Category: Food

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The language of food – Prickly Pear Paddles

The language of food can vary even in two islands that are just over 20 km away from each other.¬† ūüėČ Saute of Prickly Pear Paddles

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Calorie Counter #2

Sunflower seeds in particular,¬† offer a good replacement for nuts because they taste very nutty. I like to dry roast mine by shaking them in a very hot pan over high heat for a few seconds to add that roasted flavour. Portion size comes into this as well as although they are very high in fibre, minerals and vitamins¬† [Vitamins E, B complex, magnesium, … Read More Calorie Counter #2

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Spiralize your way through vegetables

If you like the idea of increasing your intake of vegetables and perhaps find more interesting ways for kids to eat vegetables, then a spiralizer is the answer. Having tried a number of them, I still go back to my favourite which is the hand held one as it requires very little effort, except of course, that opposed to an electrical one, it needs … Read More Spiralize your way through vegetables

‘God bless this year’s crop’ – Victor Tonna [farmer]

Local produce is so fresh on the islands.¬† The short distances make it possible that within less than 24 hours after harvest,¬† vegetables and fruit can be found in retail outlets and vegetable vans all over the islands.¬† It is not possible for the consumer to find any produce that is fresher. The entire process of the food chain is transparent and sustainable. This … Read More ‘God bless this year’s crop’ – Victor Tonna [farmer]

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Marie Benoit’s Diary: Distinctive and creative dishes on the menu

Doesn’t she do anything but eat, you must be saying to yourselves. It is far too hot to sit and enjoy a concert especially when parking is difficult. Accepting an invitation to a restaurant is different as there is the enticing prospect that I would not have to cook. Much as I enjoy cooking, in the summer months it seems less attractive. Source: Marie … Read More Marie Benoit’s Diary: Distinctive and creative dishes on the menu

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Quinoa Salad with aubergine and fresh gbejna [gluten free]

This salad is wholesome and has great texture. Adding some smoked paprika gives a really good flavour when paired with the baked aubergine flesh.¬† What makes this salad particularly different is that the aubergines are baked and peeled, then the flesh is broken down until it is almost a puree and it is added to the quinoa. Quinoa Salad with Aubergine and Fresh Gbejna … Read More Quinoa Salad with aubergine and fresh gbejna [gluten free]

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Maltese Marmurat Tart

Traditionally baked for special celebrations, the Torta tal-Marmurat is not easy to find in local shops. The combination of chocolate, orange marmalade and almonds is without doubt divine.

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Eggplant and sweet potato bake

This is a smart and quick kitchen creation and just as delicious served cold with a green leaf salad in the summer. No need to make a sauce. I just used canned chopped tomatoes. Who wants to spend hours in a hot kitchen during Maltese summer months?

Here’s how to make it.

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Simplicity is best: Chocolate Hazelnut berry slices

I love Crema Novi, more so than other chocolate spreads because it has a higher content of hazenuts and contains no other fats other than those found in the nuts and cocoa itself.

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Flowering Sage

In season now, sage is in full bloom and the flowers which are much milder in flavour than the leaves.¬† They are a wonderful addition to a salad, in moderation. Use them to decorate a cake, to make herbed vinegar or olive oil, or simply pour hot water over them to make a tea infusion.¬† Add them dried to your salt or pepper grinder, … Read More Flowering Sage

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Today’s Quick Salad: Tuna Feta Avocado

I love salads and most people do. Although this cannot be simpler I am asked a lot why I add certain ingredients. First of all flavour and texture is important as is healthy and filling.

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Making high protein healthy sandwiches

Travis used a variety of breads to make high protein sandwiches with some delicious fillings. Fibre Bread with Pesto, cottage cheese,¬† avocado, tomatoes and fresh basil . Multigrain Bread ¬† with scrambled eggs, mushrooms, red peppers,¬† spring onions, cinnamon and cream cheese¬† Multiseed Bread with smoked salmon, mayonnaise, cucumber and rucola Wholemeal Bread with turkey breast, hummus, pesto and lettuce   Fresh ingredients make … Read More Making high protein healthy sandwiches