Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Italy Part 1

Ciao from Italy!

Finally in Italy the birthplace of so many awesome dishes! Can't wait to eat them all (or as many as I can possibly fit into this crammed week where I have to work 8 hours a day). I am only here until Friday evening unfortunately.

But! The first night my work friend Igor drove me on his vespa to some amazing spots and we tasted some wine and hors d'oeuvre. 
Then he showed me his favorite pizza place and I ordered 5 Italian cheese pizza with salami. No tomato sauce and it was probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had...

After I had some hazelnut gelato, but no picture of that now since I only have my mobile camera at the moment and the pictures from there...

Day 2 (Monday):

Breakfast the next day! Bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and chocolate cake!
Also had 2 sandwiches and some yoghurt :)

Then I ate at work but was nothing special just some pasta and a pork chop. Much better than what our restaurant serves in BorĂ¥s though...

At night i found a small nice restaurant that served some real Genovese food, today when I told my friend where I went he said it was a really really good choice which I can attest too. The Pesto with pasta, beans and potatoes was awesome! And the wine they paired it with was a match made in heaven!
And the Focaccia on the side.... yummmm!
Focaccia and pesto is something they are very proud of here in Genova since it's very typical this region.

After dinner on my way back to the hotel you get this thrown in your face every 100 meters or so and my resolve weakened! But I ran for 11 km today so I guess I deserved it.. right?

So I bought an Gelato that I enjoyed on top of the hotel.. Crema and dark chocolate, jesus christ it was good. So creamy and light and full of flavour!

Day 3 (Tuesday)

Hotel breakfast again... I have trouble saying no to these things and the breakfast at this hotel is smacked full of stuff. Fruits, breads, cheeses, pancakes, yogurt, dried fruits, sausages, bacon, cakes, muffins, biscuits, croissants, salami and the list goes on...

And then when I got to work both my friends and colleagues proudly hold up bags filled with Focaccia Genovese that we eat with their morning coffee... Jesus I am full but damn it was good, the Focaccia is apparently something very typical Genovese. 

And that concludes my food diary, I left some minor interesting stuff out though :P

//Stay full my friends

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday hangover fun!


So today was hangover day, which means fatty greasy breakfast!

I went American style and replicated a breakfast that I recently got at Linda's place in the USA.

First I cooked some sausage meat from a raw mincemeat sausage.

I got scones from the Enlgishshop. This should really be biscuits but this was the closest thing I could find, these we where awesomely good! A bit sweeter though than biscuits but otherwise same taste and consistency. I just put them in the oven on 175c for 5-10 minutes.

After meat was cooked I added milk, flour and pepper and salt.
Let the sauce thicken.

Remove scones from oven and split them in half by just pulling the top gently off.

Add gravy on your biscuits(scones)!! and Enjoy!

They where soo sooo good! Sara was not sold though but I loved it! :D

Then we took a trip into town where we have autumn market today and yesterday. There was a lot of cheese and sausages and other food related stuff I wanted to buy but I had to still my hand since I am going to Italy tomorrow where I will be bringing stuff with me home from.

We however bought a doughnut each!
Sara went with the left one: Melted white chocolate and toffee
And I went with dark chocolate and toffee shavings.

They where still warm and fresh and delicious! Maybe even better than Krispy Kreme... or very close!

Then I made some pasta with minced meat sauce with freshly shaved parmesan reggiano and a scone at the side. Very nice!

Went for a run and then me and Sara enjoyed some of my frozen banana "ice cream" I put some coconut shavings on mine this time around and some extra peanut butter and dried dates on hers.

Tomorrow I am leaving for Italy so my posts will probably be about food I eat at restaurants for the next week. And! A lot lot lot of Gelato!!

So until then!

//Stay full my friends

Thursday, September 25, 2014

National Pancake day

So today was National Pancake day and I can't let the Americans have all the fun! So today I surprised Sara with American pancakes for breakfast!

Also a good foundation to start your day with when you have After-Work in the afternoon :)

Used my new small pan from the US. Was perfect for the pancakes and also got to test my Organic Maple Syrup that was sooo sooo good!

Also made a few pancakes in the bottom with cocoa powder in them but I didn't use enough so the tasted the same as the normal ones. Still really really taste though!

Small update this early in the morning, good stuff!

//Stay full my friends

Foody food!


Today was training day so when I got home I made my favorite "healthy" snack before training.

1 Frozen banana
100g of Of sour milk (like onaka or a-fil, low kcal and NO SUGAR ADDED!)
1 tsp Sugar free peanut butter
1 tsp unsweetened cacao powder
10g of dried dates.
10g of vanilla extract

Toss it into the blender and voila tasty awesome snack with virtually no sugar and it tastes like ice cream! You can do alot of different variations on this adding some cocos flakes after or before, adding some raspberries or anything you like!

Finished result:

After my run it was time for some "real" dinner...

Tonight's dinner was banana coconut milk curry with chicken and rice! :)

So I fried some chicken in some oil and coated it in a curry I got from India that is hot as hell but also very very tasty while my rice was boiling.

Added some wok vegetables into this, would also have added some red pepper/paprika into this if I had it at home. You can add whatever vegetables you want here. Fry it!

Pour some coconut milk into a pan and add a sliced banana and bring it to a simmer so the banana dissolves.

When the banana has dissolved add the sauce to the vegetables and chicken and let it simmer for a few minutes until the rice is done. Add some more curry now if you want to! (I added some normal Swedish curry for the color)  

Then just pile the food up however you like and add some fresh vegetables if you want.

Was so delicious! Would add some fresh grounded unsalted peanuts if I had em at home just to get some peanut flavor and texture. Banana and peanuts are delicious!

oohhh and on other food related news I got a delivery from http://www.englishshop.se/!
Now one can of Pumpkin puree and the filling is for my friend Mille but the rest are for me!
So the scones I'm using on Saturday and making gravy and biscuits! Stay tuned for that! :D

//Stay full my friends!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Panko chicken with peanut sauce


This was sooo goood and so easy to make!

New to all of this so forgot to take pictures during the cooking process...

Boil some broccoli!

Boil some rice!

While this is boiling slice chicken thin (or however you want em).
Roll the chicken in panko and fry with a bit of oil/butter.

While this is frying and so.

Take 50g peanut butter, 4 tbsp of coconut milk, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1 small limes sauce, 1½ tsp sweet chili sauce or some other hotter sauce that doesn't have too much flavor.

Heat all the ingredients for the sauce, don't let it boil though just keep stirring on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

Combine everything on a plate and then enjoy your awesome meal!

//Stay full my friends

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grilled chicken with pumpkin oil parmesan sallad

Second post!

This time I made it easy for me.

Marinated chicken in Tobago Keys sauce.
Marinated and ready!

Put the chicken on the grill, high heat at first and then indirekt until finished.
Chopped some green and put my Slovenian Pumpkin oil all over that shit! Then grated some parmesan reggiano over the sallad.

Assembled and ready to eat! Also added some Greek yogurt and more parmesan reggiano! 

It was really really nice even though I over did it with the pumpkin oil, if there is such a thing?! Still very tasty and a quite healthy meal. 
For a more "hearty" meal with more calories I would add some cold pasta or rice or a piece of bread or something.

Hope you enjoy! :)


Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple pie

Hello readers!

Here I will be posting some pictures and short explanations about the things I eat and make. So to start my blog off I have made mini apple pies for me and Sara to celebrate her selling her car!

2 Royal Gala apples
1 Large tablespoon honey
½ Teaspoon cinnamon
1.5 DL water.

Some butter and flour and salt for the dough... No measurements here sorry!

Set oven for 175c.
Peel the apples and dice them into wedges. Boil water, cinnamon, honey and apple wedges for 20-25 minutes until apples are cooked through and almost become mush or shorter if you want more texture.

Place dough in mould and pre-bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Add apple mixture to dough and use leftover dough on top of mixture.
Before oven

Bake in oven for about 5 minutes or so... 
Serve with vanilla custard or eat as is. I served mine with some vanilla quark. 


After oven and with quark added

I think you can guess which one is Saras ;)

This will probably be the first and last time I post baking stuff and I know it ain't pretty but this was hastily made and just from the top of my head. I usually make more "foody" stuff.

Take Care!