Tag: #Mediterranean

Spaghetti Shakshuka

I featured Shakshuka on this blog two years ago but made Spaghetti Shakshuka on tv recently and this is another dish that you must try. You will need: 1 tablespoon olive oil A large onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes 1 large can plum tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon tomato puree 1 teaspoon cumin seeds,crushed 1 fresh local gbejna 4 eggs … Read More Spaghetti Shakshuka

Quick banana muffins and I speak with Dr Keith Ayoob

The Mediterranean Diet is without doubt the most sustainable diet in the world right now. I spoke this week with Dr Keith Ayoob about the use of Stevia as a sweetener and the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet in relation to memory as well as general health. Click here to listen to the podcast which is in English with a brief introduction in Maltese. … Read More Quick banana muffins and I speak with Dr Keith Ayoob

The Mediterranean Diet during Kalamita

An interesting journey nearly unrecorded on my blog. My book launches this week, a very special book with simple recipes following the principles of the Mediterranean Diet. Why is it so special? You can read more about it here in English. Because I have the advantage of living a genuine Mediterranean lifestyle and the use of fresh Mediterranean ingredients on an island blessed with … Read More The Mediterranean Diet during Kalamita

Back to blog: No added sugar jam with Stevia

Its been a while with something missing in my life. How can I live without my blog? Inspite of my features appearing over a number of publications and a book coming out shortly, I feel the void of blogland. Tomorrow we carry on working with Stevia. Our special education feature started on Friday with the participation of Dr Jan Chircop, an incredibly popular familiy … Read More Back to blog: No added sugar jam with Stevia

Kale, buckwheat and mint salad

 Kale is now grown locally at is easily available in many vegetable shops and supermarkets. For the salad you will need: ¼ cup raw buckwheat 1 tbsp olive oil 1 bunch kale 2 tbsp chopped mint, plus some extra leaves for garnish 1 tbsp grated pecorino cheese 1 tbsp pecan nuts 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper Heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the buckwheat … Read More Kale, buckwheat and mint salad

Happy Hummingbird for Easter

Follow follow follow me on facebook x We featured another sugar free cake with no butter on TV this week and the result was a Hummingbird with strawberries instead of pineapple. You will need to mix together in a large bowl: 350g sifted self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Tip of a teaspoon vanilla powder or a couple of drops of vanila extract 50g … Read More Happy Hummingbird for Easter

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Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

I made this cake again on TV this week and it always proves to be a great success, not only in the taste and texture but also in the response from the audience. In a Mediterranean Diet we go back to old traditions to the days when processed food was not around.  I have been testing a line of new recipes for the last … Read More Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

Broccoli mint soup and this weekend’s catch !

My soup today is a combination of broccoli and mint, fresh mint, cooked mint and dry mint, producing a delicious soup with a depth of minty flavour. You will need: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 head fresh broccoli 1 natural organic stock cube 1 medium onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, smashed 1 potato potato, peeled and diced A large fist of fresh mint, chopped … Read More Broccoli mint soup and this weekend’s catch !

Pasta shells with Borlotti beans

I share this simple dish that is one of my favorites. You will need : 250g Borlotti Beans 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Borlotti beans: Soak overnight in water. Rinse and place in a pot. Cover in cold water and add one teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Bring to boil. Simmer and cook on low heat, rolling boil , for 45 minutes. Drain the water. … Read More Pasta shells with Borlotti beans

Strawberry Cheese-Cake for Brilliant Baking Magazine

In this month’s Brilliant Baking Magazine you will find my new recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake. And on the cover Rosemary Shrager who will join me on my programme Dieta Mediterranja on 98FM which will be aired this week. and for the recipe in Maltese click here

Carnival Treats

Carnival weekend is with us and the feast before the fast. We served Prinjolata during my Saturday baking morning yesterday and my crunchy potatoes. The traditional prinjolata recipe can be found here in English and in Maltese. There are other Carnival treats such as quick and easy cupcakes to make with the kids. ( and click here for Carnival Cupcakes recipe in Maltese ). … Read More Carnival Treats