Dominican Tostones – fried plantain chips recipe

Let me introduce you to a ”vegetable banana” called plantain and often referred to as platano (Spanish).   It’s a root vegetable popular in the majority of Caribbean and latin American countries. I discovered it thanks to my Dominican friends living in Europe who can’t imagine not having a bunch of green plantains in their kitchen. Despite being […]

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Roasted chickpea: a twist to your salad

When it gets really hot, I tend to stay away from long-cooking-time dishes. A quick, light summer salad is just all I need. Especially on days when my grandma gifts me with freshly harvested lettuce from her countryside garden (it reminds me of childhood times when ready-to-eat lettuce bags didn’t exist…). Apart from being healthy, […]

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Tomato cream soup recipe

Did you know that many Europeans used to consider tomatoes as poisonous? They would plant them in gardens only for decoration purposes. I personally can’t imagine keeping tomatoes only as a part of decor – how can one ever resist this tempting RED colour? Summer is definitely the best season for tomato dishes – be […]

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Rigatoni with sun-dried tomato pesto

It’s always a good idea to keep a small JAR of delicious PESTO in your cellar. Especially if the weather is far from ideal, the closest supermarket is miles away and the only thing you have in your cupboard is a box of pasta… I call it a “dark hour”. That’s exactly when something prepared […]

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