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Minty zesty lentils and zucchini

I did not really plan to post this recipe, cos it’s the exact copy of the one by Deliciously Ella in her first cookbook. But, it is so fresh and simple to make, and it was quite a success at a recent brunch I had, that I need to put it here (I see this [+]

Riceless risotto with beets

Asia meets Italy: riceless risotto with beets

I have realized, posting on Instagram and on this site, that I am more into preparing and sharing simple sweet treats rather than more complicated savories.  True, I have a sweet tooth, but, don’t get me wrong, I also make savoury dishes . So, I need to equilibrate things here! Annndd, I love risotto and I love [+]

Spicy peanut noodles

Spiced-up peanut veggie noodles

It’s been a while since I have posted a dish for lunch or dinner, and believe me, I do cook savoury dishes regularly.  There are several go-to recipes for veggies and noodles or pasta that I normally do for weekend dinners. This one is so good that it is has already made its place among them. [+]

gigantes beans

Gigantes! Baked beans à la grecque

It’s a big day! This is the first in what I hope will be a series of posts featuring foodie friends who are passionate about healthy eating. My dear friend Maria, who has also been a privileged food tester for most of the dishes you see on this blog, is the brave pioneer. Thank you M!  [+]

Lemon arugula zoodles

Feather light lemony arugula zoodles

Green is the colour . These zoodles are purifying for both the eyes and the body. They are so fresh and light, that it they are the perfect dinner for springtime, which starts to show its nose here in Paris. I got a spiralizer recently and these zoodles were the result of its solemn inauguration. I was [+]

Comforting veggie pasta

Warning! A highly comforting veggie pasta

This is a great easy recipe of comforting pasta for cold days, when the body is asking for something warm and substantial, to eat wrapped up in a blanket and watching a good movie. I did it recently when I was ill and could not stop eating it. It is highly addictive . For 2 [+]

Pumpkin soup

The ultimate pumpkin soup

Now, this soup has been the nice surprise of the week! I have been ill at home these pas few days and, what better way to have warm comforting food and take in liquids and nutriments, than eating veggie soups? The pumpkin is the star of the autumn season – you see it everywhere and [+]

Pasta à la macédonienne

Pasta à la macédonienne

Sirenje is a basic staple in any Macedonian (and Balkan) kitchen. No matter how hard I try to minimize buying food or ingredients that have animal origin, any time I visit my parents in Macedonia, I come back with a good half kilo of sirenje, a variety that is a mix from cow and goat milk. [+]

Zaatar sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes ‘n haloumi in zaa’tar

I ALWAYS have sweet potatoes at home. They are sweet yet healthy because rich in dietary fiber and beta-carotene. I just discovered the zaa’tar spice and add it to a lot of roasted dishes. It’s that great dark green mix you find on Lebanese pizzas. I prepare this recipe for Sunday dinners when I’m too [+]

Veggie sesame stir fry

Sesame veggie stir-fry on millet

I do not have anything in my fridge at this moment. Aie! Financial austerity measures, flat buying obliges. So, it is the end of the month, meaning the end of food stock in my fridge, freezer and cupboards. Making a tabula rasa. But, aren’t we at our most creative when we are are put under great limitations? [+]

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