• BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Mini Focaccia Bread with Rosemary, Tomato and Olives

    Today I tried something different, I wanted to make Mini Focaccia Bread with Rosemary, Tomato, and Olives. To have a delicious snack before eating when I’m hungry and I’m not at home.  Ever since I tried Focaccia for the first time, I fell in love with it. It was so delicious, so tasty that I would eat it all day. I made it for the first time 2 years ago and I nailed it because I truly loved eating it. Any day, I would give a piece of cake for a slice of Focaccia. If you didn’t know, I’m more of a savory person, I’m not into sweets, so I like…

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    CANNING RECIPES

    Easy Grapes Compote Recipe

    This is an Easy Grapes Compote Recipe, that’s delicious and perfect for winter. The sugar measurement depends on how sweet is the fruit you are using. I’m not so much into autumn because I know that winter is right around the corner, but I love it because you eat seasonal, cheap and delicious fruits and veggies. And also, I like fall, because it’s the official canning season, so I like that. 🙂 For me canning it’s like a treatment, I love it, it’s relaxing. I ate only once grapes compote and I loved it. I had some beautiful grapes in the kitchen, so I wanted to put them to good…

  • Delicious Pizza Sauce
    CANNING RECIPES

    Delicious Pizza Sauce

    You really have to make this Delicious Pizza Sauce, it’s so good, easy to make and perfect for pizza or pasta. Ingredients: 1 kg of tomatoes 1 small sprig of basil, fresh one full teaspoon of dried oregano 4 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons of olive oil salt and pepper 1 tablespoon of brown sugar The first thing we have to do is to wash and cut the tomatoes in 4. Set aside. In a medium pot add the olive oil and heat it, add the garlic cloves cut in 2 and saute them for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil, and oregano. Simmer them on medium heat, with the lid on,…

  • APPETIZERS

    Roasted Broccoli with Tzatziki Sauce

    This Roasted Broccoli with Tzatziki Sauce is a perfect side dish for your weeknight dinner, it’s delicious and so easy to make. I love everything roasted, it tastes so good and delicious. Broccoli tastes amazing roasted and cauliflower as well, but unfortunately, I can’t eat as much broccoli and cauliflower as I want, because it bloats me very much. Broccoli, kale, and cabbage contain raffinose, a sugar that remains undigested in your stomach, produces gas and makes you feel bloated and gassy. If you steam them, it will be easier to digest and you can enjoy them more often. It’s very easy to make roasted broccoli, in just a few steps and…

  • CANNING RECIPES

    Quick Pickled Red Onions

    I like things that you can make very easily and also, ahead of time. Especially in the summer, I like fresh ingredients and meals that are refreshing and easy to make. This Quick Pickled Red Onions recipe is one of them. I like to make a lot of delicious salads and bowls with fresh veggies and hummus, or rice and quinoa, meals that make us feel good. These pickled onions are refreshing, you can eat them in so many ways, they’re delicious either way. I love them so much, that I like to eat them plain, with a fork. 🙂 The best thing about these onions is that they’re so easy to make,…

  • BREAKFAST

    Oatmeal with Berries

    This Oatmeal with Berries has to be my favorite breakfast ever. It pairs extremely well with berries and it’s a really good start to a productive day. Oatmeal is a great thing to eat for breakfast because it boosts your energy and it fills you for a couple of hours because is slow digesting. So you will be full when it will be time for lunch. Medicaldaily website says that oatmeal protects the skin, supports weight loss and prevents diabetes between other cool stuff, so it’s a good thing to eat oatmeal for breakfast. I started eating oatmeal some time ago and I can’t get enough of it, I eat it almost…

  • DESSERTS

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best! They are perfect as a treat once in a while when you want something sweet. And they freeze really good. These cookies are crunchy on the outside and delicious and soft on the inside and you prepare them in ONE bowl. That’s it, you mix every ingredient and form your delicious cookies. This process takes about 10 minutes. And the result is amazing, perfect cookies that you can enjoy with your coffee or tea. Ingredients: 150 g of room temperature butter 50 g of brown sugar 50 g of vanilla infused sugar 2 eggs a pinch of salt 240 g of all-purpose flour 1…