Summer

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

After the lockdown and two laptops breakdown, I am finally back into blogging with this delicious and healthy quinoa, avocado and cannellini beans salad. Dramatic purple tomatoes, Italian cannellini beans ( you can use ordinary white beans ) red onions, Greek basil, avocado, cold pressed […]

My favourite Vitamin C rich juice

My favourite Vitamin C rich juice

This juice is delicious and refreshing for the this warm weather. It is rich in vitamin C, so important now with the virus pandemic. Vitamin C is a master anti-oxidant, and it is a essential nutrients that the body needs every day. it is a […]

Summer smoked mackerel salad

Summer smoked mackerel salad

This beautiful smoked mackerel salad is delicious, nutritious and ready in 5 min! It is perfect for a Summer meal, when you really don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking. The layered ingredients, herbs and seasonings used in this recipe, bring out lot of […]

Summer Greek salad

Summer Greek salad

The Healthy Gourmet take on the traditional Greek salad. I made this dish the other day and frankly with what I had left in my fridge, but it is delicious and a very much needed variation to the traditional Greek salad recipe, which I am […]

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

The big heat is here! London is wrapped in a giant heatwave with peak of 38. Needless to say, in this heat is important to stay hydrated. Water is great, but sometimes you need sit back with a nice and refreshing drink in your hand. […]

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

I made this Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal or […]

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with the taste of sumac, olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its own for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle […]

Italian avocado salad

Italian avocado salad

This glorious Italian Avocado Salad is rich in an array of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Perfect stand alone for a starter and light lunch or with some cracked pepper and lemon chicken fillets.

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they need […]

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious risotto is a perfect for every occasion,from a dinner party to a family dinner. Perfectly balanced in its carbs, vegetables & proteins components it will keep you full for longer and satisfy even the most sophisticated of the taste buds. Ingredients ( serves […]

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

A truly Mediterranean salad ready in only 10 min, perfect for this warm British Summer. Ready in 10 min Ingredients  (serves 2 people) 1/2 chickpeas can ( drained) 1/2 cucumber 3 jewel tomatoes 70 gr feta cheese a pinch of Zataar a pinch of fresh mint […]

Quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil

Quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil

This delicious gluten-free quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil is aromatic, healthy and delicious. Perfect for the warm season it is made with only few ingredients, but full it is of flavor thanks to the use of many herbs and spices. Ingredients For […]

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

Springtime is now here, and with the warm weather comes the need to detox from the heavier and mostly cooked winter meals and favor more raw and fresh ingredients. This is a simple and easy way to instantly add more nutrients and health benefits to […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

A gorgeous and nutrients rich vegan cous-cous recipe, ready in only 10 min. Great for lunch, dinner or lunch box. Ingredients 1 avocado a handful of spinach leaves 1/2 Romano pepper 1/2 chickpeas can (drained) a pinch of dried oregano 2-3 spring onions a dash […]

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

This pasta, is absolutely delicious and gluten-free. The pesto is incredibly quick to make and full of goodness ready in 10 min! The pasta I have used is Bio-Fair and it has been a wonderful surprise, for its taste, and consistency. I have never really liked gluten-free pasta, […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook this salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad is healthy, delicious and super-quick to make. Rich in healthy fats, proteins and anti-inflammatory properties this rainbow salad ready for those days when you […]

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are not planned, but made out of convenience and lack of ingredients. I made this “quinotto” on a day that I was really craving something healthy but cooked, and I had nothing left in my cupboard apart […]

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

I love soups. They can be made in advance, frozen and they are a great and delicious way to keep weight under control and to cleanse our systems in a natural way. Luscious and green, this creamy soup is great for the summer too, helping […]

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prepping is one the secret of a healthy diet. When you are busy or strapped for time, it is easy to give in to ready made and highly palatable foods. Having some food ready for those long and busy days, when you too tired […]

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Nothing needs to be thrown away in The Healthy Gourmet kitchen! Bits or c rumbles of feta cheese and few green leaves vegetables like spinach or kale, are often found in my fridge. In the typical Italian kitchen, these are often brainstormed and transformed in […]

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

Romano peppers & pecorino cheese salad

A delicious and full flavored salad that will leave you wanting for more.  This salad is great to have on its own as a starter, or combined with some lean meat. In this case I will propose it with an easy to cook turkey steak. […]

Carrots & basil soup

Carrots & basil soup

A nice late summer soup, great for kids and grown ups alike. Perfect to use up all you veggies leftover and gently cleanse your body. Great as a healthy starter, or for a lighter dinner. _ More comforting soups recipes Peas, courgettes & mint soup […]

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

Salmon with lime and chili “salsa”

I made this recipe for lunch, with the little leftover vegetables that I had in the fridge. I was craving something zesty and fresh and this chili and lime “salsa” was absolutely perfect. The celery, cucumber, lime and chili are a perfect combination for a […]

Quinoa tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh

A summer variation on the classic Middle Eastern dish. Gluten-free and packed with deliciously healthy fresh vegetables, this quinoa tabbouleh recipe is perfect as an accompaniment of meats, ideal for a packed lunch, or great o its own as a starter or healthy snack. I […]

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

I love smoked haddock, for its great taste and versatility. This  tasty recipe for the summer brings a hint of Mediterranean flavor to it with mint and lemon. The millet flour is gluten-free and delicate perfect for not overpowering the haddock taste. I din’t manage […]

Courgettes and peppers salad

Courgettes and peppers salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, this courgettes and  yellow peppers salad can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice […]

Raspberry, ginger, lime detox drink

Raspberry, ginger, lime detox drink

One of my favorite drinks for the summer!I call it long smoothie because it has both the benefits of a smoothie and juice. Rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants, this drink is lower in sugar content than a normal smoothie, and a great thirst quencher! The […]

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

An homage to the English garden and weather, with this summer soup. It is super easy to do, perfect for the whole family. You can make it advance and freeze it and use it as a starter or main meal. It is packed with gut […]

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint detox drink

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint detox drink

A delicious and refreshing drink for the summer, full of goodness and easy to make. When talking about fruit juices I am always a bit concerned about the amount of sugar they contains. It is worth to say that fruit mostly contains fructose (the fruit […]

Roasted aubergines & tomatoes pasta

Roasted aubergines & tomatoes pasta

Summer seems to have disappeared all of a sudden, but if you feel nostalgic and would like to feel in a Mediterranean country, well this authentic Italian recipe should cheer you up. There is a lot of talk in the wellness industry against carbohydrates. I […]