Cauliflower Tortillas * Turte de Conopida

            When life gives you cauliflower, you should make tortillas! Finally, a recipe based on cauliflower that I loved! I buy a head of cauliflower every 2 weeks and I either end up trowing it away after 2 weeks or I succeed in cooking it but I’m not happy with the result. I know cauliflower…

Chili Con Carne and Kale

        I made chili con carne before but this time I had plenty of time and I did it the “right” way. And by that I mean slow cooking and allowing the sauce to rest before serving the dish.     INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PORTIONS: 1 tbsp oil 1 yellow onion 1 red pepper…

Roasted Chicken & Peas

  Peas was my favorite dish 10.000 years ago, when I was little. I found this recipe on a very good food blog from Romania, and I just had to make try it (with some minor changes, as usual). It was really really really good!       prep: 5 min cook: 25 min servings:…

Chicken and Broccoli in a Sour-Sweet Sauce

  And I overcooked the broccoli…The dish was still delicious (no complaints from parties, but knowing how he likes his pasta it’s no wonder) and I’ll know how to cook it better next time. As I’ve said before, broccoli and me are just getting to know each other and this was a very successful date.…

Low-carb Breakfast

  I didn’t have this for breakfast today. I was bad, I had banana and avocado chocolate mousse with some heavenly raw and creamy honey…YUM! But I was good yesterday and it was just as delicious…not quite as sweet though, but yesterday was sunny, today it’s rainy and I need comfort food.       INGREDIENTS…

Ode to an Eggplant

  A few weeks ago as I was reading a local magazine in a coffee shop, I found “An ode to okra” (I live in the South) and found the idea pretty strange. Why in God’s name would anyone want to write an ode to a vegetable?! And why would anyone choose okra?! (I really…

Beef and Green Beans Salad

  Just try it!!       INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SERVINGS: 1 pound green beans (remove the ends) 1/2 pound chuck roast red onion cherry tomatoes extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar crushed ginger 1 tbsp sesame oil     Fill a larger pot with water and bring it to a boil. Season the water…

Roasted Pompano with Tomatoes and Ginger

    If you’ve never tried pompano fish, you’re missing out! It’s a pretty fatty fish which make it perfect for roasting. You can usually find it in any Asian stores.     INGREDIENTS: 1 pompano 3 romano tomatoes 1 yellow onion a small piece of ginger pink salt & fresh ground pepper parsley the…

Dressed-up Portabella

    Nom Nom and ready in less than 30 minutes…of which 15 minutes were spent “degustating” (is this even a word?) wine. ‘Cause you know…I too cook with wine and sometimes I even use it in my recipes. INGREDIENTS: 1 portabella mushroom 2 tbsp goat cheese about 2 cups spinach 1/3 yellow onion 1…