(healthy) Easter menu #whenin London
We celebrated this Easter in London! And i tried to keep some of the Orthodox food traditions but add a healthy twist (still home-cooked comford – food, of course). Here we go!
My Easter 2016 menu, #wheninlondon
1. The stars: Red Eggs!
First time i’ve made them myself, without just looking at how mom does them!
It was quite a challenge to turn them from this:
To a perfect red colour:
How i did it: I found egg paint at a small Romanian market here in London named “Casa Transilvania” (“Transilvania House”). 0.59 pence per 1 teabag of paint. I just boiled the eggs separately, left them to boil longer (15 minutes) because i don’t like boiled eggs to be soft and juicy inside (i know, i might be a freak) and 15 minutes after i removed them to rest and chill. Once chilled i added boiled water in a bowl, added the egg paint and 1 spoon of vinegar and left the eggs in there for another 5 minutes. When i removed them, the color was…a perfect red!
Calories: 80 kcal/egg! 😉
2. Second place: Lamb steak, oven cooked.
Juicy – yes; Tender – yes; Taste is there – yes; Sauce – delicious, yes.
How i did it: (1) cut the lamb in slices; (2) season with salt, pepper; (3) make 3 ligth knife cuts on each slice; (4) put into the oven with: slices of fresh red pepper, olive oil, tomato sauce and herbs (5) leave to cook for between 20-30 minutes at 180 Celsius degress, Fan! I choose lamb because in the Orthodox religion lamb is eaten for Easter, it’s a holy meat cooked, every year, in the holy day of Jesus’s raising from dead!
And to beautifuly compliment the meat and sauce, i’ve made, separately a potato mash!
But that’ not all!
3. Wok-fried asparagus!
You’ve got to love asparagus! It’s sooo tasty, healthy and delicous!
Easy to cook – recipe on the blog here!
4. Oven cooked veggetable mix!
How i did it: Drop some olive oil in the oven tray, turn the heat on and pre-heat the oven then just drop the veggies in the oven and leave for 20 minutes! I cooked the veggies using the fan so they get evenly cooked – especially since it’s a mix of veggie and texture! I used a mix of: brocolli, green beans, carrots slice and corn! Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper. I added a mix of herbs as well, for a fresher taste!
5. Last but not least, spinach!
Oven cooked spinach with garlic, tomato slices and soy sauce!