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...

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...
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...

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas and Cherry Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad recipe is full of fresh summer flavours! First there’s homemade pesto (so easy to make!). Then there are super sweet and juicy summer tomatoes. I like a mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes. Plus peas. Yes, peas, they are great in pasta salads. And if you can get them fresh, definitely do so! And what’s a...
Orzo Salad with Zucchini and Chickpeas, summer pasta salad

Orzo Salad with Zucchini and Chickpeas

A simple orzo salad with fresh summer produce -- zucchini and tomatoes, tossed together with chickpeas, basil and parmesan cheese. Delicious and healthy! What is Orzo? Orzo, also known as risoni or kritharáki (in Greece), may resemble a grain of rice, but it’s actually a short, rice-shaped pasta. Just like standard pasta, most orzo is made with durum semolina wheat flour,...

Coconut Waffles

Coconut waffles are what Sunday mornings are made for! Simple, tasty… everyone loves them. And as much as I do love them, waffles aren’t something I make often. Pulling out the waffle machine...how often does that happen? It’s tucked away in so far back, and so high up, in that cupboard reserved for raclette, fondue, sushi set. Those things...
Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint – a summer classic made with just a few ingredients and ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s a simple salad made with cubed watermelon, cucumber, avocado, mint and crumbled feta. And because I love my greens, there’s a handful or peppery arugula. Healthy and delicious watermelon is such a wonderful...

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly irresistible. And summer salads...
Spinach Risotto with Fresh Herbs

Spinach Risotto with Fresh Herbs

Herb & Spinach Risotto! This spring-inspired risotto is super simple and easy to make. It's made with fresh baby spinach, basil, Italian parsley and parmesan, plus a hint of lemon and chili. The secret to it's pretty spring green color is that the spinach and herbs are stirred in at the last-minute -- retaining their flavor, nutrition and of...
Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a side and of course...
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”),...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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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