All posts tagged: Lemon

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. […]

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto‏

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto‏

This smoked salmon and lemon risotto is full of light, fresh flavours and is at the same time quite decadent tasting, thanks to hot smoked salmon plus the addition of a little crème fraîche toward the end of the cooking, which transforms an ordinary risotto into something extraordinary. I have a tendency to crave all […]

Pan-fried Potatoes with Smoked Salmon

Pan-fried Potatoes with Smoked Salmon

Forgot bacon. Smoked salmon takes these fried potatoes to a whole other level. Yes, welcome to delicious! Savory and satisfying, I’m pretty sure you can’t beat the smell of skillet fried garlic, shallots and potatoes. It seems to stir up that sense of “home” and “comfort” and yes…“WEEKEND!”… AND you can try this one for […]

Fresh Ginger Mint Lemonade (sugar-free)

Fresh Ginger Mint Lemonade (sugar-free)

Super refreshing, this ginger mint lemonade is like energizing rocket fuel! It contains three simple ingredients, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a delicious duo of ginger and mint. I first had this ginger mint lemonade “slushy” on our last day in Aix en Provence. What a great combo. Especially for someone like me who prefers […]

Sautéed Beet Greens with Garlic, Lemon and Almonds

Sautéed Beet Greens with Garlic, Lemon & Almonds

One of the really great things I love about the arrival of spring is all the fresh produce available at the farmers market. In particular, fresh beet greens — especially when they are sautéed with a little garlic, olive oil, a healthy dose of sunshiny lemon juice and crunchy almonds. Yes, next time you see […]

Buckwheat with Chestnuts, Lemon and Parsley

Buckwheat with Chestnuts, Lemon and Parsley

Some say buckwheat is an acquired taste. But actually once you’ve acquired it, it’s truly yours. As one belonging to the team in defense of all buckwheat’s goodness, I am always looking for ways of experimenting with this gluten-free grain in other ways than a standard morning porridge or overnight oats. And here a new […]

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

This delicious and easy no-stir risotto creation, with its lemony flavor really brings back a touch of summer sunshine. I like to top my risotto with a lemon balm and basil pesto, it’s simply delicious and adds a bright, fresh flavor to a traditional dish. Lemon balm, despite its name, doesn’t taste like lemons, but […]

Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Parmesan

Warm Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Originating from the South America Andes, quinoa has been referred to by the Incas as being the “mother of all grains” (though, technically quinoa isn’t a grain at all, but the seed of the Goosefoot plant). It tastes great, it’s high in protein, and it’s gluten-free. Quinoa is simple to prepare and packed with goodness, […]

Zucchini Lemon Quinoa

Zucchini-Lemon Quinoa

Dubbed a super-food, not only is quinoa (actually a seed, not a grain and pronounced KEEN-wah) gluten free, but it’s also a balanced and complete source of protein that’s rich in vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect, nutrient-packed accompaniment to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Being a so-called “flexitarian” who has also had the […]

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Not everyone is as infatuated with artichokes as I am. I could eat them any possible way imaginable, whether they are fresh, marinated or simply from a can. They are a great addition to, well…as I see it…anything. In this case, their pure sweet and nutty flavor can be enjoyed in this simple orzo dish […]

Marinated Lentil Salad

Marinated Lentil Salad

No longer the “the poor man’s meat”, lentils are amazingly well loved in Mediterranean cuisine. Not only are they lentils, they are wonderfully versatile. They can be used just as well in salads or soups and can be easily be marinated overnight and used the next day only to have their flavors richen. Lentils cook […]

Benefits of Lemon Water

Benefits of Lemon Water

Not only does freshly squeezed lemon juice instantly transform any dish by brightening it up with a delicious tangy essence, but lemons are, believe it or not, incredibly alkaline. This means they help balance your pH levels, which is important for keeping your body healthy and functioning at its best. And when it comes to […]

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Lemon

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Zesty Lemon

I adore simple, healthy recipes that pack a ton of flavor. And this one, prosciutto wrapped white asparagus with the alluring scent and flavors of bright and zingy lemon has got to be the easiest thing ever to make. You could even skim this one down to the very basics – prosciutto and asparagus – […]

Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Full of flavor and color, fresh asparagus, whether it be green, white or purple, is a celebration of spring! I love it when asparagus starts flooding the farmer’s markets, especially when I get my hands on fresh purple asparagus. The fabulous thing about it is that it’s tender enough to be eaten raw. Just use […]

Pasta with Prosciutto & Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Here’s a little secret: there are three things I really love – prosciutto, arugula and lemon! Put all three of them together and well…I’m experiencing a little bit of heaven. The saltiness of prosciutto and baby arugula with its mild, nutty, peppery taste team fabulously with zesty lemon. I’m generally not a fan of creamy […]