DIY Sauces: Flavor with Homemade Seasonings – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Bechamel: tips to make all dishes tastier

In the culinary world, condiments are often the final touch that transforms a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. But what if instead of relying on pre-packaged condiments, we decided to create our own DIY sauces at home? Bringing your dishes to life with homemade seasonings could be the key to taking your meals to the next level, adding a touch of creativity and customization that you won’t find in packaged products.

Advantages of DIY sauces

Control of ingredients

When you make your own sauces at home, you have the complete control on the ingredients you use. You can avoid preservatives, artificial colors and other additives often found in packaged condiments. Plus, you can choose fresh, high-quality ingredients to ensure maximum flavor and nutritional value.

Flavor customization

Creating your own sauces gives you the freedom to customize the flavor according to your tastes and preferences. You can experiment with different herbs, spices, oils and vinegars to create unique and delicious combinations that fit perfectly with your favorite dishes. Plus, you can easily adjust the amount of salt, sugar, and other ingredients to tailor the sauce to your dietary needs.

DIY sauce ideas

Fresh tomato sauce

Fresh tomato sauce is a classic condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes, from pastas to soups to meats. To make it, simply blend fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and olive oil until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer to concentrate the flavors.

Yogurt and cucumber sauce

This fresh and light sauce is perfect for accompanying meat dishes, grilled vegetables or as a salad dressing. Mix Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, fresh mint and lemon juice to create a refreshing, versatile dip that will complement any dish.

Creating DIY sauces at home can be a fun and rewarding way to add a personal touch to your dishes. With complete control of the ingredients and the ability to customize the flavor, the possibilities are endless. Experiment with different recipes and ingredients to discover new combinations that will make your meals even more delicious and unique.

Strawberry cup cake (Recipe in 12 minutes!) by Tavolartegusto – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Strawberry cup cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto

There Strawberry cup cake it’s a very quick dessert and tasty, version with fresh fruitof the classic Mug cake, perfect when you have little time available! In fact, that’s enough 1 cup, flour, eggs, yeast, chopped strawberries; you mix everything with a spoon, yes cooks in the microwave and it is ready to serve in 16 minutes!

Strawberry cup cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto

The recipe was born by chance, thanks to the imminent desire for strawberry cake but I had the minutes counted to realize it. So I got to work and needless to say she literally snapped up spoon after spoon! of her his moist consistency and tender it is spectacular! Excellent not just for one snack afternoon, or for one breakfast energy, also given its fantastic single-portion appearance, the strawberry mug cakeit can easily be transformed into a tasty dessert to offer for a after a quick dinnertrust me and prepare it immediately, they will love it too children!

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The Strawberry Crumble (quick dessert with fresh fruit and shortcrust pastry crumbs)

Strawberry cup cake recipe


Preparation Cooking Total
10 minutes 2 minutes 12 minutes

Cost Kitchen Calories
Bass American 344 Kcal


Quantity for 2 cups

    • 8 tablespoons of 00 flour
    • 6 – 8 strawberries
    • 5 tablespoons of sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons of milk at room temperature (which you can replace with a vegetable drink or plain yogurt)
    • 1 tablespoon of seed oil
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • vanilla powder or extract
    • icing sugar for decorating (optional)


How to make strawberry mug cake

First of all, wash the strawberries and cut them into 1cm pieces:

cut the fruit for the strawberry cup cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto

Then prepare 2 cups next to each other, into each one pour 4 tablespoons of flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder and then the vanilla distributed in half. Mix the mixture of both cups well with a fork.

Then continue by adding half the oil, milk, sugar, one egg each and half the strawberries into each cup, leaving 2 tablespoons aside for decoration:

how to make strawberry cup cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto

Finally, stir very well with a fork to obtain a smooth, lump-free mixture and add 1 tablespoon of strawberries for each cup to the surface:

cook the strawberry mug cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto

Finally cook in the microwave at 800 Watts for approximately 2 and a half minutes.

If you don’t have a microwave, no problem! cook in a static oven already hot in the middle part at 180° for about 20 – 25 minutes.

Finally, remove from the oven and sprinkle with icing sugar if you like.

Here’s yours ready Strawberry cup cake

Strawberry cup cake - Recipe by Tavolartegusto


This type of dessert should be enjoyed immediately, within a few hours at the most.

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Cabbage in the kitchen: how to cook it to enhance its flavour – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Recipes with savoy cabbage: recipes and techniques

Savoy cabbage is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can be used in many recipes to add flavor and texture to dishes. In the kitchen, cabbage can be cooked in different ways to enhance its flavor and create delicious and satisfying dishes. Let’s discover together how to make the most of the potential of this precious ingredient.

Choose and prepare the cabbage

The first thing to do when cooking cabbage is choose a fresh specimen and of good quality. Make sure the leaves are crisp and a nice bright green color. Before using it, it is important to wash the cabbage carefully under running water to remove any soil or pesticide residues.

Cut and blanch the cabbage

To prepare cabbage for cooking, it is necessary cut it correctly. Remove the tough outer leaves and cut the cabbage in half. At this point, you can decide whether to cut the cabbage into thin strips for a crunchy salad or into coarser pieces for a soup or side dish.

Before using cabbage in a recipe, it is advisable blanch it to make it softer and facilitate subsequent cooking. Immerse the cabbage leaves in boiling water for a few minutes, then drain and cool them under cold water. In this way, the cabbage will maintain its lively color and crunchy texture.

Recipes to enhance the flavor of cabbage

Once you prepare the cabbage, you can use it in numerous recipes to create tasty and nutritious dishes. Here are some ideas to enhance the flavor of this vegetable in the kitchen.

Cabbage and potato soup

Cabbage and potato soup is a comfort food dish perfect for cold days. Start by frying the onion and garlic in extra virgin olive oil, then add the cabbage cut into pieces and the diced potatoes. Add vegetable broth and cook until the vegetables are tender. Top with chopped fresh parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Vegetarian cabbage rolls

Cabbage rolls are a rich and tasty dish that will conquer even the most demanding palates. Cook the blanched cabbage leaves in salted water to make them soft, then fill them with a mixture of your choice or you can follow our recipe. Roll up the stuffed cabbage leaves and place them on a baking tray. Bake until the cheese is golden and crispy.

In the kitchen, cabbage can be a versatile and tasty ingredient if cooked correctly. Experiment with different recipes and cooking techniques to discover the best way to enhance the flavor of this precious vegetable.

Savoy cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in different ways to create tasty and satisfying dishes. By choosing and preparing cabbage correctly, it is possible to enhance its flavor and obtain surprising results in the kitchen.

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