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.
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!
Here are some interesting thoughts about food. I am fond of homemade toothsome food, but I don’t like when it takes a lot of time to make it. Especially now, when I have a baby. In the matter of this I have some simple breakfast/lunch ideas which I just change every time by adding some new fruits or vegetables or chocolate!
One of those ideas is Scones. Simple. No a lot of products needed. And sure a timesaver!
I’m in the process of choosing which recipes to do and share on the blog. Any ideas? This post I’ve made about a month ago but didn’t have a chance to posting it. So here it is! The simplest basic recipe of granola.
These days I tried to remake one of my favourite pancakes with squash but adding sweet potato instead. It tasted similar but more delicate and I like it!
These days I have absolutely no time. Holidays are coming, the baby needs more mama, my dog needs to play every day and I was trying to share this recipe for more than several weeks. Sorry about that! But finally I found the time to do that! Because this recipe is very simple but so delicious! These brownies can be a perfect sweet gift for your friends for upcoming Christmas holidays. Mix the ingredients, bake them, cut into squares and place into the little bags. I think your friends will love you so much more after this chocolate gift!
When I have no time for lunch I make bruschettas. Because they’re simple, nourish, you can use product leftovers and also you can always make it different and tasty in just 5 minutes! Amazing timesaver lunch!
I was thinking about mixing carrots and orange juice for a while and decided to make a tart tatin with it. One thing you need to remember when using juice is that is must be fresh! Juice Buff has More On Keeping Juice fresh if you are not sure how to tell. As you know it’s an upside-down cake with caramelised fruits or vegetables, mostly with apples or pears. I made a vegetable tart tatin with beetroots and to be honest it is my very favourite tart!
This time I glazed sweet carrots with orange juice and sugar and got a brilliant result!
Vegetable tarts sometimes turn in something absolutely magical! Read More