Month: April 2017

simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

Recipe for Simmered Garlic Chili Eggplant with Mint and Parsley

Simmered Garlic Chili Eggplant

I have a really simple recipe today. One for eggplant lovers, like me. A simple garlic chili eggplant dish made with simmered chunks of eggplant, cooked up with plenty of garlic, fresh red chili peppers, simple aromatic Asian flavors and fresh herbs. This is something I make on a weeknight, when I am cooking for […]

spelt salad with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, sweet red onion and baby spinach

Spelt Salad with Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

Here’s a super delicious spelt salad. I mean S U P E R delicious! Many of you already know that I don’t eat a lot of meat, so this is an exception. I’ve made this salad a number of times in a vegan version, which is just as tasty. And it’s that simple, just use […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad that features roasted white asparagus, tossed with tender baby spinach in a creamy tahini dressing. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

What you are looking at is a spinach and roasted asparagus salad tossed in a tasty lemon tahini dressing. Okay, for some this may sound like an odd combination, but it works. It really works! The inspiration from this salad stemmed from 1) a peek inside my fridge I remembered that I bought some first […]

Vegan smoked tofu stir-fry recipe with asparagus, sprouting broccoli and mushrooms

Smoked Tofu Stir-Fry with Asparagus

Stir-fry is one of those things I grew up on. Okay, maybe not a smoked tofu stir-fry loaded up with spring vegetables and tasty things like garlic, ginger, Japanese rice vinegar, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Yes, a necessary handful of ingredients with Asian flavors that just taste awesome. My mother’s version was more […]

Recipe for Smoked Char Potato Salad with Capers, Green Onion and Radishes in a Lemon-Dill-Horseradich Dressing

Smoked Char Potato Salad

This smoked char potato salad was DELICIOUS! So good, that it will definitely have it’s place at our Easter table this year. If you haven’t tried smoked char, well let’s just say it tastes like trout upgraded to salmon. Smoked that is. Together with new potatoes, some fresh spring greens and a few other flavor […]

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw with Sunflower Seeds and Sesame Seeds

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw

Loaded with color, texture and crunch. That’s this candy cane beet and carrot slaw is. It is beautifully colored, bright-tasting and nutritious. Yes, there is so much good stuff going on with this salad. The carrots and chioggia beets are finely julienned (cut into matchsticks), then tossed with a splash of my favorite red wine […]

Wild Garlic Risotto with Goat Cheese Recipe

Wild Garlic Risotto

This wild garlic risotto highlights everything spring to me — spring greens popping up everywhere! And the appearance of fresh seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, rhubarb and bundles of wild garlic. I usually transform these tasty garlicy, oniony greens into a pesto, but this time I wanted to give them a try in a luscious […]

Vegetable Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) Recipe

Vegetable Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

Here’s a rice dish that is anything than boring!. It’s a non-traditional version of an Indonesian fried rice also called Nasi Goreng (Nasi = Rice, Goreng = Fried). Yes, I made this vegetable fried rice my way, so there is definitely some Elle Factor here. Nasi goreng is typically flavored with a sweet soy sauce […]