Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

As the weather warms up I start to transition from hot soups to cold ones…gazpacho is always a favourite, so when I saw this recipe on Love and Lemons, I had to try it! My soup turned out a bit chunkier than hers, but the red curry paste and lemongrass give it a...
Cilantro Pistachio Shrimp Pesto

Cilantro Pistachio Shrimp Pesto

Who doesn’t love pesto? I’m a big fan, but I love this new pesto recipe that I discovered at Ambitious Kitchen (https://bit.ly/2F56fNL) because the cilantro-lime twist is such a perfect combination with the shrimp. This was so good, I made it twice in one...
Green Soup with Zucchini, Peas and Basil

Green Soup with Zucchini, Peas and Basil

I love the colour of this soup! Another wonderful recipe from my SIMPLE book by Ottolenghi. The feta cheese has just the right salty tang to mix with the vegetable flavours. I have to say this cookbook is turning out to be a real gem 🙂 Sorry this post is very brief,...
Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Soup! In the winter I have such a craving for thick, warm, nourishing soups. This new recipe from my SIMPLE cookbook by Ottolenghi has quickly become a household staple. Easy to make, rich in flavour, I’ve made it a few times for guests and everybody love it. I...
Hazelnut, Peach, and Raspberry Cake

Hazelnut, Peach, and Raspberry Cake

For my birthday I received a wonderful new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi called SIMPLE. There are so many recipes I want to try in here! But this first one that I have made is a gorgeous cake with some of my favourite flavours. I am not sure why my cake looks different...
Mango-Blueberry Almond Cake

Mango-Blueberry Almond Cake

Do you ever plan to make a new recipe and then discover that your kids have eaten the key ingredients? This happens to me a lot lately, my hungry teenagers raid the pantry and suddenly I am left to improvise a whole new dish. So when I discovered that the peaches,...
Cranberry-Strawberry Crumble Pie

Cranberry-Strawberry Crumble Pie

One of my kids loves pie, the other one loves crumble, and they both love cranberries and strawberries. So this recipe seems to have it all…it uses a pie crust base and a crumble topping! Though since I can only find dried cranberries in Spain, I brought some...
Delightful Dahlias!

Delightful Dahlias!

My husband has always been much more of a gardener than I am. But lately I have been excited about growing flowers, especially dahlias! Since I grew up in tropical Hawaii, dahlias are not a flower from my childhood. But I find the colors and geometries of dahlias...
Extra-rich & Flavorful Ramen

Extra-rich & Flavorful Ramen

When I was a kid growing up in Hawaii, ramen was my favourite lunch, though in Hawaii ramen is called “saimin”. Admittedly, a packet of supermarket ramen doesn’t have much nutritional value or taste especially good with powdered broth, but ramen is...
Honey Roasted Apples

Honey Roasted Apples

Now that my eldest son is at University, it feels as though cooking family meals has been radically simplified. First of all, my younger son announced to me that he wanted to reduce his consumption of meat. Since I had been fighting the losing side of this argument...