recipes

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

If now is not the time for a comforting hot soup then when is? This soup is very hearty, mildly sweet from the pumpkin but at the same time it has a kick of spice from [...]

Carrot-Ginger Soup with Foodsaver Stores

I came to Cyprus from Canada in the hopes that I would bask in sunshine, get a tan, and stock up on my Vitamin D. Instead, I have been (pleasantly, because Cyprus needs the rain) surprised [...]

Beef Bourgoignon

Tender, flavourful, rich and comforting. A classic Beef Bourgoignon recipe made to impress a small group on a cold night, on a family lunch or any other day you feel you need homemade comfort food. Ingredients [...]

Cheesy spinach pasta bake recipe

Why is cheese considered to be comfort food? Is it because it’s salty? Warm? Or just yummy? Whatever the case, this pasta bake was ideal on the first Saturday of December. Apart from being yummy, I [...]

Roast Duck

The festive season is here-ish and I got in the cooking spirit quite easily. I’ve made roast lamb several times but the time has come to go a step further into something different, something equally (if [...]

Salted Caramel Brownies

Do I really need to introduce these brownies? No, they are not sugar-free, gluten-free or vegan but honestly, they are delicious. I don’t find this combination old, on the contrary. I think it’s here to stay! [...]

Carrot cupcakes with cashew frosting

Meet my latest obsession: cashew frosting. It’s actually better than sugar frosting. Paired with carrot cakes tastes even yummier! Organic carrots, honey, delicious apple and pear sauce and raw cashews are just a sample of the goodness [...]

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe with Foodsaver Stores

Usually Mac ‘n’ Cheese wouldn’t need an intro because everyone loves it. This, however, is a special recipe for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s by Jamie Oliver so it’s more adventurous and more aromatic with [...]

Peruvian Burst Crab with Foodsaver Stores

Often finding a recipe is the hardest, mainly because the availability of recipes is huge taking into consideration the internet. So to pick this one I did a poll on my Instagram account (@cypriotandproud if you [...]

Home-made bread with sunflower seeds

The time has come for me to make my own bread. Ok, I used a bread mix but it definitely tasted like home-made bread, not to mention the smell of freshly baked bread that came out [...]

Borscht Soup

Soup. I always want to learn more soup recipes. Especially this time of the year. Soups are soothing, easy to make and hearty, if you make them that way. This soup is all three of these [...]

Chocolate Banana Pancakes

I have been looking for a healthy chocolate pancake recipe for some time now. I tried oat banana pancakes successfully but for kids chocolate never fails. Fluffy, soft and yummy for kids, grown-ups and any pancake [...]