Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi

Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi

I’ve became obsessed with pumpkins lately. I could have pumpkin as a part of every meal. Because it’s such a versatile vegetable and it’s so savory and filling. Which is probably what I like about it the most, that I’m not starving half an hour after lunch. However, my husband unfortunately doesn’t seem to be so thrilled about pumpkin as I am. He actually said that he can’t see anymore pumpkins in our kitchen. Challenge accepted. I just had to prove him that pumpkin is awesome. So I decided to come up with this Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe. Well, he is still not jumping with joy when I come from the shops with another pumpkin in my bag. But he certainly loved the gnocchi. So I hope you will too.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This easy recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice is perfect for those who love the Asian cuisine but are watching the carbs a little bit. Or for people who are keen about the daily veggie intake. Or simply for those who want to try something different and eat healthy. It’s a great side dish but you can definitely have it by itself as a small meal too.

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Ajvar (Roasted Red Pepper And Eggplant Relish)

Ajvar (Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Relish)

Becase I am a person who fulfills the word, I’m finally sharing the promised recipe for Ajvar (Roasted Red Pepper And Eggplant Relish). That you never heard of this sauce? It’s a traditional Balkan sauce/relish made from roasted red peppers and eggplant. And you should definitely give it a try as it’s simply delicious. It’s the perfect addition to the weekend BBQ and roasted meats, easily outclassing the store-bought ketchups and sauces.

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Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk)

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk)

I always loved to try new meals and ingredients when possible. But it wasn’t so easy at all the times. Just so you know, I am from a small Czech town with 7000 residents, where the new is not accepted so easily sometimes. Just for example, apart from Czech restaurants, we have one Chinese restaurant and few pizza places in my hometown. And that’s as far as the curiosity of new things can get. I believe that these days it might be better and the young people are more open to the new flavours. But it will probably still take some time before the food mentality changes here.

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Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Carrot and Celery

Slow-Cooked Beef Stew with Carrot and Celery

As much as I love soups, sometimes I have to spare this feeling for stews too. Or pretty much anything with a bit of liquid from one pot. Curry or goulash attending the competition of a perfect meal as well. There is nothing better on a cold rainy day than a nice bowl of comforting hot food filled with as many healthy things as your pantry offers.

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Beetroot and Sweet Potato Hash

Beetroot and Sweet Potato Hash

Would you like to add more veggies to your breakfast game, but can’t really handle them raw in the morning? Trust me, you are not alone here. I would probably get sick if I was supposed to chew on half of raw capsicum for brekky. However, like with a wave of a magic wand, I can eat almost the whole thing if roasted. Preferably as a part of hash. Like in this Beetroot and Sweet Potato Hash.

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Asian Style Coleslaw

Asian Style Coleslaw

It’s still such warm weather here in Australia which for me means lots of BBQ and lighter meals. That’s why I made the Sticky Ginger Chicken Wings yesterday (we were so hungry that I just wasn’t able to make pictures, but I will be definitely making the wings soon again) and this Asian Style Coleslaw on a side. At least the salad is served cold so I could snap a couple pics before dinner.

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Sauerkraut Soup with Klobasa (Paprika Sausage)

Sauerkraut Soup with Klobasa (Paprika Sausage)

This recipe shows my (paleo friendly) version of one Eastern classic – savory Sauerkraut Soup with Klobasa (Paprika Sausage). This rich soup is a fixed star in the kitchens of Middle and Eastern Europe. Yet it has many forms as every Slavic country has their own interpretation of it and almost every family carries their own unique recipe.

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Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Turmeric

Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Turmeric

This Butternut Squash Cream Soup with Turmeric is a perfect dish for winter weather.

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Spicy Vegetable Hash

Spicy Vegetable Hash

I think breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. OK, I know that science in the last few years proved that this dogma is not actually so correct. But I like to stick with it.

If a poor brekky doesn’t gratify my fussy morning palates I will be most likely cranky till lunch. God forbid that I wouldn’t have any breakfast for some reason. That’s just dark…

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