You might think pasta with cheese and eggs is simply a carbonara, but it doesn’t have to be true, let me tell you! Carbonara has a strict identity as I already explained in my recipe, and it requires always the same four ingredients. I am pretty flexible when it’s possible to be – so Italian from my part to say that, I realize that – but I am very careful when it comes to such famous recipes with a very precise identity! Now, even if the recipe I am presenting today can look the same, it is not exactly the case.
Orange chicken is another of my quick solutions when I want to demonstrate how good I am as a cook, but it’s all showing off, because it’s such a simple recipe that you don’t need to have great skills neither special equipment. Nevertheless, it remains a dish that you can use to impress your guests because – simple as it is – it’s exquisite and also classy!
I am experimenting a lot with chicken in general because it is lower in fat than red meat, and even if it also has lower levels of vitamins (iron for example) I eat a lot of vegetables that also contain them AND above all sometimes I indulge in a steak, even if for sure it’s not my favorite food.
Here we are with another special soup to be added to your winter repertory : lentil soup!! One of the things I hated most as a kid, I still remember the disappointment every time my mother was making it. Children, they miss so many good things so often…but luckily I recuperated in the last ten years (took a me a lot to get there now that I think about it) and I make it pretty often. I mean, here we are literally freezing, outside it’s always quite dark and almost every evening calls for a good soup. You might have noticed they occupy most of my recipes lately, but I think it’s one of the best options, for many reasons. It fills you up and it’ so full of taste being healthy at the same time, which for me it’s a blessing because being winter i don’t do much sport, so I try at least to eat better ( not on Sunday though, yesterday I ate a magical veggie lasagna that I will maybe propose in the next weeks!).
Baked cod fillets is a very simple dish that can be prepared in a short time, it is light enough to be eaten at dinner and during the week – we leave the excess to the weekend,don’t we? – but it is fancy enough to be prepared when you have guests for example. What I like most about this dish is the combination of tastes, the strong and intense taste of the coating and the softness and lightness of the cod.