Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Easy Rocket and Basil Pesto Spelt Pasta

This fresh, vibrant and bursting with life pesto is paired with San Remo’s Spiral Spelt Pasta. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to eat this lively dish. The spelt pasta and the fresh herbs laden pesto together are an excellent pair. If you haven’t made pesto before, please do. Until, I tried to…

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…

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…

Flavour Packed Veggie Pastie

So, so versatile…. Perfect for a packed picnic, afternoon-tea or a lunch. Include chicken and it makes a delicious dinner time meal with salad. Freeze uncooked in a sealed container they are perfect for unexpected guests. Throw them in the oven along with some tiropitakia ( cheese puffs) and you have home-made warm finger food….