Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil, Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

True Colours… This is a heart warming soup indeed… especially in this chilly weather. Spicy Red Lentil Soup Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon coriander powder 1 large onion, chopped and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds 1 turnip 1 teaspoon fresh…

Caramelized Squash, with Nuts and Raisins Topped with Goat Cheese

Caramelized-squash-pine-nuts-and-golden-raisins-topped-with-warm-goat-cheese

I think about colours and how well they play together, the contrast and the mood… This is a winter starter. Serve while it is still hot along with crusty slices of fresh, toasted bread. Caramelized Squash, with Nuts and Raisins Topped with Goat Cheese Ingredients 2 cups butternut squash, cut into ½ cm cubes 2 to 4 thyme…

Leek Flan With Leftover Turkey & Chèvre Cheese

Leek Flan With Leftover Turkey & Chèvre Cheese

Boxing Day! This easy leek flan, an old Delia Smith recipe, is a delicious combination with left over turkey from Christmas lunch. Goat’s cheese, the subtle leeks, and the turkey, chicken or ham, or even better a mix of all three, creates a nice and sturdy base…But the best part is in the pastry. Using Gruyere…

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Apples & Bacon

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with apples & bacon

In Season! Walking around open markets in a fresh, cool winter breeze, and catching a good glimpse of what is in season. Following nature is something that I always abide by, in my eating habits… These are a few of my favourite things… This recipe is easy and quick. All you need is sprouts, apples and…

Baby Carrots with Truffle Vinaigrette

Baby carrots with truffle vinaigrette

Love your Roots Carrots: the crunchy and colourful root whose name derives from the Greek word “karoton”. You see, “kar” comes from the word “keras”, and it was used to describe anything that had a horn-like shape! The combination of baby carrots with truffle oil and Pecorino cheese is a delicious appetizer or side dish that I…