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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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