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German Chestnut Soup, recipe with mushroom topping

Chestnut Soup

Creamy chestnut soup: the perfect soup for the festive Christmas season. Decadent but simple, it definitely tastes like a special occasion soup. Chestnuts are puréed with shallots, celery root, apple, a pinch of cinnamon, cream, crème fraîche and a splash of lemon to create what is, an absolutely delicious starter or appetizer. It’s a must […]

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

This curry-coconut-lentil soup is so vibrant and is so creamy delicious! It is packed with flavor thanks to garam masala curry and spices. And sweet potatoes and coconut milk gives it a smooth and velvety consistency. Curry-coconut-lentil soup comes together in 1 pot and is easy peasy! You start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger […]

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

This Mediterranean Bean Salad with chickpeas and white beans is packed with fresh tasting flavors – thanks to market fresh vegetables and herbs, plus a few Mediterranean pantry staples like roasted peppers, olives and capers. All tossed together in a zingy za’atar dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that will get you through the picnic […]

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

This pesto pasta salad recipe is full of fresh summer flavors! First there’s homemade pesto (so easy to make!). Then there are super sweet and juicy summer tomatoes. I like a mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes. Plus peas. Yes, peas, they are great in pasta salads. And if you can get them fresh, definitely do […]

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavor-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favorite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a […]

Fresh Fava Bean Dip

Fresh Fava Bean Dip

This fresh fava bean dip is made with just 8 ingredients. Simple! I guess you could say it’s a delicious alternative to the chickpea hummus. This fava bean recipe makes a great appetizer with toasted pita bread, or as a spread for wraps and sandwiches! Fresh fava beans are a treat not to be missed! […]

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad, because juicy nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, roasted almonds, basil and mint definitely go together, right? Yes! They do. :) Fresh summer ingredients tossed together with a drizzle of your best olive oil and red wine vinegar make an incredibly simple and delicious summer salad. One that can be enjoyed on […]

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon & Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this…ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that’s this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans […]

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly […]

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto! This spring-inspired risotto is super simple and easy to make. It’s made with fresh baby spinach, basil, Italian parsley and parmesan, plus a hint of lemon and chili. The secret to it’s pretty spring green color is that the spinach and herbs are stirred in at the last-minute — retaining their […]

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

This simple and easy zucchini salad recipe takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. It’s packed with fresh Mediterranean inspired flavors: chickpeas, fresh herbs (basil and parsley), sweet red onion, parmesan, pine nuts and a light lemon dressing. You’ll love this healthy and flavorful salad. It’s perfect for a healthy and quick lunch or […]

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar pasta salad….what a combo! Pasta and crispy salad together? Yeeeess! Lots of crisp romaine leaves and a little radicchio are tossed together in a tasty caesar dressing with pasta, in this case farfalle — plus for a little texture, crunch and flavor a handful of toasted slivered almonds. So good. And a little secret, […]

Spicy Indian Eggplant Curry

Spicy Indian Eggplant Curry

If you like eggplants AND Indian food, this curry recipe is definitely for you. It’s not pretty, but it’s delicious! This eggplant curry is inspired by the Indian dish Baingan Bharta. It is made with roasted eggplant, which is then mashed (without the skin) and added to a richly spiced onion, garlic and tomato sauce. […]

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a […]

Roasted White Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

Roasted White Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

This recipe for roasted asparagus soup is one of my favorite spring soups! Roasted white asparagus, a little dill and a hint of lemon are a sensational combination. And the best part is that this soup tastes creamy, but in fact it is 100% dairy-free. Whether served as a delicious starter or light main course, […]

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy green tahini dressing is a delicious, flavor-packed homemade salad dressing, that’s vegan and so easy to make! And it’s pretty much good on EVERYTHING! This is a dressing recipe that you will want to make again and again! Yes, my friends I LOVE tahini dressings! Which is why I am now sharing yet another […]

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

I finally made a cake that I can get excited about. A simple carrot cake that is refined sugar-free and gluten-free…and most of all delicious! It’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and a little pure Canadian syrup, so, sweet but not so sweet. Let’s say flavorful….and moist…and perfectly dense. There’s ground oats and almonds, plus […]

Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Hearty and satisfying, this one-pot recipe for vegetarian chili is such the perfect thing for a blistery cold night. It’s packed with just enough vegetables (but feel free to add more!), kidney beans and my all-time favorite grain — Grünkern. This plant-based version of Chili con Carne is actually called Chili sin Carne (chili without […]

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. […]

Coconut Korma Curry with Chickpeas & Roasted Vegetables

Coconut Korma Curry with Chickpeas & Roasted Vegetables

Made with roasted vegetables and chickpeas, this coconut korma curry is simmered in an Indian-inspired curry sauce and is topped with roasted cashews and fresh herbs. Although the list of ingredients is long, it’s super easy to make! Plus it’s a crowd pleaser since first of all… it’s delicious… and secondly… it’s gluten-free, vegetarian and […]