Nuts | Pasta

Penne with brown butter, arugula, tomatoes and pine nuts

This is a terrific recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis and is full of great textures and flavors. Although it’s a pasta dish, it’s really like a room temp pasta salad that’s light, tangy, easy to make and makes a great lunch for friends. Dressing: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp good Dijon mustard […]

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Appetizers | Gluten Free | Vegetable sides | Vegetable-related

Stuffed roasted peppers with caramelized rutabaga (swede), capers and goat cheese

Well, this knocked our socks off! Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book, “Plenty More” stuffed full of more spectacular vegetarian recipes is a winner. What a combination of flavors this recipe has, with the caramelized rutabaga, capers, parmesan cheese and goat cheese. These are just as good at room temp (or as leftovers the next day) as […]

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Gluten Free | Poultry

Roast chicken with dates, olives and capers

Thanks again to the incredible Yotam Ottolenghi for another Middle Eastern winner. The combination of sweet dates, briny green olives and tart capers, complements this dish so beautifully. It is best to prepare this dish 2 days before you need to serve it and leave it in the fridge to marinate so all the wonderful […]

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Gluten Free | Poultry

Light and easy chicken piccata

We absolutely love this recipe, it’s equally good with thinly sliced pork fillet, chicken, turkey or fish and is so light, quick and tangy. * I made this again the other day and omitted the butter, adding a little more olive oil instead and we didn’t miss it! Serves 4 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, […]

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