10. May, 2017

My online cooking experience


Welcome, everyone, to my online cooking experience. Here you will find some of my best recipes, Food that I cook at home every day, and if I mention a ingredient  it’s because I want everyone to get the best results when using my suggestions. I’ve had a passion for cooking all my life and my goal has always been the same, whenever I cook: Make it healthy, exciting and an innovative experience. Whenever I can make food that’s  healthy and simple to produce, I feel I’ve succeeded. Due to my profession I’ve always travelled a lot, meeting different people and different cultures, this has enabled me to experience a lot of different gastronomy worldwide. My focus is always based on: healthy recipes that are not to elaborated and easy to produce, but they still have to be delicious to eat.

These days, I feel extremely fortunate that I can spend all my time doing what I love. I created "Cooking with Tony" as a place to share my own healthy recipes with everyone from experienced cooks to novices in the kitchen. My healthy lifestyle is what motivates me to create healthy foods and meals. I’m not a health food nut – I’m just doing the best I can to create some recipes that I feel good about eating. But they have to taste great so I basically work on reducing the bad stuff and increasing the good stuff. For example, with dinner recipes, I focus on reducing unhealthy fats and incorporating lots of vegetables.

Keeping it simple is also important. Any time I can make something easier to cook, I do it. So you’ll see lots of easy recipes here where everything goes into one pan.

I have become very conscious of the nutrition factor in a diet and I know how crucial it is to eat vegetables every day. They are the lifelines to good health and many of my  recipes have vegetables built in, like my vegetable pastas that has different green vegetables in every serving and my meats with roasted vegetables. These are both super healthy meals with the benefits of a variety of vegetables.

My own favorite meals have to be Portuguese food. A super Portuguese Grandma wouldn’t let you leave Portugal after trying only one cod fish dish alone! for example “pasteis de bacalhau” these cod fish fritters can be savored as a starter or snack, or along with rice and salad as main dish.Out of the numerous ways to prepare salted cod fish in Portugal, “Bras style” is one of the most popular and I honestly salivate just to think about it. The shredded cod is sautéed in a pan along with plenty of onions and straw fried potatoes, finished up with beaten eggs that cook as they join the pan, and topped with parsley and black olives.

The satisfaction I get just knowing that others appreciate my healthy recipes and are cooking healthy foods and meals at home is all the reward I need.  My only goal is to motivate more people to cook Portuguese food at home, making good nutrition and healthy eating a priority.

 A lot of people may not realize that eating healthy meals doesn’t mean tofu and rice cakes. You don’t have to give up your favorite comfort foods… just change the way you make them. Maybe someday soon, my friends and family, instead of saying, “Aren’t you Tony  the globetrotter Engineer ” they will be saying, “Aren’t you Tony, the healthy home cook? I love your recipes!”

 I strive to make my recipes as simple as possible and I’m rewarded, If I can make you smile and then you try one of my recipes, it’s a double win for me… bringing you some fun excitement and some good food, too.

Thank you for visiting "Cooking with Tony", my online cooking experience, and I look forward to your comments. I will especially like to be told when someone tries one of my recipes (and sends a picture!) so please do send your feedback.