My version of chicken pot pie

This is my own invention I must say and the only reason  I am calling it a pot pie is because it is in a pot and it has a crust 😀 It is also one of my most delicious inventions. The good thing is that you can make it in any quantity you like…

French omelette and the best toast

French cooking and recipes have generated some of the most exquisite tasting dishes in the world. While the Italians cook for pleasure and don’t put too much worry in it, sometimes I feel that with french recipes you are constantly expected to deliver exact quantities to the gram, an exact amount of stirs or temperature…

Egg salad sandwich

One of the things that can make the work day more pleasant is lunch. Not only because it goes hand in hand with a break, but because of the oportunity of bringing something delicious and home made into the office, which will definitely bring your energy and positive outlook back. Here is an office lunch…

Cream cheese frosted cupcakes

Cupcakes are something we all love. I do not believe that I will ever meet a person who will tell me “I don’t like cupcakes”, it is like saying “Puppies aren’t adorable”! So once last month, when I was just recovering from some bad cold that put me in bed for couple of days I…

Homemade sushi

The sushi is one of those things that look really hard to make, but when you start doing it it turns out it is a real pleasure! The traditional Japanese sushi consists of rice (or shari) with vinegar, sugar and salt and raw fish. In time, however, it evolves and becomes incredibly diverse meal everywhere…

Caramel-walnut pie

Caramel is my enemy. I don’t know if it is because it scares me or because I don’t understand it. I think it is the latter. If I see a recipe that includes caramel, i know there will an extremely stressful moment in the cooking process, during which I will ask myself: Why am I…

Classic Bruschetta

I have been to Italy once, and that was enough to fall in love with the place, the people, and most importantly – the food. It is really hard not to love Italian food. It is simple, it is amazingly delicious and contains enormous amounts of heart and soul. I have always thought that bruschetta…

My Day-off extravaganza tomato sauce spaghetti

Once upon a time, when I would go to school and that was were my responsibilities ended, I would have half a day to my own easily. During that time, because of my love for pasta (of any sort), I learnt how to make the best tomato sauce to go with spaghetti and I would…

Angelico’s portobello mushroom sandwiches

During all my visits in Washington DC there was always a place where I loved to eat. Sometimes once per visit, and sometimes almost every day depending on how long I’d stay. My favorite thing there was the portobello sandwich which is entirely meatless, but has the amazingness of the best steak sandwich you’ve ever…

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Months ago I was out shopping for groceries and I saw a pack or rice paper. I said to myself “I can do something awesome with this! “. So here I am, after watching maybe a thousand videos about how to make these rolls I found out there is no “classic recipe” in this area,…

Making French Macarons

A few months ago me and a friend of mine signed up for a cooking course – How to make French Macarons. One of the reasons I really wanted to go to this class in particular was that the chef that teaches it is one of my absolutely favorite Bulgarian food bloggers and artists. Basically…

The profiterole – eclair’s tiny brother

My dream, and here I will assume not only mine, is to cook all the classical dishes and desserts I have heard so much about. One of the big ones in my list was eclairs, just because: I love them so much They seem hard enough to make, and they make me want to try…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Nothing says “Summer” quite as good as the freshly made strawberry desserts, drinks and jams. Even though I am all about work lately, I just had to take a day of break and stay in front of the fan in the kitchen, making desserts in order to be creative for a change. Well tough noogies,…

Dulce de Leche Brownie

Now this is where I stumbled оnto problems. And not because the brownie was particularly hard to make. Simply the dulce de leche is a bitch to find here in Bulgaria. So after searching in many shops, and speaking to sales people who looked at me like I am speaking some alien language, I gave…

Coconuties – did I make them or did they make themselves

Since I have an enormous passion for food, I often end up cooking a lot of things at once. And since there is no one to eat them at home, that often stops me from making what I want to make. This is why I love baking for my colleagues, especially since I started working…