Breakfast all around….

     

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

Shouldn’t we all do it? Haven’t we heard enough time how important is a balance breakfast? But, how difficult it is in the morning to prepare a healthy or healthish breakfast for the family?
So many thing can go wrong in the morning: kids not waking up, alarm not going off or been snoozed for to long…..
I am sure you like to look at Pinterest perfect breakfast pictures and wonder how can I have a great healthy breakfast ready in no time in the morning? How fantastic will be to wake up and prepare in under 10 minutes poached eggs on toast with super healthy steam asparagus or have your favorite spinach and peas crustless quiche ready to bite or than again not so healthy but super delicious berries french toast? It all comes down to planning ahead and be organized. Make your prep in the evening. Don’t leave anything to last-minute. I know it sound like a cliché, but let me tell you, it is all true, the more we organize our days the less stressed(at least food wise) will be.  Ok listen I am not a super organize person, I like to improvise and be super creative with what I see at the market, but to make my life easier and like I said above stress free (food wise) I need some planning.
Do you want to impress your family everyday of the week and not only on week-ends with delicious, healthy and fast breakfast?
Than follow my new breakfast page and it will be a walk in the park.
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I like to hear from you.
Check the new Breakfast page for delicious inspirations.

 

Potatoes and tuna patties

Potatoes and tuna patties

School is finally over and what better way to enjoy time with kids outdoor than having a nice yummy picnic. I like to take the kids to the park where they can play and enjoy the beautiful weather and then sit all together and enjoy easy food. This potatoes and tuna patties are delicious and can be made the day before and pack it ready for picnic day. How do you entertain your kids during summer holidays? Would love to hear from you.

Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page.

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Vegan chocolate cake with strawberry frosting

 

  

School will be over in a week and to celebrate I made this vegan chocolate  cake with strawberry frosting. This is a truly scrumptious cake and you will not even realize that is fully vegan. Since Sofia is allergic to dairy product I had to try this strawberry frosting made out of cashews; let me tell you, I was a bit sceptic, I couldn’t believe that it will taste the same as the real one and…….OMG even better. My son is very conservative when it comes to cake and when I asked d him to try the frosting he was like;” MOOOORE”….I have to say the cake was a success and was finished the same day that was made.

Find detail recipe under Dessert page.

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Trio of appetizers

  Trio of appetizers
Here it is another super fast and easy to prepare crowd-pleaser for this World Cup that is getting super interesting. Last week a school friend of my husband was in town with family and we had them for dinner.  What would you prepare for a great Chef that works for one of the most iconic hotels in India? Let me be honest… I freaked out.  I know I am a trained chef too but this is different… At that point I realized the stress of my mother cooking for my husband also trained chef although he hung the white jacket long time ago. Any way, lets cut the story short… the evening was a great success and when I brought to the table the Trio of appetizers “The Chef” took pictures and was quite impressed.
All this story is to tell you…..impress your friends with this amazing Trio of appetizers.
Find detail recipe under Appetizers page.
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Chicken meatballs with tomato chutney

 

Chicken meatballs with tomato chutney is one of the tastier snack that you could make. This perfect crowd-pleaser is easy and fast to prepare.  All you need to do is mix all the meatballs ingredients together and shallow fry for a delicious lip smacking snack.

I like to concentrate more on the sauce at the end this is what will give your chicken meatballs the extra kick. I usually make salsa to go with this dish, but my husband was in the mood for some Indian flavor to go with this snack. I like Indian spices and tomato chutney marries chicken flavor superbly well.

 

Here are the ingredients for this delicious tomato chutney:

Mustard seeds

Curry leaves

Roasted gram/roasted split chickpeas                                                     

Fresh tomatoes

Diamond shallots

Red chili

Corn oil

Garlic

Salt and a pinch of sugar.

Tomato chutney

Make a normal tomato sauce with shallots, tomatoes, garlic, oil and salt. Let it cook till tomatoes are soft. Cool it down and blend

Flavor is given by the tempering. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves, roasted gram, salt and pinch of sugar, fry for few minutes and your tempering is ready to add to the tomato sauce.

Find detail recipe under Appetizers page.

I also love to eat tomato chutney with Paratha filled with white radish or Mooli

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Baked butternut squash filled with buckwheat risotto

Butternut squash is such a versatile vegetable. From this edible bowl shown above, to few of my favorite butternut squash gnocchi recipes under Pastas, Gnocchi and Co or again seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and then grilled to perfection like I enjoyed in Cape Town; endless possibilities to enjoy butternut squash.

This is our way to enjoy it with extra flavor from the buckwheat veggies and crunchiness from roasted chickpeas. How do I describe this dish? A packed flavorful edible bowl that makes everyone happy. How would you describe it? What is your favorite butternut squash recipe?

Find detail recipe under Vegetarian page.

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Paratha filled with white radish or Mooli

 

Paratha filled with white radish or Mooli

How could you not fall in love with such an earthy dish? Days have been cold in Nairobi lately and this Paratha filled with white radish..also known as Mooli, is the perfect comfort meal. Easy to prepare and freeze super well, what more could you ask for?  Let us see how to make it with this easy almost step by step photos.

To make the dough you will need only 4 ingredients: whole-wheat flour, oil, salt and water. Knead ingredients together to form a firm dough that will rest for 1 hour.

  

In the mean time, grate radish, chopped coriander and slice chili. Mix ingredients together and add salt. Let it rest and squeeze excess liquid from the mixture.

Roll paratha into a round shape and add a good tablespoon of radish in the middle.

Gather the edges of the dough to enclose the filling.
Remove as much air as possible from inside than pinch to seal.

Use a rolling-pin to roll it out to about 1/2cm thick. This is my favorite part because it becomes a family rolling time affair and it usually turns the kitchen into a mess but the house filled with laugher.

Let’s cook it now. Place one paratha into the fry pan and cook the first side for 3-4 minutes or till golden brown.
Flip it to the other side and do the same.
Add oil or butter to finish.
Here it is, you perfect Mooli ready to be enjoyed with pickles and yoghurt.
Find detail recipe under Vegetarian page.
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Torta delle rose, Rose cake

Torta delle rose, Rose cake
Torta delle rose, rose cake, is an Italian regional cake more specifically from Mantova. This cake consists of a well proof dough rich in butter and sugar rolled, sliced, arranged in a cake pan and after the last proof it looks like a beautiful bouquet of roses.
Little bit of history for this delicious cake. This cake was created by the chef of Isabella d’Este from Ferrara when she moved to Mantova to marry Francesco II Gonzaga in 1490 to celebrate the event.
Find detail recipe under Desserts page.

Mediterranean Salmon fillets

Mediterranean Salmon fillets
This easy to make Mediterranean salmon fillet is one of our family favorites. Deliciously soft melt in your mouth salmon with an extra kick given by anchovies, capers and sun-dried tomatoes make for the perfect family meal. I like to add a nice mixed green salad to make it extra tasty.
Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page.

Wet burritos

Wet burritos
What is a burritos? Burritos is a delicious food from Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine. Soft corn tortilla wrapped around meat, beans and whatever filling your heart desire. Top it with tomato sauce, cheese and bake it to perfection…..Serve it with guacamole. salsa and sour cream to be transported to Mexico in a nano second.
Find detail recipe under Meat page.
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