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Tag: #Mediterranean

A quick plate of pasta

Preparing meals does not have to be complicated and making the most of fresh local produce enables us to cook quick meals in a few simple steps. Many of us enjoy the process of cooking in a relaxed way and pasta is the one dish that reminds me of being in my grandmother’s kitchen perched on a… Source: A quick plate of pasta The Sunday … Read More A quick plate of pasta

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Pasta e Ceci

This dish is made with ordinary ingredients found in nearly every Mediterranean kitchen. The fresh chickpeas [ciccri tal-qatta] are in season right now, a very short season. I use a mix of fresh and dried chickpeas and when fresh chickpeas are not in season, this pasta is just as delicious with dried chickpeas. Use approximately equal amounts of fresh and dried chickpeas. Cook the … Read More Pasta e Ceci

Mulled Wine with Chestnuts and Chocolate

‘…this year I am stirring in a few spoonfuls of our chestnut and chocolate local Christmas drink into mulled wine with a delicious result….’ ‘Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Malta without our seasonal chestnut and chocolate drink and in this post you will find two recipes for ‘Inbuljuta’ and my mulled wine.  Simply stir in two spoonfuls of imbuljuta into your mulled wine and … Read More Mulled Wine with Chestnuts and Chocolate

Nopales with Kapunata and using Prickly Pear Paddles

  We always await each summer for prickly pears to come into season, so ripe, juicy and colorful.   The cactus features against the rubble walls in most photos that identify Maltese countryside. The health benefits of prickly pears  are endless and very much sought after all around the world and classed nearly as a superfood. My favurite way of using it this summer was to pick fruits … Read More Nopales with Kapunata and using Prickly Pear Paddles

Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

This cake is one of my usual all-in-one, just folding in the liquids with the dry ingredients, barely mixed using a large metal spoon. I use no added sugar or butter and the cake is ready in no time at all. Result: looks great and tastes even better than it looks. All those Mediterranean flavors mingled together in a light and fluffly consistency. You … Read More Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

Quick muffins with the kids

This week I made quick muffins with the kids during the show. They specially loved decorating them and you can see the delight on their faces. For the muffins you will need: 4 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda juice and grated zest of half a lemon 1 cup coconut 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs 4 tablespoons honey or stevia … Read More Quick muffins with the kids

In love with spices – timesofmalta.com

Source: In love with spices – timesofmalta.com A collection of Vivek Singh’s amazing recipes in the Sunday Times of Malta today.

Minty Favetta dip and Regatta Day

A public holiday with much celebration, a regatta, Victory Day and and the feast of ‘Marija Bambina‘ It is hot and humid, very humid and at around 7 pm local time we start to feel a gentle and welcome breeze. I love the heat but the high level of humidity makes the day uncomfortable unless you are enjoying a day at the beach. My … Read More Minty Favetta dip and Regatta Day

Penne Gorgonzola with Walnuts and a visit to Farmers Market

With two Farmers Markets on the island we are spoilt for choice. Local fruit and vegetables are available for the consumer on the same day of harvest and distributed all over the island within a few hours. I visited Doreen this week at her stall in Ta’Qali and she explains that although peaches are graded according to their size and the prices varies, the … Read More Penne Gorgonzola with Walnuts and a visit to Farmers Market

Baked Ricotta and Peach “Cheesecake”

Follow follow follow me on facebook x I love this new bake which we featured this week on TV. Simple and straighforward to make with a light texture, much lighter than that of a traditional baked cheesecake. This has no added processed sugar, no gluten and no butter. You will need: 250g plain biscuits, i used gluten free and sugar free 750g ricotta 125 … Read More Baked Ricotta and Peach “Cheesecake”

Blueberry Cheesecake with a baked digestive base

Follow follow follow me on facebook x As seen on TV every so often a luscious treat is a necessity. My food photos during our live shows are completely unstaged and preparation and cooking is live and in real time. For this cheesecake I baked the digestive biscuit base with a filling of of a mix of mascarpone and bufala ricotta , twice baked … Read More Blueberry Cheesecake with a baked digestive base

Carrot and Banana Cake (and they call it passion ! )

I made a carrot and banana cake this week.  Luscious, great combination of flavors and I eliminated processed sugar and used golden raisins ground to a pulp . You will need: In the first bowl, add all these ingredients and use a hand blender to bring to a smooth paste 100ml olive oil 125 ml yoghurt 4 egg yolks 250g golden raisins (soaked in … Read More Carrot and Banana Cake (and they call it passion ! )