Homemade Buttermilk

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This buttermilk  ‘recipe’ has the honour of being the first post in (what I hope will be) a very long series of cooking hacks, or better said ‘tips and tricks on how to avoid disasters in the kitchen’.

In my opinion, this is probably the easiest thing anyone could do. And yet, I had no idea about it until I found myself in front of a half mixed cake filling, missing the buttermilk which I forgot to buy that day. The filling was becoming mushy, the cake was in the oven … Continue Reading…

Red Lentil Chickpea Dahl

 

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I need to be honest and tell you that I considered it for a long time if I should post this recipe or not. Don’t get me wrong! It is a mega-delicious ‘one-pot’ meal and I never regretted developing this recipe. But, it is also damn hard to make it look as good as it tastes. It is one of those awesomely-tasting foods which you prefer to make for yourself or for your family, but don’t exactly feel like you will impress the judges of a master-chef audition with it (only because in my opinion those guys care more about aesthetics rather than taste).

Well, I gave it a try anyway and in the end, I think I managed to get some good shots. I am actually pretty content with the result, especially because now I get to share it with you.

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I have been going through a lot of changes lately and therefore, I have been neglecting the blog for a while. I do, however, have a lot of projects in the pipe (most of them food related of course) which I hope I will bring to fruition soon. Continue Reading…

Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

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Although I bet by now almost every Halloween lover has its decorations in place, maybe not everyone has decided on what to serve their ‘scary’ guests just yet. I am one of those who usually spends half a day in the kitchen when they have guests for dinner, but I am completely aware that not everybody has that kind of time. There is a certain satisfaction though when you get compliments for how good the food was, and that is exactly why I avoid serving takeaway or semi-prepared food.

It seems, though, that Halloween food has invaded the supermarkets and nobody feels the need to spend any preparation on snacks or dinner for this event. I mean, ‘come on … Isn’t picking out your costume hard enough?’ Well… maybe it is. But I still love that smell of pumpkin roasting in the oven, that fills up my house and makes it ten times cozier.

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Therefore, this year I chose to go super simple but amazingly delicious! I give to you: the hot & spicy roasted pumpkin! It is the simplest thing ever and you can make endless trays of this dish because Continue Reading…