Luscious, Goan inspired Coriander Pesto

Coriander pestoCoriander or cilantro, whatever your name: I LOVE YOU! Seriously I cannot conceive cooking without coriander.  It’s one of the those herbs you either love or hate. I think there is a reason why I love Indian and North African food so much: there is always coriander! I’ve mentioned before how much my family loves pesto. Well, in this recipe I try to  satisfy both, our love for pesto and coriander. Continue reading “Luscious, Goan inspired Coriander Pesto”

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 “Creamy Tomato & Orange Soup”

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 “Couscous Salad”

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 “Oven-roasted Butternut & Chickpea Salad”

Zucchini and Oats Patties

IMG_1274I love vegetables and most  of my meals are created around all sorts of veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I am not vegetarian, I’ll crave chicken and prawns now and then but I simply need my daily dose of greens, reds and other rainbow coloured fruit and veg! That could be a reason why I love Moroccan and Indian food so much. People know how to cook them, how to make them tasty and bring out all their flavours. The vegetables become the main attraction  and not just a mere side dish like in other cuisines.

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