Tag Archives: food
Veggie burger (leftovers recycling recipe)
Hello everyone, it has been a long time since I last posted on my blog and I am very sorry about that but I have been extremely busy with my everyday life and wasn’t in the right mood for blogging. I think there is no point of doing something if you are no 100% into […]
Spreadable Pepperoni Homemade Pizza
Hello friends, hope everything is going well and had a nice weekend. The weather hasn’t been the best around where I live but I am starting to feel that Spring is slowly approaching. I really can’t wait for the bad weather to go away so that we can enjoy the days a bit more, waking […]
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 […]
A nice Saturday lunch – Jamie’s Italian
Hello friends hope you are all well and had a good weekend. Going through my blog I noticed that I don’t have any posts about my favourite places to eat and what kind of restaurants I prefer to go to. In fact, in todays post I will share my experience on one of my favourite […]
Homemade Tiramisu without alcohol
Hello friends, hope you are having a relaxing weekend. First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you to all for the lovely and nice words you wrote to me on my previous post, it really meant a lot to me. Today’s post is going to be about one of my absolute […]
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 […]
Spinach Filo Pastry – Spanakopita / Byrek
Spanakopita/Byrek is one of my favourite recipes ever, in fact I consider it as a special treat as it is healthy, delicious and nice to look at. You can use spanakopita as a starter and even make a really good impression if you cook it to a party with your friends or family. I believe […]
The Dragon’s Loyalty Award!
THE DRAGON’S LOYALTY AWARD! I want to say a big thank you to Micaela Cremonesi for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! The meaning behind this blogger award is to be given those who visit your blog often, like your posts, and leave comments. I am honoured that Micaela gave me this award! I like visiting her […]
Grilled vegetables – Less is more
Grilled vegetables with dressing (Vegetarian recipes) I know many people who are non so keen on vegetables, they would never eat them unless blended on a soup. Vegetables, to my opinion are the most versatile ingredients we have in the kitchen and thus there are so many ways to cook them but I think sometimes […]
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 […]
Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring
Spring is one of those seasons where everyone can give its own interpretation, in my family, me and my husband have different opinions.
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.
Spaghetti carbonara – “There is no sincerer love than the love of food”
Spaghetti Carbonara I think that whenever a recipe is easy and has few ingredients than it is the best. Spaghetti carbonara reminds me of the simple and fabulous homemade recipes that our grandmas used to make for us. They didn’t use fancy “sauces” or expensive cooking utensils, all they had was easy and accessible ingredients, yet they […]
Organic Jam – Simple Labelled food so decadent
Food is one of my favourite things in life and I enjoy it even more when I know what’s in it! Whenever I go to the supermarket and grocery store I prefer looking at the labels before buying stuff. Whenever I can, I completely avoid preservatives or colorants and prefer “simple labelled” food over 100 […]
Beautiful Blogger Award
Yesterday the wonderful and really inspiring blog ” A Spoonful of Style“nominated my blog for the very interesting award “Beautiful Blogger”. I felt very honored that such an amazing fashion and lifestyle blogger considered my blog for this exiting and appreciative award . A Spoonful of Style is a blog where you have the possibility […]
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 […]
Baked pasta – Food is my best friend!!!
Baked Pasta – Pasta al forno One of those dishes we cook when we have friends coming by or big family gathering. There is not a lot of things to say about this recipe apart from: yummy meatballs, gooey cheese, Chorizo, baked pasta and other people congratulating your “hard” work.
Sweet Easter memories and the chocolate bunny!
There is no Easter for me without chocolate, chocolate eggs, or other unhealthy food you find in the groceries. I have always had an incredible amount of food during Easter but this specific year will be a bit different as me and my husband will be alone and will celebrate it alone.
Keep calm and Curry on
Chicken Curry Recipe There are so many perfect combination in which we can cook chicken, you can roast it with potatoes/ make a perfect broth for a soup/ make yummy chicken rolls”gordon bleu” and add cheese and ham/ or simply cook it on a frying pan with peppers, wild fennel seeds “I will post the recipe […]
Treating myself the Italian way!
The sweetest cherry tomatoes, Bufalo mozzarella, Parma ham (no preservatives), Tuscany crusty bread….. I don’t need anything else!!!!!! 🙂
The Versatile Blogger Award
I have been recently nominated by a wonderful blogger Micaela Cremonesi easyitaliancuisine.com (the blog is all about easy and authentic Italian cuisine where every recipe is explained very clear and accompanied by nice photos) for the “The Versatile Blogger Award”.
Truffle cheese Gouda and organic bread (an involving experience)
Since I have been in UK, I have been looking everywhere (local shops or big groceries) to find one of my favourite things ever, the truffle cheese.
Tortellini – A good discover!
Tortellini with vegetables and curcuma Tortellini I usually eat, are very often accompanied with butter and sage or cream cheese sauce but this one is different. In fact, these tortellini are accompanied with vegetables (broccoli,courgette,pepper and a hint of Curcuma and Oregano ).
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.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold
I was just about to start eating the whole pizza, but I couldn’t resist the first bite before taking the photo! Lol 🙂
English Vs Italian (Tea break), Let the battle begin!!!
What do you prefer during your tea break? An English cup of tea with some biscuits or an Italian espresso coffee with a Sicilian Cannolo dessert?
Polenta recipe – A special meal for hungry people
Polenta recipe with spare ribs and sausage on tomato sauce. This is what I cooked last Sunday for me and my husband. If you don’t know what Polenta is, it is a cornmeal boiled into a porridge.
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).
My Italian flag Ravioli
Every time we cook “Ravioli”, lunch or dinner turns into something special and elegant. For those who haven’t got a clue of what a “ravioli” is, it is a type of pasta which is filled with different type of sauce inside (mushroom and cheese/tomato, basil, Parmesan/ham and cheese there are a different variety).
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.
Exploring new horizons
Noodles means new flavours for me, I am not used to eating beansprouts either but I am really enjoying the combinations between the soya sauce,vegetables,prawns and noodles. The noodles in the photo are my very first attempt, (so people used to eating and cooking noodles, bare with me, I will try to improve) 🙂
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 […]
Detox water: Part Two
Detox water – Cucumber and lemon This is an easy, cheap but very effective way of purifying your body from the unwanted toxins. The water is accompanied simply by lemons slices, cucumber and mint leaves.
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 […]
3 casual continents on a dish
Salmon couscous with stir-fry vegetables Since today it is Friday (my favourite day of the week by the way) we decided to cook something really different and interesting. As enjoyed it a lot, I thought why not share it with everyone.
This is why I love cooking mushrooms!!!
Recipe: Paccheri pasta with mushroom and peas I know many people who aren’t very keen on eating mushrooms, a solution to this could be trying to cook it in different new ways which really enhances its amazing flavour. Mushroom is usually grilled or simply put on the pizza but there are a variety of them […]
Salmon fillet roasted in foil with mashed potatoes and carrots
Yesterday my “hubby” was feeling a bit poorly so I had to take care of him ( you know how men are about having just 2 lines of fever more than normal). I didn’t have much time to cook properly because after work I was feeling exhausted so had to prepare something really fast but […]
Turkey Thigh (Flintstones’ style for my husband)
Today we had this special dish which is basically a whole huge turkey thigh cooked with some basic vegetables (carrots,onion,garlic,sellery) and white wine. Of course I couldn’t forget to make a special gravy to go with it.
Photo: Our Japanese Treat Lunch
This is what we had for lunch 40 minutes ago and we really enjoyed it because we are trying to push our boundaries and try different cuisines.
Seafood Pasta (Linguine) with a touch of chili
This is what we had yesterday for dinner, seafood pasta linguine with a “touch” of chili. This dish is perfect if you want to impress your loved one, friends or even if you are brave enough to cook on your first date.
Detox water: Part one
Detox water – Pomegranate, Raspberries and Lemon I have always been one of those people who really enjoy food, I try new recipes, different cuisines but sometimes I go a bit too far with spices, food portions or even eating unhealthy food and end up filling really uncomfortable in my “tummy” after.
Photo: Italian Bruschette, Our Special Starter
Italian Bruschette with Nduja (Southern Italian spreadable Salami), tomato and basil, garlic and olive oil, olive pate, 2 boiled eggs filled with tuna and creamy cheese mixture. Enjoy……. 🙂
Crunchy Roasted potatoes (Healthy version)
Potatoes are my favourite vegetable and I like to cook it when I want to avoid eating bread, rice or pasta. This recipe is really simple and works every time, it worked even with my husband (he didn’t like potatoes very much but he really likes this roasted potatoes recipe), I use it as a […]
Spaghetti garlic, oil and chilli
Spaghetti garlic, oil and chilli (Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino) Whenever me and my husband are really tired coming back home from work, or we are not in the mood for cooking but still want something really tasty we cook this pasta recipe.
Photo: A really tasty pink cold Soup
An amazing healthy cold soup made with beetroot, dill, yogurt and a boiled egg.
Linguine Pasta with Lobster
Ingredients for 2 persons: 1 Lobster 350g
Cold Couscous Salad
Cold Couscous Salad This salad is one of my special treats as it is very simple, easy and fast to make.
Photo: Our Homemade Italian Pizza Margherita
Proper Italian Pizza Margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella, basilico)