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Kika kooks for you: 1st katering bash!

The surprises don’t stop, do they? Friends, this weekend was a big one – again! A friend asked me to prepare the food for her little cutie girl’s 1st birthday party and, although that seemed scary at first, I took up the adventure and – I did it! There were my curry nuts, the different [+]

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 [+]

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. [+]

Spreegold Berlin

Tasting Berlin’s healthfood culture: Spreegold

I am spending some two weeks this summer with my sweetheart in Berlin and, if the sun is often wanting, there is no lack in this young and dynamic city of healthfood and vegan places to eat and drink. I may be limited to the very “bobo” (read “bohemian chic”) Prenzluer Berg, where I am located, [+]

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 [+]

rice-with-kale-pesto-and-pistacchio

Dressing-up rice in kale & pistacchios

I rarely cook rice but I found this mix of brown, red and black wild rice at Le retour à la terre (this store is great, a good balance between choice and orderliness, both of which are never found in Parisian organic stores), and wanted to try it out. I found the perfect “green” recipe while going [+]

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