Main & Side Dishes

Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho with a twist of watermelon – it’s unexpected, it’s excellent, it’s fresh and spot on. And it’s perfect during those warm summer days. This chilled soup brings me back to Italy and mine and Stefan’s first trip together. It reminds me of the small picturesque village, Portico di Romagna,  where we were …

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Indian Lentil Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Stew

I’m not the kind of person that bails when it comes to trying new foods. Actually I love getting new food related experiences and enjoys trying new flavours and that’s why I sometimes challenge myself by cooking something I never tried before or something that I usually dislikes. This is one such dish – and […]

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Homemade Chipotle Paste aka Chipotles in Adobo

Chipotles are dried smoked jalapenos bursting of flavors. The word chipotle actually means “smoked chili” in Nahuatl (an ancient Mexican language). To get chipotles you start off with ripe jalapenos, they should have turned red and be so ripe that they almost start to shrink and dry at the plant. When the jalapeno is harvested [&hell…

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Turbo Thursday – Creamy Spaghetti with Bacon

This dish must be one the easiest and quickest imaginable. It was one of my favorite meals when I was little and a staple in my family’s house. We ate it almost every second week and it was probably the first dish that I learned to cook by myself. Nowadays I don’t make it as […]

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