Polenta

500g yellow corn meal,
1 1/2 liter water,
1 teaspoon salt

Boil the water in a pot. When the water is simmering add salt and a bit of corn meal. When it boils fully pour more and more of the corn meal, sprinkling little by little, all around the pot, while continuously stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon. When the mix becomes thick enough stop adding corn meal. Take into account that it will become quite a lot thicker when boiling, and that it shouldn’t be too thick in the end so we can still mix it easily with cheese. Keep stirring the pot, pressing the spoon against the side of the pot. You’ll know when the polenta is boiled enough by tasting a bit. It should taste like cooked (boiled) corn, rather than the raw corn meal.

Enjoy!

Cabbage quenched

1 medium cabbage,
1 large onion,
7 tablespoons oil or 3 tablespoons lard,
pepper,
3-4 tomatoes or 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste,
salt

Saute the chopped onion in hot oil until softened. Julienne the cabbage and rub some salt in. Set the cabbage to fry(in the same pot with onion), stirring continuously and adding a little water every now and then. When the cabbage is almost done, add pepper, peeled and thinly sliced tomatoes or the tomato paste, mix well and simmer until there is almost no liquid left.
Serve with polenta and sausages.

Enjoy!

Eggplant salad

2 big eggplants,
1 onion,
3-4 tablespoons oil,
a pinch of pepper (optional),
salt,
tomatoes

Roast the eggplants, peel while still hot and then leave on a slanted cutting board to drain. Chop with a wooden or glass chopper, place in a bowl and then mix, using a wooden spoon, with a little oil at a time, until it whitens and becomes foamy. Add finely chopped onions, pepper and salt. Place in a a salad bowl or on a plate and garnish with tomato slices.

Bad news

Hi there,

How are you today? How was your week? Mine – not so well.
I’m a mother of a sweetest baby boy in the whole world. In the last four and a half months I had diarrhea and I lost a lot of weight.
So, finally, I went to the doctor. And he had ordered me some blood tests. He told me that I am suspect of a celiac disease – it means I cannot tolerate a protein called gluten. So my diet will be gluten-free. The doctor said that this is very common for mothers – this usually happened after a child birth.

I’m waiting for my blood tests results. I really hope is something else, like a virus that I can fix it with a simple pill.
Meanwhile I’m looking for the foods to avoid and the ones are allowed when you have to fallow a gluten-free diet.

Please wish me good lock.