Aunty Gwen’s Baked Cheezy Angel Hair Pasta with Golden ‘Cheese’ Tomatoes

This dish will bring tears of joy to your eyes !  Well, if not, it will certainly make an impression !  I first tasted this from my adopted aunt many years ago.  She was half English and half Flemish – she made this dish with very fine pasta, then lavished it with lots, and I mean lots and lots, of smotherings of cheese, then butter, and then tomatoes.  She then baked it until totally golden, […]

Pomodoro & Petit Pois Sauce

Rich, and easy to make, this sauce is child friendly, everybody friendly really, as it tastes sublime and it’s a quick non fuss treat !!!  Just wanted to add a ‘make it quick’ dinner to serve when time is not on your side, but your appetite wants something great tasting ! Here it is !  Enjoy ! INGREDIENTS olive oil for frying 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 cups chopped tomatoes (if using fresh, be […]

Fusilli Salsa Ricca

This is now a favourite of mine, it is so yummy and we devoured it in minutes.  Med inspired, but with many of my MWV touches as always, to ensure ultimate pleasure.  Child-friendly, therefore great for picky kids.  It has a fair amount of ingredients, but the great thing is, it’s very easy to make. INGREDIENTS 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium sized zucchini (courgette), processed until small […]

Cheesy Spinach Pasta Patties

I wanted to create something original, unique, tasty, filling, and simple. I also fancied serving pasta in an unconventional way – something that would also hit the spot for summer, as we’re sweltering in the August heat here.  These ‘cheesy’ patties were the result, and I have to say, they really worked. They’re light, incredibly moreish, and satisfying.  I would serve with a red salad – cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, rocket (arugula), and so forth. […]

Pastitsio Perfetto

Pastitsio, sometimes spelt pastichio (or pasticcio in Italian), is a Greek and Mediterranean baked pasta dish, made with ground beef and béchamel sauce, with layers of pasta sandwiching the sauce. I have perfected the typical Greek flavour, with cinnamon, nutmeg & clove – and I defy anyone to spot that this is vegan in a blind tasting ! INGREDIENTS FOR THE SAUCE olive oil 6 fresh plum tomatoes, processed in a food processor 1 large […]

Salsa Bella Ragu

A ragu is a traditional Italian meat-based dish served with pasta, that varies according to region.  This is my own meatless ragu – very rich and exotic, with a wonderful texture and full of flavour.  Serve it with the pasta of your choice, and Enjoy !   INGREDIENTS ¾ cup puy lentils (French lentils), precooked – do not overcook them, leave them chewy. If you can’t find these, try these links : (US or UK) […]

Mouthwatering Vegan Timpana – the Ultimate Naughty Pasta Pie

A traditional Maltese dish – extra filling, and very non-vegan, as it’s usually made with a variety of different meats – chicken livers, pork & beef mince, eggs, cheese, you name it – probably one of the most cruel dishes to eat.  But here is a 100% Cruelty-Free version – also Cholesterol-Free & packed with flavour galore. A No.1 comfort food, full of carbs, and men love it ! Delicious, lighter than the non-vegan version, […]

Wildest Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna With A Creamy Cheese & Spiced Mustard Sauce

This dish is super rich, unique and delicious. It’s also an impressive dish that is easy to make.  Make a mixed lettuce salad and a slightly sweetened balsamic vinegar dressing to go with it – I used a little maple syrup in the dressing which danced beautifully with the lasagna’s creamy juices – they just made magic together. Enjoy and please comment on my blog ! INGREDIENTS 7 lasagne sheets (I used spelt lasagna – […]

Zucchini Spaghetti with a Rich Raw Tomato Sauce

I could never imagine myself eating a raw diet on a permanent basis, but I can imagine enjoying the health benefits and taste of something so easy to prepare.  Quick, wholesome, low in fat, and beautiful in aroma and colour.  I loved the taste with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil – and I felt one with nature. INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic 10 zenguli tomatoes, roughly cut or whole 1 Tbsp olive oil Himalayan […]

Cheezy Zucchini and Pasta Frittata

This dish is in part inspired by a common Maltese dish, probably originating from a simple way to use up leftover spaghetti or other pasta in the fridge.   The pasta is fried with a beaten egg, some grated cheese, and a little salt – the result is a wonderful golden delight, often made with fine spaghetti.  The remaining inspiration is the good old omelette, which combine with the true origins of a frittata – first […]