Dairy free Lasagna – The Ultimate Comfort Food

Dairy free Lasagna – The Ultimate Comfort Food

Lasagna does not need any special introduction. At least in my opinion. I know there are fancier foods out there, healthier and easier to make. But there is something about lasagna, that makes people crave it badly. One of such people is my dear husband. Whenever I make it (and I make really hefty batches), there is not a crumb more until the end of the day. But, there is a big problem with lasagna. There are two, really. One of them is called dairy, and the other one eggs….

Mashed Potato Pancakes – a Tasty Simple Side Dish

Mashed Potato Pancakes –  a Tasty Simple Side Dish

Potatoes are one of the humblest ingredients one can think of. We all use them all the time, but only rarely really appreciate them. Potatoes are too often something to fill you up when there is not enough diverse food like real vegetables or meat. Another, just as crazy use of potatoes is to incorporate them into a comfort food of some sort. Think butter, cheese, bacon… everything totally great, just not something you can brag about to your health conscious friends. But how about mashed potato pancakes? They are dairy free,…

How to Make Bagels – Corn Flour Bagels

How to Make Bagels – Corn Flour Bagels

One of these days, I felt like baking and I had some corn flour on hand.  I started my usual cooking routine, with some ingredients all around the work surface, and most cabinets open, so I can see the stuff that I could also use. I ended up with doughnut-like buns with holes in the middle. The more I looked at them, the more they looked familiar. Because I’m not from the US (or Poland, for that matter), I needed some time to realise they looked like bagels. Which got me…

What to do with fresh beets? – Cocoa Muffins!

What to do with fresh beets? – Cocoa Muffins!

Yes, we still have some fresh vegetables in our garden. And since beets are as much in season as in fashion, I wanted to try another dish with them.  So, what to do with fresh beets? I decided to challenge myself and make a dessert. It came out nothing short of great, and here I give you – the beetroot cocoa muffins! It sounds and reads simple. Beetroots have a sweet taste and strong red colour. If this was all someone told you about beets, you would think they are a fruit of…

Tortilla Wrap Recipe without Salt, Dairy and Fat

Tortilla Wrap Recipe without Salt, Dairy and Fat

Do you like Mexican food? I am pretty sure the answer is yes. As well as I am pretty sure that everyone has his or her own idea of Mexican food and what it should look and taste like. I must confess that I have never really investigated proper Mexican food, but I had  it in restaurants and my version definitely tastes and looks a bit like it. This  tortilla wrap recipe is not necessarily traditional and “correct”, but it does what a tortilla should do, which is, in my opinion, carrying…

Dairy free Pumpkin Pie with Olive Oil

Dairy free Pumpkin Pie with Olive Oil

It must be getting old, reading my praises to autumn. I admit, I cant help myself loving this season. It’s the colours, the sounds, the smells and the good living. A staple fall produce is a pumpkin. Maybe because it is the same colour as autumn leaves, maybe because of its size that could symbolise abundance… I don’t know. I just like to use what is available and seasonal as much as I can. And I thought of this dairy free pumpkin pie recipe just like that. I had pumpkins…

Barley Risotto Recipe with Minced Pork and Spinach

Barley Risotto Recipe with Minced Pork and Spinach

We cook to this barley risotto recipe all the time because it is just 5 minutes work, 30 minutes waiting and you get a dish, tasty as something. Looks rustic, but hey… I never promised posh food. This weekend was a bit crazy in our household. We celebrated our little girl’s first birthday and had people around the whole weekend. As you might know, it is always a lot of work if you are throwing a birthday party. Especially if you have a small child in house. For our guests, we slow cooked…