Tag: Snacks

One-Bite Snack

One-bite snacks are perfect if you are having a party or are expecting a friend visit. These small snacks are perfect with the wine – and perfect for the Sunday.

mini pizza cakes

Ingredients:

- Butter dough

- Soft cheese (Philadelphia or similar)

- Tomatoes

- Cheese

- Dried basil

- Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Cut round “cakes” from the dough using a cup or a glass. Apply soft cheese on top, cut tomatoes, put them on top. Add cheese, dried basil and spices according to taste. One-bite snacks bake best in muffin forms. Bake for about 10 minutes in an oven (around 160-180 degrees). Enjoy!

P.s. thank you Ieva Gaidjurgyte for an inspiration. 

Pizza Snacks

When you happen to be having an empty fridge and a couple of leftovers from yesterday’s party, you know – it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. A couple of days ago I realized I have one relatively old and hard savory bun that I purchased at a local bakery. I didn’t feel like throwing it away, neither did I feel like eating it… And the idea of making tasty pizza snack came to my head. Try it – and I promise it you’ll enjoy!

pizza snack

Ingredients:

- A couple of savory buns or pieces of bread

- Ketchup

- Mozzarella (or some other cheese)

- Spices

Preparation:

Cut buns in half and spread ketchup on top of them. Add a couple of slices on mozzarella and add some fresh herbs (such as basil or persil) on top. If you don’t have any, use universal spices. Heat the oven and bake it for about 3-5 minutes. Enjoy your easy yet very tasty snack!

Simple Easter Snacks

It’s all about eggs this time. I do love traditions and celebrations, but the time between living with parents and having my own children I’ll be having egg painting free. Hard-boiled egg with salt and mayonnaise is just not happening in my house, even if it means, I’ll be lying all year. (Latvian proverb says that if you eat eggs with no salt, you will be lying all year). So, here you go – some easy and quick recipes to make your Easter a little more colorful and tasty.

Filled eggs

Boil your eggs for at least 11 min. Cool, peel, cut in half and remove yolk. Now you can go crazy with fillings: hummus, guacamole, tzatziki, pico de gallo, tuna salad, fresh or smoked salmon, shrimps, pesto and even some nice roll of Serano ham. Let your imagination or fridge content take over.
egg snacks

 

Dressed up Bullseye

Cut bell pepper in rings. Heat up non-stick pan, put the rings on pan, crack the egg inside and season after taste.  My bullseye got some dried parsley and chili sauce.
paprica egg

 

Dessert egg

This egg is not so rich on protein, but will taste good!  Melt dark chocolate in water bath and dip some fresh strawberries in. Place on baking paper and let them cool in fridge.

I hope that you will find your Easter egg between these recipes.

strawberry snack

 

Happy Easter!!!

Savory Ricotta & Spinach Pie

 Sometimes I just check the fridge looking for “something tasty”. When I don’t find anything I usually end up cooking something really yummy in order to enjoy it for a couple of days in a row. One of my favorite simple and tasty snacks is a savory ricotta and spinach pie. And, to be honest, after you keep it in a fridge for a day, it becomes even tastier…

savory spinach pie

Ingredients:

- 300-500 gr fresh spinach leaves (usually, you can always find them in Føtex store)

- 1 pack of soft Ricotta cheese

- 1 pack of soft Greek feta cheese

- 2 eggs (1 full egg and 1 egg yolk)

- 1 pack of prepared layer dough

- 2 garlic cloves

Preparation:

Preheat the pan. Wash the spinach leaves and fry them on an olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. Add minced garlic and salt and keep it on the small heat for another minute or two, then leave it aside. Mix half of the ricotta cheese, 1 egg and 1/5 of soft Greek feta cheese together. Add cooked spinach and mix well. Roll out the dough and cut it in smaller pieces, add the filling in the center and form small “sausages”. Place them in a spiral and add egg yolk on top.

Bake in an oven for about 30-35 minutes on 200°C.

P.s. if you feel like adding some spice, feel free, though we would advice you to add something else but salt since feta is salty enough. Enjoy!