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Chestnut Soup

Creamy chestnut soup: the perfect soup for the festive Christmas season. Decadent but simple, it definitely tastes like a special occasion soup. Chestnuts are puréed with shallots, celery root, apple, a pinch of cinnamon, cream, crème fraîche and a splash of lemon to create what is, an absolutely delicious starter or appetizer. It’s a must to make. Pour a...

Oven Roasted Pumpkin with Chili, Almonds and Feta

Say hello to my new favorite way to enjoy oven roasted pumpkin. Imagine...Hokkaido pumpkin, sweet red onion and almonds tossed together with pure Canadian maple syrup and olive oil, then sprinkled with chili flakes and seasoned with salt and pepper. All roasted till tender then sprinkled with feta cheese, parsley and a good drizzle of freshly squeezed lemon juice...
Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts, Dates and Roquefort – what a delicious combo!! Toasted walnuts and blue cheese are a classic combo, but add naturally sweet Medjool dates marinated with white balsamic vinegar and a little sweet red onion and you have a dream team that elevate blanched green beans to a new and spectacular level. This may just...
Zucchini-Pancakes with Feta and Dill, plus yoghurt sauce, gluten-free recipe

Zucchini Pancakes

f you are looking for a great recipe to use up your summer zucchini, give these zucchini pancakes a try. There are similar to potato pancakes, but with less carbs (and they are gluten-free). They are packed with flavour, thanks to chickpea flour, leeks, fresh dill and Greek feta cheese. And not only do they make a perfect side...
Beetroot Salad with fresh Herbs Parsley, Mint, Cilantro)

Beetroot Salad with Fresh Herbs

This simple beetroot salad with fresh herbs makes a great side dish for a BBQ, potluck or picnic…or simply as a fall side dish. This has been my go-to salads lately since I have been getting loads of beets (with fresh beet greens!) from my organic farm delivery. And this time of year, I also love to take advantage...
Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavour-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favourite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a bold and flavourful potato...
Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination of sweet cantaloupe with...
Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this...ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that's this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans). All...
White Asparagus Salad with Fennel, Dill, Pine Nuts

White Asparagus Salad with Fennel

This recipe for asparagus salad with fennel also works well with green asparagus if you fancy this salad outside the asparagus season. “White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”),...
Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Yogurt Feta Dip

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Yogurt-Feta Dip

This isn’t a ground breaking recipe, but it definitely is delicious. Two amazing things come together here. My best ever roasted potatoes and my go-to yoghurt dip (a.k.a. sauce). The potatoes are a dream. Crispy on the outside, perfectly tender on the inside. And since I’m not much of condiment girl, I like homemade yoghurt sauces with my potatoes....
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. Yes, I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right things, beets taste...
Harissa Potatoes

Harissa Potatoes

What’s not to love about oven roasted potatoes? Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. These harissa potatoes are all that and more. Rather than sticking with classic roast potatoes, these potatoes are tossed with harrisa (an aromatic paste made from chili, spices and herbs) plus a little cumin, paprika, sea salt and olive oil and then roasted...

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