Side Dishes

You decided to have some beef or lamb or any other kind of meat, prepared in the oven or grill or with a delicious sauce. Sounds like a great start for a healthy meal. But what should you have with it? In hopes that you will not go for white bread, fries or wheat pasta, I am presenting you with some healthy alternatives.


Arugula, Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Dried Figs Salad

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Nothing beats a big bowl of fresh salad in the summer. But I believe salads should be enjoyed all year round. As a main dish or as a side, this arugula, prosciutto, mozzarella and dried figs salad is a perfect choice for any time of the year. The amazing colors and the combination of sweet and salty flavors will convince even the biggest “salad doubters” out there.

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Braided Spelt Bread


There’s nothing like the taste and smell of freshly baked homemade bread. And there is something special and really pretty about its braided version. This bread is really easy to make and tastes and smells delicious. Give it a try!

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Chanterelles and Bacon

IMG_7060One thing that I find so great about Autumn are the warm and homely meals that fill our homes with amazing smells and our stomachs with undescribable warmth.  This here is one of those meals.

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Grilled Lamb with Spicy Curried Pears

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Lamb and pears together? And spicy and curried pears for that matter? It might sound a little strange but this combination is amazing. Have it with some green or lamb’s lettuce and you are in for a treat.

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Oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries

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When you decide to eat healthy, one of the hardest things is to say no to all the delicious “junk” food you had before. One of the being french fries. But these sweet potato oven-baked “fries” are so delicious you will forget about the traditional french fries. I find them to be even tastier than the traditional french fries.

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Quiche Lorraine


This French classic is a really delicious dish and is great because you can serve it either hot as a main dish for up to 5 or 6 people or as one of the many snacks for a dinner party because it tastes just as amazing cold.

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Rice and Spelt Flour Cottage Cheese Gnocchi

IMG_6166We all know the traditional gnocchi recipes that include potatoes and flour. But I just had to find a recipe that didn’t include neither potatoes neither wheat flour.

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Rice Rolls with Almond Tamari Chilli Dip


Have you had enough of these grey rainy days? Brighten them up with these colorful (gluten free and vegan) rice rolls and THE BEST almond butter tamari chilli dip. They are so easy to make and are a perfect light snack for any taste.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

IMG_1071This is the quickest and most simple dip recipe I’ve ever made but at the same time so flavorful and delicious. It will take you about 5 minutes to prepare this lovely side dish if you follow this recipe but will leave your guests asking you for more and wanting to get the recipe.

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Zelnik {Spelt Phyllo Pastry from the Balkans}

IMG_9472Zelnik is a traditional pastry from the Balkans composed of thin layers of phyllo pastry filled with different ingredients, usually combinations of white cheese, eggs, sorrel, browned meat and leeks, sometimes also brined cabbage and spinach. Here is how you can make it yourself.

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