Gluten free Cheesy Spinach Bites

Spinach is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It has a lot of health and nutritional benefits. Spinach is very versatile and can be included in so many recipes. It can be eaten raw or cooked and can be added to salads, pasta, sandwiches, stews, smoothies and dips. This recipe will turn bland spinach leaves…

Għadam tal-Mejtin, Maltese Almond Cookies

Għadam tal-Mejtin, which literally translates to “dead men’s bones”, can sound a bit creepy. But never mind the name… they are absolutely delicious almond cookies. The name comes from the shape of the cookies, which are prepared in the form of a bone. These traditional Maltese cookies are prepared in the beginning of November, in…

Imqarrun il-Forn, Maltese Baked Macaroni

Imqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni), also known as baked pasta (Għaġin il-Forn), is a traditional and popular Maltese dish. It is very often served as starter during Christmas lunches, however, it is also enjoyed throughout the year at family gathering and Sunday lunches. The dish combines penne or rigatoni, a rich tomato ragù sauce, hard-boiled eggs,…

A Culinary Voyage through Japan

Around this time last year, my husband and I left for our long awaited holiday to Japan. If you follow my Instagram account, you may have already seen some of the food we ate on our trip. This post has been long overdue but there were tonnes of pictures to go through and as I…

Roasted Aubergine with Spiced Rice

I am back with another aubergine recipe! I have already mentioned on this blog that it is one of my favourite vegetables. I know some people absolutely hate it… let’s face it… if it is not properly cooked, it can tend to be spongey and unpleasant to eat. However, with some help from a good…

Middle Eastern Inspired Halloumi

I always have a packet of halloumi cheese in my fridge. It is quick to prepare and very versatile. You can easily slide it into a pan, cook it for a couple of minutes and it’s done. You can add it to salads or grilled vegetables or even serve it as a vegetarian burger. It…

Zucchini & Aubergine Pasta Bake

This recipe is inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pasta and Butternut Squash Cake. A couple of weeks ago, I followed this recipe to prepare my version of this ‘cake’ for a weekend lunch. I did some minor twists to the original recipe and it was definitely a hit and super delicious. Any leftovers were soon gone…

Roasted Pumpkin, Feta & Spinach Salad

After a short summer break, I am back to share with you more of my favourite simple recipes. During the past weeks, I took the opportunity to test out some new recipes and also had the chance for a short holiday in Bavaria, Germany (more on this in an upcoming blog post). It is still…

Sweet Potato Salad

Summer… long hot days, low energy, diminished appetite and yet you still have to eat! How many times have you dreaded the thought of needing to cook on a long, hot summer day. Standing in a hot kitchen is definitely not appealing on such days, but there is always an alternative 🙂 Summer is for…

Smokey Zucchini Fritters

Fritters are one way of incorporating more vegetables in your diet and can be appealing to both kids and adults. The flavour depends on the herbs and spices that you add into the mixture. The recipe below can just be used as a guideline which can easily be adjusted to everyone’s preferences. Fritters are excellent…