Tomato & Aubergine Risotto

I would eat risotto everyday! It is so delicious… even a simple risotto can be the best food on Earth if made right! It just needs simple quality ingredients, taking their time to meld beautifully together. We love risotto so much, that we hardly ever order it when we eat at restaurants, we have so…

Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Coming from the Mediterranean, pasta with tomato sauce has always been a staple in our diet. Sauces are always homemade because they are the best. This recipe is a great way to use the fresh summer tomatoes when they are in abundance. However, we can also enjoy it using canned tomatoes. The result will be…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Winter is the season for soups. After a cold, long day, all you need is a bowl of comforting food and this roasted butternut squash soup is not just comforting, it is healthy and made with simple ingredients. I have tried a lot of butternut squash variations, like this Butternut Squash Soup, but trust me,…

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Do you remember the recipe for the fluffy pillows of potato I posted here a while back? From time to time, I do have a batch of potato gnocchi ready in the freezer. There are other cases when I feel lazy and I just buy a packet of ready made potato gnocchi. I always try…

Caramelised Onions, Pear and Stilton Cheese Tart

The first time I made this tart was for lunch last Christmas. I was risking some guests not eating my starter because I know that some of them do not like the idea of mixing fruit/sweet flavours with savoury ones. However, I wanted to make something different than the usual soup and ultimately decided to…

Colourful Veggie Soup

A cold grey day can only get better with some bright colours and good food. What if you can combine the two to have a colourful dish of comfort food? 💡😀 This soup incorporates a mixture of colourful vegetables in a broth flavoured with various herbs and spices. I also like to sauté the vegetables…

Vegan Lentil & Bean Chili

The New Year brought a new adventure to my family. After almost a year and a half in Malta, we have moved back to Budapest, Hungary and January has been quite hectic with the move, apartment hunting and also settling in. It does not mean we have not been eating though 😜. On most days,…

‘Healthy’ Chocolate Muffins

For most of us, Christmas is the season to eat and indulge. We tend to eat more than usual and when the new year starts, we are all trying to switch our lifestyle and keep away from the sweets and delicious stuff. After some research and going through my existing trustworthy recipes, I came up…

Homemade Basil Pesto

You might ask yourself: ‘Why would I make my own pesto when I could easily find it ready-made in a jar?’ You are correct, ready made pesto is so convenient and versatile, in fact I  always have some in my cupboard at home, but I can also assure you that home made pesto is at…

Almond Matcha Cookies

Inspired by my recent blog post about our trip to Japan, I got hold of some matcha green tea powder. The smell of it and the flavour took me straight back to the streets of Kyoto, the capital of matcha tea. I decided to bake some matcha-flavoured cookies. These are not traditional cookies you will…