Category: Gastro Library

In season: July

I am off to summer holiday in July. But the real holiday: absorbing the sun, enjoying fresh food and taking just as enough steps from my sun bed to the sea. This certainly does not mean that we will not know what is in season this month. Surely, I hope you follow Chakula on Instagram, where photos of “first food encounters” are often found. In July there are fresh: raspberries, blueberries, cucumbers and radishes. Last year, quite by chance, from a lady from Breza I ordered some divine raspberries. This year I remembered her again and I look forward...

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In season: June

Do you also enjoy going to the market these days as there are so many colors. I simply come back home barely carrying all the fresh fruits and vegetables I buy. I have to tell you that in the last few weeks I traveled a lot. Among other things, one of the trips is the YTILI experience, which I believe will make Chakula advance even more and I am extremely happy about this. As for the season, in June we enjoy especially in: peaches, cherries, new potatoes and eggplant. Peaches originate from China, and you can easily grow them...

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Three different and quick proposals for iftar

The month of Ramadan began last week. For all of you who fast, after a busy working day, I believe that it is sometimes challenging to prepare a healthy and delicious meal for iftar, without spending hours in the kitchen. It is certainly important that after an all-day fast, food for iftar is not difficult for the stomach. My suggestion is seafood in 3 ways: salmon with vegetables, tuna file with bulgur wheat and pasta with seafood. You do not need more than 30 minutes to prepare each of these dishes. And seafood is In season in May, so it’s...

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In season: May

End of April and the beginning of May honored us with beautiful sunny days. Everything kind of gets better and easier when the weather is warmer and when the days are longer. Nature is awakening and as I’ve seen on Instagram many of you have already visited the beach. While we are waiting for the summer vacation, in May, we can still cook with April groceries, especially asparagus and radishes. There is also still the star of the year: watercress. In season in May there are: strawberries, garlic, fresh herbs, seafood. I have to tell you that I have been eating strawberries every...

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The healthiest salads

Since childhood we are taught that every salad is healthy and that we should digest as much greenery in our body as possible. And that’s all true. At the same time, this does not mean that in a restaurant if we order a salad with a dressing on the basis of mayonnaise or yoghurt, that the salad is healthy and has little calories – just the opposite. However, this is the topic of some other text. This time I did a research on which of the green salads are the healthiest, have the highest nutritional value and why there...

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About Chakula

My name is Irma and for 10 years I have been cooking for my family and friends. Two years ago I started with food photography and with exploring recipes and adapting them to my liking.
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