German flavoured Hamburger with good old Guacamole

German flavoured Hamburger with good old Guacamole

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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I take any opportunity to sneak in some Guacamole in my dishes! I love that stuff.

Ingredients

    FOR THE HAMBURGER
  • 2 Hamburgers
  • 2 Pretzel buns
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    FOR THE GUACAMOLE

  • 1 ripen avocado
  • 1/2 lime, Juice (I only had lemon)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • oil, salt and pepper
  • coriander (I missed this one today)
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    FOR THE SALAD

  • 8 plum baby tomatoes, small chopped
  • 1/3 of cucumber, small chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • oil, salt, pepper

Directions

    FOR THE GUAGAMOLE
  1. Mix the onion, oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Crush the avocado with a fork
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  4. Mix it in with the onion and add the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Leave to marinate for at least 10 mins.
  5. Taste with a tortilla (SUGGESTION: resist from eating it all).
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    FOR THE SALAD

  7. Mix tomatoes, cucumber, onion, oil, salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for at least 10mins.
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    FOR THE HAMBURGERS

  9. Cook the Hamburgers.
  10. Assemble the Hamburger in the bun with guacamole and abundant salad.
  11. Eat.
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Indian Flavoured Rice

Indian Flavoured Rice

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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A very good friend of mine, Shraddha, taught me to make this yellow Indian rice, but I am a very bad student and failed to properly write down everything.

This is my best attempt to reproduce her amazing rice.
I have added two little ingredients: garlic and ginger. Here st home everybody was poorly, so I though od adding these ingredients to boost up our immune system a bit 🙂

Ingredients

  • 160gr basmati rice
  • 2tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated (my twist to the original recipe)
  • 1cm ginger, grated (my twist to the original recipe)
  • 1tsp dark mustard seeds
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2tsp Vandevi
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • salt, pepper and chilli

Directions

  1. Wash the rice
  2. Bring to the boil a pan with water enough to cover the rice, and cook according to packaging instruction. Add salt to taste and the turmeric (really you are supposed to cook the turmeric with the spicies, but my daughter only wants yellow rice with no tomatoes or peas.. therefore the twist).
  3. In a frying pan, heat the oil and add mustard and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop add the tomatoes, cook for a couple of minutes, with the garlic and the ginger.
  4. Add the Vadevi, chilli, green peas and cook for one minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice.
  6. When the rice is cooked, drain it or let the water dry out at high heat.
  7. Stir the rice in the frying pan.
  8. Eat.

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Courgette Patties

Courgette Patties

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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I made this recipe hoping my kids would enjoy some hidden veggies… well, I had lots and lots of patties today 🙂

This dish is best served with Tzatziki and a nice fresh rocket salad, or in a bap as veggie-hamburger and sprinkled with fresh mint.

Confession: I think I have started blogging my recipes only to be able to take a photo of a stack of patties and post it. What a satisfacion!

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 3 tbsp of breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Grate the courgettes with a large cheese grater. Sprinkle it with salt and squeeze the excess water out.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Preheat a non-stick frying pan with a teaspoon of oil (just to make sure it will really be non stick), then make little patties with a heaped tablespoon of the mixture. Pat them flat and cook 3 minutes each side, or until cookeed, on a medium heat.

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