Lentil Soup

This is a very filling and healthy soup. Good any time of year and can be made both spicy and sweet. I can’t claim any proper source for this recipe as it’s a very common soup and everyone has their own method of preparing it. Sometimes I also add 2 cm grated fresh ginger root or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger. It goes very nice for the spicy version. Lentils fall apart perfectly while cooking so if you chop the onions and garlic very finely you don’t need to blend the soup, unless you want it silky smooth.  Continue reading

Ultimate melt in your mouth dumpling dough (here with pumpkin filling)

Dumplings are one of my favourite meals. My mom’s special recipe for the dough makes them ultimately yummy. Using cooked potatoes  is the secret on how to make the dumplings melt in your mouth. Once you know how to make the dough you can get creative and make any filling you like. For Christmas my mom always makes them with cabbage and mushrooms. In summer they are best with strawberries. For meat-lovers you can make them with beef or chicken. This time because of the time of the year I decided to make them with pumpkin but my all time favourite is of course cabbage and mushrooms :) The recipe for the pumpkin filling comes from kwestia smaku whereas the dough is the recipe my mom learned from her mom. Continue reading

Basic Crêpe

This is a very nice recipe which is so versatile. You can prepare them for breakfast and smear with jam or honey or serve with chopped fruit. Or you can prepare them for a savoury dinner with spinach, lentils or even chicken and beans. I don’t remember the origins of this recipe but I suspect it comes from an old Polish cook book ‘Kuchnia Polska’. Continue reading

Green Chicken Noodles (WOK style)

WOK is a great tool for cooking. You get a delicious dinner very fast, very hot and very yummy. It’s really a matter of imagination. Just by tossing a few of your favourite ingredients you can get a delicious meal in no time. My idea for this recipe was to go green and results were absolutely stunning. I did this twice in just one day, both for dinner and supper. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Continue reading