Pho Ga – Vietnamese chicken soup

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 40 min cooking time. This is by far one of the best soups I’ve tried, so I totally understand why Vietnamese people eat it all day long. The depth of the chicken broth is just amazing! You might think that creating typical Asian flavors at home is an impossible task,…

Chicken piccata with lemon-garlic sauce and couscous

2 servings; 5 min preparation; 25 min cooking time. This is a lemony and fresh way to serve chicken.¬†Piccata refers to the way the meat is prepared and it literally means “larded” and it probably comes from the amount of butter used. This sauce is indeed very rich, but the lemon flavor gives it a…

Lasagna Bolognese

6-8 servings; 10 (30) min preparation; 60 min cooking time. They say that you don’t make, but you build lasagna and I couldn’t agree more. Making lasagna from scratch is not that easy and cost time. Of course it’s totally worth it, because the end result is amazing. So don’t hesitate and give it a…

Risotto con funghi

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 30 min cooking time. This is by far one of my favorite Italian dishes. I just love the taste and smell of the mushrooms and the creaminess of the rice with Parmesan cheese. All flavors make perfect sense put together. You have so many choices in choosing the right mushrooms…

Chicken with mole poblano sauce

2 servings; 15 min preparation; 40 min cooking time. Mole is one of the most common sauces in Mexico. It has a 500 years history and more than 300 versions depending on the region. Mole actually refers to a group of chili sauces that contain nuts, fruit and chili. As most of the food in…

Prosciutto wrapped chicken pesto

2 servings; 15 min preparation; 25 min cooking time. If you are a fan of Italian cuisine and like chicken as I do, I highly recommend you to try this recipe. The taste of the chicken is divine! There is some magic in the combination between chicken, prosciutto and pesto. It’s fresh, salty and so…

Colorful meatloaf

4 servings (8 slices); 25 min preparation; 1 h cooking time. This dish reminds me of the meatloaf my grandmother often prepared when she had guests. The smell in my kitchen today brought me years back to her kitchen where I watched her making this delicious meal. Indeed, it takes time to put it together,…

Salmon with lemon and goat cheese and herbs potato mash

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 20 min cooking time. If you follow my posts, you have probably noticed that I cook fish very often. In fact, I try to include fish on my menu at least twice a week. I love all kinds of fish and all ways to prepare it. All kind of fish…

Tom kha kai

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 30 min cooking time. Tom kha kai or tom kha gai is a coconut soup, typical for Thailand and Laos. It literally means “chicken galangal boil”. This soup is relatively easy to make and uses few ingredients, but it’s really great. Just one spoon of it and you will find…

Portobello mushrooms with spinach-cheese filling

2 servings; 10 min preparation; 30-35 min cooking time. Meat-lovers think that vegetarian dishes are supposed to be boring or tasteless. Well, I can proof them wrong by making a very special delicious entry using Portobello mushrooms. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this meal. It’s rich, full of flavor and important…

Salmon tartare tower

2 servings; 25 min preparation. I was thinking of a very elegant and light dish, suitable for a dinner party. The dish that came in my mind was tartare. Indeed a good dish to serve your friends, but imagine that one of your guests does not eat meat. In that case you can choose for…

South-Indian curry with chickpeas and mango

4-5 servings; 20 min preparation; 25 min cooking time. Today I wanted something warm and comforting with a little pinch of spice, so I decided to make curry. And because I rarely stick to the common way, I made it with my own spin. So here we go with my version of South Indian curry,…