Overnight oats make the most brilliant breakfast and I also like them as a dessert or light lunch. They are also ideal for a light take-to-work packed lunch. The apples in these oats are lightly stewed. Sweetener is optional depending on how sweet you like . A bigger quantity of the apples can be prepared and kept in the fridge for a week and … Read More Cinnamon Apple, Walnut and Blackberry Overnight Oats
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.
I think the combination of coconut and dark chocolate is one of the most pleasurable flavours I can think of. The gritty texture of the coconut combined with the silky dark chocolate is used in many iconic sweets and topping this dessert with the sweet. succulent strawberries that are at the peak of their season produces this simple yet amazing dessert which few will be unable to resist.
‘Pippa’s apple pie can be made so very quickly without the use of any kitchen appliances, simply mixed by hand. It is gluten free and Pippa grids whole blanched almonds for absolute freshness… and when its ready, the smell, the taste – just divine. If you are in a mood for an extra treat, Pippa suggests topping with fresh cream’
Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges
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]
I am always left with the memory of where I got a first taste of something I really like that leaves an impression on me. I remember way back traveling from Malaga to Granada when I first came across this delicious fig ‘bread’ with flavours reminiscent of Arab sweets, in one of the villages on the Sierra Nevada. I have been making it ever … Read More Figs and Pan de Higo [vegan, gluten free]
‘Weekends are meant for baking especially during the winter months. Recipes can be adapted in many different ways to avoid gluten and to make life simpler especially if the cake is intended for sharing during a busy weekend. Citrus season is abundant and at its peak here and some of those lemons weighing down the branches in our back gardens can be used to … Read More Weekend baking: Lemon and Ginger Polenta Cake [gluten free]
‘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]