“This Middle-Eastern style snack is both tasty and filled with microbiota accessible carbohydrates,” write Justin and Erica Sonnenburg in their book The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health. They named the snack “Cashews for Your Commensals” but for the sake of simplicity I call it “Turmeric Cashews” after Heidi Swanson, who published a recipe by this name last May on her blog 101 Cookbooks.
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education”, said Mark Twain. “In the sixteenth century, this vegetable was known as Cyprus cabbage”, writes Nigel Slater in Tender. According to some historians, this member of the cabbage family indeed originates from Cyprus.
Served with yogurt and fresh seasonal fruit, this is one of the easiest and most gratifying breakfasts. Making granola at home isn’t complicated at all. You actually don’t even need a recipe, just keep in mind the ratio of 6:1 of the dry and the wet ingredients, and don’t forget that you must have rolled oats in granola. If you have a recipe available, view it as a template and customize it – endlessly – to your liking.
This is not a super-sweet cake but it’s very flavorful and satisfying. It’s made with buttermilk and whole wheat pastry flour, giving it a bread-like consistency. When I found this recipe in Heidi Swanson’s book Super Natural Every Day, I liked it so much, I wanted to try it right away.
Both Steve and I love to eat fish, and despite this, I still don’t cook it often enough. The reason might be that I didn’t grow up close to a big river or sea – we have only a little creek in my village – and cooks at the time of my upbringing prepared maybe frozen fish fillet a few times a year by deep frying it, so there wasn’t a great history of cooking and eating fish. However, now I live close to an ocean in a city with a great fish tradition, but dealing with fish in my […]
Easy, delicious sponge, not very sweet; fantastic with tea or coffee. One of my favorites. The recipe comes from the Hungarian cookbook Sütemény és torta (Cookies and cakes) by Mari Lajos and Károly Hemző. The sponge could be cut into any shape but I like these little moons.
Donna Hay’s book The Instant Cook provides easy and quick recipes. This chicken recipe is no exception. I slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally and then lengthwise; by this way I can cook the meat very quickly. The lemon and the capers give an unusual, nice twist to this simple dish.
Today I am offering something special and sweet for you. For all of you who love to bake with walnuts, who love to eat walnuts, and who like to give homebaked goodies as a present, here is a collection of six of my favorite walnut cookie recipes.
This is a pie for chocolate lovers. Pecans can be substituted with walnuts, almonds, and cashews, or a combination of all of these. Here are a few tricks about pie making.
I read in a cookbook recently, that when having guests for dinner – especially if it’s a big party – we should serve soup as the first course. We could make it a day or two earlier and this would cut back on the work on the day of the gathering. In another book the author stated that we shouldn’t be serving soup because that would definitely add to the number of dishes we will need to clean. Whatever it is that you prefer, cooking and eating soup is always a good idea – especially now that the weather is […]
I must admit we don’t eat too many Brussels sprouts in my house. This might easily change. Both Steve and I really liked this dish in which roasted Brussels sprouts are combined with white beans and cheese.