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Morphy Richards

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tasty treat for all fans of white wine and sophisticated tastes

Romantic supper will be ideal with risotto in white wine with chicken and mushrooms To this a glass of white wine…  Lets discover the secrets of cooking this dish.


The secret of every risotto is of course rice. Little Misss Spoon uses Gallo Arborio Rice. To get the perfect flavour to her risotto she added good quality withe wine -white Merlot wine and of course butter to make  dish velvety and creamy.

So pour a glass of good white wine and prepare risotto.

Risotto with chicken and mushrooms

       400g/14oz arborio risotto rice
glasses of white wine
1 litre hot vegetable stock
2 onions, sliced
300g mushrooms
2 chicken breasts
2 cloves of garlic
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
olive oil, for frying


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into pieces and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and thyme. Heat the oil in a frying pan and place the chicken breasts. Fry the chicken breasts on both sides until lightly browned.
  2. In the other pot fry mushrooms with 1 onion. Season with salt and pepper as well.  When mushrooms will be ready sprinkle with parsley.
3.      The next step is heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft add garlic. Add the rice and stir well, then add the wine and simmer until reduced completely. Add a good ladleful of the hot stock and stir continuously. When all this has been absorbed, add more stock. Continue adding more stock, stirring continuously, until the rice is cooked. Then season with basil
  1. When the rice is soft add a bit of cold butter. Thanks to it our dish will become velvety.
  2. Add the chicken and mushrooms, mix everything and season to taste.
6.      To serve, place the risotto into serving bowls and sprinkle with parsley. Add some salads as a side.

Bon appetit!!!
Little Miss Spoon

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Why we should eat grapefruits? Do grapefruits help us to becoming slimmer?

Vitamin C
Undoubtedly one of the greatest benefits of citrus fruit is high in vitamin C. The quantity of vitamin C in one grapefruit is sufficient to meet the daily needs of the human body for this component. you do not be worry to eat them.

You are on diet and you want to loss some weight 
One grapefruit provide about 100 kcal. It is worth to say that all citrus fruits especially grapefruit have a low glycemic index, and therefore do not cause spikes in glucose levels, and do not cause a faster feeling of hungry.

Dietary fiber and antioxidants 
Grapefruits contain significant amounts of precious fiber, which has a positive impact on the work of the digestive system. The antioxidants they contain, lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, enhance immunity, protect DNA from damage. They have antimicrobial activity and anti-inflammatory, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, and even neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer's disease).

Grapefruits have detoxifying effects 
Another advantage of grapefruits is their detoxifying effects. The sour taste of citrus is associated with the current citric acid in them. It has been proved that regular consumption of grapefruit, protects against kidney stones. Citric acid along with vitamin C increases iron absorption. Therefore, grapefruit juice is the perfect drink with meals. But they should not be used for drinking when you swallow some medicines. Acidic and antioxidants in them may interact with certain drugs and potentiate or weaken the effects of medications.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Frittata… Dinner or supper for everyone

Do you like Frittata?
Frittata is very easy and not complicated dish to prepared. So if you are busy, have a lot of work and you don’t want to spend all the evening in the kitchen fittata is perfect.
It’s also healthy and you can add to it whatever you like. If you only have eggs and a lot of herbs you can always prepare it.
I  love it and it is my version of this delicious dinner or supper….

Frittata with pepperoni, mozzarella and potatoes

6 eggs
2 tablespoon of butter
1 onion
1 and 1/2 paper – red, yellow, green
a little bit of chilli
70 g pepperoni
4 boiled medium potatoes
 125 g mozzarella chopped  in small pieces
1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese  ,
salt and paper


  1. Heat the butter on the medium size frying pan,  add chopped onion and fry it for about 3-4 minutes, add chopped paper and chilli, salt and fry everything for next 7 minutes stirring from time to time.
  2. When the paper will be tender add chopped pepperoni, fry this for a while and add chopped potatoes and mozzarella. Fry it for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl with salt and paper and add them to the frying pan. Fry everything for about 5 minutes on medium heat and from time to time moving frying pan but not stirring until the frittata is set underneath and golden.
  4. Put frittata to preheat oven for few minutes and all the time control it if is set on top.
  5. When it is ready remove it from the oven, sprinkle with grated parmesan and parsley.
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Friday, 11 May 2012

Miss Spoon Says Welcome!

Why do you need the next blog about health, beauty and food? Why do you need Miss Spoon?

Just because I will give you some cooking recipes, some diets tips, some information about healthy lifestyle, some about beauty caring about ourselves, some about cosmetics, some about sport and fittness, some funny stories around the kitchen and  shows you some parts of the world. Everything with pleasure and with a little passion, greediness and imagination.
I want to show you dishes easy and quick to prepare, not very expensive as she doesn’t want to ruin your budget and that you could always buy necessary ingredients.
As I am  crazy about healthy eating she will say about diets, fruits, vegetables, low fat etc. but  I can’t promise it will be always healthy and low calories. Who likes all the times eating only green salads and vegetables? I also like chocolate and a little bit sweets.
It will be different kind of kitchen from different parts of the world as it is what I like the best- visiting new places tasting something new and after that prepare it in my flat.
I will try that everyone find here something for themselves and for their close friends, families, the love ones.

So it’s time to wait for me…for Little Miss Spoon…