Author Archives: Basia

Beet-chard soup

This is my take on the beet-chard soup. There’s minimum chopping involved and the taste is just delicious. Some may be surprised by the presence of the egg, but that’s how my mum served a traditional Polish soup made with … Continue reading

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Courgette in soy sauce

A quick and simple summer dinner. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 long leek, sliced into half-moons 1 medium courgette, diced handful of frozen peas 1 tbsp of oil 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce 1 tsp of rice vinegar (or lemon juice)  … Continue reading

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Aromatic red cabbage

Red cabbage is often forgotten and overlooked among other vegetables from the cabbage family. However, this recipe makes it truly stand out for all the good reasons. It’s aromatic with cinnamon and ground gloves, sweat and sour and a little … Continue reading

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Turkey breast in creamy sauce

One of my go to recipes for turkey. I like it with rice best, but potatoes would be good too.  Origin: Anna Ciesielska “Filozofia Smaku” Ingredients: 1 kg turkey breast – diced 2 large carrots – diced 250 g mushrooms … Continue reading

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Beef, carrot and fennel stew

A very nice spring/summer stew. It’s tasty and light and also simple to make. It can be served with rice, pasta or buckwheat. Boiled potatoes would be good too. Enjoy! Inspiration: Anna Ciesielska “Philosophy of Flavour” Ingredients: 1 kg stewing … Continue reading

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Stewed aubergines

Lovely dish to accompany eggs at breakfast. It’s also great with grilled meats or on its own, served with a piece of bread. Origin: Anna Ciesielska “Philosophy of Taste” Ingredients: 2 medium aubergines, roughly diced 1 large onion, peeled and … Continue reading

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Home made burrito

This is our favourite weekend dinner. Perhaps it’s not an original Mexican recipe, but it’s yummy none the less. Ingredients: 1kg minced beef 2 medium onions, diced 1 can of pinto beans optional: 1 small can of refried beans (275 … Continue reading

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Turkey roasted with veg

I love one pot roasts like this one here. Meat and vegetables together, to save time and effort. There is some simple prep work involved, some time in the oven and the Sunday dinner is ready. The dish can be … Continue reading

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Nourishing soup

The autumn is upon us. It’s a good time to load batteries with some nourishing soup. This one here is filling but light on the stomach. You can use different kinds of rice and instead of red lentils and green … Continue reading

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Beef and veg crepes

It’s a tasty way to use up meat and vegetables from cooking broth. Origin: Anna Ciesielska “Philosophy of Health” Ingredients for the filling: Oil for frying 2 onions – chopped Leftover vegetables from broth: carrots, parsnips, fennel, celery stick – … Continue reading

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