Monthly Archives: May 2012

Seafood frittata



In my opinion food in jar is already processed food which I prefer to avoid on my dish. Nobody is perfect, sometimes we are lazy. This happens to me when I come back from holiday. For me this is the time when I like to choose for simple solutions and still avoid ready dishes. I just came back from the seashore and seafood seems to me be the perfect way to extend my holiday mood.

Just after holiday on my dish was: Seafood frittata

 Ingredients (for 2 people):

–          250g seafood

–          6 eggs

–          1/3 jar of green beans (ca. 100g)

–          Ca.2 tbsp. of sliced green olives

–          3x handful of Emmentaler cheese

–          Fresh basil

–          1x spring onion

–          2 garlic cloves

–          1/3 package of cress

–          “Parmigiano” cheese for topping

–          Salt, pepper, dried thyme for seasoning

–          Ca. 1 tsp. of oil to fry



  1. Fry seafood
  2. Add all vegetables and fry
  3. Beat eggs, season and add Emmentaler cheese
  4. Heat oil, spread beat eggs mixture and spread all over seafood, vegetable mixture and cress
  5. Cook under the lid over a very low heat for about 15 minutes
  6. Once the top is almost solid, turn over and cook for the next 2 minutes
  7. Divide into slices, top with “Parmigiano” cheese and serve


*Enjoy your meal*


Chinese macaroni with shrimps and spam in curry sour crème sauce


Hi there,


Before going on holidays I always try to empty my fridge. This time I made an incredible mix of all ingredients I had. Once I’ve been invited to a dinner by my Chinese colleague. It was really shocking to me that their food can also be so mild. I always though Chinese is spicy and involves a lot of oil processing, especially stir frying in wok. Another thing that really surprised me was the combination of meat and fish. At my culture I’ve never met with such a combination, at least not in one dish. I really liked the idea and tried to use it this time in my kitchen.

Same of you may think that my ingredients look a bit crazy and do not match at all but believe me the taste was great.

On my dish was: Chinese macaroni with shrimps and spam in curry sour crème sauce

Ingredients (for 2 people):
– 200g Chinese macaroni
– 1 zucchini
– 20pcs shrimps
– 1/2 onion
– 100g of Spam (a canned precooked meat product, called in Polish: “mielonka”)
– 1cm ginger
– 1/2 jar of pickled maize
– 1 falafel (it looked like made with rise not chickpeas)
– a bit of chili pepper
– 1tsp. curry
– 50ml crème 15%
– oil to fry

1. Boil macaroni
2. Cut spam/”mielonka” intro small cubes
3. Chop zucchini
4. Chop onion
4. Fry under the lid shrimps, spam/”mielonka”, onion and zucchini until soft consistence (to save time fry all ingredients at same time; if you have more time you can do it in phases and process ingredients separately).
5. Once your ingredients will be almost done, add grated ginger, all spices and crème and fry for 5 minutes (you may noticed I didn’t use any salt; I did it on purpose because spam/”mielonka” is salty by itself).
6. Top macaroni with curry sour crème sauce

*Enjoy your meal*


Bread rolls with…

While being on sport holidays, you miss conditions to make a proper sandwich.
In Spartan condition by a lake, I decided for a simple bread roll with “plastic” cheese, “super size” tomato and an apple. So simple but so tasty… I really enjoyed that moment.
The colour of grass, water and the Sun made my dish very attractive.


Great wishes to you all. Enjoy your free moments…

Snack substitutes


Hi there,

Today I want to share with you my idea of SS – “snack substitutes”.

Instead of A eat B 😉

I was just thinking about how inane people eat unhealthy snacks. Many times we just grab things without even paying attention to what we eat and how does it really taste. People snack at school, at work, in front of TV in a pub, etc. What mostly comes “on your dish”? It is chocolate, chips, peanuts…
Well, if you are addicted to snacking, I am sure you won’t really notice what you eat. Exceptions are people who are addicted to salt and cacao 😉
Anyway, have you ever consider grabbing just few strawberries or grapes?
Mostly when you want to have emotional need to eat something, it is enough if you eat just a little bit. In fact instead of eating a row of chocolate you could eat few strawberries. It’s tasty, healthy and you don’t feel guilty afterwards. In fact, if you inanely eat something, it doesn’t matter what you eat. You won’t even notice that you eat…
So why not to test yourself and try for a week buying healthy stuff instead of trashy snacks?

Today on my snack dish were: just a few strawberries.

Remember, do not eat half kilo of strawberries because it won’t be just a snack anymore 😉

*Enjoy your snacking moments*

Penne with shrimps, zucchini and cabbage


Hi there,

First of all congratulations for all people that got new cord at yesterday’s batizado of Capoeira Luanda, the Netherlands. Thanks to all teachers and students for great input. After intensive days of trainings, workshops, great party and then batizado everyone got exhausted. Some people decided for French fries, pizzas, croquet’s etc. Well, I decided for something else. Firstly, my limit of unhealthy food was exceeded on Saturday eating rich in proteins and fat fast-food, i.e. chicken-corn-stick (I must say it was great) and croquet; not mentioning white “puffed” bread-rolls with “alla McDonald’s plastic cheese”. Secondly, I already had in mind some quick, tasty and easy solution for my dinner.

This time on my dish was: penne with shrimps, zucchini and cabbage

Ingredients (for 1 person):

–          100g penne

–          ½ zucchini

–          Shrimps, around 20 pieces (I have no idea how much does it weight)

–          Garlic, 2 cloves

–          1/3 small spitskool (my dictionary says it is Chinese cabbage- but that’s not true. See attached picture, if someone knows how it’s called, let me know please).

–          1 tbsp. parmesan cheese

–          Oil to fry


  1. Boil penne
  2. Fry shrimps with zucchini cubes and garlic (people say it is better to fry garlic at the end of the frying process but if your veggies are having some water drops- garlic will not burn; the idea was to make it quick- that means put all ingredients together)
  3.  Cut cabbage into 0,5cm slices. Do not process it. You will use it as “decoration” and crispy bonus. (Of course, the dish will be still delicious if you don’t use cabbage. It is just an optional ingredient).
  4. Top with parmesan cheese

Simple, tasty and quick.

*Enjoy your meal*

Buckwheat with white homemade cheese and beetroot salad



Today on my dish was: Buckwheat with white homemade cheese and beetroot salad

Buckwheat that is so typical in Polish cuisine. Not everyone likes it. My grandmother served it almost every week. At that time I was not a fan of it. Nowadays I am neither a fan nor a buckwheat-hater. I eat it because it is a Polish thing and it’s healthy.

With a combination of white cheese and yoghurt it becomes really delicious dish. Some people like to eat buckwheat with goulash and then e.g. beetroot salad. I decided to combine these two typical Polish ways of eating grains. I can’t recall when I ate it for the last time- was it three months, six months ago?

Together with beetroot and my favourite homemade white cheese… it was yummy!


Ingredients (for 2 people):

–          100g buckwheat

–          1 onion

–          45g smoked duck breast

–          Natural yogurt

–          400g white homemade cheese

Know- how:

  1. Boil beetroot for about 40 minutes (depending on size) and peel off the skin, cut in small cubes
  2. Chop 1/3 onion and add to beetroot
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Boil buckwheat for 15 minutes, strain and leave in a warm place for 5 minutes
  5. Chop 2/3 onion and fry together with duck breast
  6. Mince white cheese with a fork
  7. Your dish is ready: serve beetroot salad and buckwheat. Top with white cheese, onion and duck breast. Add yogurt. Season with salt and pepper.

*Enjoy your meal*

Sushi from Yukimi Japanese Restaurant




Today on my dish I had: Sushi from Yukimi Japanese Restaurant


I remember my first experience with sushi… I was visiting my friends and we ate A LOT…

Home is not a restaurant, so the choice was rather limited to the simplest version: sake sushi (basically fresh salmon on sushi rice) and kappa sushi roll (rice in and out of dry konbu/see weed with cucumber but at home production additionally with salmon). Next to this, we consumed a lot of soya sauce and extreme amounts of wasabi 🙂 Hmm, my conclusion was “never again”:)

I don’t recall what pushed me to try it for the second time and where I ate it. I just know that that was the breakthrough in my taste perception. I am sure that the European quality is far away from the Asian one, nevertheless still I like it.

On my dish today were i.e.: salad, masago, black masago, wakame, corn with maize and crab, California maki, spicy tuna maki, sake avocado maki, crispy maki (really delicious!), oshinko maki, fried shrimps, fried pumpkin (really tasty as well), fried squid, and fried potato balls (again super tasty).

So you can imagine how full I am at the moment…



Asparagus soup with smoked salmon


May is the best time for eating asparagus. You can eat it until mid-June. In the Netherlands people eat white asparagus. The most known dishes made of asparagus are boiled or steamed asparagus with hollandaise sauce and ham. I decided for something else…

On my dish today will be: Asparagus soup with smoked salmon.

Ingredients (for 1 person):

–          Ca. 500-600ml water

–          1 vegetable bouillon cube

–          1 small onion

–          1x1cm fresh ginger root rasped

–          2 slices smoked salmon

–          3 leaves of chives

–          1tbsp. crème 15%

–          1tsp. curry

–          ¼ lemon


  1. Boil water and add vegetable cube to the pan
  2. Peel asparagus and cut into 3
  3. Peel onion and divide for 2 pieces
  4. Add vegetables to boiling water
  5.  Peel ginger and rasp (leave unwanted fibres behind); add to soup
  6. Add curry and crème to soup and stir
  7. Take out asparagus tips and slice into small pieces
  8. Puree the rest of vegetables with blender
  9. Serve in a bowl with sliced salmon, chives and asparagus tips
  10. Sprinkle with lemon juice
  11. You can add optionally blue cheese. I did it with the second round. It was delicious…. 🙂

*Enjoy your meal*

White cheese omelette with strawberries


My breakfast: White cheese omelette with strawberries

What you can wish on Sunday morning? It’s cold but sunny day…

This is the first sign that summer is coming; the view of wonderful and colourful strawberries makes me happy.

It is a perfect breakfast if you are bored with bread.

The combination of carbohydrates and proteins make it healthy and attractive dish.

Ingredients (for 1 person):

–          Homemade white cheese, ca. 100g

–          1 eeg

–          1 tbsp. spelt flour

–          1 tsp agave syrup

–          3 drops vanilla flavour

–          Strawberries

–          Yoghurt

–          Cinnamon

–          Oil for frying


  1. Beat eggs
  2. Add agave syrup, vanilla flavour and beat again
  3. Add spelt flour and beat again
  4. Add white cheese and crush with fork (you can optionally add raisins if you want)
  5. Fry small portions for about 2 minutes each site
  6.  Put your mini omelettes on dish and decorate with 1 tablespoon yoghurt and strawberry
  7. Season with cinnamon

*Enjoy your meal*

More about this blog…



My name is Anna and I love cooking!!!

Since many years I wanted to share my cooking ideas. This is why I created this blog. I managed to share with you many recipes that showed how being an amateur you can get yummy results. I wanted and still want to show you what to cook from scratch, having limited time, so you can avoid pre-packaged food.

Nowadays cancer seems to be the main “killer” of today’s society. I bet all of us know at least one person who has/had cancer. I read lots of books and articles about food industry, and watch documentaries in regard to topics such as cosmetics, packaging, dyes, electronics, toys, and clothing! From time to time I will share with you my opinion about all that and I will try to share my own ideas for healthy lifestyle.


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