Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spaghetti combination

Saturday evening, after 8pm, you are not in the mood for too much cooking and if it's cold outside, going out to a fancy restaurant isn't a goos idea either. In such situations, with a hungry gang mumbling around, my creativity should be put on work immediately. I was lucky enough to find something interesting and the first reaction I remember was: it tastes as at the restaurant. A good encouragement for a sunny week, isn't it?
And, here is the suggestion:
two spoons of sesame seeds
5 walnuts grounded
one spoon of pesto
100 ml. sunflower oil

The sesame, with pesto, oil, and walnuts are fried for 5 minutes at 150C.
The boiled spaghetti - in salted water - are added and mixed together with the previous combination+the parmesan and maybe some pesto.
The total time dedicated to preparation: maximum 20 minutes.
The eating pleasure: almost infinite.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Vegetarian treats: smoked cheese with mushrooms

I am trying to keep myself as much as possible in trends with the seasons and the overall mood. As we wanted to have a quality family time thinking about what we did already and discussing our plans for the next 12 months, I decided to prepare a couple of light meals, colourful and rich and, of course, a little bit creative as well.

Also, I wanted something fit for both cheese and meat based meals. 

As autumn is here and there are fresh vegetables are always on demand, I made the following choice:
big mushrooms
sesame seeds
smoked tofu cheese

All together and with oil in the pan, they spent some time in the oven (heated at 150C) and disappeared shortly after in the bellies of the hungry members of my family.

The time dedicated to the preparation of this tasty meal was: maximum 15 minutes!

Plenty of time for blogging, isn't it?
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Autumn is around: Tartes aux fruits

I tried to make all the possible combinations: some fresh plums, kiwi, figs, compot (ananas and peaches). The final result is a very rich enjoyment of the senses which can be tasted with a selection of English tea. Time for a five o'clock meeting!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Roasted tomatoes time

This is a very fast and easy meal - preparation time of maximum 15 minutes - and nevertheless tasty and fresh.
The ingredients are:
dried oregano
(sometimes also some sesame seeds could add a specific taste)
olive oil
Head the oven to 150 and wait for a while, till the tomatoes are a little bit roasted. To be served with some fresh Greek cheese.
Bon Appetit!
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A fresh salad for a new beginning

This wonderfully green-looking salad was part of the never ending menu prepared for Rosh Hashanah.

The ingredients:
avocado - half, finelly chopped
pomegranate seeds - 1/4
olive oil
1 table spoon of honey
Mixed them all together and serve them as often as possible. The final taste is delicious.