• Potato and Cauliflower Soup

    February 25, 2011thecoffeebreak

      For years we lived in Dublin city centre and loved every minute of it. Just minutes away from the O’Connell Street with the stores, cinemas, museums and other great attractions just a reach of the hand.     But with A. coming along we decided to move away from busy streets and settle in…

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  • Lemon and Coconut Mini Cakes

    February 14, 2011thecoffeebreak

    It’s always nice to start Monday with a little treat.  It doesn’t have to be anything complicated, just quick and easy one.   Monday is the busiest day of a week in our house.  There are always errands to be run or things to be cared of. And because my husband J. works hard so I…

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  • Chocolate Log

    December 30, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Whenever I want to feel closer to my family I tend to cook something from my childhood.  And this is one of the sweet treats my mother used to make when I was a child. It’s ridiculously easy to make, doesn’t cost a fortune yet taste so divine. Enjoy! Prep time : 15-20 min…

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  • The Power of Buckwheat

    December 20, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Lately I see more and more recipes where buckwheat flour is used. I am not a stranger to the buckwheat and I enjoy it regularly but as a groats. I usually would have it with a simple sauce or just with a bit of butter.  But seeing so many delicious looking recipes I was…

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  • Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup

    December 6, 2010thecoffeebreak

    For the first time since I moved to Ireland (and it will be 6 years in a bit) it’s actually a real winter – very cold and very snowy. And when the weather is cold, I crave more for a comfort food – soups, stews – you name it.  So today I would like to…

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  • Beet Hummus

    October 24, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Colourful and healthy beet dip, great alternative to regular hummus. Enjoy! Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 0 min (Serves 2-4) Ingredients: 4 medium cooked beets, cubed 2 tablespoon tahini paste 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tablespoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon red paprika 4 tablespoon olive oil plus extra for drizzling Salt, pepper…

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