Books and Lavender
  • SOUPS

    Fennel Cream Soup

    This Fennel Cream Soup is so flavorful and tasty, that I am sure I will make it again. It’s easy to make and has interesting flavors. Cream soups are good for you, are healthy and have so many vitamins. In our weekly menu, it should have their place, at least, 3 times a week. Not only cream soup but different kind of soups, all are healthy and full of antioxidants, it prevents constipation. If you are a person who doesn’t drink enough water daily, a bowl of soup should help you. What I like about cream soups is that are very simple to make, you just saute or boil the veggies…

  • Focaccia with Dried Tomatoes and Olives
    BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Focaccia with Dried Tomatoes and Olives

    This tasty Focaccia with Dried Tomatoes and Olives can be made so easily and it’s filled with delicious goodness, perfect for dinner. Ingredients: 400 g flour 1 sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 220 ml lukewarm water sliced olives rosemary, oregano, basil 1 tablespoon olive oil dried tomatoes In a glass measure the lukewarm water, then mix in the yeast and the sugar and let the mixture rise for 10 minutes. In a big bowl, sift the flour and salt and add the herbs. Add the yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the dough has pulled together, move it to a plain clean surface and knead…

  • Lentil Soup with Chorizo Sausage
    SOUPS

    Lentil Soup with Chorizo Sausage

    The first time I ate Lentil Soup with Chorizo Sausage was at my parents in law. Before that, I had no idea what lentil was. Since then, it’s my favorite soup and we eat it very often. Ingredients: 200 g lentil (soaked 1/2 hour) 50 g chorizo sausage 2 small potatoes 1 chopped onion 1 clove of garlic 1 big carrot 1/2 bell pepper salt and freshly ground pepper 2 bay leaves 100 ml of tomato sauce 1 teaspoon of paprika You have to wash the lentil very well to get rid of all the dirt. Pour the lentil into a strainer and wash it in cold water and then…

  • Pea Stew with Bacon and Potatoes
    MAIN COURSE

    Pea Stew with Bacon and Potatoes

    If you need a tasty but easy weeknight meal idea, this Pea Stew with Bacon and Potatoes is for you. It’s super easy to make but 100% delicious. Ingredients: 500 g of frozen peas 3 medium carrots 2 shallots 2-3 small potatoes, cubed 1/2 a bell pepper salt and pepper to taste 3-4 tablespoons of fresh dill 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley 150 g of bacon cut into cubes 500 ml of warm stock or water 1 tablespoon of cornstarch The first thing we have to do is to prepare our ingredients. If we have every ingredient on hand, we can finish this dish in less than 30 minutes. In a pot…