Easy home-made ice-cream with marshmallow

Dairy products, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Desserts

Summer came in Dubai! Only AC and ICE-CREAM can save us 😁. Many people think that it is very difficult to make a good ice-cream at home. Believe me it is possible! Moreover you can easily make it without any special equipment, having only a simple electric mixer. And yes, this ice-cream will be light, …

Vegan scramble “eggs” (egg-free)

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Breakfast

I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I love discovering new flavors and simply experimenting in my kitchen. Currently my mother-in-law is visiting us in Dubai for school spring break. She is Polish (from the North-West) and I should say that it is very popular to have scramble eggs for a breakfast there. So …

Gado-gado

Eggs, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Main dishes, Salads

You know that one dish doesn’t always mean one recipe. Moreover it means that there are many recipes of one dish. Gado-gado is good example of this rule. Nevertheless there are still few basic ingredients that just should be in it: chili, sweetcorn, green beans and cucumber. It comes from Indonesian cuisine and literally means …

Eggplant and walnuts salad

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Starters, Salads

Eggplants are not too popular in traditional central european cuisine. The most common reason is that it is not produced in our climate. The eggplants imported from other countries (mainly from the Netherland) are very bitter in taste. Before cooking anything from them you need to soak eggplants’ slices into the salted water for minimum …

Energy balls

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Desserts

Just a perfect vegan bite with afternoon tea or coffee ☕️. These little sweet treasures are made from only healthy ingredients.

Breakfast veggie rolls

Egg-free, Family meal menu, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Breakfast, Starters

Summer is coming in Dubai – and this is the main reason of my new ideas for light and fresh breakfasts. Today I’ve served for my husband and mother-in-law delicious vegetable rolls.

Colorful breakfast

Egg-free, Family meal menu, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Breakfast

Good morning to everyone! Recently my friend Sengul has sent me a picture of Turkish breakfast. It looked so delicious and at the same time easy to make that it inspired me for some new breakfast ideas for my family. Colorful breakfast 🍽☕️Here are what I put on the plate, but it can be anything …

Eggplant salad

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Salads

Eggplant salad is one of my favorite dish from eggplants (aubergines). Easy to make, delicious in taste. It is very similar to Tunçilik – roasted eggplant salad, which comes from southwestern part of Turkish Thrace around Tekirdag. The different is that I use tomato instead pepper. This recipe comes from my best friend – Sengul …

Beef with amaranth and saffron (kibbeh)

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Meat, Main dishes

Living in Dubai, I always wanted to learn the cuisine of this region. Traditional baked kibbeh or kibbie comes from Middle East. It is made with ground beef or lamb combined with bulgur wheat, pine nuts and warm spices like cinnamon and allspice. Of course, I am not going to compete with those home-chefs who …

Baked Beetroot Roses with Kashrawan cheese (Hajdú)

Dairy products, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Starters, Salads

Inspired by Instagram videos and wanted to cook smth vegetarian I’ve decided to make beautiful roses from baked beetroot and cheese. It is so simple to do. You just need beetroots, any cheese you like, some honey and thyme. This recipe can be a starting point for you, dear reader, to express your own creativity …

No-baked mini-cakes “Kartoshka” with chestnuts and walnuts

Dairy products, Egg-free, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Desserts

During many years of Soviet Unions one of the most famous and favorite sweet was mini cakes called “kartoshka” (potato). It looked like potato and was made from the left-overs of biscuit used in round cakes production. The recipe consisted only few ingredients and it is obvious that many home cooks wanted to repeat it …

Savory spinach muffins from cottage cheese with thyme

Dairy products, Eggs, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Pancakes, mini-pies, muffins, Lunch-box

When I was young I didn’t even know what it was spinach. In my country, Belarus, it was not very popular. But once I have moved to Poland, I notice that these leafy greens with a sweet flavor and a hint of bitterness are on every table. Spinach varieties, like spring greens, baby spinach, large …

Pear, fennel and nuts salad

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Salads

Here is one more proposition for dinner. Long time back we have changed our diet and taste habits in the family. From heavy and fatty meals we come to light and fresh one. Even when we are in the restaurants, for dinner we eat SALADS. Joking I used to say to our sons, that “Mommy …

Eggplant and potato wedges with tahini dressing

Dairy products, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Main dishes

I love eggplants, especially from local produce! Here in Dubai they are very aromatic, delicate and full of flavor. When I used to live in Poland and Belarus, whenever I wanted to cook from the eggplants, first I had to soak them in salted water to remove bitterness. But here with local produce I don’t …

Peas and carrots

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Main dishes

This dish is very common in Poland. „Peas and carrots” is a perfect side dish to any meat. Easy to cook. Delicious in taste. Worth to try.

Beets salad with feta cheese

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Salads

Who said that beautiful plating is only for restaurant? When food looks pretty and appetite it even tastes better. And no, I don’t try copy great chefs or restaurants’ trends in plating. It is like painting… I just put my soul and love to each dish, each plate. Bon appetite!

Beets and strawberry hummus

Festive dishes, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Starters

Time to time an inspiration finds me by itself and push to create something tasty in my kitchen. Yesterday the impulse came from the school needs. For the school year end party parents have to choose something from the list prepared by teachers and bring it to the school. As I came late the only …

Veggie salad with beef

Gluten-free, Meat, Vegetables, Salads

I have finished my gluten-free day with a vegetable salad with beef (left-over Bulgogi from yesterday). But accually any protein can be served here – chicken, lamb, beef, pork, tofu, whatever you have and like.

Tuna salad with egg and tahini sauce

Eggs, Fish and seafood, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Salads

Continuing my gluten-free meal plan, I cooked for myself substantial portion of tuna salad for lunch. It has everything I need to give my body the power and strength for the rest of the day, till dinner.