Monday, July 22, 2013

Baked Mushroom Gnocchi with Marinara Sauce and Ricotta

Dinner for two in about 15 minutes? Is this possible? Oh yeah.
But how?
OK, ok, I will tell you. I buy the gnocchi and the marinara sauce.
Now you know the secret. Don't tell anyone.
Here is how I make this easy baked mushroom gnocchi.

1 lb potato gnocchi
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1cup marinara sauce
ricotta cheese
parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons oil


Sautee the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of oil until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Pour the marinara sauce in the same skillet and simmer 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
In a large pot bring water to a boil, add salt. Boil the gnocchi until they float (follow the instruction on the package).
Turn on broiler.
Divide cooked gnocchi among 2 shallow baking dishes.
Top gnocchi with the sautéed mushrooms.
Add the marinara sauce.
Add dollops of ricotta cheese.
Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
Broil until golden brown  3-4 minutes.

Garnish with basil leaves.

Enjoy it!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Apple Ginger Shot

I’ve totally fallen in love with juicing!
Last night I made my first apple ginger shot. The first sip felt like all my taste buds exploded! The ginger has a strong kick. Woooow, first you feel the apple and then the ginger. Soooo good, ohhh. Don't sip it, just drink it like a shot that is the best way to drink it.
Next time I will try pure ginger juice. Wish me good luck :-)

(for 2 shots)

1 large apple
1 piece of ginger (size of thumb)

Process the ginger root through the juicer than the apple.
Pour into a glass and serve immediately. 
The amount of ginger root you use will depend on your individual taste.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Orange and Ginger Juice

Since I received my Breville Juicer I am juicing every day. I try everything: fruit juice, vegetable juice, green juice .... so good.  I want to drink something healthy and fresh and good.

I am crazy about ginger lately. I make ginger tea, I put it in juice, it is good for cold, tummy pain, nausea .... it has a lot of health benefits.

Spice up your juice with ginger root.


3-4 orange, peeled
1 inch ginger root, peeled


Process the ginger root through the juicer than the oranges.
Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

The amount of ginger root you use will depend on your individual taste.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Goat Cheese, Olive and Pistachio Cake

How about a savory cake today?  I know I know it sounds weird, but you have to give it a try. It is fantastic. Just imagine a slice of  soft crumbly bread with all these great ingredients. I know ... delicious.

Have you seen the Little Paris Kitchen with Rachel Khoo? I love that show.

I watched one of her shows and I knew I have to try her recipe. She made a Cheese,pistachio and prune cake. You have to watch this episode it's only 4 minutes. You will fall in live with her and her adorable kitchen.  
I knew I don’t want the sweet and savoury cake so I adapted her recipe. It is perfection …. Hmmmm

I made a goat cheese, olive and pistachio cake.

The cheese I used is a mild semi hard goat cheese called Snofisk. I loved the texture; it is a little chewy so the cake was really interesting: moist and crumbly cake, chewy cheese, crunchy pistachios and creamy olives… heaven.

It is to die for.  Perfect at room temperature with yogurt or a glass of kefir.



2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 oz soft goat’s cheese, cut into small pieces (I used Snofrisk)
1/3 cup pistachios – raw unsalted
1/2 cup dried pitted olives, chopped – I used Cerignola olives
4 eggs
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper



Preheat the oven to 350F.

Line a loaf pan with baking paper.

Mix the flour, baking powder, goat’s cheese, pistachios and olives in a bowl.

Using a hand mixer, whisk the eggs until fluffy and pale. Gradually add  oil, milk and yogurt. Add salt and black pepper.

Lightly fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture without overbeating.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes (when cooked a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.)

Leave to cool in the pan.

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