• Courgette and Aubergine Chutney

    April 7, 2015thecoffeebreak

     Recently my local store had sale on courgettes. They were pretty cheap, so my greedy inner voice told me it would be good idea to buy whole lot of them. And I listened.  So there they were, sitting in the fridge and waited for their fate. I have to say I had no idea what…

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  • Farmers Cheese Breakfast Fritters {Sirniki}

    March 31, 2015thecoffeebreak

    If you ask me to name one dish that comes in mind from my childhood memories, without a doubt it would be sirniki (seer-nee-kee). They were usually made on weekends or mornings when there was nowhere to rush, and enjoyed leisurely over the breakfast table. Ok, who am I kidding; they were gone as soon…

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  • Easy weekday meal: {Sausage and Broccoli Egg Noodles}

    September 23, 2014thecoffeebreak

     My life just got a lot busier. My almost 5 year old daughter started her first year at school (a squeal of excitement!), and I am the one who is doing majority of school runs and after school activities, with a toddler in  tow. And let me tell you, it is not always an easy…

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  • Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

    April 24, 2014thecoffeebreak

     I only ‘discovered’ almond milk sometime last year.  Don’t get me wrong, I knew that there is alternative to dairy milk, but, thankfully, having no allergies in my family, I was not interested in non-dairy milk.  But seeing so many of lovely bloggers raving about almond milk, my curiosity took over and I decided to…

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  • Spicy Beef and Kidney Bean Lettuce Cups

    April 8, 2014thecoffeebreak

    Lunches nowadays are almost nonexistent for me. With one toddler and one four year old, there seems never time just to sit down and have a lunch.  And by the time I finally have a free minute to eat I am always starving and ready to wolf down anything. And I have to admit that…

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  • Glimpse of our holiday in Torrevieja and prawns in garlic, olive oil and lemon marinade

    June 12, 2013thecoffeebreak

    It’s certainly become a tradition for us.  Every spring, for the past five years we go to Torrevieja.   Torrevieja (Old Tower), pronounced as [toreˈβjexa], is a coastal city located in the south-eastern Spain. Situated in the Costa Blanca and is just 47 km from the second-largest Valencian city –  Alicante. With two airports nearby,…

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