Comforting veggie pasta

Warning! A highly comforting veggie pasta

This is a great easy recipe of comforting pasta for cold days, when the body is asking for something warm and substantial, to eat wrapped up in a blanket and watching a good movie. I did it recently when I was ill and could not stop eating it. It is highly addictive . For 2 [+]

Pumpkin soup

The ultimate pumpkin soup

Now, this soup has been the nice surprise of the week! I have been ill at home these pas few days and, what better way to have warm comforting food and take in liquids and nutriments, than eating veggie soups? The pumpkin is the star of the autumn season – you see it everywhere and [+]

Aubergine spread

ZE aubergine spread (baba ghanoush)

Gimme aubergine, any time, in any form and any shape. This is ZE aubergine spread, also because combined with tahini to give it that special seedy flavour. The baked taste of the aubergine also adds flavour, so don’t be afraid to burn the aubergine slightly when baking. So, for one large bowl, you will need: [+]

Pasta à la macédonienne

Pasta à la macédonienne

Sirenje is a basic staple in any Macedonian (and Balkan) kitchen. No matter how hard I try to minimize buying food or ingredients that have animal origin, any time I visit my parents in Macedonia, I come back with a good half kilo of sirenje, a variety that is a mix from cow and goat milk. [+]

Zaatar sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes ‘n haloumi in zaa’tar

I ALWAYS have sweet potatoes at home. They are sweet yet healthy because rich in dietary fiber and beta-carotene. I just discovered the zaa’tar spice and add it to a lot of roasted dishes. It’s that great dark green mix you find on Lebanese pizzas. I prepare this recipe for Sunday dinners when I’m too [+]

Cauliflower and broccoli lemon pasta

Lemony cauliflower & broccoli pasta

True, I was absent for a while (changing apartments), but when I am on this blog, it is almost bulimic. So here is another recipe, which I did a while ago but saved it, cos I liked it so much. I love every single ingredient it has, cauliflower, broccoli, almonds, lemon, so for me it [+]

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Cooling the day off: detox fruit coolers

Ah, summertime in Paris… Days are long, luminous, people are joyful, and these past few ones have been so warm that one thinks quite often about chilling out and chilling oneself. Well, fruit coolers are great for that! Fun to make and colourful, I always have one (or both) of them in my fridge. And, they [+]

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The simplest start – buttering the peanuts

This inaugural post is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, who could not think of a better thing to do than encourage me to start a blog, and her three peanut-butter-eating boys. I have been told they appreciate this peanut butter, so here I am sharing it. Thank you SSZ! So, let’s get started. [+]

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