Tag: Easy

Salmon skewers
Fish

Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish. In general, fish combines beautifully with sour flavours. A pinch of lemon or lime juice brings out the flavour of the fish. This dish combines salmon with sour flavours but […]

Potato pie with black beans
Vegetables

Potato pie with black beans

From time to time, I like to take a meat-based dish and try to create a vegetarian or plant-based version of it. This one is based on my potato pie recipe and 100% plant-based. Beans, in all shapes and colours, are perfect as a substitute for minced meat. They have […]

Causa stuffed with white beans
Vegetables

Causa stuffed with white beans

Right here is some Peruvian inspired goodness: stuffed causa. As mentioned in another recipe, causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made with mashed potatoes and flavoured with lime juice and aji amarillo or yellow chili paste. Causa is very commonly stuffed with tuna or chicken salad. As I like to […]

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream
Fruit, Meat

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream

Dried pork meats usually combine well with sweet flavours due to their saltiness (like ham with melon). In this recipe, I add another classic strong ingredient: blue cheese. A wonderful marriage of flavours that makes a perfect starter for your meals or a small bite for cocktail parties. I use […]

Grilled Halloumi
Vegetables

Grilled halloumi

So this is probably the first recipe I post with only one ingredient. I wonder if you can still call it a recipe 😉 But that’s really besides the point because this is halloumi and halloumi is everything. It is a white, salty and firm cheese which is perfect for […]

Halloumi with zaatar and dates
Fruit

Halloumi with zaatar and dates

As you probably already know, I’m a sucker for halloumi. Simply grilling it is enough but a few variations are irresistible. The following combination is taken from Nadia and Merijn’s lovely book Souq. Zaatar is mixture of oregano, sumac, sesame and salt. Nowadays it’s quite broadly available, although it might […]

Tomato with aïoli
Vegetables

Tomato with aïoli

In a couple previous recipes, I had included this little side dish but I think it deserves a little more attention because it’s just really good! Three ingredients, no cooking needed, done in 5 minutes and you have a delicious little dish.

Baba Ghannouj
Vegetables

Baba ghannouj

Ah! The baba ghannouj! Or moutabbal, as it is more commonly known in Lebanese restaurants. Simply put, baba ghannouj is hummus with aubergine instead of chickpeas. My mom used to grill the aubergines whole on the stove and the entire house would smell of smoke! And that’s really key for […]

Spinach and lentils stew
Vegetables

Spinach and lentils stew

Mulukhiah is a green leafy vegetable of which you make a dish of the same name, very common in the Middle East and North Africa, served with cooked chicken (or other meats) and rice. It’s a lovely, hearty meal. The following recipe is loosely based on the mulukhiah where I […]

Kale fattouch
Vegetables

Kale fattouch

I have to admit right from the start: I was never a big fan of kale. I never really enjoyed its texture and how it feels in my mouth. That changed completely when my friend Jelle came for a visit and brought with an amazing kale salad! I just couldn’t […]