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…

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…

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…

Asparagus & Ricotta Crostini

I love asparagus. They are delicious and so good for you. I learned to eat asparagus at a very late stage. Somehow it was not usual to have them at home when I was a kid. But ‘oh boy’, once I tasted them for the first time at an italian restaurant in Miami together with…

Beets & Burrata Crostini

  When I asked my friend what he did not like to eat, he said “Beets”. Beets are a misunderstood vegetable. As a kid I always got them boiled with little salt and pepper. Served this way they had an earthy taste that was not worthy of their majestic color and soft texture. They seemed…

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Crostini

Nothing gets me more excited than tomatoes in the summer. Sweet, juicy and so versatile, it is my to-go option when I am clueless about what to make for dinner. Whether you use them in tarts, salads or sandwiches or as a side dish to any grilled meat or fish, they never disappoint. One delicious…

Leeks & Blue Cheese Crostini

It was 2008 when I moved to Switzerland from Peru. Life was overwhelmingly beautiful. The language, the people, the flavors, the experiences, all seemed so different to me. However above everything, there were many new foods to try.  I still remember the first time I tasted Roquefort at a restaurant near home. As I took…

Peruvian Triple Crostini

We have all fallen in love at least once…with a sandwich. For me it was love at first bite with the Peruvian triple. Triple (*treep-lay* in case you want to order it in Peru with a Spanish accent) is a layered sandwich consisting of soft boiled eggs, citrusy avocado, ripe tomatoes and mayonnaise. Even when…

Mint & Pea Crostini

As a child, I remember my mother using frozen peas as an add-on to stews, rice, tarts – basically anything that needed a touch of color. If you had them it was great, if not: no problem! As a college student, learning to cook with ingredients that were tasty, affordable, convenient and nutritious was a…