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….

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…

Beach tacos

As the name suggest there is nothing complicated in this recipe. We made it quick and easy on the beach of Fujairah. I got some of my favorite herbs and flavors in it. All you need is a hot BBQ, good friends and less than ten minutes to cook the tacos. INGREDIENTS 300 g lean…

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…