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A TASTE OF SICILY

Sicilian & Mediterranean culture, cuisine and travel.

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Black Olive Baguettes

These vegan baguettes are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside thanks to semolina - which is mainly used in Sicily for making...

Vietnamese-Style Kohlrabi Salad

At home we eat salads almost every day, either as a main course or as part of a meal. So naturally I'm always looking for ideas and ways...

Vegan Spiced Holiday Wreath

This vegan sweet bread is full of spices and dried fruit, and doesn’t require any special equipment. It makes for the perfect gift or...

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Risotto

I shared some tips for making an extra creamy, delicious risotto with you the other day. Here are a few more: 1. Most people think the...

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that here at the Isa-Akshay home we honour and celebrate both Italian and Indian cultural...

Quince Jelly (Sicilian Cotognata)

The making of quince jam & quince jelly - both called Cotognata by Sicilians - were a family affair back home. Me, my sister, my dad...

Vegan Ramen with Homemade Miso

One of my (very few) achievements this year was to make homemade miso paste - at home, from scratch. The process - consisting of mixing...

Vegan Thai Green Curry

My first time eating Thai green curry: unforgettable. Me and my then boyfriend (now husband) had just landed in Bangkok for the first...