Summer chicken salad

Best summer potluck salad

What should you bring to a summer potluck? Here it is…..Summer Chicken Salad, an explosion of flavours that will make everyone happy.

Find detail recipe under Salads

Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Thai bbq spare ribs

Lips smacking delicious Thai bbq spare ribs. Last week I was craving some yummy Thai food. When I was in Thailand I use to eat pretty often at “Tokyo at the Grill” and this Thai bbq spare ribs remind me of this beautiful restaurant and country.

Find full recipes under Meat

 

Ray fish with artichokes and potatoes

 

How many times did you see ray fish at the fish market, but didn’t know how to prepare it? Here it is a great easy recipe that will pleasantly surprise your guest.

Find details recipe under Fish & Seafood page.

Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

 

 

 

Pork loin with dried plum stuffing served with mashed potato and Valpolicella Ripasso red wine sauce

Ready to celebrate the last day of 2019? To celebrate the beginning of a new decade will party in style and for our main course I decide to prepare Pork loin with dried plum stuffing served with mashed potato and Valpolicella Ripasso red wine sauce will be the star of the evening. In collaboration with @ RoomWine Kenya https://mya-zone.com and Giusti wine, I pair the pork loin with Valpolicella Ripasso and the red wine sauce is made with the same wine.
Wish you all Happy New Year! Let’s toast to yesterday’s achievements and tomorrow’s bright future.

For detail recipe go to Meat

See you all back in 2020………

 

Roasted pumpkin filled with quinoa and sauté vegetables

    

Easy vegan meal for every occasion. Want to wow your vegan friends during this festive time? here it is the perfect recipe, Roasted pumpkin filled with quinoa and sauté vegetables,  ready in under 1 hour.

Clean and empty your pumpkins, sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle with Evo oil. Bake it for 40 minutes at 180C. When you pumpkins are baking, cook one cup of quinoa in 3 cups of water for 17 minutes or according to the packaging instructions. Drain when ready and keep aside till need it.

Concasse 1 eggplant, 1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 red bell pepper.

In a hot skillet add 10ml Evo oil and sauté vegetables for 15-18 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove pumpkins from oven, mix vegetables and quinoa together, fill each pumpkins with the quinoa mix; garnish with pomegranate and micro greens. Enjoy.

Let me know what you think of this easy recipe…. and Happy Holidays.

 

 

 

Black ink arancini filled with mussels, saffron white wine sabayon on a tomato sauce

 

Raise your hands if you like arancini…..Arancini are sensationally delicious fried rice ball filled with ragu and mozzarella cheese. Now, lets take arancini to the next level, a fancier one, Black ink arancini filled with mussels, saffron white wine sabayon on a tomato sauce for “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. In collaboration with https://mya-zone.com I pair this mouth-watering recipe with a Pinot Grigio from Giusti Wine.

Find full recipe Pastas, Gnocchi and Co

 

Lentils and mushrooms strudel with baby spinach salad, butternut squash and beetroot chips

 

Vegan friends for the holidays?…..Do not fret….This delicious Vegan lentils, mushrooms strudel with a refreshing baby spinach salad butternut squash and beetroot chips is the perfect main for this festive time. I pair mine with Pinot Grigio delle Venezie from Giusti wine, that with its crisp and flavoursome bouquet enhance this main course. This post is in collaboration with @roomwinekenya at https://mya-zone.com

Find recipe below.

Lentils and mushrooms strudel with baby spinach salad, butternut squash and beetroot chips.

Ingredients 4 pax
04nos 10 by 10cm puff pastry vegan
100gr brown lentils, boil till soft
50gr orange lentils, boil till soft
200gr champignons mushrooms, washed and sliced
02nos garlic clove, minced
30gr yellow onion, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
10ml Evo oil
200gr tomato sauce
250gr baby spinach, washed
20nos butternut squash chips
20nos beetroot chips
40gr pomegranate
For dressing
2tbsp Evo oil
5ml lemon juice
1/2tsp dijon mustard
Salt pepper to taste
Few tbsp almond milk to seal the strudel
For the chips:
Peel butternut squash, and thinly slice 20 slices.
Do the same with beetroot.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on butternut squash and arrange on an oven tray.
Do the same with beetroot.
Drizzle with few tbsp of Evo oil and back at200C till crispy.
Keep aside till need it.
Heat 1tbsp Evo oil in a non stick pan.
Add garlic fry for few seconds and then add mushrooms.
Season mushrooms and cook till ready, around 12-15 minutes at medium heat.
When ready keep aside till need it.
Heat 10ml Evo oil in a sauté, and add onions.
Let onions sweat for few minutes.
Add to onions lentils and mushrooms.
Sauté for 5-8 minutes.
Check seasoning and keep aside.
Fill each square of puff pastry with few tbsp of filling.
Brush almond milk around the edges, and roll puff pastry close.
Arrange puff pastry, closing facing down, on a baking tray.
Make few incisions on top of puff pastry and brush some more almond milk.
Repeat with the rest of puff pastry.
Bake in the oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes or till golden brown.
For the salad:
Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing.
In a bowl toss baby spinach with pomegranate and chips.
Add dressing and orange on on 4 plates.
Heat tomato sauce.
Spoon few tbsp of tomato sauce next to the salad.
Slice strudel in half and put it on top of tomato sauce.
Pair with Pinot Grigio delle Venezie from Giusti wine.

Festive ideas: Scallops au gratin with mussels and shrimps

 

In collaboration with RooM Wine Kenya and Giusti Wine

Hello friends, ready for the Festive Season? Still not sure what to prepare to entertain friends and family? Let me help you, with easy recipes for my favourite time of the year. This year I am super lucky, because I am collaborating with @roomwinekenya https://mya-zone.com  and Giusti Wine to pair delicious meals with amazing wines.  Today I would like to share one of my old recipe, so perfect for this time of the year, Scallops Au Gratin with Mussels and Shrimps, rich and tasty main course for a delicious festive meal. I pair this flavourful dish with Augusto Recantina red wine from Veneto region. Recantina is a native vine, that can be found only in the north east part of Italy, with an ancient history that documents back to the 1600s. When Napoleon was ruling Venetian Republic, all vineyards were destroyed. In recent year Recantina vine was rediscovered. Giusti wine is the biggest producer and only exporter of Recantina wines. I picked Augusto Recantina, because of its freshness enhances the flavour of this dish.

 

Find detail recipe Scallops Au Gratin with Mussels and Shrimps under Appetizers, and don’t forget to let me know what you think.