Quinoa?

Quinoa is not really my favorite ingredient, but now and again 😉. Boil 100 grams of quinoa following the instructions. Cut 2 eggplants in halves. Make a few incisions in the meat. Brush some oil on each side. Put them with the skin upwards on baking paper. Bake in the oven at 200° for 30 … More Quinoa?

Thai chicken salad

For 2p, marinate 250 grams of chicken breast ( cut in stripes) in 2 table spoons of teriyaki sauce, 1 table spoon of sesame oil, 1 chopped chili, 2 chopped garlic cloves, pepper and salt. Marinate 1/2 of a red cabbage (chopped in small stripes) and 1 chopped small cucumber in a mixture of 3 … More Thai chicken salad

Food in layers

Slice two cucumbers, 1 huge red onion and 4 medium sized precooked potatoes thinly and put in an oiled round oven dish. Spread 200 ml of super light cream mixed with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of dried thyme, pepper and salt. Finish with 1-2 table spoons of grated parmigiano. Put in a … More Food in layers

Curry paste

In oriental supermarkets, which are difficult to find here in Tuscany, you find a grand variety of ready made mixtures to use as base for easy oriental cooking. To make your own yellow, green, red, …curry pastes you need so many ingredients, which are even more difficult to find here. Thus, buy different flavors and … More Curry paste

Photogenic dishes

Salads, in new and traditional combinations, are colorful dishes for every season. Grind 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon of chili flakes and 1 garlic clove in a mortar. Add 3 table spoons of olive oil, the zeste and juice of 1 lime. Taste, add pepper, salt and a bit of honey. For … More Photogenic dishes

A rainbow dinner

Healthy cooking, tasty cooking-of course-, and colorful cooking are important, not only for special occasions, but for our daily menu. The real artistic presentation is not really one of my qualities, that’s more for outdoor eating. The purple red of red cabbage, the soft green of cucumber, the dark green of arugula, the bright red … More A rainbow dinner