Shiitake & Brie Risotto

This dish is as comforting as a hot cocoa on the couch while it is snowing outside. I just ate a big plate of this and I’m too relaxed to come up with an interesting anecdote so here’s the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups risotto rice Vegetable stock 3 handfuls sliced shiitake mushrooms 125 g brie…

Very Banana-y Cake

Super moist. Eat hot from the oven. If you have leftovers, microwave a slice for 10 seconds before eating to get a moist, tender texture. Ingredients 3.5 bananas (I know it might seem like this recipe is very fussy to require 3.5 bananas but really, it’s only because I was hungry and ate half a…

Stuffed Peppers

So the old balls and chain and I were in Athens for an overnight stopover. We had booked a room at a beautiful country house close the airport with the intention of getting a 8 hour look-see of Athens city. However that went down the drain when we arrived to a pelting thunderstorm. It had…

Veggie dumplings

Filling ingredients 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 small onion, chopped finely 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped finely 1½ cups cabbage, chopped finely 1 large carrot, chopped finely 1 bunch chives, finely chopped 2 dashes of white pepper Sesame oil Shaoxing wine Soy sauce 1 tbsp Sugar Chop up everything, then cook in a bit of oil in a pan…

Dumpling Skin

Dumpling skin 2 cups  plain flour ½ cup water + 3 tbsp Mix flour with 1/2 cup water and stir. Once absorbed, start knead with your hands. add water a tablespoon at a time and knead until forms a ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for at least one hour, but preferably two…

Lebanese Couscous & Green Beans

Lebanese couscous, or according to the internet, is also known as giant couscous or pearl couscous. This dish in particular, which is cooked in chicken broth and served with chicken, is known as Moghrabieh. And I served it with this Lebanese green bean dish, which although can be served warm, tastes better cold. I know…

Chickpea curry and coconut rice

I already have about six servings of lemony lentil soup in my freezer and I’ve just added four servings of chickpea curry to it. It just makes sense to cook in bulk and heat it up later but my freezer is starting to look like I’m preparing for an apocalypse. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Ingredients 1.5 cup dry chickpeas…