Aubergine Dip & Flatbreads

Aubergine Dip & Flatbreads

Well, just in case you haven’t realised this yet, I love eggplants and could have some no matter the way they are prepared! I used to buy eggplant dip – aka baba ganoush or caviar d’aubergine – and have always been quite scared of trying to make it at home. Though I did not look at a single eggplant dip recipe before, I though this would be a very difficult one and I wouldn’t see myself making this as an alternative to homemade hummus! A few days ago, I got quite bored of eating the same aubergine dip over and over which was too much on the lemon taste than the eggplant one. Then, I finally decided to look at recipes in books and realised that it’s so easy to make and uses only a few ingredients which got me like “I should totally try that!”. So here we go!

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Chunkiest honey granola with raspberry and figs

Chunkiest honey granola with raspberry and figs

I believe granola is a must have in your kitchen cupboard. I mean, all the time, all year long because that’s such an essential and a life saver for any rushed breakfast, if you need a quick dessert, or just to satisfy a craving in a healthier way. People tend to think that granola isn’t the kind of thing that can last a while, which I simply agree with in the sense that it’s so good that you might empty your stock quite fast. However, storage wise, it keeps very well in an air tight container for a few weeks. What I most love about granola is these huge chunks that actually aren’t so easy to get when first trying out to make your own. After a few trials, I finally went for another technique to get the gorgeous chunks I was looking for, and that’s such a treat !

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Zucchini & Meat Savory Tart

Zucchini & Meat Savory Tart

Today was a meat-with day! This savoury tart simply is dreamy for flexitarians like I am. It’s incredibly summery and flavourful ! The tart is mostly made up with zucchini and has some ground meat to enliven the dish, bringing a whole set of flavours. Zucchini season is still going strong at the moment so it’s about the perfect time to enjoy this recipe for lunch or dinner. If you were looking for a recipe to bring to a summer meal with friends and family, or for something easy to make as an aperitif you might have found a very good option here as well.

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Mint Oatmeal with Peach Apricot Compote & Almond Butter (no-added sugar)

Mint Oatmeal with Peach Apricot Compote & Almond Butter (no-added sugar)

Oatmeal is definitely my all time favourite breakfast recipes. Though it has got a bad reputation for a few years, porridges are getting back to trends and honestly, there are so many good reasons for this ! The most difficult with oatmeal is to cook it correctly so it remains super creamy and luscious. I think that most people who do not appreciate porridge are mostly deterred by the aspect and consistency of it, which is understandable – I wouldn’t say oatmeal is that instagrammable – but most probably related to various cooking elements that I’ll mention below. This oatmeal recipe is summery and light, mint flavored, topped with peach apricot compote and rich almond butter, all this without a gram of added sugar !

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Quick and Easy Orzo Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing

Quick and Easy Orzo Summer Salad with Lemon Dressing

This recipe is part of my main ones across the summer season. This orzo salad is very quick and so easy to make, very fresh and nutritious, filled with good things. Also, it’s very versatile as you’ll be able to adapt it according to your preferences or to the season. I’ve always enjoyed pasta salad in summer as we don’t always feel like eating a lot or anything that’s gonna be warm or hot and tend to end up having a plate of raw veggies, which I’m not fond of. This salad is full of Mediterranean flavours with some herbs, zucchini, feta cheese and olives !

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Miso Eggplants

Miso Eggplants

The oven roasted veggie addiction is back ! As soon as the heatwave was over, I was craving roasted veggies and obviously, I went for my favourite summer season veggie: eggplants! To change from traditional oven roasted vegetables, and also because eggplants are not best simply being roasted, I decided to season it and particularly enjoy the miso and eggplants combination. This recipe origins from Japan traditionally called Nasu Dengaku, and trust me this is to die for. This is a perfect side for any asian inspired meals, and can be added to various dishes: rice or noodle based are the perfect match.

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries and feel so happy when the season comes. Usually, it’s something you would probably eat as it is, because the berry in itself is just so good, slightly acidic and at the same time full of sharp flavours. This recipe though is so much of a basic that I actually struggled finding out in which category I would classify it as I have those for breakfast, dessert or as a snack in the afternoon when feeling like it. These muffins are meant to be made with fresh berries and I have replace the usual whole-milk or buttermilk with plant-based oat milk to ensure these are lighter, I also feel like this enhances the taste so much.

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Gremolata

Gremolata

No! Gremolata is not just a parsley based pesto – though it also is an Italian condiment – , it’s actually so much more than that and it tends to be much more versatile compared to a traditional basil pesto. If you’ve followed my previous posts, you know that I’m fond of herbaceous preparations and flavours. I feel like using herbs is an incredible way to enliven some basic dishes requiring tasty seasonings. You’ll, of course, be very happy to know that making this lemony gremolata only takes a couple minutes and very basic ingredients that you most probably have in your fridge and cupboard!

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Aubergine and Lentil Stew

Aubergine and Lentil Stew

Light summer stews are just amazing to enjoy comforting, flavourful food that you can have either hot or warm. It’s part of those meals you can batch cook and eat up to a few days in a row without getting bored of having ! This vegan aubergine lentil stew is such a nice dish to make and does not require too much ahead preparation or any planning. It’s all about luscious eggplants and ultimately tender lentils, well spiced up and topped with seasonal herbs, yes it sounds like heaven! And guess what, you should even make it a day earlier as the dish gets more flavourful eaten on the following day, or at least make sure you’ll have leftovers 🙂

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Coffee Chocolate Brownies

Coffee Chocolate Brownies

Coffee or chocolate lovers around here ? Well, this one’s for you ! I think this recipe is yet THE most exciting one on the blog and by far the most delicious ! And there are good reasons for this: first, it’s brownie, second, it’s chocolate-flavoured and finally, there’s coffee in there, who could say no to this? Yes, you read this correctly, there’s real coffee sneaking in this recipe and trust me that’s the most incredible dessert (or breakfast/snack) ever. I love brownies but always face issues with it as it’s either too sweet, too greasy and usually, the chocolate isn’t strong which isn’t very satisfying to me. So, I’ve decided I should come up with a fully re-invented recipe and went for a coffee flavoured brownie which is a common but literally my favourite combination with chocolate!

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