The ultimate lazy recipe added: “Altogether in”

Hello all,

As you know, I try everything. I have redefined lazy cooking with my last recipe.

This recipe is originally my father’s idea who happens to be a machine engineer 🙂

“Altogether in” recipe:

You add all the ingredients at once, no mixing before, no cooking before, no order of cooking.

The tip is very low heat.

Put fresh or frozen meat, onions, tomatoes, veggies, potatoes etc of your choice in some water 1-2 glasses (it does not even have to be boiled!)

Cook it at very low heat for 1-2 hours. That is the only rule…

If necessary, you can add boiled water while cooking, but if you use low heat it won’t be necessary at all.

That is it. Now you can burn your cookbooks 🙂

This is my first altogether in idea:

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New recipe added: Snack time!

Lazy healthy sandwiches 

You can use this both as a breakfast idea and as an afternoon snack. It includes scrambled eggs so it will make you full until the next meal time. Takes 5 mins to cook & prepare.

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New recipe added: High quality dinner!

Just steam it and eat it!

Bon-fillet with Brussel sprouts

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New recipe added: Snack time!

How about some healthy snacks from Alex? Steam it and eat it 🙂

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New recipe added: Salmon veggie soup :)

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This one is very easy

Take your favorites among the recommended veggies, clean them, chop them, boil them in water until they are smooth. I usually boil them for an hour with low heat.

Add salmon pieces in boiling veggies, add some soy sauce or salt, some seasoning like rosemary, turmeric and especially fresh dill. Wait 5 minutes.

It is ready!

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New recipe: Salmon soup with dill and brussel sprouts :)

How about some health? 

I recently made this and it is super easy & healthy.

I wrote how to cook it on the photo 🙂 That easy 🙂

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New recipe added: Bone broth chicken soup

Here is the bone broth with poultry. This was my first trial of making bone broth from chicken.

Since chicken is not very easy to cut, I put the whole organic and free-range chicken into a big pot and cook a little. Then I cut the chicken and take out the bones and skin, added 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and cooked them for 5 hours in very low heat in a pot full of water.

Quick notes here:

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cooking a new recipe with a movie :)

I started cooking and try to reach a super-easy cabbage recipe with a nice movie 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg cabbage (chopped)
  • 0.5 kg minced meat (cabbage is best with beef)
  • 5 table spoons of basil vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 onions, 2 garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (peeled, chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (alternative: 2 teaspoons of salt)
  • seasoning: rosemary, oregano, turmeric, black cumin seeds (1 tablespoon each)
  • 1 tablespoon of black cumin oil (alternative: olive oil)
  • 2 glasses of boiled water

Put everything (except for the cabbage) altogether in a big pot and cover. Wait for 5 mins with high heat. Add cabbage. Cover. Wait until it is cooked with very low heat. Takes about 1-2 hours.

Very easy isn’t it?

Yes it is 🙂

Easy cabbage with meat by Alex
Easy cabbage with meat by Alex

Mine is being cooked right now and I look like this when I cook :)))))

Love,

Alex

Update :) More than movies or cooking…

2 down 2 to go :

Alfred Hitchcock  watchlist:

Lunch cooked, eaten, dinner is being cooked, poached pumking dessert cooked (I made a huge pot of it from 2kgs of pumpkin for the whole week haha 🙂

I still have the PhD thesis defense thing and it bothers me a little as I did nothing about it. So, I decided to admit that tomorrow in front of a committee of professors including a dean 🙂

Sorry, I have nothing to lose now. I am trying to survive, to get healty, to increase my self-esteem, self-respect etc.

Not more than a month ago I was such a mess and now I reached a level of self-success of getting the control of my mind&body back. Thesis and the committe should wait.

If they fail me tomorrow, I will not despair. If they pass me I will not be relieved either. So, I am quite indifferent, why worry then?

🙂

I wish I was like this when I was younger when I thought that life was a race. Now, I see that all that it counts is me, and I don’t feel like racing any more, instead I feel like having what I want and when I want.

As Gregory House (main character of House MD TV show) said once 

“You are an adult, you don’t HAVE TO do anything!”

Well, isn’t it the best part of being one 🙂

Love,

Alex

NEW YEAR, NEW RECIPES W/ NYE LEFTOVERS :)

These next few days, you will open the fridge and find leftovers from the New Year’s Eve.

They are not enough for a meal by themselves and they give the “I am eating the leftovers” feeling if you try to eat them from the tiny plastic cups 🙂

So get them all out and create a masterpiece with them…

  • If you have any kind of meat pick the red meat (beef,lamb etc). If there is fish left, do not use it.
  • Poultry? Smell it first. If it is good, you can use it the next day.
  • Beef/lamb, if you immediately put the leftovers in the freezer, you can use it for the next 2 days.
  • Look out for the cooked or raw vegetables. If you did not put lemon/vinegar in them last night, you can use them for 2 days.
  • Potatoes/potato salad etc. is not recommended to be eaten as a leftover. Mashed potatoes, if you used cream or milk in it, should not be eaten either.
  • So, pick a kind of meat from the leftovers (you can use lamb/beef or paultry, but not together) and heat them a little with the leftover veggies. If you have fresh salad left (and without vinegar/lemon from previous day) you can add the salad to the plate after heating. Do not heat the salad 🙂
  • Lastly, you will need a nice and healthy sauce

That will be very easy. I do not recommend using leftover sauces as they mostly include vinegar/lemon/mayonnaise etc which should be eaten right away. Always prepare sauces fresh!

Instead, use one or more of my recipes, which go well with both white and red meat.

Very healthy sauce recipes for New Year’s Eve leftovers (based on 1 plate of meal)

1. Yellow sauce of Alex

An acidic sauce which goes well with veggies & fresh green salads

1 tablespoon of

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Black cumin oil
  • Fresh Lemon juice

1 teaspoon of

  • Basil (fresh or dried)
  • Turmeric powder

2. White sauce of Alex

Goes well with carbs like pasta, rice etc (Unless you have leaky-gut)

Goes well with veggies and poultry either.

2 tablespoons of

  • yoghurt

1 tablespoon of

  • Black cumin oil or olive oil
  • Mint (dried)

3. Red sauce of Alex 

Goes really good with red meat

1 tablespoon of

  • Black cumin oil or olive oil
  • Pomegranate mollases

1 teaspoon of

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Basil (dried)
  • Ginger (powder or freshly mashed)

4. Black sauce of Alex

Goes well with red meat and fresh green salad

1 tablespoon of

  • Black cumin oil or olive oil
  • Pomegranate mollases
  • Black cumin (powder)

1 teaspoon of

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Basil (dried)

5. Sweet fruity sauce of Alex 

Goes well with leftover deserts. Gives creamy taste and removes dryness of leftover cakes.

1 or 2 tablespoons of:

  • Yoghurt
  • Red/blue berries, cherries, mashed pumpkins, sliced or mashed bananas etc. (If you have leaky gut, use very little fruit). You can boil them with little water in a small pot or use direcly. If you cook them with little water they will have more taste.

1 teaspoon of

  • Mint leaves (dried)
  • Lemon juice (fresh)
  • Coconut oil

Important tips & notes:

  • No milk, cream, mayonaisse, ketchup, mustard, cheese should be included. If you want to add cheese, add little and use goat cheese.
  • Do not use diet or low-fat yoghurt. They taste like nothing and the fat in yoghurt is not bad fat. Eat it 🙂
  • Use black cumin oil with turmeric or curry to replace mustard for red meat
  • Use yoghurt with black cumin oil to replace cream/mayonnaise
  • Use ginger instead of hot pepper
  • You can add 1 tablespoon of water in the sauces if you are using them on fresh green salad.
  • You can add your favorite seasonings
  • If you must (I don’t use any), you can add salt (maximum 1 teaspoon)
  • Use coconut oil for deserts and black cumin or olive oil for meals/salads. No other is accepted…
  • If you can, use probiotic yoghurt
  • You can use more of yoghurt but not more of oil 🙂

Do not waste the leftovers, with little effort you can make a nice meal with them today 🙂

Alex