Homemade Tiramisu Cake

A couple of months ago, Mikki and I were watching the Great British Bake Off Masterclass on Netflix and they were making this fun Mary Berry’s Tiramisu Cake. So I thought this would be perfect for Mikki’s birthday. Enjoy! Ingredients: Sponge: 4 large eggs 100g extra-fine sugar 100g King Arthur self-rising flour, sifted Filling: 1…

Ottolenghi’s Harissa Roasted Carrots

This recipe is perfect for a vegetarian night, with the heat and flavor of harrissa with seasonal carrots. Harrisa is basically a chili paste which varies by region in North Africa and the Middle East. It is a blend of hot chili peppers, garlic, olive oil tomatoes and spices such as cumin, coriander, caraway. Ingredients…

Ottolenghi Hummus

Homemade hummus is fresh, light and delicious. I used canned chickpeas for this recipe, which originally has dried chickpeas. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 can organic chickpeas, drained1/2 cup of organic tahini4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice4 cloves garlic, crushed6 tablespoons ice cold water (more depending on the thickness of your tahini)1-2 pinch salt, to tasteExtra virgin…

Black Pepper Tofu

Our family is eating meat-free this week for a Hindu religious festival called Navratri. So I’m using Yotam Ottolenghi’s wonderful vegetarian cookbook, Plenty, to make some creative recipes. I decided to get some extra firm tofu and try this simple blackened tofu dish (healthier version). It was spicy and flavorful. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 packet of…

Kashmiri Televor (Sesame Bagel)

Obviously we are all practicing social distancing, so I’ve decided to make use of my time at home in between telemedicine appointments. Today’s project was to make a classic Kashmiri bread, televor, enjoyed with pink salt tea (sheer chai). It’s similar to a sesame bagel. I used a french flour used for baguettes but you…

Linguine Vongole e Prosecco

Great ingredients can make a simple recipe delicious. The fresh clams with cherry tomatoes and parsley add so much flavor to the olive oil and Prosecco. Such a elegant and satisfying dish. Ingredients: 15-20 Little neck clams in their shells 75-100 ml of Prosecco 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled,…

Homemade Thai Green Curry

One of our favorite cuisines is Thai food and in particular coconut milk based green and red curry. I’ve made this dish in the past with store bought Thai green curry paste but it seemed to lack freshness. So I decided to try making homemade Thai green curry paste, using ingredients from multiple recipes. I…

Sunday’s Bolognese

Sundays are great for slow cooking recipes. This ground pork bolognese is perfect for low simmer cooking while enjoying the lazy summer day. Enjoy.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 2 celery sticks, finely sliced 2 carrots, finely diced 1lb organic ground pork 1lb Italian mild sausage 2 oz red wine…

Apfelstrudel with Raspberry Coulis

It is difficulty to find anyone who doesn’t appreciate a baked apple dessert. This is an Austrian apfelstrudel with a raspberry coulis for a twist. Strudel can be traced back to the 17th century, gaining popularity during the Habsburg Empire. Even though an apple strudel (apfelstrudel) is most widely known, there are various types including…