savoury delights soups

… more asian soup …

The Fast & The Furious … Delicious – Asian style soups! I created Asian flavored stock (see post) & realized some Asian soup based on my home-made version of Asian flavored stock: you see – all is getting very Asian & very fast. You remember that I always get a lot of stock – Asian flavored or not – so that I decided to blog about 2 more approaches to fast Asian soups. We are dealing…

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beef & wine … more wine!

I read about Boeuf Bourguignon in Julia Child’s cooking bible (in my cookbooks) & started thinking how to do it – a modest version of course. Instead of a dutch oven I decided to do it in my slow cooker meaning that I prepare the ingredients, put everything in my slow cooker & start the high temp program. Afterwards the slow cooker will sit in a corner on my kitchen counter daydreaming … no need…

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oven-baked vegetables – leftovers …

What to do w/ leftovers? For a dinner event during weekend I prepared lots of oven-baked vegetables. It was delicious accompanied by some chicken filled w/ lemons & rosemary, a generous mix of fresh basil leaves & pressed garlic under the skin for especially flavoring the chicken breasts. (Maybe you think that the vegetables accompanied the chicken …) We all enjoyed the dinner …, however, some of the oven-baked vegetables remained on their plate afterwards…

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approaching one pot pasta – in the south

In the south – we are now in Northern Spain … & when roaming on my blog I found this recipe which I adapted somewhat for a dinner. (I worked w/ tortellini, Spanish bacon, white onions … & it was fine!) However, let’s start w/ a streamlined version of the original recipe! My very 1st encounter w/ one-pot-pasta: my better half & I got a food & wine basket as a present from friends containing…

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friday’s pizza w/ ham & mushrooms

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. Another Friday – another pizza.(Okay – I post this on Monday!) Today we’ll get a home-made pizza – almost at once. However, it’s a rich pizza, enough for lunch & dinner for my better half & me. I started w/ a ready-to-bake pizza mix: you’ll only have to add warm water, then mix & knead. The basis consists of flour, dry yeast & baking powder … some oil. It’s…

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lasagna & leftovers or approaching meal prep

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   The lasagna in the photo above seems a little … yes: it’s leftovers after a night in the fridge – waiting to be reheated in the microwave. So far the photo …   For the record: Storing leftovers of a lasagna in the fridge & reheating – if oven, if microwave – doesn’t do any harm to the flavors & the deliciousness!   During the week I started preparing…

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what to do w/ dull vegetables?

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   What happened? I opened my fridge & learnt that there were some leftovers … vegetables to be correct. Carrots & spring onions. Also in my pantry there were some potatoes … & in my freezer I had some frozen peas. In each case it wasn’t so much … not enough for whatever … So I decided to make a real big batch of mixed vegetables! Next morning when…

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pizza quiche mess

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Pizza or quiche? I love pizza & I love quiche. So suddenly an idea grow in my mind: Why not combine pizza & quiche? The outcome? In certain way it’s a mess, however, a delicious mess. Soft & juicy. Totally Italian w/ the texture of a quiche.     I made 2 approaches which differ mainly in the amount of tomato pulp I spread onto the pizza pastry.…

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baked vegetables & an open sandwich

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   This is the destiny of an open sandwich. On one side there is the bread, on the other side there is a crisp lettuce leave – both encapsulating the inner delicacies of baked vegetables, baked eggs, melted pecorino, crisp arugula in a soft yoghurt cream! At the beginning …     … there was this open sandwich where the bread & the yoghurt cream & the arugula is…

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pure chinese beef

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   It’s quite a long time since I did some Chinese wok dish on my blog – nevertheless I do it rather often at home (well: not always using my big wok, but rather a deep pan…). I like to read about dishes from the Far East on The Woks of Life as well as on Omnivore’s Cookbook. The recipes are based on the fact that in the Western hemisphere lots of…

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approaching the drunken chicken

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Winter is approaching – the days are becoming shorter i. e. daylight is really low some days. When cooking this approach to coq au vin we had one of these days… In the evening when my drunken chicken was finally ready I had to use additional artificial light for the photos – sorry: I always prefer natural light, but now when the sun decides to vanish sometime between…

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fried rice w/ everything

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   Primarily fried rice is recycling leftovers into a light & hearty & fast & easy dish for weeknight dinners. Of course you can start fried rice from the scratch adding selected this & that items trying to get a mix of meat & fish/seafood & vegetables w/ matching spices… I learnt a lot about approaching fried rice from the woks of life. Here you’ll find recipes for fried…

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lasagna filled w/ vegetables

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   A crispy piece of lasagna: it’s comfort food from the best! If you like your lasagna less crispy just take it our of the oven some minutes earlier… The mozzarella will be really chewy, however, all is done inside the lasagna!     Although we need quite a lot of ingredients it’s a surprisingly easy & fast pasta dish. Let’s start w/ the vegetables…

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