White Bean Caponata

This recipe hits home! 🇲🇹 Although the traditional dish is from the neighbouring island of Sicily, it is also a popular dish in Malta with varieties found all over the place. The basic ingredients for the dish are aubergines, tomatoes, olives and capers. Some include other vegetables like zucchini, carrots and bell peppers. The beautiful…

Easy Bean Patties

When it comes to batch cooking, this is one of my go-to recipes. It is easy, simple and fast with mouthwatering results. It is also very flexible, in the sense that you can adjust the flavourings in terms of spices and herbs you put in. The below combo is my favourite as these patties can…

Sweet potato, Carrot & Feta Patties

Fritters and patties are a great way to incorporate various veggies in one meal. They are enjoyed by adults and children alike and can be easily adjusted to one’s taste and preferences. Recipes for patties are more of a guideline or an inspiration to what ingredients can be combined together rather than a strict follow-through…

Vegan Sweet & Sour Tofu

This recipe is my vegan alternative to the Chinese takeaway dish, sweet and sour pork, using tofu instead of the meat. Tofu is such a versatile ingredient. I consider it as blank canvas as it can be adapted into various cuisines and dishes. The secret to cooking good tofu is to get rid of the…

Asparagus, Sun-dried tomato & Olive Loaf

The asparagus season is past its peak now. However, we are still enjoying the last of the season. We basically eat a year’s worth of asparagus in just a couple of weeks while it is fresh and locally source-able. So here’s another asparagus recipe… 😀 I made this loaf combining fresh asparagus with the mediterranean…

Cheesy Asparagus & Mushroom Rice Casserole

This casserole is a perfect way to make use of and enjoy the current fresh Spring produce. I definitely consider this dish as comfort food and it reminds me of a quick alternative to the Maltese Ross il-forn. It is perfect for a grey coldish day as I guarantee that it will lift your spirits…

Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Has anyone ever said no to chocolate chip cookies? 🍪🍪🍪Everybody loves these cookies, especially when these are on the healthier side but are still decadent and rich! The perfect chocolate chip cookie should be crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Another key aspect here is a good ratio of chocolate…

Mushrooms with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Spinach

Mushrooms can take on a lot of flavour from other ingredients in a dish. If you just sauté them by themselves, they might be a bit boring. However, magical flavours emerge when adding even with a single clove of garlic and some olive oil or butter. One of the key things when cooking mushrooms is…

Vegan Bean Chili

This vegan bean chili is packed with nutrients and flavour and can be enjoyed all year round. All ingredients are basically kitchen staples for us besides a few fresh ingredients which are also easily found on the market throughout the year. This dish is an alternative to the Vegan Lentil & Bean Chili which I…

Asian-inspired Pasta

This simple and easy pasta dish is great for the upcoming warmer days. I have combined a classic Italian pasta type with a sauce inspired by Asian flavours. This also works well with other types of short pasta like rigatoni, fusilli or elbows. I would opt for a pasta type with ridges, which will enable…