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…

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…

Grilled Fennel & Asparagus Salad

As Spring time comes, there is a shift in the produce available on the market. Spring is the season for light and fresh vegetables and this starts to be reflected in our meals too. On a recent trip to the supermarket’s fresh produce section, I noticed some nice green asparagus and some fresh fennel bulbs….

Broccoli Soup

How can anyone say no to a hot bowl of soup… especially on these cold evenings when you just got home after a long day at work? They are filling, comforting and easy to prepare. They are also great to serve as a starter course during the upcoming festive meals. However, the best thing about…

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…

Warm Autumn Salad

Now that the weather is getting a bit fresher, we tend to eat less fresh Summer salads. This however does not mean that we stop eating healthy food. Being mainly on a vegetarian diet, my fridge is always stocked with various fresh fruit and vegetables. As you may have noticed from previous blog posts, I…

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…

Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup

Winter is the season of healthy yummy soups. I make soups at least once a week because they are very comforting, easy to make and simply delicious. The soup I make mostly depends on the available produce at the market. This week I felt adventurous and wanted to try something different. I had never made this…