Tag: Plant-based

Vegetables

Broccoli and bell pepper with spicy sauce

Ají de Gallina is one of Peru’s classic recipes. It’s a rich dish with pecan, chili and chicken. The best part is the sauce: rich, spicy and creamy. Which makes it perfect to combine with all sorts of veg. This plant-based version is as good as the original and it […]

Vegetables

Grilled aubergine and zucchini

My favourite dishes have usually two things in common: simplicity and pure flavour. The simplicity of preparation and the purity of flavours when you kan actually taste the different ingredients. That’s why I really love Lebanese, Italian and Peruvian cuisines. This little Italian inspired dish reflects that and is a […]

Fruit, Vegetables

Sweet potato and mango ceviche

Ceviche has always been a favourite of mine. It packs so much flavour combining sweet, spicy, sour and savoury. It makes the perfect stater for your dinners and it is very easy to make. You can also give it another twist by replacing the mango with chestnut mushroom. Tip 1: […]

Sweet potato wraps
Vegetables

Sweet potato wraps

Are you as mad about sweet potatoes as I am? 😉 Then you should definitely give this recipe a try. Delicious wraps with back beans and aïoli. Easy, packing with flavour and very fulfilling. You can serve them with a side of spinach and bell pepper salad or some crushed […]

Lentil kibbeh
Vegetables

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin and the avocado kibbehs)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy and freakin’ delish! I love me some red lentils: soups, dals, spreads… I love it all! This dish in no exception. The addition of the fresh parsley […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]