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  • Peas and Dumplings Soup
    SOUPS

    Peas and Dumplings Soup

    Nothing beats the cold weather like a big bowl of Peas and Dumplings Soup, and it’s so much better if you eat it in comfy clothes in bed 🙂 Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, sliced celery, sliced salt and pepper 1 tablespoon of olive oil 100 g of peas (I used frozen) parsley leaves 1 egg 4 tablespoons of semolina 2 L of vegetable stock Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion, carrots and celery and sweat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the stock and bring the soup to a boil. Meanwhile, make some dumplings for the soup with 1 egg,…

  • DIPS, DRESSINGS AND MARINADES

    Pesto Salad (to Spread on Bread)

    I found this Pesto Salad recipe on the internet and it looked so yummy that I really wanted to try it. It’s very simple and easy to make. Ingredients: 3 small potatoes 1 can of tuna (drained) 1 tablespoon of pesto 2 tablespoon of mayonnaise salt and pepper chives and parsley leaves Cook the potatoes with the skin on until they’re cooked through. Peel and mash them with a fork. Put the potatoes in a big bowl, add the pesto, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, drained tuna, chives and parsley and mix together. You can find the recipe here. Print Yum Pesto Salad (to Spread on Bread) Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time:…

  • Homemade Dried Vegetables for Soup (No Additives)
    HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Homemade Dried Vegetables for Soup (No Additives)

    These Homemade Dried Vegetables are a great addition to your meals. It adds flavor but without the additives or chemicals. I think that what you do at home it’s best for you, it has lesser ingredients and it’s more healthy. I don’t use soup mixes of any kind, I make this myself, and you can keep it months in an airtight container, in a dry place. You can make this in the oven, but it takes a while. You have to dry this for 3-4 hours and I think it’s a lot because the oven consumes a lot of energy. I don’t think it’s economic to dry this 3 hours and…

  • Bread with Caramelized Onion
    BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Bread with Caramelized Onion

    I wanted to make a bread, but not plain, I wanted to try something else. I’ve searched the internet and I found this Bread with Caramelized Onion recipe, so it’s not mine, it’s on Youtube. I just added the leek and chives to it. Ingredients: 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 leek, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of olive oil salt For the dough: 500 g flour 1 teaspoon of salt 2 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast 2 tablespoons of chopped chives 320 ml lukewarm water caramelized onion In a large pan, cook the onion and leek until it becomes soft, for 7 minutes approximately. Season with salt. Set aside.…