Romaine

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

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Trying  to end 2015 on a healthy note :-).
Well, BS, I just don’t feel like cooking today 😦
Anyway, I could eat this salad for no reason any day, anytime, anywhere…….
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Bon Appetit !   Happy 2016 !
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Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

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Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

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Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

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Preparation :
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Pasta Cacio E Pepe

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This  most simple dish of pasta, black pepper and cheese confirms the genius of classic Italian cuisine once more.
Good quality pasta, cooked al dente with just the right amount of salt, fresh ground black pepper, grated  caciocavallo cheese  and a bit of the cooking liquid, it is pasta perfection at its finest. I enjoyed it tonight as a second course after a first course of a sexy salad of Romaine, Radiccio Rosso and  Bresola  with  Prepared Horseradish.
A truly wonderful dinner , fit for a king.
(And a Queen – Bella couldn’t get enough of both the pasta and the bresola) 🙂
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Buon Appetito !   Life is Good !
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Pasta Cacio E Pepe

Pasta Cacio E Pepe

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Romaine,  Radiccio Rosso, Red Radish and  Bresola  with  Prepared Horseradish In Raspberry Vinegar Vinaigrette

Romaine, Radiccio Rosso, Red Radish and Bresola with Prepared Horseradish In Raspberry Vinegar Vinaigrette

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Preparation :
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Hungarian Beef Goulash

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Today  I combined breakfast, lunch and dinner all into one fabulous meal.
(I did however have a few fruits throughout the day).
Goulash is one of the dishes which were a staple in the South of Germany when I grew up and it was enjoyed in most homes and simple and even fine restaurants frequently. Goulash is quite different from  other beef stews. There is now flour to thicken the sauce as in most other stews (the collagen in the beef will take care of that) and there are much more onions and sweet paprika to give the goulash its characteristic taste and color. Goulash is usually reddish in color and it’s heat level can be high, depending on the amount of hot chili or chili powder added (if any). To obtain the original flavor of good goulash, season with equal parts of finely chopped lemon peel, thyme and caraway seeds.
I usually prefer my goulash to be accompanied by Knödel (dumplings) or Spätzle, but frankly, today this was too much effort for me and I substituted the Knödel or Spätzle with pasta 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life Is Good !
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Hungarian Beef Goulash

Hungarian Beef Goulash

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Hungarian Beef Goulash With Pasta And Schmelze,  Romaine In Vinaigrette

Hungarian Beef Goulash With Pasta And Schmelze, Romaine In Vinaigrette

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Hungarian Beef Goulash With Pasta And Schmelze,  Romaine In Vinaigrette

Hungarian Beef Goulash With Pasta And Schmelze, Romaine Salad In Vinaigrette

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Preparation :
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No Cook Octopus Salad

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Please  forgive me for the slight misnomer of this dish, “No-Cook Octopus Salad”.
Of course, the potatoes have been pre-cooked and so has the octopus.
But since I had leftover potatoes  from yesterday and the  octopus came out of a can (Vigo Brand, which is one of my favorite canned seafood brands), all I had to do today for this quick and tasty dinner is to mix the cubed potatoes and drained octopus with sliced romaine, diced onions and a garlic/lime vinaigrette (lime juice, olive oil, garlic paste,cayenne pepper and kosher salt).
Voilà, minimum time and effort for maximum taste and satisfaction 🙂
With the salad I had a freshly baked warm french bread and a glass of iced peach tea.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Octopus Salad

No Cook Octopus Salad

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Octopus Salad

No Cook Octopus Salad

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Easy does it # 19 – Cheese Sandwich (Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber)

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I assume
 that 99 % of all adults (and many kids) have tried their hands on a cheese sandwich, some with more, some with less success 🙂 :-(.
Following is a nice cheese sandwich which can be prepared by anybody in a minimum of time, but the result will provide a maximum flavor and texture experience.
Might I add that the presentation is not too shabby either :-).
Yesterday evening was like most Friday evenings for me – end of work-week, tired, lazy, not interested in spending much time in the kitchen. Also, tomorrow, Saturday, is my day for shopping (and cleaning and laundry and bathing Bella and whatever else piles up during the week), so my fridge and cupboard were rather depleted today. What I found was the following:
Frozen paratha, emmentaler cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, pomegranate, honey and limes for the sandwich and it’s salad.
Throwing it all together resulted in a great looking, excellent tasting, quick and easy to prepare dinner.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber


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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

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put paratha in a pan on low heat

put paratha in a pan on low heat

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top with emmentaler

top with emmentaler

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top with sliced tomato, sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

top with sliced tomato, sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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top with pickled cucumber slices(salt, pepper, vinegar) and more emmentaler

top with pickled cucumber slices (salt, pepper, vinegar) and more emmentaler

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cook slowly on both sides until cheese has melted

cook slowly on both sides until cheese has melted

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plate salad (romaine in honey/mustard dressing), sprinkle with pomegranate seeds

plate salad (romaine in honey/mustard dressing), sprinkle with passion fruit seeds

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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato And Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato And Cucumber

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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

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Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

Paratha With Emmentaler, Tomato and Cucumber

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” Romaine, Arugula, Avocado, Raspberries & Camembert In Raspberry Vinaigrette “

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Today’s early lunch just hit all the bottons .

Sometimes a light dish with enough seasoning and
tasty components is all that’s needed early in the day.

Bon Appetit !  Life is Good !

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