Luleki with raw cheesy garlic sauce vegan gluten free

Luleki with raw cheesy garlic sauce vegan gluten free

It’s my birthday today and since I’m not a sweet tooth I didn’t really want cake. All I wanted was a plate of my late Nonna’s luleki.

Luleki are basically gnocchi that are rolled into oblong shapes and panfried (instead of roundish shape and boiled in salt water). The dough is exactly the same as gnocchi but the panfrying gives them a naughty comfort food quality. These luleki are vegan and gluten free.

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Dalmatian silverbeet with potatoes

Silver beet with potatoes and garlic recipe

In Dalmatia (the coast of Croatia) this tasty silverbeet potato dish is served in restaurants as a side option. My grandparents live in Dalmatia and my mum who grew up there makes this dish all the time. I didn’t actually like it growing up (even when visiting grandma) but when I took my husband to Croatia for the first time a few years ago we kept ordering this with our meals and it was incredible. Maybe it was something about the seaside, the sun and the atmosphere that changed my mind – I can’t get enough of it now. For me this is enough for a meal, it really doesn’t need anything added.

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Oven dried tomato recipe

Oven dried tomato recipe

Oven dried tomatoes are very easy to make and the result is delicious. I had some not-quite-ripe tomatoes which were rather bland so I baked them in the oven to increase the flavour. They were still very moist after 1.5 hours of baking but the flavours were more exaggerated.

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