Maltese Ross il-Forn – Baked rice

Ross il-forn in Maltese literally translates to baked rice. It is a popular rice dish in Malta and can be considered the ultimate Maltese comfort food. Although it takes some time to prepare the dish from scratch, there is nothing too complicated about it. Once at it, I like to make extra portions and freeze…

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…

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,…

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…