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How to make a Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onion

One of my favorites, join me for this delicious recipe if you don’t like caramelized onion – that is not an issue ignore the onion preparation part and focus only on steak sandwich which is fantastic on its own. Make sure you select a good piece of steak to enjoy your sandwich, the better the steak the more you will enjoy your sandwich!


  • Medium beef steaks (2)
  • One yellow onion (sliced)
  • Ciabatta Bun (2)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • Garlic clove (2)
  • Mayonnaise (4 tbsp)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Large mixing bowl
  2. Garlic press
  3. Large non-stick pan
  4. Measuring Spoons
  5. Grill pan


1.Caramelize Onions 

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 4 min. Add 1tsp sugar and season with salt to taste. Continue to cook stirring occasionally, until onions are golden-brown, about 10 min. When onions are done, remove the pan from heat. Add 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Stir together 1 min. Transfer caramelized onions into a small bowl and set aside.

2. Cook the Steak

Same as for the previous steap start by heating a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. You can use the same pan just wipe carefully with a paper tower. When the pan is hot, add 1tbsp olive oil, then steak and 1 fresh garlic clove cut in half. You can also add rosemary for more flavor. Cook the steak for about 5 minutes per side, turning it every 1 min. When steak is done, remove and transfer to a wooden cut board, let rest for 3-4 min.

3. Prepare the dressing  

Meanwhile, peel, then mince 1 garlic clove. In a small bowl stir together minced garlic and 4 tbsp mayonnaise. Save for later.

4. Toast Ciabatta

Halve ciabatta buns. Grill on one side using a grill pan over medium heat. Toast until golden-brown, about 3 minutes.

5. Finish and Serve

Thinly slice steak. Spread garlic and mayonnaise dressing over ciabatta halves, then top with steak and caramelized onions. Enjoy! Don’t forget to add a side to your sandwich, a healthy salad would do the deal, I would recommend Caprese Salad or Greek Salad.


Caprese Salad. The 3 Ingredient Appetizer.

Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil, it is usually arranged on a plate in restaurant practice. Like pizza Margherita, it features the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red. This easy, healthy choice is a great side addition to your main course, it goes well with a Steak Sandwich, Meatballs and any other lunch, it is also a good choice for an appetizer, you can also notice that Caprese Salad makes it to the top list of appetizer in Italian menus.

Caprese Salad: Ingredients

  • 250g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 100g Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (Bocconcini)
  • 3-4 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

The classic Caprese salad is often called, a 3 ingredient salad, where the key ingredients are tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves, there are also a lot of deviations from the classic recipe where pepper or vinegar is added, to keep the things simple and classic – I recommend sticking to the classic Italian recipe, especially if you are part of healthy weight-watchers community 

Caprese Salad: Tools

  1. Medium mixing bowl
  2. Wooden cut board
  3. Small ramekin
  4. Knife
  5. Table spoon

Caprese Salad: Instructions

Step 1: Wash and dry all products.

Step 2: Halve cherry tomatoes, cut bocconcini into bite-size pieces. Chop basil leaves.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil and bocconcini, 1tbsp olive oil. Season with salt to taste.


Crepes – Delicious Family recipe in less than 30min!

Have you heard about Maslenitsa or also known as Pancake Day? Let me show you how to prepare perfect crepes/pancakes. I have chosen to share my family recipe, the one which I am very known for – in my family. The kids demand Crepes every day at my house. Let’s get it started!

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients for Crepes:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 glass of water (250 ml)
  • 1 glass of milk (250 ml)
  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 190 g flour

Step 2: Make sure you have all the necessary tools ready:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Griddle or frying pan
  • Scoop or Ladle
  • Anything else I missed here?

Step 3: A Small How-To Guide / Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, the sugar, and salt.
  • Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine.
  • Add the oil and the flour and beat until smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Butter to oil the frying pan
  • Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe.
  • Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  • Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.
  • Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.
  • Serve hot.

Weekend baking

Sometimes all you need is a batch of hassle free homemade choc chip cookies esp. if they’re this good 🌸
I’ve posted a similar recipe, but have made a few adjustments:
1 cup almond flour 
1/3 cup coconut flour 
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 egg
1/4 cup honey 1 tsp caramel essence (or vanilla)
Chopped choc
Pinch of salt .
How to: 🙃 you know me – mix that ish up and stick it in the oven – basically mix everything , fold in chopped up choc
– roll in to little balls, and place on a tray lined with baking paper
– flatten into little discs, and bake at 180c for 10-15 mins
– allow to cool & devour


Slow Cooker Drumsticks

Serves: 6 

  • 1 1/2 kg chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 600g jar passata

Mixed Vegetarian Lasagne


  • 1 large eggplant, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 1 small green capsicum, chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum, chopped
  • 200g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 150g baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 3 tablespoon plain flour
  • 700ml milk
  • 1 cup (120g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 375g lasagne sheets
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Barbecued Prawns with Lemon, Parsley and Garlic


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • chilli flakes to taste (optional)
  • 700g uncooked fresh king prawns, peeled and deveined

Crispy Chicken Baked with Mozzarella


  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  • 500g chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese (or as needed) cut in half

Stir Fried Chilli Chicken

Serves: 2 

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, diced
  • 3 teaspoons mild chilli powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green capsicum, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, cut into chunks
  • 10 drops Tabasco sauce

Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries

A simple recipe for oven baked fries, is what I have for you today. The addition of a few herbs and Parmesan cheese gives these beauties a fabulous flavor.  They are very simple to make and go well with all kinds of things like the French Onion Burger Of Wonder, Sloppy Joes or Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps.

Dip them in some ketchup, or stir some mayo and BBQ sauce together to make a handy dip. Make them for lunch, make them for dinner or make them at 9 PM while you watch the Olympics. 

Which are pretty spectacular, by the way. Watching a man with artificial legs run the 400 meter dash is really something, wouldn’t you say? Very commendable, indeed. 

Have a great day, everyone. Hope you come back soon. 

Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries
Time: 10 minutes hands on + 20  minutes baking
Yield: 7-8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

6  russet potatoes
2 T olive oil
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t thyme
4 T Parmesan Cheese (I used Kraft)
Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 
2. Wash your potatoes well. Slice them into 5 or 6 half inch pieces. 

3. Divide the slices in half and lay each half face down in a stack. Slice each stack into 4 or 5 half inch slices. 

Cutting your potatoes this way will make them even in size (for the most part, don’t get a ruler out or anything) allowing them cook evenly. 

4. Toss your pretty potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of them. 

5. Take a large pair of tongs and toss the fries around, making sure they all get a bit of oil on them. 

6. Add a bit of salt and pepper 

and then sprinkle 4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese over the top. 

7. Toss it all together, making sure every potato gets some of the coating.

8. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray and lay the potatoes out evenly.
9. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice while they cook. When they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside they are done.