Creamy Beetroot Risotto

Beetroots are packed with health benefits. They are low in fat and full of vitamins. The root is sweet and earthy in taste. It is very versatile and can be roasted, turned into a delicious soup or added to a variety of salads. It can be pickled or eaten raw, and it can even be…

Miso Rice with Brussels Sprouts & Peanuts

Recently, while browsing on the internet, I came across a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi which really caught my attention. It included various ingredients which I really like and never thought of combining together. This recipe includes Brussels sprouts, a favourite vegetables of mine which however I always end up roasting or pan grilling. This is…

Vegan ‘Paella’

Last year, I posted the recipe for a Chicken & Prawn Paella. I have prepared this on several occasions, both as a weeknight dinner and also to serve it when we have guests over. It is always a great go-to dish, and with a bottle of wine… it’s just perfect! 😀 For this recipe, I…

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…

Red Lentil Curry & Homemade Naan Bread

Indian-inspired curries are a staple of our diet. I make them all year round and I like to vary them according to the fresh local produce. Most of the time, these meals tend to be vegetarian dishes and very often they are also vegan. This is the simplest curry dish I have ever made and…

Mediterranean Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe here takes me back home, as the flavours remind me of ħobż biż-żejt (translated to bread with oil). In Malta, ħobż biż-żejt is a traditional lunchtime snack. It consists of a traditional Maltese loaf or a ftira (a round flat-ish bread similar to ciabatta) spread with kunserva (a sweet tomato paste), and topped…

Vegetable Sushi Rolls & Nigiri

I know that traditional sushi is not for everyone. But the recipe below is different and you should at least have a look at it before saying No! 🙂 Sushi is often associated with raw fish. However, it is sometimes also served with cooked meat and/or vegetables. In Budapest, a land which is quite far…

Spinach and Asparagus Risotto

Coming from Malta, which is geographically very close to Italy, we share a lot of common aspects between our culture and that of Italy. Particularly when it comes to the two cuisines, there is a lot of overlap, so pasta and risotto dishes are a favourite meal amongst the Maltese people. Risotto can be a…