Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BEETROOT CHIPS WITH DIPPING SAUCES



Half term is here! Hurray! My boys were more than exhausted and they really deserve some rest. Both of the worked hard since September and their achievement is quite nice. I'm really proud of them. 
As Halloween is around the corner they are quite excited to carve some pumpkins, got ready with their fancy costume and on the top both of their Grandmas visited us. So they are spoiled.... But even if Nannies cook their dinner which is often a kind of stew I insist on having a meat-freeMonday as usual. And as beetroot is one of my favorites vegs with its lovely vibrant pink color and fresh green leaves I made an easy-peasy dinner ready under 30 minutes. 
Just add your fav dipping sauce and enjoy it.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

SAVOURY CAULIFLOWER AND COURGETTE CAKE

Is somebody out there who likes Monday? I dislike that from the bottom of my heart. The only one thing I love if the Monday is meat-free. As recently I've tried  to quite the sugar and flour I realized that we eat more meat. So to try new and exciting meatless food is always a challenge. Challenge for me and adventure for my boys, who are picky eaters. 
This cake is not my own recipe. This spring I tasted similar baked by a friend of mine, Aliz and I was blown away. The texture and flavor of fresh vegetable was so delicious that I couldn't wait for bake my own. And the perfect time has arrived just right now. Better late than never ;-)


Friday, September 26, 2014

ONE PAN HASH

There are days when I have absolutely no idea what to cook. As my boys are picky eaters I usually cook them something to their taste but as these are around 5-8 meals they get to be boring to me. So I often cook two different meals a day. And when I'm lost among thousands of recipes I just grab the current issue of any of my fav magazines and try them. So this recipe is adopted from Morrisons mag. But as I'm not very organized for a reason I simply forgot to buy mushroom in the superstore as it was written in the recipe. But I had a really nice  broccoli in the fridge. And don't laugh please but I have never ever used corned beef before. I thought it was something fatty, disgusting stuff in a tin. But it was far much better than I expected so it's not worth miss it. All in all the food had great textures, good flavors in under 30  minutes. I'm really impressed by these kind of easy-peasy recipes. 



Sunday, September 21, 2014

SPICY PARMESAN BAKED SQUASH SALAD AND A FIG NUTMEG TARTLET

There are a few good good things in autumn, though aren't?  Spot the the vegs and fruits, season is there. And pumpkin carving is coming :-)
And it's the season when no need for excuse to cook comfort food.
It can be meaty, or meat free, curry or stew I have so many favs. My last comfort food recipes are featured on Stocksy, a lovely Confit Duck with a Warm Red Cabbage and Kale Salad. Check it out, please!

And here below comes an autumn dessert with figs  and a spicy squash salad. Both are quick and easy so if You're in a rush these are ideal choice. Go for it!