Veggie Chili

When I first told Tom we are having veggie chili for dinner he laughed! Can you blame him?Chili is meat! Well not this one. This recipe is vegan, but so rich and flavorful, we had to fill our plates twice. I choose to top with avocado, coriander and tortilla chips, but you can go ahead…

Vegan “pulled pork” sandwich

Internet is full with recipe videos of this vegan sandwich at the moment, so I decided to give it a try. I found ready to cook/eat jackfruit in Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates. It cost around 11 dirhams per box (it doesn`t say what is the quantity). For 4 sandwiches like the ones on…

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 🙂 Ingredients: 120g white flour 4 large eggs…

Sivas Katmeri

Being Bulgarian I was raised to love our cuisine.  One of the things I miss the most is the little bakeries located almost everywhere, offering traditional breakfast pastries. Sadly, we don`t have Bulgarian restaurant here in Dubai, but few years ago I discovered Turkish food. Little I knew of how similar these two are. In…

Veggie coconut curry

Having a good curry for dinner is the most satisfying thing after a long day. With this recipe I went totally vegan as I was curious for the result. I had no idea what a veggie curry could look like, until I went to the shop and found fresh sweet corn, fresh peas and it…

Edamame soba noodles

This recipe is as green as it gets. If you are looking for a booster for lunch, this is the right one. Cook for dinner and pack it for lunch as a salad- it will be equally delicious. In my opinion this is much better than the take out we get around here, as they…

West African peanut soup

This soup is ready in less than 30 minutes, it`s easy, delicious, plant based, gluten free and packed with goodness. What else you need to convince you 🙂 I give credit for the recipe to Cookie and Kate. I changed it just slightly to match with my personal preferences. I hope you give it a go…

Mekici 

Mekici (мекици, mekitsi) is traditional Bulgarian breakfast. The best description is deep fried dough. It’s very similar to the doughnuts, but less sweet and even a bit sour as it is made with yeast.  Mekici are traditionally served generously coated with icing sugar and accompanied by jams, white cheese and even as a substitute for…

Pancakes with almond milk and apricot jam

Pancakes are every family favorite! In our house we tried so many varieties I can hardly remember. I think you can actually make pancakes with almost everything. I tried recipes with milk, water, pop and now with almond milk. This is currently my favorite! It`s great texture and mild almond flavor. What more do you…

Ginger miso noodle soup

You might noticed that I am a fan of a good Asian soup. The key is always to have a good and flavourful stock. If you have a look on my prevous post you will see a great and quick recipe for your own chicken stock. Give it a go and try this warm miso…

Chicken stock

Making your own chicken stock,  you can be sure it is free of any additives and sodium. It usually takes hours of cooking, but if you go ahead with this recipes you will be ready in less than 2 hours. Ingredients: 1 kg of chicken wings 1 large onion 1 large onion 1 small potato…

Easter brioche 2

This is my third year in a roll to make my traditional Easter brioche or Kozunak in Bulgarian. At home they say only the one with master chef skills can make it, so I am very proud with myself. This is a recipe from my mum and she has it from her mum, so it`s…