‘Caponata’ with Silken Tofu by Yotam Ottolenghi

His recipe column in The Guardian recently had some experimental fusion dishes under the moniker “Yotam Ottolenghi’s fusion feast”, so what did I do: I combined elements of two of these dishes… Continue reading “‘Caponata’ with Silken Tofu by Yotam Ottolenghi”

Roasted Vegetable stacks with Goat’s Cheese Pesto

The goat’s cheese pesto alone is worth trying out this veggie recipe… Continue reading “Roasted Vegetable stacks with Goat’s Cheese Pesto”

Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Potatoes

Pasta with Pesto Genovese is an Italian dish that we all had a million times; delicious, but always some plain pasta and pesto. Nevertheless, I was quite surprised learning that in native Liguria, the dish is typically served with green beans and… potatoes!?!

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Courgette Carpaccio Salad

Koen and I had a mini-cookout a couple of weeks ago. ‘Quick and light’ was the motto and we kicked-off with this Courgette Carpaccio starter that is bursting with flavor!

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Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Crostinis

Another great sandwich from Jeanine Donofrio’s The Love & Lemon Cookbook.

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Orzo with Tomato, Red Bell Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil

Moments after the kids started digging in, they paused and – almost in unison – said: “wow, this is good.” I spontaneously got a 9.5 out of 10 and the constructive feedback that “a 10 out of 10 was well within reach if I added more cheese”. Smartasses… Continue reading “Orzo with Tomato, Red Bell Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil”

Pesto alla Genovese (2 ways)

Once in a while, I will make a batch of pesto myself and when properly stored under a layer of oil (still need to explore the ice-cube mold in freezer method), it lasts us about 4-6 weeks. At most.

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Easy Pesto Lasagna with Spinach, Peas and Pine nuts

Last Sunday was one of those days that you think that you picked a quick and easy recipe for dinner but still end up in the kitchen most of the day…

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Pasta with Broccoli, Red Chili Pepper and Pine Nuts

I am always looking for quick week-day pasta dishes that are not so heavy on the sauce.

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