Light Meals

A light meal is mostly a smaller size dish and is not considered the main meal of the day. It can consists out of a salad, an easy pasta, a soup with bread or some other meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Most of the times, a light meal is eaten during lunch time.

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Mediterranean spelt salad with cucumbers & tomatoes

Mediterranean spelt salad with cucumbers & tomatoes

This Mediterranean spelt salad is a vibrant and wholesome dish filled with fresh summer ingredients which are then tossed with a simple olive oil & lemon dressing. The chewy texture and nutty, earthy flavor of the spelt grains combine wonderfully with the...

Roasted beets, celery root and lentil salad

Roasted beets, celery root and lentil salad

This beets, celery root and lentil salad combines roasted root vegetables with cooked green lentils to create a hearty, delicious and wholesome dish. It's a vibrant and colorful salad which is easy to make with minimal effort. This simple and nutritious salad boasts a...

13 Delicious Easter brunch recipe ideas

13 Delicious Easter brunch recipe ideas

Easter is traditionally a time for celebrating and getting together with family and friends over a festive meal. It is also a time when people get together mostly in the morning, either after church, for going on an easter egg hunt, or just being together on this...

Lebanese Tabbouleh salad (Tabouli recipe)

Lebanese Tabbouleh salad (Tabouli recipe)

Tabbouleh (or tabouli) is a traditional Lebanese herb salad made with very finely chopped fresh parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint and bulgur wheat tossed with a zesty lemon and olive oil dressing. This vibrant green tabbouleh salad recipe offers a refreshing blend of...

Celeriac soup with pecans

Celeriac soup with pecans

This celeriac soup recipe is a silky, smooth and creamy winter warmer topped with pecans for some extra crunch. Highlighting the subtle, earthy and nutty undertones, celeriac soup, which is also known as celery root soup is a budget-friendly, dairy-free and...

Yellow pepper coconut curry soup

Yellow pepper coconut curry soup

This vibrant and aromatic yellow pepper soup is infused with garlic, ginger, curry and coconut milk. With a bold Asian flavour, the inspiration for this heart-warming and comforting soup comes from the more traditional creamy yellow pepper soup. This yellow pepper...

Strawberry tomato burrata salad

Strawberry tomato burrata salad

This strawberry tomato burrata salad recipe is a twist on the classic Italian Caprese salad. Loaded with juicy strawberries, sweet tomatoes and creamy burrata which are then topped off with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and a delicious balsamic...

Smoked salmon with pineapple salsa

Smoked salmon with pineapple salsa

This smoked salmon with pineapple salsa dish is a fusion of flavours, where sweet and tart meet salty and smokey. The pineapple salsa provides a burst of tropical flavours which works great in combination with the smoked salmon. This exotic pineapple salmon recipe is...

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Simple yet delicious is the best way to describe this strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze. It only takes 10 minutes and a handful of fresh ingredients to put this elegant appetizer on the table. The combination of sweet and juicy strawberries, velvety cream...

Cauliflower and chestnut soup

Cauliflower and chestnut soup

This cauliflower and chestnut soup is such a deliciously rich and creamy bowl of comfort food, and this without adding any cream. It is packed with the nutty, earthy and sweet flavours of roasted chestnuts which is then combined with cauliflower, garlic, onion and...

Smoked salmon tartare

Smoked salmon tartare

This smoked salmon tartare recipe is an elegant, light and pleasant seafood dish. Delicate yet delicious, it is perfect to serve as a scrumptious appetizer or vibrant starter during a formal or festive meal. It's very quick and easy to prepare by combining smoked...

Strawberry stuffed French toast

Strawberry stuffed French toast

This strawberry stuffed French toast recipe is a perfect dish for a special occasion breakfast or a family brunch. Slices of bread are dipped in a cinnamon infused egg mixture, cooked golden brown in butter and afterwards layered with creamy mascarpone and sugar sweet...

Persimmon Caprese salad

Persimmon Caprese salad

This persimmon Caprese salad is a vibrant and delicious fall salad recipe. Slices of sweet persimmon are added to a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, giving this traditional Italian insalate Caprese a distinctive autumn twist. What are persimmons? These beautifully...

Carrot and red lentil soup

Carrot and red lentil soup

This carrot and red lentil soup recipe is a heartwarming and healthy bowl of comfort food. It is an easy to prepare soup cooked with fragrant warm spices and tasty aromatics. This nutritious red lentil recipe is high in fibre, rich in vitamins, low in calories and...

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Mango chicken wraps are great for an easy lunch or as a quick dinner and will become your new family favourite. These wraps are loaded with grilled chicken strips, sweet mango, crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes. Served with fresh cilantro and a dollop of homemade...

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro is one of those famously uncomplicated Mediterranean dishes. A simple and humble appetizer with pure flavors that just breathes vacation, beach and sunshine. This grilled calamari recipe is first marinated in Mediterranean...

Butternut squash soup with orange and mint

Butternut squash soup with orange and mint

This butternut squash soup with orange and mint is a rich, warm and comforting dish, perfect for those cold winter days. Served with rustic crusty bread, this healthy butternut squash soup is quick and easy to make and by far one of my favourite fall and winter soup...

Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

You'll just love this grilled persimmon salad recipe with tomatoes, mixed greens and feta cheese tossed in a rich and creamy tahini mustard dressing. It's a vibrant, healthy autumn or fall salad recipe which is perfect to use up all those deliciously sweet persimmons....

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