Risotto com Chorizo

Essa é a Francesca (Mas se auto nomeou como Kika), filha de nossos amigos Giacomo e Nerilda, vocês estarão vendo ela por aqui nas fotos e videos. Ela está sempre participando das aventuras do tio Jhow-Jhow (como ela me chama). Vamos fazer um Risotto, confiram o video, mas um pouco antes veja só o que aconteceu. Daniela e Nerilda estavam costurando, decidiram fazer uma almofada no formato de maçã, me pediram para ajudar no molde, veja só, eu nem sei que isso, mas como gosto de desenhar, e faço de conta que sei, acabei fazendo. Acabaram fazendo a almofada, só que...
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Ciabatta Bread by Bakery 164

Who likes a good Ciabatta Bread? A good Italian Ciabatta bread is chewy exterior and soft crumb speckled with air holes. Is made in a way that you can almost eat on its own. This is how I feel since I worked at Bakery 164 in Leeds, near the Leeds University. I have good memories from this place. In my time served here, I had the pleasure to meet great people, with a mix ranging from Cypriots, Greeks, Brazilians, Iranians and many others. I had a great time. It was just a decade ago. I still have to go back, have...
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Beef Stew With Cassava

Friends coming over for dinner and of course asking for a taste of Brazil. Thinking of the restrictions due to religion beliefs we had to tick pork out, so no authentic feijoada this time. What could we cook that represent Brazil and we could use halal meat? Well after a few days going through recipe book and many Brazilian food blogs I decided to cook a very simple dish, common around Brazil “Carne de Panela” (Beef Stew With Cassava) served with boiled Rice and slow cooked Beans. Beef Stew With Cassava, is great, first of all we can use cassava,...
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How to Peel Cassava [Mandioca]

You want to cook some cassava but have no idea how to peel it. See some images below showing how to peel cassava.     Cut into pieces as per image below.     Use a medium / small knife and cut deep enough to go through the outer layer.     Then with the knife lied along with the cut, lift the and slide, lift and slide, all the way until the end, the skin should come off easily.     This is how to peel cassava. Watch the video. Watch the Video2

Brazilian Authentic Feijoada

Often people ask me what is the most authentic Brazilian food. There are many unique food but Feijoada is without a doubt on top of the list. Feijoada is black beans stew with smoked sausages, ribs, bacon and beef which takes a full day to prepare, normally eating over the weekend and when friends gather together and spend the time talking, cooking, drinking and eating. It is rich in flavor, well recommended over the weekend, to give it time to settle. So, this is what we just did cook this weekend. With some ingredients we bought from local supermarket, some...
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Strawberry Jam – Pick Your Own

Our friends, Jurgita and Ibrahim, invited us to pick strawberries, as we never experienced this before we thought it would be fun. We live in Morley for almost 2 years, and we didn’t know of this location right next to our doorstep. A farm whose grows strawberries, and that we could even go and pick our own. We’ve spent a nice time talking and collecting those strawberries, I didn’t know there are several varieties of strawberries – Elsanta, Driscoll Camarillo, Ava, English Rose, Eve’s Delight, Jubilee, Sonata, Red Princess, Sweet Eve, Red Glory, Evie and Driscoll Jubilee, is amazing how...
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Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Maple Yogurt [Infographic]

You know those days that you just want to achieve something and you don’t stop for nothing until you get it done. It doesn’t matter whatever others may say you just want that thing done. Well, this weekend my thing is to being able to make an infographic from scratch, something with our own touch, our own sketch, our own draw. Maybe is not the best draw ever, but is unique and we’re proud and happy for that achievement. This time searching for a quick healthy food we choose this recipe of Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Maple Yogurt from and hope...
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Boneless Chicken Thighs Marinated With Orange Stuffed with Smoked Pork Sausage

Brazilians love BBQ, there is no question about that, the main red meat is similar cut as sirloin and rump steak, but the very next good thing is chicken, we eat chicken too! We have it fried, slow cooked, oven roasted, BBQ, soup, sandwich and definitely stew with sweet corn, I believe I can say for just about 99.9% of Brazilian countryside. Myself and Daniela realized that we don’t appreciate the BBQ as much all the others do. Maybe because back home we do it all the time, at least once a week, some others even more than once a week. We’ve...
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Friday Happy-Hour Appetizers – Smoked Pork Sausage with Red Onions and Green Peppers

Smoked Pork Sausages with Red Onions and Green Peppers Friday afternoon is almost an obligation for any Brazilians in terms of plan the happy hour with friends or in the comfort at home as a couple or with friends. Appetizers and cold light beer or white wine or even very cold good quality cider is perfect for that. Smoked pork sausages with plenty of onions and peppers is a perfect combination, is quick to prepare and you can enjoy while having a chat or watching TV. Smoked Pork Sausage with Red Onions and Green Peppers Inspired By Daniela Pasini Serves 2 people All you need...
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Oven Temperature Conversion Chart

Here is a gas mark and electric oven temperature approximate conversion chart. You can use it as a reference at home cooking, it is good enough for everyday cook but be aware that temperature and results can vary between different environment you are using your kit. Things such as location altitude, temperature and humidity can affect the result also the difference between sizes of oven, types and brands. For general use is ok, hope you like and share it with the world. [table width =”100%” style =”table-bordered table-hover” responsive =”true”] [table_head] [th_column]Gas[/th_column] [th_column]°F[/th_column] [th_column]°C[/th_column] [th_column]Fan[/th_column] [/table_head] [table_body] [table_row] [row_column]1[/row_column] [row_column]275[/row_column]...
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Brazilian-Style Pie – Chicken Sweetcorn and Hearths of Palm – Bolo Salgado

Is summer in the United Kingdom, we just love to do outdoor activities and since is one our friend’s birthday (Nerilda B.) we decided to go for a picnic, somewhere in the countryside. I have mentioned we are not far from Yorkshire Dales, but just a little further is Lake District in Cumbria region, and this is where we are heading to. We have been there before we think is perfect for this occasion, there are plenty places to go and outdoor activities to do, as a group we thought in bake cakes, something a bit more savories, something typical...
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Pão de Queijo [Brazilian Cheese Bread]

My memories since I can remember anything, in regards food, is the Pão de Queijo. It is definitely one of the most quick snack Brazilian typical food found in almost any town. Typically eating while having a cup of coffee, it is most common found in state of Minas Gerais, where I have roots from my father side, I can remember every time we went in a family trip my father always stopped to eat Pão de Queijo. I could not wait to have our next one, just so we could have some more. And I still do the same...
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