Zucchini Hummus with Pine Nuts

This recipe is a great alternative to chickpea hummus. It’s lighter with fewer calories but with a similar texture and taste of the traditional hummus.

Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart

The tangy, earthy taste of goat cheese combines well with the spinach. The tart is a breeze to make and a winner with a salad.

Lemon Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

A variation of Haricots Verts aux Amandes, a green bean dish so popular in France. Roasting green beans brings out their sweetness and intensifies the flavors.

Sardine and Potato Bake

Sarde in Tortiera is a dish from Italy’s Campania region The combination of sardines and potatoes is typical of the “Cucina Povera” (the poor’s kitchen).

Mussels Marseillaise

Moules à la Marseillaise, a traditional Provençal recipe from the port city of Marseille. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a main dish. 

Arugula (Rocket) Pesto

I just adore Pesto di Rucola. Its peppery piquancy is an excellent alternative to the classic basil pesto.

Eggplant Caponata

Caponata di Melanzane, a traditional dish from Sicily. The sweet and sour combination common in the Arab cuisine is strongly represented in this Sicilian dish.

Spinach and Feta Frittata

A quick and easy frittata of spinach, eggs and feta cheese. With a salad on the side its always a winner, hot or at room temperature.

Tomato Cucumber and Walnut Salad

A simple tomato and cucumber salad inspired by a Middle Eastern recipe. Terrific on its own or with grilled Halloumi or feta.

Lemon Cake with Caramelized Almonds

Utterly scrumptious, moist and with that tangy kick of lemon. The secret is the butter, only the best will do.  Let the cake ripe overnight for extra flavor.

Moroccan Seafood Tagine

This mouth-watering seafood dish from Morocco is full of flavors and colors – as they say, “the eye eats before the mouth”. Serve with Couscous and Chermoula.

Alsatian Seafood Choucroute

Choucroute de la Mer à l’Alsacienne, a dish from the Alsace. Fillets of fish, clams, shrimps, pan-fried or sauteed, are served on a bed of creamy sauerkraut. 

Cauliflower and Feta Frittata

A cauliflower frittata recipe from a Turkish hole in the wall restaurant in Berlin-Kreuzberg. What a great way to spice up an underrated vegetable!

Apple Ginger Cake

A cake that is pure comfort and joy. Dense and moist, studded with candied ginger and topped with a honey and apple brandy glaze.