Spaghetti with dried baby shrimps, anchovies and dill

SPAGHETTI UMAMI | A fusion dish comprised of dill, lemon, anchovies and dried baby shrimp. Despite I’m trying to embark on a keto diet, I had an irresistible craving for pasta today – one that I could not resist. To that effect, I acted on my instincts and came up with my own modified lemon…

Charred Tomatoes With Black Lava Salt On Cold Yoghurt

This recipe was inspired by Simple, Ottolenghi’s latest book; except I added my own twist (and subtracted the thyme and oregano since I didn’t have any at hand – yes, one must improvise 😉 ). Charred tomatoes on a bed of cold, creamy Greek yoghurt. Finish with a dusting of black lava salt and a…

Torn bread, tomato, roast lemon salad with sumac and toasted pine nuts

TOSSED BREAD TOMATO SALAD  | Sumac, lemon and juicy ripe tomatoes is all it takes in this Middle Eastern salad In this salad, the bread takes centerstage. True that there are many variations of tomato salads but very few involve roasting lemon pieces and bread together. Spruce this up with some citrus-tasting sumac and a…

Creamy cashew asparagus leek soup with a hint of thyme and lemon

SUPER GREEN GOODNESS | Nutrient-rich and comforting asparagus leek soup bursting with cashew creaminess To spruce up those spring and summer months, I strongly advise making this potent green (detoxing) concoction for the family (or friends). Asparagus, leek, green peas, and spring onion soup infused with the creaminess of roasted cashews and enhanced by a…

Roast ling with salsa verde

Fancy a healthy meal without needing to break a sweat in the kitchen? Roast fish is always easy to make, high in protein and low in fat. Yesterday I invited my colleague over and opted exactly for that, a quick meal with fish as the centerpiece. Seeing I had a fillet of ling in the…

Roast Asparagus with Rosemary and Lemon Zest

THE HOLY TRINITY | Asparagus, lemon and rosemary sprigs.  Asparagus and lemon are like husband and wife, they simply belong together. Enhance it with rosemary sprigs and there you have it: perfect matrimonial bliss. This roast asparagus lemon pepper dish is simply one of my favourite side dishes. So easy to prepare and easy to…

Super Moist Blueberry Muffins

“I love you BERRY much” Blueberry Muffins | The moistest blueberry muffins with a lemon sugar crumble to take it over the top. There is something just so homey and comforting about blueberry muffins. The thought of sitting down to relax, with a nice cuppa tea in one hand and taking a steamy bite of a…

Moist and Fluffy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

POPPY SEED DELIGHT | Light, delicate, sweet and moist muffins with tiny crunches of poppy seeds and the citrusy kiss of lemon.  Woke up to a dreary Saturday morning. Rather than to let the dismal weather affect my mood, the optimistic voice inside of me nudged me to bake something to brighten up the day….

Irresistible Blackberry Pistachio Financiers

PISTACHIO-LICIOUS | A combination of pistachio, blackberries, and a dash of banana gives these financiers a touch of the extraordinary.  Since having left Paris not too long ago, I’m still going through a financier-crazed phase. This time I wanted to go real lush and experimented with blackberries, pistachios, and a smudge of banana. Once again, the key…