Food Recipes – Tips and Ideas for Cooking

Omelet wrap with spinach

Preparation Heat a little oil or margarine in a pan and fry the mushrooms for a few minutes. Add the spinach and let it shrink. Season this vegetable mixture with a little pepper and salt. Mix the eggs in a bowl with a splash of milk. Heat a little oil or margarine in a frying pan and pour in half of the egg mixture. Bake the omelet for 2 to 3 minutes on one side and then turn it over and bake the other side for another minute. Repeat this with the rest of the egg mixture and make a 2nd omelet. Spoon some of the vegetable mixture onto the omelet in one line. Put some strips of grilled bell pepper on top and crumble some feta over it. Roll the omelet and place on a plate with some arugula and serve with the tzatziki.… Read more

Mini wrap cones with salad

Preparation Cut the avocados in half and remove the kernel and skin. Finely chop the flesh of the avocado with the juice of the lime, pinch of chili pepper and salt and pepper. Spread the mini wraps with the avocado mixture, and keep 1 cm from the edge. Roll the wraps in the shape of a cone and secure them with a pin. Fill the cones with some lettuce, corn, pieces of cherry tomato and finish with a spoonful of sour cream.… Read more

Pea soup with chicken

Preparation Bring 1.5 liters of water with the stock cubes, split peas and bay leaf to the boil. Let this simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, peel and cut the carrot, potato and celeriac into pieces. Chop the leek into rings and wash it well. Peel the onion and cut into fine pieces. Finely chop the celery. Cut the smoked chicken into cubes or strips. After about an hour the split peas start to fall apart and a green mass is formed. This can take a little longer or shorter. Add the sliced vegetables, potato and chicken to the pea soup. Save some chicken to garnish. Let the soup simmer for about half an hour. Season the soup with possibly a little pepper and salt. Let the soup simmer gently for another 10 minutes. The soup is often thicker the next day and tastes even better.… Read more

Couscous salad with mint

Preparation Mix the ingredients for the dressing together in a small bowl. Finely chop the mint and also add to the dressing. Cut the tips of the snow peas and if necessary remove the wires attached to it. Cook the snow peas for 5 minutes with a pinch of salt and then drain and rinse with cold water. The couscous according to the packaging. Cook the peas well. Scoop the snow peas through the couscous together with peas and radish slices. Add the dressing and mix in. Serve the couscous salad with the goat cheese and pistachio nuts. This salad with couscous is tasty hot or cold! View all vegetarian recipes here… Read more

Zucchini spaghetti with vegetable balls

Preparation Stir the courgettes through the spirelli or use ready-made courgette spaghetti. Finely chop the onion and garlic and fry in a (wok) pan. Add the tomato puree and bake for 3 minutes. Then add the tomato cubes, season the tomato sauce with some pepper, salt and basil and let the sauce simmer gently. Fry the mushrooms and vegetable balls in a different pan for a few minutes. Then add it to the pan with tomato sauce. Bake the zucchini spaghetti in the empty frying pan for a few minutes until it starts to shrink slightly. Serve the zucchini spaghetti over 2 or 3 plates. Scoop some of the tomato sauce with vegetable balls and mushrooms on top and garnish with some fresh basil and pine nuts.… Read more

Chilli with beef

Preparation Chop the onion and fry it in a large (wok) pan with a little oil or margarine. Add the minced meat and fry it loose. Add 2 tablespoons of the chili con carne spice mix. Cut the red peppers into pieces and fry for a few minutes. Then add the tomato puree, tomato cubes and sieved tomatoes and stir everything well. Let this mixture simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, also cook the rice. Then add the beans and corn to the tomato sauce with minced meat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve the chili con carne with a generous scoop of sour cream, some chopped parsley and rice.… Read more

Lamingtons – May 2019 Daring Bakers Challenge

For the May challenge Marcellin from Marcellin in Cucina dared us to make Lamingtons. An Australian delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant. I really encourange you to try this sweet little thing. A cube of vanilla sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing then coated with desiccated coconut – yummy. If you are like me, you will go through 3 stages: you will think that this is really easy to bake;then you will discover that it actually is not as it is a little bit messy; andthen you will taste them and will realize that it was worthy. For a longer time, I had wanted to try some recipe by Stephanie Janorski from the Joy of Baking and as soon as I learnt she actually has a recipe for the lamingtons I knew I was going to use her recipe. Added value is that Mrs Janorski has also made a video of hee method so if you will be confused how to bake these you can check it out.… Read more