No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipe is No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets – indulgent and easy to make treat especially for those of you who love coconut! There’s lots of it! It’s actually the main ingredient. ๐Ÿ™‚

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I didn’t add any sugar but there’s a bit of milk chocolate in there, not that much really. Also I used coconut oil (quite a lot of it) for even more intense coconut flavour. And for helping these sweets to stick together. The almonds I put are more like a decoration but they gave a nice crunch to the sweets. Really basic recipe but sooo delicious. It reminded me of my favourite chocolates ย (Lindt, the coconut bonbons), mineย tasted as good as them, I promise!

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Here’s how to make these No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Ingredients

  • 200g coconut, desiccated
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 3tbsp coconut oil
  • raw almonds for decoration

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a tray.
  4. Add an almond on each of the sweets and press gently to stick the almond.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour.
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No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I can’t believe Easter is over and there’s another week off coming that I need to start planning and organising about. I’m talking about the Summer half-term. I do hope the weather will be much better than it is now so we could spend more time outside. And April is almostย gone! Seriously? The time does fly. Sometimes I just wish to stop that ( especially the fact that the kids are growing so fast, too fast I’d say). But this is what life is bout, right! OK, I think I need to move back to the recipe now.

This is one of the laziest and tastiest sweets I’ve made. I’m not really into baking and making sweets (on the other side I bake every week), but as we all have sweet tooth I have to make sweet stuff too. Baking is quite precise, isn’t it. Well, I’m the opposite. That’s why baking and me don’t get along (sometimes). ๐Ÿ™‚

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Stay tuned for more simple and delicious recipes!

MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips – quick, easy, healthy and super delicious. Seriously, hummus made of sun-dried tomatoes? Yes, please! And pita chips? Why not ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

As I mentioned in my previous post, I love sun-dried tomatoes and I always make sure I’ve got a jar of them in my kitchen cupboard.

I’ve been meaning to make this hummus for a long time. I’ve wanted to try a sun-dried tomato dip, so why not make a hummus then, right?

This was really simple – chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt and of course the sun-dried tomatoes.

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

To go with it I had some wholemeal pita chips. They were perfectly crunchy and just couldn’t imagine this lovely dip with anything else.

I really should start making the pita chips more often, they are tastier, and I bet healthier than the shop-bought ones. All you need is pita bread, cut into chips. A bit of olive oil and some spices you fancy then 5-10 minutes in the oven and you’ve got a great movie snack! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Here’s how to make the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

MM: Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Ingredients

  • 200g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 200g chickpeas
  • 2tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove, roasted
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • For the Wholemeal Pita Chips:
  • 4-5 pita breads, cut into chips
  • 1tsp dry parsley
  • 1tsp dry thyme
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the hummus - simply blitz all the ingredients in a bowl until a smooth consistency. Add as much water as you'd like, for a thick consistency, less and if you prefer the opposite, add more.
  2. For the pita chips - preheat the oven to 200ยฐC. Place the chips in a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil, add the spices and season with salt. Mix well. Arrange the chips on a baking tray covered with parchment. Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes until golden and crispy.
  3. Serve with the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus.
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I’m so glad I still have leftovers form this amazing hummus, this is probably what I’ll get for lunch. Way too many Easter Eggs were eaten and we need some lighter and healthier options right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not only Easter eggs to be honest, but that’s another topic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Homemade Chips

I hope you like this recipe and enjoying your Easter holiday. Unfortunately, a few hours left but hey, this week’s only four days! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned for more fast, easy and tasty recipes…

 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Happy Wednesday guys! The recipe of the day is here – Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork –ย absolutely lovely and comforting meal, ready in just a few minutes!

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

And on top of that my kids loved it, even the kale, yes! Well, probably because it was kind of mixed with the sweet potatoes, but they really liked this recipe.

This is a really simple dish, all you need is sweet potatoes, kale and pork.

I also added some pine nuts, just for a crunch, and it tasted even better.

The pork I used was a leftover from a bbq the previous day so it’s up to you what to use. It’s a great way to use your leftover food, well pork in this case! And to make things more healthier I stirred in some kale, which by the way I love, unfortunately can’t say the same for the rest of my family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though I do feed them with it and don’t give up. They like it sometimes but other times are not that keen. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Prok

By the way, did you go out today? I froze my bones off! It felt like Winter. Seriously, this is not fair. It’s Spring time, it’s supposed to be warm and sunny most of the time, right? Now that I’m looking at the pics of the Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork I wish I had a bowl in front of me. That would really warm me up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yumm..

I should probably hold on my Spring recipes and look back into my winter warmers ๐Ÿ™‚ Just joking, hopefully this cold wave is gone soon.

Back to the food now…

Here’s what you need for this simple but delicious recipe – Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork.

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, cut with a spiralizer
  • 100g kale
  • 300g leftover pork (anything you fancy)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp pine nuts
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with the olive oil and sweat the garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and cover with a lid for about 10 minutes. Make sure to stir them occasionally.
  3. Add the kale and pork, season with the spices and sprinkle the pine nuts.
  4. Mix well and leave for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the hob and serve hot.
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Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale & Pork

Tip: It’s important not to overcook the sweet potato, otherwise they’ll get mushy and won’t be really noodles anymore (done that, not that they’re not tasty, it’s just a different meal) ๐Ÿ™‚

Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

Happy Wednesday all! Recipe of the day is Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups – succulent meat cups with scrambled eggsย with feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes – lovely breakfast idea or just a snack on the go!

Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

It’s been a whole week without posting! It seems every time I try to be more organised and post regularly something gets on a way. And it’s usually something to do with the kids. In this case, it was chickenpox. At lest now it’s over though. Both of my kids had it, two weeks apart and while my older daughter was really lucky and barely had any blisters, my poor baby had it really bad. But again, I’m so glad it’s over now. Easter is coming so are my new recipes so stay tuned…

And the weather’s been amazing recently! It makes me think of some yummy Spring-inspired recipes. So lots of cooking planned ahead!

Anyhow, the recipe is here now so back to it…

This is and incredibly easy recipe made in a muffin tray. All you need is minced pork, sun-dried tomatoes and eggs and feta cheese. If you’re looking for a filling breakfast ideas this is for you. It’s cheesy, meaty and conveniently shaped in small cups ready to bite. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

I had some pork mince leftovers and wanted to make some scotch eggs which I love but then I thought my kids are not keen on them so instead I made these pretty cups.

I’ve been using lots of sun-dried tomatoes lately and they go so well in my savoury recipes. Whenever I’d like to add more flavour to a meal I open my kitchen cupboard and ,especially recently, reach towards the sun-dried tomatoes. That’s why I always have a jar of these in my kitchen cupboard. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make the Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups.

Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

Ingredients

  • 300g pork mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 7-8 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2eggs
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. In a bowl, combine the pork, egg, breadcrumbs and seasoning. Add a handful of fresh parsley and mix well.
  3. Grease a muffin tray and shape the mixture in small balls. Arrange them on the tray and press with your fingers to make a hole(so you can fill them in with the eggs mixture).
  4. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the egg mixture - in a bowl, simply mix the eggs, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes together.
  6. Fill the pork cups wit the mixture and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until ready.
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Sun-dried Tomatoes Pork Cups

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Happy Mondayย guys! The recipe of the day is Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad – packed with crunchy veggies, grilled Halloumi and bulgur wheat, this salad is not only super delicious but very nutritious and healthy!

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

And because it’s Meatless Monday, it’s a great meat free option to have today.

It seems I haven’t posted a MM recipe for a long time! So it was about time! The truth is I post whenever I can. I know I should probably make a schedule and stick to it but it’s really difficult and my plan almost never works.

For example, I had quite interesting recipes to test, photos to edit and of course blog posts to share. And of course, lots of other stuff to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ What happened? Well, chickenpox happened. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not me, but my daughter got it so we stayed at home for the whole week. And I had to make sure to entertain her and the little one too. I barely had time to cook. But this is over now, so we are back to our normal schedule – nursery, playgroups with the baby and ย the only time I’ve got is when they nap. So the longer the nap, the better the work I manage to do. Hopefully I’ll be able to upload a few yummy recipes this week! Fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ™‚

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Anyway, I think you get the point, back to this gorgeous Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad…

It’s one of the simplest recipes to make and yet it’s so delicious and very filling. Bulgur in general is quite filling so if you need a meal to keep you up for longer this is the one. There are tinned veggies you can use, if it’s more convenient for you, but the freshly grilled veggies would taste better.

I also added a generous serving of hummus which I had in the fridge for a couple of days. It worked really well with the veggies and even the bulgur. ๐Ÿ™‚ It also probably doubled the calories! ๐Ÿ™‚

And I used Chilli Halloumi which is so tasty! Now that I found it in my local shop I always get in my weekly shopping and add it to salads, bbqs, sandwiches. It is quite spicy, so if you’re not hot food lover go with the normal Halloumi.

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Here’s how to make this salad.

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Ingredients

  • 300g bulgur wheat, cooked
  • 1 eggplant, grilled and sliced
  • 1 zucchini, grilled and sliced
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 150g Halloumi, grilled and sliced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the bulgur with the vegetables.
  2. Add the olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt. Mix well.
  3. Arrange the grilled Halloumi cheese pieces on top and serve.
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MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

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Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Happy Tuesday ally! Today’s recipe – Three Cheese Savoury Muffins or should I say bread – ย is simply amazing.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I can’t tell you how delicious these cheesy buns turned! Yum, yum, yum…

The cheese literally exploded, imagine how much was in there. If you are cheese lover like me you’d love these, no doubt. There’s Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella & Feta. And the recipe is actually quite easy. I saw a similar recipe on the web and I really liked the idea, I haven’t used the same ingredients though, I kind of made my own muffins/buns. Really not sure how to call them – they’re baked in a muffin tray so that’s why I called them muffins but on the other side are like bread/buns. Anyhow, you get the point. And it is that they’re super delicious.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I had barely finished taking photos of these beauties and they were all gone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, I helped too. In fact, I did a really good job finishing three of these Three Cheese Savoury Muffins. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make Three Cheese Savoury Muffins.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Ingredients

  • 400g flour
  • 1 sachet(7g) yeast
  • 1tsp salt
  • 300ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 200g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 100g Feta Cheese, grated
  • 1 egg yolk
  • extra butter for baking
  • chopped parsley for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt and milk. Work the dough, place in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave for about 30 minutes to rise. If necessary add more milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ยฐC.
  3. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal parts.
  4. Roll each out in oval shape and sprinkle a mixture of the cheese on half of it. Start wrapping and halfway through make a few cuts with a knife. Finish wrapping the bun so you have something like a wrap.
  5. Now make a ring and place in a greased with butter muffin tray.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the muffins.
  7. Brush the muffins with the egg yolk and then sprinkle with the parsley.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until ready.
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The dough is made of flour, yeast and milk. I should say, I am not that good in making dough for bread but this was really simple and turned out delicious. All you need to do is to combine the ingredients, work the dough and then wait for it to rise.

This is another delicious recipe using muffin tray. It makes me think I actually need to change mine, it’s been a good few years of use. In fact, I need a whole lots of baking equipment. Can’t wait to pick up some new and exciting stuff soon.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I used dry parsley again. As I Mentioned in my previous post I’ve been using it very often. It’s all chopped up for you and ready to use. Plus, you’re not gonna need to worry how to store it for longer. On the other side though, fresh is best. ๐Ÿ™‚ But this is what works for me at the moment.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

The Three Cheese Savoury Muffins would be ideal snack for picnic. They really got me thinking about spring, sun and picnics. My daughter absolutely loves having picnics, so as my whole family and I can’t wait for the weather to get warm and sunny so we can enjoy a nice day out.

I should probably make a double batch of these then. ๐Ÿ™‚

They are perfect for sharing, as a side, as a snack, just one of these get together recipes. Make sure to have them when they’re nice and warm and the cheese is melted. Nothing better than a melted three cheese bun. Nom, nom, nom. ๐Ÿ™‚

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Happy Thursday! Recipe of the day is Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites – simple, tasty and loaded with cheese, well with veggies too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese

Is it Spring yet? The weather today was amazing and we actually got lots of sunshine. Hopefully this doesn’t change in the next few days. We really need the sun to come out more often and the temperatures to rise. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve had enough of the cold and gloomy weather, colds and runny noses. Plus, it’s time to start making some fresh and tasty Spring recipes with lots of yummy veggies and fruit.

And I know, once Spring is here, many of us start planning the Summer – holidays, get in shape programs and whatnot. It’s just so exciting! The holiday part, I mean. Meanwhile, we’re gonna have to wait patiently and hope for more sunny days!

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

And now back to the recipe again…I was about to make Cauliflower and Cheese with Broccoli but then I thought I might make something a bit different this time and mix thing up a little bit. This is what happened. These bites are actually even easier to make and take a few minutes. All you need is a blender and then the rest is left to the oven. Apart from the cauliflower and broccoli, I used single cream, eggs and a generous amount of cheese. There is no flour so these bites are tasty gluten-free option too and are not that high in calories. Well, they’re pretty healthy(probably with a bit less cheese though). ๐Ÿ™‚

They’re actually quite like a breakfast bites with all the cheese and eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, they’re perfect for snacking all day long. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the colour they turned is quite pretty, isn’t it. It’s so bright and fresh!

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

The kids enjoyed them too. They were really attracted to the muffin-sized bites and actually had a few of them. So that was a success! ๐Ÿ™‚

They usually eat broccoli but are not fans of cauliflower. Well, I don’t think they realised there’s cauliflower but that was not necessary at all, was it. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s amazing how many things you can actually prepare in a muffin tray. It seems muffin trays are not what they used to be anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve made different breakfast bites and I simply loved them. I have to admit it, cooking nowadays has become really inventive.

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Here’s how to make these Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites.

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites
 
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Ingredients
  • 200g broccoli
  • 150g cauliflower
  • 200g Cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml single cream
  • 1tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and work them in a blender till a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Grease a muffin tray and empty the mixture.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until ready.

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Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese BitesTip: For a meaty and more filling version, try adding some chopped bacon into the mixture!ย 

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes. And hopefully kids-friendly too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Happy Tuesday! The recipe of the day is Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits – so simple and nutritious recipe your family would love!

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Everything about this recipe is really simple and yet very delicious. There are lots of veggies – carrots, celery and sugar snaps, succulent chicken bits, bacon and all that goodness topped with buttery biscuits. All you need to do is to dig in.

It took me about 30 minutes to prepare this lovely dish. And then probably extra 15 minutes in the oven. It’s perfect weeknight supper and I’m pretty sure the kids will love it too. I mean, what’s not to love about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

My kids particularly enjoyed the biscuits. They were so soft and buttery, perfect for dipping in. I simply used butter and single cream to make these. Really easy.

And to be honest the bacon does make a difference. It kind of makes the meal more wintery, heart-warming and comforting. Pancetta will be great too.

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Here’s how to make the Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits.

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Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 100g sugar snaps, chopped
  • 100g bacon, chopped
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp dry parsley
  • salt and peppers
  • For the biscuits:
  • 150g flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter
  • single cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. Heat a pot with the olive oil and gently sweat the vegetables for about 10 minutes. Add a bit of water so they don't fry.
  3. Add the chicken and bacon. Season with salt and peppers. Sprinkle the dry parsley. Mix well and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Add the double cream, stir well and leave for about 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove from the hob and empty the dish in a greased baking tray.
  6. To make the biscuits, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make a smooth dough.
  7. Roll it out on a floured worktop and cut small biscuits with a kitchen ring.
  8. Arrange on top of the chicken and put in the oven for about 15 minutes or until ready.

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Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Now, when I’m looking at the picture, I’m thinking, to make this dish even more indulgent it would be super tasty to add grated Parmesan cheese in the veggies and chicken mixture. Why not really? ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes I feel like putting cheese on everything. But everything with cheese is so much tastier, especially with lots of gooey melted cheese.

I really enjoy most .the mild and sweet flavoured cheese but I like lots of other kinds too. OK, enough with the cheese love. So back to the recipe now.

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Oh, and I’ve been using lots of dry parsley recently. I just found a pack of it in the shop and decided to give it a go. I know the fresh is better but when you’re out of fresh herbs ย (or the snails have eaten them) this one is a good alternative. However, some spices are much better dry.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and me did. It’s really quick and easy to make and tastes divine!

Chicken, Bacon & Biscuits

Easy Falafel Pita

Happy Sunday all! Today’s recipe is Easy Falafel Pita!

It’s super simple recipe, really easy to make and yet is so delicious and healthy.

Just perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch!

Easy Falafel Pita

The main ingredient is chickpeas, of course and then you’re gonna need some pita bread, red onion, avocado. Simple as that. You can always add extra veggies if you prefer or sauces. I had the falafel pitas with sour cream and hot sauce but you can have them with whatever sauces you fancy.

I made the falafels with onion, garlic, olive oil and parsley. They quite remind of hummus. But this is because the ingredients for the hummus are the same, you only need to add tahini paste and your hummus is done.

Easy Falafel Pita

The falafels are so delicious you can easily have them by themselves, probably with a bit of sauce. You can even add them in a salad. They really taste good with some fresh spinach. They’re perfect for appetizers and meze platters. I love ordering meze platters when out because you get all these yummy stuff like falafel, hummus, halloumi, etc. So why not make this at home to entertain your friends? I bet they would be delighted. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also baked these in the oven, so again no frying. ๐Ÿ™‚ And my kids loved them, which is probably the most important thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Another recipe they really liked! Well, they didn’t have them with the pita but that doesn’t really matter because they really enjoyed the falafels. ๐Ÿ™‚ So now I’ve got about five recipes they really liked, one for each day of the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding!

Easy Falafel Pita

Here’s how to make these beautiful Falafels.

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Ingredients
  • 300g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper
  • For serving:
  • pita bread
  • red onion, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • coriander leaves
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. In a bowl, combine the falafel ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray.
  4. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Serve on a pita bread with the red onion, avocado and fresh coriander leaves.
  6. Add sour cream and hot sauce, if wished.

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Easy Falafel Pita

Apart from the pita bread, you can use wraps, kebab bread and even buns. Yes, why not make vegetarian burgers. Use the same ingredients but simply arrange them on a bun. Falafel burger sounds nice, doesn’t it! You might add some melted cheese too, otherwise it might be a bit dry.

The bottom line is the options with these tasty falafels are so many – burgers, salads, pita breads, etc. They make a very nutritious and healthy meal so I think I should make them more often. And now that my kids like them, that’s a serious reason to make these, let’sย say, weekly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tip: Make sure to soak the chickpeas in water before cooking them. You can use tinned too but I read that it’s much better to use dry chickpeas so I stuckย to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Falafel Pita

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Happy Thursday! Here’s the recipe of the day – Turkey Meatball Pizza!

Turkey Meatball Pizza

I even made the dough from scratch! Not that it’s too difficult, it just takes a bit more time but it’s totally worth it. Of course, if you’re time-restraint, you can always use shop bought dough.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

So, more about the pizza now..I used Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, cheery tomatoes, sweet red peppers, black olives and a bit of spinach. I love both meatballs and pizza and the idea of having both in one mealย sounded really good. For the base, I simply used flour, yeast and olive oil, really simple, but again a bit time-consuming. I topped dit up with tomato sauce and then arranged all the other ingredients. It was quite loaded pizza, succulentย and cheesy, one of my favourite thing to have on movie night. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the weekend is just one day away so I might have to make this pizza again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know about you but my weekends go by too quickly, really quickly. It seems the anticipation is so long and thenย you wake up and it’s Monday again. There’s never enough time to relax, cook, meet with friends, watch movies and have fun with the kids. Seriously, we need an extra weekend day.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Back to the food now…Feel free to add sauces you fancy. I usually add some garlic sauce and of course, lots of hot sauce. But to be honest, this pizza is quite juicy, so you might skip the sauce. But on the other side, meatballs with hot sauce are so tasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Here’s what you need to make the Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey Meatball Pizza
 
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Ingredients
  • 4-5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 10 black olives
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 300g ground turkey
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • For the pizza dough:
  • 500g flour
  • 7g yeast
  • 2tbsp warm milk
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. To make the meatballs - mix all the ingredients in a bowl and shape small balls.
  3. To make the dough - mix the dough ingredients and add warm water as much as needed to make a smooth dough. Knead for about five minutes, cover with a tea towel and leave for about an hour to rise.
  4. When the dough is ready, roll it out and place in a greased baking tray.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Add the peppers, spinach leaves and tomatoes.
  7. Arrange the turkey meatballs on top. Sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until ready.

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Turkey Meatball PizzaTip: If you use shop-bought dough, you might need to half cook the meatballs before baking the pizza, especially if you make giant ones like me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Simply place them in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes. Then you can arrange them on the pizza and bake again.

Turkey Meatball Pizza