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Category: Vegetarian

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Soft Fresh Gbejna with Berries, Honey and Almonds

Soft fresh gbejna makes a wonderful dessert when served with berries, citrus zest, honey and nuts.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Salad

A layer of ricotta topped with smoky sweet and soft strips of red pepper is a perfect sharing plate for summer. It is finished off with light scatterings of capers, black olives, pistachio nuts, frresh basil leaves and of course a drizzle of olive oil. I can think of nothing more welcoming during a summer alfresco night in the garden.

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Aubergine Basil Mozzarella Pinwheels

Mozzarella sheets can simply be rolled up with your favourite vegetable and herbs to make these pinwheel appetizers, great to serve with drinks or as a starter before a summer barbecue. You will need: 1 large sheet of fresh mozzarella 2 aubergines a bunch of fresh basil leaves a pinch of dried basil leaves black pepper Tomatoes for garnish [ I use the sweet … Read More Aubergine Basil Mozzarella Pinwheels

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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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Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

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 as a dipping sauce. I just love these and could eat them every day

Zucchini/courgettes and the round light green marrows that are so common here all make great fritters

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Crustless vegetable and ricotta pie with Maltese Gbejna

‘This ‘pie’ is so incredibly quick to make. It is literally an all in one and the ground oats give it a great texture and absorb the liquid that the raw vegetables release to give it body and remove any hint of sogginess. Serve warm or cold, so incredibly delicious and packed with vegetables. It is quick and easy to prepare and economical and has been one of the most favourite recipes of this year’

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Baked baby zucchini stuffed with ricotta [6 ingredients, gluten free]

I use small Zucchini [Qarabali/marrows], round mini ones that I harvested this week. Here is the shrub and we ate these vegetables literally within a couple of hours from when they were harvested. You cannot get much fresher than that !

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5 ingredient Baked Sweet Potato and Tuna Patties [diabetic friendly, gluten free, lactose free]

I wanted to start the year on a healthy note. I also decided to publish recipes that only use common and economical ingredients, and that also use as few ingredients as possible.

New year is for new beginnings and if making more healthy choices is one of your resolutions this month, then these patties are the answer for a quick, healthy meal or even to take to work with you.

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Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log

The Maltese Christmas log is an unbelievably easy to make. It is a no-bake, fuss-free quick recipe and it will always taste wonderful as long as you use a good quality chocolate to coat it. It is usually made with condensed milk.

I think every can relax and enjoy their favourite sweets at Christmas but for a healthier, vegan, no added processed sugar version, try this recipe !

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Christmas is coming! Carrot, Oat and Chocolate Bars

‘I like making my own energy bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are set, preferably the day after they are made, I cut them up into bars or squares, pack them individually and freeze them’

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Sprouting Lentil Salad

the fresh taste of sprouting seeds added to any salad not only adds nutritional value but adds to the taste and texture and makes it even more visually attractive. This is a salad bursting with goodness and I particularly liked the lentil sprouting seeds from Antida and added them to a salad with daikon, mushrooms, carrots and baby spinach

Maltese Village Cookies [Biskuttini tar-rahal] – no added fats

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.