Homemade Creamy Pesto

Pesto a la Genovese is a such a  famous sauce, mainly for its simplicity, is one I did not come to appreciate until well in my 20’s. I made an attempt to make Pesto Tagliatelle as a student late in my teens with the store bought kind and I frankly thought it to be horrible

Courgette fries with Chili aioli

Recently, I happened to have courgettes in the fridge for other purposes but the cravings for fries were too much and decided to do something about it.  I went for an alternative to normal potato fries, a bit healthier, less fat and more importantly improved flavour to compensate for the lack of it not being

Tangy Three Beans Salad

Start the week fresh with this super flavourful, fiber pack, three  beans salad, I guarantee you will not regret it. It is super simple to make, usually makes enough to have left overs and easy perfect as a main dish after an indulging weekend. Pair it with some Pita bread chips or make a simple

Fresh Mango Salsa

After living in several countries, I have become a patchwork of traditions and customs from all over, specially so in my cooking. I love making Spanish tapas, bolinhos de bacalhou or having Norwegian taco Fridays. In the Norwegian version of tacos you would add a myriad of condiments and ingredients, but after having tacos every

Roasted tomato soup

This roasted tomato soup is perfect if you like me, feel that soup is the perfect week day meal once the leaves start turning and it is clear that autumn is around the corner. The cosy feeling of warming up to a tasty soup with some warm focaccia, is for me, the essence of the

Fried yuca

Yuca! My favourite of all side dishes, it’s like a potato only a lot more starchy, meaning that when you get a good Yuca, you my fried have hit the jackpot! or how we say in Colombia “La yuca está como un pan!” or It’s like bread (Colombian bread BTW), almost creamy inside and crunchy

Fresh and tangy tzatziki 

I love this Tzatziki recipe, it’s fresh and tangy and super tasty! Perfect companion to pita bread, lamb, koftas or gyros. I had never really consciously tried tzatziki before I moved to Norway, let alone make it myself, but it’s so easy to make, that it really is worth putting in 5 minutes to serve

Mediterranean inspired barley salad

This Mediterranean inspired salad is so versatile, it goes great with quinoa, couscous or barley but consistently delivering a soul warming feeling. Yesterday it was time to have some delicious barley, I like using different grains and cereals so we don’t get bored and stuck in the same flavours and textures.  Also, my 13 month

Colombian Patacones

Colombian patacones are simply the best thing since french fries! Perfect side to almost every dish and a great replacement for french fries, if you ask me! Also and very important they are great served as starters with hot salsa, guacamole of as a snack topped  with mozzarella cheese and pulled pork, or shredded chicken. The

Colombian coconut rice

Colombian coconut rice or Arroz con Coco, is one of the biggest staples of Colombian cuisine; originally from the Colombian Caribbean coast and more specifically Cartagena, it has spread to the whole country. This is my perspective, then again I lived for about 12 years in that region, so I would say my view is

Grilled corn on the cob with cheese and mayo

Grilled corn on the cob with cheese and mayonaise is, in my opinion, the absolute best way to eat corn. The flavours get amplied to the nth degree. You really should give this a try! Ok, so back home we have corn grilling stands in every other corner. You can actually see the stand from

Quick and Easy Coleslaw 

So, I adore coleslaw!  Funny thing though I used to hate it with all of my might, until one day when, my husband planned a surprise dinner date at home. I sat gladly to the table and saw coleslaw, steak and potatoes. Wait, coleslaw? Oh, crap!  I decided: well I’ll give it a go, at