Marinated Mushroom Salad with Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Cheese

 

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I don’t know why I call this dish a salad. It’s more like a vegetarian main. The mushrooms are marinated in a zesty dressing sweetened with maple syrup and then mixed with sweet roasted pumpkin, fresh, vibrant rocket leaves, a ton of crunchy nuts and my favourite, bulgur wheat. I absolutely love it in salads as it has the quality to absorb all the flavours and the goodness of this dish. It is a bit more time consuming than your average salad, but you could prepare the mushrooms, pumpkin and bulgur the day before and keep it in the fridge. Serve it as a light lunch or a vegetarian main. It’s a real crowd pleaser. Continue reading

Roasted Salmon with Lemons, Butter and Dill

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This is by far my favourite way to roast salmon. The intense flavour of caramelized lemons with the delicious aroma of dill in a smooth sauce of butter and wine is my idea of a simple yet exquisite meal. Before you go crazy when you read the title, as butter is like a “buzzer” for “absolutely not”, let me just point out that for four portions, 60 grams is not that much of a sacrifice, compared to the divinity of the taste. Continue reading

Almond Tahini Biscuits

tahini cookies.jpgThese delicious cookies are something between the Greek «halva», Cypriot tahini pies and butter biscuits. They are crunchy, intensely flavoured with tahini and a lovely almond crunch. I particularly like the hint of cinnamon and sea salt in every bite. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Best part, they can be mixed entirely in a food processor in no time. These sweet temptations improve in taste and texture the next day. They can be kept in a biscuit tin or airtight container for weeks. If they last that long. Continue reading