20-minute tender beef casserole in red wine


This stew is the perfect comfort food.  Tender, fall apart beef simmered in a rich and wholesome tomato and wine sauce. There are so many recipes for beef stew, beef casserole,  beef bourguignon and beef ragu.  They are either simmered for hours over a casserole, in the oven or a slow cooker.    This recipe…

Chicken Laksa Soup


You must try this Chicken Laksa Soup Recipe if you can at least once. There is something inherently pleasing about digging into a nice bowl of laksa, with its rich, fragrant and a little spicy creaminess.  This laksa soup is complete with all the toppings you would find in a classic Laksa Dish. My daughter’s…

Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Pork and tomato risotto


Perfect date night meal on a cold rainy evening when you simply prefer to stay at home. The pork is gently simmered in a rich tomato based sauce to form a flavoursome base for the risotto. The rice is finally added and stirred through and quietly allowed to absorb the sauce. The portions given easily…

Yellow Split Pea and Chickpea Vegan Dahl


Fill the air this winter with the aromatic spices of India. This flavourful and warming dahl is made from creamy yellow split peas and simmered in the right blend of toasty spices. The addition of chickpeas lend texture and a deeper nutty flavour. Drizzled with coconut milk and sprinkled with fresh coriander or parsley served…

Black-eyed bean stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…

Vegetable Casserole Stew Recipe with Potatoes, Beans and Eggplant (καπαμας με πατατες και μελιτζανες


Hearty, warming vegetable stew, perfect for those cooler nights. Warm and intoxicating tomato stew with potatoes,  zucchini and melt-in-your-mouth bites of eggplant.  Usually served with a nice loaf of bread, ripped through and dunked generously into the delectable sauce. This stew traditionally consists of aubergines, zucchini, yellow potatoes, ochra and beans. The vegetables in Southern…