Kale and Parsley Pesto

Kale is one of my top favorites, not only because it is a superfood, but also because it is very versatile, and easy to cook. It is excellent in salads, soups, as side dish for mains, dried in the oven as chips, and so on. This is my favorite kale pesto recipe, enhanced with parsley.

Winter Root Vegetable Salad

This is the third day of our “salad week” challenge, and I came up with a nice winter salad, made with grated roots: 1 knob celery, 2 carrots, 1 parsnip and 1 root parsley. The dressing is made with CretaVita olive oil (you can replace with any high quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil); […]

Kale Salad with Apples and Avocado

One cup fresh Kale contains 133% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A you need, and 134% of the recommended amount of Vitamin C. This wonder vegetable, a superfood in its own right, is also a great source of Calcium (10%), Vitamin B-6 (10%), Potassium 9% and Magnesium 7%. It only contains 33 calories […]

#Veganuary Salad Week: Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage, or purple cabbage, as it is also known, is a wonderful vegetable, full of vitamin C, and rich in vitamin A (ten times more than green cabbage). In Garden Super Hero Tales (Volume 1), Young Red Cabbage is one of the 10 delicious vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. “I am red, and […]

Romanian Ciorbă de Fasole (Bean Soup)

In Romania, where I come from, “Ciorbă de Fasole” is considered among the “foods of the poor,” but also, among the top traditional dishes, offered to foreigners, even in high-end restaurants, when they visit our country. Don’t worry, if it is a good restaurant, you will get something authentic. Nevertheless, the best “ciorbas” I’ve ever […]

Beetroot, Chickpeas and Walnut Hummus

Soon, a new volume of the Garden Super Hero Tales will be released, where Stainy Beetroot becomes one of the main 10 characters. Among the recipes there, you will also find a better version of my beetroot, chickpeas and walnut hummus. This is a very easy recipe: you will need two beetroots (boiled); some tinned chickpeas […]