Hungarian Bread Soup

(Kenyerleves Paraszt Modra) is a hearty traditional peasant soup, this satisfying recipe is from Hungarian Cookery Book by Karoly Gundel. Serves 6 300g (11 oz) dry crusts 100g (4 oz) fat (preferably lard) 1 bunch parsley 3 eggs 1 med onion 1 T paprika salt to taste Method: Fry dry crusts of bread in hot fat together with some finely…

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Sesame Buckwheat

This is so easy, tasty and healthy! Oh did I forget to mention affordable?

serves 4

  • 4 c water or stock
  • 4 T butter
  • salt

Bring to a boil. In the meantime mix:

  • 16oz / 2c whole buckwheat
  • 1/2 c sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Method:
Mix the eggs and buckwheat until the grains are coated. In a hot, heavy bottomed pan, dry toast the egg-coated buckwheat and sesame seeds.

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Spiced Roast Vegetables with Tomato Sauce and Sardines

This is what I call poor man’s roast. Sardines are a great affordable way to get protein and fat if you are on a really tight budget. If the vegetables are roasted to the point of caramelization the flavor will be even better. This is actually a delicious dish even if you aren’t broke.

serves 4

  • 4 medium carrots, large dice
  • 2 lg onions, large dice
  • 1/2 head garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and large diced
  • 1/2 pumpkin peeled and large diced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florettes
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tins sardines
  • to taste chili
  • to taste ground coriander
  • to taste cinnamon
  • to taste salt
  • oil

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Refried Black Beans

These beans are to die for when served with fried plantains and sour cream. This recipe makes enough to last two people 2-3 days and the taste improves with time. 1 bag of dry black beans soaked overnight or longer. Rinse the beans whenever you think of it and cover with fresh water. You can also add whey. Place soaked…

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