Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 20 fresh parsley leaves
  • 20 halves black olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste (optional)

Preparation:

Cut a small lid from the top of each cherry tomato. Scoop the tomatoes carefully. You can use a tea spoon for that.

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, dill, green onion, salt and pepper. Put the mixture into a decorating bag. If you don’t have a decorating bag, just use any clean plastic bag and cut one of the corners to allow the mixture to come out. Fill the cherry tomatoes one by one. Decorate them with a parsley leaf and with half black olive each. You can use other foods for decorating: red bell pepper, capers, pickled beetroot or even chopped ham or bacon.

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Cold Baked Potato Salad

Cold baked potato salad

Cold baked potato salad


Potato salads are great side dishes as well as appetizers. Served in nice presentation forms, they can make awesome party foods.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 2 onions, peeled, sliced
  • 3 eggs, boiled hard
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 bacon slices, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 20-30 black olives, cored
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt, pepper to taste

Preparation:
Heat the oven at 350F. Bake the potatoes for 60 minutes. Try them with a fork to see if they are done. If the fork doesn’t go in easily, extend the baking time by 10-15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool. If you want them to cool faster, you can immerse them in cold water.

Boil the eggs hard. This means that after the water starts to boil, you need to cook them for 15 minutes.

After the eggs are cooked, let them cool and slice them thin. Peel and slice the onion. Cut the olives in quarters. Peel and dice the baked potatoes in chunks of about 1.5 inch thick. Dice the bacon and the red bell pepper. Put all these in a large bowl, add mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix gently until the mayonnaise – vinegar combination forms a film that covers all other ingredients. If needed, add more mayonnaise.

Refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes before serving.

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

Nutritionists tell us breakfast ought to be the most important meal of the day. The stomach tell us the same thing. We probably all have days when we just ignore the stomach and forget about those nutritionists and their health advice. We are just too lazy or too rushed to sit and eat in the morning, not to mention cooking on top of that.

Well, here’s a breakfast that takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to eat.

Cut 5-6 salami slices. Dice them, then toss it in a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook it over medium heat. Chop half of a red bell pepper and add it in the pan. Stir frequently.

Red pepper and salami for my easy breakfast recipe

Red pepper and salami for my easy breakfast recipe

Take two eggs and beat them. Add a little bit of paprika powder. That’s only for the nice, red color of the food, so you can skip it if you wish.

Beat two eggs and add red paprika

Beat two eggs and add red paprika

Your salami and red bell pepper should be cooked enough by now, so add the beaten eggs to the pan. Cook over medium heat. Use a wooden spatula to lift the edges of the omelet, in order to allow the egg mixture to cook evenly.

Easy breakfast cooking

Easy breakfast cooking

After about 3 minutes flip the eggs, add some grated cheese on top and let them cook for one minute more. Fold the omelet and transfer it onto a plate. Add a few slices of cheese and a few olives, sprinkle some freshly ground pepper on top and enjoy your fast breakfast.

Your 10 minutes warm breakfast

Your 10 minutes warm breakfast

You probably figured out already that you can tweak this recipe in multiple ways. Add whatever you like, leave out what you hate. The main idea is that one needs only 15 minutes in the morning to start the day with a warm breakfast, even if it’s this simple.

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