• Warm Lentil Salad with Arugula and Goats Cheese

    January 21, 2011thecoffeebreak

      I am not one of those people who started to love cooking at an early age.  Despite both of my grandmothers worked as chefs all their life, I had no interest in cooking or food what so ever. The only interest I had was to eat it LOL.  Countless times my mom would call…

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  • Greetings in the 2011!

    January 5, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Photo courtesy of Alona Froluskina Ah, a new year… A new and fresh start. And it’s naturally that with the start of the new year our thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions. My resolutions are to eat as healthy as possible, be more active, be good mommy to my daughter and spend more time with…

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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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  • The Daring Cooks December Challenge – Poach to Perfection

    December 14, 2010thecoffeebreak

      Jenn and Jill have challenged The Daring Cooks to learn to perfect the technique of poaching an egg. They chose Eggs Benedict recipe from Alton Brown, Oeufs en Meurette from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, and Homemade Sundried Tomato & Pine Nut Seitan Sausages (poached) courtesy of Trudy of Veggie num num. Chunky…

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  • Chicken Curry

    November 23, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Quick and easy – just what you need for a midweek dinner! Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 30-40 min (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tablespoons curry powder ½ teaspoon cumin 1 bay leaf 1 large potato, peeled and cut in small pieces 4 chicken fillets…

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  • Poppy seed pancakes with seafood filling

    September 20, 2010thecoffeebreak

    These yummy pancakes makes really good Sunday brunch treat. Enjoy! Prep time : 30 min Cooking time : 30 min Serves 8 Ingredients: For batter: 125 grams flour 2 eggs 250 ml milk 1 tablespoon poppy seed Salt to taste Oil for frying For filling: 250 ml fish stock or water 800 gram – 1kg…

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