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Olive Oil Cake


190g. sugar, devided

2 egg yolks

3 egg whites

25g. lemon juice

1 tbls. lemon zest

Vanilla bean seeds

110g.Cake flour , bleached

160ml. Olive Oil extra virgin




Preheat oven 160 degrease.

Combine 110 g. sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice, vanilla bean seeds, and lemon zest. Mix them with mixer in a bowl.

Sift flour. Gradually add while mixing on medium speed.

In a slow stream, pour >>

Spinach souffle

(4- 5 servings )

2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs

200 g. fresh baby spinach

200 ml. milk

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

salt, ground nutmeg and black pepper  to taste

40 g. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

2 large egg yolks

4 large egg whites


Preheat oven to 180.

Coat the ramekins with some butter and sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs, tilting and turning dishes to coat sides completely.

Heat a pan over medium-high heat >>

Lamb meatballs with pistachios

Ingredients for 4 servings:

500 g. minced lamb meat

2 cloves garlic, finely grated

1 chili pepper, finely chopped

50 g. breadcrumbs

1/2 bunch parsley, finely >>

Creamy sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Rich and creamy, velvety and smooth, this sweet potato and coconut milk soup is perfect for fall,  the approaching holiday season and also for the period of Christmas Fast.

Preparation time: 15 min.

Cooking time: 40 min.

Makes: 4 servings.


1 tbls. olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 large celery stalk, diced

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1l-1,200 l. vegetable >>

Baked Ricotta with zucchini

This dish is rich, creamy snd delicious. It can be served for lunch or dinner with salad, meat or even pasta on the side.

Preparation time: 15 min.

Cooking time: 40 min.

Makes: 5 servings.


50 ml. Olive oil

200 g. Diced zucchini

200 ml. Coconut cream

200 g. Ricotta ot Cottage cheese

4 Eggs

1/3 Bunch of dill

Salt and pepper to taste

Some butter >>

Black chocolate truffles

Ingredients for 10 truffles:

150 grams (or 1 tea mug of) high quality black chocolate
120 grams (or a little more than half a mug of) high-fat cream
25 grams (or 1/3 mug of) powdered cocoa
Chopped nuts for decoration
Coconut flakes for decoration

1. Melt the black chocolate on water bath. When it’s already melted, take it aside.

2. Add the >>

By |August 3rd, 2016|food, recipe|No Comments

Breakfast pockets with eggs and cottage cheese

Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 5-7 minutes

Ingredients for 2 servings:

2 eggs
4 sheets of filo dough
100 grams of turkey ham or bacon (skip this ingredient if vegetarian)
50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
200 grams of cottage cheese (I use Olympus cheese)
Mix of fresh parsley, dill, basil and mint)


You need two sheets of filo dough for one serving. Put >>

By |March 30th, 2016|food, recipe|No Comments

Salad with hummus and fresh vegetables

Just recently I visited a restaurant in Sofia where I ordered salad with hummus and vegetables. The combination really appealed to me so I decided to make my own version of this salad. Here it is – delicious, good looking and healthy:


These were the ingredients I used:
For the humus:

chickpeas soaked in water from the night before >>

By |January 13th, 2016|food, recipe|No Comments

Baked bread with chickpea, sweet potato and dried tomatoes

I love bread. I often buy bread from bakeries – there are more and more of them in the city. They’ve got so many types of bread there – from leaven, with spelt wheat, with nuts, herbs, gluten-free…

I often bake bread at home..love eating those for breakfast or for lunch, with salad and soup. The best thing >>

By |December 7th, 2015|food, recipe|No Comments

Roasted fennel salad

I have to admit that I have deep feelings of gratitude towards one vegetable – the fennel. Today I decided to introduce it to you in a glamorous role – that of a key ingredient in a salad.

In a moment very special and important for me, I added it to one of my fish recipes. And, I >>

By |November 9th, 2015|food, recipe|No Comments