13 posts tagged olive oil

Amazing Fresh Basil Pesto

This pesto is very conservative and classic. It's made with fresh basil, olive oil, pine nuts, some lime juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. To make an amazing fresh basil pesto you just need the right proportions, and simply follow the recipe and your taste. And then the only thing you'll have to do is to combine all the ingredients in a food processor and push the button. Voila, in a few minutes, you've got an incredible homemade sauce. Yes, it's that easy. You can add pesto to your ... Continue Reading

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

    Delicious and healthy roasted cauliflower salad with shaved fennel and pomegranate seeds is an incredible addition to any menu. I am a huge fan of cauliflower and can eat it grilled, roasted or raw, but sometimes I want to add a bit more of a kick to it. Fortunately, I have tons of cookbooks that could give me new ideas. Inspiration for this recipe was Jerusalem a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi (author of Plenty) and Sami Tamimi. I sincerely love this book and would ... Continue Reading

DIY Citrus Body Scrub

It is only two weeks before Christmas. And that means it is a perfect time to make some cute gifts for your friend. This year I choose to experiment with different body scrubs because I believe that exfoliation is the number one procedure to make your skin glowing. Personally, I exfoliate my body every day: twice a week with a scrub and other days with a natural bath sponge. Thereby my skin is in a perfect condition whole year round. After a long research and lots of experiments, I came up ... Continue Reading

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

Everybody knows that moving to a new place is always stressful. But for me it was not just a stressful event, it was almost a tragedy (fortunately only for the first two days). Our landlords, nice and sweet people, by the way, decided to sell the condo we were renting, and we had two months to find a new home for us. I freaked out and decided to find a new place before the Thanksgiving and all the holiday season madness. The thing is I loved my old apartment so much that I thought we would ... Continue Reading

Chicken Cooked in Milk

If you are looking for a dish to surprise your guests, you have found the right one. I can bet that most of them have never tried chicken that was roasted in milk. But believe me, they will love it! This chicken is incredibly juicy and tender, and the meat is falling off the bones. Serve it with potatoes roasted with herb butter to develop a complex main course. The recipe was adapted from Jamie Oliver Continue Reading

Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This wonderful pasta has rich, well balanced and delicate taste that mushroom lovers will definitely appreciate. For the sauce you can buy any exotic mushroom blend, a combination of shiitake, cremini, and oyster mushrooms or other mushrooms, is sold in eight-ounce packages. If it is unavailable, you can use regular cremini mushrooms and the dish will be still fantastic. Continue Reading