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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Not sure if it’s because it’s getting really cold here in Czech (seriously, it’s at least minus 10 everyday, can’t wait for the Thailand weather), but I crave spicy foods all the time now. I sprinkle chillies on every possible thing these days. And I could just swim in Sriracha. So to satisfy my wild appetites I made an extra big batch of my Avocado Jalapeno Dip. It has a nice spicy kick, yet pairs perfectly with many of my favorite dishes.

Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Orange Juice

Brussel sprouts with bacon and orange juice

Do you know anyone who liked brussel sprouts as a kid? Because I seriously can’t think of one single person. I personally used to hate them when I was small. I actually know few people who “can’t do it” even in their adulthood. Which is really sad, because brussel sprouts rock.

Today’s easy recipe covers my favorite way how to prepare them as a side dish. You can skip the bacon for a lighter version if you want, but who would possibly like to skip bacon?

Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie with Swede

Shepherd's Pie with Swede

I had never tried Shepherd’s pie before I went to Canada few years ago. I hadn’t even heard of it. Wait what? Yeah, sounds unbelievable. I know.

But as I just love to try everything new it didn’t take long and I found this fixed star of western cuisine. And totally fell in love with it. With the beautiful simplicity surprisingly combined with lots of flavor. And primarily because I am the biggest fan of fast savory meals and this one just combines it all.

Continue reading