Cold Cucumber Soup

On a hot summer’s day, the mere thought of this smooth, pale-green soup will a cooling wave rippling through you. What’s more, you won’t work up a sweat in the kitchen as this is ready in a matter of minutes – with minimal cooking! Although this dish looks light, generous amounts of protein (from yogurt, […]

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Very Berry Summer Pudding (Rote Grütze)

I grew up eating this luscious summer dessert and love it to this day. It’s not only delicious, but also super-quick-and-easy to make, beautiful to look at and highly nutritious. In German — my mother tongue — this dish is called rote Grütze (literally translated as “red grits”) as it was traditionally prepared with grain […]

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Cheat’s Bouillabaisse

There are as many Mediterranean fish soup recipes as there are fish in the sea, but the most famous is probably bouillabaisse, a Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. When I lived in the south-west of France, I decided to teach myself how to make the classic bouillabaisse comme a Marseille. […]

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Gazpacho with garlicky shrimp

Gazpacho, a raw summer vegetable soup that hails from the south of Spain, is one of the simplest and most delicious summer dishes in my repertoire. When I lived with my family in the south of France, we would buy cartons of ready-made gazpacho at our local country supermarket and my children loved it so […]

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Store-Cupboard Special: Tuna, Bean & Red Pepper Salad

This delicious Mediterranean salad can be rustled up in less than 20 minutes using mostly canned or jarred pantry ingredients. The most time-consuming part is boiling the eggs, so if you want to speed it up further, buy ready-cooked, peeled eggs. And if you already have a jar of olive oil dressing, just add a […]

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