Caprese salad

This is not exactly cooking, but slicing. Nevertheless, it is perfect for a warm summer day. Simple and tasty – nothing can beat this…well, except eating it by the sea, in the shadow, maybe :). Enjoy it with a smile! 🙂 Yum How to YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 balls of fresh mozzarella (around 150…

Fish pie

In the search of various ways of including as much fish as possible in our diet, i tried this pie recipe and i added the fish to see if it works, and it does. I did not have much fish to add – just a few slices of salmon and some capers and the result…

Warm potato salad

This warm potato salad can be used as a side dish for grilled meat or by itself when in the mood for a meatless light dinner. Whatever remains from dinner can be stored in the fridge and heated up next day for lunch at work. At least this is what I did….;) Enjoy it with…

Homemade pizza

Who does not like pizza? Well, yeah, it might happen that there are people that do not like pizza out there, but I do not know them ;). The best pizza I ate was, surprise, surprise, in Italy, to be more specific, in Napoli: thin crust with fresh tomatoes and rucola. Delicious. Simple. Perfect. You…

Sweet chicken clubs

What to do when you have two trays of chicken clubs and not much time to spare nor inspiration? Throw them in the oven with some condiments and cross your fingers that the outcome is not boring. To make it a little bit different and take the taste towards sweet and sour I mixed chili,…

Homemade pasta

Pasta is the “to go” dish when I do not have the time or the mood to make something for dinner. Fresh pasta with pesto is one of my kid’s favorite dishes – and it is more than fine with me because it ensures a dinner with no complaints and fuss. From time to time,…

Pesto

I used to buy jars of pesto thinking that might be a fuss doing it myself. I was buying the same brand and was used to its taste, until one day when I did not find the usual so I got another one – which had a very different taste. This made me start reading…

Speedy pasta

I always end up questioning the same thing when I reach mid-week: what should I make for dinner? Most of the time I end up starring at the huge amount of stuff laying on the store’s shelves. And I, always, after around 10 minutes, end up buying pasta, tomatoes, fish/chicken and run to pick my…

Fish soup

I am on a mission to have my family eat fish 3 times per week. Since I am not exactly an expert in how to prepare fish and there is no time to spend during the week to do it (i have to get something on the table in around an hour), I take the…

Sweet and sour chicken

I am not particularly keen on sweet and sour combination for a savory dish, but my husband loves it. Since now, I used the store bought sauce but, this time, I took it a step further and tried to do everything from scratch. I found several recipes and below is one that worked for me…

Meat pie

I love meat pies. I think they are easy to make, comforting when eaten and the smell is absolutely divine. This is my “to go” recipe when I feel the need for comfort food, because I find it tasty and easy and I do not need a long list of ingredients and fuss. Enjoy it…

Fish’n’chips

Fish?!? Oh, no. Didn’t we have fish a few weeks ago??? And salad? With tomatoes….no, no, no. Do I have to eat it? This is what my 6 years old boy is saying every single time I tell him that we have fish and salad for dinner. And trust me, this is not something that…