All posts filed under: Summer

Healthy and Delicious Summer Recipes

Fresh summer produce: tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peas, green and broad beans, lettuce, chard, cucumber, carrots, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, snow peas, fennel, kohlrabi, corn, leek, garlic, early season potatoes, mushrooms and don’t forget about fresh fruit and berries. Apples, pears, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants, cherries, plums, mirabelles, melons, peaches, apricots and nectarines.

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe with Sumac

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

A Persian cucumber and tomato salad, served with some crumbled feta or sliced avocado, a crusty baguette, and a crisp glass of wine makes for a fantastic summertime meal. Plus this recipe comes together so easily, there’s just a little bit of chopping to do and that’s it! Then it’s back to enjoying the summer […]

Healthy recipe for potato and green bean salad with prosciutto and fresh herbs in a lemony dressing

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

If there is one thing I love about spring and summer, it’s all the fresh produce. Which means there are endless options for salads and I am not just talking green salads. I’m thinking BBQ and picnic salads, which for me mostly brings up thoughts of potato salad, coleslaw and pasta salad. The classic pack […]

a healthy vegan summer roasted vegetable pasta salad recipe featuring red peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes in a balsamic dressing

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

This roasted vegetable pasta salad is the epitome of summer in a bowl. Simple and delicious, it’s made with fresh roasted produce from the farmers’ market — sweet red pepper, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes. The dressing is nothing more than olive oil, balsamic creme and a little lemon juice. Because the dressing is so […]

chickpea tabbouleh salad with millet, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, parsley, dill and mint

Herb-Loaded Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Say hello to an awesome herb-loaded chickpea tabbouleh salad – my kind of pure healthy food that’s light but filling, full of vibrant flavors and colors AND it is simply delicious!! In this variation, the classic Middle Eastern salad has been upgraded with chickpeas, fresh dill, millet rather than bulgur, and an ooh so tasty […]

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Tahini Green Beans and Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes are a classic combination, reminding me once again that the simplest recipes are often the best. The magic of this side dish is the tahini dressing. A lemon-tahini-cumin dressing to be exact. Oh and lets not forgot about fresh parsley. it’s a key ingredient to making the overall flavor magical. We […]

Grünkern (Spelt)-Lentil Chili with Kale Recipe

Lentil Chili with Grünkern & Kale

Lentil chili is this simple. It requires just one pot (hallelujah!), some basic ingredients, is totally flexible and comes together in less than 1 hour. And most of that time you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine… ahem, I mean cup of tea. Yes, this one-pot wonder is that easy, plus it’s […]

za'atar roasted carrots and chickpeas

Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas

Enter stage left for it’s grand debut; za’atar roasted carrots and chickpeas. There are those occasions when I get stuck on a new flavor. Sumac is one of them, but there is also something new (new to my kitchen) that I have been wanted to experiment with. Za’atar. I’ve been waiting for fall to roll […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Rezept with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Basil, Parsley & Capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Capers

This Mediterranean quinoa salad features amazing flavors, including lots of fresh basil and parsley, sweet red onion, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, capers , and pine nuts — all tossed together with a bright and sunny citrus dressing! It’s fresh, light, healthy and delicious — and you are going to love it, it’s summer in a bowl! […]