Pico de gallo

Happy Monday, lovies! Christmas may be over but we still have New Year’s parties and relatives stopping by all the time! Here’s a simple authentic Pico de Gallo recipe anyone can make! It’s super easy to make and can be used as a dip or a side. The ingredients below are meant to be enough for the whole family!
You will need:

3-4 medium sized tomatoes (peeled, cut in cubes)
2 med. white onions (cut in cubes)

1 lime (freshly squeezed juice)

1/2 or 1 jalepeño pepper (seeded+chopped)

3-4 garlic cloves (minced)

 1 tea spoon salt and pepper
Bunch of fresh parsley (cut up)

How to make it: 

Mix all the ingredients together and stir. Let it settle (covered) for minimum 3 hours (overnight works best) in the fridge. Serve as dipping sauce or a side to fajitas, tacos, or over rice with cut up avocado. 

Love, Silvia Mèlange


Spinach-quinoa salad/side

Hello, my loves!  Today I’ll be sharing my favorite spinach-quinoa salad recipe. It’s light, healthy and delicious! Quinoa is an excellent source of fiber and protein and it will stuff you up! The baby spinach and lemon dressing are bonus vitamin C ! Тhis is another side/salad recipe that fits almost any dish you serve, not just during the holidays!


You will need:


3 cups baby spinach (roughly chopped)

2-3 roasted red peppers (cut up)

¼ cup quinoa (rinsed under running water)


For the lemon dressing:


1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/3 tea spoon lemon zest

1 minced garlic clove

1 tea spoon virgin oil

1/3 tea spoon sea salt

Pinch of black pepper




For the quinoa: In a small sauce pan, add the quinoa with 1/2 cup of water. Bring the mixture to boil, the simmer it until all the liquid evaporates about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle a pinch of salt, fluffing the quinoa. Let it cool off for about 10 minutes. Use that time to mix all the ingredients for the lemon dressing together and set them aside. Place the baby spinach and roasted peppers with the quinoa in your salad bowl and add the dressing right before serving, thoroughly stirring and mixing all the ingredients evenly!

If you happen to save some for later, store the dressing separately.


With love, Silvia M Continue reading

Baked potatoes with herbs and spices

Hello, lovely readers! Today I’ll show you my favorite recipe for baked potatoes. Easy and delicious, the perfect side to your main course during the holidays.


You will need:

1 kg fresh potatoes (cut in cubes)

5 garlic cloves (minced)

Bunch of fresh dill (cut up)

3 tea s. olive oil

20 ml water

1 tea s. (each) sea salt, black pepper, dried thyme, rosemary


How to make it:


Grease up a flat baking pan and add the potatoes, water, sprinkling the spices (except the dill) evenly and add 4 of the minced garlic cloves. Bake on 200 C in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes, taking the pan out every 10 minutes and carefully flipping the potatoes. When the potatoes turn golden brown take them out, drain them from any remaining grease by placing them on a baking paper sheet. Then place them in a mixing bowl and stir them up with the remaining garlic cloves and adding all the cut up dill. You are ready to serve 🙂

This simple side dish fits well with all kinds of meats and fish and its tasty enough to be served on its own. Enjoy!

Xo, Silvia Mèlange



Здравейте, скъпи читатели! Днес ще ви представя моята любима рецепта запечени каррофки. Лесна и вкусна, перфектна гарнитура към всякакви видове меса и риби по празниците.

Нужни продукти:
1 кг пресни картофи (на кубчета)
5 скилидки чесън (ситно накълцан)
Връзка пресен копър (ситно нарязан)
3 ч.л. зехтин

20 мл вода

1 ч.л. (от всяка подправка) морска сол, черен пипер, мащерка и розмарин
Как да го приготвим:
Намъзнете тава със зехтина и добавете картофите, водата и поръсете равномерно 4 от накълцаните скилидки чесън и подправките (с изключение на копъра). Пекат се в предварително загрята фурна на 200 С като на 10-15 минути се обръщат внимателно. Когато картофките станат златисти, извадете ги от фурната и изцедете от излишна мазнина, поставяйки ги върху хартия за печене. После ги поръсете с останалата скилидка чесън и всичкия копър и сте готови за сервиране!
С обич, Силвия Меланж