Miso Rice with Brussels Sprouts & Peanuts

Recently, while browsing on the internet, I came across a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi which really caught my attention. It included various ingredients which I really like and never thought of combining together. This recipe includes Brussels sprouts, a favourite vegetables of mine which however I always end up roasting or pan grilling. This is…

Maltese Christmas Log

The Maltese Christmas Log is very different than the Yule log, popular throughout Europe. Instead of sponge cake, the Maltese one is made with crushed biscuits and a variety of nuts, fruit and sometimes chocolate chips. It is very popular during the festive season, and besides it being sooo delicious it is very simple to…

Broccoli Soup

How can anyone say no to a hot bowl of soup… especially on these cold evenings when you just got home after a long day at work? They are filling, comforting and easy to prepare. They are also great to serve as a starter course during the upcoming festive meals. However, the best thing about…

Vegan Banana Bread

How often do you end up with overripe bananas? What do you do with them? Simple… Banana Bread! This banana bread is very simple to make, no stand mixer is required… with a simple fork you can mash the already ripe bananas and mix all other ingredients together. It is that easy! ­čÖé Within just…

Spiced Tofu with Aubergine & Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tofu is popular among the vegan community. Others do not find it appealing, particularly because of its subtle flavour. This recipe gives a boost to the ‘flavourless’ tofu with a Chinese five-spice coating and a bath of spicy tomato sauce. The third component in this recipe is the sweet and salty addition of the aubergine,…

Red Lentil Dip

How many times did you wish you had something healthy to snack on in between meals that was super delicious? Here is your new favourite! I always try to plan my meals in advance to make sure that I do not end up snacking on food which is not that healthy. When I am at…

Vegan ‘Paella’

Last year, I posted the recipe for a Chicken & Prawn Paella. I have prepared this on several occasions, both as a weeknight dinner and also to serve it when we have guests over. It is always a great go-to dish, and with a bottle of wine… it’s just perfect! ­čśÇ For this recipe, I…

Warm Autumn Salad

Now that the weather is getting a bit fresher, we tend to eat less fresh Summer salads. This however does not mean that we stop eating healthy food. Being mainly on a vegetarian diet, my fridge is always stocked with various fresh fruit and vegetables. As you may have noticed from previous blog posts, I…

Snapshots from the Countryside

Having spent the last 3 years (almost!) living in the city, I learned to appreciate the city lifestyle and the benefits of having everything within walking distance – be it green parks, markets, art and culture events, restaurants… However, when it comes to having a holiday or a short break, I find that being closer…

Korean BBQ Lentils

Lentils are a staple ingredient in my pantry. Since I rarely cook meat at home, I very often opt for these versatile legumes. You can very easily substitute ground meat for lentils in various recipes. Some people think that they are bland, however it all depends on how you cook them. I generally prefer to…