Citrus and Radicchio Salad with Feta

It seems most people eat salads more in the summer but I crave them all year around and although I am NOT a fan of  leaves in my salad, Radicchio is one of the few I will tolerate.  Yes I HATE to say it but I despise roquette, (arugula), lettuce, iceberg and frisée lettuce (the worst). I LOVE a fresh spinach leave, lams lettuce (salade de blé) and Radicchio. MY salad does not require any leaves to be honest – just throw together some lovely veg, fruit and nuts and BOOM you got a tasty salad.

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Cod Poached in Milk Infused with Jasmine Pearls

Cooking in milk is one of my favourite ways to keep fish or poultry succulent and moist indeed. To take it one step further in flavour I infused the milk with Jasmine Tea Pearls. Whole milk because of its high fat content, is extremely suitable for infusing; any aromatic will immediately be absorbed. I love using

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Healthy (No Sugar) Home Made Energy Snacks

In effort to consume less artificial sugar but still pocket an emergency energy boost, I have tested a few Home Made snacks recipes and came up with 2 easy, peasy and yummy no sugar treats. You can also freeze them for about a month and eat them straight out of the freezer if you like extra chewiness or

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Persian Red Jewel Rice & Honey Glazed Chicken

I love researching different cuisines and I had never really looked closer to Persian cuisine. I found a few chicken dishes with cranberries and pomegranate so I tested and developed this gorgeously yummy dish. The chicken is juicy and tender and the honey brings a touch of sweetness. The rice with turmeric, cranberries and pomegranate is delightfully

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Grilled Vegetable Naan-wich To-Go

Desperate for variety and colour, I have been finding inspiration in different cuisines lately and sharing with you some of my new easy yummy dishes to give the grey months some colour and spice. I have always been fascinated by India and its vibrant colours and spices. I was researching what people have on their sandwich

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Pistachio and Rose Dukkah with Winter Fruit

I love trying different cuisines and no better time than a grey winter day to discover Egyptian Dukkah. This nuts and spice blend is so versatile and easy to make, I am ashamed I have not made it before. My version today is with pistachios and rose petals, because I love pink and well why

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One-Pan Coconut Lentil Curry

My lovelies, today I combine 2 of my favourite things:  AH-MAZIN cookware by Le Creuset and a quick easy, tasty one-pan meal full of flavour: Coconut Lentil Curry. First a little story: It is 1924, the Roaring Twenties, …

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50 Shades of Valentine Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s day celebrates love! I was out sick with stomach flu recently and I was stuck in bed and could not possible look at food pictures so I read the 50 Shades Trilogy. It gave me ideas, I mean food ideas for Valentines Day. Chocolate cake it is and I even made my own fondant from

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Holy Crepes: sweet and savoury

Celebrating light in the dark months of winter is definitely a priority especially if tradition says you have to eat crepes, euh yay dueh! Under the watchful eye of my grandmas, Mémé, Maria statue and with Madonna blaring through the speakers I went about celebrating Light and Maria ( happens to be my middle name!). For the occasion

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Happy Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

In Chinese Astrology the year 2017 celebrates the Rooster; they are active, amusing, popular, healthy, outspoken, honest, loyal, talkative and charming people. I myself am a Tiger ( yep born leader over here) so I need to wait till 2022 for my year to come around again. In the meanwhile, let’s celebrate the Chinese NY with

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No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread

I NEVER made bread in my life before and because I saw all these gorgeous pics on Instagram and Pinterest I thought I would give it a try. And decided to give an honest review of my result regardless good or bad. Well my lovelies, I hate to say it but it is FANTASTIC – I

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Foodie Heaven in Lima, Peru

I was lucky that last November I was able to travel to one of my bucket list destinations : Machu Picchu, Peru.  To get there from Cusco it took several hours and multiple buses and train rides but when I finally started walking up those steps and get to the top, a little out of breath, my mouth dropped

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