tuna melt pasta

I was craving a tuna melt, but had no bread so i decided to make a tuna melt pasta. It was really easy.

First make some pasta in a pot of boiling water.

In another bowl, prepare the tuna with
  • olive oil
  • Cajun spice
  • lius syrup
  • sliced green onion
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt/pepper
Then get a casserole dish, put the pasta at bottom, then on top put the tuna. Finally coat with some grated
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
Now put it into oven at 350ish. and enjoy.


Spicy Pasta!!!

in the middle of a cold i decided that i needed to make a pasta to kill it. Well this pasta may have been just a touch too spicy but was actually pretty tasty.

Start up a pot for Pasta. and give yourself 15 min to make the following.

I started with this...well i did the chopping before i took pic

  • green beans
  • garlic
  • olive oil
into pan at med-high.
  • Cook for couple min
  • add some tbs of water and let it boil off
  • add mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • lemon juice
  • tobasco sauce
  • cool sugar syrup stuff (if you want a little sweet)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chili pepper (if you want it really spicy)
fry that all up, till looks kind of cooked ( 5-10 min)

Drain pasta, add a touch of olive oil

Then add the above to it. Mix it all up and enjoy


boiled egg fried pasta

waking in the morning with some extra pasta in the fridge i tried to remake another version of the egg pasta i made the other day.

pretty simple. in a pot boil water for egg and a little more pasta.

than add the following to saucepan
  • diced salami
  • diced zucchini
  • Tabasco sauce
  • last nights pasta
then add the rest of pasta and peel the egg. If its cooked for long, cut it up on top of the pasta.

Now enjoy


baked artichoke

so i made this twice, and well this one looks so much better and is something that actually can be made by a lot of people. There are two steps.

Preparation of the artichoke
  • pull apart center leaves of artichoke
  • cut the center so that you take the prickly center
  • use spoon to get all that out so you only have the center being empty
  • add a bit of lemon juice to make sure it doesn't change color
  • add artichoke to boiling water
  • let boil for 10 min so it gets kind of soft
  • take out
  • add cold water so it cools
  • cut the edges of artichoke
now for the stuffing i used
  • some garlic lemon chicken that i made the other day
  • some potatoes that were boiled then mashed up with the sauce from chicken
  • grated parm/mozzarella cheese
i stuffed the center with all that and then put in oven at 375ish for 20ish min. I also added a bit of balsamic vinegar on the edge of artichoke

now enjoy. Its enough to eat for two people


simple pasta

I made this pasta with some stuff that i had in the fridge. Salami and Zucchini. I made the pasta simply on the side and well made some veggies/salami that consisted of well. I through it all into a sauce pan.

  • diced zucchini
  • diced salami
  • Tabasco sauce
  • olive oil
  • touch of balsamic vinegar
that was put together and fried up.

In another pot i made the pasta. I added two different types of pesto. walnut chili pesto and the normal green basil leaves.


mid night snacks

the other night i was hungry and well decided the best way to cure it was by making a couple easy things that well completely satisfied my cravings.

The first was for a pita stuffed with
  • diced salami
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • a touch of Tabasco
I put it into the mini toaster oven and cooked baked it till it was all melted and tasty.

i also coated one pita with some nutella and put that into the oven

My second thing i made was a little bit of a tea/lemongrass juice which is simple. add
  • water
  • sugar
  • lemongrass (chopped up)
boiled it all up and than drained it and put a couple tea bags into them.


simple pizzas

these pizzas were still made with the same dough as before. The toppings were really simple
  • tomato paste
  • tobasco sauce
  • sliced mushroom
  • bacon
  • mozzarella cheese
and one also has some rucola, thats the green stuff.

They were sliced up and eaten up super quick.


Brie and Honey Pizza

With the same pizza dough i used the other day. the recipe is here. I decided to finish to create a little special pizza for dessert. well cheese dessert mixed into one.

  • rolled out pizza.
  • painted honey all over pizza
  • put in oven at 350 for 5-10ish min (till semi cooked)
  • coated with a litte more honey
  • placed cut up brie/camenbert cheese on pizza
  • gave it another 5 min
took it out and was super happy. One of best little work for tasty reward recipes i have done.


Roasted Fall Veggies

Its fall and well most people love to carve pumkins and put them outside to display. For me well ill carve it up and eat it. But first i gott cook it up. I roasted this half pumkin and the zucchini in the oven and added a little sauce to give them some flavour. They were pretty good, especially the zucchini, the pumkin, well im gonna need some more practice with that.

To roast a pumkin you need to cut it in half, take out all the seeds and put it on a tray in oven to roast.

i split the zucchini down the middle and roasted with pumpkin, though i think the pumpkin needs more time to cook. I also added a tray of water underneath, so there was a combined backing and steaming effect, though only a little bit of steam. It worked out quite nicely.

Cook them in oven at 350ish for 30 min. 15-20 min for zucchini

the sauce i put on them consisted of
  • chopped garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • olive oil
  • tobasco sauce
  • salt/pepper
very simple.



Pizza done right.

I had some perfect pizza ingredients and well i made this chicken potato pizza the other day. It was good but the dough wasn't great and well I was craving another one. This pizza dough was properly done and use my old recipe. You can see the ingredients i put into it.

  • Mushrooms
  • diced green onion
  • green and yellow peppers
  • some diced chicken i quickly made
  • some diced potato

The chicken was simply done in a saucepan with
  • garlic
  • chili
  • touch of mustard
  • olive oil
I than put potatoes into the pan once chicken was cooked so they were nicely seasoned.

The pizza was coated with
  • tomato paste
  • tobasco sauce
Finally i coated it with all the toppings and some mozzarella cheese. this is what it looked like before.


Finally put into oven at 350ish till it came out looking cooked.



the rumballs

on a freezy night there is not much quite like getting some rum balls and playing board games. Well, this is what occured the other night, but instead of going and getting expensive rumballs from the store i made these rumball drinks.

I started by making a small expresso to give it a little kick. Than I began making a mixture of
  • a handful of chopped dark chocolate
  • 3/4 L of milk
  • 1/2 c of cocoa powder
  • chili powder
  • orange zest
in a decent sizzed pot, and put a med temp. I kept stirring so the milk did not burn and than once it was all mixed together. I used a blender at end to give a little froth.

i than added some rum to the bottom of a cup, then the frothed chocolate milk and finally the espresso coffee.

It was quite perfect.

crown chokes

these beautiful artichokes that kind of look like crowns were made the other day in my own little kitchen. I have tried them before and tried the recipe again. They were tasty but a little touch, so next time i gotta cook em for longer but basically I
  • cut the chokes, taking off the outer layer of the leaves
  • sliced them in quarters
  • took out all the prikly little needles in the middle so all was left was some of the leaves and the hearts.
I than sliced up some lemons, put those in the hollowed out hearts and added a sauce made of
  • finely diced garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • touch of lemon juice
i coated what was left of the artichoke/lemon and put them into the oven at 350 for 15ish min.

They were super tasty, but i will try them again soon with a few alterations.


got some merguez sausage...

Wondering around the lovely neighborhood of norreboro sam and i strolled into two shops to get food for dinner. We were hoping to get some ribs, which i have been...and still am craving but unsuccesful walked into what must be a kosher butcher. Or at least one that sold no pork but only beef, lamb and some chicken. We bought some spicy mergez sausage... we also bought some pita cause well, who doesnt like pita.

To make this dish i had some really cheap wine and well in a sugar low decided the best way to cook it up was with with the wine, and put it all in the oven.

sam wanted mushrooms so what i chopped some up and added to the pan
  • chopped mushrooms
  • mergez sausage
  • touch of garlic
  • some cut up parsley
i put it into oven at 375ish??...pretty hot and let it all cook up. i let it kind of heat for a couple min before adding the wine. i added at least 2 cups of wine. and then let that all cook up.

After 15 min, i took it out, the sausages were cooked, wine was evaporated and well cut the sausages up

While in oven i cut up some pita into 1/12s. ie.
  1. cut into semi circles
  2. cut semi circles into 1/3s
  3. cut 1/3s in half
you should have 12 pieces per pita. paint some olive oil w/ garlic onto the pita chips and put into oven for 10ish min.

back in the main dish i poured the rest of the mixture into a saucepan that had been cooking for a couple min with
  • diced zucchini
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
i added the stuff from the pan, ie mushrooms, diced sausage, and cooked that up at med-high heat.

i added a touch of fresh parsley for some color and we ate it all up. extremely content.

easy spicy curried chickeny goodness

I made this the other day because i craved something spicy. I was in the middle of writing a paper and had some ground chicken in the fridge that i needed to use up.

I threw some
  • olive oil
  • a bit of minced onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
into a saucepan at med heat. Stirred it around till it was looking slightly cooked, others call it translucent.

I than added
  • handful of ground chicken
  • one sliced chili peppers
  • a handful of diced zucchini
  • a tb of curry powder
i finally mixed that all up, and kept it cooking a med-high temp.



chicken potato pizza

I made these pizzas the other day. though the only problem is that well i didnt have any eggs. so the dough did NOT work out. So i suggest you check out my old pizza recipe for a dough recipe.

I made these pizzas pretty simply.
I had some cooked chicken, and potatoes from the other day so i put those all together.
On the pizzas i put
  • cooked chicken
  • cooked potatoes
  • olive oil
  • crushed garlic
  • diced onion
and finished off with some grated parm cheese.


curry savory muffins

i made these muffins the other day. I based the recipe after a simple muffin recipe

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
and changed it around because, well i didnt have much milk and i had lots of curry soup sauce from the other day. I must have added more than a cup of it, and also subsituted the butter with olive oil.

I than fried up some ground chicken with
  • diced garlic
  • diced onion
  • diced chili pepper
  • olive oil
  • thyme
i also added some corn and diced up green peppers to the mix

I than put them in muffin cones and bake them at around 350 F.

They were delicious and most likely going to be hard to replicate. but ill try to get some measurements the next time i make them.



Nectarine Cinnamon Sour Cream Cake

So i made this the other day because i thought i was buying yogurt and well i ended up with sour cream. I think i need a better bundt cake pan, so that the center is more cooked, however it still was super tasty. The recipe originally had apples on top, but i chose nectarines because i had a couple spare ones around.

The cake was made by creaming
  • 125 g of butter
  • 2/3 cup of superfine sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
i creamed that together so it was kind of fluffy, sugary and buttery.

I than added
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of sour cream folded in
  • 3/2 cup of flour and mix it all up
Now put this into a spring form cake pan, or well a bundt cake pan.

I than placed a complete level of sliced nectarines.

For topping i mixed together some butter, sugar and cinnamon. The recipe called for ground almonds but i didnt have any. This was one area that i thought could have been improved upon, but thats because i like tasty toppings.

I baked in oven at 350 for around an hour or till top was nicely brown, make sure to do the stick test...where you stick a stick/knife in and if it comes out clean, well your golden. The only problem occurs with where you stick the knife. If cook too long, outsides are gonna be very dry.

Hope it works out for ya



pig belly take 3

Ive made this now three times.
The first time.
the second time

And well i basically did yet another adaptation of the second one.

I cut a little fat off the top, and made a honey-mustard dressing. while it was cooking i kept adding some more honey-mustard dressing which was made of simply
  • honey
  • mustard
all the rest was the same, with cooking on roasting rack for half hour at high, 400 F, than turning down to 300 and roasting for another hour. than taking off roasting rack and adding
  • potatoes
  • onion
  • garlic

to tray and cooking those all up together. i did turn up the heat near the end, just so i could get some crispy bits on the potatoes, but i took the roast and put in a lower rack so it didnt dry up too much. You can also cover in foil to keep juices in.



Sams Stuffed Mushrooms

I made these the other day for sam cause shes a mushroom fan. I personally don't use them enough but well i decided to make something tasty and special. As as it is october i decided to use pumpkin to making the stuffing.

Firstly i made the pumpkin mash
  • peel and empty pumpkin
  • cut up into pieces and put into pot of cold water
  • put water at high temp so it boils
  • let it boil for 10ish min, hopefully pumkin will be done (SOFT)
  • drain water out
  • some olive oil
  • touch of cayenne pepper
  • cinnamon (to give some festive flavours)
  • sugar syrup
  • blend this all up so its soft and like a mash
Now the mushrooms are simple. Just cut the stems out, so they become like little cups that can hold some stuffing.

Now put the stuffing in mushrooms and grate some parm on top.

Now put this all into oven at 350ish for 10-15 min.

they are really tasty, easy and good appies or with meal like we had it.



Curry Chicken Soup

The soup well. After hitting up the market this past Saturday sam and I were cold and hungry. So I decided soup would be the perfect thing. We were planning on making the sweet corn soup, asian style but the only problem is I couldn’t find sweet corn here, the creamy one, so I had t make due. I bought some of the premade curry soup and well added a bunch of things to it to make it tasty.

Firstly in a pot I added

  • about .75 L curry soup.
  • .75 L of water
  • 1 chicken boullion

let that all boil up

I then added

  • A handleful of chopped carrots
  • 2 corns worth of kernels that were boiled and cut up
  • a handful of chopped parsley
  • cayenne powder
  • touch of sugar syrup to give some sweetness

I also cooked up some chicken drumsticks with, Cajun spice, sugar syrup, water, cayenne powder and salt and pepper in a saucepan and cut the meat off those and added it to the soup.

I then added some of the left over rice to finalize the soup. I cooked that all up for about 20ish min and we ate it with so toasted cheese open faced sandwiches. It was totally delicious.


curry pockets

So I made these the other day. Used the extra pizza dough and rolled it out nice and thin than made a stuffing consisting of:

In sauce pan I added

  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Diced onion

Let it cook till onion was transparent, the name that is always given to it

I then added

  • Ground Beef
  • Lots of curry powder
  • Some sliced chillis
  • Sugar syrup
  • Salt/pepper (I should have added more salt)

I cooked that all up with lid on, so it was all cooked through and near the end I added some left of rice from the other day.

Than I cut the pizza dough into palm sized squares and added some of the filling. I then created a little pizza pocket type thing with the curry stuff inside.

This was all put into oven at 350 for 15 ish min. but there was olive oil, salt, pepper and curry powder sprinkled on top of the little pockets. You could also fry them if you wanted.


Lemon/garlic chicken

so this was a really tasty dish that i remember from home. Its lemon chicken with some homemade lemon mayonaise. I had it with some rice, which i think wasnt the best, but the whole meal together was so great it didnt really matter.

The chicken was pretty simple, i made of a sauce of
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced, than sliced up
  • rosemary
  • sugar syrup
that all was mixed up together and than the chicken was added to a saucepan with the sauce drizzled on top. the whole lemons fry up and change their taste, so make sure to have them in there. Put lid on so juices stay inside. and cook for 20ish min, or longer. it should not get dry, esp if you use drumsticks.

The rice, well any way you make rice would probably be better than mine, but remember its usually 2-1 cups of water to rice.

Finally the lemon mayonaise. Now well this is kind of special but it is NOT hard to make at all. and well i still have some in a squeeze bottle in the fridge. So what did i do with it?

i blended together
  • 2 egg yolks
  • some lemon zest
  • juice from a lemon
once that was all blended
  • i added olive oil till it thickened up. should be around a cup
you can use canola oil, or add some mustard which could add some good flavour as well.


corn/salami omlette

so the last thing that sam tried to make was an omelette and she said it was one of the worst things she had eaten in a while. Now i know its not that she cannot cook, but omelette can be tricky. You need to do them pretty simply, cause you can add too many flavours and they just dont work out. Im not a huge fan of too many greens in my omelette but that is usually cause i dont have any spinach to use.

So what did i added to this omelette?
  • diced salami
  • some left over sweet potatoes from last night
  • corn
  • salt/pepper
i mixed up three eggs and put into pan. than added the above foods.

I flipped it so it was a semi circle and that the inside was nice and soft but the outside was well cooked

Hope you enjoy


Simple dinner...

I made this super simple super scrumptious dinner. There are three parst. Corn on cob. Fried veggies. and roasted sweet potato. They are all old recipes but well put em together and you get a great new meal.

the veggies are really similar to the ones i made the other day, so seriously just use that recipe.

but i used, green beans, zucchini and salami.

The potatoes, well...
  • they were diced
  • salt/pepper/ olive oil and garlic were added
  • put in oven at 400 F for 40ish min.
the corn, well that was boiled. i still dont know the proper length of time, but thats because im kind of lazy and havent spent the 5 seconds to search it up on the internet. But if you do want to boil corn to perfection im sure you can type it into your google bar and find the rigth way to make it.

ohh i added butter to the corn. ive tried other things, but no where near as good as salted butter.




after looking for a recipe i could not find online but i used what i could remember.

I cut the artichokes, taking off the outer layer of the leaves and sliced them in quarters and took out all the prikly little needles in the middle. so all was left was some of the leaves and the hearts.

I than sliced up some lemons, put those in the hollowed out hearts and added a sauce made of
  • finely diced garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • touch of lemon juice
i coated what was left of the artichoke/lemon and put them into the oven at 350 for 15ish min.

They were super tasty, but i will try them again soon with a few alterations.



leftover pasta...take 2

after my housemate left me some pasta putinesca (with tuna, olives and tomato sauce) i decided that i needed to do what i always do with day old pasta. Fry it up with some tasty additions. This time i simply added
  • diced salami
  • chunks of celery
  • olive oil
it was all fried up, so that there were some crispy bits of pasta...my favourite.

hope you enjoy.


After hitting up the grocery store for some peaches i quickly realized that well i needed to eat them before sam got here. Why, well thats another question all together, for another time. It doesnt matter now, but what does matter, was the delicious peach things i made with these glorious fruits.

After slicing them up i quickly put them into a pot of water with some sugar and set it to boil for 45 min. I than drained the peach juice, and took the peaches out.

I decided that the peaches hadnt lost all there taste, but needed a little bit of supplements so i put some
  • butter
  • sugar
  • vanilla
into a sauce pan and once they were all bubbling together i added the peach slices. i cooked these up, hoping they would glaze. i was sadly mistaken, cause they were too juicy, and the water just cut through any caramelization that could have occurred.

however the peach juice and the 'caramel-ed' peach slices were so tasty that i think in the near future im going to experiment with them again.



mini pizzas

So with some left over pizza dough from a few days ago. i made these small pizzas. They are really simple and a tribute to the supreme pizzas back at home.

I made them with
  • tomato paste spread on top
than added some finely diced
  • onion
  • zucchini
  • salami
put in oven for 10ish min at 350. but you can keep in longer or shorter depending on what you feel like


ribs might be my fav thing

so i decided it had been a week or so and i hadnt made ribs. So i used the same recipe as the ribs and beets. and cooked them up

this time the BBQ sauce was made of
  • tb of ketchup
  • tsp of mustard
  • tb of worstershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a small finely chopped onion
  • touch of olive oil
  • added some parsley for good measure


what do you make when your lazy?

for me. i make things that well cover all food groups. this one has meat, veggies, dairy and carbs. Sure they might not all be the best from every part, BUT they taste freaking good. so what did i do?

i diced up some
  • salami
  • parsley
  • zucchini
i cooked it up with some olive oil, cajun spice (i know i use it a lot, but its easy and tasty) garlic.

then i toasted some bread and spread danish version of nutella all over it.

it was all tasty and sure enjoyable.

so enjoy


pig belly take two

Super similar to the last time i did pig belly. so i would use the other recipe as reference.

pig belly take 1

One of the difference was i cut off some of that skin/fat from the top.

The picture above was taken prior to putting the celery, potatoes and onions into oven for the second cooking.

It came out this time looking like this.

I had it with some corn and zucchini as i always do them.



winey salami rolls

Using the same dough as yeterday. i decided to play around again.

I did all the same steps as before, rolling it out and such, but the filling was a bit different.

For it i
  • diced up some salami and put into sauce pan at med
  • added red wine
  • sugar syrup
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt/pepper
and let it all cook together a bit. Than once it was a little thicker, and most of wine had steamed off i put it onto the flat dough and rolled it up.

Again i topped it with some egg/milk/sugar syrup mixture to give nice brown top.



chicken buns?

This is a take on cinnamon buns yet again, but this time i used a real cinnamon bun recipe. changed a little.

okay so the buns were made with

  • 4 cup of flour
  • 1 pkt active dry yeast
to a bowl, making well at bottom

in a saucepan i add
  • 3/4 cup of plum that was pureed
  • 2 tb of skim milk
  • 2 tb sugar
  • 2 tb butter
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
cook at low till butter is all melted. mix into to flour mixture with
  • an egg
knead for 3-5 min adding about 1/4 c flour more into the dough

than the steps are pretty much like pizza. coat with some olive oil. let rise for an hour. Push down and let rise for another 1/2 hour.

Roll it flat, than add your sauce and slice into strips and roll them up. Put into oven at 350 F and take out when they look done.

these buns have ground chicken mixture that i had in my freezer earlier. I also added a little bit of
  • salt/pepper
  • sugar syrup
while frying it up. Than spread ontop of dough, cut and roll them up. and paint top with egg yolk mixed with touch of milk and sugar syrup.


caramel buns

caramel buns were a substitution cause i didnt want to make cinnamon buns again. Basically i made the same dough as before.

When i rolled it up, i made a caramel with
  • butter
  • sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla
i painted this on the dough once rolled out, and roll up. Than put a little bit of caramel on top.

put oven at 350ish till nice and brown on top.



green beans and pasta

so i needed something super easy cause i was really hungry and needed well a 'balanced' meal.

So i cooked up some pasta.

I sliced the ends of beans and did the following
  • olive oil in saucepan at med-high
  • cook for couple min than add a little bit of water
  • once water is mostly cooked off add garlic
  • dice some salami into small pieces and add
  • add sugar syrup
  • add cayenne pepper
  • add salt/pepper
now eat that up with some pasta.