Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This recipe is inspired by the Hungarian 🇭🇺 dish – töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage). Recently, I discovered that it is commonly served during Christmas time, however, it is also a popular dish during the cold winter months. With the Christmas season fast approaching, I think it was appropriate to prepare these cabbage rolls. Töltött káposzta…

Imqarrun il-Forn, Maltese Baked Macaroni

Imqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni), also known as baked pasta (Għaġin il-Forn), is a traditional and popular Maltese dish. It is very often served as starter during Christmas lunches, however, it is also enjoyed throughout the year at family gathering and Sunday lunches. The dish combines penne or rigatoni, a rich tomato ragù sauce, hard-boiled eggs,…

Roasted Aubergine with Spiced Rice

I am back with another aubergine recipe! I have already mentioned on this blog that it is one of my favourite vegetables. I know some people absolutely hate it… let’s face it… if it is not properly cooked, it can tend to be spongey and unpleasant to eat. However, with some help from a good…

Middle Eastern Inspired Halloumi

I always have a packet of halloumi cheese in my fridge. It is quick to prepare and very versatile. You can easily slide it into a pan, cook it for a couple of minutes and it’s done. You can add it to salads or grilled vegetables or even serve it as a vegetarian burger. It…

Zucchini & Aubergine Pasta Bake

This recipe is inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pasta and Butternut Squash Cake. A couple of weeks ago, I followed this recipe to prepare my version of this ‘cake’ for a weekend lunch. I did some minor twists to the original recipe and it was definitely a hit and super delicious. Any leftovers were soon gone…

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…

Sweet Potato Salad

Summer… long hot days, low energy, diminished appetite and yet you still have to eat! How many times have you dreaded the thought of needing to cook on a long, hot summer day. Standing in a hot kitchen is definitely not appealing on such days, but there is always an alternative 🙂 Summer is for…

Smokey Zucchini Fritters

Fritters are one way of incorporating more vegetables in your diet and can be appealing to both kids and adults. The flavour depends on the herbs and spices that you add into the mixture. The recipe below can just be used as a guideline which can easily be adjusted to everyone’s preferences. Fritters are excellent…

Kale & Miso Pesto

This recipe saved my day! 😀 I wanted to prepare a quick meal after a long day at work followed by a couple of errands. I was also tempted of ordering a take-out meal since my kitchen is not usually well-stocked with fresh vegetables by end of week. I normally do my groceries shopping on…

Broccoli & Ricotta Pie

Did anyone say pie? 😀 Pie is a simple word that represents a wide variety; pies can be sweet or savoury, they could be large or handheld, topped with a rich crust, or open topped… A pie is like a piece of canvas, you can get creative with various ingredients for the filling. A classic…