Category: Lifestyle

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Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Easter means lots of good chocolate and this is an extremely easy recipe which can be made in minutes.  It freezes well for 3 month. You will need: 200g biscuits of your choice 100g chopped almonds 250g Novi bloc Dark Chocolate 50g unsalted butter 200g dates 6 tablespoons almond milk A splash of Amaretto Icing sugar , for coating Mini Easter Eggs for decorating … Read More Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

This is Antida‘s recipe in her quest to promote healthy eating for the new year.   All you need is: 6 egg whites 125g ricotta 150g grilled vegetables salt and pepper pinch of dried herbs Place the egg whites and ricotta in a bowl. Break down the ricotta using a fork and mix with the egg whites.  Add the salt and pepper. Spray an … Read More Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

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Chocolate Beetroot Cake – no processed sugar, no butter or oils

Cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve the right consistency in cakes. The big secret to achieving that light and fluffy texture is not to overmix. You will not need any electric mixers or gadgets. Simply sift the flour twice and dry ingredients into a large bowl and … Read More Chocolate Beetroot Cake – no processed sugar, no butter or oils

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Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

I crave for this soup, even during the hot summers.  In the winter I make it almost every week. It is so quick to prepare, economical, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny textured purée – perfection for the month of January. My Scottish mother-in-law was never too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to … Read More Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

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Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

‘I like to stir a spoonful of imbuljuta, the chestnut and chocolate local Christmas hot drink into mulled wine – and the result  is delicious result’   Mulled Wine 2 oranges, juice and zest of 1 orange grated zest of a lemon 100g sugar or equivalent stevia 6 cloves, plus extra for garnish 1 cinnamon stick A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg a pinch … Read More Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

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Healthier Christmas Cake with Olive Oil

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days.

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Maltese St Martin’s Cake

Here is the recipe that we filmed last week in English and the recipe in the footage is in Maltese .  But here you will also find the full recipe written in English.  Any comments please let me know. I love St Martin’s feast.  It reminds me of Harvest Festival in the UK.  I remember  how excited my children used to be preparing for … Read More Maltese St Martin’s Cake

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Cooking with Kale

Kale has taken over the use of spinach and seems universally popular. All types of kale are available locally with some varieties now being cultivated in Malta. My favourite kale remains the Cavolo Nero or Tuscan kale.  It has dark green, textured, flat leaves and a sweeter and milder taste.  Flat-leaf kale cooks very quickly and has a more tender consistency than curly kale. … Read More Cooking with Kale

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A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

This is the quickest way to make a simple base for a fruit tart and once it has cooled down to pile it with your favourite fresh fruit in season.  Scatter some nuts, drizzle honey or agave and you will make it again and again. I use ready made short crust pastry and for the filling you will need: 500g ricotta 200g ground almonds … Read More A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

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Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

Green lentils keep their texture and have a richer flavour than the orange variety.  For this soup I use a hand held blender [pulse setting] to puree the soup lightly and the final result has a mix of whole green and pureed lentils. It is very quick to prepare, no chopping and served with a Gozitan fresh goat’s milk gibna, it makes a very … Read More Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

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Healthy Feta and Quinoa Salad

This is the type of salad that you can make for supper and take the rest for an amazingly nutritious and delicious lunch-at-work.  It is one of those wholesome salads that are substantial enough for the autumn and winter months. For this salad you will need: 1 cup quinoa, cooked 200g sweetcorn 150g cherry tomatoes, cut up 1 avocado, cut up 150g feta cheese, … Read More Healthy Feta and Quinoa Salad

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Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake

This is a treat and for me sweet enough, but blueberries are quite tart and if you require it sweeter brush the top with some barely warm agave or honey just before serving. This is another quick and easy recipe and it will not take too long to prepare.   You will need : 300g butter, soft 300g sugar 300g eggs, beaten and weighed … Read More Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake