yes, you are right - and you think exactly like myself - you always thought that princesses can not cook... but what about the queens?.. I thought: well they are made from the same dough as princesses meaning - they can not cook too... and how WRONG we all were..
today's invite to my friend's place for coffee turned into a whole lunch accompanied by the thunderstorm behind the window and her majesty, Laser Queen ( of Laser, Skin & Wellness Clinic Melbourne) cooking... I am always up to a healthy and unusual food if you know what I mean: it is hard to surprise me; I also love my food raw, close to raw and with very simple highlight: "less cooking is better..." I always appreciate when I learn something new - a small elegant detail about "not cooking" or less work in the kitchen and also: I love food full of soul... nowadays I would never touch the fried food, no I would love the food taken from a can by professional cook on TV telling me that this is still good for me... as I might not, but my body knows and it gives me messages when my food is great and it is prepared well... I also like when the food is made with light heart and an easy going attitude...
Laser Queen took my food knowledge today on a different level. We had VERY GREEN SALAD - some (SOME!!!) ingredients included carrots, cucumbers, watercress, dill, parsley, vietnamese mint, coriander, some greens that I have never seen in my life before, raw chia seeds, tomatoes sunflower and sesame seeds, hemp (marijuana) seeds - all seasoned with hemp oil, lemon and some other oil I never tasted before - all organic products VERY TASTY SOUP - some ingredients included (all organic): chicken, carrots, parsnip, celery, broccoli, buckwheat, red hot chili, quinoa plus very little amount of Celtic salt; decorated with dill. The magic was in love of course applied to the cooking process...
I could literally see the vegetables and green leaves glowing under the queen's hands armed with the sharp knife... Laser Queen looked at each and every leaf she placed inside our bowls... That was one miracle MEAL... and I was singing on the way back home... Plus home made organic black coffee...
THE QUEENS CAN COOK AND THEY DO IT EXTREMELY WELL...
A LITTLE BIT JAPANESE NEW
this is what happen when someone wants to be a little bit Japanese
RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN AUTHENTIC CUISINE
One of the most known is Kievsky cake, the speciality of Kiev, Ukraine.
Need: 10 ea egg whites. 1 c sugar. 40 g flour. Fried nuts. Cream:. 200 g butter. 200 g sweet condensed milk. 15 g cocoa.
Do: Beat up cold whites with sugar until the mass is 4-5 times big . Stir in chopped nuts and flour very carefully and gradually. Then spread the mass on two parchment sheets and dry in the oven for 3-4 hours (heat – 100 C) Mix butter and condensed milk with cocoa and spread every shortcake.
RED CABBAGE SALAD
this is one legendary salad as we used to make it with my friend for our lunch while preparing for Uni exams,
Need: 1/4 red cabbage 2 tbl spoons f red wine vinegar 1 tbl spoon of raw sugar salt and pepper by taste
Do: shred, add, mix add parsley, shed carrots dill, red onion and some nicely colored raw vegetables as you like
WHITE ZUCCHINI STUFFED WITH MINCE AND RICE
Need: 2 large white zucchini 1 white onion 2 carrots 1 tomato or one spoon of tomato paste olive oi 1 cup of rice 300g of mice (better a mixture of pork and beef) parsley and dill salt and pepper
Do: Wash large zucchini, cut them in 2-3cm circles and take out the hearts from each circle so the zucchini look like rings. Prepare a mixture of half cooked rice (1 cup pf rice plus one cup of water), chopped onion and mince Stuff zucchini with the mixture Add oil to a hot pan and fry the carrots till the orange color get released, add stuffed zucchini rings on the top, add some 1-2 glasses water and cook till the meat is ready, Add tomato, parsley, dill, salt and pepper and cook for another 5-10 min; serve with sour cream and rye bread You can cook red green and yellow capsicums the same way.
SANDRINGHAM YACHT CLUB LUNCH WITH ILANA
one busy business lunch with Ilana Melnikov / Invest2Day real estate agency owner and our Club most generous sponsor. Ilana, very grateful for your excellent ideas and your time today! Looking forward to organising our projects together! — at Sandringham Yacht Club.
HUNKY DORY MOM'S BIRTHDAY
double celebration of my mom's birthday and Australia Day at Hunky Dory - South Yarra with our fav food - grilled fish, brown rice, calamari and variety of salads - always very fresh, always full of people and the food is always so very yummy as it is cooked with love by obviously very happy team of people... missing Masha Marsheva and Glen in the nothern part of the globe...
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SPECIAL - FRENCH LETTUCE
Entertainment Book Melbourne special: The French Lettuce Patisserie & Bakery. the variety of petite french and fine made cakes is makes you think: I should be born an athlete next life time - that way I would not feel guilty even just looking at them... we ordered coffee and hot chocolate and two sandwiches: one with roast vegetables and chicken and the other with chicken breast and spinach. the food was reasonably good but the service was amazing: very happy people work there which makes the food taste better... thank you. our total bill was $16 with Entertainment Book savings of $8. We sold out and gave away at our events raffles all Entertainment Books this year but happy to order more if you still want to catch up till July 2015. New books are coming up in early April this year and we already signed up to get a set fr the Bohemian Rhapsody Club. Very grateful to everyone who bought the books from us this year to support us. We also hope that those of you who got the book as a present are enjoying the benefits of going out with friends and family...
DELICIOUS APPLE, ALMOND, PRUNES CHARLOTTKA CAKE WITH BONDI CHAI VANILLA AND HONEY POWDER NEED 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 eggs 1 cup flour 1/4 tea spoon backing powder plus a tea spoon of lemon juice (or apple vinegar) 3 medium size apples 10-15 prunes 25 g almonds 1 tea spoon cinnamon 2 table spoons of Bondi Chai Latte Vanilla and Honey powder
DO: chop the almonds and the prunes mix eggs with sugar and slowly add the flour, add the baking soda that was blended with lemon juice and continue to mix peel and cut apples in small cubes add almonds, prunes, Bondu Chai powder and apples to the mixture bake the cake on 180C for 30-40 min till it turnes lightly brown