Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Red Lentil Soup


  • 1 cup of red lentil
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable/sunflower/canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 1/2 cup of hot water
  • Red flare pepper
  • Salt
  • Dry mint


Chop onions and roast them with one tablespoon oil. 

Then add washed lentil and tomato paste and cook about one minute. 

Cut potato in small cubes and add them to the soup together with the boiling water and boil about 20 minutes. 

After 20 minutes put the soup in a strainer and strain it through. You can use food processor as well, but I prefer traditional methods.After you strain all of them, boil it another ten minutes and add salt.

When the soup is ready to serve, to prepare the sauce take a pan and put one tablespoon oil on it. Wait until it gets hot, and add dry mint and red flare pepper and cook just 30 seconds and take it from heat.
Put this sauce on the soup. Your soup is ready. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cheese balls

I took this recipe from a lovely American lady who lives in Netherlands. It is quite easy and fancy appetizer for your guests.


  • 1 pack (8 oz) of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
  • Parsley


Put all cheese in a large bowl and start kneading until you have a dough.
Add 1/3 of crushed walnuts and knead again. 

Make small balls from the dough. 
Roll balls on chopped parsley first and then crushed walnuts. They are ready to serve. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cheese Rolls


  • 28 pastry leaves or 1 pack of phyllo dough
  • 2 cups of grated mozzarella
  • 2 cups of feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Parsley
  • Vegetable/canola/sunflower oil


Chop parsley and mix it with mozzarella and crumbled feta cheese.

You need to buy triangle shaped pastry leaves for this rolls. However, if you cannot find it, you can cut phyllo sheets into triangle shapes.
Take one piece and put cheese mix on large side. 

First close the edges and start to roll. When you come to the end, apply some egg to stick it better and close the roll. 

Take a pan and fry them until they get darker.  
You can bake them instead of frying if you wish.But if you will bake you need to apply some yogurt or egg yolk on top of them.