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Shopska Salad – Easy Bulgarian Summer Salad Recipe

26/05/2016 (Last Updated: 25/07/2019)

Only three main ingredients are needed for this super quick and refreshing Bulgarian Shopska Salad. Tomato, cucumber and Bulgarian feta or sirene cheese. Are you ready for the easiest, coolest, tastiest three ingredient salad in the world? 

Shopska salad in a bowl sprinkled with freshly grated feta.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Full of juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumber, Shopska salad is not only refreshing but super quick to prepare. That makes it perfect as a light lunch or colourful side dish for barbecues, potlucks and other gatherings. 
  • It’s also a budget-friendly dish, transforming low cost everyday ingredients into addictive summer salad you’ll love to share with friends and family. 

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Sara & Khlood’s Koshary Egyptian Lentil Pasta Rice

17/05/2016 (Last Updated: 25/10/2019)

Koshary is a super satisfying Egyptian lentil, pasta and rice street food dish that’s ready and waiting to feed your soul. Bursting with Middle Eastern spices, it’s an aromatic meal that you’ll want to devour every day of the week.

Koshary Egyptian Lentil Pasta Rice - The satisfying street food that feeds your soul. Bursting with middle eastern spices, it's an aromatic meal that you'll want every day of the week. Vegetarian. |

Hey guys, today we’re sharing a spicy little recipe widely considered to be the national dish of Egypt… so you can probably imagine our surprise when we discovered it in Japan. :O

Big thanks to the lovely Sara and Khlood, two incredible ladies from Cairo who were on a mission to study medicine in Osaka, for showing us this recipe.

Once they discovered our love for world food and new and exciting cuisines, they took some time out from their study to show us how to make their mothers’ favourite recipe for Koshary, aka Egyptian Lentil Rice Pasta.

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Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce From Scratch

12/04/2016 (Last Updated: 03/03/2020)

Ditch the jars and get ready to whip up a batch of your very own Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce From Scratch.  It’s way easier than you might think, and WAY TASTIER too thanks to ripe red tomatoes and a hit of fresh basil. Serve over pasta as-is, or use as a base for other sauces, toppings or even slathered over your next homemade pizza.

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce From Scratch - An Italian must-know recipe, this is easy homemade sauce at its best. Ditch the jar, pizza and pasta for dinner will never be the same. Vegan. |

Sarah’s birthday is coming up this week! Cue the cheesy grins. 😀 😀 😀

Since one day is never enough for a decent birthday (in my humble opinion 😛 ), our friends and I planned a few birthday surprises to kick things off a few days early.

And why not? Birthdays only come around once a year right?

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Recipes/ Salad/ Side Dish

Burmese Green Tomato Salad

22/10/2015 (Last Updated: 11/03/2020)

This Burmese Green Tomato Salad is a simple and tasty little side dish packed with the flavours of Myanmar. Crunchy, zesty, bright and ready in minutes – this little crowd-pleaser is the perfect side salad for our Burmese Banquet.

Burmese Green Tomato Salad - Full of the flavours of Myanmar, you can't go past this crunchy salad to zest up your day. |

Welcome to our third Burmese Food Week recipe – Burmese Green Tomato Salad.

Wednesday’s past and we’re ready to bring on the weekend. But instead of cracking out the snacks and wine let’s stick to our healthy food kick with this quick and easy Burmese Green Tomato Salad.

We loved seeing Su’s face light up as she talked about this recipe. In fact, she was so excited to share it with us at her cooking class that she asked one of her staff to run down to the local market to pick up some fresh green tomatoes – in the pouring rain might we add!

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