3 cheese risotto with crispy leeks

Difficulty: 2/5

Risotto is my favourite comfort food. If you’ve never cooked risotto before, then this is the perfect recipe to start with. I used Mozzarella, Gruyère and Parmesan cheese; which really are my favourite cooking cheeses. If you like blue cheese or other strong cheeses, I recommend that you crumble them on top instead of adding them into the risotto as it can be a bit overwhelming. On top of this risotto I put crispy leeks, which are not only really easy to make, but they are also really tasty. I like to put it on my salads and fish also. Continue reading 3 cheese risotto with crispy leeks

Roasted vegetables, smoked salmon, poached egg and crunchy quinoa

Difficulty 2/5

To tell you the truth, the only reason why I mark this as a 2/5 difficulty is because of the poached egg, that can be tricky at first. Other than that, it’s super easy and an ideal recipe for you to experiment on and vary as many things as you like, so you use whatever you have in the fridge. The veggies go into the oven with olive oil that we first infuse with rosemary, saffron and garlic, then it’s just a matter of cooking them in the oven. Just buy a pretty smoked salmon and practice that poached egg so you can use it for many other things. And if you’re too scared of poaching the egg, you can cook a hard-boiled egg or have it cooked midway. Finally, I’m going to teach you how to toast quinoa! What? Toast quinoa? Yes! It’s AMAZING and once you have it you’ll add it to everything: salads, yogurts, fruits, etc. Also, if you’re like me, you’ll loooove that triangles tea towel in the picture, so I’ll leave the link from where I bought it: Colas Home. This girl is super talented and has lots of other home accessories and they’re all pretty. Continue reading Roasted vegetables, smoked salmon, poached egg and crunchy quinoa

Leek, spinach and potato soup

Difficulty 1/5

Days are getting colder here in London and that means soup season is ON! I love soups in a cold weather, it’s like a hug from the inside. And this one is particularly tasty: mild onion taste from the leek, amazing refreshing taste from the spinach, and it’s all rounded up by the texture brought by the potatoes 🙂 Continue reading Leek, spinach and potato soup

Whole wheat leek quiche with confit cherry tomatoes

Difficulty 2/5

Who could say no to a piece of quiche? No one! Chances are even slimmer if it has Parmesan and Gruyere cheese. The combination with the confit cherry tomatoes, who turn really sweet, goes amazing. On the other hand, leek quiche is probably one of my favourites, and if you don’t particularly like it, you can use this recipe as a base for any vegetable you like ;). The dough has whole wheat in it and honestly the flavour does change, it makes it much richer than just with common flour. I think it’s completely worth trying and it’s an amazing option for any day: summer, winter, rainy or sunny :). You might also be interested in my artichoke hearts quiche. Continue reading Whole wheat leek quiche with confit cherry tomatoes