Tag: #meal

Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

I loved ¬†Lapanow in the hilly region of Malopolska and I often make Polish Zurek soup with our local Maltese Sausage. You will need: For the Rye sour 1/2 cup rye flour 1 cup boiled water at room temperature 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 bayleaf For the soup 1 carrot, peeled amd chopped 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove 1 potato, peeled … Read More Zurek Soup and the Malopolska region

Haluski from Poland and I love its simplicity …

Visiting the heart of Poland made me curious about the cuisine.. my previous trip happened many years ago, another very brief trip, to Warsaw at that time. However the difference this time is that i loved the cuisine of the Malopolska region. It is fresh, no-nonense food, using local and seasonal ingredients with a taste of what you would expect all home cooking to … Read More Haluski from Poland and I love its simplicity …

Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts

I am making an old favourite ¬†with fresh pumpkin. I do not add any butter, cream or oil and the soup gets its texture and creaminess from a sweet potato It is healthy and delicious and I like to garnish it with lightly toasted pine nuts. You will need : 1 kg Pumpkin 1 Onion q sweet potato peeled 1 clove garlic (optional) Pinch … Read More Quick weekday meal …. Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pinenuts

Spilt Pea and zucchini soup

The soup today is mum’s recipe. It is made with zucchini and dried green split peas which I always have in my store cupboard. Split peas are very high in protein and low in fat and they give the soup a distinct earthy flavor. All you need to do is soak the split peas overnight and if you wish to speed up the time … Read More Spilt Pea and zucchini soup

A quick weekday meal…. Aromatic Vegetable Quinoa

I came home late from work one day last week and found a very welcome meal awaiting my arrival. A rare occasion with my son cooking a quinoa dish which without doubt was a very pleasant surprise which i hope will happen more often. We ate it warm for supper and it was even tastier the day after as a salad. I possibly prefer … Read More A quick weekday meal…. Aromatic Vegetable Quinoa

A quick weekday meal…. Thai Som Tum Salad with roasted peanuts

Mid-week rush and always too much to do. I make this salad very often and I always pick the ingredients for it when I visit Mr Wang’s to stock up my store cupboard. If the ‘not yet ripe’ green papaya is unavailable you can replace it with swede but I am able to use the real thing. This salad is light with a blend … Read More A quick weekday meal…. Thai Som Tum Salad with roasted peanuts

Vegetarian Farfalle with arugula from mum’s garden… A quick weekday meal !

Back to the weekday routine and a quick easy meal for today. This pasta is so simple yet delicious and I use a mix of cooked and uncooked ingredients. I like using farfalle with this dish as they do not become soggy and this pasta is also wonderful as a salad if you have left overs. Zucchini are in season on the island and … Read More Vegetarian Farfalle with arugula from mum’s garden… A quick weekday meal !

Over to London for a taste of the Mediterranean at Parparellu’s… Penne with local sausage and arugula

I wrote here in September and in the Press about Parparellu when they celebrated a year of their opening. Parparellu has become an iconic landmark for those visiting London. Centrally situated in fashionable London’s Fulham Road, it is what the Bunch of Grapes in Knightsbridge used to be in the 80s, a sanctuary, a whiff of familiarity, an escape from the London buzz… it … Read More Over to London for a taste of the Mediterranean at Parparellu’s… Penne with local sausage and arugula

Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

A quick and easy weekday meal. Soups are lovely in winter and although it is windy with a light rainfall today, this has been a mild winter so far … we have not needed to turn on the heating in the last 10’days. Sunchokes are now available locally. On the island they are known as Jerusalem Artichokes. They are high in minerals especially potassium, … Read More Quick weekday meal…Roasted Sunchoke Soup

Quick Weekday Meal: Lamb Koftas

A busy Monday and a quick meal for tonight, a healthy one. I am using good quality minced lamb for my koftas, no oil required as I bake them on a sheet and they retain all the moisture. The salted watermelon and mint has no dressing. I bake the koftas in a hot oven on baking paper and then put them on kitchen towel … Read More Quick Weekday Meal: Lamb Koftas

Marsala Chicken Bake and the most delicious Mediterranean Tomatoes

For weekday meals, I love simplicity oozing with flavor. For practical reasons and because of work commitments, everyone’s time is limited but it is so important to eat well and plan meals ahead without too many headaches. When I do not organize my meals at home and arrive late from work, I end up either going straight to bed without eating anything or snacking … Read More Marsala Chicken Bake and the most delicious Mediterranean Tomatoes

Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks

A quick weekday meal today with lamb steaks braised in thyme for a change. I like to make use of all the herbs in the garden at the moment and braising is a cooking method that can be used for any cuts of meat. With cheaper cuts it tenderizes the meat and get rid of all the chewiness, but it can also be used … Read More Quick weekday meal ….. Braised Thyme Lamb Steaks