This is healthy. And, it’s a dessert! Not overly sweet, with just the addition of maple syrup. No sugar. No cream. Yogurt and coconut milk are the main ingredients and of course, luscious blue berries. You can use any other berry you like but I do love the flavour and colour of blueberries, even frozen ones. Oh! Did I mention it’s one of those recipes you throw in a blender and turn on the knob to high speed? That’s all there is to it. Continue reading
Yes, these are the so-called Chinese BBQ ribs only they have nothing to do with a grill. They are entirely cooked in a conventional oven. And they are not red.
It happened one hot hot hot summer day. I had these wonderful, meaty baby-back ribs in the fridge but couldn’t find the strength to go outside (it was 39 C) and fire up my grill. Continue reading
The word “sticky” in any recipe title always catches my attention. Anything caramelized (therefore sticky) must be delicious right? Right! These drums are no exception. Marinated in miso, mirin, ginger and other goodies, then oven roasted till they reach that dark, caramelized deliciousness. So easy, so tasty and oh-so-sticky. Continue reading
Look at these beauties. One would think I spent hours in the kitchen kneading but truth is, they couldn’t be easier. They are so much simpler than tarts as they don’t require blind baking. Basically you make the dough entirely in the food processor (you only need to know how to use the “pulse” function), roll it into a rough circle, add your topping and bake. That’s it. Seriously. Continue reading
Creamy pasta without cream? Yes please! This dish is so summery, vibrant, fresh; it’s hard to believe you can enjoy it guilt-free. It’s oh-so-low-fat, healthy and delicious! The yogurt adds so much creaminess without the extra fat of cream and also a very nice tang, which works so well with the salmon. The lemon adds freshness and just the right amount of acidity. You can prepare it in a snap and it’s one of the coolest ways to use up those forgotten salmon fillets in the freezer. Continue reading
What can I say. I love nectarines. They are just as sweet as peaches without the fury exterior. Which means you don’t have to peel them. And they look better! Roasted nectarines are so delicious, they are begging to go on top of a cheesecake. And this summery dessert just comes together like magic. Continue reading
* “Kolokasi” in Greek.
They are perfect! Crunchy, crispy and perfectly seasoned, they are the best company to a summer night’s drink. We Cypriots are used to eating taro root (kolokasi), braised in tomatoes and celery; A dish I must admit is one of my favourites. But fried taro root chips are simply irresistible. Take care to slice them thinly and fry over medium heat, to retain crispiness. Continue reading