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Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Many of my recipes come about through a need to use up a motley collection of ingredients in the fridge or cupboard and this is one of them. A packet of dried green…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Provençal Soup

Provençal Soup

This Provençal soup, known as pistou, is great for using up bags of pasta lurking in the cupboard that don’ t quite hold enough for a whole meal but that you…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

When buying raspberry vinegar opt for quality, if you can. The best ones are slightly syrupy in texture with a fragrant natural hint of raspberries that just lifts…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Dark/bittersweet chocolate is good for the soul and lifts the spirits, which is exactly what these moreish treats are sure to do. Good-quality cocoa is also a…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow cooking does wonderful things to onions, turning them sweet, succulent and mellow. Onions have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and anti-carcinogenic properties…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Breakfast bounty

Breakfast bounty

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast and love my daily muesli fix, a throw-together mix of oats, nuts, seeds and fruit. This chocolate granola is…

Nicola Graimes March 29, 2019
CHAR SUI TOFU CUPS

CHAR SUI TOFU CUPS

For golden, crisp tofu, it’s vital to drain it well to remove any excess water, which would also dilute the intensity of the marinade. Instead of the spring…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
STUFFED TOMATOES WITH CRUSHED BEANS, MOZZARELLA & CHIMICHURRI

STUFFED TOMATOES WITH CRUSHED BEANS, MOZZARELLA & CHIMICHURRI

Chimichurri is an Argentinian herb and garlic sauce—somewhat like pesto with an edge. It adds a simple, vibrant bit of oomph to a dish. Burrata, often referred…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
LEMON ROAST VEGETABLES WITH SCAMORZA

LEMON ROAST VEGETABLES WITH SCAMORZA

This is my kind of recipe – pretty much everything is mixed together and then just put in the oven and left to cook. Scamorza is best described as a type of…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SPICED FRUIT BARS

SPICED FRUIT BARS

A healthful combination of dried fruits, oats, nuts, seeds and naturally sweet spices – and, yes, veg – these bars are perfect for sustaining energy levels…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
QUINOA & BORLOTTI BURGERS

QUINOA & BORLOTTI BURGERS

Having struggled with the idea of including a veggie burger, mainly due to its old-school vegetarian connotations, this recipe won me over. Quinoa is usually cooked…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
YAKISOBA WITH TOFU AND GOLDEN CASHEWS

YAKISOBA WITH TOFU AND GOLDEN CASHEWS

Yakisoba simply means stir-fried noodles and the secret to a successful stir-fry is preparation – make sure you have all the flavourings measured and veg prepared…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
VIETNAMESE CRISPY TOFU & CASHEW SALAD

VIETNAMESE CRISPY TOFU & CASHEW SALAD

Sweet, sour, hot, spicy and salty, this vibrant salad includes all five elements that are fundamental to Vietnamese cooking. Vital, too, is the contrast in textures,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
MANGO SUSHI

MANGO SUSHI

Fresh mango steeped in a ginger sugar syrup provides a sweet contrast to sticky coconut rice. A wet knife makes the rice easier to cut and gives this dish a neater,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

This twist on the popular Lebanese salad is made with vibrant, crisp vegetables in an orangey pistachio oil dressing. Instead of the more usual addition of crisp…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
MINI MANGO CHEESECAKES

MINI MANGO CHEESECAKES

These pocket-sized cheesecakes are just right for kids and are given a nutritional boost with a base made of nuts and seeds, rather than the more usual sugary…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019