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.

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.

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!

Eggplants with Chermoula

Chermoula is a fresh and spicy marinade and sauce. Morocco’s national sauce imparts a distinctive flavor to fish, meat, and vegetables.

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

Ready-made gnocchi are a fast cook’s dream. Sauteing them in butter and olive oil sears them in a crispy mantel. A quick and healthy option for dinner.

Baked Endives with Gruyere Cheese

Endives au Gratin, a classic from Belgium and Northern France. The sweet and slightly salty taste of the Gruyere cheese is a perfect match to the the endives. 

Roasted Potatoes with Persillade

A tasty recipe for roasted potatoes Provence style: Leaving the potato skins on is healthy and the Persillade adds zest. Goes well with meat dishes.

Dutch Mustard Soup

The mustard soup with bacon and leek is one of the classic Dutch recipes. Instead of Dutch mustard, use equal amounts of whole grain and Dijon mustard.

Chermoula

The famous Moroccan recipe for a spicy marinade and sauce, a mixture of cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), cumin parsley, garlic, paprika, lemon and olive oil.

Beetroot Soup with Feta Cheese

I have never been fond of beets. To me they always came in jars, tasting like earth and vinegar. Nothing to look forward to. I changed my mind! Beetroot soup is not only eye-catching but delicious too. Add a shot of vodka to it, and have a Borscht experience.

Mojo Verde (Spanish Green Sauce)

Originally from the Canary Islands, this recipe is now popular all over Spain. It’s used for potatoes (Spanish are consummate potato eaters), roasted vegetables, fish, salads, soups you name it, you got it.