Entries by Elena and Alfredo

Baked Gilthead Seabream




We wrote earlier about this tasty fish with white, soft flesh. People learned how to farm gilthead seabream in shallow ponds as early as in Ancient Rome. In nature, this fish can grow up to thirty inches long and live up to twenty years. The gilthead seabream is a rich source of vitamins C, B1, […]







Pizza with Iceberg Lettuce




This vegetarian low-calorie pizza comes with iceberg lettuce, olives and cedar nuts. It is very tasty and healthy. Try this traditional Neapolitan recipe where scarola is substituted for iceberg lettuce. As a result, the taste of pizza gets somewhat different. Puff pastry and tender topping create







Chicken with Paprika




Chicken is known as one of the best sources of proteins. Moreover, it has more polyunsaturated fatty acids than any other meat. That’s why chicken is not only easily digested, but also helps prevent heart attack, blood-stroke and hypertension, maintains normal metabolism and strengthens immune system. Chicken meat contains more proteins than any other







Winter Russian Salad Olivier




Russian Salad (or Salade Olivier) is a very popular holiday meal in Russia. It was named after Lucien Olivier who was the chef of French restaurant in Moscow in the 1860s. During the Soviet period the salad recipe was evolving as the original ingredients were gradually replaced. Today’s version of “Salade Olivier” is a composed […]







Fruit Salad “Macedonia”




Fruit salad is healthy for you. It is packed with vitamins that give you energy. The more you eat them, the healthier you become. Dietitians say that we should eat at least five portions of fruit and veggies daily. A portion can include a medium apple or orange, a glass of fruit juice or three […]







Meatballs




Meatballs are prepared from minced meat and are then stewed in sauce. You get a nourishing dish pleasant for digestion. Such small meatballs are wonderful for children, they are soft and not heavy on the kid’s stomach. They can be prepared with any garnish – rice, pasta, buckwheat or potatoes. We have prepared meatballs with […]







Seafood Rice, risotto




In Italy, this dish is called “Riso allo Scoglio” because “scoglio” is a stone in the sea around which shellfish live. For this recipe you will need mussels, shrimp, clams, small octopuses and cuttlefish. All these seafoods provide a good source for proteins, phosphorus, iron, natrium and vitamins A, B1 and B2. Generally, shellfish have […]







Cheese Balls




Cheese balls are a very tasty and nutritious dish. It is a perfect appetizer, it looks nice and original on the table. Besides, cheese is good for your health, because it is the source of calcium and protein. Here we have used two kind of popular cheeses – Dutch cheese and Italian Parmesan cheese– and […]







Carcade Tea




Carcade tea is made from the flowers of a tropical plant. This showy shrub belongs to the mallow family and it is called Hibiscus sabdariffa. This plant is very close to the Shoe Black Plant, or the Rose of China. It produces large 4 inch diameter flowers that have deep red petals with a purple […]







Spaghetti Carbonara




The origins of the spaghetti carbonara recipe are obscure, but there is no doubt that this mouth-watering dish came from Italy. However, the word “carbonara” is more likely to derive from Italian word carbonari (charcoal workers) who liked to cook spaghetti carbonara. There is a great variety of recipes for this yummy dish. Here the […]







Baked Mussels Recipe




If you want to amaze your guests with something special and yummy, make baked mussels with flavorous garlic sauce. It is not time-consuming, but your guests will definitely appreciate your idea. Baked mussels are fabulously tasty, soft and flavorous. It’s just amazing how you can eat the mussel flesh







Pumpkin Soup with Pasta




Pumpkin varies greatly in cultivars. The texture, sweetness and color of the flesh depend on the sort and place of cultivation. The pumpkin contains a lot of healthy substances such as carbohydrates, vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and minerals (calcium, iron and phosphorus). Baked or boiled pumpkin is especially delicious and healthy. The pumpkin is […]







Recipe for Hot Iceberg Salad




Iceberg lettuce is a type of crisp-head lettuce. Its light green leaves are formed into a densely packed head that weighs about two pounds. Iceberg lettuce is amazingly juicy and crispy and it can be stored for a long time. It is good idea if you season iceberg salads with olive oil.







Baked Artichokes




Baked artichokes are very flavored and tasty. Garlic, capers and parsley create an amazing aroma bouquet, which saturate bread and artichoke petals pulp. Such dish will surprise your guests. It is also perfect for a romantic dinner, because, as is known, artichoke is a strong aphrodisiac, which is widely used in erotic cuisine for the […]







How to Cook Puff with Fruits




Puff is a light pastry made from puff paste. You can make it with any filling you like. For this recipe you will need dried fruit, candied fruit and walnuts. As there is no juice in the filling, puffs are crispy and do not swell when stored. These puffs are delicious, and if you make […]