cheese

July 11, 2018
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Tomato Meat Sauce

Ingredients:

400 grams finely minced meat
1 finely chopped big onion
1 crushed garlic clove
1 big tomato,chopped
1 TBS tomato paste
1.5 cups hot water
A pinch of salt, Oregano, dired basil and black pepper

Preparation:

In a pan add some oil, add the onions and spices and stir sprinkle some salt and allow to cook.
Add meat, garlic, tomato and tomato paste.
Stir and cook on low hear for 10 mn
Add hot water
let simmer for 10-15 mn
until the mix thickens

White Sauce

Ingredients:

4 cups or 1 L skimmed liquid milk 

4 tablespoons cornstarch 

A pinch of black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg and salt  

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients well while cold

put in a pan and transfer to heat

keep stirring until the mixture thickens 

Preparations of lasagna

Put a layer of white sauce

top with non cooked lasagna sheets

add white sauce, meat mix, lasagna sheets and repeat until you end with white sauce

top with a cheese mix or some light mozzarella cheese
cook in a preheated oven at 220 degrees for around 20 mn
brown the top a bit

Let it rest a little before cutting


July 11, 2018
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Pasta

Ingredients:

250 grams whole wheat pasta, boiled (leave some of their water)
300 gram peeled shrimp – deveined
1 cup home made pesto sauce
1 TBS lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp lemon zest
Salt and black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Roasted cherry tomato (a handful of cherry tomato roasted in the oven with salt, black pepper and some olive oil)

Preparation:

Heat a pot
Add some olive oil, shrimp, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice
Cook for 2-3 mn on each side
Add pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water and pesto
Mix all together
Serve with roasted tomato and a sprinkle of good parmesan cheese!

Pesto Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups basil leaves 

2 garlic cloves 

2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts 

1/2 cup good olive oil 

1/2 cup parmesan cheese 

A squeeze of lime 

A pinch of lime zest 

A tiny bit of black pepperO

Preparation:

In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit), process all until u obtain a fine mixture
With the processor on low speed, add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated
Add the parmesan and process just until blended
Use immediately, or refrigerate/freeze for later use!


July 11, 2018
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Ingredients:

250 grams orzo pasta, boiled to al dente (save 1 cup of the water used after boiling)
1/2 cup home made pesto
2 TBS sun dried tomato (preserved in oil, oil drained well)
1 garlic clove, minced
Black pepper
Salt
2 TBS good grated parmesan cheese
Toasted pine nuts to serve

Preparation:

Heat a pan
Add pesto, salt, pepper, tomatoes and garlic
Heat a little
Add orzo and combine well
Add 1/2 cup of pasta water (or more if u want it risotto like)
Add parmesan and stir well
Serve with some extra black pepper and toasted pine nuts!


July 10, 2018
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Ingrendients: 

300 grams frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed well 

350 grams artichoke hearts, finely chopped

1 big onion, finely chopped 

1 garlic clove, finely chopped 

A pinch of salt, black pepper, white pepper and nutmeg 

1/2 cup low fat yogurt 

1/2 cup low fat cream cheese 

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 

1/4 cup Emmental cheese 

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius 

Mix everything together 

Grease a pan with some olive oil 

Transfer mix to pan 

Bake for 20-25 mn in the middle of the oven

Serve hot next to crackers or whole wheat toasts! 


July 10, 2018
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Whole Wheat Dough 

Ingredients: (for 4 thin pizzas)

 Mixed together:

1 cup lukewarm water 

1/2 tsp sugar 

 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

Set aside for 10 mn 

Combine: 

1 and a 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 and a 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt 

2 TBS olive oil and mix with your hand 

Preparation:

Make a well in the middle of flour mix and add the water mix, combine till you get a soft dough 

Knead for 8-10 mn until u get a soft elastic dough

transfer to a greased bowl

cover with a greased plastic wrap let rest for at least 1 hour 

To make the pizza:

Spread one dough ball into a round shape

Spread 2 TBS truffle paste

Add fresh mozzarella cheese chunks

bake in a preheated oven (220 degrees) until cheese has melted and dough is well cooked


July 10, 2018
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Ingredient:

Ciabatta bread

fresh mozzarella cut into chunks

some basil leaves

tomato slices

1 TBS basil sauce

1 tsp olive oil

black pepper

Preparation:

Fill ciabatta bread with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, tomato slices, black pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and my basil sauce

Heat the sandwich in a preheated oven (180 degrees c) for around 10 mn then grill a little to get those beautiful grill lines!

Basil sauce

Ingredients:
2 cups basil leaves
2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts
1/2 cup good olive oil
A squeeze of lime
A pinch of lime zest
A tiny bit of black pepper
Preparation:
In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit)

Process all until u obtain a fine mixture
With the processor on low speed

Add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated

Use immediately,or refrigerate/ freeze for later use!


July 9, 2018
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Whole Wheat Dough: (to make 4 thin pizzas)

Mix together : 1 cup lukewarm water + 1/2 tsp sugar + 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
Set aside for 10 man

Combine: 1 and a 1/2 cups all purpose flour + 1 and a 1/2 whole wheat flour + 1 tsp salt + 2 TBS olive oil and mix with your hand

Make a well in the middle of flour mix and add the water mix, combine well.

Knead for 8-10 mn until you get a soft elastic dough

transfer to a greased bowl, cover with a greased plastic wrap let rest for at least 1 hour

Spread the dough, top with your favourite toppings and bake in a preheated until well browned.

I topped this with pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil

 

Marinara Sauce:

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Black pepper, paprika, oregano and dried or fresh basil (whatever u have) u will need around 1/2 tsp of each or more according to what u prefer
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato puree

Preparation:

Heat a pan, add the garlic and stir leave for 30 seconds and the rest of the ingredients and leave to simmer for around 20 mn
Blend
Cool before using


July 9, 2018
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Preparation:

Blend together all of the following:

200 grams whole canned tomato with their juice

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon olive oil

1 crushed garlic clove (you can also add dried oregano or replace dried basil with fresh basil leaves)

Simmer for 15-20 mn on low heat

Mix sauce with boiled pasta (preferably whole wheat pasta)

Serve with parmesan cheese


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Ingredients:

Diced olives or whole pitted olives
Cucumbers, diced
Onions, winged
Tomato, diced
Feta cheese, crumbled or left as a whole block (you can use the lebanese belghari cheese if feta cheese is not available, they taste very similar)
Dress with some olive oil, oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice

 


July 9, 2018
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Ingredients:

2 cups baby mixed greens
100 grams goat cheese
3 small soft toasts
1 beet, boiled and cut into half discs
A few slices of orange
2 TBS sesame seeds to coat the cheese

Balsamic glaze:

In a pan, mix together 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup honey
Keep stirring on medium/high heat until the sauce boils
Reduce heat and simmer for around 10-12 mn until it reduces by 1/3

For the cheese:

coat cold goat cheese discs with sesame, place on top of a toast and brown the top in the oven

 


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