Vegetables

BEET HUMMUS

BEET HUMMUS

I have a friend who is vegan and when she visits I usually have some kind of hummus and pita chips available for us to snack on. I bought a beetroot hummus from the store and it wasn’t that great. It was sweet and lacked […]

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

This is a great dish to serve when the weather starts getting cold. It’s hearty and flavourful. It can be a side to a roast chicken or served as a main for a vegetarian dish.

CAPONATA FLAT BREAD

CAPONATA FLAT BREAD

This flat bread is a great summer dinner. Crispy bread topped with a sweet and sour eggplant relish, smothered with manchego cheese and finished with parsley for a fresh element. Paired with a glass and wine and a simple side salad and dinner is done!

CAPONATA

CAPONATA

This side dish is packed with veggies and has a sweet and sour element to it. I like to make a batch of this and keep it in the fridge. It’s so versatile, you can add it as a relish to grilled meats, make flat […]

MISO GINGER BEEF

MISO GINGER BEEF

Recently I have been experimenting with miso. Up until now, I have only had in in its soup form. I have now learned that this ingredient is so versitile and can be used in so many ways, from a seasoning to a marinade. This was […]

CAPONATA CROSTINI

CAPONATA CROSTINI

One of my favourite appetizers to make is crostini. They are great for entertaining. Whenever I have friends over I make some sort of crostini to have with a bottle of wine. The base is always bread, then top with whatever you like. I had […]

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

MEATLOAF STUFFED PORTOBELLOS

This recipe can also just be a meatloaf. That’s originally what it was. I made meatloaf for my cousin and put the slices of pancetta all over the top. The result was a moist flavorful meatloaf. We each had a thick slice with veggies on […]

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

This is such a beautiful dish, and very flavourful. Veggies fried in rosemary oil with a lemon rosemary mayo is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. You can use all sorts of vegetables, but I really like the zucchinis and cauliflower. The chickpeas […]

CHIMICHURRI

CHIMICHURRI

In the summer I like to grill and this is my favourite accompaniment to whatever I’m grilling.  I make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge almost every week during the summer. My favourite is to spoon it over grilled beef […]

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

This veggie soup is hearty and sticks to your bones on a cold winter’s day. I make a lot of soups in the winter and this is one of my go-to lunches. The chickpeas and quinoa go well together. I use a few can goods […]