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Crustless Pumpkin Pie [egg free, gluten free, reduced sugar]

‘Pumpkins and squash can withstand our harsh summer heat and Halloween is a good reason to celebrate our autumn harvest. Surprisingly there are still a few in Catholic Malta who are reluctant to acknowledge the feast of Halloween, for the obvious reasons that it is associated with being anti-Christian or perhaps seen as another over-commercialised celebration that is not part of our heritage.   But carving … Read More Crustless Pumpkin Pie [egg free, gluten free, reduced sugar]

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Quick Pea and Cashew Dip [Vegan]

Pea and Cashew Dip by Lea Hogg, Malta

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My mincemeat is maturing

Suet-fee mincemeat for Christmas from Lea Hogg

Boosting food with fresh turmeric

Golden Turmeric is a strong antioxidant and there is scientific evidence of its anti-inflammatory properties which can aid in the relief of chronic pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis and osteoarthritis.  It is also being used to treat skin problems and some forms of cancer. In small doses, turmeric has little or no side effects but if you have health concerns always check with your … Read More Boosting food with fresh turmeric

Gluten free vegetable muffins made with chickpea flour

‘an ideal addition to a picnic, kids’ school lunch boxes or a treat with a salad during the working day.  I just love chickpea flour, the flavor, the texture, the natural colour…  These are so easy to make that you can have fresh muffins every day.  Don’t be tempted to freeze them as the texture changes’ You will need: 3 cups gram flour (chickpea flour) … Read More Gluten free vegetable muffins made with chickpea flour

Cauliflower Coconut Soup with fresh fennel leaf and coriander pesto

‘This is my kind of meal.  I enjoyed every spoonful after our programme.  I will use the pesto of cashew and fresh coriander as a dip with poppadums tomorrow.  Try to keep the cauliflower soup as white as possible as the contrast is striking. I like to boil the onions and garlic for my soup rather than frying them.  The sweetness comes out and … Read More Cauliflower Coconut Soup with fresh fennel leaf and coriander pesto

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Fillet of Pork with Kale and smoked ham

‘Pork fillet is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and it is classed as an ‘extra lean’ meat. Calorie-wise it is even lower than chicken breast at 136 calories for a 100g serving as opposed to skinelss chicken at 197 calories for the same amount. I combine it here with kale and smoked bacon and the recipe cannot get much simpler than this. … Read More Fillet of Pork with Kale and smoked ham

Turtle black bean and sweet potato soup

‘this is a vegetarian, gluten free recipe and I garnish with a mix of finely diced colorful vegetables, turtle beans that have not been pureed and yoghurt.  Turtle beans have become one of my favorite ingredients and they are full of antioxidants and give a great flavor and consistency to soups and stews’ You will need: 200g black turtle beans 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and … Read More Turtle black bean and sweet potato soup

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Christmas Dried Fruit Log for the Cheeseboard [Vegan, gluten free]

Christmas Log with Dried Fruit by Lea Hogg

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Collins Street Style Christmas Cake

Collins Street Christmas Cake Lea Hogg Recipe

Raw Carrot Gluten Free Coconut Balls

‘Sweet potatoes are grown locally and they are becoming more popular as an ingredient.  The variety we used for this recipe had white flesh and if you use sweet potato with yellow flesh instead, the coconut balls will be a brighter yellow.  There are so many varieties of sweet potato and I believe our white ones here are known as the ‘Hannah’ variety.’ For … Read More Raw Carrot Gluten Free Coconut Balls

Making the most of tahini – timesofmalta.com

‘Tahini is a versatile ingredient and I use it in soups, dressings, desserts and in many other ways.  I love the combinations with chocolate and honey and you can find more ideas in this week’s Sunday Times’   Source: Making the most of tahini – timesofmalta.com