Grilled Octopus Arugula Salad

Good octopus is hard to find. Hence why I choose to procure mine from Spain nowadays. I bought mine precooked and vacuum-packed, saving me a lot of hassle (and time). They come ready to slice into a cold seafood salad, to warm by slipping the package into a pan of boiling water or to sear briefly in…

Simple Caprese Salad

Did you know the Caprese salad was originally made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green?  Insalata caprese (literally, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish for cooks in a hurry. In fact, slicing the delicate mozzarella is the hardest part. I love the simplicity and refreshing taste of this simple salad….

Sunny Side Up Breakfast Brioche

A breakfast brioche packed full of antioxidants. The juxtaposition of bright colours works wonders to brighten and set your mood for the day.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Wholewheat Spaghetti with Blistered Tomatoes

What to do with basil leaves? Well, I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is “MAKE PESTO!”. Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano,…