Indian Summer Salad

During these hot Summer days I prefer to eat light and enjoy easy to prepare recipes more than ever. Most importantly, they have to be fresh and packed with flavour. Over the past year, I have discovered Bhel Puri Chaat at a local Indian place in Malta. It is light, crisp, tangy, full of flavour…

Homemade Hummus

Dinners, picnics, BBQs, drinks… all start with some nibbles or appetisers πŸ˜€ Dips are perfect for any occasion and can be shared with everyone. Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, sesame seed paste (aka tahini), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. It comes from the Middle East however it is popular all over the…

Vegan Beetroot Burgers

This hot weather we experienced during the past days called for BBQs at home to enjoy the evening breeze. Being back in Malta for a couple of days, we had the opportunity to enjoy these BBQs in the company of our family and friends. If you are looking for an alternative to your go-to burger,…

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Intense fudgy chocolate brownies? Oh yes please! πŸ˜€ A chocolate treat is always my go-to dessert when I am making dessert for a crowd. It is a safe option because everybody loves chocolate. This rich and decadent chocolate brownie will make you go for another slice. This recipe uses aquafaba (water from canned chickpeas) instead…

Beluga Lentils & Sweet Potato Salad

Hot summer days are on the way and our diet starts to shift to lighter meals. Less time will be spent in the kitchen and that means looking for easier and less time consuming recipes. Salads are always a go-to meal. However, diversity is the key since we easily get tired of the same dish…

Vegan Hot Dogs

I associate hot dogs with summer BBQs, evenings at the beach and breezy nights on the roof at home. But it is not often that we have hot dogs at home, since we try to stay away from packaged food as much as possible. Having a good sausage is the key here… and what is…

Chinese Sticky Aubergine

Recently we paid a visit to a Chinese restaurant in Budapest. We ordered a number of different dishes to share between us all. One of the dishes was called “yΓΊ xiāng eggplant”. As you may have noticed already, eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables and I insisted on ordering that dish for us to…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Although the weather is changing, sometimes we still have a cold wintery day. On such days, nothing is better than a warm bowl of soup. At the moment, you will find a lot of beautiful white cauliflower at the local farmers market. So I decided to grab one and make this creamy delicious soup to…

Chickpea & Carrot Stew

Chickpea and Carrot stew is another vegetarian dish that is currently on my list of favourites. Besides the fact that it is tasty and and healthy, it is also a one-pot meal, which makes it easier to clean up afterwards. πŸ˜€ This dish is inspired by Moroccan cuisine, using cinnamon powder and dates to add…

Vegetarian Sauerkraut Patties

I am a big sauerkraut fan, even though it is not something I grew up on. I was exposed to it after I met my now-husband due to the German side of his family. Some say it is an acquired taste but for me it was love at first taste! πŸ™‚ In Malta, we mostly…