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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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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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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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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Crispy Green Beans with Parsley Tahini “Butter”

Crispy Green Beans with Parsley Tahini “Butter”

Oven roasted green beans may sound boring at first, but trust me it’s very hard to resist once you’ve tried it! These make such a great and healthy side dish to change from fries or another crispy vegetable. I currently so obsessed with oven roasted veggies as it gives a whole new dimension to the original taste which can a great tip if some of your family member don’t really appreciate greens. It makes it funnier and much more versatile in terms of seasoning. To bring a rich texture to the charred beans, I came up with the idea of a vegan butter which is just perfect for summer, loaded with fresh parsley and tahini based for a crazy buttery texture.

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