Colorful potato salad

Look at this pretty potato salad!


Just love all the colors. And the flavors are just as vibrant.

It's another recipe from Vegetarian Everyday.  I used tri-colored small potatoes and they just make it even more colorful.  I love the idea of splitting the sugar snap peas down the middle to reveal the mini-peas inside. I recently did that to garnish a pea soup - but it looks lovely in this salad.  The sugar snaps are raw too, so add a nice crunch to the mix.



Along with tomatoes, sugar snap peas, horseradish and dill, this is a yummy salad.  I eat it as a meal. Nothing else is needs.



I've made it since with larger potatoes cut into small pieces - this time white and blue potatoes.  It just hits the spot.  It will definitely be a favorite for me this summer.  Imagine the extra color from heirloom tomatoes!

Have you got the cookbook yet?
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Red pepper and Rosemary Spread

This is one of the recipes from Vegetarian Everyday, that I blogged about last week.


A simple 6 ingredient recipe - two of which are salt and pepper!  Basically it is roasted red peppers, sunflower seeds, rosemary and lemon juice.



Most roasted pepper recipes talk of roasting the peppers then putting them in a brown bag to cool before peeling. This recipe doesn't include any bags - and it doesn't need it! Peppers peel just fine after roasting so I've never quite understood why the brown bag seems to come into play!


Anyhow- its a good peppery spread that I've used as both a spread on crackers or sandwiches,  as a dip, as a sauce, ....very versatile.

Beautiful color too!
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Vegetarian Everyday - Cookbook review

US version
I got a new cookbook last week.  That in itself is not news worthy at all - as my husband will attest to.  "Mr Amazon" visits us all to regularly - not always with cookbooks - but quite often.  But this week's has really wowed me.

I have already made 5 recipes from it and every one has been delicious.

The book is by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl from the Green Kitchen.  In the US it is called Vegetarian Everyday and in the UK and Europe it is called The Green Kitchen.

I much prefer the UK cover.  Anyhow - the recipes inside are the same.


The first recipe I tried was Orange-kissed seed crackers.  What a beautiful name for a cracker - and I tell you - in my orange mood - the delicate orange kiss is delightful!

UK version
I chose the cracker recipe as a test.  I try making lots of different seed cracker recipes from blogs and cookbooks but am always disappointed with the outcome. I've tried creating my own seed cracker recipe - wanting to use flax, chia or hemp seeds for omega-3 fatty acids - but they haven't ever been great.  But this one is yummy.  I'm making it again to take with me on my travels.  Crunch and that tangy sweetness of the orange. Absolutely delicious.  I didn't have amaranth flour that the recipe calls for  so I used millet flour instead.

I served them to my friends on Saturday who came round for lunch with the red pepper and rosemary spread and also the sage and walnut pate.  More about them in another post.


The authors have a blog called Green Kitchen Stories - which I know you'll enjoy.  David is Swedish and Luise is Danish.  They live in Stockholm and neither of them are chefs - but sure do create lovely recipes.

Here is their video for the book:

The photography - by David - is gorgeous - and it is such an attractive book, it could be a coffee table book - but I know it'll get far too much use to sit on a table!

Some of the recipes are quick and simple and some are more complicated.  Some are vegan, some include eggs or dairy, some are gluten free.

But I bet all are delicious! My first 5 definitely were!  They also have a couple of apps of recipes - one general and one desserts....They are making me think I should upgrade my phone, just for the recipes!

Anyhow, as you've probably realized, I highly recommend this book.  I'll post some photos of my creations from their book over the next couple of days so you can be inspired.

If you buy it, let me know what recipes you try!
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