Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

Dinner planning can be a little mind boggling at times however, this Smoked Salmon salad with vegetables and creamy dressing isn’t too time consuming and a great alternative when you feel a little stuck for inspiration and ideas. A selection of a few pan charred vegetables, steamed beans and cooked potatoes with a tangy dressing,… Continue reading Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

An Easy Recipe of Pea Risotto with Prawns

An easy recipe of Pea Risotto and Prawns tastes delicious, can look fabulous when served and isn’t too time consuming to prepare. I love a good creamy risotto and this combination works very well.  Whilst travelling I missed a number of my favourite home cooked meals.  A good risotto is one of them. I am… Continue reading An Easy Recipe of Pea Risotto with Prawns

Involtini (Chicken) Home Made

Involtini is an Italian word which translates into small bite of food (wrapped in a filling) and they can be made from a variety of meats, vegetables and fish. My version today will be made from chicken breast. The meat needs to be thinly sliced and then filled. They can be filled with a variety… Continue reading Involtini (Chicken) Home Made

Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom & Spinach

The colder it gets outside, darker earlier, the brighter the lights inside and the warmth of a cosy home is inviting and comforting when winter is setting in.   A home made Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom and Spinach is the comfort one requires on a cold winter evening. The recipe that I am sharing isn’t… Continue reading Lasagne with Chicken, Leek, Mushroom & Spinach

Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Gobi Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish of fried cauliflower. A popular snack food in India. The florets are coated in batter, then pan fried.  A spicy rich sauce is made that coats the cauliflower giving the dish wonderful spicy flavours and consistency.  I was first introduced to this dish by my chef and trainer.  I… Continue reading Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Growing up in Croatia, I still have fond memories of home made corn bread. Traditional corn bread was made from dry corn kernels which were milled in the local community and turned into a flour.  This flour was coarse and resembled polenta.  The bread was traditionally baked in a wood fired oven, it formed a beautiful… Continue reading Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Potato Bites (Party Food for Easy Entertaining)

There will always be a number of vegetarians and vegan guests at any party.  An idea came to mind that is all vegetable based and the central element of the dish would be using the humble potato.  The only time consuming part of making these little bite size morsels is cooking the potatoes and refrigerating… Continue reading Potato Bites (Party Food for Easy Entertaining)

Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

A little while ago I promised that I would share the Sicilian style summer caponata recipe.  For those that have been waiting patiently this recipe is for you.  As well as for those that enjoy eating Sicilian dishes.  Let us begin preparing this wonderful dish. All these ingredients are readily available at the moment and… Continue reading Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

Filled Peppers, Crusted Chicken & Cucumber Salad

I promised a friend that I would post the recipe for the filled Bull Horn Peppers.  In this post I would also like to include a recipe for Crusted Chicken Breast served with a refreshing Cucumber Salad.  My garden is abundant with Lebanese Cucumbers. The cucumbers have been growing well and we have been lovingly… Continue reading Filled Peppers, Crusted Chicken & Cucumber Salad

Feasting on Traditional Sicilian Summer Dishes

Summer is a wonderful time of year for feasting and embracing beautiful summer dishes provided by the abundant fruit and vegetables that are available.  A dear friend suggested that we should get together, prepare and cook some traditional Sicilian food.  With the Christmas and New Year over the opportunity was there for our get together… Continue reading Feasting on Traditional Sicilian Summer Dishes