Category Archives: Vegetarian

Curried White Bean Dip

Dips, dips, oh beloved dips! I could live off of dips and veggies for dipping. And I don’t think it would necessarily be bad for my health. Home-made dips can be full of flavor and still very healthy! The only fat in this one is olive oil, and olive oil is a good fat (when used raw). I could also live off of cakes but that’s a different story ;) This is one of my party dips. I think dips … Continue reading

Finger food Birthday Party

We had a biiig party last week! As usual with finger food for our guests. The husband turned xxx while we were on vacation. Such an important birthday that I could not let it pass unnoticed. So as soon as we came back, we invited everybody over and had one of our food food food and good company parties ;) Personally I think it turned out great! I hope the guests feel the same way… We had quite a bit … Continue reading


BeyondPasta is closed this week, finally I am on vacaaation! But since I am a good girl, I wrote this post for you in advance, I didn’t want you to have to go a whole week without a new recipe! I look forward to tell you all about Dakos: feta cheese, olives and tomatoes over a crispy bread soaked in olive oil and the juice from the tomatoes and olives. I am sure this clue is enough for you to … Continue reading

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

And I found myself browsing through a 900 pages recipe book and not a single one has what it takes! That happens, sometimes. And it happend the other day. These kind of situations tend to end either really badly, or stunningly! The first situation is when I cook something I really didn’t feel like eating, and after dinner I need something sweet to compensate the disappointment. The second case usually means I make a new recipe, probably a combination of … Continue reading

Tramezzini, the famous italian sandwich

Tramezzini are very common in Italy. They are a triangular sandwich made of chewy white bread and stuffed with all sorts of things. They are originally from northern Italy, some say they are from Venice but it is very hard to know the truth when something is so popular. I adore tramezzini!! Both the good ones that you can find in the best cafes, and the not so good ones that you can find pre-packed at the grocery store. I … Continue reading

Cucumber with aromatic cheese

Summer is just around the corner and at the market I start to see summery fruit and vegetables :) This morning I stumbled upon really long and good looking German cucumbers and I though they were going to be just great for a little appetizer to bring to a cocktail party our friends threw to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. So here is the easy recipe for these flavorful cucumber slices. A perfect finger food party dish. … Continue reading

Bean Burrito

I am moving toward a more vegetarian diet, reducing my intake of meat. Not that my intake of meat is high but I think the least the better. I still want my diet to be balanced so I decided to try to make a burrito filled with beans given their high protein content. Beans are also rich in fiber and soluble fiber, the latter can help to lower cholesterol, perfect, right? Yes, yes, beans may have a side effect, but you won’t … Continue reading

Mozzarella Provolone and Tomato Savory Pie

Mmm so good! Mmm so summery, when the tomatoes are ripe this is just the best savory pie. Light and filling and so tasty. A crunchy crust that holds together wonderfully, good cheese and the freshness of the tomatoes, plus a perfect blend of spices. While Max complains every time I make it, he sees veggies and has an automatic reaction of disappointment, this pie disappears from his plate sooner than it disappears from mine :D The recipe for the … Continue reading