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November 4, 2014
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Delicious and easy dip with peas, edamame beans, mint and watercress. Great for  crackers or vegetables.

Lækker og let dip med ærter, edamame bønner, mynte og brøndkarse. God til crackers og grøntssagsstave. 

PEA & EDAMAME DIP WITH WATERCRESS, MINT & RICOTTA

 

I just arrived home after a wonderful weekend in the wonderful city Berlin. Berlin is strange. It is actually a pretty ugly and style-confused city, but at the same time it is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities because of all the contrasts. Berlin has more history than most other cities and there is so much to see there. I’ve been there three times now and I am definitely not done with that city. There is still so much I need to see in that fantastic city.

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Så er jeg hjemvendt efter en helt fantastisk dejlig weekend i Berlin. Berlin er skør. Det er på en gang en super grim og stil-forvirret by, men samtidig er den utrolig smuk og utrolig spændende på grund af alle de kontraster. Berlin gemmer på mere historie end nogen andre byer, og der er så meget at se der. Det var tredje gang, jeg var der, men jeg er helt sikkert ikke færdig med den fantastiske by!

 

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Just a quick little guide to three of the best things I saw this time – one thing I’ve seen before, one semi-new thing and one entirely new. All three things I definitely recommend seeing whilst in Berlin. Here we go.

 

One new – Flohmarkt am Mauerpark. This flea market is definitely one of the best I’ve ever been to. One big mix of retro second-hand clothes, wooden furniture, ethnic food, old LP’s, handmade ceramics and designer jewellery. And everywhere you can here the tunes of upcoming underground bands playing. Wonderful! And I got the most delicious gluten free buckwheat crepe with banana, almonds, cinnamon and maple syrup – so good!

One semi-new – Marooush, Egyptian Restaurant. Berlin offers all different kinds of cuisines and I’ve had a lot of different ethnic foods there. This Egyptian restaurant was especially wonderful. You sit by low tables and eat the most delicious food – falafels, flatbread, hummus, Egyptian salad… The interior is very authentic and there is live music, which isn’t too much – just enough to set the mood.

One old – East Side Gallery. A must for all tourists. I’ve seen it before, but it is still very nice to see. Contemporary art painted on the old Wall – a great symbol on the contrasts in Berlin.

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Jeg er ikke Berlin-ekspert, men jeg bliver simpelthen lige nødt til at dele nogen af mine yndlingsting so far med jer. En lille mini-guide – en ny ting, en semi-ny og en gammel. Here we go.

 

En ny – Flohmarkt om Mauerpark. Helt sikkert det fedeste loppemarked, jeg har været på. Et stort mix af retrotøj, træmøbler, etnisk mad, gamle LP’er, håndlavet keramik og designer smykker. Og alle vegne flyder tonerne fra de upcoming undergrundsbands, der spiller der. Skønt! Jeg fik den lækreste glutenfrie boghvedepandekage med banana, mandelsplitter, kanel og ahorn sirup.

En semi-ny: Marooush, Egyptisk restaurant. Man kan få mad fra hele verdenen i Berlin, og jeg har før fået arabisk mad, men denne gang besøgte vi en ny fantastisk restaurant, Marooush. Indretningen er meget autentisk og du sidder ved lave borde og spiser de lækreste falafler, fladbrød, salater og hummus. Og der spilles livemusik – ikke for meget, blot nok til lige at sætte stemningen. 

En gammel – East Side Gallery. Et must for alle turister, I know, men den gamle mur med moderne kunst på er så spændende og understreger i den grad kontrasterne i Berlin.

 

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PEA & EDAMAME DIP WITH WATERCRESS, MINT & RICOTTA

And now for a little recipe. One of my friends gave me a challenge not too long ago: to make something which didn’t require any funny ingredients like buckwheat flour, palm sugar, coconut oil etc. I thought it sounded like such a fun challenge. Thanks Anna ;) So why not? Here comes the first recipe out of 5. A super healthy, super easy and super delicious pea and edamame dip. Perfect for crackers and veggie sticks.

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Og nu til en lille opskrift. En af mine veninder gav mig en lille blogger-challenge for lidt tid siden: at lave noget, der ikke kræver nogle skøre ingredienser som kokosolie, palmesukker eller boghvedemel. Det lød virkelig som en sjov udfordring. Ikke mindst når man tænker på at jeg om ikke så ufatteligt længe igen skal ud og bo for mig selv og selv betale mad – avav. Tak Anna ;)

Så her kommer den første opskrift ud af 5. En super sund, super nem og super lækker edamame og ærte dip. Perfekt til crackers og grøntsagsstave.

 

Pea & Edamame Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 ½ cup

Delicious and easy dip with peas, edamame beans, mint and watercress. Great for crackers or vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup potted edamame beans, eventually frozen
  • 1 cup potted peas, eventually frozen
  • ¼ cup fresh cheese*
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 big handful fresh watercress
  • 1 big handful fresh mint
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt
  • Pepper and lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour boiling water over the beans and peas if using frozen.
  2. Place edamame beans, peas, fresh cheese, olive oil, watercress, mint and salt in a food processor. Pour the water over and blend until smooth.
  3. Season with pepper and lemon juice.
  4. Serve right away or store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

* Preferably ricotta, but you can use fromage frais/blanc (or greek yoghurt if you must)

http://sproutedfig.com/pea-edamame-dip/

12 responses to “Pea & Edamame Dip”

  1. Great shots Josefine! I love that you shared your trip with us! It makes me feel like I got to be there too! And, this dip looks delicious too. Great post!

  2. This dip is perfect since it doesn’t have any funny ingredients. I love your shots.. I been meaning to ask what camera are you using now?

  3. Your little getaway sounds lovely Josefine -I never got to Berlin when I was living in Europe but hopefully I will get to go next time I am over there :) And I love the sound of this dip, and the colour is just gorgeous!

  4. Teffy says:

    Sounds super yum!
    I don’t really eat dairy, is there anything you think I can substitute the ricotta for?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  5. Flea markets are SO cool! I wish I had those around here! And Josefine, your pictures are honestly professional. You are so talented!! This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to see what else you came up with!

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