Weeknight dinners are always a challenge for me since I almost never buy frozen foods, canned products, and even pre-made sauces. But last night I have sinned… As I was walking out of a supermarket I grabbed a can of Rao’s marinara sauce on the go.
I didn’t know whether I did the right thing until after my chicken cacciatore came out of the oven. It turns out that some brands still care about the quality and flavor and I’m happy I made it.
Chicken cacciatore is an Italian dish made the “hunter style” way. It’s basically a stew with tomatoes, basil, onions, garlic and peppers thrown together and stewed for an hour or so. It can also be baked or prepared with lamb or beef.
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When I explain galettes to the people, I always say “It’s like a giant cookie but with fillings and a lot tastier.” Even French Canadians call it that way, filling their galettes with sweet ingredients.
However, term “galette” comes from the region of Brittany in France and typically made with savory ingredients using buckwheat flour. I got inspired by both ways and did a lot of research before putting my first galette together. I relied on seasonal berries, slightly unusual bitter Meyer lemons and my favorite thyme.
This recipe came out rich, delicious and needed just a splash or rosé to finish up what I started.
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Hey! May is officially here! It’s time to really use up those spring ingredients because summer is just 1 month away!
During my long-term relationship with asparagus, I ‘ve’learned that many people either love it or hate it. Guess what? I am the one who is deeply in love with this ingredient and can think of a 100 recipes that I can make with asparagus.
Today we are making rather a simple recipe that is good for warm weather and is suitable for family events!
Ladies and gents: Asparagus galette!
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Being pescetarian at a BBq party may seem hard: everyone having sausages, ribs, and burgers but you can not eat a gram of this. Since there are not a lot of pescetarian friendly sausages and patties in stores, I came up with this easy recipe of fish patties, that I can bring for myself. They are also great for burgers and smoking.
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Saint Patrick’s day was fun and roaring last weekend. I made this awesome stew but since fun and company took me far away from my computer I’m only posting the recipe now.
The recipe is amazing and has Guinness in it 😉
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I usually post my recipes on Sundays, but today I decided to surprise you a little.
I woke up to heavy rain and gusty winds on Wednesday. This kind of weather always reminds me of London where all that I ate for breakfast were: oatmeal and tea with milk. I remembered how good I exercised afterward and how full I stayed during the day.
Since I always have some nuts and dried berries in my drawer, the choice of breakfast dish was clear!
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Blood Oranges are typically a very winter fruit but it always reminds me of upcoming spring (mainly because of its color). That is why I usually cook dishes with them on first days of March.
I found the similar recipe on Williams Sonoma website but realized that it lacks something and added green olives. It is super simple and blood oranges make the chicken pop in flavor!
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About a week ago I bought a pack of Belgium endives out of curiosity. I was looking for a nice creative recipe and everything seemed too easy. Then I stumbled upon this recipe from Food52 and quickly decided on how I should cook them. Since this is not the recipe that randomly popped up in my head, let’s start right away.
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Whenever I travel somewhere, I always want to make sure to get the most authentic experience from the country. Especially food experiences. When I was in Rome, it was hard to recognize authentic restaurants since there are so many tourist traps with overcooked pasta and cream in the sauce ( how could you treat your pasta this way?!).
Anyway, one of my Instagram followers – Livingintravels is traveling across Italy and currently spending time on Rome. Her pictures reminded me of how great the food is in there and how awesome they treat their pasta. So I decided to make an authentic Italian pasta and show you the proper way of cooking it.
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Hey everyone! I had some beets left from the previous recipe and decided to make something from leftovers. Since i love hummus a lot, it became my first choice.
Do not hesitate buying a jar of tahini sauce. It can serve you well in other dishes including burgers or even cookies.
If you are hosting a superbowl party this weekend, your guests will highly appreciate this healthy option. This hummus goes incredibly well with pita chips, celery or cucumbers.
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