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Tagiolini with komatsuna and cheese…

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Hi,

Some time ago I came across an interesting green, leaf veggie, also known as “Japanese Mustard Spinach”. It was very similar to bok choy but tasted differently. I decided to experiment and made tagiolini with komatsuna and cheese. The addition of crème cheese and blue cheese gave it a creamy structure and defined taste. Please have a look.

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Ingredients:

  • 2x komatsuna
  • 1x onion
  • 1x bowl mushrooms, ca. 250g
  • 1x garlic clove
  • Blue cheese
  • 2tbsp. crème cheese
  • ½ package of tagiolini
  • Parmigiano cheese

Know-how:

  1. Boil tagiolini.
  2. Cut mushrooms in thin strips, chop onion and fry.
  3. Tear komatsuna into pieces and fry with the rest of vegetables.
  4. Strain the tagiolini and pour in a dish.
  5. Top with vegetables and cubes of blue cheese. Top with 1tbsp. crème cheese and parmigiano.

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What I ate… Thursday 29th of August 2013

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Well, I again felt like consuming a lot of milk products.

BREAKFAST:

Toasted German white bread with olive oil, mozzarella and cucumber. For drink I had home-made raspberry-strawberry milkshake (no sugar added). Yummy….

milkshake and mozarella

LUNCH:

After hard workout at the swimming pool I felt like eating exactly the same, a lot of proteins and sugar from fruits. Therefore I decided to eat the same as for breakfast.

Well, the only difference was an extra carrot:) The rest wast the same: toasted German white bread with olive oil, mozzarella and cucumber. For drink I had home-made raspberry-strawberry milkshake (without sugar).

milkshake and mozarella carrot

DINNER:

Something yummy again… penne with golden zucchini, dark opal basil and garlic with fried fish. A glass of cultured butter milk.

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SUPPER:

Quite simple, left overs of penne with scrumbled egg and two sandwiches of toasted white German bread with butter, tomato and curd cheese with onion and natural yoghurt.

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Greetings,

Anna *OnMyDish.wordpress.com*

Spaghetti with spinach, snack tomatoes, walnuts…

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And again I had spinach on my dish:)
This time with snack tomatoes and mozzarella.
I like this dish because it has very attractive colours, it is super simple and quick, costs little money and is very healthy.

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Spinach is healthy and gives you a lot of energy. You can become the second “Popeye the Sailor Man”🙂

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Ingredients (for 2 people):
– Spaghetti, ca. 300g
– ca. 250 g spinach leaves
– 3 garlic cloves
– ca. 300g cherry tomatoes
– 1 mozzarella
– 8 walnuts
– 2 tbsp. olive oil extra virgin
– Salt and pepper to taste

Know-how:
1. Cook spaghetti according to packaging.
2. Chop garlic into small pieces and fry until very light brown colour.
3. Add washed spinach, add some salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 minutes under the lid.
4. Add washed tomatoes and fry for about 3-5 minutes.
5. Serve spaghetti with vegetables. Decorate with cut mozzarella and walnuts. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Macaroni with spinach and Greek cheese

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Again green dish:)

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Spinach is healthy. It contains lots of vitamins and minerals.

Do you remember the cartoon character “Popeye the Sailor Man”? 🙂 After consuming spinach he was physically stronger:)

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As a child I didn’t like spinach. I think most kids hate it:)

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I am older now and more aware of my culinary preferences/tastes. In fact during these 20 years I start to like spinach, especially spinach a la crème!

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Once I feel like eating something special and super easy to cook I decide for macaroni with spinach and Greek cheese.

This is the simplest dish ever.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

–          250g macaroni

–          1 pack of spinach a la crème

–          1 pack Greek (feta) cheese

–          2 garlic cloves

–          Salt to taste

Know-how:

  1. Boil macaroni according to package, drain.
  2. Cook spinach a la crème, add Greek cheese. Cook unit cheese melts.
  3. Press garlic and stir. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Mix macaroni with spinach-cheese. Serve.
  5. Voila:)

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I told you it’s super quick and so healthy!!!! I also think it looks very interesting.

Not every day you eat a GREEN DISH.  Will you become a “spinach monster” afterwards??? 🙂

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Check it out:)

 

Greetings,

Anna

 

 

Source of pictures:

[1] http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/5/51078/1007265-popeye.jpg

[2] http://veryculinary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Eat_Spinach_Art_500x332.jpg

[3] http://lh5.ggpht.com/-uBYhzHaDIfc/UYOxV9ZyTJI/AAAAAAAApbY/F4XpHd6e35Y/spinach_thumb.png?imgmax=800

[4] http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/spinach-dd-02.jpg

[5] http://images.bouf.com/product/9/7/4/974/974-261-261-1-la-maison-de-lola-ms-spinach-handmade-houndstooth-soft-toy.jpg

 

 

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Macaroni with prawns, zucchini and green asparagus

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This is very simple and quick dish. It’s now asparagus season. In the Netherlands you only see white asparagus. I was lucky to do some shopping in Germany and to buy green version of asparagus. I love these ones. Their biggest advantage is that you do not need to peel them 🙂

This dish could be served with salmon but my freezer was out of salmon, therefore I used prawns. Still good combination… As this is the simplest way of macaroni, with no other sauce than olive oil, juice from cooking vegetables and prawns, it’s in my opinion very healthy and low caloric. You may want to limit olive oil to one spoon, to make it even less caloric. For the ones that do not count calories and cannot imagine eating macaroni without cheese, I would suggest to add parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients (for 2 people):

– ca. 200g macaroni

– 1 bunch green asparagus

– 1/2 zucchini

– 1/2 leek

– ca. 200g prawns

– 2tbsp. olive oil extra virgin

– 3 garlic cloves

– Salt and pepper to taste

Know-how:

  1. Cook the macaroni according to packet instructions; drain.
  2. Meantime cut leek and zucchini into thin strips. Cook/fry on olive oil for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add cut into 3-4cm green asparagus. You may want to remove the hard ends first, and peel of the skin from the thickest parts. Add together with prawns to zucchini and leek, cook for next 5 minutes.
  4. Add chopped garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook for next 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked vegetables and prawns to a bowl with drained macaroni.
  6. Add 1tbsp of olive oil and salt/pepper to taste if needed. Mix and serve immediately.
  7. You may want to top with parmesan cheese.

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Rucola salad with shrimps

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Today on my dish was: rucola salad with shrimps

 

Ingredients:

–          Rucola

–          Cocktail tomato’s

–          Onion

–          Chives

–          Cucumber

–          Olives (black and green)

–          Feta cheese

–          Olive oil

–          Raspberry vinegar

–          Pepper, salt

–          Shrimps fried in fresh garlic and butter with thyme

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Christmas pumpkin soup

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Christmas is coming and I want to present you a couple of interesting ideas. These are not traditional Christmas dishes but they are interesting 🙂  Ginger and mandarin make it really special!

 

I will present three dishes within the next few days: starter, main dish and dessert.

Today I will begin with starter: Christmas pumpkin soup

 

Ingredients (for 4 people):

–          1 pumpkin

–          1 mandarin

–          Bread

–          Cheese

–          1x1cm fresh ginger

–          3 x bay leaf

–          ½ tsp. thyme

–          Garlic powder

–          Cayenne pepper

–          Salt to taste

Christmas pumpkin soup

Know-how:

  1. Bake pumpkin in temperature 200oCelcius, for 30 minutes. Let it cool down for about half an hour.
  2. Peel off the skin and remove the pits.
  3. Chop pumpkin into small pieces and boil in about 1,5-2liter water with bay leaf until gets soft, then smash it.
  4. Add little salt to taste, mandarin juice and zest, grated ginger and thyme .Cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime bake bread toasts with cheese, topped with garlic powder, cayenne pepper and thyme.
  6. Serve soup with toasts.

 

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Autumn leaf colour- colourful salad with ginger-chili dressing

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It’s autumn. What I like the most about this time of the year is the colour of leaves. It’s so beautiful, changing, rich and powerful!

Inspired by nature, I present the following: colourful salad with ginger-chili dressing.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

–          1 small salad

–          ½ onion

–          Juice of 1 lemon

–          1tsp. sesame oil

–          1tbsp. soya sauce

–          2 carrots

–          1x1cm ginger

–          1 fresh red chili with ½ seeds

–          1tbsp. olive oil extra virgin

–          1tsp. honey

Know-how:

  1. Blend olive oil, sesame oil and soya sauce in a food processor.
  2. Add onion, ginger, chili and lemon juice. Cut and blend it with use of a food processor.
  3. Peel off the carrots and slice them. Cook in small amount of water unit tender-crisp to maximise flavour. Add honey and cook shortly.
  4. Decorate a platter with pre-washed salad. Top with carrots and sprinkle ginger-chili dressing over the top.

What do you think about my idea?

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Tagliolini with vegetable strings and walnuts

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Make your pasta colourful and rouse! This time I decided for tagliolini which is a variation of tagliatelle (an Italian pasta). Tagliolini has long and cylindrical shape in contrast to flat shape of tagliatelle. I thought matching flat and round structures will be a nice differentiating detail that will make my pasta more exciting. Both tagliatelle and tagliolini are great for thick sauces but also for less rich ones. To enrich taste and give it a luxury tint I decided to add walnuts.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

– 250g tagliolini

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 zucchini

– 3 carrots

– Pesto

– Parmigiano

– Walnuts, 4 per person

– Olive oil

– Salt to taste

Know-how:

  1. Peel off carrots and cut lengthwise into thin slices.
  2. Slice in the same way zucchini (with skin).
  3. Cook vegetables without salt.
  4. At the same time cook tagliolini.
  5. Press garlic and fry until start gets brown.
  6. Cooked and drained tagliolini mix with fried garlic.
  7. Drain vegetables and lay down on tagliolini.
  8. Top with a tablespoon of pesto.
  9. Decorate with walnuts and sprinkle with olive oil and Parmigiano.
  10. Salt to taste if needed.

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Spaghetti with tuna and avocado in tomato sauce

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I came back from holiday and I had absolutely nothing in my fridge.

The only things I had were the standard products I always have in my kitchen: spaghetti, tuna, tomato puree, onion and garlic. As you already know, I prefer to cook from scratch, rather than eat pre-packaged food that is why I decided to serve on my dish: spaghetti with tuna and avocado in tomato sauce.

 

Why avocado? Well, just because this was my last left-over before I went on holiday. I know that for many people this may be the craziest combination but I still preferred to risk instead of buying some pre-packaged food which quality is rather poor and taste artificially pimped up. I must admit I never tried cooked avocado before. I decided to experiment. I am glad I did it because it was really tasty! The best thing about this dish was its preparation and cooking time. It took me less than 15 minutes! That’s quick!

Ingredients (for two people):

– 250g spaghetti

– 1 can tuna in oil (for frying I prefer canned tuna in oil than in water because then I do not have to add any extra oil for frying)

– 1 onion

– 1 clove garlic

– 1 avocado

– 1/2 tomato puree (ca. 70g)

– Mexican Sun spices (salt, garlic, chili, onion, corn grits, paprika, oregano, pepper)

Know-how:

  1. Cook spaghetti.
  2. Drain tuna and use a bit of that oil to fry.
  3. Add chopped onion and sliced avocado; fry.
  4. Add sliced garlic, fry for 30sec.
  5. Add tomato puree, water from spaghetti, and spices to make a tomato sauce. Cook until spaghetti is boiled.
  6. Drain spaghetti, top with sauce. You can add some cheese optionally if you want.
  7. Voila!

    

I hope you liked it! I encourage you to experiment as well… It’s fun.

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