We absolutely love Xmas ❤🎉
Even if we are a tiny family of two, the most important thing, always, is being together!
This last year we celebrated the season at our Doha home.
I had saved some salted cod from Portugal so we could have a traditional Xmas eve, Portuguese style 🎉
And for Xmas day, the M&M traditional roast chicken 😃
Preparation started two days earlier!
Most importantly, like I said, we were together…
Three years of us officially. Going on 12…of you and me together. Couldn’t be and feel happier. Thanks Oreste!
And nothing better than being together at our NEST to celebrate our big day!
Me and you…
And nothing better than to celebrate it with the best black truffle risotto made by the M&M’s, by you and me…together!
We simply could not do it…. it’s the perfect season for it!
Together we are and can do GREAT, FANTASTIC things…and most importantly be happy!
Thanks amor meu!
…made some soup!!!
Cooked some carrots, leeks, courgette and onion with olive oil. Added water, pepper and salt. And mashed everything to a nice creamy and healthy soup!
I realise I might soup for a while but that’s quite OK ☺️
Always good to have something in the freezer 😉
…3 ingredients only and I truly hope they make you happy 😃
1. 170g of avocado (in a measuring bowl)
2. Top it up with milk to the 475ml line
3. Add 1 teaspoon of honey
And then just blend until is nice and smooth
This is it!! This simple milk shake has been part of my life since 2005! I first did it for Oreste to try and match a smoothie he had in Dubai. Apparently I was successful 😁
The recipe above makes a BIG BIG and filling milkshake. I tend to have it after a gym session and/or for brunch with some toasted bread. This keeps me going for hours…
If you have a very tiny stomach I recommend you to have half of the above😁😉
Ma cherie, you know who you are 😘😘😘
Perhaps the highlight was my seafood quiche! I enjoyed making it and eating it! It is great for dinner parties. I also like to make it for ourselves and freeze some pieces so there’s always home cooked food ready to eat at home. Remember though: never leave food in the freezer for more than 3 to 4 weeks… I don’t anyway!
Baked Salmon, Tuna and Chickpea Salad, Smoked Salmon Wrap
Realistically, every meal is an highlight!
And just looking at the pictures maybe, just maybe, THE highlight was…ROCKET 🙂
When I look at the definition of ‘Comfort Food’ it doesn’t quite fit in…
When I make it and eat it, it fits in perfectly!
My tuna pasta is one of the dishes, if not the dish, that makes it for me… Makes me ‘fully’ happy and pleased!
Back in October 2009 I was changing jobs. Just before starting the new challenge, Oreste and I went for a quick break to Gex (in France, very close to Geneva, Switzerland) – we went to visit Oreste’s twin brother, Gabriele. We had a fantastic few days with him!
One of the evenings Gabri made us ‘Penne al Salmone’ (Smoked Salmon Pasta). It was really well cooked, really good and amazingly pleasing! So much so that I have been cooking it ever since!
I make it with smoked salmon, just like I learnt from Gabri, or with canned tuna… Just as good!
So I thank you Gabri, my cognatino, for introducing me to my favourite ‘Comfort Food’ dish!
Being married to a Nutella lover made me have a go with this Nigela Lawson recipe!
Not too many, straight forward to find ingredients!
Very quick and straight forward to put together too 😃
Personally, I could live without ever eating Nutella. Oreste, however, can eat it by the spoon any time of the day. He certainly enjoyed the cheesecake better than me, but we both like it ☺️
A must try to every single Nutella Lover!
It is really really sweet though! Be prepared for a sugar rush!
Next time I’ll probably use Mascarpone and maybe won’t use the icing sugar 🤔
Watch the space.
My best day of the month?
When I finally can cook for two…for the two of us ❤️
Didn’t quite like that I had to wait for you outside the arrivals area…one can not venture inside Hamad International at the moment unless one is actually travelling 🙈😫
Certainly worth the wait though:
Thanks for having breakfast in London and dinner in Doha…with me!
It’s been 2y8m I have moved to Doha!
Finally, yesterday, I randomly find Multigrain tortilla wraps!
Believe me, I really looked for them.., but no luck…
Maybe didn’t look well enough (?!) Who knows!
Regardless, yesterday they made my day… I found them, unexpectedly, in Carrefour.
Result: today I was able to make my favourite wrap
Not that I haven’t eaten it for almost 3 years… I have adapted it into a sandwich… But never quite the same!
Today, I was able to wrap it up again 😃It’s the little things that make me happy and feel at home!
Oreste, can’t wait to make it for you! 😂😂😂😂😂