Category homemade

Saffron Risotto Recipe

Hello everyone, hope everything is going well and had a good Easter holiday, I went to London to celebrate with family and we couldn’t not go to a food market (Borough market) to try food produce from all over the world. It was an amazing experience as we could try quality food using simple ingredients […]

Vegetable puff pastry recipe

  Hello everyone, I am finally back after a loooong break from my blog. Now, the ones who follow this blog would propably be asking what took me so long? Well, the reason was that I had to go through an awful period of time. Me and my husband had to face several obstacles which […]

Beef Ribs Trim with Mushroom Red wine sauce and Parsnip Puree

Hello everyone, hope you are having a nice and relaxing weekend. Even this week was a cold and foggy one and to tell you the truth I can’t wait for the Spring to come. Due to this kind of weather I have been craving soups, polenta and slow food recipes. In fact, this is a […]

Panettone Bread Pudding

Panettone Bread Pudding

Hello friends, hope you are having a good weekend. I felt like this was a very long cold week so I am really happy about having some time to relax. Anyway, one of my favourite food during Christmas has to be the delicious Panettone (which is an Italian soft spongy cake filled with dry fruits […]

Tomato soup 2

Creamy tomato soup

Hello friends, it has been snowing this morning in UK and since then it has been freezing outside. During days like these I like to relax and cook something warm, quick with ingredients I have on the fridge. Those days remind me when my grandmother prepared delicious soups with simple, basic ingredients to produce that perfect […]


Eggplant recipes in 4 ways

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and having fun with your loved ones. I am trying a lot of new recipes and eating a lot (I will think about detoxing after the holidays) 🙂 but at the moment I am preparing for the big dinner for tomorrow as some friends are […]

Meatloaf rolled with pinenuts, spinach and cheese

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful time and are not getting too much stressed about buying presents for Christmas, instead I wanted to share with you one of my favourite recipes that I actually cook for the Christmas dinner. Basically it is a rolled meatloaf filled with pine nuts, spinach and cheddar […]

Cheesecake with pumpkin cream topping

Hello everyone,  I hope you had a positive week, mine was a half way but now I am trying to enjoy the weekend as much as I can. In fact, yesterday I prepared this delicious and much healthier version of the traditional cheesecake recipe as there is no cream and tried to reduce the fat as […]

Creamy Mushroom soup with a drizzle of truffle oil

Hello everyone hope you had a good weekend, to tell you the truth I had a really lazy one as it was raining and very cold so (laying on the sofa with my favourite blanket and watching movies was my first option) 🙂 In fact this recipe is perfect for when you want to cook […]

Butternut squash risotto with sage and white wine

Butternut squash risotto with sage and white wine

Hello everyone, about 4 weeks ago me and my husband went to a very interesting local farmers market where I had the possibility to buy the most amazing 100% organic apple juice and goat and cow milk cheese but apart from these I bought two small-sized Butternut Squashes of different varieties. I love its smooth […]

Special bread, potato and Italian kale gnocchi tossed with butter and Sage

Special bread, potato and Italian kale gnocchi tossed with butter and Sage

  Hello lovely people, first of all I would like to thank everyone for the love and appreciation you show to my blog, I really do appreciate and am really happy you find in here interesting ideas and recipes. What I post in here is 100% recipes that me and my husband eat daily and I […]

Beetroot Omelette rolls filled with walnut, fresh spinach and soft cheese

Beetroot Omelette rolls filled with walnut, fresh spinach and soft cheese

  Hello everyone and happy Sunday, hope you had a nice weekend. I went to a food festival on Saturday and bought the most amazing 100% apple juice, goat cheese and 2 small size butternut squashes (which I will use for one of my recipes).

Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

Broccoli Pesto Sauce Recipe with Tuna and Chili

Hello everyone, hope you are having a good Saturday even though the weather  is not the best today. In days like this, kitchen becomes my favourite place to spent together with my husband (and we always put some of our favourite music on) 🙂 So this specific recipe is something I cooked today with the […]


Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

Hello everyone hope you are having a nice Sunday, I have been enjoying this first autumn weekend a lot. So, yesterday as I was laying on the sofa, I thought I would treat myself with a very special  typically homemade dessert, the rice pudding. I know there are a lot of recipes about rice pudding […]

Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves with spinach, spring onion and rice)

Hello everyone, I apologise for not posting anything these past weeks but I have been really busy at work (settling things down as  the new academic year just started.) I really missed posting and sharing recipes regularly. Anyway, this post is about a very special and traditional recipe, Dolmades. I have always loved Dolmades and […]

Crème Caramel: recipe with no cream and no butter

Yesterday, I made for the first time one of the most classic dessert recipes, the Crème Caramel. I called my grandmother for some advice and she gave me her easy, fat-free and very delicious recipe. It is very interesting how an exquisite dessert like Crème Caramel needs just sugar,milk, eggs, water,vanilla extract  and salt  to […]

Fresh summer pasta salad

Pasta Salad with Cheese, cherry Tomatoes and fresh Basil

  Pasta salad is one of my favourite type of pasta to eat during the hot weather because it is quick,easy and very healthy. All you have to do is cook the pasta and then add the other ingredients together with it. I think it is the perfect choice especially after a stressful week at […]


Stuffed potatoes recipe with cheese, pork belly and fresh chives

This is one of my favourite potato recipe because I love roasted potatoes and the idea of having them stuffed with cheese, pork belly and fresh chives is music to my ears. You will only need small-sized potatoes, pork belly (or bacon) and fresh chives. This recipe is perfect for every season, for a party […]

Breadsticks / Grissini

Easy homemade breadsticks with sesame seeds, fresh basil and parsley

I am one of those people who love bread, any type of bread but one who always catches my attention when I go to the restaurant or at the supermarket, is its variety in breadsticks. This is my first attempt of making them and I am very happy to have reproduced these long crackers which […]

Stuffed Zucchini-Baked Version

  Stuffed Zucchini- Roasted Version I love vegetables not only because they are good for you but because they are extremely versatile. I try to cook them  during the week as much as I can but at weekends I always try to use them in a more special and interesting way. Last Saturday, I had […]

Grilled Fish - Mackerel

Grilled Fish – Mackerel accompanied with vegetables

We went to the supermarket the other day and came across this fresh Mackerel fish “which was quite cheap, 1 pound each” and since I had 1 courgette/zucchini and some potatoes left on the kitchen, my husband came up with this idea of grilling the fish and accompany it with the vegetables. We loved the […]

Pizza Rolls - Salami and Mozzarella

Pizza Rolls: Salami and Mozzarella

I am a great  pizza fan, in fact I would eat pizza all day long but since me and my husband had a bit more time to cook on the weekend, we tried to make a different way of making pizza so we made a bread roll filled with salami (chorizo), mozzarella cheese, tomato and […]

Meringues with fresh fruit homemade jam/sauce

Meringues – Save room for dessert!

Meringues with homemade fresh fruit jam/sauce 2 days ago I really wanted to eat something sweet for dessert  but I didn’t want the usual slice of cake, I wanted something different, that required few ingredients and produced a different texture and I came out with this idea of making small meringues (crunchy outside and soft […]

I’ll have a yummy salad, today!

I have been eating a lot of salads lately and I am enjoying them very much. I like the fact that you can assemble whatever you like and what’s important (whatever you have on your fridge).  This salad in particular is one of my favourite as it has simple but very healthy ingredients in it.

Egg, tuna and cream cheese appetizer

There is going to be food? Ok I’ll come!

Appetizer with egg, tuna and cheese Recipe I think everyone relates food or specific recipes to memories and whenever you make them again, it seems like you smell the same odours or experience the same moment of that  particular time. This very easy recipe it is very special to me as I used to do […]

Cheese homemade bread

Breaking Bread :)

I love bread, all sort of breads,ciabatta,baguette,panini, the ones flavoured with tomatoes,onions or sesame seeds but my favourite is the one with pieces of yummy cheese on it. Yesterday,

Cherry tomaotes,Mozzarella di Bufala, Parma Ham and Organic bread

Treating myself the Italian way!

The sweetest cherry tomatoes, Bufalo mozzarella, Parma ham (no preservatives), Tuscany crusty bread….. I don’t need anything else!!!!!! 🙂

Smoked salmon and root vegetables

Easy peasy and a lemon squeezy !

Sometimes, it is so easy to make a special and nice looking dish, using simple ingredients. To make this recipe, I used smoked salmon, and on the top I decided to put some finely sliced carrot,potato and parsnip.

A healthy snack

After work: A quick healthy snack

After a hard day from work, I usually am really hungry and due to this, I try really hard not to eat easy accessible junk food (like crisps or chocolate bars).

Gnocchi with pesto

Potato, what a versatile ingredient!!!

Potato Gnocchi with Pesto sauce This is a traditional dish from the northern Italy, it is simple to make (if you have ready prepared gnocchi or the ready Pesto sauce) and pretty complicated but very interesting if you decided to make it yourself.

Potato and leek soup

When outside is cold….

Potato, carrot and leek soup Whenever outside is cold, I feel like I want something to eat which will cuddle me with its consistency and warm hearted smell. This soup is my favourite healthy comfort food and never lets me down. I think it is because it reminds  me of my mum’s soup, she used […]

Welcome To The “I Love Cupcakes” Club!

Cupcakes with Nutella and homemade Raspberry sauce topping I wished I could give everyone of you reading this recipe one of these yummy cupcakes I baked today, unfortunately internet is still not good at this. 🙂 Cupcakes is one of my favourite desserts because they are delicious and you can top them with whatever you […]