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5 August, 2018

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
Posted in : Main Dish, Salad, Sides, Use of leftovers, Vegan on by : Maya
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Ratatouille is the star dish in a kids movie about a very talented rat, who becomes a chef. In the movie, a famous food critique remembers his mom’s ratatouille and appreciates the classic French dish prepared from whatever veggies were found in the kitchen that day. This is exactly what it is – whatever summer veggies
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8 November, 2015

Aubergine involtini with tomato chorizo sauce

Aubergine involtini with tomato chorizo sauce
Posted in : Main Dish, Sides on by : Maya
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Involtini, doesn’t is just sound great? It just means, rolls, but let’s call it involtini it will taste better! And yes I just love aubergines, and I have already done some aubergine roll-ups, but it was a summer version. This time something to serve straight from the oven with a fresh baguette. Yummy. Print Aubergine
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25 September, 2015

Fried padron peppers

Fried padron peppers
Posted in : Appetisers, Sides on by : Maya
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Papadrons are small green peppers that we found during our Spanish holidays (I know I mention them a lot, but it was such a wonderful time!), it’s an equivalent of Russian roulette – one in a handful is very spicy, while the rest is very mild. And you really can’t tell until you put them
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13 July, 2015

Kale chips (by Joanna)

Kale chips (by Joanna)
Posted in : Amuse-bouche, Sides on by : Maya
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Joanna invited me for a girls’ evening. She is my most dedicated reader (she claims it’s her son mainly, but I think she likes it herself just as much), and so she prepared a really fancy dinner. An aubergine tart (did I not mention recently that I just love aubergines?), a bottle of chilled Franciacorta,
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6 July, 2015

Cauliflower salad

Cauliflower salad
Posted in : Salad, Sides on by : Maya
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I know, cauliflower doesn’t have the best PR. Most people remember this overcooked gross thing served with white bechamel-like sauce and it is not a nice memory. Well, forget it all and let’s start over. In this recipe the cauliflower is raw, crunchy and very refreshing. It has nothing to do with what you have
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25 June, 2015

Refried beans

Refried beans
Posted in : Appetisers, Sauce, Sides, Use of leftovers on by : Maya

Refried beans is something I tried in US and I love it since. Back in Europe I look for any opportunity to have anything similar to the tex-mex version I had there. Wrapped up in a tortilla with some cheese is just a perfect comfort food. Or an indispensable element of a ‘Mexican fiesta‘ .
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23 June, 2015

Breaded aubergines

Breaded aubergines
Posted in : Appetisers, Sides on by : Maya
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I think I mentioned already that I like aubergines 🙂 This recipe is another way of preparing this elegant vegetable. I learned it from my mom, although she is no longer preparing them any more. It’s also another favorite of my son, who is a rare 7-year old loving vegetables in all forms. Print Breaded
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13 June, 2015

Guacamole (by Karl)

Guacamole (by Karl)
Posted in : Appetisers, Sides on by : Maya

Mexican cuisine (or rather tex-mex) is something Karl and I have in common. We like it a lot, and it is in a way, a comfort food for both of us. But Karl masters it better than I do. He can throw up the ingredients for a Mexican fiesta really in no time and I
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