The El-Nido Salad

It was a couple of years ago, on the Palawan island in the Philippines, where travelling with my family we have stumbled upon this amazing little cafe/restaurant in the town of El-Nido. Almost never does it happen that we would go out to eat in the same place twice while travelling, but this place was just…

Pumpkin-Filled Ravioli with…

…home-made tomato sauce, crispy sage, pancetta and chesnuts and topped with some parmesan and buffalo mozzarella. Oh and the pasta dough alone has a bit of beetroot in for some extra flavour and color. Talk about all the amazing autumn ingredients combined with a touch of summer. The ravioli alone are a whole another topic…

Tomato Soup

Tomatoes, mozarella, olive oil, prosciutto… Just a few of the reasons why Italy is pretty amazing;) And while during summer, there hardly passes a day without these ingredients, in the colder months, great juicy tomatoes are pretty hard to come by. And this delicious tomato soup is just one of the ways to get a…

Oven-Roasted Veggies

When I was little I never had imagined I will ever eat vegetables voluntarily let alone crave them. But this one right here is one of my favorite meals these days, especially when I’m making a lunch or dinner only for myself. It is healthy, super easy, there is so many options of which veggies…

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

If anyone has ever said you can’t make muscles in the kitchen they definitely hadn’t tried making this pesto. 😉 It will make your arms hurt quite a bit (well or maybe I just need to do some more push-ups) but it’ll be so worth it – sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, nuts, olive oil… I mean…

Ratatouille

Probably not as good as the one in the cartoon, but definitely worth giving a try. It is definitely one of the best (healthy) things I’ve got acquainted with while living in Belgium (sorry all the other dishes, but the waffles definitely win) and I’m so glad I had, as it’s super delicious and helps…

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Summer is here and there is really not many things more appropriate for a light, fresh summer day lunch as these amazing, fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. You just need a few simple ingredients, some cutting, a bit of rolling practice, and some nice dipping sauces and you’re good to go. And no worries if at…

Avocado and Feta Cheese on Sourdough

I love avocado and all the ways you can use it, but be it guacamole, baked or in a salad, nothing can top this easy spread. A friend visiting from australia showed me this amazing combination and it has been a little obsession for almost a year now. What’s perfect is it can be a…

Sweet Potato “Fries”

Sweet potatoes are naturally packed with more nutrients and fiber than regular ones, which makes them healthier by default. But they don’t even fall much behind in the taste department the regular French fries if you prepare them correctly. With this recipe they’ll be crunchy, tasty and not to mention without any unhealthy oils. Served…

Best Salad Ever

So easy to make, this salad is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour. I prefer to have it for lunch by itself, as it is packed with flavor and nutrients with some toasted bread (&butter of course) on the side, but it goes really great with red meat dishes, risottos or some rich…