These smashed potatoes and roasted garlic chimichurri are great as a side dish, as part of a grazing table or on their own as a snack. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. The secret to golden, crunchy potatoes is to cook them twice and smash them in between. I used Spud Lite lower carb…Continue reading Recipe: Smashed potatoes with roasted garlic chimichurri
If you feel like trying different sides this Christmas, give these a go. They make an appearance every single year at my family table on Christmas Eve dinner but I don’t think they are very popular on this side of the world (particularly our take on Russian-style salad!). This year I dry-brined a small turkey…Continue reading Recipe: Christmas sides
This is such an easy and middle-class recipe that I’m almost ashamed of posting it. But it brings warm memories of my childhood and of food from home. Eat with roast chicken, burger patties, fried eggs… whatever you fancy! Puré de espinaca Yield: 4-5 servings Ingredients 0.5 kg potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 0.5 cup chicken…Continue reading Recipe: Puré de espinaca (spinach mash)
Traditional tangy Peruvian salsa to serve with… anything! Salsa criolla Yield: 6 – 8 servings Ingredients 1 red onion 4 limes 2 small hot chilies (optional) salt coriander leaves Directions Finely slice the onion. Optional but recommended: soak onion in cold water for a few hours, then drain in a strainer. Add lime juice, salt…Continue reading Recipe: Salsa criolla
This is my go-to side dish to serve with curries and Peruvian dishes. Cauliflower “rice” Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 garlic cloves, minced (optional) salt Directions Chop the cauliflower florets coarsely, reserve the stalks for another recipe. Pulse the florets in your food processor until finely chopped but…Continue reading Recipe: Cauliflower "rice"
Here’s an easy side dish that goes well with anything you would normally pair potato mash with. And here’s a mini-tutorial on how to deal with garlic in a quick and easy way. Refer to the numbers in the photo below. Separate cloves from the bulb. Chop the rough end (bottom end in photo). Split…Continue reading Recipe: Swede garlic mash
I love sweet potatotes. My favourite way of eating them is to cube them and roast them in the oven for a few hours until they dry out and become crunchy. I heard once that crunchy food = fun food and soft food = comfort food. I could not agree more. I’ve tried making sweet…Continue reading Recipe: Sweet potato fries