Baked Garlic Potatoes with Tuna sauce !

Ah, it’s my longing for whom I might have been that distracts and torments me!

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Baked Garlic Potatoes with Tuna sauce

Potatoes ingredients:
– 1 kg potatoes
– 3 clothes grated garlic
– 1 tsp paprika
– 2/3 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 2 tbsp olive oil

Tuna sauce ingredients:
– 1 can tuna
– 1 chopped red onion
– 2 tsp mayonnaise
– 1 tbsp lemon 🍋 juice
– 2 tbsp cream cheese


1 Preheat the oven to 180C
2 Boil potatoes for 3 minutes, drain water and left them cool down for 5 minutes
3 Mix semi-boiled potatoes with grated garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper and olive oil
4 Transfer the potatoes pieces on the baking paper and bake 30min at 180C
5 Tuna sauce: mix tuna, cut onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cream cheese and mash with a blender
6 Serve with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers ! Enjoy !

Red kuri squash baked with Camembert !

When you see a good move, look for a better one.

Emanuel Lasker

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 1 small Red kuri squash
– 120g Camembert
– the crema di balsamico and olive oil for serving
– salt, pepper

1 Divide squash into 4 parts and bake for 40min at 180C
2 Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cover each squash piece with camembert slices
and bake for another 10 min
3 Sprinkle with crema di balsamico & olive oil and serve!

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 !

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 !

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. 😀

Cheesy Potato Pancakes !

I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Pancakes ingredients (16 pancakes):
– 700g potatoes
– 100g cheese
– 1 big red onion
– 2 tbsp flour
– 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
– salt and pepper to taste
– sunflower oil for frying

Garlic sauce ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 1 tbsp mayonnaise
– 2-3 minced garlic cloves


1 Combine grated raw potatoes, grated cheese, chopped onion, flour, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper: mix until smooth
2 Preheat the skillet with sunflower oil
3 One tbsp batter for one pancake: fry 3-4 minutes each side until golden, medium heat, transfer on paper towels to absorb extra oil
4 Garlic sauce: mix sour cream, mayonnaise and minced garlic
5 Serve warm pancakes with the sauce and enjoy !

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