All posts filed under: Vegetarian

Leek Risotto with fried Jerusalem artichokes

Leek Risotto with fried Jerusalem artichokes

This leek risotto is so GOOD. Made with simple ingredients and a little patience, it’s packed with flavor — it’s lemony and creamy, with the subtle flavor of leek in every bite. This risotto is also topped with fried Jerusalem artichokes which add a nutty, potato like flavor with a hint of artichoke, which perfectly […]

Minestrone Soup with Rice and White Beans

Minestrone Soup with Rice and White Beans

It’s about time I added a traditional minestrone soup recipe to this blog. Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with a tomato-y broth and either pasta or rice. For this recipe I choose rice — natural short grain rice, which is my absolutely favourite kind of rice. And since minestrone was traditionally made […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts. It doesn’t get simpler than this. Three simple ingredients that make such a tasty trio when tossed in a simple honey vinaigrette. This is a salad that is a terrific side dish for the holidays. And yes, these are raw Brussels sprouts, shredded just as you would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Potatoes with Greek Yogurt and Feta Dressing

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Yogurt-Feta Dip

This isn’t a ground breaking recipe, but it definitely is delicious. Two amazing things come together here. My best ever roasted potatoes and my go-to yoghurt dip (a.k.a. sauce). The potatoes are a dream. Crispy on the outside, perfectly tender on the inside. And since I’m not much of condiment girl, I like homemade yoghurt […]

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern. Okay, this soup is not going to sell itself. But let me say this… if any cabbage soup is going to satisfy your hopes for a tasty cabbage soup, this could be the one. Although it’s undeniably healthy, this soup is not to be confused with the famous cabbage soup […]

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

This is a spectacular way to showcase tasty cremini mushrooms – in a simple and delicious pasta with mushrooms and thyme sauce! This recipe shows you how easy it is to make a tasty pasta dish, the real Italian way, with just a few basic and fresh ingredients. The sauce it simple: there’s tomato paste, […]

Beet Salad Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right […]

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells in Cast Iron Pan

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and ricotta stuffed shells are an easy and flavorful dinner for any night of the week! The jumbo shells are stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, spinach, parsley, pine nuts, chili flakes, and sautéed onions and garlic — giving them SOoo much flavor! It’s comfort food at its best. Which is exactly why I decided to […]

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Simple and tasty. That’s what this sweet potato red curry is. You know, I’ve always had a love affair with curry, which is why I love coming up with new ways to enjoy one. This vegan red curry is unlike all my other curry recipes. Although, it has red curry paste and coconut milk, its […]

Barley Risotto with Feta and Kale

Barley Risotto with Feta and Kale

Barley risotto with feta and kale is of course is non-traditional. There’s no parmesan, no white wine, no butter. Instead this is a risotto made with pearl barley, tomatoes, winter greens and Greek feta. The spices used for this recipe are smoked paprika, fresh thyme, bay leaf and red pepper flakes, which add depth and […]

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe ’cause it’s actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is […]

Bulgur Salad with Halloumi and Lemon-Caper Dressing

Bulgur Salad with Halloumi and Lemon-Caper Dressing

Yes, the weather is chilly, but fresh-tasting dishes like bulgur salad with halloumi still find a way into my kitchen. This salad is packed with lots of wholesome, fresh flavors — ones that take you back to warmer days. As a barbecue staple, halloumi doesn’t often make its way into my kitchen, but sometimes it’s […]