There are several recipes of traditional Maltese rusks but I particularly like this one with no added fats and a straightforward nearly all-in-one method.
Category: Reduced Fat
‘I like to make crispy fritters in the oven using hardly any added fats. I lightly coat the fritters and flour and brush them with olive oil to make them crispier. The mixture easily holds together. I served with tzaziki but if you are in a rush, simply mix some Greek yoghurt with fresh mint, salt and a pinch of dried mint to use … Read More Baked zucchini, mint and feta fritters
Gurbell [meagre in English] is one of the most delicious fish that is available locally. It has a firm and fleshy texture, with a mild taste that
High in fibre, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, barley is one of those old fashioned grains that is perhaps not considered to be as trendy as some other popular ones being marketed today. I like its nutty taste and the soft texture that never becomes mushy and it is lower in calories and fats than most other ancient grains. Combined with fresh mint and greek … Read More Barley and fresh mint soup with greek yoghurt [gluten free, diabetic friendly]
‘Mascarpone produces great results in baking as an alternative to butter. Did you know that 100g of Mascarpone has around 435 calories as opposed to 717 calories for every 100g of butter. For this recipe, I like to use the soft brown sugar that has 1/3 of its calories reduced with stevia incorporated into the sugar crystals, therefore giving the same texture and level … Read More Weekend Baking: Quick crumbly almond cupcakes [reduced sugar, reduced fat]
I love to incorporate in small amounts into recipes such as soups, smoothies and salads as well as raw desserts. Not only is it rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E and provides a good source of calcium, zinc and iron but I love its caramel flavour. Always add in small quantities.
Salads enable us to provide substantial meals in the summer months without spending too much time in a hot kitchen.Salads enable us to provide substantial meals in the summer months without spending too much time in a hot kitchen.
‘I like making my own cereal bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are completely cool, preferably the day after, I cut them up, pack them individually and freeze them’ You will need: 1 large carrot, grated a pod of vanilla 2 cups oats 1/2 cup dates a pinch of salt … Read More Carrot and Date Bars [vegan, gluten free]
The Maltese kitchen in November starts to smell of Christmas, chocolate, of roasted chestnuts, cloves and oranges. The time is here to start soaking chestnuts and make citrus tarts and start to plan for December’s festivities.