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EUROPE: After a long day travelling or exploring a new city, nothing quite beats a delicious home-cooked meal in the comfort of your own space. A great advantage when staying at Adina Apartment Hotels is having access to a fully equipped kitchen in your spacious apartment. With only a few ingredients required from your local supermarket and utensils at the ready, cook up a home-style meal with our quick, simple recipes below, before kicking back on the couch with a quality movie. Never has it been so easy to feel right at home with Adina Hotels.
One-Pot Pasta Tomato Mozzarella
Comfort food at its finest for families on the go! This simple but delicious one-pot meal takes just 15 minutes to prepare... allowing you more time to head out and enjoy the city sites.
- 500g pasta
- 400g tomatoes
- 150g mozzarella
- 1 bunch of basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1L vegetable stock
- Salt & pepper
First, cut the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces and the basil leaves into strips. Finely chop the garlic cloves. Put tomatoes, basil, garlic cloves and pasta in a large pot and pour in a litre of vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes over medium heat until the pasta is cooked. Stir every 2 minutes to make sure the pasta doesn't stick to the pan. To serve, season with salt and pepper and top with mozzarella. For something different, this dish can be made with potatoes instead of pasta noodles.
It's a taste of Italy no matter where in the Adina network you stay.
Sweet Potato Boats au Gratin
After a busy day exploring, there's nothing better than letting your oven do the work for you! This tasty dish hits the spot for couples wanting to replenish their energy and, best of all, it can be scaled up and down depending on the number of people you are travelling with.
- 4 sweet potatoes
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeño or chilli pepper
- 300g spinach
- 1 pack of mozzarella
- Oil, salt & pepper
- If required: sweetcorn, kidney beans, tomatoes, creme fraiche
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wash the sweet potatoes under cool running water before pre-cooking in the oven for about an hour. This makes them soft, so its easy to scoop out the flesh later. Meanwhile, chop the garlic cloves, parsley and jalapeño, then fry the spinach with a little oil and squeeze of lime in a fry pan over low heat. Once potatoes are soft (you can test them by poking with a knife) remove them from the oven and carefully cut them in half lengthwise. Hollow them out completely, adding the potato flesh to a bowl with lime juice, garlic cloves, jalapeño, spinach and salt and pepper. Mix well mix. Put the potato mixture back into the hollow 'boat like' potato skin, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven until the cheese has melted. To serve, top with parsley and bon appétit! If you want to make your sweet potato a little more fancy, you can add corn, kidney beans, tomatoes or even crème fraîche when mixing the mashed potato.
Creamy One-Pot Spaetzle
Adina's are great for intergenerational travel... so if you're travellign with hungry hoardes, try your hand at this delicious cheesy Spätzle (German egg noodles). And, best of all, this simple, 20-minute one-pot recipe means you'll be eating dinner before you know it!
- 400g spaetzle
- 100g bacon strips or diced ham
- 125g cherry tomatoes
- 1 leek
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 package parmesan
- 150g creme fraiche
- 2 tabelsppons chicken stock / brouillon
- Oil, salt & pepper
Firstly wash the vegetables under cool running water. Chop cherry tomatoes in half, dice the leek and bacon in small 1cm squares, and finely chop garlic cloves. Fry the spätzle with a dash of oil in a fry pan over medium heat, for about 6 minutes, or until they are slightly brown. Place the lighlty fried spätzle in a bowl, sit aside. Add bacon to the fry pan, cook for 5 minutes before adding chopped leek. Cook for another 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add garlic and tomatoes. Stir occassionally for 2 minutes. Add the crème fraîche, chicken stock and 2 tablespoons of water to the fry pan. Cook gently for 2 minutes before returning the spätzle to the pan. Heat the ingredients to desired serving temperature. Serve with parmesan.
Quick Teriyaki Salmon Bowl
Our chefs have cooked up this tasty, yet substantial, salmon bowl for health-conscious travellers.
- 250g salmon
- 100g rice
- 250g broccoli
- 2 spring onions
- Teriyaki sauce or alternatively soy sauce
- Oil, salt & pepper
First, marinate the salmon in a bowl with half a bottle of teriyaki sauce and set aside. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces and finely chop spring onions. In a medium sauce pan, bring water to the boil, add rice, cook until soft. In a second saucepan, add water and a dash of salt. Bring salted water to the boil before adding the broccoli. Cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly soft. Add oil to a fry pan and cook the marinated salmon (dispose of any leftover teriyaki sauce in the bowl) for 2-3 minutes on each side over medium heat. Add cooked rice to the bowl, top with salmon, vegetables and spring onions. Drizzle leftover teriyaki sauce to serve.
Honey Mustard Salad Bowl with Potatoes and Egg
When it comes to meals, we think our honey mustard salad bowl is the perfect simple, summer dish to enjoy after a long day of travel. And, best of all, with full kitchen facilities, you can save the leftovers for another day!
- 400g potatoes
- 300g tomatoes
- 4 eggs
- 1 head of lettuce / 1 lettuce packet / 2 lettuce hearts, variety to taste
- 1 bunch chives or parsley
- Honey mustard dressing
- Oil, salt & pepper
Peel and chop potatoes into bite-sized pieces, depending on your preference, either boil potatoes in a medium saucepan over a high heat until soft, or roast them in the oven until golden brown. While potatoes are cooking add eggs to boiling water for about 7 - 9 minutes. Wash and chop lettuce, tomatoes and chives or parsley, then add to a bowl. Peel the eggs, cut them in half and add to the bowl of salad. Top salad with roasted or boiled poatoes. Season the salad and garnish with honey mustard dressing, salt, pepper and herbs.
Feel at Home in any City with Adina
With Adina Hotels located in 18 gateway cities across Europe, there's never been a better time to experience apartment-style living on your next city escape. And, if you're visiting on an extended stay or looking to balance the budget, be sure to make the most of the fully equipped kitchen in your room with a home-cooked meal using one of our simple recommended recipes. Our current offers are the perfect accompaniment to any stay.