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Brodu Tat-Tigieg (Chicken Broth)

I suppose this should be called Chicken Soup rather than Chicken Broth.  We still call it Broth even though we do not strain it and turn it into a Consomme.  You can make Brodu with chicken, beef and even with … Read More

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Laham Fuq il-Fwar (Steamed Beef)

Laham fuq il-Fwar, that is, steamed beef, is a very popular and traditional Maltese recipe.  Chicken Broth and this dish go hand in hand.  I remember my mother preparing the chicken and veg for the broth, then take out this … Read More

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Caponata

Caponata,  a Sicilian and also a Maltese Dish must not be confused with the French Ratatouille.  Both use aubergine, but Caponata is flavored with sugar and vinegar whilst in Ratatouille, these ingredients do not feature.  Although Sicilian, in Malta, Caponata … Read More

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Gluten Free Pizza

Since diagnosed, I do not recall how many times I tried making gluten free pizza dough, always with the hope that it will taste like the authentic gluten pizza I was so used to.  Until I made this one!  I … Read More

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Delicious Baci Cake

Last visit to Malta, I was going through some old papers and found this typed out recipe that a dear friend of mine, Olly, used to make for us at work.  It was in the days when typewriters and Tippex … Read More

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Risotto with Mushrooms & Potatoes

A variation on the usual mushroom risotto using potatoes together with the mushrooms to make it even more rich, creamy and delicious! [mls_h2]Ingredients[/mls_h2] 300g Carnaroli or Arborio Rice 2 medium potatoes 250g mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, finely diced 2 … Read More

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Blackberry & White Choc Chip Cake

From the little experience I have gained since I started cooking Gluten Free, I noticed that when it comes to sweets and desserts, you really cannot detect that they are gluten free, since nearly all recipes have other flavors added … Read More

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Baked Tomato, Ricotta & Mozzarella Pasta

I had some ricotta and mozzarelline that I had to use.  I usually make penne with tomatoes, ricotta and basil, a pasta my mum used to make often, but fancied something baked.  So I basically made the same thing, added … Read More

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Potato & Egg Salad Timballo

A delicious Potato & Egg Salad served as individual timbales.  Very easy to prepare and assemble and also looks great! Ingredients (Serves 2 to 3) 1 large or 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes 1 large carrot, … Read More

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Swordfish Steaks with Fresh Cilantro, Sweetcorn and Tomato Salsa

Another one of those quick, easy and healthy recipes!  Whilst you grill the swordfish steaks, you can easily prepare this fresh tomato and sweetcorn salsa.  Chopped avocado would also make it even tastier! Nice and fresh for summer! Ingredients 2 … Read More

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