Korean BBQ Lentils

Lentils are a staple ingredient in my pantry. Since I rarely cook meat at home, I very often opt for these versatile legumes. You can very easily substitute ground meat for lentils in various recipes. Some people think that they are bland, however it all depends on how you cook them. I generally prefer to…

Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

It is the season for BBQs and picnics, when everyone prepares meals and snacks to share with their family and friends. I have a perfect food item for your next get-together! ­čÖé These savoury cheesy zucchini muffins are easy to make and sooo delicious! They can be eaten on their own or served with a…

Kware┼╝imal – Maltese Lenten Cookies

This recipe reminds me of home and the beautiful smells that would fill our house while baking these cookies. The orange blossom water smell also reminds me of Spring, which happens to be round the corner. ­čÖé Kware┼╝imal refers to the forty days of Lent, during which traditionally in Malta most animal products were avoided. In fact,…

Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ with a hint of Earl Grey

During our┬ávegan challenge, a sweets festival was held here in Budapest. Various vendors set up stalls in one of the main squares and sold their heavenly┬áproducts to the crowd. We decided to pop by and admire the works of art made out of chocolate and other candy, the beautifully decorated cakes and the stunning macaroons…

Quiche

Quiche is another all time favourite at home. It is great┬áfor Sunday brunch, light lunch or even dinner accompanied with a leafy salad. It is very simple to make! The basic ingredients for a quiche are the pastry, eggs and milk or cream. You can then opt for a vegetarian version or add meat if…

Traditional Maltese Figolli

Figolli are a traditional Easter cookie cake with almond filling, decorated with chocolate or icing. Traditionally they were made in the shapes of Catholic symbols related to Easter but nowadays you can find them in all shapes, such as lamb, rabbit, heart, fish, butterfly, cars… At home, we bake Figolli every year. They are not too hard…

Qassatat tal-Pi┼╝elli

Last week, I was really craving some Maltese qassatat. These are the fast food of Malta, along with the pastizzi, square pizza, sausage rolls and various pies. In almost every village you will find that small shop selling these tasty snacks. I had never made them before, but knowing I would not find something similar here…