luni, 25 martie 2013

Five-minute chocolate pots

This recipe is sooo easy and sooo delicious that anybody can do it :D

200 gr dark chocolate, chopped, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract, 300 ml single cream, 1 large egg, 6-8 small ramekins

Whizz the chocolate, vanilla and a pinch of salt in an electric blender. 
Bring the cream to the boil in a small saucepan, remove from the heat, pour over the chocolate and blend. 
Add the egg, blend, then pour into the ramekins.
Chill in the fridge for 3 hours before serving, decorated with physalis, if liked.


sâmbătă, 9 martie 2013

Baked Eggs Benedict

My fist time doing Eggs Benedict...

Thanks Clean Eating Magazine

Olive oil cooking spray, 1/2 oz extra-lean, uncured, cooked ham, finely diced,
4 large eggs, 1 tbsp organic unsalted butter, 1 tbsp brown-rice flour, 3/4 cup 1% milk, 1/2 oz low-fat Monterey Jack cheese, grated, 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, 2 cups baby spinach leaves, 2 whole-grain English muffins, split and toasted, 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

Preheat oven to 375°F. Bring a kettle or saucepan of water to a boil.
Mist 4 4-oz ramekins with cooking spray. Place ramekins into a 9 x 9-inch baking pan and fill with enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of ramekins. (Alternatively, fill pan with very hot tap water.) Divide ham among ramekins and crack an egg into each. Transfer pan to oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes; do not over-bake. Remove from oven and let ramekins rest in pan to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter on medium. Add flour and cook for 30 to 45 seconds, whisking constantly. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until completely melted. Stir in salt and pepper; set aside.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, add 2 tsp water and spinach and sauté, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 45 to 60 seconds. Drain.
Top each muffin half with spinach, dividing evenly. Run a knife around the inside edge of each ramekin to loosen eggs. Using a spoon, remove egg-ham mixture from ramekins and place over top of spinach, dividing evenly. Stir tarragon into cheese mixture and pour over top of egg-ham mixture, dividing evenly. Serve warm.

marți, 5 martie 2013

Lemony Pasta with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Salt and pepper, 3/4 pound spaghettini or spaghetti, 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, 10 ounces baby spinach (10 cups), 3 cups fresh parsley, chopped, 2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped, 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon juice, 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 2 cups pasta water, then drain.
In pot, stir together goat cheese and 1 cup pasta water over medium. Add pasta, spinach, parsley, cilantro, lemon zest and juice, and more pasta water if necessary to create a light sauce that coats pasta; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve.

Easy, peasy, thank you Martha Stewart ;)