Slow cooked beef with vegetables and red wine

Winter time calls for hearty stew with loads of gravy! This particular recipe is probably the easiest of all as it is cooked in slow cooker. All you need to do is cut your veggies into big pieces (to avoid turning them into mush), sear your beef (please don`t skip this step as you will…

Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole is a Biritsh classic. I was told how to make it by my husband and I love it ever since. it`s a good comforting dish, that he usually drowns in gravy and HP sauce. I personally love it with a pint of Guinness đŸ™‚ Ingredients: 120g white flour 4 large eggs…

Beef Wellington with mince and caramelized vegetables

Beef Wellington is one very intimidating recipe. It always looks amazing with its golden flaky crust and succulent meat inside. If you can achieve that you are a pro! I have never tried to make Beef Wellington before, but I found this recipe in “Ministry of Food” by Jamie Oliver and decided to give it…

Korean beef and quinoa bowl

This could be your quick lunch at the office, or a nice filling meal after work. It was the latter for me and I regret sharing it with Tom đŸ˜€  Since I started cooking for my baby daughter I learned a lot about nutrition as well. It is no secret that quinoa is a super…

Ghormeh Sabzi – Traditional Persian stew

This recipe is inspired by our visit to Radisson Blu Dubai Creek. I was invited to try their wide range of cuisines. We had the chance to try 12 different restaurants in their hotel as each one of them had a life cooking station. The Persian  Shabestan definitely got our attention with this meal. I was…

Stuffed onions with beef and rosemary

The inspiration behind this recipe was a bottle of Merlot. It didn`t take long to link it with beef mince. The beef was linked to a fresh bunch of rosemary. The rosemary was linked to sweet cherry tomatoes. And all this was linked to a nice rustic bread. The whole idea end up in this…

Rib eye steak with homemade chimichurri

Living with men taught me that salad can`t be a main course, rice and noodles are only a side dish and meat is something that keep boys happy. If you like me share the same destiny then you will for sure know the feeling when standing in front off a big peace of steak and…

Beef with greens

Eating healthy doesn`t mean tasteless food. It doesn`t mean long time for cooking as well. This recipe is for quick and delicious beef with greens. I combined one of my favorite veggies and choose to keep the seasoning very simple. I like to keep the beans crunchy, but the baby corn well seared. I added…

Stuffed bell peppers with rice, beef mince, chorizo, raisins and pine nuts

Last week I participated on SIAL Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The event gathered together hundreds of food companies including representatives of the local health authorities. Since Dubai lacks of fresh and local fruits and veggies I was surprised to discover a whole stand from a local farm. They claimed all their products are organic and…

Slow cooked beef with dates and chikpea

For this recipe I was inspired by the Moroccan Tagine. As always I start with a research for the dish I am planning to cook. I read plenty of recipes until I get the idea of what are the basic ingredients and how I can add my own interpretation to it. The flavors here are…

Beef with vegetables, cinnamon and dried oranges

For my birthday I received a real foodie gift. A bag full of cooking goodies from China. My friend who is a cabin crew took the opportunity and on her flight to Hong Kong she got all kind of new and interesting ingredients. I was overwhelmed and determined to use every single thing in this…