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Fresh Guacamole

Hola! Monday, ready to start the week with some guacamole?

A Mexican traditional dip which is loved by people worldwide. This dip’s main ingredient is a good ripe avocado and today I am showing how to make it. The amount of ingredients I used here are for two persons. If you are making this dip, make sure to consume it right after because the avocado tend to darken. This is because it will be exposed to oxygen.

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Ingredients  

1 ripe avocado

1 tomato

1 small onion

1 clove of garlic

Salt

Pepper

Cilantro

Half a chili

Olive oil

Lemon or lime juice

Method 

1. Carefully peel and pit the avocado. Chop the avocado and make it into a mush using a fork.

2. Chop the tomato, onion and garlic into small, fine chunks and add them to the mashed avocado.

3. Chop finely the cilantro and the chili. If you want some heat don’t remove all the seeds from the chili.

4.  Add the other ingredients with the mixture.

Eat with tortilla chips or on toasted bread with a poached egg!

Tip

Add ingredients little bit at a time and taste till you achieve your perfect guacamole.

Have a lovely week!

Ciklemfusa

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Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries Purée

Yes! I made Panna Cotta again! My favourite cool, creamy and fruity all-in-one desert you are going to love!

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I posted the recipe a while ago when I made it with mango puree. The difference in today’s panna cotta is the top layer. I bought a bag of frozen mixed berries and suddenly panna cotta came to mind!  Here is the link for the panna cotta I made *Panna Cotta With Mango Recipe*.

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Get the recipe from the link above and try it out!

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Home-made Hummus

Isn’t it satisfying when you prepare your food from scratch? Here is a recipe for home-made hummus which can be prepared in 10 minutes. Hummus has approximately 7.9 grams of proteins per 100 grams so it is a great protein source. It can be served as a delicious dip and appetizer with water biscuits, bread and also in wraps. You can just make a batch of it, refrigerate and use it during the next 3 days. Or you can freeze it in freezer-safe containers. Here are the ingredients.

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Ingredients

2 cans of chickpeas – 250 grams each

4 tablespoons Tahini

Lemon juice from half a lemon

4 tablespoons of Olive oil

2 garlic cloves chopped very fine

Water (as needed)

Method

1. Just get a bowl and blend these ingredients together. I used a hand-held blender.

2. If you want a thinner consistency just add a tablespoon of water at a time. For this I added about 5 tablespoons of water.

Enjoy!

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Food Blogs & Websites To Follow

New week and July is on its way! Here are my favourite food blogs and websites that I follow each week. They are all an inspiration for me. Click on the images to view their website.

love and lemons

Vegan and vegetarian recipes with lovely photography.

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saveur

From tips for your kitchen and how to master your knife skills to the perfect main course!

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food gawker

This is like Pinterest for foodies. You’ll love it.

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dulce delight

Lovely Brazilian girl cooks in her colorful kitchen with fun episodes.

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the kithcn

Cocktail and appetizers for your party, recipes for main course while learning a bit of food history.

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yummly

Infuse some cultures in your kitchen by searching for recipes from around the world.

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May you follow at least some of these websites and enjoy great food!

Have a great week.

Ciklemfusa

 

 

 

 

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Herbs On The Rooftop

So today I am showing you our herb collection grown on the rooftop!

Dried herbs are good but fresh is always better. During the drying process of herbs, some nutrients may be lost and you will not get 100% of  its benefits, whether it’s health benefits and also taste. Here are the pictures and below are the names.

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Parsley, Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Lemon Thyme, Mint, Chili, Basil infused with mint, Peppermint, Salvia (on the way), Chives, Marjoram (great with fish dishes – ‘merqtux’ in Maltese) and Curry!

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Grow Your Own Food.

Love,

Ciklemfusa

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Fresh Tomato & Herbs Summer Pasta

Morning!

Here’s my version of summer pasta full of fresh tomatoes and herbs. I love making this when I want something easy to make which doesn’t take much time to prepare. You only need 20 minutes to get this done! This recipe caters for two persons.

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Ingredients

Spaghetti (I make about 75 to 100 grams per person)

Olive oil

3 medium tomatoes – cut in chunks (please, do not use canned tomatoes)

One bell pepper – cut in slices

Two slices of lemon

Lemon Pepper seasoning (two teaspoons)

Fresh mint – small bunch or less if you don’t like that much of mint flavours

Fresh basil – small bunch

Pinch of salt and pepper

Method

1. Start heating water to boil for the pasta.

2. While waiting for the water to boil, start by chopping the tomatoes in chunks and bell pepper in thin slices.

3. Put in some olive oil on a medium heated pan and start cooking the bell pepper first because it takes longer to cook than tomatoes.

4. After about 3 minutes, put in the tomatoes and lemon pepper seasoning. I love this seasoning in summer dishes!

5. For an extra kick you can add the slices of lemon in the pan or serve it fresh on the plate later.

6. Add the fresh mint and basil in your pan.

7. Put the spaghetti in the boiling water and cook as instructed on the packaging. I love pasta when it’s al dente and not too soft.

8.  While all the ingredients in the pan are cooking on medium heat, transfer some boiling water of the pasta to the pan and stir in the mixture. You will create the consistency of the sauce you like depending on how much water you add. I add one tablespoon at a time while stirring, until I achieve this light sauce made from the fresh tomato sauce infused with lemon pepper and herbs.

9. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir them in.

10. When the pasta is ready, transfer the spaghetti in the pan with your home-made sauce while it is still on medium heat. Stir in the pasta in your sauce.

11. Serve garnished with fresh basil leaves and extra olive oil.

I hope you will try this easy pasta dish for a relaxed evening with a glass of white wine :)

Enjoy!

Ciklemfusa

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