Fully Loaded Spicy Xi’an Cold Tofu

Fully loaded spicy Xi'an cold tofu

Cold tofu is the perfect base for this refreshing, light and full-flavour dish hailing originally from the capital city of Shaanxi Province in China. With no cooking necessary it’s very quick to assemble and, as they are long-life, you can keep the ingredients ready in your store cupboard. Serve for a light, summery lunch for ... Read more »

Eastern European Summer Blueberry Soup

Summer Blueberry Soup

Cold berry soups are a taste of childhood for many who grew up in Eastern Europe, as did Zuza Zak, author of Amber & Rye: A Baltic Food Journey. Zak’s favourite variation uses ripe blueberries, though you can use any fresh summer berries you like. This sweet “dessert soup” can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a ... Read more »

Greta’s Gran’s Lithuanian Potatoes

Greta’s Gran’s Potatoes with Kefir and Summer Vegetables

This delicious summer vegetable salad hails from Lithuania, and is one of those dishes where a handful of simple ingredients – potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, spring onions, and radishes along with kefir and dill – combine into something more than the sum of their parts. The recipe is shared in recently published Baltic cookbook Amber & ... Read more »

Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

Home Cooked Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

I would never have thought to use pineapple as the core ingredient in a curry, even though I’ve enjoyed curries made from pumpkin and sweet potato. But this Sri Lankan pineapple curry, combining fresh ripe pineapple with coconut milk and spices, works beautifully and is an absolute revelation. The recipe comes from Peter Kuruvita’s cookbook ... Read more »

Pierogi Ruskie | Polish Dumplings with Cheese and Potatoes

This delicious recipe is from Wild Honey and Rye by Ren Behan. Read my review of Wild Honey and Rye here, and enter my giveaway to win your own copy. Image by Yuki Sugiura, used with permission Pierogi are probably the first Polish dish I tried, many years ago in a small local Polish cafe ... Read more »

Shakshuka Boats | Tomato & Red Pepper Baked Eggs in Tortilla Cups

Shakshuka Boats on Kavey Eats

My first thought on seeing these new bite-size versions of Old El Paso’s Stand ‘N’ Stuff tortillas was to bake eggs in them, with a rich tomato sauce bubbling underneath. Given Old El Paso’s Mexican flavours, such an idea might put you in mind of huevos rancheros – fried eggs laid onto round corn tortillas ... Read more »