Month: August 2015

Spinach Fettuccine with Caviar and Crème

Isn’t it nice to know that you can cook an elegant lunch or dinner without all that much effort? It’s just a matter of finding the right recipes – Entertain in style with this sophisticated pasta recipe. Ingredients – 200 g Spinach Fettuccine Pasta – 3 tbsp caviar –  1/2 cup sour cream – 1/4 cup heavy cream – 1 tbsp lemon juice – 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest – a pinch of dried oregano – 3 tbsp butter – 1 large onion – 1 tbsp parsley Directions Cook pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Pasta should be cooked until it is tender but slightly firm to the bite ( al dente ). Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Make the sauce. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften. Add a pinch of dried oregano. Add sour cream and heavy cream and cook until mixture just begins to simmer. Remove from heat.  Add lemon juice  to sour cream mixture, …

Vegan Chocolate Pecan Avocado Cake

I made this cake for my husband for Father’s Day. This combines his two favorite things on the planet – Avocado and Chocolate. Haha. Glad he loved it! 🙂 🙂 🙂 The vegan chocolate cake is rich, dense and moist. It honestly tastes just like normal chocolate cake – you’d never guess that it’s free from dairy products and eggs. Did you know that you can substitute avocado for the oil and butter in a recipe to add nutrition, cut back on fat and calories, and give baked goods a deliciously soft texture? Yea, I can see that err look on your face but I must say that it’s true because this avocado chocolate cake turned out so perfectly good! Ingredients Chocolate Cake –  1 medium avocado, mashed –  1/4 cup pecans, crushed –  3 cups all-purpose flour –  7 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened –  2 tsp baking powder –  2 tsp baking soda –  1/2 tsp salt –  2 cups granulated sugar –  2 cups water –  1/4 cup avocado oil –  2 tbsp white vinegar – …