Saturday, March 28, 2015

Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Today's recipe I learned from Jamie Oliver's book, it is so delicious that just by remembering it's taste I feel like making some more! lol

The good thing about this recipe is that, if you want to make it healthier, instead of frying like I did, cook it in the oven for about 20min or until it looks golden and it will be delicious as the fried one =] Oh and by the way, in this recipe I only made 2 chicken breast fillet, but in case you want to make more just double the amount of everything, just stick to one egg, I think it is enough to make around 4 fillets or maybe 5 depending on the size of the fillets.

2 garlic gloves
1/2 Lemon zest (I only had lime at home when I took the photos, but the recipe tastes better with lemon)
6 cream crackers (or saltine crackers)
1 table spoon of butter
Salt and black pepper
2 table spoon of flour
1 egg
2 chicken breast fillet
Olive oil

Friday, March 27, 2015

Penne With Pesto

Today I'm going to teach you a quick golden recipe. It's really good for those who are sick of having the same old tomato sauce pasta and want to vary a little. This is a delicious recipe, but go easy on it because it is really heavy and your gym instructor will not like if you eat this too much. lol But once in a while won't hurt! =D

The good thing about this recipe is how quick it is to make it. It's not always that I have ready pesto from store at home, so when I do I like to enjoy it as much as I can with this pasta and with my other recipe Healthy Chicken with pesto which is amazing as well.

Now let's dive into some basil!

4 handful of penne cooked according to package instructions
300g of parmesan cheese
3 table spoon of pesto
A handful of fresh basil (or a little dried basil in case you don't have fresh)
Black pepper
Olive oil

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Healthy Lemon Dressing for your Salad

Today's recipe is for those who feel light and healthy. It is an awesome recipe for those who like to season their salad with lemon juice but don't know how to measure the amount of lemon and then the dressing or get too lemony strong (urgh!) or too light. With this recipe you will learn how to balance it and the best part is that you won't need to buy those dressing in the bottle, since this one is SO fast and with ingredients that you will always find in your kitchen. =]

1 lemon juice and a little of zest
6 table spoon of olive oil
Black pepper
1/2 chili pepper with no seeds chopped really small (you can use powder if that's what you have, it's only to give a little spiciness)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brazilian Chicken Pie

This is my mom's recipe, I don't know where she got this from at first, but I know all my friends and family love this recipe and always ask for more. I'm pretty sure this recipe will please the American taste as well. 

I am calling it Brazilian chicken pie, because every chicken pie that I saw here in America always comes with some sort of crust and something more similar to a chicken stew inside. In Brazil, most of our meat pies comes in a "cake" form, with no crust, but with a fluffy delicious dough.

The awesome thing about this recipe is that it may look complicated, but in fact is really simple and easy to make. What takes longer is to chop every ingredient, but once you have that ready, it may take around 20 min to put everything together.
In case you are vegetarian, this chicken pie recipe works really well with spinach instead of chicken. Or if you feel like having fish, change the chicken for tuna, it will taste amazing just the same.

Now everybody, get prepared because this recipe have so much flavor and colors that I couldn't hold myself and took a LOT of photos! Now take your knives and let's chop all this ingredients!

1 chicken breast cooked in water and shredded
1 garlic glove
1 onion
2 tomatoes
Handful of parsley
Handful of olives
1 shredded carrot 
1 green bell pepper
1 chili pepper
Black pepper
Olive oil

2 cups of milk
1 beef bouillon in cube
3 eggs
1 cup of oil
1 cup and 1/2 of whole wheat flour
2 table spoon of baking powder
Butter to grease the pan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We are on Facebook!

Finally we decided to take courage and create a Facebook page for this blog. The idea is to get more and more recipes here and some cooking tips too. So add us and make sure to never miss any of our recipes  again! =D

In our facebook page we are going to not only post recipes from our blog but some news on the cooking world like diets, what is good for your body, what kind of food has the vitamin you are looking for, and all that fun stuff.

Eton Mess or Strawberry and Blueberry Merengue

If you're feeling like giving a little break from the diet, then today is the day! We are going to make a ridiculously easy recipe that is one of the most delicious thing you can make ( and of course, super fast! <3).

The good thing about this recipe is that if someday you get some visit coming in last minute call you can make it as your desert. It will look like you were prepared, and will bring the expectations up about your hosting skills! 

Oh, by the way, did I mention that you don't need to bake anything for this? It literally takes 15min to make this delicious desert.

1 lemon
16 fl oz (300g) heavy cream
4 to 5 big home made merengue
One package of blueberries
One package of strawberries
3 table spoon of sugar
1 tea spoon of vanilla essence
a little of balsamic vinegar (trust me on this! I didn't put this ingredient on mistake lol)