Crunchy Millet Baskets

These little crunchy millet baskets can actually be filled with anything but here I chose a simple zucchini cheese filling topped with a crispy parmesan wafer. These wafers by the way can be made in seconds with just one easy ingredient: grated Parmesan! The baskets themselves can be made ahead of time and ready to be filled when you need them. Continue reading

Quinoa Zucchini Croquettes

These spicy little Quinoa (pronounced keenwa) patties can be a nutritious and tasty alternative to meat as the quinoa is rich in protein and valuable minerals. The addition of zucchini and carrots rounds out this croquette perfectly. A crunchy fresh salad and maybe a slice of fresh sourdough or rye bread turns these into a complete meal. Continue reading

Ricotta Pear Bundles

This Ricotta Pear Bundle is an interesting and refreshing way to serve a cheese and pear filled crepe – which by the way is a great combination of flavors. You only have to fill the crepe and gather the edges, then tie it off like a bundle – hence where it gets its name! The delicate pear sauce surrounding it compliments it perfectly. Continue reading

Summer Chickpea Soup

I have to admit this Summer Chickpea Soup has a lot of ingredients and involves a bit of chopping and adding but the procedure is extremely simple and in the end it’s well worth it! It’s so refreshing with the pears in it and it can be a complete light meal in the summer months. Also if you don’t know what to do with the chickpeas after using the aqua faba, this soup is perfect and guaranteed to become a favorite. Continue reading

Salsola Soda Quiche

This Salsola soda quiche contains an interesting grasslike vegetable more commonly known as “agretti” in Italy. It has a very pleasant tangy flavor and makes an unusual quiche. This vegetable has a very short season – you can usually find it only from April to May. So it’s a good idea to take advantage of this period to utilise its super detox properties. In fact it contains considerable amounts of vitamins A, C and especially the B group – not to mention also lots of minerals. Continue reading

Asparagus Joy

This layered asparagus dish I called “Asparagus Joy” was inspired again by one of Pietro Leemann’s vegetarian dishes. The easy to make crisp bread disks are layered with tender crisp asparagus spears accented with various aromatic herbs and a fragrant zucchini mint pesto to top it all. Truly an expression of Spring in all its bounty! Continue reading

Vegan Stuffed Savoy Cabbage with Roasted Apples

I got inspiration for this delicious dish from celebrated vegan chef Pietro Leemann’s recipe “Tonalita’ del Giallo”. Here “vegan” is taken to new heights of sophistication. The flavors and colors meld into one great dish. The spicy couscous enclosed in a tender cabbage leaf is
surrounded by a delicate curry sauce and roasted golden apple slices. And best of all it requires practically no baking but barely a few minutes of cooking with very simple ingredients. Continue reading