Lemon & Blueberry Tart

This tart screams SUMMER!! to me. The vibrant lemony taste accompanied by the freshness of the blueberries and the sweet buttery base is exactly what I need after a good Summer BBQ at home. The recipe is inspired by a lemon tart served as dessert at one of my favourite restaurants in Malta. Every time…

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 😀 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! 😀 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…

Tomato Galette

You know Summer is very close by when you start noticing a variety of tomatoes at the local farmers market. This is what happened last weekend 🙂 At that instant I knew that I had to get my hands on some of them to prepare a delicious summer-and-sunshine-on-a-plate (aka tomato) galette. This is a simple…

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 “yú 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…

Qagħaq tal-Ġunġlien – Maltese Sesame Rings

Qagħaq tal-Ġunġlien literally translates to sesame rings. These are traditional Maltese biscuits made from wheat flour, lemon and orange peel and a bunch of aromatics, including cinnamon, cloves and anise seed. You will also find them shaped in a figure of eight and called Ottijiet (otto = eight in Italian). They are commonly found all…