side dishes


Whenever we go to Spain, there’s tortilla. Served hot or cold. On its own, with bread or with salad. As tapas to accompany wine or beer, or as lunch, or dinner. Tortilla is good for every occasion. Here’s a lighter … Read more…


Since I discovered avocados a few years ago, I could just eat them every day, although usually that’s more like every week or a couple of times a week. And whenever I do eat them I remember about the health … Read more…


Last part of my three crisps series – plantain crisps. (You can see the other two recipes here: sweet potato crisps and carrot and parsnip crisps). They go really well with some freshly prepared guacamole. Once again the inspiration comes … Read more…


I love chickpeas! And I love it in a variety of forms. From simple salad, through yummy falafels to hummus dip. So this time let’s look at hummus! I always hesitate before buying ready-made hummus and study the label carefully … Read more…


Here’s another version of oven-baked vegetable crisps: Carrot and parsnip crisps in sweet paprika seasoning. Two great winter vegetables, both with a sweet and aromatic touch, nicely complimented by some spices. Remember: they taste best straight from the oven and … Read more…


January, for many of us, is a month of resolutions and at least some of those often focus around healthy living, diets and detoxing. I usually oppose those resolutions around the Big Dates such as New Year (let’s be honest, … Read more…


– Have we got some snacks? – Like what? – Like crisps or something. – Weren’t we supposed to be on a healthy diet? – Ummm, yeah, but… – Ummm, okay, I’ll get you some crisps, but you’ll need to … Read more…


I admit this is the first time I actually tried using filo pastry. Having searched through some more and less useful tutorials online, turns out it’s not difficult at all. Let’s give it a go then. An evening with a … Read more…


Good thing about the autumn? The colours. Flowers, leaves, vegetables. Invite the colours on your plate. Cheer up and enjoy! Ingredients Serves 4 1 butternut squash 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 green pepper 1 aubergine 2 courgettes 2 … Read more…


Food is never just about one sense. Not for me. It probably doesn’t even start with the taste, that comes much later. It actually starts with an idea in my mind, quite often based on some memorable moments, or an … Read more…