Pasta with Tuna and Ouzo

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I know I’ve been absent a lot from the blog lately but I am working very hard on my next cookbook. So this recipe came up as I was looking for something quick to feed my family and myself on a very busy August day. It’s so great I had to share it! I used whatever I had in my pantry, and it came out so tasty, I even posted an instagram video on how to make it. 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

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

Colourful Bulgur Wheat with Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

bulgur sweetpot.jpgThe thing I love about bulgur wheat is that as it cooks, it absorbs flavour, better than any other grain I know. Rice is great too, but bulgur wheat is nutty and tastes great eaten hot, at room temperature, or even straight out of the fridge. My passion for sweet potatoes urged me to cook these two together. The result is a colourful, flavourful vegetarian pilaf packed with goodness and taste. Continue reading

The best ever, no-knead Olive Bread

olive-bread-4When I first read about the no-knead method of bread baking I thought it was a joke. For years my grandmothers and aunts swore by the “knead for at least 10 minutes” bread rule. I’m not claiming that kneading bread dough is wrong. I’ve been baking bread at home all my life and I am in no way suggesting you shouldn’t knead your bread dough. I am merely saying you can get away with it! Continue reading