Monthly Archives: December 2016

7 easy dinner recipes for vegans!

Meet isn’t required for preparing a delicious dinner! These 7 simple recipes are going to prove this fact.

1.Three-bean chili

Take 3 types of different beans (cannellini, chickpeas and kidney) and mix them with chilli sauce. The recipe is simple, but the meal is both full of protein and healthy.

2.Asian Hot Pot

There is a super simple recipe for preparing an Asian soup. All you need is mushrooms, carrot, asparagus and Chinese rice noodles. 20 minutes is enough for getting this soup ready. It tastes awesome!

3.Avocado sandwich

Probably all the vegans know, how great avocado is. This fruit is also a rich source of nutrients and protein for your organism. For making a delicious sandwich without meat you just need avocado and some vegetables. That is the real charge of vitamins and minerals!

4.Chickpeas and couscous

A combination of toasted pine nuts with a couscous in this Swiss meal is incredible. This dish has a sweet taste and unique flavour, that’s worth trying!

5.Pasta with olives and capers

We consider pasta to include meat as a required component. But this dish consists of the true Spanish olives and tasty capers. A winning combination!

6.Mediterranean Campanella

This dish comes from the hot Mediterranean region! It consists of delicious pasta with almonds and roasted red peppers.

7.Rigatoni peperomia

Another great recipe for cooking pasta is here. All you need is pasta itself, kalamata olives and some vegetables (carrots, corn, etc). The final combination of those components is great.

 

6 cheeses you haven’t probably heard of

There are so many different kinds of cheese! But the majority of us has only heard of Mozzarella and Sulguni. In this article, we’d like to tell you more about some other kinds of cheeses that are worth tasting.

1.Piave

This cheese comes from the Dolomites. It’s located in the Veneto province (Italy). It has a naturally sweet flavour with some nutty undertones. It’s worth mentioning that this cheese is sold in different ages. The main principle is that its flavour becomes stronger with age.

2.French Cantal

Another country that is famous for its good cheese is France. This kind of cheese comes from the Auvergne region. It has the variety of flavours that range from sweet to peppery. The way this cheese tastes depends on its age.

3.Teleme

It may be unexpected for you, but this great cheese comes from… California! It has mild, sweet, delicate flavour. The cheese experts like Teleme, saying that it is a real joy to taste it.

4.Parmigiano

This cheese is mostly used for grating it over salads or pasta. That’s why some experts claim it to be underappreciated much. It has wonderful, sweet flavour that is adored by the true cheese lovers.

5.Emmental

This is the Swiss cheese, which has a little bit fruity flavour. Some experts say that this kind of cheese is unknown for many people. That’s why it’s not so popular.

6.Bonne Bouche

This kind of cheese is made of a goat’s milk. It tastes awesome, having some citrus notes. It’s definitely worth trying as well.

 

Different salts to be used while cooking

The majority of people used to use one, maximum two kinds of salts. We are talking about the table salt and probably the sea salt. Most of us don’t even suspect about the existence of several more types of salt that are ready to be used for cooking. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Pink salt

If you see a pink salt at your grocery store, you should know that it’s one of the most popular kinds of coloured salt in the world. It’s a Himalayan pink salt, containing trace minerals. People often use it instead of a table salt, because it gives a crunchy texture to your dishes.

Grey salt

This kind of salt comes from another part of the world – from France. It’s one of the most expensive types of salt because it’s hand-harvested in some coastal regions. It tastes great, that’s why it may be used for cooking.1

Flake salt

The only difference that characterises the flake salt is its texture. It’s presented not with the crystals, but with flakes.

Iodized salt

It’s one of the most popular kinds of salt that is used by people. It’s useful for our organism for preventing the lack of iodine in our body. That’s why it’s good for a regular consumption.

Smoked salt

As the name of this product says, this salt was smoked for getting the extra smoky flavour. Its disadvantages are the higher price and the lack of nutritional benefits.

 

How to reheat your leftovers easily?

Leftovers are perfect when you don’t want to waste much time cooking something new. Imagine: you just come home, spend a couple of minutes on reheating your meal and enjoy it soon.

But the task is not so simple, as it may seem. Different types of food should be reheated in different ways. Let’s discuss them in this article!

The first thing that needs to be mentioned relates to the way you reheat anything. If you use the microwave, the process is simplified: the waves heat your dish from the inside. The classic oven works in a different way, heating your food from the outside.

1.Cut large items into smaller pieces.

If you cook pizza or lasagna, it may be too big for eating at once. That’s why you will reheat them in the future sometimes more. In order to avoid heating the whole item, you should cut the chunks and heat them separately. It will make your dish stay fresh longer.

2.Some dishes are tastier in the oven.

The microwave is fast and convenient way, but it may not suit some types of food. It can make your pizza less crispy, for example. That’s why people often use the oven for heating pasta, pizza, vegetables and other dishes. In this way, they become tastier.

3.Defrost frozen food first.

If you froze your dishes for making them fresh for much longer time, you should remember: defrosting is required before cooking. If you miss this step, your dish will be prepared on the surface, staying frozen inside.

4 tips to make your cooking better

Cooking may also be improved. There are so many useful tips and tricks that improve your cooking, making your dishes much better. We would like to familiarize you with some of these tips.

1.Match the temperature of your plates to the temperature of your dishes

When you invite some guests to your kitchen, one of the things that you should take care of is the temperature of your plates. If you match it to the temperature of your dishes, your guests will be much more pleased with such kind of service. Eating hot food from hot plates is much better – your food doesn’t cool down. Use oven for this aim.

2.Use a wooden cutting board

There is a plenty of cutting boards on the market, which may suit your requests. But according to cooking experts, the wooden cutting boards are much better than the plastic ones. They damage the knives less than any other kind of board; besides they look more attractively as well. Wooden cutting boards, as a rule, are even much more affordable.

3.Reduce the bitterness of your ice tea

Any ice tea is a great idea, but it still has several problems. One of them is its bitterness, that can be reduced as well. Simply but baking soda into your cup and you will see the difference.

4.Try adding vodka to your pie

Vodka is the best solution for your pie if want it to become tender and flaky. All you should do is adding some of this alcoholic drink to the pot. You won’t feel the taste of vodka, but you’ll notice some positive changes in the texture of your pie.