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5 August, 2018

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
Posted in : Main Dish, Salad, Sides, Use of leftovers, Vegan on by : Maya
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Ratatouille is the star dish in a kids movie about a very talented rat, who becomes a chef. In the movie, a famous food critique remembers his mom’s ratatouille and appreciates the classic French dish prepared from whatever veggies were found in the kitchen that day. This is exactly what it is – whatever summer veggies
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4 August, 2018

Summer tomato sauce

Summer tomato sauce
Posted in : Appetisers, Main Dish, Sauce, Sides, Soup, Vegan on by : Maya

It’s a sauce to make if you have an overflow of tomatoes, especially overripe and maybe not pretty enough for a tomato carpaccio… The list of ingredients is very short, it’s simple and it tastes like summer. If you like it very much you can have it as a  soup as well.

25 September, 2015

Fried padron peppers

Fried padron peppers
Posted in : Appetisers, Sides on by : Maya
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Papadrons are small green peppers that we found during our Spanish holidays (I know I mention them a lot, but it was such a wonderful time!), it’s an equivalent of Russian roulette – one in a handful is very spicy, while the rest is very mild. And you really can’t tell until you put them
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13 July, 2015

Kale chips (by Joanna)

Kale chips (by Joanna)
Posted in : Amuse-bouche, Sides on by : Maya
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Joanna invited me for a girls’ evening. She is my most dedicated reader (she claims it’s her son mainly, but I think she likes it herself just as much), and so she prepared a really fancy dinner. An aubergine tart (did I not mention recently that I just love aubergines?), a bottle of chilled Franciacorta,
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6 July, 2015

Cauliflower salad

Cauliflower salad
Posted in : Salad, Sides on by : Maya
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I know, cauliflower doesn’t have the best PR. Most people remember this overcooked gross thing served with white bechamel-like sauce and it is not a nice memory. Well, forget it all and let’s start over. In this recipe the cauliflower is raw, crunchy and very refreshing. It has nothing to do with what you have
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