Baked Samosas

A samosa is a pastry pocket with a spicy filling inside which is then deep fried or baked. They are stuffed either with meat or vegetables, and flavoured with a variety of spices. Depending on the region of origin, these may include garlic, ginger, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder and chili powder….

Feta & Jalapeño Cornbread

A while back, I posted a recipe for a simple Savoury Cornbread. It is a recipe that I made over and over again. It is great for packed lunches or a simple lunch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. It is easy to prepare and can be prepared in less than an hour. I have since…

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,…

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…

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…

Chickpea & Carrot Stew

Chickpea and Carrot stew is another vegetarian dish that is currently on my list of favourites. Besides the fact that it is tasty and and healthy, it is also a one-pot meal, which makes it easier to clean up afterwards. 😀 This dish is inspired by Moroccan cuisine, using cinnamon powder and dates to add…