Homemade potato chips

Happy Sunday, Lovely readers! I’m sure most of us are snowed in whether we are in Europe or the U.S. and what better way to spend the day than food?! I’m all about healthy eating but it would be a lie if I said I don’t get the ocasional junk food craving! Today I’ll be sharing one of my favorite potato chips recipes, I literally just made myself. It’s easy and flavorful and it takes less than 30 minutes to make! It actually tasted better than store bought chips, it has 50-60% less calories and your body will thank you for not feeding it GMO’s.

You will need: 
1 lbs fresh potatoes (sliced)

80-100 ml virgin oil 

2 tea spoons: sea salt, black pepper, red paprika, basil, oregano, lemon grass (optional)

3 garlic cloves (finely chopped) also optional
How to make it:
Preheat the oven to 200° C. Place the virgin oil and the mixed herbs in two separate bowls. Dip each potato piece first in the virgin oil, then roll it around the spices. Proceed by arranging the coated potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake them for 10-15 minutes per side or until they become golden brown and crispy. 



Chicken veggie risotto

Happy Monday, Lovies! Today I’ll be teaching you how to make one of my favorite risotto recipes. 
You will need:
2-3 cups of rice

1 lbs chicken breast (cut in cubes)

4 roasted red peppers

300 g. mushrooms

3 tomatoes (cut in cubes)

1 large onion

2 minced garlic cloves

1 tea spoon salt, black pepper, v.oil, dry basil

Grill the chicken until golden brown then add the veggies and spices, boiling light. Add 2-3 cups of rice and water and mix it all together. Cook on medium heat for about 45 minutes, occasionally stirring. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese to taste upon serving  ❤

-Silvia Mèlange


Chicken kebab 

Hello my Lovies! I realized lately I’ve only posted vegan or vegetarian dishes so here’s a delicious recipe for chicken kebab. 
You will need: 

2 lbs chicken breasts

3 tea s. virgin oil

2 table spoons dry oregano, sweet red paprika

1 tea spoon salt, black pepper

2 minced garlic cloves

1/2 fresh lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients and marinate the chicken for at least an hour prior to cooking ( I like to leave it overnight, covered in the fridge). 

Preheat the oven 180° C. Greace a shallow pan and arrange the chicken, adding a bit extra marinate. Cook for an hour (until chicken is golden brown), occasionally adding more marinate. 

You can combine it with pita bread, rice or fries and a side salad. 


-Silvia Mèlange 


Cool avocado dip/ Salsa

With the holidays fast approaching, we all need as many recipe ideas, as we can possibly get! Here’s a last minute homemade dip, guaranteed to impress everyone at the dinner table! 

You will need:

4 ripped avocados

2 cucumbers

4 minced garlic cloves

300 ml plain yogurt 

200 ml mayo (or cooking cream if you like cooking light like me)

1 lime (the squeezed juice)

Bunch of fresh cut up dill

1 tea spoon of sea salt

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend on low for a minute or two. Cool it (covered) in the fridge for about 3 hours. If it’s really really last minute, you are good to serve it directly! 

It’s good for up to 48 hours(stored in the fridge). You can use it as a dip, salsa or sauce for your main course (in the last case, you don’t need to cool it off. Fits well with all kinds of chips, tortilla and non-greasy meats/ fish. 

Enjoy the holidays, Silvia Mèlange


Празниците наближават, приятели! Всички имаме нужда от нови идеи, с които да изненадаме близките си около коледната трапеза! Споделям  с Вас една в-последния-момент рецепта за дип/сос. 

Нужни продукти: 

4 авогада 

2 краставици 

Кофичка кисело мляко 

200 мл майонеза или готварска сметана

3-4 ситно нарязани/настъргани слилидки чесън

Шепа пресен накълцан копър

Сока на 1 изцеден зелен лимон 

1 ч.л. сол

Начин на приготвяне:

Мятате всичко в блендера за 2-3 минути на ниска степен и сте готови за сервиране (ако използвате рецептата за сос). Ако е дип за заленчуци или чипс, покриите в хладилника до 3 часа. Годен е за консумация до 48 часа (при съхраняване в хладилник). Прекрасна добавка към всякакви чипсове, зеленчуци, меса и немазни риби.

Весели празници, Силвия Меланж