When you think of pizza you automatically think of that Italian classic with dough base or the healthier modern version made with a cauliflower base. Either way it is a big flat base with various toppings. My aubergine mini pizzas are nothing like that, they are simple and healthy and the aubergine is the base.
Beans and pulses as a staple of the Mediterranean diet which is partly why it is such a healthy way of eating. This simple recipe for black eyed beans with spinach and fennel is tasty, healthy and vegetarian too, oh, and it’s Greek as well so that makes it even better in my book!
Simple vegetable dishes are a staple of Mediterranean cooking and these honey roasted courgettes with feta are a little taste of Greek sunshine on a plate. Ideal for serving as part of a meze style starter with other small dishes or as a vegetable side dish to your main course.
Stuffed veggies are very much part of the Mediterranean diet especially in Greece. In our little village we tend to be given the extra peppers, tomatoes and other veggies when friends and neighbours have a glut in their gardens. This easy recipe for stuffed peppers is a great way to use sweet tasty red peppers.
I love comfort food, the sort of thing that makes you feel all cosy and cared for. This super easy tomato and cheese clafoutis really is comfort food and perfect for warmer weather as it is not in any way a heavy, hearty dish which you usually think of as comfort food.
Pate, something of a treat spread on toast or crackers. Pate just a little bit naughty packed with all that butter. Pate definitely not for the vegetarians out there. So let’s try something different in the pate department – my all nut pate packed with protein and goodness and no butter at all. You can…
Comfort food comes in many guises, from soup to bakes, crisps to curry, it’s whatever makes you feel all warm and cosy inside and ticks those boxes of feel-good food. This stuffed aubergine dish is comfort food to me. It is hearty and filling and packed with flavour.
I feel like I am chasing my tail this week trying to catch up on everything that got put aside for the Christmas holidays. What has happened to that ‘be organised and get things done’ vibe I was dancing with in my mind over the new year, ah yes, it evaporated with the cold light…