I am not sure if one or two meatless days on week counts, but it’s definitely a start. I still enjoy a good juicy steak, but this recipe made me realise that it doesn’t have to be meat to have flavour and to feel that your taste buds jump for joy.
Oh Mondays… after a relaxed weekend all I want it’s a relaxed Monday or why not, another relaxed weekend? Or it’s only me who wants that… I doubt it…
Monday morning, listening Louis Armstrong and drinking a warm cup of coffee. Not sure I want to do more than this. But I should. My fridge is full of leftovers after the weekend. I know what it’s going to happen with them if I don’t invent something. Right straight into the bin! What a waste of money and not to say effort. [Read more…]
It’s officially soup season and I think nothing goes better with a warm hearty bowl of soup, but homemade bread!
And the smell… Soul-satisfying smell of bread baking in the oven. It reminds me of childhood. My mom used to make this all the time. The classic white homemade bread. No seeds and no other dried herbs or cheese. [Read more…]
So let’s get cozy and enjoy a bowl of soup. The brown leaves and the low temperatures screams for it.
As pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes have been present in almost every dish I made lately, a tomato soup is in order for today. I don’t fancy classic today, and I also want to bring closer a piece of summer, so I am using some roasted bell peppers I have in my freezer. The sweetness in the peppers will balance the acidity of the tomatoes and I am not going to use any sugar to do that. And to make it soft and creamy and to reduce the calories by not using cream or butter, 1/4 cup of rice will work like magic! Trust me. [Read more…]
If you read about my pumpkin cake recipe you know that, at that time, I was also preparing the pumpkin soup. If not, you can find the recipe here
Living in Ireland now, and probably many of you know how is the weather in here, a warm bowl of soup is a must in cold and winter days. No fuss recipes, you can use whatever leftovers vegetables you have. The Irish know how to enrich the taste – of any soup – with their tasty Irish butter and homemade brown bread. [Read more…]
Cold, rainy and windy day here in Ireland. But warm and nice inside. [Read more…]
The idea of making onion soup never temped me before. Probably because I have never tested one and I hate making well known/traditional recipes I don’t know how it should taste. So I’ve waited, I can say it was a long long wait, to have my first onion soup, nowhere else than Paris. And it definitely worth it! [Read more…]
I was asked a few times how I came up with some of my recipes. Oh, that’s hard… As I usually have an answer for every question 🙂 for this one I don’t have …
To be honest I am usually inspired by the weather. Yes, sounds crazy but it’s so very true 🙂 [Read more…]
It’s amazing how a recipe can bring so many memories. Good and dear memories! I remember how I used to hate eating liver, as child. I think the only form I used to accept it was homemade pate! Oh boy, and my Mom sure was an expert in that! She still is, bless her, and every time when we get together she knows there is nothing I’ll love more than a full jar of liver pate!
With a teenager in house things can be very complicated sometimes…always… Moods, nerves, diet, eating when angry, preparing the food for a teenager can be a challenge. Now vegetarian, in 5 minutes asking for a beef steak.
Anyway, I have a secret weapon (recipe) which makes me always “the best mom”: burrito/wrap. [Read more…]