Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ham and Cheese Salad


2 cups ham, chopped
1 cup cheese, chopped
1/2 cup of roasted red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup olives, sliced
1/4 cup marinated mushrooms (optional)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 tablespoons mustard
black pepper

Baby Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and Shredded Parmesan

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
fresh baby arugula, washed and dried
shredded Parmesan

Crepes filled with Chicken Paprikash - Hortobagyi Palacsinta

Ingredients for Crepes:
1 egg
150 g flour
300 ml milk
100 ml sparkling water (regular water is good if you don’t have sparkling water)
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Ingredients for Chicken Paprikash:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pork loin stuffed with sausage

Servings: 6
1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin
1 link Andouille Sausage or other sausage
Black pepper
Olive oil
1 cup of white wine

Hungarian Meat Balls

2 lb ground pork
2 large eggs
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large potato, shredded
2 thick slices of bread, moistened in milk
black pepper
1 cup oil

Homemade Chocolate

200 ml water
400 gr sugar
100 gr unsalted butter, melted and chilled
250 gr dry milk, unsweetened
50 gr cocoa
roasted walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or raisins

Monday, December 27, 2010

Baked Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto

thin asparagus spears, washed, dried and trimmed
paper thin prosciutto cut in half lengthwise
cream cheese (optional)
olive oil

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with olive oil.
Spread prosciutto slices with cream cheese (optional).
Wrap half prosciutto slice around 2 or 3 asparagus spears. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a medium baking sheet.
Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove, flip once to brown both sides. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender, and prosciutto is crisp. Serve immediately.

Note: Very simple and easy to prepare ahead. I wrapped the asparagus ahead of time and only had to pop it in the oven at the last minute to get it ready to serve. You can drizzle it with lemon juice before serving.
Prosciutto is salty enough, so you don't need to season with salt.

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Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

chopped toasted almonds
2 cups baby spinach
red grapefruit sections
crumbled blue cheese (I used feta)
raspberry vinaigrette

Place 2 cups spinach on a serving plate. Arrange grapefruit over spinach. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted almonds; drizzle each with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hungarian Sauerkraut and Pork

1 lb pork cubed
1 1/2 lbs. sauerkraut, rinse and drained
1 white onion, chopped
2 Tbls. oil to brown the meat (if meat is very lean)
2 Bay leaves
1-2 cups of water
salt and pepper to taste

Ham & Asparagus Frittata

4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper
1 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
1/4 cup cubed ham
1 cup shredded Gruyere or Parmesan cheese
cooking spray

Boeuf Salad

4-5 potatoes
2-3 carrots
1 parsley root
1 can green peas
2 pickles
1/2 lb poultry breast or beef sirloin
½ cup mayo
1 tablespoon mustard
Black pepper

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling water until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain well; set aside.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add the green beans and cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes begin to burst.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve.

Note: To save time you can use drained canned green beans instead of fresh green beans.

Chicken breast with Prosciutto and sage

Servings 1


1 piece chicken breast
2 fresh sage leaf - chopped
1 slice prosciutto
black pepper

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Green Bean Soup


2 lbs green beans, washed and cut in 1 inch pieces
1 cup of fresh beans (not dry beans) - optional
1 tomato
1 medium onion
1 small pepper seeded and quartered
2 sprigs parsley leaves
2 tbs vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves
1 tbs flour
1 tsp (sweet) paprika
3 tbs tomato paste
1 cup sour cream
salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna

Tuna steak
Sesame seeds
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Black pepper


Cheese wrapped in Prosciutto on a bed of Spinach

Cheese cut into 4 by 1/2 inch sticks
Prosciutto thinly sliced
Balsamic vinaigrette

Wrap cheese sticks with Prosciutto. Lay rolls in a non-stick pan and sear them on high heat turning often, until Prosciutto is crisp and cheese is soft.
Serve on baby spinach with a few drops of balsamic vinaigrette.

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Baked Chicken Spinach Rolls - Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach

Serving: 2

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
Frozen chopped spinach
2 cloves garlic - crushed
shredded cheese
feta cheese
1 egg
black pepper
1 lb. baby potatoes

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stuffed Cabbage


1 head sour cabbage with very thin leaves
1 pound lean ground pork
1/3 cup uncooked white rice
2 clove garlic minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tomatoes
smoked ham or sausage (optional)


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quick and Easy Pea Soup

Chicken breast cut in small pieces
Bag of frozen green peas
2-3 carrots
1 garlic clove crushed
Small onion
Salt and pepper
Vegeta or chicken bullion cubes
4-5 sprigs of flat leaf parsley
Orzo pasta or home made dumplings (optional)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Light and Easy Baked Cordon Bleu

Servings:  2

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
2 slices of cheese
2 slices ham
salt, black pepper and paprika
2 tablespoon mustard
seasoned dry bread crumbs or panko

Friday, December 3, 2010

Light Oatmeal Pancake

Light and healthy pancakes with oatmeal, fat free cottage cheese and sugar free syrup.

(for 2 small pancakes)

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
2 tablespoon fat free cottage cheese
2 large eggs (or 4 egg whites for lighter version)
vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Process all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
Add  half of the batter. Cook over medium heat until both sides are lightly browned. I would suggest making small pancakes as they are kind of fragile when you're flipping them.
Top with sugar free syrup and fresh fruits.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eggs in a hole


2 slices of protein bread
oil or butter
2 large eggs
Freshly ground black pepper


With a cup or glass cut a circle in the middle of the bread.
Spray the pan with Pam, oil or butter. Place rounds and slices of bread in the pan and toast for about 1 minute.
Crack  1 egg into ech hole and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip them over and cook another 2 minutes for a runny yolk, or slightly longer for a set egg.
Season with salt and black pepper.

Serve with tomatoes and cottage cheese.

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