Today in my kitchen I am “going back in time” and cooking one of my favourite dishes the way it was cooked in the 1920s. This year leading cooking appliance brand Stoves UK is celebrating 100 years. I was wondering what people cooked back then. Today we usually cook something simple and comforting using all kitchen appliances we have – starting with a good cooker, so making dinner for my family doesn’t take more than 30 minutes usually. I was looking through the 1920s recipe book and found that most of the recipes that we cook today are similar, but the way of cooking was usually longer, people used less ingredients, etc. Sooo today I am cooking Potatoes au Gratin with Cream the way it was cooked a hundred years ago! Read More
There is nothing better on a cold winter day than a hot wholesome soup. I love cooking soups especially during colder months. Mushroom soup, cauliflower cream soup and borsch (beet soup) are my favourite. I wanted to share this recipe of Roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup because we need to survive until the spring, right? And what is the best way to do it? Right, cooking and eating comforting food. I made this soup with a kale pesto and I think it’s pretty cool to combine two kinds of plants of the cabbage family (cauliflower and kale) in one meal. I hope you will like it too!
When Anya (golubkakitchen.com) sent me a message that she would like to send me a copy of her new published cookbook “Simply Vibrant” I was very exited because I loved her blog for a many years since I only started my food journey. Anya makes beautiful and in the same time simple food which is mostly vegan and plant based. I love her clever ideas about the cooking process and ingredients combinations! Although I am not a vegan I like cooking vegan friendly food and finding unusual substitutions for basic ingredients. So there are a lot of reasons why I have put “Simply Vibrant” cookbook on my kitchen bookshelf.
I often face a question – where to find inspiration? I always say that I don’t need to search for it because all the most beautiful had been created by nature. I just need to go to farmer’s market and buy some seasonal goodies. I was wondering for a while what to cook with beautiful blood oranges which are on season right now and just then I bought a bunch of beautiful pink rhubarb and got the answer. A dessert! A crumble!
When it comes to my favourite quick lunch I would probably say Shakshuka. This dish is very easy to make, it has a lot of variations so you can use the ingredients you have in your fridge.
I’ve tried to cook this dish with different combinations of ingredients: with olives, capers, anchovy, with sweet pepper, etc. but I always come back to this simple variation with blue cheese addition, so I can say this is my ultimate shakshuka recipe. I would be happy to hear about your shakshuka recipe too!
These crepes are not only very attractive but also are so simple to make that I actually made them using just one hand and holding my baby in another one. These crepes make an excellent quick lunch or breakfast. They’re also one of my favourite options for the kids’ lunches.
I love spinach because it is an excellent source of vitamin K, zinc, folic acid, magnesium, iron, calcium and vitamin C. Should I tell more?
I was thinking on my Christmas menu the other day and I knew that roasted vegetables are a must. As for me roasted vegetables are never boring, but still I wanted to emphasise their taste and juiciness. So it was clear that I have to think about a dip.
I love pesto. I simply love mixing my pasta with good homemade pesto and I have a good meal for dinner. Pesto and vegetables are great combination as well and I also love how does it look together on the table. I love parsley for it’s sweetness and strong flavour, and I was wondering which kind of nuts can I add to make it play. Read More
Hi everyone! While one of the busiest month of the year has just started I want to help some of you who is still deciding on your Christmas dinner menu. I will share my variations for side dishes along with the tips about cooking for the festive dinner, time saving and some secrets from my personal experience.
Today I want to share with you this easy to make but wholesome and beautiful salad which goes good with red meat as well as with chicken and look good on the festive table.
Parsnips are not so popular as carrots, but I love them for their delicate flavour and sweetness. Roasted with coriander they have earthy flavour which goes great with the lentils! Crispy apples add texture and halloumi make it work all together good. You can try to use oranges instead lemons for the dressing as well.
If you haven’t got Nina Olsson’s book “Bowls of Goodness” yet this post is the answer why you should have! I was very exited when Nina sent me a copy of her brand new book and couldn’t wait until I could try one of her recipes. Right after I started turning the pages, I stumbled upon one of the very first recipes. Buckwheat porridge with pear and rhubarb compote!
Autumn season is good not the only for it’s seasonal produce but also for holidays! And as Halloween and Bonfire Night are over this means that we can start to think about Christmas entirely.
I will not surprise you if I’ll say that winter holidays are my favourite! First of all Christmas means a chance for me to see family and friends. Everyone loves Christmas for it’s parties, and for me there is no better party then to spend time with the family. It means a cozy atmosphere, homemade food, family secrets and jokes. That’s why I was absolutely happy when Waitrose contacted me and asked to tell about hosting a Christmas party, making food for my guests and preparing my #HomeForChristmas. My thoughts and advices how to host your perfect Christmas party you can find out by checking my article in this week’s Waitrose Weekend magazine.
One of the meals which reflect my attitude towards good food are pies. I think it’s an excellent option for any party as you can make different filling, serve it either warm or cold, cut into many bites so everyone can try it.
Today I wanted to share one of my favourite pies with you – Onion pie, which I made with red onions and added a handful of dried cranberries which made this pie perfect for any Christmas party!