Lacinato Kale Pesto – quick, easy, delicious!

Lacinato Kale Pesto is a spin on the traditional Genoese pesto. Take some green leaves, extra virgin olive oil, some pine nuts, a little garlic, add some Italian aged cheese and you have yourself a green sauce that will elevate any dish and will give you those healthy fats and polyphenols you need on a daily basis. The green...

Butternut Squash Risotto

An easy and comforting Butternut Squash Risotto made with fresh ginger, chives and parmesan. This risotto uses easy, seasonal produce that’s perfect for Autumn and Winter. It’s the perfect way to warm up on chilly nights and can be on the table in about an hour! What makes this butternut squash risotto so special is that the pumpkin is...

Ginger-Chili Oven Roasted Pumpkin and Bulgur Salad

Yes to oven roasted pumpkin! That's right, it’s the time of year again. Pumpkin recipes are on the rise! And this one, I have to say is pretty special. First there is oven roasted pumpkin specially prepared with ginger, garlic, fresh chilies, coriander and a little honey (or maple syrup for vegans!). All tossed together with Hokkaido pumpkin (my...

Roasted Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk

This is the BEST way to eat carrots!! A humble carrot makes an amazing creamy carrot soup. In this case a carrot soup with coconut milk. One that is also made from roasted vegetables, mostly carrots of course, but also a couple others veggies for depth of flavour. Depth of flavour, which by the way, also comes from the...
Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final detail. My Niçoise salad...
Spicy Indian Eggplant Curry, Aubergine Baingan Bharta with Basmati Rice

Spicy Indian Eggplant Curry

If you like eggplants AND Indian food, this curry recipe is definitely for you. It's not pretty, but it's delicious! This eggplant curry is inspired by the Indian dish Baingan Bharta. It is made with roasted eggplant, which is then mashed (without the skin) and added to a richly spiced onion, garlic and tomato sauce. It's super simple to...
Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Herbs and Almonds

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

This simple recipe for bulgur salad with sweet potato, chickpeas, herbs and almonds makes the perfect side dish or main meal salad. I love the simple ingredient list and complexity of flavors and textures this combination makes. Bulgur, chickpeas, fresh parsley, mint and lemon are a dream team together. And ground cumin is right at home in this salad....
Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Think of this as your next weeknight meal. This parsley walnut pesto is as simple as it gets. Inspired by a pesto made from garlic (lots of garlic!) and walnuts, called agliata in Italy, this dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and walnuts...and a touch of lemon. It's a traditional winter pesto that's...
Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Hearty and satisfying, this one-pot recipe for vegetarian chili is such the perfect thing for a blistery cold night. It's packed with just enough vegetables (but feel free to add more!), kidney beans and my all-time favorite grain -- Grünkern. This plant-based version of Chili con Carne is actually called Chili sin Carne (chili without meat) or in Mexico,...
Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. And because this dish...
Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern. Okay, this soup is not going to sell itself. But let me say this... if any cabbage soup is going to satisfy your hopes for a tasty cabbage soup, this could be the one. Although it’s undeniably healthy, this soup is not to be confused with the famous cabbage soup diet. There’s nothing sacrificial...
Coconut Milk Garam Masala Curry with Turkey

Garam Masala Curry with Turkey & Spinach

This quick and easy Garam Masala Curry is made with tender turkey breast, fresh ginger, garlic and curry spices (a mix of garam masala, cumin, coriander and turmeric) simmered together with vine-ripened tomatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor that is equally appeals to curry newbies and seasoned lovers. It’s great over whole grain rice...
Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

This is a spectacular way to showcase tasty cremini mushrooms – in a simple and delicious pasta with mushrooms and thyme sauce! This recipe shows you how easy it is to make a tasty pasta dish, the real Italian way, with just a few basic and fresh ingredients. The sauce it simple: there's tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and dry...
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...
Simple Chicken Potato Soup with carrots and thyme

Simple Chicken Potato Soup

I simply adore this chicken potato soup. It’s one of those really simple all-rounder comfort food recipes that easy to make and tastes great. So simple, that all you really need to do is throw everything into a big pot and let it simmer away while you retreat back to your cozy sofa to watch your favorite Netflix series....

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