Mashed Potatoes With Roasted Celery And Garlic

If you like different steaks, chops, shashlik or barbecues, then you surely enjoy various side dishes. As for me, I always eat such meat with a side dish. When cereals, pasta, fried potatoes and mash start annoying, we have to think over how to diversify them. For example, how to cook mashed potatoes in a slightly unusual way.

Homemade Chinese Five-Spice Powder

Chinese five-spice powder is a well-known mixture of five spices used in Chinese cuisine. It also appears in other Asian cuisines and is now quite popular around the world. There are different versions of the mix but almost all of them include anise, cloves, fennel, cinnamon and Sichuan pepper. Despite of the mix contents, it’s great for fatty meat, chicken and even fish. In fact, making such a mixture is not a problem, because all the ingredients are available at any large supermarket or at any market. All you need is a mortar, where you can grind the spices.

Friday’s For The Love of Food

Chilli Con Carne Meatballs With Bulgur

My wife and I like Jamie Oliver's TV shows. Some of his meals we sometimes cook and we like them. In the last two cycles of programs he presented wonderful ideology - fast dishes. The first cycle was how to cook a lunch in 30 minutes, where Jamie prepared 4 dishes in 30 minutes. The new cycle is about how to make a lunch in 15 minutes. Here, of course, he can't cook 4 dishes, but 1-2 easily. It is clear that cooking these dishes for the first time, making them in time is almost impossible, but anyway a dish turns out to be quickly in making and interesting. My wife decided to cook all or almost all of his new cycle. We've even received a book from Amazon to make it easier. It should be noted that the book is organized in a different way, but it does not disturb us.

Friday’s For The Love of Food

Breakfast Oat Scones With Walnuts

My wife and I often face a problem of variety of breakfasts. If you are already tired of eggs in all their variants, cereals with milk and different sandwiches with jam, then maybe it's time to learn to cook scones. For example, oat scones to be discussed further can be one more dish that can energize you for the whole day.

Fettuccine With Baked Mushrooms, Lemon And Thyme

I've recently wanted some very easy pasta with mushrooms. Cream sauces are great but they bore sometimes. I want the very taste of the pasta not to be spoilt by the sauce, and as my wife loves mushrooms, it shouldn't spoil their taste, too. Without pausing to think, we decided just to cook fettucini and mix them with mushrooms baked with lemon and thyme. What can I say - they are just delicious!

Friday’s For The Love of Food

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Brioche Bread

As I said, I am absolutely not a fan of sweet pastry. But I really like the famous cinnamon rolls (Cinnabon) and their variants. Actually this bread is one of such variations. The procedure of folding is somewhat different and the dough is different (I tried to make rolls of it, they are different from the original.) Dough, by the way, is the variation of brioche dough. It can be easily used for other sweet and airy pastry.

Friday’s For The Love of Food