All posts filed under: Winter

Healthy and Delicious Winter Recipes

Local and seasonal abbage and root vegetables, lamb’s lettuce, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, parsnips, carrots, beetroot, topinambour, parsley roots, leek, black salsify, celery roots, red cabbage, potatoes, onions, kale, savoy, apples and pears.

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 […]

Cappellini in a Parsley Walnut Pesto

Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Think of this as your next weeknight meal. This parsley walnut pesto is as simple as it gets. Inspired by a pesto made from garlic (lots of garlic!) and walnuts, called agliata in Italy, this dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and walnuts…and a touch of lemon. It’s a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

For those of you, that are already convinced of the Brussels sprouts merits, this salad is for you. Yes, a Brussels sprouts salad! One made with toasted hazelnuts, my favorite fall apples, a little red onion, and a tasty dressing made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard. Ooh and let’s not forget […]

Tuscan Kale Salad with Hokkaido Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

Tuscan Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

So the thing about this kale salad with roasted pumpkin is that you really need to enjoy a little bit of everything in every bite. This is a salad with sweet, tart, salty and nutty flavors, so it tastes best if you get a mix of two, three or all of these flavors together. There’s […]

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Brussels sprouts lovers behold, here’s a recipe to pull you out of the same old, same old doldrums. These Mediterranean style roasted Brussels sprouts are full of bold flavors thanks to fresh dill, capers and lemon, making them a refreshingly new way to enjoy these cute looking cabbage-like sprouts. This is my new favorite way […]

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

I am beyond excited to finally share my favorite American apple pie recipe with you. It’s a little different then my grandma’s apple pie, which my mother also made, but it’s still quite traditional and by all means my favorite. Favorite enough that, even me, as a non-dessert person, loves it. It’s not too sweet, […]

Simple Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Morrocan spices

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Hello roasted cauliflower lovers — this is for you! This Moroccan-spiced roasted cauliflower soup is a simple vegan recipe that is flavor-packed, naturally creamy, healthy and super easy to prepare. Roasting the cauliflower is essential to bringing out its nutty flavor — a step that shouldn’t be missed since it adds so much richness and […]

Lentil and Greens Soup, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Brown Lentils Recipe

Wintery Lentil and Greens Soup

This is what winter is all about. Warming soups! And here it is, a rustic lentil and greens soup simmered in a rich flavorful broth. This simple lentil soup recipe is made with humble pantry ingredients but also includes hearty winter greens, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon to give it a bright, fresh […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream and Pork Belly Recipe

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream

It’s the time of year again, so I am busting out another Brussels sprouts recipe. This time, oven roasted Brussels sprouts with smoked pork belly and balsamic cream. Smoked pork belly is kind of a new addition cause I really thought I could convince anyone teetering between camp ” hate ’em, leave ’em” to come […]

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Here’s a simple kale salad for lovers of dark leafy greens! Yep, that’s me! I crave kale salads at this time of year. And as you might be wondering just about now…”is this a raw kale salad?”. It most definitely is. A massaged kale salad with good-for-you ingredients like carrot and beet, which are tossed […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

A simple and creamy saffron-salsify risotto recipe made with black salsify and Prosciutto di Parma that gets its vivid color from saffron.

Saffron-Salsify Risotto (Schwarzwurzel-Risotto)

Bored with the same old winter vegetables? Well, let me introduce you to a very memorable winter risotto, which for me, is made with a new vegetable. A saffron-salsify risotto. Salsify what? Yeah, I too was also among those people who didn’t know what salsify is, let alone what to do with it! I had […]

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Glutenfree

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

So which camp are you in? Love ’em or leave ’em? Well, I love mushrooms. Just like in this Puy lentils with mushrooms and kale dish. There are two sorts here. Dried porcini mushrooms that seem to elevate any mushroom dish and a standard favorite, brown button mushrooms (also known as cremini mushrooms). I think […]

Barley salad with kaki, pomegranate, pine nuts, fresh herbs and arugula recipe

Barley Salad with Kaki, Pomegranate & Pine Nuts

Of course at this time of year, I feel like I should be spending my time baking cookies and holiday treats AND of naturally thinking of what to prepare for this year’s big Christmas meal! But truth be known, I’ve felt more like making wholesome comfort foods and winter salads like this one. A deliciously […]