Brussels Sprouts Risotto by Ottolenghi

To our pleasant surprise, our son announced a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to cook dinner for all of us.

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Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Wilted Watercress

On the never-ending search for easy and delicious weekday dinners for the whole family, we stumbled on this gem.

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Spaghetti with a Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Squash is pretty versatile. Oven roasting, a mash, a hearty soup or as part of a risotto? Been there, done that. Using squash as a basis for a pasta sauce? A definite must try!!

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Quinoa Porridge with Grilled Tomatoes and Herb Oil

Final recipe from our week trying out Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook!

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Sweet Potato Gratin

This recipe from the Plenty More cookbook is based on a dish from Danielle Postma, a South African chef who worked with Ottolenghi in the UK.

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Grilled Pasta with Feta

This dish from the Plenty More cookbook is a variation on “Baked Ziti“, the classic Italian-American oven dish.

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Burger Week: #2: Pancetta Cheeseburger with Monkey Gland Sauce

Carrying on with Burger Week at Arcisfoodblog: 7 posts on some of the more remarkable burgers I “encountered” in the past couple of months; either homemade or in restaurants.

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Mozzarella Beef Florentine by Mary Berry

A delicious oven bake consisting of with a cheesy egg/spinach layer in between two layers of beef mince tomato sauce. Think lasagna, minus the pasta!

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Edamame and Soba Noodle Salad

Believe it or not, but the inspiration for this dish actually comes from a vegetarian cookbook from IKEA that we got over 15 years ago.
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Spanakoriso by George Calombaris + Spanakoriso Arancini

I also got George Calombaris’ new cookbook Greek for my birthday. 😀

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Pale Ale Mac ‘n Cheese

Craft beer and Mac ‘n Cheese in one dish ? It must be the ultimate hipster food! 😱

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Spicy Chorizo and Pinto Bean Chili

I had a package of fresh chorizo sausages in the fridge. Using them for a delicious bowl of chili seemed a pretty good idea to me!

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