Dairy Free Meatballs – really simple ones

Dairy Free Meatballs – really simple ones

Meatballs are so many people’s favourite it’d be a shame not to investigate them.  The question was how to make them into a quick and tasty dish. Some people make them a big fuss, but there is no need for it. Making them dairy free isn’t exactly a big deal, but most meatball recipes that claim to be very good (and they are) use Parmesan cheese in the meatballs and sometimes even cream, to make the sauce richer. Well in this one, there will be none of those flavor lifters. If you didn’t…

Oven baked Chicken Drumsticks

Oven baked Chicken Drumsticks

Sunday lunch doesn’t have to take the whole morning to prepare. Even though it is some people’s idea that they need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I find it is not at all necessary. Yes, this dish is a casserole. And yes it can serve as a one course meal. So what! Sundays are for spending time with your family, going out in the nature, enjoy the sun (or rain)… Don’t get me wrong, cooking is a great pastime, I just think it isn’t worth wasting…

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb Bone in

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb Bone in

Lamb is perhaps one of the nicest meats out there. We don’t eat it very often, because it just isn’t the most common here in Slovenia. Meaning you mostly need to get them from a very big supermarket, or a good local butcher. And we don’t have a butcher in our town, and the town isn’t really that small. Makes me sad when honest local businesses are disappearing, giving their market share to supermarkets. Enough politics, back o food! This recipe is really little work, making it a great meal for…

Easy Penne Recipe – quick and easy for lazy days

Easy Penne Recipe – quick and easy for lazy days

This past weekend was hard for us. Not unpleasant, just very difficult for our organisms. It is Christmas time, and we have one or more pleasant activities scheduled almost every day. But eating food that is too tasty (because it contains quick and efficient taste amplifiers like salt and fat) for more days in a row, is a bad idea. It leaves you tired, bloated and just sick of it. BUT! There are two more festive weeks ahead, and we have to stay strong. Monday is great to slow down a…

Roasted Chickpea Recipes: one sweet and one savory

Roasted Chickpea Recipes: one sweet and one savory

I will be totally honest. Today I bought two cans of chickpeas just to use the brine – aquafaba. But then I was looking at those gorgeous chickpeas and suddenly felt the urge to turn them into something great. Not hummus or soup, which are the most common dishes I usually make with chickpeas. This time, I wanted a new, snack like dish one can eat with their hands. Well, they do get a bit dirty, but not for long, because these two are so delicious you will be licking your…

Rosemary Bread Recipe – Bread Upgraded

Rosemary Bread Recipe – Bread Upgraded

Is there a better thing to put savoury spreads on than rosemary bread? I don’t think so. Some people even say they spread Nutella on, but… that just doesn’t sound like my cup of tea. Homemade bread is one of the biggest names in “comfort foods” department. Even without any condiments or add-ons. But what if I tell you it is possible to upgrade it with the addition of a very simple and available herb? One that can be found in almost every garden? Yes, I actually am talking about…

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,…

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…

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…