Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

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Today’s post is all about yummy goodness: delicious oven-roasted cauliflower with chickpeas, sweet tangy cranberries and spicy arugula leaves all brought together with a zesty, harissa dressing! Did I mention it also had crumbly feta, fresh mint leaves and nutritious couscous? Believe me, this salad is so fresh and so tasty you can eat it as a main course and feel delightfully content! I was 🙂 Continue reading

Spicy Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad

I’m so happy to be back! The holidays were great but seem far away now. Straight back into the routine and teaching 18 hours this year has sure changed my days! But now that I’m settled, I have time to try new recipes and get back to my blog! I’ve kept my eyes open this summer when visiting markets and walking around Europe, taking in inspiration from everywhere I could.  My suitcases were actually full of ingredients and spices rather than clothes and other souvenirs! Continue reading

Creamy Tomato & Orange Soup

Tomato & orange soupSometimes things don’t go the way you want them to and sometimes there’s not much you can do about it. There’s only one option for me when it happens and that is to just suck it up, live with it and make the most of the situation! I was supposed to travel to Madrid with my family for little break but due to red-tape issues, I am bound to Luanda. They left last night and I saw their departure as a great opportunity to test new recipes. 10 days of eating what I want, 10 days of taking care of no one else but ME 🙂 Continue reading

Couscous Salad

couscous salad Another day, another salad. Needless to say how much I love salads and summer is the perfect time to indulge in all sorts of salads.

This couscous salad is perfect for hot summer days: the freshness of the mint, the slight bite of the green onions, the zesty tang of the dressing and the sweetness of the raisins all make this a delicious and light accompaniement to any BBQ or grilled meat.   Continue reading

Oven-roasted Butternut & Chickpea Salad

butternut chickpea 2Butternut squash a winter vegetable, say what? Nah, butternut squash for me is an everyday vegetable! I eat it all year round and never get tired of it.  It marries well with everything: in soups it’s the king, in curries, in pancakes and of course in salads.  My absolute favourite is oven-roasted butternut squash, drizzled with olive oil and fresh oregano leaves.  I think I eat it once a week if not more. Continue reading

Crunchy Tuna Pasta Salad

close up tuna pasta saladYeah! It’s the weekend which means two days of bumming about the house and the pool, doing absolutely nothing!  It’s the perfect time to catch up on some sewing and beading.  Actually, I’ve been trying to make bread and more importantly I’ve been trying to make a sourdough starter which is giving me a right headache! I’ve tried so many different recipes, exchanged with experts on IG but so far I’ve haven’t managed to keep it alive for more than 4 days. I definitely won’t be giving up and hopefully, soon I’ll post something made with my own bread! Continue reading