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OMG! Best Chicken Recipe


chicken parmesan

We had an extremely delicious culinary weekend at home. I have got to share this amazing Chicken Parmesan recipe. I needed something plain and delicious to serve with the Spicy squash and apples chutney my mom made.

So this chicken is tender, delicious, crispy and wonderful. And to add to this list of amazingness – it is super easy to make!

What you need:

4 Chicken breast fillet

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup Bread crumbs

1/4 cup Parmesan grated

2 eggs

Oil or lard to fry the chicken

What you do:

Put the oil in a pan to heat up

Season the beasts with pepper and salt

Beat the two eggs in a deep dish

Mix the parmesan and bread crumbs in a big dish

Roll the meat first in the eggs and then in the bread crumbs+parmesan mix. You can use one hand for the wet ingredients and the other for the dry ingredients, this way it is less messy.

Fry the chicken until golden. Try and pierce with a knife, and if the juice is clear it is ready.

That is it! Put over a paper towel so that the grease absorbs.

You can serve with salad, any type of chutney or if you are bad with potato wedges, or anything you fancy as a garnish. Combine with a glass of delicious chilled white wine, we tried for the first time Telish Sauvignon Blanc and it went really well.

This is my super easy dinner recipe. Takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on how long you take to beat the eggs :):)

Hope you find it delicious!

❤ Pet

Coconut, almond, agave cookie deliciousness


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I made my first sugar-free and flour-free cookies are done. I am very very proud, because it is a made up recipe and they turned out pretty delicious!!!
The ingredients are very simple:
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup butter
2 table spoonfuls of agave syrup
2 table spoonfuls of honey
1,5 cups coconut flakes
0,5 cup finely chopped almonds

What you do is pretty simple as well:
Beat the two eggs until fluffy, add the agave syrup and the melted honey. Beat in the milk. Melt the butter and the coconut butter to soft. Add in the mixture. The coconut butter will harden up so you got to beat it well. Add the dry ingredients and use your hands to mix the dough. The warmth of your hands will help the coconut butter melt some more.
Make spoonfuls of the dough on a baking sheet. I used piping to make them into circles and hearts 🙂 keep in mind that they are not going to expand very much, so you can put them close to each other in the backing sheet.
Bake for 10 mins at 180 degrees centigrade and cool on a rack for 10 mins before putting on a serving plate.

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My First Hummus


I have been thinking of making amazing hummus for long time, but to be honest have been afraid to experiment because it always seemed so complicated. So after some good research I found a video recipe that describes it step by step. ( Long live vloggers!)
The video by InpiredTaste that inspired me is here: http://youtu.be/WQlMXudBGT4

So after I watched it about 3 times I got out
2 table spoonfuls of tahini
1 cup boiled soft chickpeas ( I prefer to use dried, then soaked and boiled chickpeas instead of the canned kind)
Lemon juice to taste
Olive oil
Salt and cumin
A tad bit of water

I followed precisely the instructions in the video – first put in the food processor the tahini and lemon juice. Stirred the hell out of it. Then added the chickpeas and kept on blending. To be honest, I think I did not boil the chickpeas quite well, so they could not blend and become smooth like in a store-bought hummus. Then added the olive oil, salt, and salt and cumin. The mix was uber hard and kinda weird looking so I added a bit of water for it to soften down, and the magic happened. My hummus was De-li-cious!!! Will definitely try again and strive for the perfect smoothness, but then again for a first try it looks and tastes very good.

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Sunday Baking Joy: Oatmeal cookies


I don’t even like Oatmeal cookies, but it is January and we all are trying to eat better. So in order to make something that is not ridiculously bad and delicious, I decided to bake something that is less caloric and sugary and more crisp and nutty.

It turned out to be the best Oatmeal cookies I have ever tried! Honestly. Delicious!

All you need is:

1 cup (110 grams) nuts and dried fruit ( I used almonds, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, raisins and cranberries mix)
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (210 grams) packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (105 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups (180 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats

What to do:

– Bake nuts for 2 minutes in the microwave;

– Turn oven to heat to 200C;

– With a mixer or a whisk beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine;

-In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated;

-Stir in the nuts and fruit and the oats;

(Don’t worry if the batter looks more like oat mixture than batter. It will work out in the end.)

– On a cookie sheet  lined with baking paper put about a tablespoonful from the oat mixture about 2-3 cm away from each other. It makes medium sized cookies.

– Bake until golden brown (I like them crispy :)) or or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers. It takes about 12-15 min a batch.

– Remove the paper from the cookie sheet and wait to cool a bit before removing the cookies from the lining.

– Enjoy. (in reasonable quantities)

Original recipe from the Joy of Baking

Weekend’s Mouth Watering Deliciousness: Vanilla peach cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting


 

As I have mentioned before, I am a huge cupcake lover. These little bites of deliciousness are so simple and easy to make, and in the same time amazing!

So I had some leftover peaches that I needed to use, hence the vanilla peach cupcakes, and what is better than a cream cheese frosting? So here is the simple recipe, that can make even the coldest hearts melt.

Vanilla Peach Cupcakes

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 packet unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 1/2 cups yogurt or sour cream
3 large peaches, peeled, cored, and chopped

Sift together the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Gently mix in the yogurt. Stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the peach chunks.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 20- 22 minutes on 175C.

 

Cream cheese frosting

2  packages cream cheese, softened

1 packet (125 g.)  butter, softened

2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cub brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir the butter and the cream cheese, untill fluffy. Add in the sugar and the vanilla. Leave in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to thicken.

 

Time for Something Pretty and Sweet


You know when you decide to go on a cleanse, and then all the ferocious cravings just cripple in your mind, and there are little things that you miss, want, need, and badly fantasize about? That time is kind of now for me, as yes it is time for spring body cleanse AND there is one thing that I miss, Oh so much… cupcakes!

Cupcakes are the little gourmet trend that I am a devoted follower to. I can give 6-7 dollars for a cupcake and it will be well worth the three bites. The sad thing is that I haven’t found the perfect bakery here that make real cupcakes, so perhaps I should think about a new venture. But down memory lane there are so many good cupcake times…

Love at first bite (and still my favourite in the whole wide world) was Hello Cupcake on Dupont Circle in DC. The favourite one there – heart of darkness. (I have been told it is made for me 🙂 ) But it is heaven-sent!

Then there came Hummingbird Bakery in Soho, when I lived in London. Ohm the red velvet is divine!

And then of course, when I was back in DC, I discovered the now so very famous Georgetown Cupcake (which are not THAT amazing, but still pretty darn good).

So while reminiscing about the amazingness the cupcakes provide to the taste buds, I decided to look for a little visual on tumblr. And oh boy, what a gallery there is…  that is another great thing about cupcakes – they soooo pretty!!! So here is my little sweet  slideshow (plus a couple of shots of my own cupcake- archives) 🙂

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