Kale & potatoes used to be not one of my favorite childhood dishes but by now I got to like it so much that I make it quite a lot. My German husband does not like our Hungarian style vegetable sauces so to him I always „sell them as a thicker soup. This vegetable sauce is special because I thicken it with its own vegetables and some sauce with a help of a mixer.
We hardly eat any dairy products and we do not drink any milk, I only use milk for to make a dough with yeast. However, time to time, we like to eat cottage cheese and sour cream coming from the countryside, it is much tastier and fatter than the ones you can buy in a store. If my mom surprises us with sour cream and cottage cheese from a village near Gyöngyös, my home-town, I like to make Hungarian style cottage cheese pasta with bacon and sour cream, dill-cottage cheese sweet pastry, cottage cheese strudel, or sweet cottage cheese cream for the pancake or salty one that I am going to share with you now. We eat the salty cottage cheese cream with toast bread, this time I served it with seasoned avocado (salt, pepper and lime juice). It is a nice combination of three for breakfast, lunch or for dinner and last but not least it is also healthy. Avocado is a great source of vitamin A, B, C, E and D. The oils in their have a beneficial effect on our body, e.g. it helps to keep our cholesterol balanced and also keeps our skin younger. Cottage cheese has a good level of calcium in there. And for those with liver sicknesses, it helps with their amino acids level. I had learnt to make a „kőrözött” (the Hungarian name for the above dish) from my father as a child. So making it, brings back nice memories.
White bean soup with smoked meat and sausage. I love soups. They are handy when it is windy, rainy or sunny. It is so simple to make soups, it only takes time to make the preparations. When white beans have a season I always cook a good soup out of them. We eat it as a main dish for at least two days. Anyways, it is always better the second day when the different tastes come together.
Roasted duck leg with red cabbage and apple and nutmeg potato purée.