Sunday, 31 October 2010


This recipe is originaly from Suriname, wich used to be Dutch collony.
Very easy and really delicious. If you like curries, you will probably love this.

- potatoes
- chickenbreast
- green beans
- curry powder
- onion
- garlic
- tortillawraps

Cut the potatoes in pieces and boil them for about 15 minutes.
Boil the green beand as well and when they're almost done, cut them in pieces.
Cut the cickenbreast in little pieces as well and fry them in a pan for 3 minutes on full heat, till they're golden brown.
Add the curry powder and garlic and stir fry for a minute. Chop the onion, add and fry for another 2 minutes. Now add the green beans to the stir fry.
when they're don you put the potatoes in and add a little extra curry powder and salt and pepper.
Heat the tortilla's as read on the package. You eat it all together like a sort of burrito or wrap.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Deliciously Fancy Hamburger

If you´re craving a hamburger, but you want something better than the fast-food kind, try this.
It's a fancy version and you can complete construct it to your own taste.
Belive me, you'll love it!

- bun
- hamburger
- tomatoes
- pickles
- sauces (ketchup, mayoniase)
- onion rings
- lettuce

- cheese
- mushrooms
- mustard, chilli-sauce, curry-sauce

Grill the burger and frie up the onion rings. Slice the tomatoes and pickles and cut the bun open.
Put some sauce on one half of the bun and put lettuce on it. Add the tomatoe and pickle slices.
Put the hamburger on and top it of with the onion rings and the other half of the bun.
If you want a cheese burger, grill the burger on one side. Flip it and put a slice of cheese on the side thats done.
For mushrooms you just fre them up with the onion rings.

You can really put on whatever you like, that´s the beauty of hamburgers.
To make it really fancy you can use brie in stead of cheddar, or put grilled veggies like eggplant or zucchini on it as well. I really like taking fancy kind of buns instead of regular burger ones.
Those little things make all the difference.
Use your imagination, make it crazy good.
This one also works great for parties with all the different kinds of toppings.



Sunday, 17 October 2010

Fast Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese is an Italian tomato and minced meat sauce.
It's very easy, but in the original way you have to let it cook for quite a while.
So this'll be a fast version.
It's easy and really good.

- pasta
- tomato sauce
- minced meat
- chopped vegetables
- herbs, salt and pepper

Boil water with salt for the pasta. Add the pasta and stir ones in a while to prevent sticking.
Fry the minced meat with a little bit of olive oil. Keep stirring and make sure it doesn't burn.
Whe it's brown, you add the vegetables. You can either use a bag of pre-done veggies or whatever fresh ones you like. Just make sure they are chopped up finely.
I usually make sure there's onion, leek and peppers in it. Courghette also goes very well with this sauce. Fry the veggies with the meat for about five minutes.
Add the tomato sauce and turn the heat down a little.
Let it cook for another five minutes, then season with mediteranian herbs, salt and pepper.
When the pasta is done, pour out the water and either add the sauce to it or serve seperately.


Quantities And Quality

I don't write quantities down in my recipes for a very simple reason:
I don't know them.

When I cook, especially one person dishes, I just kind of guess.
And this way you can easily addapt to a arious number of people, or your own taste.
Baking is a lot more precise, so with those recipes I will add quantities.

But, to make things easier and help you out a little, I've come up with a schedual.
Here you can see exactly how much of certain things you need per person.
This way you just have to figure out sauces and side-dishes for yourself.

Pasta: 100 grams/3.5 ounces
Rice: 75-100 grams/2.6-3.5 ounces
Cous-cous: 75 grams/2.6 ounces
Potatous: 4-5 potatous/ 200 grams/ 7 ounces


I'm Sorry...

Well, things have been a little bit buissier than I had foreseen.
I didn't reach my goal of a recipe a week, also thanks to being sick.
So for today I have two updates.

Besides this one.

I'll try to keep up, but I can't promiss anything.
Love, Sophie

Friday, 1 October 2010

Spinach Spaghetti

To kick things off: Spaghetti with Spinach-Creme Sauce.
Friday is kind of left-overs day for me and I'm kind of buisy with schoolwork, so I decided to make something simple.
This is one of my favourite things to cook, because it´s so easy yet so delicious.
I promiss you´ll love it too!
You can simply adjust the amounts to the number of people or how hungry you are.

- frozen spinach (creme or regular)
- spaghetti
- pesto
- creme/yoghurt
- black pepper

Boil water with salt. Add the spaghetti and turn down the heat a little.
As the pasta gets soft, keep gently pushing it down untill it's all under water.
Put the spinach in a saucepan and heatit untill it's all defrosted.
Turn down the heat and add a little pesto and creme or yoghurt to your sauce.
Flavour it with some black pepper or any kind of spices you like.
When the pasta is ready, pour out the water and add the sauce.
That's it, all done!

As a variation you can add pieces of chicken or other vegetables.
I wasn't very hungry, but this goes great with any kind of meat if you're really making a whole meal out of it.
I'm also trying to lay low on carbs so I used relativly little spaghetti and extra spinach.
This recipe is really easy to alter to your own style.