All posts filed under: Quick & Simple

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

These are the best blueberry scones I’ve ever made! They are bursting with juicy blueberries and they’re buttery and moist with a perfectly crisp exterior. And… they are healthier than most! This “best ever” scone recipe is made with spelt flour and fine cuts oats, and just a little unrefined Muscovado cane sugar (only 35g!) […]

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 […]

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

This simple recipe for bulgur salad with sweet potato, chickpeas, herbs and almonds makes the perfect side dish or main meal salad. I love the simple ingredient list and complexity of flavors and textures this combination makes. Bulgur, chickpeas, fresh parsley, mint and lemon are a dream team together. And ground cumin is right at […]

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Are you ready for a new homemade granola recipe? About time, right? Well, say hello to a simple and delicious granola with figs, coconut and crunchy nuts! It’s got almonds AND walnuts, cause they are my go-to granola nuts. Love them. And then there’s the coconut. Flaked natural coconut that gets all toasty in the […]

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 […]