a) 30 mins or less

Ch’tiramisu

Ch'tiramisu

Ch’tiramisu is Northern France’s answer to Italy’s Tiramisu. What a strange name, I thought. Where is it from? A quick search on the net yielded very few English results and the rest were all in French. There is a famous French movie, called Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, which means “welcome to the sticks”. “Ch’ti” means […]

Courgette and Avocado Pear Soup

Courgette and Avocado Pear Soup

This soup is definitely different from the rest. A rich, silky, green taste rolls over your tongue and slips into your stomach, satisfying it instantly. The star ingredient is the avocado. This fantastic idea comes from Mexico where avocados come aplenty and are used from starters to desserts, even drinks! Also, usually soups containing avocado […]

Salmon & Avocado Pear Tortilla Wraps

Salmon & Avocado Pear Tortilla Wraps

Exciting news! Actually I prefer not to make any promises but soon I’ll start working on a new design for Greedy Gourmet which I think is going to look a lot spiffier and sexier than ever. One of the new features I’m looking at is for you to be able to save/print a recipe. If […]

Chicken with Almonds & Grapes

Chicken with Almonds & Grapes

Have you ever noticed how grapes never get used in cooking? Of course, they are best eaten on their own as a snack but they mostly feature in jellies, juice and desserts like fruit salad. This severely underused fruit can also be used to spruce up any salad or sandwich and will make a savoury […]

Brie & Grape Tortilla Wraps

Brie & Grape Tortilla Wraps

English doesn’t seem to be the only language which contains words with multiple meanings. Take “tortilla” in Spanish for example. Tortilla can mean the unleavened flatbreads made out of corn or wheat which originated in Mexico, or a Spanish omelette. “Torta” means cake or tart and “illa” is the dimunitive, i.e. it means little cake. […]

Cajun Turkey & Mango Tortilla Wraps

Cajun Turkey & Mango Tortilla Wraps

Lately I’ve been very lazy in the kitchen. For months on end I have been planning the week’s meals with militant precision and quite simply grew tired of it. All spontaneity has flown out of the window and I got seriously bored and not that excited about mealtimes. That’s it, I said, things are going […]

Crab & Melon Salad

Crab & Melon Salad

For a change I can’t complain about the British weather. It’s been ultra warm this past week and we’ve been enjoying the sunshine every day in the park and garden. I felt it was time for a change and decided to get all my hair, which almost reached my waist, chopped off today.

Asian BBQ Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Asian BBQ Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Doesn’t it confuse you when something that tastes delicious is actually healthy too? Take this wrap for example. If my stomach had the capacity I would have eight of these in one sitting, Homer Simpson-style. Instead I have to settle for two a day, for breakfast and lunch.

Broccoli, Red Pepper and Asparagus with Hoisin Sauce and Couscous

Broccoli, Red Pepper and Asparagus with Hoisin Sauce and Couscous

Every foodie has got his/her own favourite celebrity chef but not once have I heard the name Nadine Abensur come out of anyone’s lips and I think it is high time to give her some credit. Paging through newly released cookbooks these days I feel as if most of these so-called chefs trod through the […]