Beetroot-Gorgonzola Pasta: delicious lunch or dinner !

I’m not much but I’m all I have.

Philip K Dick, Martian Time-Slip
Fusilli in Gorgonzola-Beetroot sauce

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
-250g pasta (Fusilli)
– 180g Gorgonzola
– 100ml 33% cream
– 2-3 small young beetroots

1 Boil pasta Al Dente in salted water
2 Mix in the skillet chopped gorgonzola, 33% cream and chopped beetroot: cook until smooth (3-4 min) at medium heat
3 Transfer the cooked pasta to the sauce in the skillet: mix well and serve ! Sprinkle with black pepper for taste !

Paccheri con Salmone !

Show not what has been done, but what can be. How beautiful the world would be if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths.

Umberto Eco

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 180g salmon
– 150ml 33% cream
– 250g Paccheri
– 3 garlic clothes
– 80g Parmesan
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 1/2 tbsp olive oil for frying
– chopped parsley/dill for serving

1 Grate Parmesan into a bowl and put in the fridge
2 Cut salmon into 1.5cm cubes
3 Chop garlic into slices
4 Simultaneously start boiling water for pasta and cooking salmon
5 Boil pasta in the salty water until ready, drain the water
6 Cook salmon for 5 min in olive oil, medium heat; add 33% cream and cook for another 5 min; add garlic slice and cook for another minute
7 Put the pasta in the frying pan with salmon for 1 min, carefully mix and transfer to the serving plates
8 Serve Paccheri with black pepper, grated Parmesan and chopped greens !

Goulash with Knedlíky

Bez práce nejsou koláče.

Czech proverb

Goulash ingredients:
– 400g beef
– 5 onions
– 1.5 tbsp paprika
– salt and pepper to taste
– sunflower oil for frying onion
– 3 tbsp flour for the sauce

Knedlíky ingredients:
– 500g potatoes
– 150g flour
– 50g semolina
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 tsp salt


1 Goulash
1.1 Cut beef in 2-3cm pieces
1.2 Chop onion and fry for 4 min in sunflower oil
1.3 Add beef and cook for 1.5 hours, add water when needed
1.4 Add 3 tbsp flour, mix well and cook for another 30 minutes, add water when needed
2 Knedlíky
2.1 Mix boiled potatoes, flour, semolina and salt: mix well
2.2 Form two sausages 5cm diameter
2.3 Put the sausages in the boiling water, covering the sausages, boil for 20 minutes at medium heat
3 Serve Goulash with Knedlíky and dill!

Aubergine Rolls with Walnuts !

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.

J.R.R. Tolkien
Aubergine rolls

Aubergine stripes ingredients:
– 2 aubergines
– olive oil for baking aubergines
– chopped parsley for serving

Filling ingredients:
– 150g (baked) walnuts
– 2-3 garlic cloves
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper
– 1 bunch dill
– 1/4 cup warm water

1 Preheat the oven to 200C (400F)
2 Slice aubergines lengthways into 4mm thick stripes, put on the baking paper and brush well with olive oil
3 Add walnuts halves over the aubergines: bake them together for 25min at 200C (400F)
4 Combine and blend the filling ingredients (including baked walnuts) until smooth: put 1tsp of the filling on each aubergine stripe and roll the stripes up
5 Serve cold with chopped parsley !

Simple and Healthy Soup with Broccoli and Meatballs !

Courage is found in unlikely places.

J.R.R. Tolkien
Soup with broccoli and meatballs

Vegetables etc. ingredients (4-6 servings):
– 12 small (8 medium) potatoes
– 10 carrots
– 1 broccoli head
– 1 tsp salt
– chopped parsley for serving

Meatballs ingredients:
– 400g minced beef
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 4-6 tbsp millet powder
– 2 tbsp floor for dipping meatballs

1 Peel and cut vegetables and put aside
2 Mix meatballs ingredients and form meatballs with hands, dip each meatball in flour and put on the plate
3 Boil 1.5-2l water, add 1 tsp salt and meatballs: cook for 20min, medium heat
4 Add vegetables to the soup and cook for another 20min, medium heat
5 Serve with chopped parsley !

Spinach and Feta Fatayer: amazing with coffee !

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I love spinach fatayer: they are simple to make, amazing in taste. They serve great as an appetizer or as a snack with coffee or with soup!

Dough ingredients:
– 1 cup (1 cup=250ml) wheat flour
– 1/4 cup water
– 3 tbsp olive oil
– 1/2 tsp salt

Filling ingredients:
– 90g fresh chopped baby spinach
– 90g Feta cheese
– 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– 2 tsp olive oil
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Filling: combine all filling ingredients and mix well with the hands
3 Dough: combine all dough ingredients in a bowl: knead the dough
4 Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and form a ball out of each of them
5 Roll out each ball into a 8-10cm diameter circle: put 1 tsp filling in the centre of each circle
6 Lift up ends of each circle to the centre to form Fatayers with your fingers
7 Put the Fatayers on the baking paper (sprinkle with Provence herbs or pepper or a little of olive oil): bake for 18 minutes at 220C
8 Serve with a cup of black coffee or black tea !

Chicken Nuggets with Red Bell Pepper and Pineapple !

Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés

Jean Pierre Claris de Florian

Chicken nuggets ingredients:
– 350g chicken breast
– 2 red bell peppers
– 200g canned pineapple (weight without juice)
– 2 eggs for batter
– 1 tsp chilli 🌶 pepper powder for batter
– 1/2 tsp salt for batter
– sunflower oil for frying

Pineapples-red bell pepper sauce
– 3-4 tbsp all-purpose flour for batter
– 1 tbsp liquid honey for the sauce
– pineapple juice from the can with pineapples for the sauce
– 3 garlic clothes


1 Chop chicken breast in 1.5 cm cubes
2 Combine and mix well eggs, salt, chilli pepper powder in 1 plate and put flour in another plate for dipping
3 Preheat two skillets (skillet 1 for chicken nuggets, skillet 2 for the sauce) and add some sunflower oil
4 Dip each chicken breast piece once in eggs mixture, once in flour, again in eggs mixture, again in flour – transfer to skillet 1 and fry for 4-5 minutes until golden
5 Fry red bell pepper stripes and pineapple pieces in skillet 2 for 4-5 minutes
6 Transfer chicken nuggets to red bell peppers and pineapples, add pineapple juice and cook for 6-7 minutes
7 Add chopped garlic and honey: cook for another 2 minutes
8 Serve with chopped dill or parsley!

Spinach Pancakes for lunch !

Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.

 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Pancakes batter ingredients (7-8 pancakes):
– 115g fresh spinach
– 2 eggs
– 300ml milk
– 200g all purpose flour
– 2 tsp sugar
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1/3 tbsp sunflower oil for frying

Serving ingredients:
– 150g smoked salmon
– 100g cream cheese
– fresh dill

1 Wash and dry spinach leaves
2 Put in blender all pancakes batter ingredients: mash until smooth
3 Preheat a skillet, add 1/3 tbsp sunflower oil (needed only in the beginning)
4 For each pancake pour 1 ladle of batter on the skillet – fry at medium heat until bubbling, turn the pancake over and cook until golden
5 Serve pancakes with soft cheese, smoked salmon and fresh dill ! Enjoy !

Quick and healthy Salmon and Vegetables soup!

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

Jane Austen

Ingredients (4-6 servings):
– 320g salmon
– 1 head broccoli
– 6 medium carrots
– 8 medium potatoes
– chopped dill for serving
– salt to taste


1 Peel and cut/chop vegetables
2 Cut salmon in pieces
3 Put chopped vegetables and salmon in the saucepan, add water to cover the vegetables and salmon pieces, add salt to taste
4 Cook for 20-25 minutes after boiling, serve with fresh chopped dill!

Turkey-Pineapple Pancakes !

I am a mathematician, sir. I never permit myself to think.

John Dickson Carr

– 400g turkey breast
– 200g canned pineapple pieces
– 1 egg
– 50g grated cheese
– 3 tbsp flour
– 1 grated garlic cloth
– salt and pepper to taste

– 200g sour cream
– fresh chopped parsley/dill
– chopped garlic

1 Combine chopped turkey breast, chopped pineapples, egg, grated cheese, flour, grated garlic and salt/pepper: mix until smooth
2 Preheat the skillet, add sunflower oil: pour 1tbsp of batter for each pancake-to-be. Fry 5-6 min each side or until golden, medium heat
3 Switch to minimum heat and cook pancakes under the lid for 10 min
4 For the sauce combine and mix sour cream, chopped garlic, chopped parsley/dill
5 Serve!

Tarte Flambée with Pears, Brie and Walnuts

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Jane Austen
Tarte Flambée with Pears, Brie and Walnuts

Dough ingredients:
– 220g wheat flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 100ml warm water
– 1/2 tsp salt

Filling ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 1 large pear
– 100g Brie
– 10 walnuts
– liquid honey for serving
– black pepper for serving


1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes
3 Roll out the dough into an oval 3-4 mm height
4 Put the dough on the baking paper and bake at 220C for 8 min without a filling
5 Meanwhile slice pear, cut Brie and slightly chop walnuts
6 Remove the baking tray from the oven, spread the sour cream over the dough, add sliced pear, brie pieces and chopped walnuts
7 Bake Tarte Flambée for another 7-8 minutes at 220C
8 Sprinkle with black pepper and honey, enjoy !

Sage and Butter Pasta !

If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.

Jane Austen

Ingredients (2 servings):
– 30g fresh sage
– 100g butter
– 250g pasta
– 2 garlic clothes
– 50g parmesan

1 Melt butter in the skillet, add chopped sage, cook at middle heat for 8 min, add chopped garlic and cook for another 2 min
2 Boil pasta in salted water Al Dente, drain water and transfer to the skillet with butter & sage: cook for 2 min
3 Serve with grated parmesan and enjoy !

Olivier salad !

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.

J.R.R. Tolkien

– 3-4 middle potatoes
– 3-4 middle carrots
– 4 eggs
– 200g chicken breast
– 150g ham
– 250g canned green pea
– 5-6 pickles
– 1/3 bunch green onions + 1/3 bunch parsley
– 3-4 tbsp mayonnaise to taste
– salt/pepper to taste

1 Dice boiled potatoes, carrots, eggs, chicken breast and combine with diced ham, diced pickles, chopped green onions and parsley
2 Add mayonnaise and spices, mix well and put for 1 hour in the fridge
3 Serve ! Merry Christmas !

Syrnyky for the perfect breakfast !

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.

Lao Tzu
Syrnyky (Syrniki)

Batter ingredients (10-12 Syrniki):
– 500g cottage cheese
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 2 tsp Vanilla sugar
– 1 egg
– 4 tbsp flour

Additional ingredients:
– 3-4 tbsp flour for dipping Syrniki
– sunflower oil for frying
– honey for serving


1 Mix batter ingredients until smooth
2 For each Syrnik, dip 1 tbsp batter in flour, form a round with fingers and put it on the wooden board
3 Pre-heat sunflower oil in the skillet: fry Syrniki 2-4 min each side until golden: transfer them on paper towels to absorb extra oil
4 Serve warm with honey ! Have a nice day !

Quick warming lunch for a working day: pasta with beef and onion

Once again…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.

Bram Stoker, Dracula

Ingredients (2 servings):
– 250g pasta
– 2 small red onions
– (already boiled) beef, chopped
– butter for frying
– salt, papper
– tomatoes for serving


1 Chop onion and fry it in butter until golden
2 Add chopped (already boiled) beef: fry for 5 minutes
3 Boil pasta al dente, drain water and mix pasta with beef and onion
4 Serve with fresh tomatoes!

Hungarian Paprika-Potato Pancakes with garlic sauce !

I had for breakfast more paprika, and a sort of porridge of maize flour which they said was “mamaliga”, and egg-plant stuffed with forcemeat, a very excellent dish, which they call “impletata”.

Bram Stoker, Dracula

Pancakes ingredients (15-16 pancakes):
– 500g boiled potatoes (weight boiled)
– 1 red onion
– 2 eggs
– 3 tbsp flour
– 2 tsp paprika powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 100g breadcrumbs
– sunflower oil for frying

Garlic sauce ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 3 tsp mayonnaise
– 3 garlic cloves
– parsley


1 Boil potatoes
2 Potatoes-batter: combine boiled potatoes, chopped onion, eggs, flour, paprika powder and salt – mix well until smooth
3 Preheat the skillet with some sunflower oil
4 For each pancake drop 1 tsp of potatoes-batter in bread crumbs and fry for 2-3 minutes each side, medium heat until golden
5 Garlic sauce: mix sour cream, grated garlic, mayonnaise and chopped parsley
5 Serve pancakes hot with garlic sauce and chopped parsley !

Veggie chips with blue cheese sauce !

You must remain. I must depart.
Two autumns falling in the heart

Yosa Buson

Veggie chips ingredients (for 2-3 servings):
– 6-8 medium potatoes
– 4 large carrots
– 2 beetroots
– 1 tbsp sunflower oil
– Herbes de Provence to taste
– salt to taste

Blue Sauce ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 125g blue cheese (Saint Agur blue)
– chopped dill and parsley


1 Preheat the oven to 190C
2 Pill and cut veggies into thin strips
3 Mix veggie strips with Herbes de Provence, salt and sunflower oil: transfer to the baking paper
4 Bake for 50-60 min at 190C
5 Blue cheese sauce: combine sour cream, blue cheese, chopped dill & parsley: mix until smooth. Put the sauce in the fridge until the chips are ready
6 Serve veggie chips with a blue cheese sauce !

Salmon-Kohlrabi soup: simple and healthy

When I am not reading Kafka I am thinking about Kafka. When I am not thinking about Kafka I miss thinking about him. Having missed thinking about him for a while, I take him out and read him again. That’s how it works.

László Krasznahorkai
Salmon-Kohlrabi soup

– 200g salmon
– 1 Kohlrabi
– 4 medium potatoes
– 4 medium carrots
– 1 red onion
– dill for serving
– 1 tsp salt


1 Pill vegetables, chop vegetables and salmon into 1-2 cm cubes
2 Put vegetables and salmon in a pan, add water to cover + 1cm more, add salt: cook at medium heat 18 minutes after boiling
3 Serve with chopped dill !

Morning Cottage Cheese and Almond Cookies !

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

Hans Christian Andersen
Cottage Cheese and Almond Cookies

Dough ingredients (for 9-10 triangles):
– 100g flour
– 100g cottage cheese
– 100g butter
– 1 egg yolk

Filling ingredients:
– 3 tbsp brown sugar
– 3 tbsp grated almond

1 Filling: mix sugar and almond
2 Dough and cookies
2.1 Preheat the oven to 200C
2.2 Grate butter into the flour
2.3 Add cottage cheese, egg yolk: mix until smooth and knead the dough
2.4 Roll our the dough until 4-5mm height
2.5 Distribute 2/3 the filling evenly on the dough
2.6 Cut the dough into 5×5 cm squares, fold them into triangles
2.7 Transfer the triangles on the baking paper and distribute on them the remaining filling
2.8 Bake the cookies 20-25 minutes until golden !
2.9 Serve with black tea in the morning and do something kind.

Simple Cinnamon-Snail-Cookies !

If You Hurry You’ll Miss the Miracles

Lewis Carroll
Snail Cookies

Dough ingredients:
– 100g flour
– 100g cottage cheese
– 100g butter
– 1 egg yolk
– dash of salt

Filling ingredients:
– 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
– 1.5 tsp cinnamon

1 Filling: mix sugar and cinnamon 😉
2 Dough and cookies
2.1 Preheat the oven to 200C
2.2 Grate butter into the flour
2.3 Add cottage cheese, salt, egg yolk: mix until smooth and knead the dough
2.4 Roll our the dough until 4-5mm height
2.5 Distribute the filling evenly on the dough
2.6 Roll the dough into a pipe
2.7 Cut the pipe into cookies-to-be, about 7mm width
2.8 Transfer the cookies-to-be on the baking paper and bake 20-25 minutes until golden at 200C !
2.9 Serve with black coffee. Enjoy. Life is wonderful. 😀

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