The trend today is towards wholesome dishes that are healthy, locally-sourced and fun! Here are a few quick and simple recipes that are perfect for any occasion—from a dinner party with friends to Sunday lunch with the family.
The most important thing is to have a good time!
Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a meal with the family, the most important thing is to enjoy it! For that, you need to choose dishes that are quick to prepare, such as a seafood fondue, grilled meat and veg or a large salad. When it comes to the latter, originality is the key—throw in some fresh spinach leaves, chunks of avocado and orange, a handful of pumpkin seeds and a flavoursome oil such as hazelnut oil. And since vegetable-sourced alternatives are now all the rage, why not rustle up a spring veg stir fry? Then simply serve with some quinoa, the trendy grain that everyone loves!
Gluten-free recipes are also gaining in popularity with young and old alike. An asparagus quiche made using chestnut-flour pastry will delight even the most demanding of guests! And because dessert is every child’s favourite part of the meal, why not succumb to the latest fashion by making some mug cakes? These instant cakes can be adapted to each person’s taste and are cooked in a mug in the microwave. What could be simpler or more ingenious? And for a really special dessert, how about a chocolate fondue served with pieces of fresh fruit and marshmallows for dipping?