Roasted Carrot & Goat Cheese Crostini

I was a vegetarian for 7 years. Not one single day I compromised flavor and richness in what I ate. This time as a veggie inspired me to create dishes that would not make me miss meat in any way. One of my favorite dishes to make was a warm salad of roasted carrots topped…

Grilled Avocado & Bacon Crostini

I will grill anything that comes my way. I enjoy the smoky flavour that a hot grill brings out in vegetables, meats and fruits. As much as I love eating fresh avocado, grilling it takes it to another level. It becomes richer, more buttery and the flavours enhance. I decided to combine it with a…

Hoisin Pork Loin & Red Currant Sauce

I love this pork loin recipe. The pork marinade makes the pork extremely flavourful and juicy. I love to combine sweet and sour in dishes and the red currants make for an elegant addition to the pork. I added a garlic mayo to the crostino to balance out the flavors. It gives it a nice…

Peruvian Empanada Crostini

Every country has their own empanada recipe, but this is the one I grew up with. Empanadas are meat-filled short cut pastries that are usually shared at parties or family gatherings. Spicy, meaty and full of flavours it is my favourite to go snack when visiting family in Lima. I like my empanadas with raisins, black…

Spicy Shrimp & Avocado Crostini

You can never go wrong with spicy grilled shrimp. I love the flavors in these recipe. The creaminess of the avocado combined with the spicy shrimp and fried garlic is a killer combo. Next time you heat up the grill, make sure you make a batch of these for sharing with your guests. Wine Tip:…

Trout & Herbed Cheese Crostini

I am a big fan of trout. It is one of the lake fishes you can find in Switzerland, which means you get to enjoy fresh fish every now and then. Smoked trout has become as popular as smoked salmon and it is relatively easy to find. Compared to salmon it is meaty and has…

Zucchini & Ricotta Crostini

The simple things in life, are sometimes the best. Now that summer is here all I feel like doing is grilling. Grilled vegetables are one of my favourite things to eat. This crostino is not only super easy to make, but it is also refreshing and healthy. Paired with fresh lemony ricotta is the perfect…

Cauliflower & Bean Mash Crostini

If you’ve never had roasted cauliflower, you are in for a revelation. There is something about the process of roasting cauliflower that transforms this usually overlooked vegetable into a sweet, crispy and delicious treat. I decided to pair the caramelized cauliflower with a bean mash. This is my mom’s recipe for delicious beans that you…

Egg Salad & Bacon Crostini

Comfort food is important. It brings back memories and makes us feel home, safe, satisfied. Brunch is one of those moments when I feel like a kid again. It is a late breakfast that begins when everyone is awake. Is slow, rich and has no agenda. All that matters is to enjoy some time together….

Braised Fennel & Salami Crostini

Braising is one of my favorite ways of cooking. It might sound like a fancy culinary term but it is not complicated to do. It is a cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats: typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished covered at a lower temperature while sitting…

Pimiento & Sausage Crostini

There is no greater feeling than gathering around the table with the people you love enjoying good food and conversation. The first time I travelled to Spain and had my first tapas feast experience I knew this was going to be a moment I wanted to replicate at home. Among so many choices, pimientos del…

Avocado & Sprouts Crostini

Staying healthy can be challenging. One way I have to make sure I always eat healthy meals is by combining them with rich spices and strong flavors. One of my favorite power foods has to be sprouts. I love to use onion sprouts for this recipe as they go well with the avocado and the…