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Gouda cheese fondue

Gouda cheese fondue
http://www.emmi-kaltbach.ch I just love cheese. For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner and as a treat. Not the smelliest ones, but I am a huge fan of every other type. I am the real Monty from Chip & Dale, I cannot resist if I am offered a slice of cheese (and never miss the chance to check out the cheeses when I am in a market or even at a [...]

Chocolate chip banana cookies

Chocolate chip banana cookies
I found this amazing site with unbelievably easy and tasty recipes. Its called Minimalist Baker and the magicians behind it are Dana and John.  Dana is a wonderful cook and photographer and she follows three simple rules: the recipe can have maximum 10 ingredients, you only need one bowl to prepare it and not more than 30 [...]

Protein cottage cheese bread

Protein cottage cheese bread
  I wanted to come up with some muffin recipe for the mornings, but it turned out that I am too lazy to use the muffin cups (seriously, how can anyone be so lazy??), so I just poured the dough into a bread pan, and as a result had the best sweet bread ever! You must try it, it is gorgeous!  I had 10 slice [...]

Cottage cheese protein donuts

Cottage cheese protein donuts
Hungarians are famous of their love of cottage cheese based desserts. Yeah, I know, it can sound weird to all of you who never ate a nice Túró rudi or a pancake with lemony-vanilla cottage cheese filling, but believe me, it worth a try! I mean, seriously, how could anyone not adore this, it is fresh, chocolaty and just a t [...]

Protein pancake

Protein pancake
Last Friday we were invited to a wedding. A very good friend of mine got married, and the bride looked amazing! She was always pretty, but in the last couple of months she was working out frequently and was following a special diet to get her body toned. And she did a great job! As my exams are getting closer and closer at [...]

Berry vegan cake for a special bday

Berry vegan cake for a special bday
  I know, I was away for a while, but I am happy to inform you, that I started a school and will become (if I start to study soon) a fitness and yoga instructor. With paying attention on what I am eating and going to the gym or yoga classes at least 2-3 times a week (but mostly 3-4 times), I lost 5 kgs until now, and [...]

Salmon with veggies

Salmon with veggies
  2 piece of salmon 3-4 pinches salt 2-3 pinches pepper 2 ts lemon zest 2 tbsp lemon juice 20 dkg butter 2 ts thyme 2 ts parsley 500 g diced carrot and peas mixed 300 g bean Melt the butter and the lemon juice in a pan. Mix all the herbs and spices together. Put the salmon fillet in the pan and pour the herbs mix on [...]

Bagel

Bagel
As a special Friday breakfast, I prepared bagel with eggplant- and egg cream. I knew it will be a lot of trouble as you need to first make the dough, then boil it in water and then bake it in the oven. But it is worth all the hassle. It is a dense, chewy but still crumbly bread. Next time I will try to make more fluffy, bu [...]

Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie

Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie
cooking2perfection.blogspot.com I am proud of myself today. I went to cycle in the morning and then to the gym in the evening. Using my magic hoop and drinking only smoothies for dinner really makes a difference on the size of my belly. At least my pants tell me. Tonight I was craving for something very fulfilling, and I just got cottage chee [...]

Avocado apple smoothie

Avocado apple smoothie
fnstatic.co.uk Its time to go to the market, my stock of fruits is almost out. But still I managed to make a very fulfilling breakfast to survive until lunch after a nice 10 km cycling through the Margaret island in the morning. The sun is shining, birds are singing and if you pay close attention, you can see squirrels are relaxing on the tre [...]

Avocado blackcurrant smoothie

Avocado blackcurrant smoothie
www.choosingraw.com This was a very active day. I went cycling in the sunshine, I tried my brand new magichoop (blue spots guaranteed for tomorrow) and went to the gym. I wasn’t very hungry after all this workout, but still craved for a delicious drink. And so I prepared one. Ingredients: 2 bananas 1/2 avocado 2 dl 100 % blackcurrant [...]

Banana avocado smoothie No.2.

Banana avocado smoothie No.2.
babble.com I already told you that I love avocado. I like to just eat it with tomatoes on a nice slice of bread, or use it to make the best chocolate mousse-like filling for the best chocolate cake ever. I already used it in a smoothie which I loved, so I wanted to try something new. Instead of oranges, this time I added 100 % first fruit jui [...]

Banana avocado smoothie No.1.

Banana avocado smoothie No.1.
I love avocado. On bread, in chocolate mousse and in smoothie too. It is such a healthy fruit! The avocado provides a lot of important healthy fat for your body (especially brain, skin, hair, nails) and it stabilizes your blood sugar level. It is a very good to help reduce cholesterol and inflammation throughout the body. [...]

The vegan brownie: Rawnie

The vegan brownie: Rawnie
  Do you love brownies? If so, this one you will adore. Actually this was the first vegan dessert I ever tried, it is the recipe of a guy who I follow since then (for the Hungarian version, click here. It is crunchy, smooth, fulfilling and so raw! It works with various types of nuts and dried fruits, but the best vers [...]

Peanut butter banana smoothie

Peanut butter banana smoothie
peanutbutterdaily.blogspot.com I spent my afternoon looking for costumes, as tomorrow we are participating at my friends’ annual costume party. So when arriving home – I have to say with a huge smile on my face although my feet were dead and I got soaking wet in the pouring rain, but I still managed to get almost everything I want [...]

Gluten free peanut butter pie

Gluten free peanut butter pie
I actually wanted to make a peanut butter banana smoothie. But then I realized I am craving for something more, so I came up with this nice pie. Unfortunately we were out of ice cream which would side it heavenly, but without that it was very delicious too! Ingredients: For the dough: 10 dkg rice flour 20 dkg all purpose [...]

Chestnut smoothie

Chestnut smoothie
pickfreshfoods.com After a short, but painful run in the morning by the Danube, I needed to just enjoy the silence of the morning and have a smoothie while cooling down. I just found sugar free chestnut puree in the shop yesterday, so I could add a special flavor to my breakfast. I love smoothies and since one of my favorite blog-writers, Szo [...]

Checkerboard cake

Checkerboard cake
I found this amazing cake on my Flipboard and immediately thought of my beloved friend, Sophie, whose bday was coming up. I fell in love with this cake and the website I found it at, you have to check it out, Heather is so talented and bakes with such a passion, her blog made it to Favorite Bookmarks in no time. As the cak [...]

Fresh spring salad

Fresh spring salad
I made Grilled pork chops with mustard for dinner, and I wanted to make a fresh salad to eat it with. This salad is a typical Let’s check the fridge salad, as always int his case, very yummy and refreshing. Ingredients: 1 salad 1 red pepper (or any color) 1 camembert 3 pears Just chop, slice, mix and … eat! [...]

Grilled pork chops with mustard

Grilled pork chops with mustard
To get into a good shape for our big trip in May, we started to work out and pay extra attention to what we are eating. This means a lot of salad, grilled meat, who knows, maybe even fish. I have a huge list of ingredients rich in protein so from now on, when writing the shopping list, this will my Diet for Dummies. :) The [...]

French salad with meatballs

French salad with meatballs
I found a paleo meatballs recipe I had to try and of course I needed to make French salad to side it with. I normally would put bread crumbs and minced onion in the meatballs, but bread crumbs are a definite no these days and I was out of onion, so I added carrots to the minced meat. It turned out to be a great idea, you h [...]

Red lentil tomato soup

Red lentil tomato soup
applesartichokesasparagus.files.wordpress.com I bought a bag of red lentils a while ago, and never found THE recipe to use it. Until yesterday. This soup is surprisingly delicious, I am happy I made a double portion. Lentils are one of the healthiest foods according to Health Magazine.  Lentils are rich in protein, cholesterol-lowering solubl [...]

Gluten and sugar free apple bread wit...

Gluten and sugar free apple bread with coconut
I received a great book for Christmas, the Practical Paleo book. It is a fantastic book full with good advice and delicious recipes. A couple of days ago I bumped into an apple muffin recipe in it. As I had apple at home, I only needed a couple of other ingredients and some modification to the recipe to come up with this t [...]

The ultimate gluten free bread

The ultimate gluten free bread
Freshly baked bread smells like comfort, home and joy. Since I do not eat gluten and I am avoiding the bakeries, I miss this rich scent. After some disastrous attempts of baking gluten free bread at home, I finally created a recipe which will for sure be used again and again in my kitchen. This bread was inspired by the cheese bites of the o [...]

Happy Chicken

Happy Chicken
Happy Chicken – it sounds funny, but why not to try? You might think I am crazy… Probably I am, but I really do think happy chicken is a better choice for your baby. Why? Let me tell you. The Happy Chicken gets more sunshine and freedom than the ones you see in small cages all day long, not to mention that the Happy Chicken eats g [...]

Gluten free cheese bites

Gluten free cheese bites
I tried to make bread from gluten free flour and it was a disaster. I tried to mix gluten free bread flour with corn flour and rice flour, and still, it was horrible. So I gave up. But last week I bumped into this recipe online, and gave it a try. One portion is enough for 12-15 sticks (which became rolls in my case while [...]

Gluten and sugar free banana bread

Gluten and sugar free banana bread
Oh yeah, avoiding gluten and sugar means so many yummy opportunities! I heard about banana bread earlier, I was even lucky enough to try an original South African recipe out made by my South African friend. I think I stayed over at their place that night, we may had some How I Met Your Mother for dinner with Zsofi after li [...]

Crunchy banana ice cream

Crunchy banana ice cream
I had high fever for 3 days, so today, when it was almost gone, I drank so much water the little shop besides us should refresh its stock, and I was craving for something cold. As February is the month of no sugar, I needed to make something still vibrating with energy. That’s how I found some ripe bananas in the kitc [...]

The Apple

The Apple
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/360991726353383723/ An apple a day keeps the doctor away I cannot even count how many times I heard this adage from my Mother. But actually she was right.. as always It’s hard to enumerate the vitamins it contains, but let’s try! Apples are loaded with vitamins A, B-1, B-2 and C, [...]

Grilled tofu with avocado cream

Grilled tofu with avocado cream
I found tofu in the shop the other day, and I thought it can be a good fit to my sugar free challenge menu. I marinated the tofu triangles in green herbs. I am sick this week, having high fever and using hundreds of tissues a day, so I wanted to make an easy and quick lunch. And so I did. I marinated the tofu a day earlier [...]

Organic food in baby’s life

Organic food in baby’s life
http://deardaisycottage.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c590d53ef01538e00d472970b-pi Talking about organic food you hear lots of different opinions.. everyone knows that today’s fruits and veggies are not the same as it was in our grandparents’ era, but we avoid the fact.. why? My favourite saying is “everyone has [...]

Avocado and Banana Puree

Avocado and Banana Puree
Happy Monday! Not as if we would care about workdays or weekends, we just live our happy baby life whatever day may be. For us a new day is a new taste, let’s see what’s today’s baby recipe. Banana & Avocado Puree My dearest goddaughter’s favorite… was, as she turned 2 years old last Septem [...]

Breakfast a la Saturday

Breakfast a la Saturday
Weekend is the miracles’ chance to be happened. Now that it’s rainy and snowy outside, there are not a lot of programs to chose from, but still, our weekends are always full (it may be my fault, I just cannot sit around for more than two hours, it feels like I am wasting the precious time). So this weekend is ag [...]

Chocolate chip vanilla pudding

Chocolate chip vanilla pudding
I wanted some quick, easy and delicious dessert today. This chocolate chip pudding was ready in 15 minutes and while we had the main course I let it cool in the freezer. It is so easy I wouldn’t even call it a recipe, but tip no. 1 to spice up your pudding. Ingredients: 1 pudding (in my case gluten free vanilla) 1 h [...]

5 tips how NOT to start introducing s...

5 tips how NOT to start introducing solid food
melissaesplin.com There is nothing more beautiful than a picture of a baby contentedly smearing food on her/his face…. and of course all over the place in the tiniest little spots available . It’s fun, but so messy! Introducing solid food can be confusing for some parents. What to do? What not to do? What to give? When? So many qu [...]

Blueberry-banana ice-cream

Blueberry-banana ice-cream
  I made a vegan blueberry cake yesterday and had some extra bananas and blueberry, so I quickly came up with this easy recipe. It is a three ingredients ice cream out of which one is actually optional. Can it be easier? Ingredients: 1 cup blueberry 2 ripe bananas 2 ts honey (optional) I used frozen blueberries and [...]

Today’s Vitamin Bomb

Today’s Vitamin Bomb
Everyone I know is suffering from the flu. These days you better try giving more vitamin to your baby to avoid runny nose. For a grown up it’s not a big deal, but for these little ones it is, beleive me. Here is what I made to my girl this morning, she loved it.. It was actually so yummy I made a bigger portion to my [...]

Vegan blueberry cake

Vegan blueberry cake
  I told you already a couple of thousand times that I love vegan cakes. They are easy to make and very delicious. After my gym class today I was craving for some sweet treat, so I  made this blueberry cake. I was so hungry that I didn’t give enough time for the cake to cool properly, so the topping was still ve [...]

Carrot chips with chicken wings

Carrot chips with chicken wings
http://thebus.net I love chicken wings! I know it is not very meat-ful, but I love to go back in time and eat with my hands, just deep-dive in the flavors. I normally eat is with steak potato, but this time I wanted to make it more special (and yeah, you got me, I didn’t have any potatoes left). That’s how I came up with this carr [...]

Chunky Monkey smoothie

Chunky Monkey smoothie
  www.sushikings.nl Do you know Ben & Jerry’s? It’s the coolest ice cream brand ever! And their story is also amazing. Two friends, who had no idea what to do with their lives spent their last pennies on an ice cream making course and started to mix flavors. They came up with the funniest names for the [...]

Spices to baby food

Spices to baby food
Hmm.. This is what I said, when I heard it’s OK to add spices to baby food and like this make it yummier to my little ray of sunshine. But what kind of spices? And why? The answers are: Spices and herbs can be a great source of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Here I am sharing you some examples I found in one of my favourite websi [...]

Chicken with onion jam

Chicken with onion jam
I made this caramelized onion jam the other day and I felt like its time to free up its space in the fridge. Onion jam has a very unique taste, it goes very well with cheese or meat. This time I had chicken at home, so I just spooned the onion jam over the chicken and let the oven did the rest of the work. And the result r [...]

Mashed potato with green peas

Mashed potato with green peas
I like french fries, adore the steak potato and could die for mashed potato. But do not ever give me normal cooked potato, especially with parsley, which is a typical Hungarian side dish. Potato may be my favorite side dish or even main dish, such as patatas asadas or as I learnt from my American friend jacket potato or st [...]

Introducing solid food for the baby

Introducing solid food for the baby
Honestly, this is not an easy topic. It seems easy but it’s another exciting phase of your baby’s growth so you better consider a few rules. I have read lots of books, blogs and websites on how to get started on first food, now here is my final opinion. Allergy awareness dairy products (cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt etc.) ̵ [...]

Gluten free panCAKE

Gluten free panCAKE
      Back to gluten free lifestyle! A panCake (pancake-cake sounds awkward) made of rice flour, gluten free pudding and home made peanut butter. That’s what I call a real breakfast. I went to the gym today before work, and I knew I need some motivation to start the day early. So I made this cake i [...]

Favorite recipe blogs

Favorite recipe blogs
  www.goodfoodmagazin.hu On the last days of the month, you can find me wondering around newspaper stands looking for the new BBC Good Food magazine. You know the face of a kid finding Santa’s treasures on Christmas day? My face illuminates like that when I locate the beloved magazine. Not that I would be settle with [...]

Broccoli and Sweet Potato Puree

Broccoli and Sweet Potato Puree
What to do with the broccoli to make it tastier for the baby? I’ve never seen a child who liked broccoli from the first bite. If you have one pls let me know and prove it According to my husband normal children will never ever like broccoli… YES, they will! You just have to make it yummy for them! My babygir [...]

Sunday Smoothie

Sunday Smoothie
You can make a smoothie of anything. Vegetables, fruits, juices and milk also play a vital role in the smoothie’s world. I just like to mix 2-3 types of fruit and some juice to take my daily portion of vitamin. Today I was a bit hungover (yes, again, for the second time during the weekend which is unbelievable nowada [...]

Chicken enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas
allrecipes.com I love Mexican food, not the spicy one, but the tasty type. Enchiladas is very easy, it may be the most typical Mexican food. OK, maybe after Fajitas. Basically Mexican food for me involves some tortillas, beans, veggies, chicken, tomato sauce and sweet jalapeno peppers. You just wrap them in different ways and voila, your M [...]

Gratin Dauphinois, the Divine Potato

Gratin Dauphinois, the Divine Potato
This side dish became my old time favorite on my first Christmas eve at my mother-in-law-to be’s. It is amazingly rich, of course full with calories, but who cares on Christmas eve? Or ever after tasting it? It is a French side dish (what a surprise after its name, isn’t it?), so I will never be able to pronoun [...]

Corn cream soup

Corn cream soup
media.npr.org I like the hangover for one reason, that is everything tastes better for me when being hungover. We had a nice girly night yesterday, so today I’m the food machine! This soup is ready in 10 minutes, very fulfilling and delicious. The recipe is based on Giuditta’s recipe, a little bit simplified due to lack of energy, [...]

Gluten free 101

Gluten free 101
I try to avoid eating gluten. And sugar. And yeast. Basically everything tasty and good, I thought at the first time when facing this dietary challenge. But I had to realize quickly that I was completely wrong. Avoiding gluten and yeast is easy, but I had (and still have) bad cravings for sugar. I can shovel down a whole M [...]

Carrot cake smoothie

Carrot cake smoothie
I had some leftover carrot from the other day, not enough to make an easy soup but enough for a delicious smoothie. So I made this drink full with vitamins and flavor to replace dinner. This portion fills two 3 dl glasses, enough for two people. Or for one, replacing dinner and breakfast. Shhhh, M doesn’t know yet! [...]

Ham and cheese bites

Ham and cheese bites
Monday sucks. Everyone knows that. Especially when it’s raining outside, you are snotty and you still have to get out of bed. On days like this I suspect the Universe hates me. But you know what? Sc**w the Universe, I am still having a blast even on a Monday morning. And how can I achieve that? Easy! Just prepare a n [...]

Mango gummy bear

Mango gummy bear
I had some mango juice leftover after the smoothie last night, so I tried the gummy bear recipe I found. You only need to boil the juice and add the powdery gelatine to the pan. It needs to boil for 3 minutes, and then be stored in the fridge overnight. And voila! Ingredients: 5 dl fruit juice 25 g gelatine

The irresistible cheesecake

The irresistible cheesecake
This recipes from a former colleague of mine, who has a nice blog full of deliciously looking sweets and food.  Do not miss to check it out, she has recipes both in English and Hungarian. It is very hard not to eat gluten and sugar when you bump into recipes like this. I thought I will be able to resist, but it has such a [...]

Mango smoothie

Mango smoothie
I should make more smoothies. They are ready in an eye blink, full with vitamins and fruit and they can easily replace dessert or be an essential part of a healthy breakfast. For this smoothie I used only the leftover fruits and juice from the fridge, and it turned out very good. Ingredients: 2 cups mango juice 2 medium a [...]

Foodimals, the cutest cartoon!

Foodimals, the cutest cartoon!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a perfect Friday evening couch-movie (to be honest, the first movie my boyfriend planned to watch started with blood and war, so the Movie Committee vetod that one after three minutes). In this cute cartoon, the animals are vegetables, fruits and meat. They are called the bananostrich, flamango, waterme [...]

Pumpkin-orange jam

Pumpkin-orange jam
  pinterest.com I love pumpkin. I use it in pies, muffins, soups or just slice it up, bake it and eat as a treat on winter evenings. Pumpkin is very sweet and delicious. It is also full with vitamins, especially vitamin A, C and E.  It is also rivh is zinc, magnesium and fiber. It’s a shame that it’s season is so short. This yea [...]

Caramelized onion jam

Caramelized onion jam
whatscookingamerica.net I made red onion jam the other day, and it turned out to be such a success that this time I tried the caramelized onion jam. It can be a nice side-flavor to grilled chicken or potato dishes. I also plan to use it in breakfast ham&eggs muffins and salads. Ingredients: 3 onion 3 ts balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup water 3/4 [...]

Garlic soup

Garlic soup
slate.com This recipe is my mother-in-law-to be’s “easiest” soup as she says. And as always, the easiest the best. I can’t get enough of it, I cross fingers every time when we go over to have lunch with them to get lucky and smell the delicious garlicky aroma when opening the kitchen door. And as she knows we adore thi [...]

Pizza

Pizza
When I was a kid and went to visit my Grandparents, I always wanted two things: the Sweet Box and pizza. The Sweet Box was an old food container always full with chocolate bars and candy for us. Always full. Until the time that my Mom put the Sweet Box on the forbidden list trying to avoid us eating sugar as often as possible. That dark era [...]

Peanut butter

Peanut butter
sheknows.com It is hard to get peanut butter in Budapest. You can buy them in special food stores, but only the sugar based versions. I love peanut butter, when I visited the Netherlands I would always have a piece of freshly baked bread with pindakaas and chocolate on. Or cheese, to freak out the Dutch people around. I find so many recipes [...]

Raw vegan chocolate miracle

Raw vegan chocolate miracle
This is the sweetest and healthiest sin I ever committed. The only problem with it, that you have to leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours to cool properly. Time seems to be stopped when you know, you are 120 minutes away from the perfect chocolate cake. I tasted the crust and the cream when preparing, and cannot eve [...]

Raw vegan kiwi and pineapple cake

Raw vegan kiwi and pineapple cake
I adore vegan desserts. They are so healthy and delicious. After preparing the apple pie for new year’s eve, I wanted to experiment with our tastes. And as usual, I didn’t regret it. Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried plum 1/2 cup dried dates 1/2 cup peanuts 3-4 ts water 3 ts flax seed (seed or flour) 5-6 kiwi 1/2 pin [...]

Naan

Naan
I love Indian food. It has such a variety of special flavors that I cannot get bored with it. Indians use a wide selection of spices and they are very brave in mixing sweet and salty tastes, which is totally unusual for my Hungarian background. They mix herbs, vegetables, fruits and spices and come up with the most unique [...]

Raw vegan apple pie

Raw vegan apple pie
I am totally hooked on vegan desserts. They are so healthy, easy and delicious. Today!s pie is the best thing I have made until now, it was ready in 10 minutes and after an appetizer and a main course we still did manage to shovel down 2 big slices of it. You have to try it, it is gorgeous. And again, I need to thank my co [...]

Red onion jam

Red onion jam
I saw red onion jam in the shops before, but never tried it, it just sounded too wierd, come on, jam and onion, who would eat that?! Well, 45 minutes away from 2014 I have to say, 2013 brought a lot of happiness into my life, such as exploring my cooking skills, moving in with my love, finding an exciting job and becoming [...]

Camembert and bacon with red wine and...

Camembert and bacon with red wine and red onion jam
A couple of years ago we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. We normally just ordered pizza and drank some beers in those times, so we were really surprised when we got there and she switched on the oven to bake the below food. I do not remember any other time eating in total silence with my friends, but thi [...]

Gluten free pancakes

Gluten free pancakes
You know the feeling when from Monday, 8 AM you are desperately counting the hours until Friday, 6 PM? Have you ever promised yourself that on Saturday you will not even cross the threshold of your flat? What flat? Bedroom! You will just lay there, cover yourself with a fluffy blanket, sleep in, read your book which is wai [...]

Banana cookie with lemon icing

Banana cookie with lemon icing
A friend of mine asked me for more dessert recipes, so I went ahead and looked up some deliciously looking cuties. This banana cookie with lemon icing proved to be tasteful, there was no leftovers whatsoever. The idea is from here, however, I made a more simple version of her great recipe. Ingredients: 25 dkg butter 1½ cups sugar 4 eggs 4 ve [...]

Oatmeal for president

Oatmeal for president
I had two of my wisdom teeth removed, so for a couple of days, I could not chew nor open my mouth to get a spoonful of food in. So I came up with this breakfast-life saver oatmeal dish, which gives you energy, without chewing or really opening your mouth. I just needed a teaspoon and a small gap between my teeth to feed myself. On the third d [...]

Vegan almond-cocoa dessert

Vegan almond-cocoa dessert
We had a charity bake sale in the office the other day, which was a big success. I prepared the traditional 3:2:1 linzer and I am very happy that all of the little hearts and angels were gone by the end of the day. We had more than 20 different type of cookies, among them one, which drew my attention a lot. A colleague of mine is vegan, and [...]

Gluten free bread

Gluten free bread
The first bread I made with gluten free flour was a disaster. The “gluten free bread mix” flour cost a fortune and the bread looked like a rubber. Also tasted like one. So I was more clever for the second time and used corn flour. Shouldn’t have done that. After 2,5 hours of baking the bread, it still had [...]

Gluten free coconut biscuit

Gluten free coconut biscuit
  Since I am trying to pay attention to what I eat and avoid gluten, cooking became much much harder. And if it would be only the gluten I am trying to get rid of.. But no, sugar and yeast are also on my black list. And this is a death sentence to a chocolate and sweets addict like me. I go online and try to find any [...]

Zucchini pancake with feta chicken

Zucchini pancake with feta chicken
  This recipe I found in a BBC Good Food magazine and wanted to try it immediately. It is very easy, I could’t even finish watching a How I met your mother episode and it was ready. And it was a big success, so it definitely will become a repeatable side dish in our kitchen. Ingredients: Side dish: 1 kg zucchin [...]

Omelette du champignons

Omelette du champignons
The whole week I was waiting for this day… Finally Saturday has come! And after waking up and seeing the caresser sunshine smiling at us from outside, my fiancé turned to me and challenged me to prepare an even better omelette than the day before. Yeah, come on.. I am not Monica Geller from Friends, whose favorite co [...]

Sanctuary of the World’s Taste ...

Sanctuary of the World’s Taste in the heart of Budapest
  Did you know, that the flavors of all around the globe, but especially India are just a couple of meters away from the most touristic market of Budapest? You enter to the shop and smell the extraordinary combination of mystical spices from Argentina through India to Japan. The South American stake spic [...]

Garam masala chicken

Garam masala chicken
I went to a shop today, where you can find flavors from around the globe. That’s where I bought Garam Masala among other yummy spices from India. Garam Masala is an Indian spice-mix, where garam means hot, while masala means mix. The one I bought is mild and it is very tasty. Garam Masala is a mix of cumin, cardamom, pepper, garlic, ci [...]

Thai pasta with coconut bathed chicke...

Thai pasta with coconut bathed chicken
    I love to go to Lidl and Aldi once a month at least to check the specialties they have. And I love to buy a huge stock from the different countries’ special ingredients. That’s how I got mung bean sprouts and cans of coconut milk a while ago. I wondered what to do with them and then I found this incredi [...]

Gluten-free and sugar-free chocolate ...

Gluten-free and sugar-free chocolate pie
When I first heard from my doc that I should avoid gluten, sugar, yeast, rice, pineapple, peanuts and … so on, I thought he is joking. But since I really try (and sometimes fail) to eat without gluten, sugar and yeast, I have to admit, I can see the positive effects of this diet on myself. But still, I am just simply [...]

Tomato soup

Tomato soup
I was craving for a nice tomato soup for a while. Not the sweet one from the good old school’s kitchen, but the salty one, with cheese cubes and freshly baked bread chunks. It is the easiest soup ever, takes 10 minutes to cook and it is very tasty, warming you up on a cold autumn evening. Ingredients: 2 portions of [...]

Let’s have a quicky … din...

Let’s have a quicky … dinner
  Do you know the BBC Good Food magazine? Its a monthly newspaper full with delicious recipes. On the last days of every month I am double-checking the newspaper shelves in the shops, hoping for the new edition. This recipe is from the latest edition. It is advertised as Quick Dinner, as it is ready in 30 minutes. Sur [...]

Ham & eggs muffin

Ham & eggs muffin
It was a lazy Saturday morning, so I decided to make scrambled eggs. Again. But then I found this muffin-shape, which I never use. So I left behind the laziness and started to take time preparing an extraordinary breakfast with the ordinary ingredients. It was very easy, very fast to make and super-delicious. However, I ne [...]

The ultimate happy place

The ultimate happy place
There is this tiny place called Első Pesti Teaház (First Tea-house in Pest). It is an old shop, where the walls exhale tea and magic becomes reality. You just simply enter, and immediately feel the well-doing effect of the spell the atmosphere of the place enchants you with. Time slows down and thoughts stop flow. You are [...]

Italia bella e deliziosa

Italia bella e deliziosa
When in Italy, do like Italians do… And believe me, Italians do know how to live. Those gorgeous restaurants and the love of food amazed me! I miss the eating-out habit from the Hungarian culture so much! In Hungary its not an every day activity to go out and eat in a restaurant. Not like in Italy! Even more, I swear Italians actually n [...]

Linzer

Linzer
  Linzer is a typical Christmas cookie. It is sweet, crispy and cannot stop eating them. The dough is buttery, crumbly and melts in your mouth, mixing with the joyfully delicious jam.  Very easy to make and for sure they won’t even cool before disappearing from the plate.   Ingredients: 30 dkg whole graine [...]

Yummy chicken for a lazy weekend

Yummy chicken for a lazy weekend
  I was just staring at the fridge and had no idea what to cook. We had milk, chicken, ham and … hmm.. looks like that’s it. And then I remembered my Dad’s Christmas recipe. This dish is based on his best-of-all recipe and was very successful among my loved ones.   Ingredients: 1 kg chicken bre [...]

Magic dip

Magic dip
You remember my good friend Steff, who I worked with at my former company and became very good friends? The first time we had a party at her place she prepared this dip. And since then we are addicted. This dip is her recipe, we call it the magic dip and insist on her preparing it every time she is in town. I tried to make it various times m [...]

Mozzarella stuffed pesto based sandwi...

Mozzarella stuffed pesto based sandwich
Once upon a time there was simply the best boyfriend ever, who planned to surprise his love with a nice breakfast. So he woke up before the sun would and fought his way down through tricky witches and mad elfs to the one and only bakery to get the pre-ordered baguette, crossed the borders and sailed across the oceans fight [...]

Carrot cream soup

Carrot cream soup
Believe me, it is never enough of soups. From mid-Autumn till mid-Spring almost every single day I need to get my well deserved portion of soup. Let it be the traditional chicken soup of my Grandma or the best ever veggies cream soups of my Mom, I just love all of them. This summer I have the opportunity to cook a lot, and [...]

Green pea cream soup

Green pea cream soup
Green peas are full with vitamins and they are protecting your health in a low of ways. Did you know, that these little green balls are very good against stomach cancer thanks to its phytonutrients? Yeah, yeah, so what the hell are phytonutrients? These are natural chemicals protecting the plants from bugs and infections. [...]

Plum soup

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Summer is all about fruits. The most refreshing meal of a hot summer day for me is always a nice fruit soup, cool and tasty. So as you may already know, I am a fan of fruit soups, here goes another one you might like:   Ingredients: 30 dkg plum 20 dkg dried plum 2 slices lemon cinnamon clove 1 l water 3 dl cream 15 d [...]

Cherry soup with currant

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If its summer, then it is fruit soup season. It is so easy, and so refreshing after a long, hot day. I don’t even have a favorite flavor of it, all of them are just gorgeous. So just pick 2-3 types of fruit on the way home from the grocery store and prepare the soup in less than half an hour.   Ingredients: 1 [...]

Chicky-chicky wings

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Chicken wings are just so easy, so delicious and in my opinion the best choice for a night-in, let it be a cool movie or inviting friends over. So here is my ultimate recipe to make sure, all your fingers get “chickeny”. For the wings:  1 kg chicken wings 3-4 cloves garlic 2 dl olive oil 4-5 tablespoon mustard 6-7 tablespoon ket [...]

Meatballs Al’Arrabiata

Meatballs Al’Arrabiata
So I had a bottle of Arrabiata sauce as starter, but I had to find out, that however I was promising a good spicy penne for my loved ones, the Penne Al’Arrabiata does not contain any meat, therefore the above mentioned meat-lovers would try to dig under the pasta looking for their well deserved meat and then stare at [...]

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki
I just love the taste of the Teriyaki sauce. I met with it in Holand and since my first Chicken Teriyaki I am addicted. Did you know that actually Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique based on a special marinade made out of soya, mirin and sugar. It has a very distinguished sweet soya taste which takes me to the windy [...]

The flavor of skiing

The flavor of skiing
I love skiing. The view of the mountains, the sound of the snow creaking under my boots, the wonderfully unique snowflakes and the fresh slopes in the morning. It is just the best think ever. Winter always makes me happy, I can just stare at the snow for hours and love to dress up warm and take a long walk in the quiet and freshly white fores [...]

Best greek salad ever

Best greek salad ever
1 cucumber 4 tomatoes 2 red onions 30 dkg feta cheese a handfull of olives salt pepper marjoram 1 dl olive oil 1 lemon This is seriously the best and easiest greek salad ever. Its dressing makes it so special that everyone I prepared it for begged for the secret recipe (which my Dad found a couple of years ago when preparing his traditional [...]

Fingerfood a la James

Fingerfood a la James
So I have this very good expat friend from my former workplace. He replaced my beloved friend Steff. He kept her appartment (lucky us) but not her car (would love to see his 2 meters folded in the Mini Cooper) and became our good friend in an eye-blink. He has this wonderful habit to invite us over to his wonderful terrace [...]

Layered Potato dish – Rakott kr...

Layered Potato dish – Rakott krumpli
This is a traditional Hungarian recipe, as my good friend Zsófi translated its name to our expat friends, its the Layered Potato dish. It is my “joker” food, when I have no time to cook or just want to eat something easy but fulfilling, always can count on this meal. Of course every single Hungarian swears on a [...]

I love sushi

I love sushi
There is this tiny place at the XIX. district of Budapest, called Laguna sushi. The waiters are nice and the food is delicious. Of course it is, they have Japanese chefs working for them. Entering the restaurant you wouldn’t expect anything special, but just order anything from the menu and your opinion will drastically change. Once in [...]

Omlette du … everything

Omlette du … everything
I think it was a Monday morning. You know, one of those ugly ones, when you have to leave the warm and comfi bed early in the morning and for what? To start a new week and work again 5 days so you can enjoy the so quickly passing-by weekend. So I decided that this one wont beat us and we do start the week with a nice breakfast.  Ingredients: [...]

Eggplant ship stuffed with meaty sail...

Eggplant ship stuffed with meaty sailors
On the way home from work I went to the market and tried t decide what to cook for dinner. I wanted something fulfilling, but kind of light, a summery dish. I found an old lady selling the nicest eggplants of the market. Maybe her wrinkled face and happy smile made the veggies shine, but I decided to buy some. As I am not used to prepare a [...]

Bruschetta

Bruschetta
My fiancé prepares a special breakfast for his team every Friday. So they have a nice chat when eating together and its a good kick-off of the weekend mood. So I normally help him to find out the dish for these Friday mornings and we prepare them together for his folks. As it is summer time and the weather is crazy hot out [...]

Lemony pork for summer addicts

Lemony pork for summer addicts
This is a very summery meal, which I prepared at Balaton, Hungary’s “sea” last summer. There were 40 degrees celsius outside, people were moving from shade to shade or just simply refused to come out from the water. This meal was a refreshing flavor in those hot days. In these foggy and rainy February d [...]

Rocket salad with pomegranate

Rocket salad with pomegranate
I try to eat as healthy as I can. Yeah, sure… I have to admit, normally I would still go for a nice burger with steak fries than a salad, but my hips always take revenge on me when I do. As Rachel’s sister, Amy sais: One moment on the lips, forever on the hips. And that is very true in my occasion. I just look at a nice cake an [...]

Salad with pomegranate

Salad with pomegranate
I love to mix sweet and salty flavors. I think fruit can go very well with cheese and salad, especially for breakfast or as a side dish for grilled meat. My one and only favorite is pomegranate, which is a Mediterranean fruit full with vitamins and tastes so yummy I can’t stop eating it. It is very reach in vitamin C and K and it is us [...]

Rocket salad

Rocket salad
Rocket has a very unique taste. You either love it or hate it.  Well, I do love it, I use it a lot of times for various reasons. First of all, you can get it in almost any hypermarket and it always looks fresh, and second of all, it is just so easy to make a nice saqlad out of it with the matching dressing.   Ingredients: 30 dkg rocket [...]

Spinach salad with orange

Spinach salad with orange
When I was a kid, I hated badly the spinach. Never understood why should I eat it when it tastes wierd. Plus its green, come on, who is eating green soupy stuff? So then my parents would tell me: Hey, you know Popeye, what do you think, where did he gain his strength from? It is spinach, remember? So you why wouldn’t [...]

Crunchy veggies and cheese for breakf...

Crunchy veggies and cheese for breakfast
There are a few reasons people don’t eat breakfast in the morning such as not feeling hungry or to try and limit calories. But eating breakfast is a great way to get your metabolism working well for the day. When your body receives food in the morning, it tells your brain that you’re going to need to start work [...]

Le onion soup

Le onion soup
allthatsplatters.blogspot.com I love French onion soup. Especially when it is served in bread. But just the soup with grated cheese in it is gorgeous too. I remember to my trip to Paris, desperately looking for a real French onion soup. With my boyfriend from university we spent a week in the wonderful capital of France in a small hotel by th [...]

Fruity midnight snack

Fruity midnight snack
I am seriously addicted to sugar. Or basically anything that’s sweet. I adore chocolate, fall in love with a nice muffin and would write a sonnet for a piece of marzipan cake. In good old times I would eat only a piece of pastry for breakfast, have a chocolate bar for lunch and bake a cute pie or some tempting cookie for dinner. So when [...]

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