All posts filed under: Diets

Beluga Lentils and Beets in a Herbs de Provence & Orange Vinaigrette

I love beets, want to eat beets, but how do you keep them interesting? A bowl of boiled beets is blasé…even if you ask yourself how could anything so simple taste sooo yummy? You can’t go wrong with this combo. Roasted beets and delectable beluga lentils in a sweet, tangy fresh hand-squeezed OJ with herbes […]

Carrot Orange Soup

This carrot orange soup makes the ideal starter to any dinner party. It’s light, delicious and amazingly simple. If you are looking for a healthy, delicious, throw together meal, this one is perfect. Leftovers make for a great lunch served with ciabatta or a classic grilled cheese sandwich. For the best flavor, try to use […]

Warm Baby Potato and Smoked Salmon Salad

After a few days working in Stockholm, I was inspired by the simplicity of Swedish food. It may not be known as being the destination of culinary excellence, but there is more to it than just those iconic meatballs sold at Ikea. Among the delicious crispbread (knäckebröd), their menus brim with fish. Salmon, mackerel and […]

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Bulgur, Red Pepper & Mint

This lentil & bulgur soup is heartwarming and sooo delicious, you’ll want to make this one time and time again! This soup is inspired by a lentil soup my aunt learned to make while attending a culinary cooking class in Istanbul. Red lentils are a great choice if you want to make a soup with […]

French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

French cucumber salad with crème fraîche and fresh dill. Mmmm, it reeks of summer. One of the best smells of summer is fresh dill. And why not add the fresh watery crunch of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer day. Crème fraîche adds a creamy richness with a hint of tang to this crispy and […]

Lemon and Parsley Couscous with Pomegranate

Lemon and Parsley Couscous with Pomegranate

Lemon and parsley couscous makes for a quick and easy side or a refreshing afternoon meal. It’s the perfect way make use of fresh and abundant herbs during the summer months and allows you to make something light but still substantially filling enough without enough without having to spend a lot of time in the […]

Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Couscous makes for a brilliant alternative to rice or everyday noodles. It’s versatile and easy to prepare, requiring little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork. Originating from North Africa, as Morocco’s answer to what the Italians had long enjoyed, it’s also made from durum wheat flour, however rolled into […]

Buckwheat Risotto with a Medley of Mushrooms

A extra nutritious spin on the traditional risotto, buckwheat risotto makes for a hearty and healthy dish. Why use buckwheat in a risotto? Well, not only is it gluten-free just like rice, buckwheat is superior in nutrition to rice, especially white rice. Yes, it has a misleading name that, understandably, can cause confusion. Buckwheat is […]