Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

I love new recipes that come to life using leftovers.  Doesn’t it feel great to clean out the fridge (or pantry) AND enjoy something new?  Today’s recipe came about just like that.  I had some overripe bananas and some leftover pumpkin purée that absolutely needed to be finished, quickly!  So, I mixed them up to…

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

I love Moroccan Mint Tea, so it was the first thing I chose to prepare for my Daring Cooks’ Middle Eastern Breakfast.  It traditionally hails from the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), but it has now spread throughout the Arab world.  It is more like a “social drink” served to guests and I would…

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Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Ful Medames

Ful Medames

I made this dish for the Middle Eastern breakfast we were asked to prepare for this month’s Daring Cooks challenge. Ful Medames is an Egyptian dish made with cooked and mashed fava beans, tomatoes, tahini, lemon juice, fresh coriander leaves, spring onions and extra virgin olive oil.  It is a staple meal in Egypt, but…

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Middle Eastern Breakfast

Middle Eastern Breakfast

For the February Daring Cooks challenge, Manal from Manal’s Bites invited us to celebrate the most important meal of the day Middle Eastern style! As Manal says “Breakfast is a very important meal in the Middle East; it is major! […] Fridays, the first day of the weekend here in this part of the world is the…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

My girls are home for their spring holidays… a much needed break for everyone before the beginning of the last term of this school year.  I cannot believe that my eldest daughter will soon be in year 2 and that my baby will start kindergarten in just a few short months!  During the holidays we…

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Verrine Fraicheur

Verrine Fraicheur

Today’s dish is a very quick recipe.  Going through my Visual Archive, I have realised that I do not have many breakfast recipes on the blog.  I guess the main reason is because Italians are not big on breakfast.  In fact, we mostly have coffee (or cappuccino) and a croissant or cookies.  I personally just…

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Mmmm strawberry jam… who doesn’t like it?  It was my absolute favourite for a long time.  As a child, it would be the only one I would eat.  Growing up I have learnt how to appreciate a wider vairiety of jams and preserves, but my love for strawberry jam is still there, intact.  Making your…

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Eggless Yogurt Cake

Eggless Yogurt Cake

Yogurt cake is one of the very first recipes I have published on my site over 3 years ago.  It has always been one of my favourite cakes: easy to make, delicious and quite healthy (for being a cake) as it does not contain any butter.  It is also a very versatile cake as it…

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Lime and Coconut Madeleines

Lime and Coconut Madeleines

Recently I went to a houseware shop, just to look around.  But you already guessed it.  How can I just “look around” in a shop full (and I mean FULL) of kitchen utensils, gadgets, props of all kinds?  In the end, I did buy a few things and among these was a madeleine pan.  I…

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Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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