Thursday, April 28, 2016

Birthday cake

Our most hectic season, in terms of birthdays, has begun. First out was Dante, who turned four. For his first party - he's having three! - he requested "candy cake". It's a simple cake filled with banana and vanilla custard, covered with cream and his favorite candy. In the end, he only ate the candy and the cream...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Salad from the Rainforest cafe

We're in the US on vacation! Right now, in Las Vegas! We had dinner last night at the Rainforest Cafe which was perfectly kid-friendly which is good. Good was pretty good too, I had this "China Island Chicken Salad" which was very tasty.

Any food recs in Vegas or Southern California - bring them on! :-)

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Tortellini Salad

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I've actually made this before but it's one of my favorite spring/summer meals so I must share it with you again.

Tortellini Salad
Serves 2

250 g fresh tortellini with your favorite filling
1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
100 g smoked ham, sliced into strips (or air-cured ham, also good!)
1 bunch (about 250 g) fresh asparagus
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
salt
pepper
parmesan

Trim the asparagus by breaking off the woody part of the stalk. (Just flex it gently - it breaks at the right point as if by magic!) Boil in salted water for 4-5 minutes, then immediately remove to a bowl of icy cold water.

Boil the tortellini - you can use the asparagus cooking water to save wated and energy.

Cut the cooked asparagus into smaller pieces, halve the tomatoes, slice the onion and the ham. Drain the apsta and toss with all the other ingredients. Drizzle with oil and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

Top with some shaved parmesan cheese.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hot dog buns Cinnamon Toast

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Did you know left over hot dog buns can be made into cinnamon toast? I had no idea, and I always ended up tossing  lots of left over buns, as they go super stale and dry in no time. Well, from now on, I'm saving them. All you need to do is butter them, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and toast in the oven for maybe 5-8 minutes. Ta-da! Amazing.

I posted this on Facebook and a friend said that he usually makes garlic bread the same way. Mind blowing!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Restaurant tip for Copenhagen

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I was recently in Copenhagen with my girlfriends and we ate at such a fun place I had to blog about it. It's a chain called Sticks n Sushi and you can find it in Copenhagen as well as in a few other places in Denmark, and also in London. They have all kinds of sushi as well as "sticks", different skewers with all sorts of things.

We all opted for their bento boxes which had a little  of everything - my box had chicken meatballs, chicken wings, rice, salmon sushi and a most divine roll with rice papper, smoked duck, avocado, and coriander. It came with a goma dipping sauce, that I just HAVE to recreate at home. So, so yummy! Oh, and we all ordered an extra "stick" as well, goat cheese wrapped in air-cured ham. Amazing and so simple, this really can be done at home.

I highly recommend this - fast and affordable and absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back.