Month: January 2016

Kale Chips with Olive Oil and Salt

Homemade Kale Chips

If you find yourself constantly craving chips, then you’re going to be all over this snack recipe. Made with kale and baked instead of fried, these crunchy gems are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips. The first time I made kale chips I remember thinking, wow, these are amazing! When baked properly, they […]

Buckwheat with Chestnuts, Lemon and Parsley

Buckwheat with Chestnuts, Lemon and Parsley

Some say buckwheat is an acquired taste. But actually once you’ve acquired it, it’s truly yours. As one belonging to the team in defense of all buckwheat’s goodness, I am always looking for ways of experimenting with this gluten-free grain in other ways than a standard morning porridge or overnight oats. And here a new […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Hazelnuts and Parmesan

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad

Here’s a Brussels sprout kale salad bursting with flavor! All I can say is this combination of “love-em-or-hate-em Brussels sprouts” and “nothing-says-healthy-quite-like-kale” is a game changer. There’s so much to love about this salad: Italian dry-cured prosciutto di Parma, chopped roasted hazelnuts, intensely flavored Parmigiano-Reggiano, a lemony, grainy Dijon and shallot vinaigrette, ribbons of kale […]

Raw Heirloom Beet Carpaccio (Candy Cane) with dill, pine nuts, shallots, parmesan, frisee

Heirloom Beet Carpaccio

Mainly found at farmers’ markets, the whimsical Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh) with its mild flavor and natural beauty is fabulous eaten raw in salads. Also known as the candy cane beet or bullseye beet, this heirloom beet from Italy has a milder flavor than it’s crimson cousins. If you can’t find them, then you could […]

black rice salad with mango, tart apple, fresh chili, cilantro, mint, coconut flakes, and cashews in a sesame lime dressing

Black Rice Salad with Mango and Apple

Although there are times when I enjoy eating a salad more than others (ahem, every day ending in “y”!)… I don’t ever really need an excuse to have a salad. Even at this time of year. In winter, that just means I am eating more grain salads, or warm salads loaded up with roasted vegetables […]

hummus flavored with cumin, cayenne and sumac

Quick Hummus with Sumac

The secret to a good traditional hummus is really no secret. The ingredients are simple: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Nothing more, nothing less — a simple middle-eastern classic made from best quality and fresh ingredients. I do love that there are so many creative variations, fusions and fresh flavors that […]

Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, Halloumi and Bulgur Salad

Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, Halloumi and Bulgur Salad

Here’s a vegetarian grilled eggplant, tomato, halloumi and bulgur recipe that even meat lovers will go crazy for! Anyone who has had grilled halloumi together with eggplant and tomatoes will know what I am talking about. It’s an awesome tasting combination — one of my favorites for summer grilling. When the company ELAG asked me […]