Apricot smoothie with almond milk and lemon balm

This smoothie is all about the marvelous flavor of ripe apricots. The roasted almonds and almond milk add a nutty flavor to the drink, without making it rich… and the lemon balm infuses it with its delicate herbal essence.

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Lemon soufflé pancakes with strawberries

When you feel like having a luxurious breakfast at home, give these soufflé pancakes a try. They’re deliciously lemony and as fluffy as can be, thanks to the beaten egg whites that are gently folded in. Served with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, the warm cakes make for a very special breakfast indeed!

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Root vegetable hash browns with fresh turmeric sauce and fried eggs

Sometimes synchronicity is a magical thing… and it’s because of such magic that I discovered fresh turmeric.

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Root vegetable hash browns with scallions

Potatoes might be the most popular vegetable to make hash browns, but other root veggies lend themselves marvelously to this beloved comfort food. Here baby potatoes are mixed with sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips – giving these hash browns heaps of texture, color and flavor.

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Waffles with chestnut flour and blackberry-orange syrup

In Europe, chestnuts have been cultivated for millennia, but in the last couple of centuries they simply went out of fashion – at some point, they were labeled “food for the poor.” Fortunately for us, in the last few years there’s been a resurgence in the popularity of chestnuts. And if you’ve bought fresh chestnuts lately, you know they’re no longer so inexpensive – in fact, quite the opposite!

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