• 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…

  • VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

    Vegetable Stir-Fry with Chinese Egg Noodles

    We like Chinese food a lot, it’s really delicious. We love take-outs but I mostly make recipes at home. This Vegetable Stir-Fry with Chinese Egg Noodles it’s easy and cheaper than take-outs, so give it a try.  Ingredients: 150 g of sliced mushrooms 150 g of egg noodles 1/4 a red, green and yellow bell pepper 1/2 an onion 1/2 a head of broccoli 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds pepper 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 150 ml of stock 1 sliced carrot chili flakes 1 tablespoon of sunflower or grapeseed oil Have all your ingredients prepared and ready to cook. Stir fry all the vegetables on medium-high heat in a…

  • DELICIOUS SALAD RECIPES

    Bean Salad

    We ate this Summer a lot of delicious and really quick salads. Some were with quinoa, with spinach or lamb’s lettuce, or beans. I made this Bean Salad with things I had in the house and it came out really delicious. We had 2 servings each one. Sometimes when I have a lot of food in the house, I make recipes with what I have, to be sure I won’t waste anything and it works. We throw out almost no food, and that’s great. Did you know that people throw out one-third of the food they buy? That’s so crazy and so so sad. We are very aware of the situation…

  • DRINKS, SMOOTHIES & LEMONADES

    Quick Raspberry Lemonade

    Until autumn and winter arrive, I want to enjoy summery treats and drinks. This delicious Raspberry Lemonade is one of them and it’s also our favorite. Where we live is still kinda hot outside, so we like to refresh ourselves with some delicious lemonade before autumn arrives. I like summer very much and I am so sad that’s almost over, and soon the winter will be here. Ingredients: 100 g of frozen or fresh raspberries 1 lemon sweetener of your choice water In the blender add the raspberries and blend until you have a gorgeous pink syrup. Next, add the sweetener, 1 L of water and the juice of 1…

  • 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,…

  • DELICIOUS SALAD RECIPES

    Really Delicious Caesar Salad

    Since I’ve first tried this Caesar Salad, I fell in love with it, because it’s really delicious and yet, so simple to make. Believe it or not, I’ve never made this salad at home, until now. If you ask me, I don’t know why, because I love it, but I made a whole lot of other salads instead because I love salads. You believe me if I say to you that my husband is a salad lover? 🙂 He loves salads very much, he said that he could live only with salads, and I’m glad about that because I love them too. I know that there are a lot of variations…

  • BREADS AND BAKED GOODS

    Parsley Parmesan pull-apart Bread

    You guys, I can’t even start to tell you how amazingly delicious this Parsley Parmesan pull-apart Bread is. And it’s so easy to make, you will totally love it. This is the first time I made this deliciousness, and I am pretty sure that I will make it again, real soon, 🙂 because it’s amazing. Ingredients: 470 g of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of salt 1 sachet of instant yeast 310 ml of warm milk 2 tablespoons of oil of your choice 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese In a big bowl add the warm milk and the yeast and leave this mixture to sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, measure the…