Orecchiette with Mushrooms, Sweetcorn and Bacon

An easy weekday supper based on the Orecchiette with Corn, Bacon & Parmesan recipe I found over at thebrookcook.

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Tian Provençal (Aubergine, Courgette and Tomato Casserole)

Whatever you call this one, a Tian Provençal, ratatouille or a confit byaldi, they are all very nice varieties of delicious Mediterranean casseroles!

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Herb Crusted Grilled Tuna Steak with Tabouleh and Baby Potatoes

As mentioned before, this is my go-to preparation for tuna steaks. It never disappoints!

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Oven-roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup

For (birthday) parties I always prepare loads of food. Friends and family will wholeheartedly agree that there is a 0% chance of leaving our house hungry. Continue reading “Oven-roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup”

Melanzane Alla Parmigiana (revisited)

Last week was about revisiting some of our favorite recipes.

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Chicken Parmesan with Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

A classic American-Italian dish.

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Lemon and Aubergine Risotto by Yotam Ottolenghi

Aubergine 2 ways: crispy fried cubes on top and smoky grilled flesh in a zesty lemon risotto…
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Zucchini alla Parmigiana

This one is based on a recipe from Jennifer Olvera over at seriouseats.com. We sure love our “melanzane alla parmigiana”, so substituting the eggplant for courgettes was an attractive summertime alternative.  Continue reading “Zucchini alla Parmigiana”

Spaghetti Marinara with Oven-baked Meatballs

I came across the recipe for these “Marvellous Meatballs” over at Sweet and Savory Bite a couple of months ago.  Continue reading “Spaghetti Marinara with Oven-baked Meatballs”

Testaroli (Tuscan Pancake Pasta) With Pesto

For the cookout’s main course for the kids and the vegetarian option, we wanted to do a simple pasta dish.

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Grilled Encrusted Tuna Steak with Sautéed Spinach and Samphire

This coriander and basil encrusted tuna steak is based on a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 2002 cookbook “The Naked Chef”  Continue reading “Grilled Encrusted Tuna Steak with Sautéed Spinach and Samphire”

Melanzane Alla Parmigiana

Melanzane Alla Parmigiana is definitely in my top 3 of Italian dishes: perfect comfort food. However, it’s a deceivingly simple recipe that is hard to nail.

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