Vegetarian Moussaka

Recipes for moussaka vary a lot between countries and places of origin. It is a dish popular around the Levant, Balkans, Turkey and Greece. Each country has its own way of preparing and serving it. My recipe below is not traditionally from one place or the other and I guess my version is a combination…

Roasted Cauliflower Casserole

The change in season also brings about a change in the way we eat. We look forward to more soups, curries, casseroles and other heartwarming dishes. For this dish, forget steamed cauliflower, which I personally find is tasteless, boring and often doesn’t smell very appetizing. Here, it is all about layers of flavour, which can…

Carrot, Chickpea & Tahini Salad

Light, fresh and easy to prepare meals are the way to go during the hot Summer days. I am always trying out new stuff and trying to diversify our choice of ingredients to keep things interesting and delightful and this recipe became a favourite over the past few months. This salad includes a combination of…

Aubergine & Red Lentil Curry

During our last 2 weeks travelling around Austria and visiting family in Germany, our diet was completely different than usual and included much more meat than we are used too. The food was all great and we enjoyed trying out various traditional Austrian and Bavarian dishes. However, once we were back home, we were looking…

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…