From the football pitch to the kitchen

Our boys cook up a three-course meal

Benji Sesko, Mau Kjaergaard, Brenden Aaronson and Junior Adamu are all blessed with a very decent portion of football talent. Now they have the chance to find out if their cooking ability is just as promising as their ability on the ball. Let's just say the results were mixed! Our team cooks challenged our boys to cook up a healthy three-course meal.

you can see in our video how it turned out:

cook it at home

A salad specially for athletes, gnocchi with chicken and vegetables as well as protein pancakes were on the menu for our quartet. If you want to try it at home, these are the ingredients you need for four potions.

1st course: Salad

  • Spaghetti (fusilli)
  • Carrots
  • Pepper (red)
  • Boiled egg
  • Avocado
  • Mixed leaf salad
  • Rucola
  • Beetroot (boiled)
  • Chickpeas
  • Parmesan
Peanut sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tea spoon chilli powder (or as much as you wish)
  • 2–4 tablespoons of warm water for diluting the sauce
  • 1 glass of peanut mousse (or cream)
  • 1 heaped hand of peanuts (for chopping)
  • 20–40 ml lime juice
  • 20–40 ml soya sauce
  • Approx. 500 ml vegetable stock
  • Garlic paste (as much as you wish)

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2nd course: Gnocchi with chicken or turkey and vegetables

  • 600 g gnocchi
  • 400 g turkey cut into 1 or 1.5 cm thick chunks
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 300 g aubergine, diced
  • 300 g zucchini, cut into large cubes
  • 300 g red pointed pepper, roughly diced
  • 150 g red onions cut into larger bite-sized pieces
  • 200 g peeled tomatoes from a can
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable stock as powder, organic and without yeast
  • (25 ml dark balsamic vinegar, if you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of rosemary and thyme, chopped fresh
  • (Optional: 75 g cream cheese e.g. herbal Philadelphia)
  • 15 ml native extra olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Parmesan

 3rd course: Protein pancakes

  • 50 g instant oat flakes, ground oat flakes or oatmeal
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil/canola oil
  • 100 g reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 180g egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Chocolate drops

Have fun giving it a go!

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