Vegetables

Parsnip soup
Vegetables

Parsnip soup

The flavour of parsnip represents for me autumn, earthy and sweet at the same time. It is also a very versatile vegetable: delicious as a soup, as puree with a nice piece of meat, as french fries or roasted. This recipe is very simple and has very few ingredients and […]

Causa with red beetroots
Vegetables

Causa with red beetroots

Causa is as traditional Peruvian a dish as it gets, right up there with the ceviche. It’s basically mashed potato which you can enjoy on its own or combine with different toppings: tuna salad, chicken salad, avocado or, like in this recipe, beetroots. In his book Ceviche, Martin Morales combines […]

Batata harra
Vegetables

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without batata harra. It is – dare I say – even better then fries. There. I said it. The traditional version is originally without tomato paste; it’s only garlic, coriander, chili […]

Smoky aubergine salad
Vegetables

Smoky aubergine salad

As you might already know, I am a fan of aubergine. Grilled, roasted, baked, fried: I’ll have it all with a big smile. Smoky aubergine is a pure delight and easily achieved by roasting it under a grill or simply in pan (without any oil). The skin then starts to […]

Spicy feta spread
Vegetables

Spicy feta spread

Peruvians love their chilis and they plenty of them in different fragrances, colours and shapes. One of my favourites in Ají Amarillo or yellow chili. It has a lovely flavour and enough spiciness to give a good kick to dishes. Mery, a good peruvian friend of mine, always makes this […]

Avocado Ceviche
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s milk. Three powerful flavours are combined together: coriander, chili pepper and lime juice. Besides fish and seafood, you can make ceviche with fruits and vegetables. […]

Avocado kebbeh
Fruit, Vegetables

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or potato mix with spices, onion and soaked bulgur. It’s a very versatile dish and you can find it in all different sorts: raw with lamb of beef, filled and oven […]

Butternut squash ravioli with sage butter
Vegetables

Butternut squash ravioli with sage butter

Making ravioli from scratch can be a bit of a hassle: making the dough, rolling it out to right thickness, cutting, filling, shaping, etc. That’s not the case here. I’m taking the easy way and using ready-made wonton sheets! They have the right thickness, they are easily workable and they […]