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

Roasted Aubergines with Pomegranate

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New way of roasting: Pomegranate juice. It gives such delicate sweetness, but it’s tangy at the same time. It turned my aubergines into something out of this world delicious. I meant to serve this dish as a salad but it’s a gorgeous, vegan, main course really, as the aubergines are so filling, meaty and rich. The tomato sauce mellows and becomes thick and dense and sweet and everything it should be. Continue reading

Slow Roasted, Cajun Spiced Chicken with Rum

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I think I have cooked with almost all alcoholic drinks in my store cupboard. My husband always reminds me of the story I almost finished his good (and insanely expensive) brandy on a piece of pork tenderloin. So I had this bottle of rum staring at my face and was begging me to use it. It was also my roasted chicken day of the week. See my point? This recipe was inevitable. Continue reading