Grilled steak topped with mushroom sauce & fries

For the last few days I’ve been helping out my dad with a big job in his firm and it’s the longest time in a while that I stayed out of a kitchen. I also didn’t have time to stop by my blog and share this recipe that I’ve been keeping as a draft for…

Chicken, pineapple & vegetable stir-fry

Usually this would be a perfect summer recipe, it has all of the fresh and colorful ingredients you can find at the local farmer’s market during summer, but I needed a dash of color for one of these gray autumn days. Today you can find some vegetables at the market all year round, no matter…

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie happened to me after a long day of looking for what to prepare for dinner, and having some fresh butter, chicken and veggies in the fridge. First I was thinking of making some kind of crust that would be similar to a regular pie, but decided on puff pastry. Turned out puff…

Pork belly and polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas

Are you sick and tired of always preparing the same side dish, most usually potatoes hundreds of different ways? Are you looking for something new, a recipe that will seduce your taste buds and open your eyes to new ideas?.. – Well this Polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas has certainly opened my eyes, and showed…

Chicken cabbage stir-fry & barley

As mentioned in a post last week, I love using my wok and preparing stir-fry. I always use a different combination of ingredients and spices finding new delicious combinations of flavours. I got the idea of using cabbage in a stir fry when I went to this small but fairly popular restaurant near the busy…

Mushroom risotto (vegetarian)

Don’t know if many of you ever stumbled upon an interesting fact on rice, but I watched the other day a whole documentary on it and was fascinated with the story. Rice has been known for 4500 years and it is the oldest known food that is still consumed today. All the way from China…

Pork chops with gnocchi in mushroom sauce

The first recipe I used wine in was my famous mushroom sauce. It’s also one of my favourite recipes and the one my friends always ask me to make when we go on a road trip to the seaside. The best thing is that my friend makes the best white wine from white grapes from…

Baked pork chops with pumpkin & oyster mushrooms

Pumpkin is the perfect vegetable, it can be used in so many recipes. It can be used in desserts like pumpkin pies or cakes. It can be cooked as a soup or a vegetable stew.  There are also delicious main courses, appetizers, even pumpkin cocktails or liqueurs. It’s lately that I started cooking with pumpkin,…

Mushroom & leek tart

Don’t know about you guys, but when cooking I always try to use vegetables that are as fresh as can be, bought at the local market. There you can find a lot of local vendors selling their homegrown vegetables and fruit, from tasty tomatoes to crisp lettuce and sweetest strawberries you’ve ever tried. I already…

Fettucine verde with pancetta & mushroom sauce

There is nothing complicated about this recipe. You can prepare this for your loved ones or your partner and feel like a real chef. The pairing of pancetta and oyster mushrooms with light fettucine verde will make your guests ask for more. Preparation: 30 min                      …