Easy dishes

Vegetarian Kale soup, with sweet potato and carrot
Appetizers, Easy dishes, Easy starters, Easy to prepare, France, Main Dish, Potatoes, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian & vegan dishes, Winter recipes

Vegetarian kale soup

After Christmas and its huge meals, we generally appreciate a few weeks of light, healthy and easy to prepare food to sweep away the previous excesses, which makes soup a very successful option. My favourite winter soups are the pumpkin curry soup with sweet potato and the sautéed vegetables soup but I always like to […]

Baked Hasselback potatoes with raclette cheese
Christmas meal, Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, France, Gratins, Main Dish, Potatoes, Side dishes, Single dish, Vegetables, Vegetarian & vegan dishes, Winter recipes

Raclette Hasselback potatoes

What are Hasselback potatoes? The name sounds complicated but it is just the name of the hotel where those baked potatoes were invented. It is a simple recipe for an elegant and original side dish that allows infinite modification. Those stuffed potatoes could easily become a classic of your kitchen! To prepare the potatoes, cut them […]

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew
Easy dishes, Potatoes, Spain, Stews, Winter recipes

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew

My most recent summer holidays was in Asturias, a region of North Western Spain famous for its beautiful landscape and great food, and on several occasions we enjoyed one of the traditional dishes over there, the Asturian poté. This Asturian stew is made with typical regional ingredients such as the the collard greens, a cabbage called “Berza”a […]

Caprese tart with tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella
Appetizers, Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, Fast Food, France, Italy, Savoury pies, Summer recipes, Vegetarian & vegan dishes

Caprese tart with pesto and mozzarella

This very simple caprese tart is perfect for a successful, quick and easy-to-make meal. It takes only five minutes to prepare if you use a pesto sauce from a pot, and the tart is very good like that. If you have 10 more minutes, it worth making a home-made pesto sauce: the flavours of basil, […]

Baked chicken thighs with chorizo and orange
Chicken, Christmas meal, Courgettes, Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, Grilled, Single dish, Spain, Summer recipes, Vegetables

Baked chicken legs with chorizo and orange

Now that the hot weather is almost back, grilled recipes are ideal for a lunch or a dinner: they are tasty, fast and easy-to-cook, and becomes a classic meal for the summer, that you can vary with ad infinitum. I am starting the “Grilled” section today with a recipe originating from the south of Spain: […]

Valérie's spaghetti Carbonara
Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, Italy, Pasta, Sauces, Side dishes, Single dish

Valérie’s spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara… maybe the most widely appreciated dish in the world… The original recipe is made from few ingredients, but they must be chosen with attention and good quality. Many variations of the spaghetti Carbonara exist, for example with cream, ham, etc. but they it can never be as good as the original one. “Italian […]

Winter vegetable stew with pesto
Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, France, Side dishes, Single dish, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian & vegan dishes, Winter recipes

Winter vegetable stew with pesto

The winter vegetable stew with pesto is a great way of getting all the vegetables you need in winter. When cooked slowly, the vegetables are delicious (almost caramelised). Its also very simple to prepare and any beginner can try this and easily succeed. You can change the pesto sauce for a pistou sauce, originates from […]

Oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables
Appetizers, Courgettes, Easy dishes, Easy to prepare, France, Grilled, Pasta, Side dishes, Summer recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian & vegan dishes

Oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables

A nice and easy way to cook a side dish with vegetables with a grilled meat or a Spanish omelette. This vegetable recipe is also perfect if you want a quick dinner, it requires just a few minutes to cut and season the vegetables, then you cook them very slowly in the oven for 45 […]