Cottage Pie

I read a lot about food. I’m not kidding, if I could I would watch one-minute recipes the whole day (but what’s with all the cream cheese guys, seriously). Anyway lately I’ve found more and more stuff that is classified as ‘comfort food’. That makes sense. It’s getting darker and colder and we’re going towards…

Cauliflower Pizza

A little while ago everyone was going nuts over the cauliflower pizza base, because it’s low in carbs and made out of veggies (yay). When I started to look into making it I realised that all of them are made with tons of cheese. There was my challenge: work out the cheese. The cheese doesn’t…

Pumpkin Soup

Here’s a beautiful autumn basic: pumpkin soup. Here’s the thing about seasons: I like all of them, they can all be beautiful and so enjoyable. The thing I love most about autumn is the colours. The leaves turning from a million shades of green to a billion shades of yellow, orange and red. It’s like…

Pasta Di Mama

This pasta sauce means serious comfort food for me. We were very busy kids and had a very busy mum and an entrepreneurial dad (read always working dad), but dinner was sacred. We would have dinner together every night, at the dinner table. Here’s where we were taught to be polite (speaking while eating was…

Quinoa Quiche

I love quiche. I love how easy it is to prepare, I love how light it is, I love how much you can do with the filling. Eventually though, the old puff pastry base becomes a bit boring. That’s when I stumbled across a recipe for a quinoa crust. Translating from cups of cooked quinoa…

Aubergine Pizza Bites

After the craze of the cauliflower pizza base, I started thinking about other vegetables that could serve as pizza bases. Let’s say the brilliance of the cauliflower is a hard one to surpass. I will post my rendition of this base very soon as well (it has avocado and it’s amazing). My next step was…

Roasted Potato Salad

This is another one of my efforts to not eat hot food when it’s hot outside. I’ve always liked potato salad, but all the mayonnaise often makes me wonder how long it will still be until I die of a heart attack and mayonnaise based on yogurt is not really an option. I set out…

Mediterranean Rice Salad

The summer is the ultimate time to eat salad. We all want to feel skinnier in that bikini, we don’t feel like eating heavy foods when it’s warm, or stand in front of a hot stove any longer than absolutely necessary. Eventually though, salad can become super boring, not to mention the desire to just…

Devilled Courgettes

These started out as being stuffed courgettes, but as I was making them I realised I was doing the same thing to them as you do with devilled eggs: taking the insides out, doing something to the insides and then putting them back in. Now these are called devilled courgettes. Also because it sounds way…

Quiche with Broccoli and Bacon

This pie is one of the favourites of my boyfriend. Mostly because it has a ton of bacon in it, and if there’s any way to make a man happy, it is through bacon (it is also secretly a way to make him eat vegetables, which he tends to call rabbit food. I disagree with…