Beans and chorizo stew with mint and smoked paprika

I hope you will try this recipe as it is a total winner. I know is summer and this is not exactly a light meal, but cravings are stronger than me. So many things going on and all the flavors mix beautifully. This stew is hearty and smells of home. You will also love the fact that…

Lazy pizzas with chorizo, bacon, asparagus and truffle glaze

This is a call to everyone who wants to serve hot, quick and yet sophisticated pizza. There is no dough making, or preparation. I used one of my favorite ingredients, without counting the calories. There was enough meat for him, and veggies and truffles for me. I made 10 mini pizzas and four of them kept…

Sliced bread with herbs

Reading my posts you probably already know how much I love baking. Nothing says “Home” better than  freshly baked bread. To master the good dough might take you few trials. This recipe is so much fun. Not only because is relevantly easy or because the smell of all the herbs will bring back your childhood…

Homemade sushi- step by step

I have a secret to share with you. I was a bit too much scared to try making sushi at home. I relate sushi with great effort and years of practice. I got a bit nervous as I wanted  to make sushi with respect to the Japanese traditions. I went to buy the best tuna and salmon…

Roasted red pepper hummus

In the light of my Ramadan recipes I can`t skip the all time favorite hummus. This time with a healthy twist. Adding roasted pepper gives the hummus smokey flavor and makes it a  great starter. The key for good hummus is to have fresh ingredients. Hummus must have smooth texture and zesty notes. I made mine…

Classic fish and chips

Living with a British man makes me more curious about their food. I now know how to cook lamb, how to make the perfect gravy and Yorkshire puddings. I also learned that “Tea” means dinner and “Pudding” means dessert of any kind. I really love their hearty food as also remind me of my home. “Bulgarian…

Churros

I have seen churros everywhere in the food blogs. I never bother to make it or even to read a recipe. Until yesterday afternoon. After work. With no intention of cooking. With the intention to have salad for dinner. It didn`t happen as planned. Instead I saw churros on someones instagram account and decided to…

Top Chef Dubai and the final battle Part II

It was almost a week ago when the final of the battle for Top Chef Dubai happened (see Part I here). Me and the other competitor had 2 hours time and two mystery boxes (thanks to Market and Platters) to execute one main course and one dessert. Considering that every day in the grocery is…

Frozen terrine with yellow cherries and pistachio

Feeling hot today? Get yourself ready for the heat and kick the 50 degrees outside like a boss 😀 This terrine is better than any ice cream as it doesn`t require machine or special equipment. It`s also eggs free meaning you can keep it in the fridge for almost unlimited time (OK, I know that…

Lemon drizzle cake

I recently have more time for cooking than blogging. Which I know it`s ridiculous, specially after the weekend is gone. I have three recipes on the queue for you and I will start with this lemon drizzle cake. I never strictly follow recipes from books or chefs. I always put my twist in every meal I…