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Kebabs with grilled halloum
Meat

Kebabs with grilled halloum

Here’s another easy meaty recipe full of wonderful Middle-Eastern flavours. A delicious combination of spicy kebabs and gilled cheese. Halloum is gaining in popularity and therefore it’s becoming available not only in specialised shops, but also in your regular supermarket. It’s a firm white cheese, very salty and can be […]

Mackerel with sauce vierge
Fish

Mackerel with sauce vierge

This is one of them 10 minutes recipes; quick, easy and delicious! ‘Sauce vierge’ sounds fancy (literally meaning Vrigin Sauce), but in fact it refers to a sauce where all the ingredients are raw; none of them are cooked. Feel free to replace the basil with coriander, parsley, mint or oregano, and […]

Carrot cake
Sweet, Vegetables

Carrot cake

There’s something about a carrot cake that makes it irresistible. Maybe it’s this wonderful combination of spices, creamy icing and warm colour. Or maybe, like this recipe, it’s quite easy to make. It could also be the lovely smell that fills the house when baking. Or simply because it’s freakin’ delicious! […]

Quick Italian snacks
Meat

Stuzzichini Italiani veloci!

I guess some translation is in order: quick Italian snacks, says the title. Please forgive me if my Italian is not correct. Blame it on Alessio 😉 Italians and their wide variety of meats are something to behold. Truly delicious! The variations I have included here are a quick and […]

Coconut ice cream
Sweet

Coconut ice cream

Making ice cream yourself might sound a bit daunting, but the truth is: it’s not that big of a deal. Even if you don’t have an ice cream machine (like me!), it’s a simple task. This recipe contains no dairy products and is based on coconut milk. A lovely vegan […]

Chicken ballotine
Meat

Chicken ballotine

If you love chicken and want to cook a dish that not only tastes good but looks elegant and refined as well; look no more! Let me introduce you to the ballotine. A what? A ballotine: a boned leg (chicken, duck, rabbit, etc.) stuffed with basically anything (traditionally with a farce […]

Kafta on flat bread
Meat

Kafta on flat bread

In the entire Middle East region you’ll find Kafta dishes, mainly in the form of a kebab. The name might change slightly, but at the basis they’re all the same: minced meat with lovely spices. Each country has its own spices mix and the one you’ll see here is the Lebanese […]

Sweet

Nutty nammoura

Nammoura is one serious guilty pleasure. Forget calories and waist size for a moment and enjoy the warming sweetness of this classic! Small tip: don’t cut it in slices as you would any other cake or pie. This one is really sweet; so keep the pieces nice and small. It is perfect […]

Aubergine salad
Vegetables

Aubergine salad

I’m a big fan of aubergine whether grilled, fried or roasted. In this salad it will be combined with wonderful Mediterranean flavours: mint, lemon, pomegranate. A simple recipe that will add colour to your table. Check out the vegan option at the end.

Grilled tuna with pesto
Fish

Grilled tuna with homemade pesto

This is one of the simplest, quickest and tastiest recipes you’ll find on Olilo! The whole thing will be done in less than 15 minutes. Tuna is usually paired with asian flavours, like soy sauce and ginger, but here we’re going Italian! The combination with pesto is a match made […]