Chicken Burritos

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Burritos are quick to make and delicious meal. I love making burritos when I’m tired and have no desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We’ve tried a lot of different burrito fillings, i.e. minced beef, turkey chunks, veggies, but our recent favorite filling is chicken with seasonal veggies and some rice. It’s cheap, it’s quick, but most importantly, it’s delicious. Also, I prefer using light seasoning; thus, these burritos are good even for little tummies 🙂

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Chicken with Pineapples

Today I decided to share my recipe for dinner that my family like a lot. Like all my recipes, this meal doesn’t require  lots of preparation or effort. It’s relatively cheap, too. As I’ve told you before, Jaq loves chicken but for me it gets boring to cook it so I always try to improvise, to find new textures and flavors. I hope you’ll find this recipe quite delicious and worth giving a try. Continue reading

Appies – Nailed! (or American style pancakes)

Hey!

It’s been a while since the last time I posted anything on my blog. I have to admit it’s been pretty busy couple of months.  Full-time Master studies, conferences, thesis writing, housework, taking care of a toddler, all of that takes a lot of time and energy. That’s mainly the reason why I didn’t write anything. However, I was taking pictures of all the dishes that I was making and soon enough gonna share all my food experiments with you. Continue reading

Tinginys

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I got to admit that I have sweet tooth but don’t get me wrong I’m not a big fan of cakes filled with lots of cream. Recently, I felt that even my favorite Nutella is not so tasty as it used to be. By the way, at my house  you will not find any chocolate or candy. Crazy! And I still dare to say that I have a sweet tooth 🙂 I do but for other sweets. I love dried pineapples (it’s sweet, light in calories, quite healthy). However, sometimes I want something not as healthy. Then I make this really simple and quick cake. It’s SO delicious and so simple that you’ll be surprised.

You’ll need:

4 bags or 500 g of squared cookies

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

200 g of butter

1 table spoon of cocoa powder (NOT NESQUICK!!!)

Cooking:

Smash the cookies! Ask your kids help. They will appreciate if you let them do this. Take a sauce pan and melt butter in it. Add sweetened condensed milk and lastly add some cocoa powder. Don’t forget to stir everything. Shut the heat off before it starts boiling. Pour this sweet sauce on the cookies. Mix everything up and put that into a plastic bag and start forming a loaf . Then put the loaf into a fridge for several hours and that’s it! Enjoy your dessert!

Waffle pancakes – perfect breakfast for Sunday morning

Several months ago I asked my husband Jaq to get me a pancake iron. The pancake iron that I could make my favorite pancakes that my mom used yo make for me when I was a kid. I was very specific about it because I didn’t want any fancy electric pan. I just simply wanted an old fashioned pancake iron that I could use on the stove. It was problematic to find one but after long time searching we saw one at our mall so Jaq immediately got one for me. Regardless of the price. Since then our Sunday morning breakfast tradition started. When I made these pancakes for the first time, Jaq looked at me at started arguing with me: “it’s not pancakes, it’s waffles!” But it’s actually pancakes. See, here waffles and pancakes are completely different from what you’re used to in America. Waffles are much much thinner and crunchier. Pancakes are also thin, soft but flat not fluffy like American ones. Having explained Jaq all of that, we came to compromise to call these pancakes waffle pancakes.

You’ll need:

  • Pancakes iron
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 – 1.5 cups of flour
  • Milk
  • 2 spoons of sugar
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Vanilla sugar (optional)

Cooking:

Beat eggs with salt sugar, vanilla sugar and milk. Add some flour. Stir everything. Add more milk to make dough more watery. Put several drops of oil. This trick saves you trouble because pancakes won’t stick. Start frying. Put 1 scoop to the pancake iron (if it’s electric one, you’ll only need to take it out when it’s cooked; if it’s old fashioned one, you’ll have to flip sides so the pancake doesn’t burn). Done!

So here you go! Yummy breakfast recipe. Easy to make and rather quick to make!

Delicious with berries, yogurt, bananas, jam or nutella.

Enjoy!

Homemade tomato sauce

Do you know that you can prepare a delicious tomato sauce? I’m serious! It’s much more easier than you can imagine. When you try this, you will not want to buy any canned tomato sauce anymore.

There are several ways of making tomato sauces. I’ll explain you my ways of making this sauce. Depending on the amount of money, time you have, and your passion to experiment, you’ll be able to choose from several different tomato sauce recipes.

Recipe #1

  • 500 ml of tomato juice
  • 2-3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste (optional; it’s only for rich color)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cooking

Peel tomatoes (run them under boiling water and you’ll be able to do it very easily). Slice them. Take a medium size pot, put on the stove and turn on the heat. Keep heat low. Pour tomato juice in. Put peeled and slice tomatoes. Add some salt and pepper. Don’t forget to stir. Add a table spoon of tomato paste to get that nice rich color. When it starts boiling, boil it for approx. 2 more minutes and then shut the heat off. That’s it!

Recipe #2

  • 500 ml of canned tomatoes in juice; peeled and sliced)
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil (optional) or Rosemarries (optional)

Cooking

Take a medium size pot, put on the stove and turn on the heat. Keep heat low. Pour canned tomatoes in. Add some salt, pepper, and basil or rosemarries. Don’t forget to stir. Add a table spoon of tomato paste to get that nice rich color. When it starts boiling, boil it for approx. 2 more minutes and then shut the heat off. That’s it!

Recipe #3

  • 500 ml of tomato juice
  • 2-3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste (optional; it’s only for rich color)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried tomatoes

Cooking

Peel tomatoes (run them under boiling water and you’ll be able to do it very easily). Slice them. Also, slice dried tomatoes up. Take a medium size pot, put on the stove and turn on the heat. Keep heat low. Pour tomato juice in. Put peeled and slice fresh and dried tomatoes. Add some salt and pepper. Don’t forget to stir. Add a table spoon of tomato paste to get that nice rich color. When it starts boiling, boil it for approx. 2 more minutes and then shut the heat off.

Recipe #4

  • 500 ml of tomato juice
  • 2-3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste (optional; it’s only for rich color)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sweet pepper powder
  • Red sweet pepper

Cooking

Peel tomatoes (run them under boiling water and you’ll be able to do it very easily). Slice them. Also, slice pepper up. Take a medium size pot, put on the stove and turn on the heat. Keep heat low. Pour tomato juice in. Put peeled and slice tomatoes and red pepper. Add some salt, pepper and pepper powder. Don’t forget to stir. Add a table spoon of tomato paste to get that nice rich color. When it starts boiling, boil it for approx. 2 more minutes and then shut the heat off.

Recipe #5

  • 500 ml of tomato juice
  • 2-3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste (optional; it’s only for rich color)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sweet pepper powder
  • Red sweet pepper
  • Chili

As you’ve seen the cooking is quite simple. The main rule here is to stir. All these recipes are perfect with pasta, rice, and meat.

I love experimenting so I provided you with some very basic recipes. Usually I myself do not follow recipes and invent something new when I cook. So feel free to develop your own tomato sauce recipes. Add herbs and spices that you like. Add some different vegetables. Experiment! And share your discoveries with me.