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Spring menu: zucchini salad and chicken with olives & capers

20 Apr

Spring_Menu_5You know we love cookbooks so the minute we got Eat & Make by Paul Lowe, aka Sweet Paul, we started planning lunches, dinners and slow-paced breakfasts. We really love his approach to food and entertaining: he believes perfection is boring and his philosophy is simple: few ingredients and easy steps. So following his advice we prepared and easy delicious Spring menu that maybe doesn’t look perfect in pictures but was utterly delicious and pretty easy to prepare. Continue reading

Asparagus and potato tart

13 Apr

Asparagus_tart_3Picnic season is almost here! Well, maybe you are lucky enough to live in a warm place, but here we have been sgruggling between sunny but very cold days and November-like weather. Anyway, we hope for the best, so we have our picnic basket prepared and we have been testing new picnic appropriate recipes. As soon as the weather gets any better we will jump to the river promenade and lay out our red picnic blanket! Last year I received this book as a birthday present and I knew it was going to be my go-to cookbook when looking for Spring seasonal recipes. This is the first one we tried. And let me tell you, it was a success.

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Old school chocolate mousse

6 Apr

chocolate_mousse_2Hello! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter! We are still on mini vacation and we are trying to make the most of it. Besides, on Friday we head to Berlin for The Hive Conference so this week looks pretty good! And nothing better to start the week than an old school chocolate mousse. Well, this chocolate mousse will actually improve any week, month or year. It’s pure pleasure. Creamy happiness. Airy delight. This is a real show stopper and it’s my dessert of choice if I want to make a good impression. If you follow every step you will find that it’s actually very easy to prepare.
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Chicken curry for beginners

30 Mar

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The book of the Hemsley sisters is still going strong in our kitchen. We have tried several recipes (on the blog here and here) and we continue to discover new fantastic flavours and healthy options. This recipe is a simple take on chicken curry. Not at all complicated, very juicy and a tad spicy. You can serve it with cauliflower rice or brown rice. Either way, you will have a nice balanced natural meal.
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The best meatballs in Stockholm

23 Mar

Swedish meatballs_Bakfickan_4We don’t want to be that kind of people who visit a place for the first time and immediately become experts. Nop. That’s not us. But in our very first visit to Stockholm we ate the best meatballs that the city has to offer. We are not exaggerating, we really found the best meatballs. After researching for a while, reading some guides and browsing Twitter (that’s today’s scientific research) we discovered this small place where we realized that IKEA has been fooling us this whole time. Those things you eat when you spend your Saturday buying unnecessary kitchen accessories and cool napkins are not Swedish meatballs.

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Chocolate chip cookies bake off

16 Mar

chocolate_chips_cookies_1 Last week we ate a lot of cookies. A LOT. But it was for research, so it’s ok. We wanted to know which super blogger had the most amazing chocolate cookie recipe and so we baked Emily’s and Naomi’s chocolate chip cookies and tested the results afterwards. Oh the things we do for the blog! Welcome to our first bake off!  Continue reading

mmm… Monday! Moroccan chicken stew

9 Mar

Moroccan Chicken Stew_4This Moroccan chicken stew is absolutely delicious. We might even say that it’s the best recipe we have ever shared with you on the blog. Yes, my mum’s pizza recipe was fantastic. Yes, this salad was pretty epic. Yes, this burger was amazing. And what can I say about my favourite pasta? Outstanding. But this juicy, spicy chicken stew is just perfect. It melts in your mouth, the sauce is mouth-watering and it tastes even better the day after. We found the recipe in the Hemsley and Hemsley book, which has become one of our favorite cookbooks. Of course, we’ve made a few tiny changes like we did for this other recipe from the book.
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mmm… Monday! Banana bread

2 Mar

Banana_bread_2Banana bread is perfect for long train trips, long hours at the office and long weekends. It’s moist, it’s delicious and has fruit on it, which obviously means it’s light and healthy (it’s not, but let’s pretend). This recipe can’t be easier so we dare you to bake it just once. We’re sure you won’t be able to resist to bake it at least once a week! Continue reading

mmm… Monday! Matsuri, Seville

16 Feb

Matsuri_sevilla_5These gyozas are the best gyozas we’ve ever eaten. And oddly enough we found them in a small japanese restauran in Seville. While Seville is famous because of its traditional Spanish cuisine and, of course, tapas, during the last five years the city has developed a nice taste for international menus. Being La Alameda Seville’s hippest district, there was no better location for Matsuri, a sophisticated yet cosy Japanese restaurant (where you can eat these amazing gyozas). Continue reading

mmm… Monday! Roast carrots and avocado Winter salad

9 Feb

winter_salad_11This weekend has been all about nesting and, even though we wanted to indulge into all the junk food in the world, we have managed to stay quite healthy-ish (apart from the occasional chocolate debacle on Sunday). However, we’ve still had some delicious dishes on our table. This wonderful warm salad feels like a treat although is full of vitamins, proteins and nutrients. It’s our take on one of Jamie Oliver’s recipes from this book. Our version is a little bit lighter than the original because we have avoided the bread and the soured cream and have added a little bit of protein in the form of crispy grilled chicken. Here you have the recipe…
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