Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms

Golden yellow chanterelles
Got some more mushrooms from the neighbour. Very nice, I adore these yellow mushrooms.
They taste so delicious. They are not just golden looking but golden priced. These golden or yellow chanterelles are expensive in the grocery store so if you can, pick them yourselves or find yourself a kind neighbour that do 🙂
In some homes mushrooms aren’t very popular, never to make an appearance on the weekly shopping list. It’s a shame cause I think if people tried it, they would like it. It happened that when I mentioned mushrooms, they assumed I’m talking about the magic one haha ugh..
What I like to say is that, please try mushrooms. Try a new kind that you haven’t had before. If you hate them, try another kind. They don’t all taste the same. You might end up loving them.

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Quinoa Veggie Wokkie :-)

Quinoa Veggie Wok

First time, I’m trying quinoa. Heard and read about it for years but never tried until now. It’s called a “Superfood” because it’s nutrition values. I think it tastes alright, not so wow like some health conscious people feel about it, I guess I’m not used to the flavour and texture yet. I will try to eat more, and see. I’m excited to test it, with different sauces and combinations.
The negative thing about Quinoa is the cost, it’s is pretty pricey where I live. When you compare it to Italian Arborio rice and Middle Eastern Bulgur, Quinoa cost 5-6 times as much.

My Quinoa Veggie Wok Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 5-10 min.
Serves 1.

Ingredients

4 cooking spoons, maybe 50grams red quinoa, cooked
1 red onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 garlic clove, diced
½ cuccumber, chopped
½ red paprika, chopped
A bit of ginger, finely chopped
½ to 1 teaspoon peppar
1 tablespoon Crème fraîche or sour cream

How to:

Cook the quinoa according the the package.

Wash and chop all the vegetables.

In a frying pan, add some olive oil and the ginger, garlic and onion. Add the rest of ingredients to stir fry a couple of minutes until soft.
Make sure the ginger is done or the strong taste of ginger will still be present when you chew it.

Mix the quinoa in + sour cream, and it’s done.
Enjoy 🙂

Quick Cheese Sauce & Cavatappi Pasta

Pasta cheese sauce
I’ve tried making this sauce with mature cheddar, Gouda and other mild European cheese kinds. Some cheese sauce recipes use butter but I never tried.  You can add butter if you like. It will probably taste better with butter. One of my favorite pasta kinds, Cavatappi, I used this time. It goes well with sauces. I like the shape of it when you pick it up, with your fork, and the texture when you chew. Also easy to boil and to not over cook. I love pasta ❤ so I eat it 3-5 times a week.
Here is my Quick Cheese Sauce Recipe
Serves 2 people. Cooking Time: 5-10min

Ingredients
500ml milk / 2,1 cups
200g shredded mild cheese
2,5 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon ground or white peppar
Salt + other spices that you like.

In a saucepan, pour in the milk and flour. Whisk together and heat it on high, stirring to not burn the milk. When it starts bubbling, lower the heat to low.
Stir in the cheese.
Let it simmer while stirring all the time until the sauce is thick. Add your spices as you cook it.
Done when it’s like a thick sauce. Serve with your favourite pasta 🙂

Square Apple Cake

Square Apple Cake

This cake taste a lot of apples. Combined with cinnamon it’s pretty good and juicy. The amount of sugar and butter is not high, so I don’t feel bad eating too much of it. It’s a cake that doesn’t need frosting. It’s not the prettiest but it’s easy and don’t require much effort. The oven does most the work 🙂

Prep Time: 15min     Cook Time: 50min     Total Time: 65minutes.

Recipe

75g melted butter
5 green apples or 4 large ones
3 large eggs
150grams granulated sugar /  2/3 cup
250g all-purpose flour / approx 2 cups
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar/ vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 175C / 350°F and melt the butter for the cake, let it cool.
Grease a rectangular or square cake tin.

2. Peel, wash and chop the apples. Mix the apples with cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and vanilla.

3. Whip the eggs and sugar until fluffy and the batter has a creamy white colour.
Add the apples then the flour mix.
Spread the mixture evenly into the greased cake tin.
Bake in the oven for about 50minutes at 175C / 350°F.

Cool in the pan, and cut into squares. Store it open and airy, not closed in a box as it’s not dry, to avoid getting spoiled,
Done. Yay! Hope you like it 🙂

Homemade Tomato Salsa

Salsa by Food Sarang
Recipe
5 tomatoes
1 red onion
1 green chili peppar
100-150grams parsleys and coriander/cilantro
3 tablespoon Olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt

To make the salsa, chop all the ingredients, then combine them together in a bowl and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Funnel Chanterelle Mushrooms

Funnel Chanterelle Mushrooms

My family’s neighbour came by and gave us these beautiful mushrooms called Craterellus tubaeformis(formerly Cantharellus tubaeformis). So kind. They were picked in the forest, all fresh and natural. A delicious and easy recipe is to stir fry Chanterelle with some butter and paprika. I love how cooking mushrooms don’t require much effort and taste great either boiling, frying, grilling or baking.