Cold soba noodles salad with steak

In this dish I combined my daughters favourites veggies- red cabbage, carrots and peppers. She also loves pasta, so noodles worked great. It`s hard to imagine serving this to a 2 year old, but she love it every time I cook this. You can keep it vegan by skipping the steak, or add rotisserie chicken…

Fattet al Makdous

Fattet al Makdous is a Syrian layered dish that burst with flavours.  It is made five layers cook individually and assembled before serving. It is a bit time consuming and you will probably need 20 pans and pots to cook, but you can easily prepare most things hours before serving, warm each component and serve….

Bouillabaisse with Rouille

It was only yesterday when I first heard of this recipe. It`s a shame I know. Bouillabaisse is fragrant French fish soup. But there is so much more to it. The stock is made with fennel, orange zest and saffron. You then add fresh fish, shellfish and shrimps. You serve it with rouille to give…

Gazpacho

The heat has seriously came into our lives this week. And as I have a bit of a tomato obsession these days (check my fresh tomato tart here) I searched for a good classic gazpacho recipe. I found this one here and to me it sounded delicious enough to give it a try. It is simple,…

Colorful tomato tart

Tomatoes are among my favourite things to eat. Add some cheese to it and I am sold! This tart is very quick to make, but the flavors are just fantastic.  If you find some colorful tomatoes like these you can impress your guests with the presentation. INGREDIENTS (makes two tarts) 1 sheet ready made puff…

Chili con carne with dark chocolate

Chili con carne is proper comfort food. It doesn`t require any special ingredients and almost no cooking skills. It also is one of this dishes that you can just let it cook on its own. I like to add few bits of dark chocolate at the end of the cooking process. It is then when…

Chicken tikka with coriander rice and mint chutney

Last night I thought I was well prepared for dinner as I marinated my meat and chopped my veggies before going to the pool. I came back and when started cooking I found out we have no gas. Thanks to Tom and his huge camping equipment we saved our dinner. I cooked my rice on…

Sourdough pull apart bread

This kind of pull apart bread is traditionally called Pita in Bulgaria. It is often eaten on big family events such as weddings, baptism, engagement and more. It is also favorite childhood breakfast as my nanna is just an amazing baker. I like to serve  this bread with honey drizzle and drink ayran (laban) with…

Roasted eggplant with bulgur

This is a great summer dish, that doesn`t require much labor. I love the textures of soft bulgur, creamy eggplant and crunchy pomegranate. You can add your own twist to it. INGREDIENTS 2 cups bulgur wheat 2 eggplants 1/2 cup pomegranate pearls handful fresh mint 1 tbsp harissa paste 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp…

Sourdough pancakes

Playing with sourdough recently and I already experimented with almost everything I could think of. Making this pancakes is like getting back in my childhood. They are fluffy, thick and super buttery. They have very light sour note and are my new guilty pleasure. INGREDIENTS 150 g sourdough starter (click here to see how to…

Arabic lentil soup

The Arabic lentil soup is a must have for every Ramadan table. It is the perfect starter, very nutritious and rich in fiber. I love all the flavors in there such as cardamon, cumin and coriander. Finish it with the squeeze of lemon and enjoy it hot. INGREDIENTS 2 cups red lentils 1 small onion…

Pulled pork and smoked bacon sandwiches

Made in the slow cooker these pulled pork sandwiches are something special. I cooked the meat in the slow cooker, together with smoked bacon and loads of spices and sauces. I choose to serve only with purple cabbage and carrots coleslaw so the real taste of the meat and juices is the star of the…