Year: 2017

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

So here it is, the first pumpkin dish of the season! And a simple recipe for a roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad. One packed with crunchy toasted almonds, richly flavored sun-dried tomatoes, fresh green onions and parsley. All of that tossed in a super-good-for-you dressing made with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and cumin. This […]

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart

Simple, delicious AND perfect for those who don’t like super sweet desserts. That’s me! I love savory. And that’s what’s so great about this apple pear phyllo tart. It relies mainly on the natural flavors of the apples and pear. Though, I also use a little pure organic unrefined mascobado cane sugar to add a […]

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Two words to describe this quinoa salad with roasted beets — SUPER YUM! So here’s where the deliciousness starts…quinoa, who doesn’t love it? Second, we have roasted beets, two types — red beet and golden beet. Want to get fancy? Then go ahead and add a candy cane beet to the mix. Throw in some […]

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

This roasted corn and potato salad with green beans is the perfect thing for a late summer grill party. It pretty much goes with anything else you might serve at a BBQ, is easily transportable and can easily be made ahead of time. Late summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh corn. […]

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs Rezept

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs

So here it is. My new go-to weeknight power meal… Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious. A spinach quinoa salad packed with fresh herbs — parsley, dill and mint — plus original Greek feta, sweet summery cherry tomatoes (just enough to give it a pop of color and flavor), and roasted pine nuts. Take all of […]

Coconut Curry Salmon with Green Beans & Potatoes recipe

Coconut Curry Salmon with Green Beans & Potatoes

Perfect coconut curry salmon + summer green beans + new potatoes. Absolutely delicious. Yep, if you are looking for a new and delicious way to enjoy salmon, you will love this one! The flavor is so delicious. In this recipe, you’ll find fresh red chili and ginger, juicy summer tomatoes, and four spices to give […]

watermelon kohlrabi salad recipe, low-calorie, low-carb

Watermelon Kohlrabi Salad

This watermelon kohlrabi salad what I call a “blitz recipe”. For me, this is the kind of thing I like to serve with breakfast so that I get that extra dose of vegetables with my fruit salad. Plus with this kind of hydrating low-calorie and low-carb recipe, you can eat a ton of and still […]

Honey-Puffed Rice Granola with Cardamon Recipe, Gluten-free

Honey-Puffed Rice Granola with Cardamom

Honey-puff granola, oh yeah. Equal amounts of organic gluten-free oats and puffed brown rice cereal add a “cloud-effect” to a normally quite crunchy granola. And when I say “cloud-effect”, I’m talking light and airy. Light and airy together with some good ‘ole crunch. Kinda like mixing “honey pops” cereal with something healthy like müsli, but […]

green bean and cherry tomato salad recipe with capers, olives, anchovies, mozzarella, red onion

Mediterranean Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

This Mediterranean green bean and cherry tomato salad makes a great warm-weather side dish. It’s so quick and easy to prepare and full of fresh flavors. For a light meal, I like to serve it with some fresh crusty bread and a chilled bottle of rosé while I sit back and enjoy the summer sun. […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s the perfect portable, easy-to-make summertime crowd pleaser. And what sets this pasta salad apart from the rest is the dressing; it’s made by blending together a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, and olive oil. Then it’s tossed together with cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, tender young arugula leaves, […]

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple cauliflower. Is it not beautiful? And you may be thinking “is this really natural?”. Yes, it is! As part of the Brassicaceae family, just like red cabbage, it too can be found in this beautiful hue thanks to the antioxidant anthocyanin (also found in red wine my friends!). No dye, no GMO. Just an […]

Lentil Rice Pilaf Recipe with Sweet Potato and Peas

Lentil Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potato

Here’s a recipe inspired by the cleansing and healing Ayurvedic dish called kitchari (a one pot meal of lentils and rice with spices). Yes, I said inspired. In reality what I have created here is something a little more a Lebanese lentil rice pilaf. There’s garlic and onion here… extra flavor people! But I am […]

Caramelised Shallot Tart recipe with Prosciutto, Thyme and Ricotta

Caramelised Shallot Tart

This caramelised shallot tart is not only super easy to make but is incredibly delicious. I mean really who doesn’t love caramelised shallots, or onions for that matter? Add a little salty prosciutto di Parma, some fresh garden thyme and layer it on a puff pastry tart slathered with ricotta cheese, bake it until it’s […]

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur Recipe with Cilantro, Cucumber and Pine Nuts

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love simple salads that simply taste good. I when I say good, I mean good with a capital “G”. And guess where the awesomeness starts… in the oven. Imagine this… roasted sumac tomatoes AND roasted cumin-spiced chickpeas. Together… side by side! Then this delicious duo is tossed together in a simple bulgur salad with […]

Roasted green beans recipe with fresh dill, lemon, red onion, and pine nuts.

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Dill

Hello fellow green bean loving friends! If any of you have had to endure some a childhood of very mediocre limp green beans (or worst canned ones!), then I am telling you now, forget those days. Green beams done right are awesome. Of course, blanched, crisp-but-tender beans are fantastic in a salad, BUT if you […]

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas and Carrots recipe with roasted pine nuts and a subtle sweet flavour from dried cranberries

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas & Carrots

When I think of Moroccan food I think of fragrant spices, bright colours and sweet, savory flavors. And in my world, this translates to a dish that is full of warm spices (like cumin, cayenne and paprika), fresh herbs, some toasted nuts and sweet dried fruit. And in this case, carrots for color and chickpeas, […]

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

This tzatziki and I new besties. Or shall I say reacquainted besties. A bestie that I just can’t get enough of lately. I’ve always loved tzatziki, but I became particularly fond of it when we traveling the Peloponese coast of Greece. And to narrow things down even further, it was one particular restaurant in the […]

Apricot Tart Recipe with Buttermilk and Cardamom

Summer Apricot Tart

No swinging from chandeliers is required for making this delicious apricot tart. It’s super EASY! As an “occasional” baker, I like easy. There’s no kneading or beating or fancy equipment needed here. Just a couple of bowls, a whisk and a spatula. And about 10… make that 15… minutes of your time. That’s it! Sweet […]