‘Delicious only in red’


I was thinking all day today what should be the next recipe to share with you.

I thought it might be time for a new, sweet piece but then I discovered that for the past week I’ve been trying out new dishes that you might love as well. As I couldn’t pick only one I went for all three:)

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” The red dish “

Before anything I have to say, we do love our red plates; I cannot remember the last time we’ve used anything else to serve lunch or dinner:)

These are three recipes me and my husband put together on days when spending too much time thinking about food or spending loads of time making it, wasn’t an option; quick, healthy and yummy!

Creamy kale soup with a boiled egg ( 2 servings)

Ingredients: 500 g kale, garlic, 1 cup milk, 1 onion, flour, oil, 1 egg/ serving, salt, pepper, fresh red chilli, fried bacon or smoked sausage.

Method: Wash the kale, place it into the blender, add salt, pepper, little bit of red chilli, chopped onion, one clove of garlic and one cup of milk; blend everything until it becomes creamy.

Add to the pan little bit of oil and 2 spoons of flour, under low heat mix it with a wooden spoon until it looks golden brown. Add the kale mixture and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Boil two eggs and fry a little bit of bacon or smoked sausage.

Serve as illustrated:)

Italian pasta a la Julia:)

Ingredients: Conchiglie and fusilli italian pasta ( I say italian because the 100% durum wheat pasta is the best), salt, pepper, 150 g green peas (frozen or fresh), 100 g smoked pork sausage (I usually buy german sausage), 200 g kale, 500 g italian tomato-passata with garlic and herbs.

Method: Add a spoonful of oil to the pan, let it heat up than add the sliced smoked pork sausage, use salt and pepper as much as you need; let the sausage fry a bit then add the peas and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato-passata and cover the pan, under low heat let it simmer for about 10 minutes; add the kale, cover the pan with the lid and leave everything under heat for 5 more minutes. Boil the pasta in salted water, drain and add a bit of oil. Serve while warm.

We love to mix the sauce and pasta, but you can always serve separately and let everyone to mix them as much as the love.

My own tip. Don’t use too much salt as the smoked sausage has loads of flavour which will make the whole dish taste amazing:)

Lemon couscous with oven baked salmon flakes

Ingredients: 150 g couscous, half of lemon juice, cajun marinade, salt, pepper, 2 fresh boneless salmon fillets.

Method: Place the couscous into a bowl and pour boiled water over it until fully covered, add salt and pepper. Put a lid on and leave it for 10 minutes until it absorbs all the water and becomes soft.

Pre heat the oven, take the two salmon fillets and cover them in cajun marinade, place in aluminium foil on a baking tray and then in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

The couscous should be ready, add the lemon juice and the chunks of baked cajun salmon and your dinner is ready:)

PS. I do hope you will try at least one of these recipes and maybe share your views about it. Bon appetite 🙂

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