hello hello! are you good? excited for the weekend? i hope you’re having a good weather there where you live, i cannot complain at all, i’m just hoping that this can actually last for a while, instead of a month or a few weeks! well today we’re having a guest on the blog, as usual! we’re having the beautiful sylvie shirazi of gourmande in the kitchen! every month she brings a roundup of recipes and though we missed last month due to a very busy schedule, today we come back with a roundup on the best that spring can bring! so, now it’s up to sylvie!
“everything in spring embodies freshness and lightness. during the spring and summer months i tend to like meals made with as little fuss and pretense as possible. the best meals of the warmer seasons require minimal fussing to begin with because the produce is so fresh and tender during this time. the sunny skies, mild days and light rains truly work their magic, producing a bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables to work with. here are a few recipes that embody the best this season has to offer!
sugar snap pea and fennel salad from sylvie of gourmande in the kitchen – this salad simply tastes like the season. this double pea and fennel salad is fresh, easy and very spring-like. a jumble of thinly sliced sugar snap peas, fennel, and tender, mildly sweet baby peas are dressed with an apple cider vinaigrette. it’s a light and refreshing combination with a satisfying crunch.
cardamom crepes with rhubarb compote from sukaina of sips and spoonfuls – discover the simple beauty of rhubarb with sukaina and her daughter as they make cardamom crepes with a rhubarb compote. and what could be more spring-like than a simple rhubarb compote? in no time at all, whip up paper thin cardamom crepes topped with a pretty, pink compote and finely chopped pistachios to garnish.
roasted asparagus and spinach quinoa salad with lemon vinaigrette from shaina of food for my family – asparagus is another springtime favorite, and shaina offers us a delicious springtime salad with lemon roasted asparagus, quinoa with lemon vinaigrette and roasted shallots, all atop a fresh spinach bed.
strawberry tart from amy of she wears many hats – this gorgeous strawberry tart from amy of she wears many hats couldn’t be simpler to make. with a little puff pastry and some fresh strawberries, she shows us how to put together this impressive dessert in no time at all.
tofu soup with pea shoots and radish from liren of kitchen confidante – nothing says spring like the appearance of pea shoots and radishes at the market. both are shining examples of the fresh flavors of the season. liren tells us the pea shoots are almost like noodles in this light broth and this light cleansing soup has all the nutrients and lightness your body is yearning for without weighing you down.
and this was it for today! i hope these recipes can inspire you into cooking something healthier this weekend, to relax, to enjoy your family, your friends… and if you are really excited and motivated to try different things, you can always explore our recipes database! to find out more about sylvie, you can read this!
ps. images were all courtesy of the authors! thank you all for collaborating with this feature!