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Besan Cheela or Chilla | Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelette

Besan Cheela or Chilla | Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelette

Besan cheela or chilla recipe, the Indian savoury ‘pancake’ also known as veg omelette, usually served in a bread roll and drizzled with chutneys, this delicious and healthy dish made of besan or gram flour flavoured with spices and topped with onion, coriander and tomato […]

Chilled Cucumber Dill Mint Soup with Feta and Red Onion

Chilled Cucumber Dill Mint Soup with Feta and Red Onion

This cold cucumber dill mint soup with feta and red onion recipe is the perfect summer cooling. The superb pairing of cucumber, Greek yoghurt and fresh herbs in a super easy and quick recipe, ready in just 10 minutes but best served chilled for 8 […]

Sourdough Starter and Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Starter and Homemade Sourdough Bread

Just like any other Portuguese person, I absolutely love bread and especially stone baked with a dark almost burnt thick crust. For so many years I did not realize how privileged I was, having a wood-fired oven at home and being able to bake homemade bread […]

Tandoori Paneer Tikka at Home

Tandoori Paneer Tikka at Home

The nice warm weather in the UK at the moment invites for a barbecue outside in the garden, but this paneer tikka recipe can also be made using a traditional oven if you don’t have a tandoori or a barbecue grill. Paneer tikka is usually […]

3 Decadent Vegan Dark Chocolate Snack Bars Recipes

3 Decadent Vegan Dark Chocolate Snack Bars Recipes

This early May bank holiday weekend I went on a full on dark chocolate bars frenzy! Not to worry, we are still health conscious over here, all of this 3 decadent vegan chocolate snack bars recipes have all of the dark chocolate goodness without any refined […]

Tiger Safari Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Tiger Safari Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

The Ranthambore National Park located in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India with an area of 282  km² is home to 67 Bengal tigers and their cubs. Considered to be the best place in the country for tiger spotting and the presence of around 300 species of […]

Tea Time Lemon Lavender Polenta Cake

Tea Time Lemon Lavender Polenta Cake

This lovely Lemon Lavender Polenta Cake reminds me of the summer walks. Here in England in almost every house garden there are lavender plants. When in bloom release an intensely sweet and relaxing aroma. The most commonly used lavender in cooking is, in fact, the […]

Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

I always find Italian baked dishes very comforting. Gratin spinach ravioli, baked gnocchi or a vegetarian lasagna recipe are my favourite Italian food winter warmers. Pair it with a simple mixed leaf salad, a glass of a good red wine, a scrumptious dessert and you will be […]

Visit Stockholm in the Winter – What to See & Eat in Stockholm

Visit Stockholm in the Winter – What to See & Eat in Stockholm

Just returned from a 4 day trip to Sweden, and while I prepare a full guide with tips to visit Stockholm in the winter, list of the best eateries in Stockholm for vegetarians, etc.  I leave you with a bit of what was my experience, […]

Vegetarian Snacks Platter | Bread, Crackers, Pastries and Dipping Sauces

Vegetarian Snacks Platter | Bread, Crackers, Pastries and Dipping Sauces

Calling all snack food fans, here it is a vegetarian snacks platter. Perfect for a Friday evening movie at home, or a weekend picnic. One of my favourite savoury snacks on this vegetarian platter are the gram flour crackers. Gram flour is gluten-free and rich […]

Greek Salad With Edible Flowers, Andrea’s Recipe

Greek Salad With Edible Flowers, Andrea’s Recipe

This is the first guest recipe post, introducing Andrea’s Greek salad with edible flowers.  Andreas Kamarias is a chef I had the pleasure to work with and a friend. This post is a tribute to his genuine friendship. Team Andreia & Andreas Andreas and I worked […]

Vegan Brownies Recipe gluten-free and easy to make

Vegan Brownies Recipe gluten-free and easy to make

This is a Gluten-free and vegan brownies recipe using sunflower seeds, maple syrup and cocoa powder. I developed this recipe to satisfy my chocolate cravings in a healthier way. I don’t follow a vegan diet and still, this is now my favourite brownie recipe. I […]

Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipes to Make at Home

Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipes to Make at Home

Making Vegetarian Sushi Rolls at Home is quick and easy! Read the guide to get familiar with the ingredients and the classic sushi preparation techniques. About the Sushi Rice It is said that 60% of the sushi flavour is due to the sushi rice. The […]

Chana Dal Recipe | Vegan Dal Instant Pot

Chana Dal Recipe | Vegan Dal Instant Pot

Chana Dal or Bengal gram is the name of the lentil on this North Indian Chana dal Recipe. A healthy and delicious everyday dish perfect served with roti or steamed basmati rice. Slightly heavier than the simple yellow dal recipe where I use different types […]

Simple and Easy Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas

Simple and Easy Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas

Not a fan of the ritual the city goes through every lunch break. Decide where to get lunch from, stand in the queue, get the same boring sandwich/salad everyday. A katsu curry that smells good but it gets too much after the first 3 bites. There […]

Pecan and Hazelnut Granola Recipe

Pecan and Hazelnut Granola Recipe

I always make granola at home, it’s one more of the bites I have with my coffee while working, or I mix with yoghurt and fruits for a second breakfast. This granola recipe is quick and easy to make, you can experiment with it and […]

Gluten Free Molten Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Molten Chocolate Cake

This is an absolutely scrumptious gluten free molten chocolate cake recipe, I make it often because it only takes 15 minutes to prepare plus the baking time. It’s quite easy and quick to make this heavenly molten chocolate cake if suddenly after dinner you feel […]

Crunchy Date and Nut Energy Balls

Crunchy Date and Nut Energy Balls

This Date and Nut Energy balls recipe is a delicious option for a healthier snack, I have them as midmorning snack and it keeps me going until lunchtime. The sweetness from the dates goes just perfect with a nice cup of black coffee, keep them […]

The Best Vegetarian Quesadillas Recipe with Guacamole, Nachos & Tomato Salsa

The Best Vegetarian Quesadillas Recipe with Guacamole, Nachos & Tomato Salsa

This is my absolute favourite vegetarian quesadillas recipe, ready in 15 minutes, it’s perfect to have on a movie night. The balance of this quesadilla recipe comes from using a mix of cheddar and mozzarella rather than just cheddar. Significantly reduces the fat content the […]

Stollen Recipe | German Dried Fruit & Nuts Bread

Stollen Recipe | German Dried Fruit & Nuts Bread

Stollen recipe, a traditional German bread made with candied peel, dried fruit, nuts and brandy. Very popular across Europe on the Christmas season it is the perfect festive treat. This time I kept the traditional shape, the marzipan log and the simple icing sugar decorations. […]

Crispy Karele Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Bitter Gourd

Crispy Karele Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Bitter Gourd

Karela or bitter gourd is a vegetable with a very strong bitter flavour. There are important steps in order to make this a very tasty vegetable dish. Karela is an acquired taste and nowadays karele ki Sabzi Recipe is one of my favourites to have […]

Aloo Methi Recipe | Spiced Potatoes & Fenugreek

Aloo Methi Recipe | Spiced Potatoes & Fenugreek

Aloo Methi Recipe, an Indian vegetable everyday dish with potatoes, fresh fenugreek leaves and spices. A quick and easy recipe full of flavour and packed with iron naturally present in the fresh fenugreek.   ALOO METHI RECIPE WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:     LOOKING FOR […]

Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Peas & Fenugreek Curry

Methi Matar Malai Recipe | Peas & Fenugreek Curry

This Methi Matar Malai Recipe uses fresh fenugreek, peas and cream. It has a smooth texture and a very aromatic and delicate flavour due to the use of cashews and cream in the gravy in addition to the use of whole spices such as cardamom, cinnamon […]

Dum Aloo Recipe | Potatoes in Tomato & Yoghurt Gravy

Dum Aloo Recipe | Potatoes in Tomato & Yoghurt Gravy

Dum Aloo is a very rich and particular Indian curry. A hot and tangy dish as the result of the number of spices used along with the addition of yoghurt. In this dum aloo recipe, boiled and shallow fried potatoes, simmer in a spiced tomato […]

Gobi Paratha Recipe | Spiced Cauliflower Flatbread

Gobi Paratha Recipe | Spiced Cauliflower Flatbread

Simple and easy Gobi Paratha Recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast or lunch. This spiced cauliflower Indian stuffed flatbread is traditionally eaten for breakfast or lunch and served with yoghurt and pickle. In some occasions, I serve them with fried green chillies in addition to the […]


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