Sunday, September 13th, 2015

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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Sunday, September 13th, 2015

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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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

After a day’s work, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is slaving over a hot stove.  When you are having one of those days, this will be the perfect dinner idea for you.  I have been making this … Read More

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A very popular Italian recipe.  Perfect for us Celiacs as they are similar to cannelloni but are made with aubergines instead of pasta.  Sooo yummy! Ingredients (Serves 2-3) 2 aubergines 300g Ricotta 50g chopped Rucola 1 egg, beaten Salt & … Read More

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Maltese love their Rabbit.  A traditional dish, Rabbit is either cooked as a stew or braised in white wine and garlic.  Both are delicious.  Everyone gives their Rabbit Stew their personal touch.  This is mine.  Hope you will like … Read More

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A vegetarian version of the classic Pasta Carbonara which is equally delicious.  This time I thought of adding some pesto to the egg mix which really goes well with the zucchini.  Came out really nice! Ingredients  (Serves 4) 400 g … Read More

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

I love lemons, in sweets though, not in food like on fish or vegetables. The tangier the dessert, the better! This is such an easy cake to put together, even kids can do it! I used Lemon Essence as well … Read More

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014

OK, this is not for the calorie conscious … but it is seriously good! A twist on the usual Spinach & Artichoke Dip by adding some basil pesto to the mix.  Gives it such deep flavor! Ingredients 250g softened Cream … Read More

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A great way to use leftover spaghetti! This is what I call an ad hoc recipe and so the weights and amounts are not accurate as I was working with what I had left.  So use your judgement. The pasta … Read More

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

A chicken dish that is bursting with flavors … sweet and spicy at the same time.   You can use chicken pieces, which will give better flavour because of the bones, or chicken breasts. Ingredients 4 chicken portions 1 onion, diced … Read More

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

These mushrooms are so delicious … creamy, cheesy and spicy !  A perfect recipe if you have any leftover chicken.  They would also make a great starter! Choose mushrooms that are similar in size – approximately 2 inches in diameter … Read More

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Now that summer is close, we start looking for nice, cold and refreshing desserts.  This semi freddo can also be made with frozen ones if fresh ones are unavailable.  I would imagine this would be so delicious if made with … Read More

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Yes, yet another way to use Polenta!  This time in sweets.  A slice of this cake goes down really well with a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon!  And it is incredibly quick and easy to prepare! Ingredients … Read More

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Next Sunday, we are celebrating Mother’s Day!  Many of you are really lucky to be able to spend this special day with them.  I miss mine a lot and I still made this cake with her in mind because she … Read More

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Oooh boy these are so so yummy!  And perfect for those who would like to make gnocchi for the first time as you do not have to boil the gnocchi separately. Ingredients 500g of frozen spinach 250g of fresh ricotta … Read More

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Better known as Involtini, these roll-ups combine spaghetti, tomatoes, mozzarella and eggplant in the most beautiful presentation ever.  Not to mention also, the combination of Mediterranean flavors! Ingredients Olive oil 2 egglants 2 cans crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste … Read More

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Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Ingredients 57g butter, room temperature 165g of either Ricotta cheese, Cream cheese or Stracchino/Certosa Cheese 113g Gluten Free Flour Mix * Filling Pesto Frozen spinach, thawed Mozzarella, finely cubed Preparation Put all the dough ingredients in the bowl of your … Read More

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I had many ask me about Sushi, a dish that is increasingly becoming so popular in Malta.  I think Tony should rename the website and FB page to I love Maltese Food and all other Foods that Maltese love ! … Read More

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

This is a good way to maybe entice kids to eat some vegetables!  They are simple and also quick to make.  Lovely to snack on, or can be great too if served with a simple salad as a light meal. … Read More

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Today woke up with the urge to make these Cannoli.  They are not at all difficult to make, although you do need the metal tubes on which to roll the pastry.  Just be very careful as they are very very … Read More

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

It is certainly not easy being Celiac or Gluten Sensitive, especially when you start getting cravings or when you walk into a Pastry shop and you see all things delicious, so full of gluten and you cannot eat them 🙁 … Read More

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Winter is slowly approaching …  and that is when we start making soups to keep us all nice and warm.  Chowders are a favorite as they are very hearty, nourishing and filling – normally always made with potatoes and sweetcorn.  … Read More

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

As I have already said in my previous posts … since diagnosed Celiac, I have been experimenting with so different ingredients.  One of them was something I always meant to try before, but never bothered.  Polenta!  It is any Celiac’s … Read More

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Everything looks so much cuter when small or mini doesn’t it?  This timballo can be made in a normal springform pan if you do not have the patience, but I thought of making individual portions which would make lovely starters.  … Read More

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Autumn is here and we now start looking forward to more comfort food like soups, chowders and stews to keep us warm and cozy! This is an incredible easy stew to make but yet it is so delicious! And it … Read More

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Monday, September 16th, 2013

This actually is very similar to a curry that my mum used to make when I was little … the Maltese ‘Ross bil-Curry’, using minced beef, potatoes and peas.  It must have originated from somewhere and to date, a lot … Read More

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Avocado is lovely in salads, sandwiches, in dips like Guacamole, in pasta sauces and even in sweet dishes! It is a healthy food and high in fat, but the type of fat that provides research-based health benefits.  This is yet … Read More

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Mmmm …. Chocolate! Who doesn’t like it? These Chocolate Cookies cannot be more chocolatey than this! They are crispy and crinkly on the outside but sooo soft and rich on the inside! I used to love Cadbury’s cookies and used … Read More

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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

All those who have not tried Polenta yet … you are missing out!  I too used to screw up my nose whenever I saw it in recipes … I suppose I turned to it when I was diagnosed Celiac.  And … Read More

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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

I really really am not into sweet stuff and desserts … but I think that is changing slowly ….. I bought some raspberries and was going to make some muffins … and as usual I changed my mind about five … Read More

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Friday, September 6th, 2013

Thank God that Rice is one food we Celiacs can eat! I love rice in any form … Long grain, Brown, Basmati, Carnaroli, Vialone Nano, Arborio, Jasmine, Wild … so many to choose from and so many different recipes that … Read More

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

This was a recipe that my mum used to make. Hers always tasted better somehow. I should have asked her for her recipe, but I guess it is too late now so I will go by memory and taste. I … Read More

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

I have not cooked polenta for quite some time …well, by my standards, three weeks is a long time! So I thought hmmm… what about a lovely ricotta tart with something, but not just ricotta on its own filling, in … Read More

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

I have always wanted to try this Blooming Onion, but never got round to it as it is normally deep fried.  Not that I do not like fried stuff, once in a while I love it.  But I sincerely hate … Read More

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Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Got any left over cake?  This is the ideal way to use it! These lovely one bite treats are perfect for that after dinner treat! And they are sooo easy to make!  I used Gluten Free left over cake, but … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Chicken recipes are always so popular.  Why wouldn’t they be? Chicken is not expensive and cooks very quickly but most of all it is very versatile! These Chicken Skewers are so easy and quick to prepare.  The marinade although very … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Scones are an English thing really, maybe not so popular with Maltese but I just bought some fresh blueberries and the first thing I thought of was either muffins or scones … Cate’s recipe that I found and have tried, … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

As you gathered from past posts, I am still looking for the ‘Perfect Gluten Free Bread Recipe’.  Gluten Free Sweets and many other Savories come very close to the normal Gluten food we were used to … but bread … … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The other day, I asked my better half to bring me some fresh figs with him after work from the supermarket as I wanted to try out a recipe I came across with figs.  He came back with another type … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Sun dried tomatoes taste very different than fresh tomatoes, they are intense in flavor, more sultry and indulgent.  They add a punch of flavor to any dish.  I find the sun dried ones that are preserved in oil more flavorful … Read More

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

If you love cream cheese and artichokes, than you got to try out these mushrooms!  Recipe is sooo simple and it can make a great starter. Here is what you will need … 8 large mushrooms 110g cream cheese 3/4 … Read More

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

Still on Artichokes … hmmm… this makes another lovely appetizer! I have used a mix of Gluten Free All Purpose flour and some Chickpea Flour as it gives them that distinct taste! Here is what you need … 1 jar … Read More

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

Who doesn’t like appetizers? There is nothing better than having friends over and preparing platters of finger food, relaxing, snacking and enjoying some good wine! These are so easy to prepare and taste so good … you will not get … Read More

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Spaghetti with Rabbit Sauce is no doubt a very popular recipe amongst all Maltese and even with some foreigners. (definitely not with those who keep rabbits as pets and would not even dream of stewing one!).  Mind you, I would … Read More

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The other day I passed by the meat section at the supermarket and saw some lovely fresh spare ribs, they looked so tempting!  I really could not resist, so I just got them, even though I had already planned what … Read More

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

If you look again at the heading, I did not put Gluten Free  … which does not mean that these cookies do have gluten in them … Noooo!  The reason is because they coincidentally do not have any flour of … Read More

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Don’t you sometimes feel like something tasty, but cannot be bothered with too much cooking?  Or worse, you got so distracted with chores that you forgot to plan anything for dinner?!  Happens to the best of us!  Take-away food is … Read More

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

I am still not 100 % happy about Gluten Free Bread … Obviously it is not easy to make Gluten Free Bread to taste like Real Wheat Bread.  Hmmmm …..Delicious Gluten Free Bread – The Holy Grail of Gluten Free … Read More

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

 Ingredients & Method (Serves 2) This dish has a simple and tasty sauce which can be poured over chicken involtini like mine but is equally as good over simple chicken breasts or chicken parts if you do not wish to … Read More

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Traditional Gnocchi alla Romana are made with Semolina but since we cannot consume semolina because of the wheat, I decided to make these with polenta instead.  It obviously is not the authentic Gnocchi alla Romana, then again, it is not … Read More

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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

  Ingredients & Method 3/4 cup gluten free plain biscuits, finely crushed 1/4 cup ground walnuts 4 tbs butter, melted 2 packages cream cheese, softened (approx 500 gr) 1/2 cup banana, very ripe, mashed  3 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla Cinnamon … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

These delicious cookies are so simple to make and if stored immediately in an airtight container, they will remain as lovely as if they were just baked.  Although I doubt if there will be any left to store ! Ingredients … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Potatoes are so versatile, especially to us Celiacs.  It is a vegetable that we can make use of in many recipes, from gnocchi and potato cakes to pie crusts! However, one of my favorite potato recipes is this Potato Galette.  … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Roast chicken is good … but it takes a bit of time to cook.  However if you spatchcock it, that is split it, remove the backbone and then you flatten it, it will take less time.  This way you are … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

This is a perfect dish to whip up in just a few minutes! It is sooo creamy and thick that you would probably think that it was made with some sort of cream.  So this is ideal for all those … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

I have tried so many recipes for gluten free muffins.  Not that they did not turn out great but they always seemed to lack something … This time, I have added one secret ingredient to these muffins, maybe it was … Read More

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

My initial reaction when I was diagnosed Celiac was … oh my God … no pasta! I could eat it every day I loved it so much! You could combine it with so many different sauces! So I began trying … Read More

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I just love Garlic … and Chilli … two things you will always find in my kitchen!  Maybe Mediterranean influence, hmmm don’t know, but I grew up with a mum, an aunt and a grandmother who always used garlic profusely! … Read More

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013

I always loved pies, maybe because I loved pastry so much, shortcrust and puff pastry mostly.  Those made great pies indeed!  Being Celiac, although you can still manage to make very good pastry with specialized flours, sometimes, you want something … Read More

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013

I love mushrooms, in any way they come, sautéed in garlic, in sauces, in casseroles, in pasta dishes and risotto … and they are also delicious, stuffed!  I have a few recipes for stuffed mushrooms which I will share with … Read More

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013

We somehow always conjure up a nice place of spaghetti in our minds, when we hear ‘Pesto’.  But another great way to use pesto is to mix it with rice as in this timbale.  It makes a great side dish, … Read More

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Hmmm…. have a backlog of recipes to put up but since I just finished baking these yumster cookies and many would like this easy recipe… I decided to start with it ! There is no flour nor eggs in these … Read More

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

I am not really a ‘Sweets’ kinda person, but I do love the occasional sweet indulgence.  Gluten Free sweets are not as difficult to make as one might imagine and most of them you can hardly detect in the taste … Read More

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

This was a recipe which mum used to make occasionally. It is similar to the Maltese Bragioli, minced beef and hard boiled egg wrapped in thin slices of beef, except she used to make one big one instead and call … Read More

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

I love rabbit ! I always loved it since I was a little girl, I just loved eating the meat off the ribs and then licking my fingers, my face full of sauce …. bliss !  I still do that, … Read More

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

This is the other GF Pasta Recipe which I made with Dr Schar All Purpose Flour, which is easily available in mostly all supermarkets.  It is far easier to throw this dough together as you will see. Ingredients 185 g … Read More

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

There is nothing more refreshing as a dessert on a hot summer evening, than a cool and tangy lemon cheesecake! This is a very easy no bake recipe which has to be made ahead of serving as it has to … Read More

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

It is funny how you take things for granted.  Before I was diagnosed Celiac, Ravioli were not really something I used to go crazy for.  Maybe because when I was a kid, it was a dish that my mum always … Read More

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Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Jello Sugar cookies have been around for a long time in the US, but just like fashion, they have made a comeback.  They are lovely, chewy and sweet.  The Jello adds a fruity tangy taste apart from giving it a … Read More

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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Mmmmm … there is nothing better than a lovely Spaghetti Vongole in summer!  Being Celiac or Gluten Intolerant need not change that! Sauce ingredients are practically the same, just use Gluten Free Spaghetti! I had to use frozen Clams in … Read More

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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

This recipe was inspired by the traditional Apulian recipe in Southern Italy for a potato based pizza. The crust which is made with potatoes, is not grated like in most potato based pizza recipes, but is made differently which reminds … Read More

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013

  Further to my earlier post for the GF Sandwich Bread recipe which was made in a bread maker, I now would love to share with you the recipe for this lovely crusty bread.  No bread-maker required this time! You … Read More

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Monday, April 8th, 2013

  How can you resist something like this? It is the ultimate sweet treat! These mini pavlovas are lovely and crisp on the outside and chewy in the centre. They are topped with fresh cream, strawberries and raspberries  …. And … Read More

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013

  Juicy marinated chicken tenders and red peppers skewered on bamboo sticks, basted with tangy sweet honey mustard barbecue glaze spiked with an Asian sweet chilli sauce.  Sooo delicious! Ingredients Chicken thigh meat or chicken breast for two persons 1 … Read More

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013

  Succulent lamb simmered in a rosemary, onion, garlic, red wine and orange sauce.  Served on a bed of garlicky mashed potatoes and topped with spinach and julienned carrots. Ingredients : 10 Lamb pieces (you can also use lamb shanks) … Read More

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013

  Ever soooo moreish ….. Hmmmm … do you ever feel like something good and sweet but easy to make as well? Well, this is sooo quick to make and tastes so wicked! What you need : 100 grams Gluten … Read More

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013

    Mum used to make lovely qassatat and also torti tar-ricotta and pizelli, the latter being more time consuming. It was not that often therefore that she made tal-pizzelli but it would be worth the wait! It was equally … Read More

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Saturday, April 6th, 2013

  I cannot tell you exactly how many times I have tried making bread.  And how many times, I threw the whole thing away.  One time, I completely forgot that the pedals were still in the loaf I had just … Read More

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Saturday, April 6th, 2013

  Mum used to make this soup which I loved, very often.  It is a very simple soup and it was given the name ‘Soppa Tal-Gwerra’ by my dad but I do remember my mum calling it also ‘Toqlija’.  I … Read More

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

  I have just tried this out out yesterday. It tasted so good, and did not have (at all!), that ‘gluten free acrid taste’, breads usually have!  It is the closest I could get to the Gozo Ftira.  It is … Read More

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

  Mum used to sometimes whip up these tasty morsels for Dad as he used to enjoy something sweet with his tea at teatime.  They take practically minutes to prepare and bake.  Hence ‘Pastini ta’ malajr!’ 🙂 You can top … Read More

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Saturday, March 30th, 2013

  These cakes are so quick and easy to make! Do not be disheartened if you see the cakes rising so beautifully in the oven and then collapse as they cool.  There are many reasons why this happens with Gluten … Read More

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Friday, March 29th, 2013

  As a kid, I grew up with my aunt living next door to us. My grandma lived with them, but I don’t have that many recollections of her except that she too loved cooking and that she was a … Read More

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Hi all, thanks for dropping by!  Being Easter, I decided to start my mini blog with some Easter goodies, no doubt a Maltese favorite, Figolli 😀 I have never ever made a Figolla in my life, although I just love … Read More

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