Quinoa Power Bowl

Lunch time and you want to prepare something healthy quickly? The Quinoa Power Bowl is probably what you’re after: ready in 20min, it’s very filling which means… no snack till dinner time! What you need: A knife and a chopping board A pot for the quinoa (no colander needed!) A small pot to boil the egg…

One-Pot Healthy Pasta

I spent last weekend on my own and was after easy and quick recipes I could make in 20 minutes max. On Friday night, I cooked the Asparagus & Mushrooms Omelette (ready in 10 minutes!) and the day after, as I had some asparagus and mushrooms left over in my fridge, I decided to cook them with…

Easy Homemade French Chicken Burgers

Easy to make and delicious, you’ll love these burgers with a French touch! Healthier than usual recipes, the combination of melting Brie cheese  with the crispy salad + paned chicken make them really nice. Ready in less than 30 minutes…. GO! What you need: A knife and a chopping board 2 deep dishes or bowls to pan the chicken A pan…

Pan-Seared Salmon, Potato & Cucumber Salad

Perfect on a warm day,this dish is healthy and filling at the same time. It reminded me of a similar dish when I visited Germany. I tried different sauces: cottage cheese & mayo as on the picture below, or natural yoghurt and both are nice (although the yoghurt feels lighter). What you need: A knife and…

Apple, Camembert Cheese & Bacon Tartines

I’ve spent last week in France, so I thought it would be nice to share a French recipe today… and eh… who doesn’t like melted cheese?? These tartines only take half an hour to prepare and can be served either as a starter if you keep it to 1 tartine per person or as a main. The…

Creamy Pasta with Mushrooms, Radicchio & Walnuts

I was looking for an healthy alternative to the carbonara recipe and I found it with the Creamy Pasta with Mushrooms, Radicchio & Walnuts! The pink-red leaves of the radicchio make the dish look beautiful and its taste and texture are a perfect addition to walnuts and pasta. What else? It’s ready in less 30 minutes! What you…

Marinated Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki

The marinated lamb is full of flavor. Combined with the cooling tzatziki and all the vegetables it won’t disappoint you during the summer months. I hope you’ll enjoy these healthy Greek-style skewers as much as I did! What you need: A knife and a chopping board A big bowl for the lamb marinade Cling film to…

Let’s celebrate 10,000 Facebook likes with our 10 most popular recipes!

The Beginner’s Cookbook Facebook page just reached 10 000 likes, so many cooking apprentices and passionates, thank you!! Let me take this opportunity to share the 10 recipes that got the most views so far: 1. Balsamic Chicken with Honey Sauce and Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms My most popular recipe by far! Very easy to do,…

Salmon Orange Glaze with Garlic Asparagus & Rice

A sweet and sour colorful dish! Lots of goodness and it tastes as good as it looks; perfect for summer. What you need: A knife and a chopping board A pan for the salmon A pan for the asparagus A pot and a colander for the rice Ingredients for 2 persons: For the Salmon: 2 salmon…

6 Easy Salad Recipes Perfect for this Summer!

Here is a selection of my favorite salad recipes; each of them have something special and of course they are easy to prepare. Check them out, there is a recipe for every taste!  1. Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Avocado Salad Salad doesn’t have to be boring! This one has the perfect combination: crunchy cucumber, creamy avocado, fresh lime…

Broccoli Carrot Apple Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

I love this salad! It’s ready in no time and the sweet flavours, the different textures and the sour sauce make the salad very tasty and original! It is not as sweet as you would expect, but enough to don’t crave dessert afterward. What you need: A knife and a chopping board A gratter for the carrots A…

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic Breadcrumbs

I’ve been trying to cook some tasty spaghetti without a ready made sauce for a while and finally managed to find the perfect (and easy) recipe! The roasted tomatoes are just amazingly good, not mentioning the garlic breadcrumbs which add a nice twist to it. What you need: A knife and a chopping board A pot…