April 19, 2016

vegetables and roasted chicken dinner - all i want!

All i want is vegetables and roasted chicken for dinner. The simple things in life bring such comfort.

roasted veg: carrots, leeks and potatoes

grilled chicken with salt flake crispy skin, serve with rice and curry sauce

April 16, 2016

green asparagus and cauliflower salad

I love getting inspired by food magazines and although i never a follow a recipe to the T, i always get a kick out of it trying.

In this months Libelle Lekker i loved their article on white asparagus and so i tried the carpaccio of grilled asparagus and cauliflower. It's very fresh and perfect for lunch.
Here is my version of their recipe:

need for 1: 4 green asparagus, cauliflower, lemon juice, olive oil

1. clean and slice lengthwise the asparagus cook in a heated grill pan till lightly charred.

2. slice thinly the cauliflower and grill on the pan on both sides.

3. in a jam jar add olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper - shake and your dressing is ready.

April 14, 2016

vegetable pie with broccoli and pine nuts

I love quiche but the pie crust can make it very rich so i was thrilled to see the vegetable pie article in this months Elle a Table. Of course i changed the recipe to what i like, they used goat cheese and that is not my cup of tea so i swapped it for mozzarella. 

It's a great alternative for quiche and served with a little young spinach leave salad it screams spring is here!
I love using fresh herbs and grown a good selection in my garden but i loved the way the sales boy wrapped my herbs up as a bouquet. 

need: 1 broccoli, 1 bustle of chives, 3 eggs, 70gr Maizena, 1 mozzarella du buffalo, 20gr pine nuts, nutmeg

1. steam the cut broccoli for 15 minutes. Chop the chives and cut the mozzarella in small junks.

2.  in a bowl beat the eggs with the mozzarella, nutmeg, maizena and chives. Crush the steamed broccoli and add mix. In a pan toast the pine nuts.

3. season the mixture with salt and pepper and add to a cake thin lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven at 180C degrees for 25 minutes. Serve lukewarm or cold with a little salad of young spinach leaves.

April 12, 2016

fruit for breakfast

It is easy and simple but it is just delightful and rewarding to have fresh fruit for breakfast. and extra vitamins are welcome ...

I cut up a pear, kiwi, added some grapes and passion fruit, my fave.

Have a good day, dearests!

April 9, 2016

Good Morning Green!

The sun is out this Saturday morning and i have tons of green goodies at home to cook with. Find out this week what i cooked with these beauties.

Have a great weekend!