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Sometimes it has to be quick!

I am sure you know the feeling when you don’t want to stand in the kitchen for hours, but still would like to have a yummy meal. Well, in that case, pasta with vegetable sauce is always the right option for me. During the time the pasta is cooking, you can prepare the sauce.

Usually I use strained tomatoes as a base, but yesterday I thought I have to try something else. Luckily I commemorated a recipe with gorgonzola sauce that I found on Gourmandises végétariennes. I never tried the combination of gorgonzola and kohlrabi and was keen to test it. After cooking it I have to say that it really tastes great together! And the best thing is: the dish is ready in less then 20min- faster than every delivery service I know!

Pasta with kohlrabi in a gorgonzola sauce

250g pasta

2 kohlrabi

1 onion

1 garlic glove

1 tablespoon oil

200ml vegetable stock

150ml milk

70g gorgonzola

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

(cornflour)

salt, pepper

1. Chop the onion and garlic glove to small dices. Clean the kohlrabi and quarter it. Chip the quarters to 5mm/0.2 inches thick slices.

2. Start to boil the water for the pasta and cook the pasta according to the instructions. During this time start with the sauce.  Roast the  onion and garlic in a pan with the oil. Deglaze them with the vegetable stock and put the kohlrabi pieces in it. Let them cook for about 6min.

3. Cut the gorgonzola to pieces and let it melt in the pan with the kohlrabi. Fill the milk in the sauce and boil it up. If you think it is too liquid thick it with some cornflour.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Pour the sauce over the pasta and strew the parsley over it.


Football & Pizza

Some food is just connected to certain occasions. Popcorn & cinema, fairy floss & fair or pancakes & sunday brunch. Even though I can have one without the other, I only get the pure self-indulgence if I have them together. One of these dream-teams is a football match on TV and homemade pizza. Usually I really hate it to eat in front of the TV, but with pizza and football this is different: I love to loll sit on the couch and eat the slices with my hands.

Since my boyfriend wanted to watch the champions league match yesterday, the choice of dinner was easy for me. I experimented a lot with different dough and sauces in the past years of my relationship (there have been a lot of football matches!), finally I found the perfect composition. I know that everyone has a different taste and definitely an opinion about pizza (and which is the perfect one), however I would like to share my favourite recipe with you:

Pizza with spinach and goat cheese


for the dough:

200g wheat flour (type 405)

200g whole wheat flour

20g fresh yeast (or the adequate amount dry yeast)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1,5 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon dried italian herbs

200ml lukewarm water (not too hot!)

tomato sauce:

300ml strained tomatoes

50g tomato paste

2 tablespoons fresh italian herbs (like oregano, basil, thyme, parsley), finely chopped

1 garlic glove

salt, pepper, chilli powder, paprika (hot)

topping:

150g grated cheddar cheesy

200g leaf spinach (frozen)

100g cream goat cheese

1. Put the spinach out of the freezer to defrost it. Liquidate the yeast in the lukewarm water. Stir the dry ingredients, add the liquid yeast and olive oil. Knead the dough until you can form a ball. Put the bowl in a warm (about 37°C/100°F) place for about 30min, until the dough has doubled its size. I like to put it into the oven and switch the light on, this is just the right temperature.

2. Stir the strained tomatoes with the tomato paste and the herbs and press the garlic glove into it. Season to taste with the spices.

3. Preheat your oven to the maximum power and start to roll out the dough. I like to roll the whole dough out on a baking tray, covered with baking paper, because my oven isn’t capable to bake 2 pizzas on top of each other at the same time. Spread the sauce evenly over the dough.

Then strew the cheddar cheese over the sauce. Squeeze the defrosted spinach to avoid too much water on the pizza. Put the spinach on the pizza and crumble the goat cheese over it.

4. Bake the pizza for about 20min, until the cheddar cheese is golden.