Chicken in Red Pepper Sauce

    This Chicken in Red Pepper Sauce is a perfect dish for meal prepping. You can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and eat it with rice, quinoa, pasta, couscous. It’s really convenient. Ingredients: 800 g of homemade roasted red peppers 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 20 g of celery root, or a 1/4 of a celery stalk 2 carrots 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 handfuls of spinach 1 chicken breast 5 stalks of asparagus 100 g of rice salt and pepper 1 teaspoon of dried oregano I made this dish a lot of times, with chicken or meatballs and I gotta say, it’s super simple…

  • 15-minutes Pasta Carbonara

    15-minutes Pasta Carbonara

    This 15-minutes Pasta Carbonara is my favorite weeknight meal to make because it’s super easy to make and so amazingly delicious. Pasta Carbonara is really easy to make. If you have just a handful of ingredients, you got yourself a bowl full of deliciousness and in under 20 minutes. What’s not great about that?  🙂 Ingredients: 200 g of spaghetti 30 g of grated parmesan cheese 2 eggs 150 g of finely diced pancetta or bacon pepper to taste 2 cloves of garlic, chopped If you follow these steps, in 15 minutes you will have Pasta Carbonara ready for you to dig in. The secret is to work on the rest…

  • Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Thyme Sauce | booksandlavender.com

    Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Thyme Sauce

    Ok, so this Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Thyme Sauce dish is my new favorite. So flavorful with minimum effort. It’s super easy to make, you will see. It takes longer to cook but you don’t have to make a lot of things. Just sit and wait for the magic to happen.  🙂 Ingredients: 3 chicken thighs, skinless 2 big carrots 3 whole garlic cloves 1 onion 500 g of champignons mushroom 5 sprigs of thyme 150 ml of soy cream for cooking 1 tablespoon of cornstarch salt and pepper to taste 150 ml of vegetable stock 1 tablespoon of herbs de Provence 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley This dish is…


    Sauteed Vegetables Quinoa Bowl with Grilled Duck Breast

    This Sauteed Vegetables Quinoa Bowl with Grilled Duck Breast is a great weeknight meal idea. Perfect for busy families. It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted on the blog. I’m sorry for that, but I’ve been busy with personal things. This break has been good for me, even though it wasn’t intentionally taken. For today, I’ve prepared a lunch/dinner dish, that’s delicious, easy to make/healthy and fairly cheap. You will need just a few ingredients to prepare it. Let’s get started, shall we? Ingredients: 100 g of celeriac 2 carrots 1/2 of a red and green pepper 2 small parsley roots 2 small kohlrabi 1 onion 1 clove of…

  • Hungarian Gulyás

    Hungarian Gulyás

    Hungarian Gulyás is a very known type of dish. Is a traditional Hungarian food which contains beef, potatoes, Hungarian paprika and other spices too. It’s super tasty and easy to make. Is a very nourishing dish, but takes a lot to cook if you make it with beef, but once in a while, you can try it. I told you that I am half Hungarian? ‘Cause I am 🙂 This is how I made it: Ingredients: 500 g beef, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large onion 2 large potatoes 3 carrots 1 bell pepper 4 tablespoons of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon of parsley and 1 of celery leaves 2 bay leaves…

  • Cornflakes Crusted Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes

    Cornflakes Crusted Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes

    This Cornflakes Crusted Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes is a super delicious dish, perfect for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 1 chicken breast 30 g of breadcrumbs 30 g of crushed cornflakes 1/2 a teaspoon of marjoram 1/2 a teaspoon of paprika 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt and pepper 1/2 a teaspoon of oregano 1/2 a teaspoon of thyme 2 eggs 200 g of asparagus 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary 4 potatoes 1/2 a teaspoon of dried garlic and onion Start by preparing the asparagus and potatoes because potatoes take longer to cook. Peel and wash the potatoes and break the ends of the asparagus and wash them. Arrange the potatoes and asparagus…


    White Bean Stew with Kale and Sausages

        You guys, this is the most comforting stew I’ve eaten in a long time. It was so good, so hearty, and so delicious. It takes just a few minutes to make and it will totally warm you up. Ingredients: 600 g of cooked white beans 3 stalks of kale 3 carrots 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 bay leaves salt and pepper to taste 50 g of sausage of your choice 1 L of vegetable stock (find a cheap version here) 1 stalk of celery or 30 g of celery root celery leaves In a large pot add the sausage, garlic, onion, celery, and carrots and saute for…