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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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