Cooking may not be painful, but everything gets complicated, at the end of the recipes, when we look at the kitchen table and have a pile of dishes to wash. But fear not, because A Pitada do Pai just released a book with 60 simple recipes that don’t get dirty.
If you are tired of cooking, but want to give gastronomy a new lease of life, these pages can help you. It all started in 2016 when Roy Marquez became a father and decided he wanted to change his diet.
“I started Pitada do Pai in 2016, when my son started serving food. Since I was always overweight, I also wanted to give my son a healthy diet, and above all, I did not want him to be an overweight father: I wanted him to set a good example in me as a father, and not only in terms of food, but in everything “, Roy Marquez tells MAGG.
A month after the blog was created, in June 2016, A Pitada do Pai already had five thousand followers. Two months later, the invitation to write the first book followed. In November the first trip to television, and in December the first workshop. For MAGG, Rui Marques admits he never thought the project would take such proportions so quickly, but the feedback it was receiving from those who followed it were “really very good”.
After releasing two books, he said that this book is very different from the previous two. “This book has a completely different concept. The first one took a lot of the same blog component and was broken down by seasons. The second book focused more on making a plate and reusing it and this is a book in which one or two dirty recipes are one or two pots,” he explains.
The book is divided into pot recipes, oven recipes, skillet recipes, zero waste and desserts (re-educated from a calorie point of view): all of them are meant to make people’s lives easier, avoid dirty dishes and, on the other hand, make recipes that are more balanced. . Another requirement is that most recipes can be adapted to all kitchen robots (as a way to give people confidence),” continues Roy Marques.
“I’m tired of cooking… and now?” , edited by Zero a Oito, is already on sale for €18.99. The book contains 60 recipes – and we suggest two.
Pasta with spinach, shrimp and pea pesto
– 400 grams of shrimp
– 1 garlic clove
200g cooked macaroni (or zucchini zoodles)
150gm boiled peas (optional)
qb . olive oil
– qb . salt
– qb . pepper
Shredded cheese, as desired
Begin by sautéing the shrimp in a drizzle of olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper. Spare. Separately, in a blender or kitchen robot, add garlic, cilantro, and olive oil drizzle and set aside.
Put the cooked pasta or zucchini zoodles in the skillet and add the cilantro, shrimp, and peas mixture. Mix it well and let it simmer for a few minutes. Finally, serve with grated cheese to taste.
Chili with broccoli and cauliflower rice
– 300 grams minced meat
– 1 onion
– 1 bottle of tomato sauce
Small jar of black beans or kidney beans
– 1 broccoli flower
– 1 cauliflower
qb . extra virgin olive oil
– qb . salt
– qb . pepper
– Thyme, as desired
Caroline rice, to taste
– Chopped parsley, as desired
Lemon or lime juice
In a frying pan we put a thread of olive oil, onions and minced meat and let it acquire a color. Add tomato sauce and beans and let it cook and gain flavour. Season with salt and pepper.
Separately, chop the cauliflower and broccoli florets. Place mixture in a bowl, season with oregano, salt, pepper, and drizzle with olive oil and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve colored rice underneath and chili on top, finishing with chopped parsley and a few drops of lemon juice.