Fish Sandwich – the best use for fish leftovers

Fish Sandwich – the best use for fish leftovers

Are you ever left with grilled fish that does not get eaten? It sure is rare, as fish are expensive and we usually buy them just enough. If the fish is of reasonable size, we take one per person. But what if you miscalculate and buy too many? Or buy a very big beast of a fish for a small child? What happened to me this week is a combination of both. I bought four fish (for 2 adults and a one-year-old), because I didn’t imagine mackerels are that meaty,…

Healthy Fried Rice – Egg, Nut and Soy Free

Healthy Fried Rice – Egg, Nut and Soy Free

Do you know the facebook’s feature that shows you your old photos and asks you if you want them reposted? Well, this feature reminded me, that exactly two years ago, me and my (then totally fresh) husband were on our honeymoon in Thailand. And because most our photos from that trip featured food, I started feeling like revisiting that time. This time in my own kitchen, and with some adaptations, because nuts and eggs are now no-no ingredients. I also started avoiding soy whenever I can. Not because of allergies,…

Beet Pancakes with homemade rice milk

Beet Pancakes with homemade rice milk

Today was a lazy day. Rainy and grey, and nor I or my husband wanted to make a full three course lunch. Which left us with a option of a hearty soup and an optional dessert. I managed to “make” the husband cook the soup (by the way, it was a cauliflower soup, no where near the one that I cook, but it wasn’t too bad), and I had to make the dessert. Strong soup and dessert are a great combination for a quick lunch. Lately, we try to eat the…

Homemade Beef Broth – A Soup That Tastes like Home

Homemade Beef Broth – A Soup That Tastes like Home

If there is one dish that tastes and feels like home, it is this one. I don’t know if it is like that only in my region or all around the world, but a plate of hot homemade beef broth always makes my heart sing.  This clear broth is a very rich soup that takes a lot of time to cook. It is a kind of a beef stock, but consumed as a stand alone dish, and not only as an ingredient in other recipes, kind of a tastier substitute for water. …

Dairy Free Chicken Casserole – Slow Cooked Delight

Dairy Free Chicken Casserole – Slow Cooked Delight

This dish might not sound like much, but it is. Against all expectations, simple and humble ingredients used for this recipe result in a really great dish. Very healthy ingredients, but still, this one has a hint of “comfort food” when you taste it. Why? Because it does to chicken what chicken doesn’t really need – it slow cooks it. Chicken meat is usually tender enough to be prepared quickly. But it actually pays off to go against the common knowledge and try slow cooking it. This dairy free chicken casserole is…

Egg free Banana Bread – that is also dairy and nut free!

Egg free Banana Bread – that is also dairy and nut free!

On this rainy Sunday, I felt a strong desire for a dessert. Into the kitchen, you say? And make something with way too much sugar and bad fats? I have to admit, something like this was also my first idea. But then, an alarm in my head went off! December and its festive opportunities is only a few weeks away. It is much easier to watch what we eat now than then. Back to brainstorming! Something sweet yet not too much, dairy free, egg free and nut free. Bananas in…

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Paprika

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Paprika

Figuring out today’s lunch was kind of difficult. No way to go and buy missing ingredients because it is a bank holiday – November 1st. The only option I had left was to open the freezer and look for hidden goodness inside. I found some portions of a chicken we bought a month ago from a farmer we really trust. We used most the chicken already, and only had some “spare” parts left. Thighs with some surrounding, I don’t really know how to call it. I needed to invent a dish…