I got this recipe from a magazine in 2014, called "One pot". However, the original has BBQ chicken and lasagna sheets in it. The reason I changed it is two fold. Firstly, as mentioned before, we are trying to eat more vegetable dishes and secondly, as the lasagna plates were supposed to be torn down … Continue reading Chickpeas, Ricotta and Spinach bake
I LOVE eating!
I also really enjoy cooking and baking, but only when I have the time to do so. I do not like to be rushed and stressed in the kitchen.
When you run a big home, however, sometimes it is inevitable.
The recipes I post are varied, some take time, others are quick. Some are very simple, others take a little more skills. However, if the recipes are followed they should all be manageable.
When I met my partner he told me he was used to do all the cooking. I was amazed to find a man that was that equipped in the kitchen.
Once he watched me cook he backtracked. Apparently his way of cooking was to buy stuff and pop it in the oven, buy granules and make sauce etc. I place great emphasis on cooked meals at home and meals I make mostly from scratch as I want to know what is in my food.
At the beginning of each month I make a menu and we buy everything that we can store straight away, tins, jars, meat and bread that can be popped in the freezer etc. Weekly we pop to the shop and top op on vegetables, fruits, dairy etc. This saves great amounts of money and when you are cooking for a small corporation (That’s what I am calling my home of 7 people!) that is an important factor!
Honey-glazed Chicken breasts with couscous
We had this for the first time late last year. I was a little nervous about introducing couscous to my kids. To my surprise my (then) 8 year old son really enjoyed it! I think he liked the change from potatoes or rice. I do have to admit though, I didn't use plain couscous, I … Continue reading Honey-glazed Chicken breasts with couscous
Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry
We are trying to increase the number of vegetarian dishes we eat. Therefore, I have created "Vegetable Tuesdays". This way we don't only talk about it but have to do it. I love trying out new things and finding exciting vegetarian dishes. My partner likes his meat, but when he had this dish he said … Continue reading Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry
Bacon Lasagna with Cheese Sauce
Meat, meat and cheese! What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing! I like to serve this course with garlic bread and fresh salad. Don't let the big list of ingredients scare you as this dish is not complicated once you start putting it together. You will need the following ingredients: Meat mixture: 500 gr. Minced beef … Continue reading Bacon Lasagna with Cheese Sauce
Bread Course with Ham and Asparagus
As previously mentioned, Icelanders love their bread courses. Ugly but delicious food! We tend to have these at most parties. Due to how easy they are to make one might even put one together on a whim just because.. I have also posted a recipe for a Camembert bread course, which can be found here. … Continue reading Bread Course with Ham and Asparagus
Camembert Bread Course
In Iceland there is a tradition to serve bread courses when there is a party, birthday, confirmation, christening etc. This is often aimed at the grown ups or those who don't like cakes and sweet stuff. These are also served hot which makes them delicious. They may not look nice but I promise, the taste … Continue reading Camembert Bread Course
Chocolate Cereal Treat
These are sweet and if you have young children they will most definitely get covered in chocolate and get quite sticky! However, they taste so nice and I only make them when one of the kids has a birthday and when it's your birthday you should be allowed to be covered in chocolate! For these … Continue reading Chocolate Cereal Treat
Personally I don't really like bananas. However, for some weird reason I do like warm banana bread with a thick layer of butter on it! Nowadays I make 2 or more of them in one go and freeze most of them as the kids sometimes take them to school as a part of their packed … Continue reading Banana Bread
Yogurt and Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are the first things I attempted to bake. They have never failed which gave me the courage to keep on baking.. the result of further baking has sometimes been just as successful and sometimes not! But practice makes perfect, right? I make these for birthdays as well as long travels in the car. … Continue reading Yogurt and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Sweet Potato Slices
I could eat sweet potatoes every day! There's just something about them... You will need the following ingredients: Sweet potatoes (as a side for 4 people around 400 - 600 gr. is good) Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt Black Pepper Steps: Boil the potatoes in water for 15 minutes Put a little oil on … Continue reading Sweet Potato Slices