• sides

    Cheesy cauliflower casserole

    Although cauliflower isn’t one of my favorite veggies, there are some cauliflower recipes that I really love. This cheesy cauliflower casserole is one of them 🙂 It’s creamy, cheesy and garlic flavored. The cauliflower flavor is quite subtle and perfectly balanced. To prepare this recipe I prefer to use sour cream but you can also use Bechamel sauce, heavy cream or milk. As regarding the cheese, you may use your favorite cheese, even leftovers from the fridge. This cheesy cauliflower casserole is also very easy to prepare. You have to pay attention though to not overcook the cauliflower. You have to toss cauliflower florets into simmering water, bring back to…

  • pasta,  salads,  sides

    Mexican veggies and couscous salad

    Do you like couscous? I love it! It’s easy to cook, very tasty and versatile. You can use couscous in soups, in stews, but I prefer to use it in salads. This Mexican veggies and couscous salad is my husband’s favorite. It’s crunchy, very tasty and flavored and yet so easy to make. The Mexican veggies are also very easy to cook. I use frozen Mexican veggies and it’s not necessary to thaw them I just toss them into simmering water and cook until tender. To maximize the flavor, drain the Mexican veggies, reserve the water and use it for cooking the couscous. For the best results, refrigerate the cooked…

  • appetizers and snacks,  sides

    Hush Puppies recipe

    If you haven’t tried yet these delicious Hush Puppies, you have to give them a try. Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, these cornmeal balls are absolutely delicious! Hush Puppies (or Hushpuppies, Hush-Puppies) are savory cornmeal deep-fried balls originating from Southern United States. Hush Puppies are most commonly served as a side dish along with seafood and, sometimes, with tartar sauce. Hush puppies are made from cornmeal, flour, eggs, rising agents and milk or buttermilk and may also include onion, garlic or peppers. Hush Puppies are very easy to make. You have to combine all the ingredients and drop a spoonful at a time into…

  • appetizers and snacks,  sides

    Mushroom and ham stuffed potatoes

    Mushroom and ham stuffed potatoes, topped with melted cheese… Mmmmm! What a delight! These absolutely delicious baked potatoes are easy to make and very nourishing. You can serve them warm, as a main course, with your favorite salad, or you can serve them as a side dish. You can also serve baked potatoes cold, as an appetizer. To prepare these mushroom and ham stuffed potatoes I used fresh mushrooms but you can also use canned or frozen mushrooms. Ingredients for mushroom and ham stuffed potatoes: –         5 potatoes (1-1.2kg) For filling: –         150gr smoked ham –         1 onion –         350gr fresh button mushrooms –         1 bunch fresh parsley –         1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil –         salt and pepper…

  • sides,  vegan

    Vegetable stuffed potatoes

    Very tasty and flavorful, easy to make with a handful of ingredients, these vegetable stuffed potatoes make the perfect choice for a nourishing vegan meal, along with a salad. You may also serve these delicious vegetable stuffed potatoes as a side dish along with grilled meat. To prepare these stuffed potatoes I used frozen Mexican mix vegetables but you can use your favorite vegetables. No matter what vegetables you decide to use, you have to cook them ahead of time. Yhe advantage of using frozen Mexican mix vegetables is that they are already chopped and all you have to do is to toss them into simmering water. You also have…

  • sides,  vegan

    Mushroom stew with olives

    How can I describe this dish? It’s absolutely delicious! I love mushroom stew, but I always had the feeling that something is missing. I’ve tried many combos: mushroom stew with chicken or with pork, creamy mushrooms or creamy mushrooms with chicken. These dishes were all good and tasty but this mushroom stew with olives is definitely a hit! You must give it a try! This mushroom stew with olives is also quick and incredibly easy to make. The most “difficult” part is to slice the mushrooms :). Then you have to sauté the onion, toss in the slice mushrooms and in less than 30 minutes you can set the table. Meanwhile…

  • sides,  vegan

    Greek lemon potatoes

    Very soft and tender on the inside but a little crispy on the outside, full of Mediterranean flavors, these Greek lemon potatoes are the best roasted potatoes. And you have to trust me because I’ve tested many recipes! :). But why are these Greek lemon potatoes so incredibly delicious? Because they are soaked into a delicious sauce, like a marinade, and baked to perfection. The sauce is made from lemon juice, olive oil and water and seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper and dried oregano. It’s a symphony of flavors! The Greek lemon potatoes are absolutely delicious and flavorful but I have to tell you that they need more salt than…

  • sides,  vegan

    Easy bulgur pilaf recipe

    Easy bulgur pilaf recipe, how to make bulgur pilaf Bulgur pilaf is very similar to rice pilaf, but easier to prepare and even tastier 🙂 Bulgur is a nutty tasting grain made from whole wheat kernels that have been parboiled. It is similar to rice and couscous but it has a higher nutritional value. Being parboiled, it is very easy to prepare, all you have to do is place it in hot water and let it rest for about 10 minutes. To prepare bulgur pilaf, you have to cook the vegetables, add the bulgur and hot water and let to rest for about 10 minutes. Being so easy to prepare,…