Year: 2018

Vegan Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Fellow lover of beets, this is the recipe for you. I love this coconut ginger beet soup. I’m not a pink girl, but just look at that color! Gorgeous AND it’s full of flavor. The simple combination of market fresh beetroot, ginger, and coconut milk is so tasty. Then there are some subtle flavors of […]

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Grünkern recipe

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

Ahhh, pumpkin season has just arrived. I adore pumpkin. And this friends, is the first pumpkin recipe of the season. It’s a delicious dish made with spiced roasted Hokkaido pumpkin and Grünkern, roasted walnuts, a little red onion, and a lemony herbed yoghurt dressing. To keep things interesting, the pumpkin is spiced with ground coriander, […]

Tabbouleh with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

Tabbouleh with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

Tabbouleh with sweet potatoes? Yeeees! Seriously, you’re going to love it! There’s lots of good stuff going on here, first there’s well…sweet potatoes. LOVE. And some of those goods things that make it a tabbouleh — bulgur, fresh parsley, mint and lemon juice. Then there is a little red onion, Greek feta, toasted pumpkin seeds […]

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

What better way to celebrate the end of summertime than with a delicious quinoa salad with sumac roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes. If you love eggplants, then this dish is for you. This Middle-Eastern influenced dish is seasoned with sumac — one of my favorite spices — one that closely resembles a lemon flavor. Take […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

This sweet potato peanut stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables in a delicious coconut sauce spiced with turmeric and cumin, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. You could even say this is a curry of sorts. It’s creamy, has a satisfying texture, awesome flavor and it’s super nutritious. This sweet potato […]

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese RisottoShiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

This shiitake mushroom risotto with blue cheese and spinach is Italian comfort food at its ABSOLUTE best! It’s got fresh shiitake mushrooms sautéed until golden-brown and delicate wilted spinach all together in a pan of warm, creamy, blue cheese and parmesan speckled risotto. There’s just enough of cheese to make it creamy and ooh-so tasty […]

Spanisch Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

Spanish Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

This Spanish orzo pasta salad is a delicious way to enjoy a fresh tasting summer salad which takes advantage of in-season-now crisp green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and baby new potatoes. Tuna adds a little seaside flavor and spices like smoked paprika and cumin add smokiness and depth. Not a fan of tuna? Well, it’s […]

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

This tomato avocado corn salad is so EASY, so FRESH tasting, and so YUM! Loaded with ripe tomatoes, sweet red pepper, creamy avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime, a little cumin, and sweet, smokey grilled corn, I couldn’t love it more! It’s grilling season, which also means corn on the cob season. And if your summer […]

Thai Watermelon Salad

Thai Watermelon Salad

This Thai watermelon salad is the ULTIMATE refresher salad for a warm summer evening. It has loads of crispy textures, thanks to the irresistible combination of juicy, bright, sweet, red watermelon & baby cucumber, plus there are bright flavours from cilantro, mint and fresh chilli. And what makes it a Thai salad? well…it’s all in […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, lentils and sweet potatoes! But actually this sweet potato lentil salad is so much more than that. Along with the sweet potatoes, are carrots, red onion and a pinch of dried chili flakes — all roasted together to bring out their sweet and caramelised flavor. The exact […]

Sweet potato kumpir, stuffed with balck bean pomegranate salsa

Stuffed Sweet Potato Kumpir with Black Bean Salsa

Sweet potato kumpir. What a beautiful thing. Yeah – theeeeese are goooood. With this kumpir recipe, once again the humble potato shines through! Thank you Turkish street food for inspiring me to explore a vegan version made with sweet potatoes, rather than good old spuds. And this version is served with a sort of mediterrean […]

Roasted Potatoes with Spanich Romesco Sauce

Roasted Potatoes with Spanish Romesco Sauce

Guys, I’ve got a pan of CRISPY potatoes for you! But guess what, this recipe isn’t just about the potatoes, it’s about my favorite sauce to serve with them — Spanish romesco sauce! It’s one of those OMG sauces, wow this tastes amazing type of sauce, and so much better and original tasting than, ketchup, […]

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs, Tomato, Pecans and Lemon

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Here’s a beautiful, insanely delicious and very do-able recipe using featuring bulgur, fresh summer herbs, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onions and toasted pecans. Inspired by Middle Eastern flavors of tabbouleh, this simple summer salad recipe is packed with fresh flavors. Cilantro takes center stage along with parsley and a pretty intoxicating amount of fresh mint. […]

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Meet my favorite Mediterranean Lentil Salad. It’s quick, easy and full of happy sunshine! Sunshine that comes from all those tasty Mediterranean flavors of fresh lemon, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, herbs upon herbs, pine nuts and of course, a nice pile of French green lentils. Don’t forget shavings of parmesan and some salt and pepper. I […]

Best Ever Double Chocolate Brownie Bread

Double Chocolate Brownie Bread (Vegan)

I really mean it when I say that this double chocolate brownie bread is the BEST EVER I’ve ever made. I only other thing that comes close to it are these — real brownies. This chocolate bread is equally addictive, but a whole lot healthier. It’s made with spelt flour, just a little muscovado sugar […]

Tahini-based Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

I’m feeling a little bit of vegan Caesar salad love. And not for a cashew-based kind of vegan dressing, but rather a tahini-based Caesar salad dressing. Packed with flavor, I am simply in love! This is the kind of dressing that only needs greens. Okay, I added some roasted seeds and fresh herbs. Yes, breaking […]

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

A green bean and potato salad is a classic. Though this time, I thought I would mix it up a bit by adding some French green lentils and capers, plus some fresh herbs, celery and radishes to give this salad a boost of fresh summery flavors. The new potatoes are boiled and then tossed with […]

Bowl of Spiced Potato Tagine with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Red Pepper

Spiced Potato Tagine with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Red Pepper

This spiced potato with chickpeas tagine is combined with tomatoes, sweet red peppers and parsley. A combo that can satisfy the whole family. It’s slightly spicy without being overbearing, and of course can be reduced to a very mild version for anyone who is sensitive to spice. I think it was perfect as it is. […]

Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

Spinach Salad with Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

This power-packed spinach salad with roasted beets is chockfull of lots of good things! There’s cumin and coriander spiced chickpeas and red onion, whole grain bulgur, toasted walnuts, a little mint (a key addition that totally makes this salad!) plus original Greek feta. So tasty! And it provides enough fuel to be considered a main […]