The empty flour shelves in the supermarket tell me that I am not the only one who is experimenting more with baking/cooking now that we are spending so much time at home. I really enjoy experimenting with recipes and trying out new stuff! I’ll show you what i’ve been making in the last weeks!
Probably one of the most asked question in every household is: what do we eat tonight? I was always struggling myself with this question and barely had brain space left after work to think of anything nice. Now that we are working from home, we have more time to make a menu for the week and therefore a shopping list. So without further ado, have a look! If you want to get the recipes, let me know in the comments!
I got the recipe from my friend Silke and this was an instant winner! You make the naan bread yourself by mixing spelt flour + yoghurt and then grill them in a pan! On top you can put tomato sauce, ricotta, zucchini, parmaham,… anything you want! A bit more in the oven and tadaam: a great pizza variation!
Being married to an Italian, of course we had to try making our own lasagna! We did not make the pasta ourselves, but all the rest is home-made. It was a great first try! Personally, I would add more bechamel sauce (loooove it).
A lovely and easy pasta with cherry tomato, onion, garlic, Boursin cheese and grilled shrimp! First time we made this and will definitely redo!
Filled paprika with grilled potatoes
Mmmm this dish brings back childhood memories! My parents used to make either filled paprika or filled tomatoes quite often. I loved it! I made my own version, with a nice spicy tomato sauce. This variation is made with minced meat, but you can also make a vegetarian version!
Greek salad with tzatziki and naan
A bit of a mixture here! I cooked some Greek pasta, rinsed it and let it cool down. Then I added rucola, feta and tomato and some olive oil and seasoning. Next to it, I made my own tzatziki and grilled some naan bread on the side. Aside from the tzatziki you have this on the table in under 30 min!
Spicy cajun chicken, sweet potato mash and salad
It took us a few supermarkets before we could find the Cajun seasoning, but I was really thrilled to try this recipe! After the high expectations, came the disappointment… The chicken was not as nice as we had hoped it would be. Maybe too little seasoning, maybe we should have grilled it more… We will give it a second chance!
Mmmm, I LOVE poké bowls! It’s such a nice and healthy thing to eat, where you can add a lot of things to make it your own. In our case, the base was sushi rice with salmon, served with corn, avocado, cherry tomato, carrot and cucumber. Topped off with black sesame seeds and combined with a very nice ponzu sauce. Instead of salmon you can use tuna, chicken or vegetarian meat. You can add seaweed, radish, egg, edamame, mango, mushrooms, pineapple, broccoli, sweet potato,… be creative!
This one is a favourite in this house! Every time I make it, my husband says we should make it more often because it is so good. In this version, I used onion, zucchini, broccoli and some smoked bacon. On top we added goat cheese on one side and Gorgonzola on the other. Also a quick and easy recipe!
Green asparagus with gratin of potatoes
It was the first time we made this combination, and also this was a winner! I grilled the asparagus in the oven for about half an hour, in the meantime grilling the almonds and boiling some eggs. Great combination!
Alright, that was it! Which recipe is your favourite? Would you like to see more? Let me know!
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Yep, definitly loved it a lot !!!
I would like to try shrimp pasta ! The poke bowl also, but I don ‘t like rice….is that a big problem ?