Diet-friendly, no flour, no gluten, no guilt. I have no intention of claiming that cauliflower crust is a perfect imitation of classic pizza dough with flour and yeast. It's different. And it's better.
Recipe: Cauliflower crust pizza
a few cherry tomatoesa few thick mozzarella slicesa few leaves of fresh basil
Tomato sauceone onion, diced2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced4 tomatoes, scalded, peeled and diced1 tsp. of sugarsea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste2 tbsp. of olive oil
Heat the olive oil, add onion and garlic and cook until soft and golden.Add tomatoes, season with sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to boil.Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens (30-40 minutes), stirring every now and then.
Cauliflower crustone medium cauliflower1/2 cup of grated parmesan1/2 cup of grated mozzarellajone large egg
Using a food processor, blend cauliflower florets until pureed. Lightly steam the cauliflower for 3-4 minutes. Set aside and let cool.Use a cheesecloth to squeeze the excess water from the cauliflower.Transfer to a bowl and combine with parmesan, mozzarella and a whisked egg. Spread the "dough" into one large pizza on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 200C for about 15 minutes.Top the pizza with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella slices. Bake for another 10 minutes. Top with fresh basil before serving.
They are not from Jerusalem, nor are they artichokes. Calling them sunroots or sunchokes seems more reasonable, as Jerusalem artichoke is a species of sunflower. Anyway, they are delicious and they make great chips.
Recipe: Jerusalem artichoke chips300 g of Jerusalem artichokes1 tsp. of coarse sea salt2 tsp. of dried thyme3 tbsp. of olive oil
Wash and dry the sunchokes, thinly slice them.Whisk olive oil with sea salt and thyme.Brush chips with olive oil and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.Roast at 180C for about 15 minutes, flipping chips halfway through baking.
Mandarins are one of the most iconic food symbols of the Chinese New Year. They represent good fortune, thus are displayed in houses, shops and offices, as well as exchanged as gifts with friends and relatives. It's hard to tell if their special powers function on an everyday basis, but every reason to eat a healthy breakfast is a good reason. Not only on the New Year's morning.
Recipe: Mandarine oatmeal1/2 cup of oatmealsone cup of watera pinch of salt1 tbsp. of honey3 tbsp. of almond flakes2-3 mandarins
Place oatmeals in a saucepan, add salt, pour in water.
Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook for a few minutes, until the oatmeals soften and absorb the liquid.
Combine with almond flakes and honey, top with mandarin slices.
Recipe: Green curry mussels
Green curry paste5 medium green chilis, roughly chopped2 garlic cloves, minced2 shallots, roughly chopped2 tbsp. of freshly grated gingera bunch of fresh cilantro2 lemongrass stalks, choppedjuice and zest of 2 limes1 tbsp. of coriander seeds1 tsp. of ground cumin1 tsp. of black peppercorns2 tsp. of soy sauce
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz to a paste.
1 kg of fresh mussels, washed and cleaned1 1/2 cup of coconut milk3 tbsp. of brown sugarone lime1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro2 tbsp. of vegetable oilone green chiliHeat oil in a large sauce pan. Add green curry paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant (3-4 minutes). Add coconut milk and sugar and bring to boil. Add mussels, cover the saucepan with a lid and cook until mussels open. Top with lime juice, fresh cilantro and slices of green chili. Serve immediately.
Cheesecake is proud to be placed last in my cake ranking, slightly losing to the poppy seed roll. Then there are cakes that I actually enjoy: apple pie, banoffee, carrot cake, raspberry tart, chocolate cake and, the reigning champion, meringue cake, preferably with pistachio cream filling.
This cake belongs the tremendous group of cheesecakes that don't taste like cheesecake. As one can easily assume, it tastes like halva.
Recipe: Halva cheesecake
Crust200 g of butter biscuits2 tbsp of butterFinely crush the biscuits using a food processor, transfer into a bowl.Melt the butter and combine with crushed biscuits. Place in a buttered springform pan.
Filling1 kg of quark cheese (or other fresh cheese)400 g of halva125 ml of heavy cream4 eggs
Place crushed halva and heavy cream in a skillet.
Do rondelka z grubym dnem włóżcie pokruszoną chałwę i kremówkę.Cook over low heat until halva has dissolved completely. Set aside and let cool.Process the cheese in a food processor. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing them with electric mixer. Add the halva mixture and combine.Pour the filling over the crust.Bake at 160C for about an hour. Open the door of the oven and let the cheesecake cool.Top with crushed halva. Refrigerate the cake overnight.