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Mixed Berry Chia Jam
Apr17

Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Store-bought fruit jams are very often than not, full of sugars and preservatives. On a quest to find a healthier alternative to a jar full of sugar, I am going to share with you a very simple recipe that requires minimal time and ingredients, and can be done on a stove top. What I like about this recipe is that you can control what kind of sweetener to use, and you’re totally free not to use any as well! Ingredients: 2 cups...

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Vegan Figolli
Apr13

Vegan Figolli

It has always been a tradition in our family to make home made figolli just before Easter. The kids loved to choose their shapes, and help decorate their own figolla when they were young. Last year, at Easter time, I had already been vegan for a few months , so I set about trying to alter my recipe to eliminate all animal products. It was not as difficult as some people may think. All you have to do is use a vegan margarine and...

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Ftira Mgarrija
Apr10

Ftira Mgarrija

Including appetizing fresh vegetables for all the family is not the easy way out . However, we can prepare them in a way that is appealing. The recipe that I prepared today makes vegetables attractive and colourful without giving any option to remove not so favourite ones. The ftira remind me in my childhood days…In summer when my late mother usually had plenty of tomatoes she used to cut them in chunks with onions and other...

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Broccoli and pasta bake with Valsoia CondiSoia da Cucina
Apr05

Broccoli and pasta bake with Valsoia CondiSoia da Cucina

Ingredients: Broccoli florets Pasta trecolori Valsoia CondiSoia da Cucina Vegan cheese Breadcrumbs Egg substitute Onion and mushrooms Preparation: Boil broccoli until tender. In a frying pan, fry the onions until transparent and add the mushrooms. When broccoli is tender add to frying pan. Prepare the vegan cheese sauce, with Valsoia CondiSoia da Cucina cream and different types of cheese. Warm cream in a pan. Grate the cheese and add...

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Still the right weather for soup.
Apr02

Still the right weather for soup.

I had already stated here that I love soup. All types and variations , and I never tire of eating soup. Except when the weather gets warm. Then, it’s not an option. I usually prefer eating my vegetables raw in Summer, mostly in salads. I also make an effort to add more vegetables to other dishes, like pasta, rice or noodles. Very easy to grill some vegetables and add to these or make up a stir fry. But since the warm weather...

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Time for Kwarezimal.
Mar16

Time for Kwarezimal.

I strive to eat as healthily as possible, however that doesn’t mean that I do not indulge in a treat occasionally. Since I became vegan, these are usually things I bake myself. This week I made some kwarezimal to enjoy with my afternoon cup of tea. Since this sweet was traditionally made during Lent, it does not contain any eggs or fats so it is practically vegan. All I do is replace the honey for the glaze. Try this, it is very...

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The ultimate Avocado Toast
Mar02

The ultimate Avocado Toast

Avocado: a remarkable fruit! Disclaimer: I am an avocado addict. I love avocados and have loved them for many many years. I will happily eat an avocado a day for breakfast or chopped up in my lunch, so I might be a little biased when I say: Avocados are the best!  There are, however, many reasons that everyone should share my same love for avocados. Flavour-wise avocados will not blow you away, their flavour is delicate and mild, but...

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Cannelloni topped with Fior di Vita Shredded Mozzarella
Feb28

Cannelloni topped with Fior di Vita Shredded Mozzarella

  Cannelloni a Mediterranean (Italian) pasta tradition, so let’s try out this vegetarian version of cannelloni that is a totally meat free recipe and so so yummy. Ingredients: Cannelloni tubes Ricotta – 1kg 1 free range egg Salt & pepper Soya or rice based cream Fior di Vita Shredded Mozzarella Vegetarian Pecorino cheese Method: Prepare ricotta mixture by mixing the fresh ricotta with the free range egg and season...

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Vegetable Fritters “pulpetti”
Feb27

Vegetable Fritters “pulpetti”

When I was a girl, my mum used to try to make me and my siblings eat vegetables as often as possible.  My favourite vegetables then were raw chickpeas and broad beans, when in season, straight from the pod. We peeled them, ate them and left a mess. Nowadays, I always say that if my mother had known I would become vegetarian, and later vegan, she wouldn’t have stressed so much.  One of my mum’s  vegetable meals I do...

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Fried Fior di Vita fresh mozzarella pearls
Feb16

Fried Fior di Vita fresh mozzarella pearls

Here is a simple and easy recipe to prepare something crunchy using soft mozzarella balls. I used Fior di Vita fresh mozzarella pearls. The kids will love helping out in this one. Ingredients: mozzarella balls four eggs (free range if possible) vegetarian parmesan or pecorino cheese (if desired) breadcrumbs flour two small chilli peppers de-seeded Method: Beat eggs in a bowl and mix with a spoonful of a vegetarian brand of parmesan,...

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Another Winter Warmer
Feb14

Another Winter Warmer

Another one of my cold weather staples is chilli. If you love spicy, hearty food, this is a perfect meal for cold winter evenings. For vegetarians, vegans and people who are cutting down on their meat consumption, beans and pulses are an essential part of the diet. They provide protein and fibre. This dish provides plenty of these and vegetables too. It is easy and quick to put together. Just leave  enough time to simmer  to get a...

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Farmhouse Minestrone
Feb12

Farmhouse Minestrone

This farmhouse minestrone is filled with seasonal veggies. It is incredibly hearty and filling. Farmhouse title really suits because I grew all the veggies and herbs that I used myself! It’s wise that we use local vegetables while they are so tender as we have had abundant beneficial rainy winter. A personal word about the local vegetables. First of all nothing can beat its freshness. I cut these veg while they still had the morning...

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One Pot Wonder – Golden Lentil Daal (a quick one pot meal)
Feb05

One Pot Wonder – Golden Lentil Daal (a quick one pot meal)

Living life in the fast lane Let’s talk about the struggle of putting delicious, healthy meals on the table while also juggling everything else on your plate (pun intended). Most of us today live a packed, fast-paced life, and we have some much going on all the time. At some point, we start feeling the pressure of keeping up with our social lives, families, friends, and pets….getting the right amount of exercise, being...

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Hot meals for cold weather
Feb04

Hot meals for cold weather

This type of weather calls for warm, hearty, nourishing comfort foods. Stews, chillies and curries instantly come to mind. Pots of delicious vegetables, nicely spiced and served piping hot. I am very partial to Indian food, so recently started experimenting with curries. Vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, peas and broccoli are great in curries. As are dried varieties of beans, chickpeas and pulses such as lentils. It...

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Fior di Vita fresh Mozzarella Tower
Jan25

Fior di Vita fresh Mozzarella Tower

A simple and tasty vegetarian recipe to make and very presentable using just a handful of ingredients including Fior di Vita new fresh Mozzarella. Ingredients: 1 aubergine Pesto sauce Mozzarella Tomatoes sliced Salt and pepper to season Method: Cut aubergine into round slices, sprinkle with salt pepper and oil and grill in oven (alternatively can be fried). Sliced tomato into round slices. Slice mozzarella into slices. Then start...

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