All posts filed under: Quick & Simple

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well… simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of […]

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. […]

Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Mint, Parsley & Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Orange, Mint, Parsley & Almonds

This is a pretty salad featuring quinoa, naturally sweetened dried berries, juicy oranges, fresh mint and parsley in an orange garlic vinaigrette, topped with deliciously toasted crunchy almonds. All of which perk up a simple quinoa salad. It makes for a great side dish, main course salad or perfect to bring to a party or […]

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Coconut Chicken with Tomatoes & Spinach

Here’s an insanely easy coconut chicken recipe that gets dinner on the table in 30-minutes. With this one-pan dish, the herb-coated chicken simmers away in a broth with coconut milk, along with sun-dried tomatoes and vine-ripened baby roma tomatoes. Then finally, with gently sautéed spinach. As a result: tender and moist chicken that and is […]

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

Red Cabbage, Cranberry & Orange Salad

I love simple, raw, shredded red cabbage salads. This red cabbage salad with dried cranberries, sweet and juicy oranges, green onions and fresh-tasting parsley and mint is packed with goodness. I guess you could say coleslaw is sort of a North American thing. And as I discovered also a Scandinavian favorite too. Which makes it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chickpea salad recipe with carrots and zucchini, vegan

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Carrots and Zucchini

Healthy, flavorful, filling and fast! There’s so much good going on here with this simple chickpea salad. The carrots and zucchini get julienned into little matchsticks, then tossed with freshly podded green peas, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted seeds and a simple roasted sesame oil dressing (oh yeah… and a little garlic – cause I think everything […]

Vegan smoked tofu stir-fry recipe with asparagus, sprouting broccoli and mushrooms

Smoked Tofu Stir-Fry with Asparagus

Stir-fry is one of those things I grew up on. Okay, maybe not a smoked tofu stir-fry loaded up with spring vegetables and tasty things like garlic, ginger, Japanese rice vinegar, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Yes, a necessary handful of ingredients with Asian flavors that just taste awesome. My mother’s version was more […]

Recipe for creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas, crème fraîche and dill

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Peas

So hello to a delicious heaping pile of noodles. Busy people out there…this creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas wants to be your dinner tonight! It’s super fast and easy to prepare and tastes just as great as what they are serving up any Italian restaurant in my neighborhood. So stay in tonight and spoil […]

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce Recipe

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce. Oh yeah. Here’s to a pasta dish that is creamy, low-fat and vegan all at once. There’s no dairy, no cashews, that’s no butter (or butter substitute) to speak of. It’s a simple one pot pasta dish made with fresh tomatoes (yes, I know it’s winter […]

Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes

Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes

It makes me ridiculously happy to know to that a simple plate of traditional Canadian buttermilk pancakes can brighten up a Sunday morning. Not that it isn’t enough knowing that it’s Sunday morning, but when you live in Hamburg like I do, there is a big chance that the weather might just not play along. […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with napa cabbage, chili, carrots, mushrooms, udon noodles

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Ridiculously delicious. That’s what this Asian chicken noodle soup is. Not only is it the best thing ever for fighting off a summer cold, but it tastes amazing! Loaded up with magical umami-power, a healthy dose of vegetables, immune boosting garlic and ginger, it’ll keep you hydrated while delivering the same promise every chicken noodle […]

Orzo Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Pepper and Olives

Orzo Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Pepper and Olives

Summer was made for salads like this. Mediterranean salads such as this simple vegetarian orzo salad packed with light and fresh summery flavors. Sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes, garden fresh herbs, lemony undertones, French Niçoise olives marinated in flavorful oil with rosemary leaves, sweet pointed red pepper and some subtle heat and extra flavor from fresh […]

hummus flavored with cumin, cayenne and sumac

Quick Hummus with Sumac

The secret to a good traditional hummus is really no secret. The ingredients are simple: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Nothing more, nothing less — a simple middle-eastern classic made from best quality and fresh ingredients. I do love that there are so many creative variations, fusions and fresh flavors that […]

Lemony Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Feta, Parsley and Mint Herbs

Lemony Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Feta & Herbs

Keeping healthy when you are always on the go might sound like somewhat of an impossible task, but actually it is much easier than you think! This simple recipe for a lemony cucumber quinoa salad with feta, parsley and mint is perfect for anyone who loves putting together a quick lunch with fresh Mediterranean flavors. […]

Pear, Roquefort, Thyme, Honey Crostini

Pear, Roquefort & Honey Crostini

At this time of year, the holidays are the perfect time to host a little get together with friends. Whether you are serving beer by the bottle, mulled wine or champagne, it’s nice to serve up a few snacks for guests. Yes, of course you could open a bag of chips or pretzels (honestly, what […]

Pasta with prosciutto and peas

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

Give peas a chance. Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for […]

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto with Tomato

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto

Not only does this dish taste splendid, it’s perfect for when you are simply hungry and are craving something satisfying but don’t have the time (or energy) to cook! Other than preparing the pasta, there is no cooking involved in this dish. It’s a simple pesto that can be pulled together in minutes. For those […]

Mango Insalata Caprese

Mango Insalata Caprese

Insalata caprese (meaning, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish. I first experienced how delicious mangos in a caprese salad could be while enjoying a Thursday night (a.k.a. “little Friday”) get together with friends at a neighboring café that serves up authentic Italian slow food. The great thing about this salad is that […]