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Hello youtube!


Wiiiih, today we have started our own little video channel on youtube. We have been curious about food videos for quite a while. Some of you might remember a few early attempts that we have done (with a little help from our friends). It’s such a fun media because we can share a recipe and a story more visually than just describing it in text and stills. But since we are amateurs at this, it takes us forever to produce and edit even the shortest clip. So you can imagine that we were glad when FoodClub offered us some help to start our own youtube channel and produce a number of recipe videos.

We have already shot a few recipes and will release them regularly on the channel. Apparently they will pop up in your feed if you hit the subscribe button, so you might want to do that. Most of the recipes will actually be completely new ones, so if you think we have been a bit slow with updating the blog, this should hopefully be a great complement for more recipes. Not to worry though, we will still run the blog as usual.

Here is a short intro video that we did for the channel. 

We have tried to keep the videos short because we get bored by too long ones. There are some instructions in the recipes, but we wanted to keep them inspirational and get away from the traditional cooking shows. This is a chance for us to experiment with the media, learn about the trade and find our own way of doing videos, so we’d love to hear feedback from you!

Oh, we forgot to say that we actually talk in these videos, so you might want to switch on your speakers. We’re starting off with a Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dates and Lentils. You’ll find the recipe and video here below. We have also done a video for the Turkish Yogurt & Blueberry Popsicles in the top picture. You can find that video on youtube.com/greenkitchenstories, with the full recipe below the video.

Anything else? Elsa will also be popping up in a few of them. Not speaking though, even if her english soon is better than ours.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dates & Lentils
Serves 4

1 head raw cauliflower
4 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch ground cayenne or more to taste
1 cup / 240 ml uncooked beluga lentils (or green lentils)
1 large handful (about 4 oz) raw almonds
10 fresh or dried dates, pitted
1 small red onion
4 cups / 100 g loosely packed mache lettuce, rucola (rocket) or spinach leaves
sprouts, for garnish

Creamy Tahini Dressing
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water to thin, or more to your desire

Preheat oven to 220°C / 420°F. Cut the cauliflower into smaller florets and chop the stem. Spread out in a roasting tin. Mix oil and spices in a glass, pour over the cauliflower and toss to cover all florets in the oil. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the cauliflower is golden brown. Meanwhile place lentils and 2 cups / 500 ml water in a saucepan. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and cook gently for about 20 minutes or until soft. Drain any excess water and set aside to cool. Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool. Reduce the oven heat to 350°F / 175°C and dry roast the almonds for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix gently with the cooled lentils. Chop the dates and slice the onion. Remove the almonds from the oven and coarsely chop. Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl and toss to combine. Garnish with sprouts and serve. Keeps for a couple of days in the fridge.

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72 Comments

  1. Posted 14 May ’14 at 21:30 | #

    Just discovered your blog, and I must say I love the theme, you are doing a great job. Love the recipes, keep at it ;)

  2. Posted 14 May ’14 at 21:36 | #

    That is so great! Congratulations and I can’t wait to watch your instructions on screen as well! The recipe looks delicious as usual!

  3. Liz B
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 21:40 | #

    Love you guys <3 <3 xxxx Gorgeous work!! Kisses from Lisbon xxxxx

  4. Erin
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 21:45 | #

    Love it! So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this. Such delicious work! (:

  5. Gabriele
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 21:54 | #

    This is really a wonderful idea! (the YouTube cooking and filming thing). I am reading many blogs – you are really the first to do so (I guess it is harder than taking photos …). Best wishes and hugs from Middle Europe, Gabriele.

  6. Sarah
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 22:01 | #

    Oh wow, something new! I must say, after having read so many of your posts with an imagenary voices in my head, it’s kind of exciting to hear your real voices now. Love the videos and they do have the perfect length! Looking forward to new ones.

  7. Kristina
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 22:02 | #

    I love the addition of the youtube channel! It was so fun hearing you talk and seeing you in action. And I can’t wait for the weather to heat up so that I have a reason to try those popsicles. They look delicious!

  8. Posted 14 May ’14 at 22:39 | #

    This is amazing! Congrats.

  9. Posted 14 May ’14 at 22:44 | #

    that cauliflower salad looks divine ! i have a few healthy vegan recipes on my blog if you want to have a look :)
    Lauren x
    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Posted 14 May ’14 at 22:53 | #

    Yay! I’m so excited about this! I love hearing your voice and feeling like I get to peek behind the scenes!
    xoxo Kerrie

    • Posted 15 May ’14 at 20:30 | #

      Thank you! We are very glad to hear that, as it was exactly what we were reaching for.
      /David

  11. Eli
    Posted 14 May ’14 at 23:00 | #

    Happy to be one of your followers! :)

  12. Posted 14 May ’14 at 23:49 | #

    This is great! The video was so lovely and meditative. It definitely made the dish “come alive.”

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

  13. Oana
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 00:23 | #

    Wow! It`s so nice to actually hear you guys, you both have such cute accents. Now I can imagine a lot better David speaking Italian :) The videos are so beautifully styled and shot, congratulations and keep them coming!

  14. C
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 01:14 | #

    I love what you both are doing. So inspiring. Thank you for sharing and continuing your path of joy.

  15. Posted 15 May ’14 at 02:14 | #

    Hi there! Have just discovered your blog and I am loving it! The videos are absolutely great. The story is much better said this way. Great job guys!

  16. Posted 15 May ’14 at 02:14 | #

    Love this! Actually I love everything you two do. The salad looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Jessica
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 05:49 | #

    I was watching your cauliflower recipe video when something caught my eye – a photo posted on your wall that said “Keep Calm Fresh Fruit Juice Available” and thought, why does that look so familiar? It didn’t take long for me to realize the photo had to have been taken in front of Lucky Fort, that charming family-run restuarant tucked away on a quiet street in Galle. It was the most memorable meal I ate in Sri Lanka. Did you have a chance to eat there?

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    • Posted 15 May ’14 at 20:34 | #

      Ha, how amazing that you recognized the sign. Small world. Actually we never had dinner there :( I just walked by the sign and thought it was funny. Most of the photos on that wall will also appear in our new book.
      /David

  18. Nina
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 07:21 | #

    I have been waiting for those videos ever since you posted a “behind-the-scenes” picture on Instagram, so excited to see them now! Can’t wait to hear your voices hehe and the recipe for the salad already sounds amazing!

  19. Posted 15 May ’14 at 08:59 | #

    I love your blog and these were fantastic news!!

  20. Posted 15 May ’14 at 09:07 | #

    Awesome videos, really great idea. I agree with you about them being boring if they’re too long and these are just right!

  21. Posted 15 May ’14 at 10:15 | #

    Lovely news! I love your blog and your book so this is very welcome:)

  22. Posted 15 May ’14 at 10:15 | #

    I love these personalities and how your narration is so personable and invites you into the family. Great job.

  23. Laura
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 11:03 | #

    Congratulations on your new video channel! I’ve just watched your first videos, they are amazing, you can really and easily be proud of them. I’m looking forward to your next ones! Good luck :-)
    I’ve also just got your first cookbook (the german version) as a present last week and I completely fell in love with it! I can’t get enough of trying out alls those wonderful recipes! You did a great job.

  24. Posted 15 May ’14 at 11:09 | #

    Fantastic to hear you guys and see such wonderful videos – congrats and I look forward to more !

  25. Natalie
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 12:02 | #

    Perfect, I also get bored about long cooking videos (and manage to forget everything what was in them), here you give the basics, essentials and open up to creativity, yay, I’m gonna try more salads like these, thanks!

  26. Tamara
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 13:04 | #

    This approach is VERY fresh, you guys! I don’t like watching videos either cause I get bored somewhere in the middle, but this one is sweet and enjoyable. I actually watched it 3 times in a row (that is not to say it’s three times too short!). :) It says it all. Good job. I have no complaints.

  27. Posted 15 May ’14 at 13:26 | #

    Beautiful vidieos – you guys are so creative! Love the atmosphere of your short films and the nordic light :-)

  28. Brittany
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 14:05 | #

    For the popsicles, would there happen to be another yogurt I could use?
    Love the new videos by the way, they are so personal and different (in a great way).

    • Posted 15 May ’14 at 20:39 | #

      Yes, you can definitely use another yogurt (plant based or regular). Try to make sure that it’s not too low on fat though, as it will make the popsicles icy and crystalized.
      /David

      • Brittany
        Posted 15 May ’14 at 22:15 | #

        Great!! Thank you for your quick reply.

  29. Helen
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 14:11 | #

    Perfect! Long time reader, first time commenter. And all the way from Australia. Keep doing what you are doing guys. It’s always inspirational.

  30. Posted 15 May ’14 at 14:21 | #

    Love the videos guys – they are just the right length and look fantastic! They have a nice Green Kitchen Stories vibe to them – your personality and style really translates from the blog, to the videos. One quick question – what make is your popsicle mould? I’ve been struggling to find one that takes wooden sticks – all the ones I’ve found have plastic handles!

  31. Posted 15 May ’14 at 15:04 | #

    Ah the videos are incredible! And I’m so looking forward to them. It sometimes is more soothing than reading through a post. Ah, you guys are so inspirational! x

  32. Posted 15 May ’14 at 15:09 | #

    OMG, so cool! I am beyond excited to now get to see videos too. You’ve done a great job with your channel. And these pops and the cauliflower salad are both to die for! Can’t wait to make them both!

  33. Posted 15 May ’14 at 15:18 | #

    The videos are great! (And Elsa is just the most adorable munchkin EVER.) Can’t believe how good the quality is – which software do you use for editing?

  34. Posted 15 May ’14 at 15:22 | #

    What a beautiful video! love your voice, and can’t wait to see Elsa popping up!

  35. Rebecca Mead
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 15:49 | #

    As a devoted reader of your blog and cookbook, I loved getting to see you and hear your voice tell the stories of your recipes… can’t wait for more!

  36. Anya
    Posted 15 May ’14 at 19:52 | #

    Incredible job with the video channel! These must be the best recipe videos ever to exist and far beyond anything Food Network could produce. Please keep them coming! :) Also, I find that the length of videos is perfect.

  37. Posted 15 May ’14 at 21:15 | #

    I am doing the happy dance here and I am super excited for you guys!!! I love the videos – Beautiful and inspiring such as your foodblog and recipes. I also love to hear your voices and get a climpse of your everyday cooking & happy living! Congratulation on the new culinary adventure and I look forward to seeing more of your videos soon. XO
    PS: Did you get the cutting board in Thailand or Asia? My parents still used the exact same one brought back from their trip in Laos.

  38. Posted 15 May ’14 at 22:25 | #

    Yes perfect! Vilken bra idé. Klart ni ska göra video som är så grymma. Gick journalistkurs med Johanna för några år sedan och det var så jag fick nys om er och älskar era recept.

  39. Posted 15 May ’14 at 22:56 | #

    Subscribed immediately! After work, to relax a little, I always watch a few videos, I am happy I will be finding yours as well in the future.

    I have my own few little videos there too, https://www.youtube.com/user/tisujuma

    I can’t wait to see more of your videos, you are truly incredibly inspiring!

    Juliette

  40. Holly
    Posted 16 May ’14 at 07:00 | #

    The videos are beautiful David & Luise, congratulations. Love getting a sneak peek behind the scenes. Keep up the amazing and inspiring work! :o)

  41. Msconduct
    Posted 16 May ’14 at 07:57 | #

    I loved your video for the cauliflower salad – like the recipes in your book, it looked so tempting I wanted to run into the kitchen and make it straight away! One question – I noticed that the quantities for the spices were different on the video than in the written recipe (1 tsp instead of 1/4 tsp). Which one is correct? Thanks.

    • Green Kitchen Storie
      Posted 17 May ’14 at 17:12 | #

      It is 1/4 tsp :-)

  42. Posted 16 May ’14 at 08:52 | #

    Love your videos and the new recipes, congrats! The popsicles must wait until I purchase the moulds, but I did the salad yesterday and now I am already looking forward so much to lunchtime for the leftovers! The combinations of flavors is just mhmmmmmoooohhhahhhhhhoohhhhhyummmmmm!!!!

  43. Posted 16 May ’14 at 12:06 | #

    it looks so yammy :) I definitely should try it! thank you for sharing :)

  44. Heeral
    Posted 16 May ’14 at 15:25 | #

    Just subscribed. What a beautiful video!! I plan on making this salad tomorrow. Looking forward to your videos!

  45. Kelly
    Posted 16 May ’14 at 16:35 | #

    I’m excited about all your videos to come!! May I ask where you found your popcicle molds?

  46. Posted 16 May ’14 at 20:38 | #

    Good Heavens what an incredible video! So, so unbelievably lovely. Truely!

  47. Posted 17 May ’14 at 08:30 | #

    Wow! That’s an excellent news, congratulations, best of luck with the experimenting. Keeping the videos short is brilliant and actually makes me want to watch them whole and try the recipes afterwards.

    p.s. please delete my previous comment, sorry about that.

  48. Nya
    Posted 17 May ’14 at 09:59 | #

    Just made the salad… Yumm ! Thanks , Nya ( Australia) xx

  49. Posted 19 May ’14 at 06:26 | #

    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

  50. Jennifer
    Posted 19 May ’14 at 19:36 | #

    I am really enjoying your videos. We generally do not watch television at all, but your little gems definitely inspire me to notice the beauty in the kitchen. I love to cook, but sometimes it becomes a chore. A moment in your kitchen reminds me again of the beauty and love that goes into our food. Thanks!

    Warm thoughts from sunny Santa Cruz, Jennifer, Dahlia, and Zinnia

  51. Posted 19 May ’14 at 23:19 | #

    OMG!!!!!!!I LOVE IT :D Thank you guys!You’re the best!

  52. Posted 20 May ’14 at 02:47 | #

    Well done, I loved it – and the salad looks great too!

  53. Posted 20 May ’14 at 22:02 | #

    I’m so excited about you starting to shot more videos. I love to see you in action AND speak! Youn three (or should I say four?) are such an inspiration. Actually, just half an hour ago I was flipping through your cookbook, one of my favorites. Can’t wait for your second one to come out! I’m sure it’s equally gorgeous.

    Sunny greetings from Finland,
    Sini

  54. Jane
    Posted 20 May ’14 at 22:10 | #

    Just made the salad for dinner tonight, delicious! Served with a courgette frittata to up the protein content for my teenage son. He’s a sceptic when it comes to lentils, but even he was singing its praises- now that shows it has to be a winner.

  55. Posted 21 May ’14 at 08:42 | #

    Absolutely loved the gorgeous videos! They are amazing! I’m actually going to start one as well so will definitely subscribe once I’ve made my first video! :)

  56. Posted 21 May ’14 at 17:31 | #

    What beautiful videos; a treat to watch! Thank you :)

  57. Ella
    Posted 22 May ’14 at 13:38 | #

    I made a version of this the other day with what I had on hand.
    Sweet potato for the cauli, cubed apple for the dates, and finely shredded kale for the green. Also added some radishes, finely sliced.
    So, to look at it, could barely call it the same recipe, but definitely had the same idea!
    Was tasty!
    Only thing to be wary of – Does not keep particularly well. Or, at least not made up. I imagine that it would if you kept the roast parts, the fresh parts, the lentils, and the dressing separate.

  58. Biggan
    Posted 23 May ’14 at 08:55 | #

    Hej! Jag är otroligt tacksam för er underbara bok! Den inspierar mig att försöka komma igång och laga veggie! Nyinköpt har jag bläddrat och sett massor som jag skall laga och jag lovar läsa den från pärm till pärm! Tusen tack även för den här fräscha bloggen! Keep up the good work :) Hälsningar från Åland!

  59. Posted 24 May ’14 at 15:45 | #

    Beautiful! I’m so excited that you’re starting this video series. This salad looks delicious and the colors are perfectly balanced.

  60. Rebecka
    Posted 25 May ’14 at 10:19 | #

    I love your videos! And your blender looks great! Would you mind telling me what brand it is? Could you recommend one? I’d like one that can mix frozen fruits and nuts, that I can use everyday.

    Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to try out the popcicles, and I’ve just ordered your book, which I’m really excited about!

  61. Posted 27 May ’14 at 04:24 | #

    This is really a wonderful idea! (the YouTube cooking and filming thing). I am reading many blogs – you are really the first to do so (I guess it is harder than taking photos …). Best wishes and hugs from Middle Europe, Gabriele.

  62. Nikoline
    Posted 27 May ’14 at 20:04 | #

    I am eating your cauliflower salad just now! My mouth is filled with joy and my kitchen smells so warm and cosy from all the spices. Thank you for always bringing inspiration to the table. I cannot wait to take a look inside your new book.

  63. Posted 19 Jul ’14 at 00:45 | #

    Hello, I loved your video. I’ve been looking for proper popsicle molds for a while, where did you get yours?
    Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
    Noël

  64. birgit
    Posted 1 Aug ’14 at 21:39 | #

    i would have never put lentils and cauliflower with dates for salad
    and it’s sooooo delicious
    everybody loves it
    your blog is very very inspiring and the videos are lovely
    all my best wishes
    birgit

  65. zwaan
    Posted 17 Sep ’14 at 21:31 | #

    Made this for dinner tonight. Loved it! :D

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