Insomnia Sourdough Stromboli….

A while back, I was going through a bit of an insomniac phase, but this, somewhat, worked in my favour, as I had loads of time to cook! My insomnia stromboli is a piece of delicious outcome from a not so very nice condition! I really hope someone tries the recipe, because it is very good! Very, veeeery good!

Most of the recipe is up to you! I did this the way I live! Feel free to add more of everything if you want!


  • 300g of wholemeal strong flour
  • 120ml of luke warm water
  • 100g of sourdough starter
  • 130g of Mozzarella
  • 70g of mature cheddar
  • 8 slices of jamon iberico
  • Tomato Sauce (I made my tomato sauce from scratch, so I won’t bore you with the details… do it however you want!)


  • Mix the flour, water and sourdough started and knead until smooth. Leave it resting overnight until at least double the size. As you may know, sourdough takes a long time to raise;
  • Roll out the raised dough. Leave it about 1cm thick;
  • Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, as in pizza;
  • Spread out the mozzarella, the grated cheddar and the jamon evenly and in layers. Leave a 2cm edge around the dough;
  • Roll up the dough and fold in the ends;
  • Leave the stromboli resting for a few hours to rest in a warm place. This will further raise the dough;
  • Place on a well oiled baking tray and bake for 20 mins on a pre-heated oven at 210C/mark 7.
  • Well, enjoy!!! It is very good to have with coffee!

Well, when a friend can’t deal with sugar….

A few months ago, after several posts on cakes and some other foods, a friend of mine complained that my food was biased. One of the bliss of having a lot of friends is the variety of food you get to cook them. Celiac, Wheat-Intolerant, Diabetics… well, what condition you may have, doesn’t mean you should be allowed to eat some tasty food.

Having diabetes as a constant threat on my health, as several members of my family have it, birthdays always needed to reach a common ground, in which everyone would be able to have anything on the table. Well, this gave us the opportunity to get creative and, now, I try to vary the recipes with no sugar at all. Some fat, reduced carbs, of course.


  • 500g of mince meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Some bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheedar
  • Potatoes
  • Butter, garlic and salt to taste


  • Boil the potato for the mash
  • Using the mince, bacon and onions, make two 300g burgers approximately 15cm in diameter, but this is up to you!
  • Bake the burgers in the oven for 50 minutes, wrapped in foil
  • For the sauce, deseed and chop fresh tomatoes and simmer in low heat with the mushrooms added.
  • Place one burger over a plate, add a layer of cheese and sauce, place the other burger on top carefully and “ice” it with mash potatoes.

Next step is to make a recipe for everyone. No diet restrictions, nothing! A different and tasty meal that can be enjoyed by all!

A day of self-indulgence…

I often try to avoid cooking anything other than the usual rice and pasta, but from time to time, I make the odd burger. Even that, I must start from the very beginning. Baking the bread, making the burger, cutting fresh potatoes… it takes a long time, but it is definitely worth it! Self-indulging myself with the food, but I must say, I am more proud of the preparation than the 20 minutes of certifying how delicious it was!