Winter Warming Veggie Stew with Onion and Sage Dumplings

This is a super tasty, comforting, quick stew I wanted to share here. I have given the vegetarian recipe version, since the vegetables and spices are what really makes this work. However, if you fancy turning this into a chicken stew ( which is what I did) just use chicken stock instead and add some cooked chicken just before adding the dumplings. I used some leftovers from a roast chicken and it was great. I hope you enjoy it! 😉

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Rainbow Noodle Vegetable Stir Fry

I served this with my Chinese Style Roast Pork, but decided to also post it as a separate recipe as it can also be served on it’s own as a vegetarian option or with fish or grilled meat. Continue reading

Bulgarian Easter Bread (Kozunak)

We always have kozunak in Bulgaria for easter. This year I attempted to make one for the first time and it turned out really good. It brought me back to my memories of grandma kneading this massive yellowy bread and the vanilla aroma in the house. She always made a little one for the kids to try as we were quite inpatient.

This is a very rich eggy bread, similar to brioche or the italian panettone cake. It can be frozen and also works great in a bread pudding. Continue reading

Banoffee Pie

This is my version of benoffee pie. The toffee I made for it was really nice as was the whole pie.

I tried to make this benoffee as healthy as possible without compromising on taste by substituting condensed milk with evaporated milk, using unrefined sugar and sweeteners, and opting for whipping cream instead of double cream. You do need the butter though, I have tried before with margarine and it’s just not the same. If benoffee pie can ever be good for you, that’s the one! 😉 haha… Continue reading

Lentil Soup

This is a great wholesome soup from my childhood. I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 g brown lentils
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 celery stick
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Roasted Peppers Salad

This salad is great served as a side dish with BBQs and grilled meats and fish.roasted peppers

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Tomato and Coriander Salad

This salad goes really well with spicy dishes like curries or chilies. It’s really fragrant and tomatoes Continue reading

Wholemeal Seeded Bread

I hope you enjoy this recipe for a wholesome wholemeal seeded bread. It’s a healthier option than white bread and it’s absolutely delicious with soups, in a cheese sandwich or just with butter. This bread uses a lot of seeds and the texture is quite dense, so you don’t need a lot. I have really got into baking lately. It is so therapeutic and rewarding, oh and the smell of baking bread is awesome too. Continue reading

Naan Bread

I have been meaning to attempt a home baked naan bread for a long time but never really thought it would work. This recipe proved me wrong and the naan bread tasted really nice and authentic. I am really excited about sharing it and hope more people try it at home.  Continue reading