Aubergine & Tofu Cannelloni

Nothing wrong with the original cannelloni, but when you have vegetarian friends for dinner, you have to get creative… I personally have mixed feelings about tofu… but I do eat it occasionally. I just try to have it as non processed as possible. You can even make it yourself at home! Well, but what is Tofu…

The Shared Heritage Challenge

‘It would be wicked to combine both our projects!’ Back in December, just shortly after Honest Onion was launched, my friend Sofia Lewis Lopes, approached me with this idea to associate both our new launched projects. ‘Honest Onion’ and ‘The Shared Heritage‘. In Sofia’s words, ‘The Shared Heritage Project’ was born from the idea of sharing projects with different people,…

Noura’s Tuna Lasagna

For many years now I have been telling my friend Noura that she should do a come back to her old rap/hip hop days. Until that happens, I just convince her to cook for me. I love my friends, particularly the ones that can cook and Noura has cooked some of the most delicious and…

Homemade Pizza Capreze

Who doesn’t like pizza?! The only problem is: it’s really hard to find a really good one. A pizza that tastes so good, it makes you say ‘hmmm’ while you are eating it. After an intensive search for the perfect one,  we decided it was time to make our own. And guess what?! HMMMM! Basics:…

Mediterranean Wraps

Wrap it up! Wraps are a bit like pasta, you can add whatever ingredients you like and it just works. It’s a simple, quick and cheap meal to prepare, you just have to keep making delicious combinations and it can’t go wrong! This is just an ideia of a combination that you can use. Try…

Brown Rice Tuna Shepherd’s Pie

Uau, that’s a really big name. Actually it’s not even a Shepherd’s Pie. The only thing in common is the fact that it has layers and egg on top. The tuna and rice make it really affordable and you won’t have to worry about cooking for 3 days. W’ve added vegetables so it’s healthier and a great way to…

Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs, what a classic! A good sauce is essential for a meatball dish and we’ve come up with a really easy and delicious one.   Basics: Lean turkey meat, oliver oil, onion, garlic, carrots, spinach, parsley, coriander, tomato sauce and flour. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 50 mins Author: Honest Onion Recipe type: Lunch,…

Mushroom, Spinach & Ricotta Quiche

My old quiche. I found this recipe online years ago. I couldn’t find a healthy version. All the quiche recipes had bacon, cream and loads of cheese. But I love this healthy and light version. I gave the recipe to my mum so she could cook it but when I moved out I had to learn how…

Sweet Potato Wedges

  Sweet Potatos! ❤ Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease and delay aging and body degeneration. And always keep the skin on – the skin contributes…

Farmers Market Soup

Soups are great as a starter before a main course or simply for a light meal. You can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge and, if it doesn’t really turn out as you remember your mom’s soup tasted like – yeap, happened to me – try again and again. Cooking is all about learning…

Chicken Burger with Sweet Potato Wedges

Who doesn’t love a burger? Especially with some good potato wedges on the side. YUM. The inspiration for this burger came from a recipe on 24Kitchen, but I gave it a few tweaks and made it a bit more simple and healthier. Basics: chicken breast, red onion, garlic, spices, avocado, tomato, coriander, ginger and lime. Prep time: 5…

Wholemeal Shortcrust Pastry

Ok, you can buy the pastry in the supermarket but it’s not the same, is it? Basics: Eggs, flour, butter and water. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 35 mins Author: Honest Onion Recipe type: Lunch & Dinner Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-¾ cup plain wholemeal flour 1/3 cup margarine 1 free range egg…