New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

New Potatoes are wonderful, typical of the summer and great steamed, boiled or roasted. You can make great salads with them. This salad has tons of different kinds of herbs and a great mustard dressing, transforming these potatoes into something special. I used the herbs I had in my garden (chives, mint, coriander, oregano, thyme)…… Continue reading New potatoes, herbs, dijon…

Molise trip: ancient wheat salad

I recently came back from a study trip in Molise with my university. Now, most people will think where in the heck is that? Molise is a very small region in the center-south of Italy, right above Puglia (the heel of Italy). I went in a group of 15 for one week, we visited many…… Continue reading Molise trip: ancient wheat salad

Spring-inspired Quinoa Salad

Spring is here! the beautiful flowers and trees blooming, the smells and aromas, the birds singing in the morning….And what I love the most about spring is the abundance of new market produce, when I think of this part of the year my mind goes straight to fresh peas, asparagus, broadbeans, small potatoes, strawberries, herbs,…… Continue reading Spring-inspired Quinoa Salad

Green Salad for a crowd

Want to make a super speedy healthy tasty salad to bring to friends? try it out! We ate it as an appetizer one time and as a side the next time. Since it is all raw, use fresh ingredients, preferably organic.   •INGREDIENTS• (for 6 as a side) → 1 fennel bulb → rocket (arugula)…… Continue reading Green Salad for a crowd

Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas

I’ve hurt my ankle quite badly a couple of days ago, have been home not able to walk or stand. I’m sure it’s nothing too serious but will go check it out at doctors soon. I started icing it but since yesterday I changed to heat and it is improving. I don’t know if it’s…… Continue reading Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas

Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

This dip is always a winner. I’ve been making it for the past year, after I discovered it on Ottolenghi’s book Plenty. It’s very easy and requires very little ingredients. also you can make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge until 30 min before serving. It is great as a dinner party…… Continue reading Avocado-Greek Yogurt dip w/ Polenta chips

Carrot-Feta-Mung bean salad

Happy late Halloween! last night I prepared a mung bean-carrot-feta cheese salad for a big dinner party. the dish was a success, but most importantly a lot of the prepping time was focused on the dressing up part. My mom picked up some weird and disgusting looking pimples and marks to put on your face.…… Continue reading Carrot-Feta-Mung bean salad

Sprouting! Mung Bean salad

Has anyone ever tried sprouting their own beans, grains, seeds or nuts? It is so easy, trust me, and rewarding. Some grains or beans require more time and others just around 1-2 days! average time is between 2 to 4 days. I’ve tried sprouting chickpeas, quinoa, mung beans, buckwheat. Why do it? because eating a…… Continue reading Sprouting! Mung Bean salad