Grilled Miso Aubergine with Dukkah

Hello everyone! I’ve recently discovered what could be one of my favourite veg dishes: Grilled Miso Aubergine.I came across it for the first time when I visited Machiya, London (I’ll be reviewing them in the coming week). Eating the Grilled Miso Aubergine was like a revelation. The aubergine was so ridiculously creamy that you could scoop the…

Croque-Star

I knew I had a busy weekend ahead so wanted to make something quick and easy.  I had to capitalise on the time I had this weekend due to being in Paris next weekend! Et voilà! The answer was right in front of my face. I would make a Croque Madame, but with a twist. Serves: …

Yerba Mate & Blood Orange Bundt Cake

If you’ve read The Great Steak Post (where I don’t only talk about steak), you’ll hear about Yerba Mate — the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Southern Brazil. It is known to have antioxidant properties, is caffeinated and is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee. When I was visiting Argentina, I would pass by dozens of passerby…

Cleaning up the fridge: Open-Faced Sandwiches

I’m a big fan of open-faced sandwiches because a) I love that you can make it up as you go and b) because it’s a great way to clean up the fridge (if you have a busy fridge like me).  Open-faced sandwiches are also ideal when you have guests because you simply have to prepare…

Kwareżimal – Traditional Maltese Lent Sweet

With the run-up to Easter, my aunt asked whether or not I’d be making traditional Maltese Lent biscuits, called Kwareżimal.  And what a brilliant idea that was because I absolutely LOVE kwareżimal and I think I’ve managed to convert a few others since I made these. The word ‘kwareżimal’ is derived from the latin word quaresima referring to the…

Corn Muffins with Jalapeño and Feta

On my way to work, I usually walk past the Farmer’s Market just opposite King’s Cross Station. When I’m lazy and haven’t prepared breakfast, I pop by the baked goods stall and they have delicious savoury muffins and my favourite has got to be their cornbread muffins. I’ve come up with my own version but…

Chicken Lentil Curry

Lentils are one of those kitchen cupboard staples because they are extremely versatile and contain beneficial nutrients like fibre, protein, minerals and vitamins. They also virtually contain no fat. Which means, if you throw lentil dishes into your meal plan,it will cost you few calories with the benefit of keeping you full for long. I’ve made this…

Patty-less Shrimp Burger

One of my first encounters at Broadway Market was a food stall called Shrimpy (review via link), that make delicious, patty-less shrimp burgers. What I like about Shrimpy’s burger, is that even though the burger is patty-less, you get a balanced burst of flavour. Shrimpy adds samphire for that crunch and punch of saltiness, avocado for…

How to make Chocolate Marzipan Truffles

Marzipan has always been something I’ve associated to travel. I have two distinct memories: one related to when I had my first Mozart Chocolate truffle which I remain devout to (and bought swats of in Vienna); and another associated with Brussels, because it’s not uncommon to come across marzipan chocolate cigars. Whilst my experience has been…

How to make Austrian mountain food: Gröstl

In my previous post, I talked about Fischer’s Café and Konditorei, on Marylebone High Street, where we had the Austrian Gröstl for brunch. It inspired me to make it at home, not least because it seemed like the perfect dish to keep you warm and satisfied for a good part of the day. It also turns out…

Dulce de Leche delights (Alfajores)

During my trip to South America, I commonly found biscuit treats called Alfajores. Alfajores is made of two crumbly biscuits sandwiched together by Dulce de Leche. Dulce de leche is a thick sweet paste with the colour and flavour similar to caramel. It is found in every grocery store in South America but can also…

Maltese Christmas Log

I have many fond memories of Christmas thanks to my loved ones. I always find myself thanking my lucky stars for the wonderful people that surround me. The Maltese Christmas log symbolises the start of Christmas celebrations as I remember I wasn’t allowed to eat any until my mum decided it was near enough to…