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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Pumpkin muffins with orange zest and rosemary

Come sugar pumpkin season, these muffins are one of the first things I’ll cook. Fresh pumpkin not only fills the house with a heavenly scent; it also makes a deliciously light and flavorful purée that can be used in all kinds of dishes, including these delicious muffins.

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