili flakes, we also sprinkled over 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour and mixed everything up a bit. Then we cut the sweet potatoes into larger pieces and baked everything together in the oven at 150°C/300°F for 45 minutes.

While we waited for the cauliflower mix to finish, we dealt with the tired carrots. We cut them into larger chunks and boiled them together with two garlic cloves. When the carrots were soft enough, we poured off the water and ran them in blender along with the boiled garlic, a piece of grated ginger and two tablespoons of oat milk into a smooth puree. We seasoned with salt and pepper until we were satisfied.

Then it was time to give the little turnip some love. We sliced it, along with the red onion, thinly with a mandolin, drizzled some olive oil and two tablespoons of white wine vinegar and last but not least we topped it off with the sprouts!

Voilá, zero waste!

We garnished a little extra with pine nuts and served it up with a good conscience!

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