When tomatoes are in season, even though we eat a lot of them, we don’t get tired of them. This very simple creamy salad is one of our favorites. Fresh and tangy and comes together in no time. Perfect on its own or with grilled meat or chicken.
The heart of my cooking for some time now is tomatoes – we had many of them in our garden. I am in a constant search for easy recipes resulting in tasty dishes.
The traditional Greek salad is probably one of the most popular salads. I sometimes make it with a little twist by adding cooked chickpeas and leaving out the olives (because my husband doesn’t like olives but loves chickpeas).
When I want to find a good recipe for a certain ingredient, I will often consult Alice Waters’ great cookbook “The Art of Simple Food.” This time, it was our ripe tomatoes for which her fresh tomato salsa gave me an inspiration.
This simple salad is versatile, and you could put it together in the last minute. You can change some of the ingredients, depending on what’s available at home. You don’t really need a recipe here.
We have so many tomatoes this year! Hungarian heart heirloom and yellow cherry tomatoes from our garden, mozzarella cheese and basil from the farmers’ market. This simple salad is not even a recipe, just an arrangement. Perfect for a summer dinner.
These waffles are a variation on the popular American breakfast food. The recipe comes from the cookbook A modern way to eat by Anna Jones. I got very excited about this recipe because instead of the usual all-purpose flour the main ingredient here is ground oats; I rushed to try it.
When there is an urge to eat chips as an easy snack, let’s forget about the tempting potato- or corn chips, and try a healthier version: crispy kale chips. They are unbelievably easy to make at home and they taste great.
For a quick and easy bake, I consulted my trusted Making Fresh Bread cookbook. The main stars in this recipe are apples and dried apricots. You can bake this delicious bread at any time of the year. Give it a try!
This granola is very simple and versatile. Use honey instead of maple syrup, use different combinations of dried fruits and nuts, and if you want a little more sweetness, add some chocolate chips.
Ready in 20-25 minutes. This risotto is not creamy, not made from rice, not full of cheese, but “it’s got the warming, hearty, nurturing feeling that I love in a risotto,” says Anna Jones in the introduction of this recipe in her great cookbook A Modern Way to Cook.
Eating well is something I aim for. It might not happen all the time, but I make sure it starts with eating a good and satisfying breakfast. For me, breakfast is a priority, the most important meal of the day. It provides my body and brain with fuel, and it defines my day and sets the intentions for it.