Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Summertime means salads. Light and fresh meals or side dishes that are quick to make and even quicker to eat (because they’re so delicious). One of my favourites is this Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts.

T is for Tagliata with Rocket Lettuce and Balsamic Vinegar

In principle, tagliata is just a sliced steak. But I think by now we have come to realize that in Italy it’s never just that. It’s never just a fish, or just a pie, no, it’s a simple dish, but with immensely intense flavours that knock you off your feet everytime you take a bite. Same goes for this wonderful…

O is for Olive Oil

My absolute, number one, favourite ingredient is for the letter O: Olive Oil. I prefer any type of oil over butter, but the Queen of oils is the one for me. With so many different olive variations, producing techniques and regions, there is an endless supply of this golden liquid. It all started an immense…

C is for Caprese

From the coast of Ipanema to the Island of Capri… And that’s where we’ll end our journey. The Island of Capri, located in the Mediterranean Sea on the western shore of the boot of Italy, is the birthplace of one of Italy’s most loved dishes. Well, actually Napels is, but the salad wasn’t named after…

Quinoa Salad Bowl with Chickpeas and Pomegranate Seeds

It was just another one of those weeks when I was home alone, my parents being on a holiday to Dubai and Oman (as you do, not jealous at all). Unlike other times when I had to make dinner and eat it all by myself – I elaborated on this in my Tuna Salad post-…

Tuna Salad for One

Whenever my parents are having dinner somewhere else, I start to panic. Because what do I eat when they’re gone and I’m home alone. Most of the times this results in me eating a sandwich or crackers. For someone with her own food blog, this might seem a bit strange. But too be honest, the…

Saint Nicholas’ Eve

Yesterday my family and I celebrated Sinterklaas. A day later than the actual holiday, which I’ve told you a little about in the last Sweet Sunday post along with a recipe for the traditional cookies we eat around this time: kruidnoten. On Pakjesavond, or Saint Nicholas’ Eve, our family has the tradition (like most other…

Bulgursalad with Fresh Vegetables

Back in Holland! I had a lovely time in Greece, and am currently working on a post to tell you all about it. So stay tuned! Honestly, I am absolutely addicted to salads. They are so easy, filling, and you can basically put everything in it that you have left in the kitchen. I am…

Panzanella

As promised in my last recipe post, here I’ll provide you with the ingredients and instructions to prepare the gorgeous, flavourful salad called Panzanella. This salad is an Italian staple dish, originally created by the poor inhabitants of Tuscany, who had to use all available ingredients to its utmost. The main ingredient, as the name…