Showing posts from December, 2014

Orzo Spinach Soup

1 diced white onion 3 diced cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cup Arzo pasta 1 cup diced celery I cup diced carrots 2 cups roasted diced tomato 1 tablespoon butter 3 cups diced spinach 6 cups Water + 2 chicken broth cubes Oregano, rosemary, thyme, a pinch of each Salt and pepper to taste Heat oil in a pan, add onions garlic and soy sauce, stir for 4 minutes until gold in color and sprinkle with brown sugar (optional but I love the caramelized hint of sugar). Add diced celery and carrots, stir for 4 minutes. Add water, chicken stock, tomatoes, butter, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, uncover, add the orzo pasta and simmer while stirring lightly but continuously for 10 minutes, add spinach for an additional 2 minutes. Ready to serve. Enjoy it! (Serves 6)

A Simple Pizza Recipe

I bought the dough ready. If you'd rather make your own dough, good for you, that'll be awesome. Using my hands and the rolling pin, I spread the dough as thin as possible over a piece of aluminum foil (mine was about 16" diameter). Once stretched to its limit, I splashed it lightly with olive oil. In a small bowl, I mixed half a cup of Pomì, an Italian passata brand (strained tomato sauce) with two tablespoons of ketchup and a half tablespoon of mustard (I love the subtle and underlying taste of mustard in almost any kind of sauce). I mixed the sauce with a spoon, added black pepper to it and spread it over the dough with the back of the spoon. I distributed 2 large cut tomatoes (1/2" thick slices) and chunks of feta cheese (about 100 grams). I then sprinkled a cup of grated Parmesan, one chopped green pepper, fresh oregano, and a 100 grams of sauteed and drained ground beef. (Salt as per your own preference) You can use whatever ingredients you like, of cours