Pizza Star

starpizza1This fantastic dish is based on a short video a friend sent me on how to bake a steak pizza star. It looked so inviting and delicious, I had to recreate it using my favourite pizza toppings. It’s like making a «calzone» only in a more attractive shape. My kids love it and enjoy making it . You can use any ingredient you fancy. In fact, this is a great recipe to be really creative. And because, everybody loves da pizza! Continue reading

Wholewheat Orzo and Beet salad

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This is one of those recipes, you stash in a container, put in the fridge and eat at will. It’s perfect at room temperature or cold. It’s delicious, filling and healthy. And so colourful! So pretty to present at the table. You can serve it as a vegetarian main or as a side salad to a lovely grilled pork chop or chicken breast. Continue reading

Tahini Pie

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Definitely one of the most delicious, traditional Cypriot recipes. Tahini pie is probably one of the most grossing items in any bakery store in Cyprus. It’s a sweet pastry coil filled with creamy tahini and cinnamon. I absolutely love it, so creating a simpler version for the home baker was something I really wanted to create. Continue reading

Lighter Mac n Cheese with Cauliflower and Kale

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One would think there isn’t such a thing as lighter Mac n Cheese. I mean it wouldn’t be proper Mac n Cheese therefore it should be called something else. However, taking away half the pasta from the traditional recipe and replacing it with cauliflower does qualify as a lighter version. Taking away half the cheddar and replacing it with cottage cheese, well, that gives me the right to enjoy this dish without too much guilt. Continue reading

Moroccan Chicken and Rice pot

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This is the best dish I cooked all week. Not only because it’s really tasty, aromatic and delicious but also because of it’s simplicity to prepare. It’s one of those one-pot dishes that take 20 minutes to prep and then the oven does the work. But when you present it at the table everyone thinks you were really sweating it in the kitchen. And it’s healthy. You don’t have to pre-fry the chicken before roasting. As I said the oven does the work. What more can you wish for. Continue reading