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…

Fish Cakes with Mushy Peas

After living in London for 8 years, I thought it would be nice to cook something British: Fish Cakes with Mushy Peas. This one is easy to do (note you need a mini chopper), quick to prepare and really cheap! What you need: A knife and a chopping board A mini chopper (I have this one)…

Pork Filet Mignon with White Bean Mash

Another recipe from France this weekend, perfect for a Saturday night dinner! I tried many filet mignon recipes with more or less success as most of the time the meat turned out too dry, so make sure you buy good quality meat and not overcook it. The seasoning will do the rest! The white bean…

Pear, Roquefort & Walnut Savoury Cake

I love making savoury cakes in summer as it’s perfect with a side salad at home or at picnics. It’s equally good warm or cold and you can keep it in the fridge for a few days. I hope you’ll enjoy this French recipe as much as I do!   What you need: A knife and…

Mushroom & Asparagus Omelette

A classic, with a healthy twist. And it only takes around 10 minutes to prepare! This is a perfect meal if you want to avoid carbs. What you need: A knife and a chopping board A pan with a lid A small bowl to mix the eggs A whisk (if you don’t have one, use a…