Grilled Chicory Kale Salad

WARM CHICORY AND KALE SALAD | Grilling tempers out the bitterness of chicory Who would have thought about grilling vegetables as a side? Well, I was first inspired by this technique while having the pleasure to dine at Gjelina a few years back (a must visit cafe in Los Angeles well known for their assortment…

Grilled leeks with hazelnut brown butter

  LEEKS IN BEURRE NOISETTE | Who would have thought leeks could taste so incredible? I don’t eat leeks often but having returned from Singapore recently earlier this year, I was inspired by the critically acclaimed restaurant Burnt Ends (nb: book early) to recreate their signature leek dish with browned butter and hazelnuts. First, let’s delve into…

Grilled Asparagus with Torn Bocconcini and Persimmon

CHARRED ASPARAGUS | A rich juxtaposition of vibrant colours to brighten up your dinner parties What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of asparagus? Well, for me, it is ‘versatility’. That’s right, asparagus is amazing versatile: steam, simmer, roast, batter, grill, pan-fry, or wok-fry – these are all the ways…

Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

BABY CARROT LOVE | Sweeten those baby orange gems with a dash of maple syrup For a simple and fast side dish designed to delight your guests, look no further than the baby carrot. Dress the carrots with maple syrup and a hint of brown sugar to accentuate the natural sweetness of these orange gems further….

Persimmon Caprese Salad

Tired of the usual heirloom tomato mozzarella salad (aka Insalata Caprese)? Why not spice things up a little and substitute the tomato with the juicy ripeness of persimmon.

Maple Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

MAPLE BRUSSELS | If pan-frying your brussels sprouts with pancetta is not enough, try adding a hint of maple syrup for that extra ‘kick’. Brussels Sprouts – these miniature cabbages – provide a chock full of nutrients. Provided you don’t overdo it, they are delicious when roasted, stir-fried, or steamed. It is very important not to…

Baked Eggplant with Tahini Buttermilk Dressing

For lovers of eggplant and tahini, I implore you to try this recipe. Make the dish pop with colour by garnishing with freshly diced mint. This side dish pairs extremely well with grilled lamb chops.

Cumin and Coriander Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Crushed Almonds

Did you know that cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6? What’s more, it’s also a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it contains a good dosage of vitamin B2, protein, vitamin B1, niacin, and magnesium. So if you want…

Tahini-Miso Dressed Kale Fig Salad

For a hearty lunch, you can’t go wrong by opting for a delicious kale salad. Kale pairs perfectly well with a fresh home-made creamy tahini dressing. Add some chunks of avocado to give it more smoothness and toasted walnuts with maple syrup to give the salad the extra crunch and dimension. Throw in some figs…

Crispy Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

Broccoli will never have to taste so bland again!!! Why not switch up the way you cook broccoli and make fritters instead? Incorporating all the goodness of broccoli with some naughty indulgence of parmesan, I present to you thy crispy broccoli fritter. Serve these crispy fritters with some greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon…

Prosciutto Wrapped Baby Asparagus Rolls

A fancy and delicious appetizer of tender-crisp asparagus wrapped in salty prosciutto that comes together in only ten minutes and requires only two ingredients.

What’s Up Brussel Sprout?

I know not everyone fancies brussel sprouts but don’t think you can go wrong with them when delicately flavoured with bacon bits. This dish makes a perfect side that will complement a pasta or meat dish well. INGREDIENTS: 1 pack of brussel sprouts Bacon bits (about a handful) Olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste….