Butternut squash with pecan nuts and blue cheese.

  1. 1 kg / about 2,2 lbs / butternut squash per two servings
  2. A handful of pecan nuts
  3. Half a cup of crushed blue cheese / roquefort /
  4. Two tablespoons of olive oil
  5. A pinch of thyme, salt, chili
Peel and cut the pumpkin into cubes, sprinkle lightly with thyme, fry in low heat pan in olive oil until tender / about 15 minutes /. Put into a bowl, sprinkle with halved pecans and crushed cheese. Season with chili, salt and thyme to taste and mix.
Enjoy!
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Goat cheese and pomegranate salad. For Aga, the bravest woman …

  1. A handful of rocket salad for a portion
  2. A few thick slices of apple
  3. Three or four of goat’s cheese rounds
  4. One egg
  5. Some bread crumbs
  6. Half a cup of pomegranate seeds
  7. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey

Prepare the dressing by whisking together all ingredients until smooth: two tablespoons of olive, one teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey. Crack the egg into a bowl and use a fork to lightly whisk. Place the breadcrumbs on a separate plate. Dip the goat cheese in the egg and the breadcrumbs and press firmly to coat on both side. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Arrange the garden rocket on the large plate, apple slices and cheese, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pour the dressing and it’s ready to eat.

I like lightly grilled apple slices, but they can be fresh.
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Fried bananas in orange sauce. An unusual dessert for a hedonist.

  1. Two bananas for two servings,
  2. Two oranges,
  3. Three tablespoons of clarified butter,
  4. Two or three tablespoons of cane sugar / Demerara /,
  5. Two tablespoons of brandy or cognac,
  6. A pinch of cinnamon,

Squeeze the orange juice. Peel the bananas and slice them in half. Fry in butter on both sides in a pan, then put aside. Pour sugar into the pan and lightly caramelize, pour cognac and evaporate when stirring. Then add the juice, sprinkle with cinnamon and reduce the sauce till a slight thickening / about 5 minutes /. Put the bananas into the sauce and heat them. Serve warm, why not with a glass of cognac / who still drinks cognac today? /.

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A unique snack from herring in oil.

  1. Marinated herring in oil or salted herring fillets without skin,
  2. Olive oil or linseed oil extra virgin,
  3. Lemon juice,
  4. Apple, caper apples, onion,
  5. Freshly ground pepper.

This is a simple recipe, but its preparation time depends on the output products. If you can buy herring marinated in oil, simply remove it from the marinade and dry it. Salted herrings require soaking in water / a large amount of boiled and cooled water for an hour or a few rinses to get rid of excess salt /. Then marinate them in little lemon juice for one hour in the fridge. To serve the dish I use extra virgin linseed oil, thinly half-sliced apples, large capers and blanched onion. Sprinkle the dish with freshly ground pepper. A real vitamin bomb.

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Chicken thighs with soya beans and cherry tomatoes. It is delicious!

  1. Four chicken thighs,
  2. A cup of boiled soya beans,
  3. A few cherry tomatoes,
  4. Sweet pepper, salt, pepper, chili pepper, a pinch of savory and rosemary,
  5. Olive oil,
  6. A teaspoon of tomato paste,
  7. Two shallots, two cloves of chopped garlic,

Rub the chicken with spices and tomato paste, fry in a hot pan with olive oil on both sides, add halves of shallots and garlic at the end. Add the soy beans and tomatoes to the fried chicken, add a little water and stew under cover for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to taste and chopped parsley before serving. /Two persons/.

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Caramelized pear with walnuts. Orgy of taste.

  1. One pear per person.
  2. A spoon of honey for pear
  3. A tablespoon of butter
  4. A handful of walnuts
  5. A pinch of cinnamon

Peeled pear cut into oblong parts / You can sprinkle the sliced pear with lemon juice /, put them on a hot pan with the butter, honey and nuts. Fry lightly and stir gently. Finally, add cinnamon. Serve directly or as an addition to a custard cream. Caramelized pear tastes the best with Prosecco or Cava.

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Cream of green peas soup with pesto.

  1. A cup of cooked peas
  2. A young onion
  3. Two teaspoons of green pesto
  4. One teaspoon of lime juice
  5. A little olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and pepper

Chop the onion and fry lightly in olive oil. Blend all components with adding 3/4 cup of water. Boil the soup and add a spoon of olive oil.

Serve the cream sprinkled with Parma cheese or parsley with toast. Yummy!
Recipe for two bowls of soup.
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Are you starting the adventure with cooking? Here are the basic components you need.

  • Fresh products: garlic, lemons, green parsley, extra virgin olive oil, butter, clarified butter /ghee/, basil, wheat flour, potato and corn flour, Parma cheese or Grana Padano,
  • Dried products: herbs / oregano, thyme, savory, allspice, bay leaf, cumin, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, grainy pepper, red paprika, curcuma, vanilla stick  /, dried tomatoes, spaghetti, tagliatelle, basmati or jasmine rice,
  • Preserved products: pelati tomatoes, passata, coconut milk, soy sauce, green and red curry paste, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar,
  • Frozen products: ginger root, dill, chili peppers or pepperoni,

We do not take a shortcut, no spices mixes, bouillon cubes and ready sauces! Good cuisine are healthy, natural and original ingredients.

I also try not to run out of fresh eggs, 18% cream, milk and olives in the pantry, I like when there is a chili sauce in the fridge, good mustard and mayonnaise. In this way, even when you do not make new purchases, you can always conjure up something tasty to eat.


Did I forget something?

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