Chicken burgers & Salad

Today I made chicken burgers and salad. I found the recipe from this site. Yannis Lucacos is a really known greek chef, and this morning I found his site. I tried the recipe and it was amazing!! So, i highly recommend you to try it! 

You’ll need ::
650gr minced chicken
60gr olive oil
200gr red onions, chopped
100gr carrots, chopped
40gr spring onions, chopped
15gr garlic, crashed
20gr ginger, crashed
125 gr toast bread, ground
1 egg
5gr fresh mint
5gr fresh oregano
1 gr coriander powder

How to ::
Heat a pan and add the half olive oil, red onion and carrot. A couple of mins later add the spring onions, garlic, ginger and a pinch of salt and cook for 3 mins more. Set aside and let cool! Then add the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands. When the onions are cool, add them too in the minced chicken mixture. Preheat your over to 180C. Heat the rest of the olive oil in a pan and brown your burgers for a minute or so, from each side. Then put into the oven for 10-13minutes. Ready to serve!

You’ll need::
50gr red peppers, diced
50gr yellow peppers, diced
280gr white cabbage
130gr red cabbage
90gr mayonnaise
90gr yogurt
10gr honey
10gr mustard
30gr balsamic vinegar

How to::
Mix all the ingredients and let it marinate for at least 1-2 hours.

Love xoxo

Beetroot salad

You’ll need ::
1 beetroot
1 carrot
1 green apple
1 fennel
1 radish
a handful of coriander
a handful of nuts
2 limes

How to ::
Chop all the vegetables using the food processor. Put everything into a bowl and add the coriander leaves nuts and the juice of two limes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and a bit of olive oil. Mix well and serve 🙂

Serano with strawberry jam

You’ll need :: 
500gr strawberries
500gr sugar
550gr couverture chocolate
250gr warm milk
500gr whipped cream
1 slice (approx. 1cm thick) cocoa cake base

How to :: 
Add the strawberries and sugar in a pot over heat and let them boil till the jam is ready (easy huh?)
Melt the couverture over a bain marie. When the chocolate is melted add to it the warm milk and whisk till fully combined. In a big bowl add the whipped cream and slowly add the chocolate mixture, mixing softly and gently. Put the slice of cocoa cake in a baking form, pour into the jam and then the serano mix. Freeze it for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Arugula Pesto

You’ll need::

a handful of arugula
1/2 cup of pine nuts
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt 
1 tbsp garlic paste or if you don’t have any use 4 garlic gloves unpeeled and boiled
1/2 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese

How to::
Toast the nuts in a pan over medium heat until light brown.
Combine the arugula, nuts, salt and garlic into a food processor. Pulse while drizzling the olive oil into the processor. Remove the mixture, put it into a bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Ta da!

(if you don’t eat it right away, store it in the fridge)

Beef Stroganoff

You’ll need (2 portions) ::
80gr mini potatoes halved
olive oil
350gr rump steak cut into strips
25gr butter
1 onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 tsp groud paprika
80gr mushrooms quartered
1 green pepper roughly chopped
1 tbsp flour
200ml water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp worcester sauce 
100 ml sour cream
a handful of parsley finely chopped

How to ::
1. Cook the potatoes for 15mins. drain and put aside
2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat
3. Stir-fry the steak until golden brown. Remove and put aside
4. Heat the butter in the same frying pan 
5. Stir in the onion, garlic, paprika and potatoes
6. Add the mushrooms, pepper, flour and cook until the mushrooms are soft 
7. Add the water, lemon juice, worcester sauce and bring to boil
8. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste
9. Return the meat to the frying pan, add the sour cream and simmer untilthe meat is fully cooked

Dying Easter Eggs

According to tradition in Greece, today is the day to dye your eggs, if you are an orthodox christian. Most of you know that the original dying color is red (symbolizing Jesus blood). Through the years dying easter eggs has evolved to a really nice tradition for many of us, not always using red as our main color. 
So, this year I chose to dye my eggs with food coloring, making all these cute and pastel combinations.

In case you are dying your eggs too today and want to give it a try…you’ll need food coloring, vinegar and water. Also, I used white eggs.

In a coffee cup, mix together a 1/2 cup of water at room temperature, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and several drops of food coloring.  Prepare several different colors in this manner. Carefully place one egg in each cup of food coloring. Watch the eggs carefully and remove them when they reach the desired shade. Use a spoon to remove the egg and place it in an egg holder or on a paper towel to dry. You can also try two or three different colors on each egg, or dying it half and half. 

Have fun guys! And happy easter to those of you who are celebrating now !! xoxo