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…

Easy Vegan Chickpea and Bean Stew

This Low Carb and vegan stew is eaten  most year round during spring, autumn and winter. A quick and easy satisfying and hearty meal, I find it is something to turn to when you want a comforting, healthy and no-fuss meal.  That for me is usually on a weeknight, when I have had a long…

Lamb Shank and Bean Stew

Undeniably, a hearty favourite in the stew category for those cold winters where a wholesome, nutritionally dense, balanced and  comforting meal is called for. This is pressure cooker ready in an astounding 45 minutes.  The last time I made this, family members came home tired,  cold and a little sick. I knew this stew would…

Beef Bourguignonne Burgundy

Tender, juicy meat cooked in red wine, mushrooms, small pickling onions, thyme and herbs. A classic french dish designed to comfort on those cold winter evenings. 🍷🍃 I have made this using my pressure cooker. Pressure cookers trap heat which raises  the temperature faster. The higher temperature helps the food to cook faster. The liquid…

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…