Every year, as soon as I see the first pumpkins pop up I jump on the occasion to get one. I love how full of flavour they are while tasting mild at the same time. You might know by now that I am a -big- fan of making soups and pumpkins make for a delicious brew. If you’re having little time during the week: make … Continue reading Pumpkin soup
Living with a French person has its advantages; salted butter, foie gras every once in a while, and then of course there are the quiches and the tartes… My ‘bichette’ Audrey spoils us every time she comes back from a weekend in France with one or more of these delicacies. Audrey was one of the people who learned me French, and by French I mean … Continue reading Tarte aux poires et roquefort…
As I am currently in Italy I feel I should post about Italian food this week, especially since I am having all sorts of delicious tomatoes; hot, cold, with olive oil or with cheese, you name it. In fairness, the recipe comes from when I was staying in Monestevole, Umbria earlier this summer, and for those among you that are not missing a single detail: … Continue reading Pomodori!
Officially it is still summer of course, but here in London it seems to be autumn already; plenty of showers, temperatures closer to 15 degrees than to 25 and people wearing clothes with long sleeves… Days like this make me feel like curling up on the sofa with a big bowl of nice, homemade soup. Not as cheerful as a fresh summer salad perhaps, but … Continue reading Broccoli soup
‘Fruit in a salad?!’ That is often how people first react when I tell them for example about the below recipe. They hopelessly fail in their attempts to keep a neutral face in front of me which usually results in some funny situations. The idea of having something ‘sweet’ in what is supposed to be a ‘vegetable’ salad seems to be a tad too exotic … Continue reading Summer salad
I have this Sunday night tradition of brewing a homemade soup, mostly because I tend to eat so much rubbish during the weekend that by the end of it I’m crying out for some vitamins… Anyway, besides my body telling me to up my vegetable intake, I love that quiet moment on a (preferably rainy) Sunday afternoon with a nice glass of red wine, Carla … Continue reading Tomato soup
Easy peasy and super yummy, that’s all I have to say really. A good one as well for those veggie juice newbies amongst you; the taste of beetroot is quite sweet so it should go down much easier than kale or spinach for example. According to my recipe book this red juice ‘Eliminates toxins and boosts energy levels’. All the more reason to give it … Continue reading Red juice
Peppers… Not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Italian food, right? And yet that’s where I got this recipe from. As usual, it’s super easy to make (the oven does all the work for you) and super tasty. Besides that, peppers are in season at the moment, so you can feel even better about yourself! For 2 big pepper eaters … Continue reading Pepper Party!
No nostalgic introduction this time about how someone made me taste a green juice or how I discovered the existence of kale and celery. Nope, just a juice I saw on the menu of Mr. Buckley’s having the inspiring name ‘Green juice’ (great place for brunch by the way, thank you Rhi!). Back home, my new best friend The Juicer and I got to work … Continue reading Green juice
The first time I had quinoa was long before the hype around this ‘superfood’ started. Once again it was my personal food guru Fred who was aware of it’s existence before everyone else. Strangely enough, it wasn’t really until last year that I started using quinoa myself. One of the great things about it is that you can combine it with pretty much everything you … Continue reading Quinoa salad