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Risotto with porcini secchi

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Risotto

This risotto is one of the best “instant food” recipes ever. I always have some dried mushrooms – porcini secchi at home. It is very practical when you have unexpected visitors and want to offer them a delicious meal. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare and takes very few ingredients. Preparation time: 5 minute [...]



Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca sugo with anchovies, capers, olives and tomato sauce. A simple but delightful pasta dish. People are often afraid of using anchovies in cooking, but in this dish they [...]



Onion pie

Jan 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, easy and fast, Recipes

This simple onion pie is easy to prepare. It is really tasty and you don’t have to wait much for the dough as it is made with baking powder. The onion pie serves as a great light lunch served with green salad. Preparation time: 10 minutes baking time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 4 white [...]



Polenta with Zucchini Sauce

Jan 6th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

after all the rich dishes around Christmas and New Year I feel very much like having some light and easy food. I always wanted to combine Polenta with Zucchini. This warm Zucchini and Yogurt sauce seems to pair very well with the creamy Polenta containing Parmesan cheese. Preperation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes [...]



Risotto with preserved mushrooms

Jan 5th, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I love to cook this dish when I want a healthy meal and have not much time to prepare it. This light and tasty risotto is cooked in roughly 20 minutes. It is great when I have guests surprising me because I always store some Antipasti Mushrooms in a jar at home. Preparation time: 3 [...]



Curd Cheese Gnocchi with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Nov 27th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

These delicious Gnocchi are made form curd cheese which makes them lighter than the ones form potato. You can be creative with the pesto, the one I made went well with the Gnocchi but pumpkin seed oil is not available everywhere. The best about the dish is, that it is done in such little time. [...]



Savory squash and feta biscuits

Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I got the idea to these savory biscuits at 101 Cookbooks .I had no muffin baking tray at home but really wanted to try the recipe, so I decided to skip the muffin form. These savory biscuits are a great snack or finger food for parties. They are best served out of the oven, having [...]



Tagliatelle with vegetable-cheese sauce

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

I am not a big fan of excessive use of cream with my pasta sauce. A little cream is okay though. Also vegetables in combination with cheese are one of my favorites. With the use of vegetables in this sauce you can be creative. I used what ever I had at home. preparation time: 20 [...]



Tortilla Española, Spanish Tortilla – or also Tortilla de patatas

Sep 7th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

A classic dish of the Spanish cuisine is the Tortilla. It does not require much time an needs just very few ingredients. I like the flavor of fried potatoes and onions in combination with eggs. The Spanish like using lots of oil to fry this dish, I personally prefer to use a non stick pan [...]



Chicken breast stuffed with Feta cheese served on Lecsó

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Meat and Poultry, Recipes

This is a chicken dish that is done very fast. The fillet of chicken is stuffed with Feta cheese and it is served on a variation of Lecsó (or Letcho) which is a Hungarian dish with Peppers. This makes it pretty much European fusion food. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]