Red Wine Balsamic Turkey

Red Wine Balsamic Turkey

Bleak weather today. Cold and wet and dark. Makes you just wanna get on the couch, wrapped in a fluffy blanket, with a cup of tea or coffee and a really good book. Wouldn’t that be nice? I wish I could, but at not even 9 o’clock in the morning I don’t think I could achieve that without having to deal with some serious conscience issues. I mean, husband working…

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

You won’t believe these brownies!!!!!!! They are so good, so really really brownies, despite the fact that they are made with black beans and contain no flour and no almost no fat. I found the recipe here. I changed it just a little, I took one teaspoon oil instead of half of it, I just found it too annoying to measure half a teaspoon, one full was easier. I left…

Pear, Celeriac and Walnut Salad

Pear, Celeriac and Walnut Salad

A nice and crisp fall salad, quick to make and completely satisfying. You don’t need much as an accompaniment, just a piece of crusty rye bread smeared with some salty butter. It makes a good light dinner on a rainy evening (like every evening this week!) or a nice work lunch the next day. I don’t know if you are familiar with celeriac, I don’t often see recipes using it…

Duck Legs with Ragu Sauce

Duck Legs with Ragu Sauce

This duck legs were great. And even better than the meat was the sauce. That was amazing! Velvety, savory with a slight sweet note, I could have just eaten it with a spoon. In fact, there was some leftover sauce the next day, so I just cooked some noodles and we ate it like that: noodles with just ragu sauce. And a salad. I only had two small duck legs…

Afghan Braised Pumpkin

Afghan Braised Pumpkin

This is my second Afghan recipe, a simple dish served with the Naan bread I posted yesterday. I found the recipe on one of my favorite blogs Veggie Belly. I did not change much, I just used Hokkaido pumpkin instead of butternut squash (again I prefer it because you just don’t have to bother peeling it), used less sugar and oil and served it with herbed yogurt instead of garlic…

Afghan Naan Bread

Afghan Naan Bread

I love Naan bread and have baked some many times. I have tried several recipes, some better, some not so great. This one is one of the best. It is very easy to make and I thought it tastes a bit like pancakes, like really thick, ‘bready’ pancakes. I found the recipe somewhere on the web, some blog, unfortunately I forgot to write it down where and now I cannot…

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Soy Granules

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Soy Granules

This is a wonderful vegan dish that I have been making a lot in the last year. It goes fast, it’s easy to make and I always have the ingredients in the house. I change the vegetables that I use according to what I have in the fridge or what is in season and we normally eat it with rice. I find it a bit hard right now to write about…

‘3-Minute’ Bread

‘3-Minute’ Bread

This bread is absolutely amazing. You can mix it in 3 minutes, then bake it without letting it rise, you don’t even have to preheat the oven. There is also no kneading involved either. Just weigh your ingredients (and if you use a scale and the metric system, you will only have one bowl to clean afterward), mix everything with a tablespoon, grease your loaf pan, kip everything inside, pop in…

Albanian Spinach Rolls

Albanian Spinach Rolls

I was looking for a recipe to use my package of phyllo sheets, which I bought quite a while ago and which was getting dusty on the shelf. Then I found this recipe for Albanian rolls and tried them out on Saturday. We had some friends coming spontaneously in the evening, both vegetarian and as I happened to have all the ingredients in the house I decided to make them.…

Soft Chicken Meatballs in Cream Sauce

Soft Chicken Meatballs in Cream Sauce

Here is something for the children. And for grown up men, who love children food. Like my husband… This is a recipe I found in a Romanian cookbook the other day. It is quite easy to make, you just need a little patience when forming the meatballs. The result is a very mild fine meal, with soft chicken meatballs that will almost melt in your mouth and a velvety creamy…