Veggie garden

We have a veggie garden, that is 40 meters long and 15 meters wide field. 19 rows in total. Don’t know if the word “row” is the right one, but check the picture below. If there is another word how to call this – let me now in the comments below! Why in rows!? Simply Latvians don’t know another way […]

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Maybe for someone, it’s cheesy cause I sneaked one and a half cup of pumpkin in it!? But – Yes, it’s cheesy (like there is cheese in it)! This recipe requires mozzarella, Parmesan, and even cream cheese 🙂 I wouldn’t dare to call it healthier, but someone may, cause there is no flour in cheese sauce and extra points for veggies […]

Grey Peas With Bacon & Onions

This is one of the traditional Latvian dishes for the autumn and winter season. It is traditional Latvian Christmas dish! I usually make gray peas more than needed and then heat them up on the next day but not on New Year’s Eve! On the New Year’s Eve, everyone has to eat peas in order not to have tiers for the […]

Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

I guess there are hundreds of ways how to make a pumpkin soup! This is one of my favorites since it requires only one pot and when it comes to boil you are free (if you have good pot otherwise – stir occasionally). I think this is a super simple & delicious recipe. One-Pot wonder Ilze  

Barley with Ham and Sour Cream

HELP: What is the name of this dish?! Yesterday I shared a post about barley, that is wonderful for your health and is locally grown and cheap. I like this option when I’m feeling empty of ideas what to cook or too lazy to cook something that looks like in the restaurant! Barley is the option to avoid fast food! After […]

Curried Bulgur Pilaf with chickpea & vegetables

This is something that I end up with a few days ago. This dish supposed to be a vegetable risotto… How I ended up with curried Bulgur Pilaf? I listened to myself. Took the carrots out of the fridge.. and onion from an onion basket… then rice…no.. this time I want bulgur.. ok.. how about chickpeas? What are they waiting for […]