Gordon Ramsay

Spinach Asparagus Salad

Before eating this salad, I didn’t know I liked asparagus, or spinach, or blue cheese (*especially* not blue cheese) so much, but apparently I do. It’s just really, really good, and hearty enough to be a dinner. The recipe is from (more…)


Mint Pea Soup

Pea soup had always grossed me out when I was a kid, and adding mint to it (as much as I love mint) seemed strange, but somehow this “pea and mint soup with prosciutto,” from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food, really works! (And it’s easily made vegetarian.) It’s a great way to use up mint when you have multiple mint plants and can only make so much tea and so many mojitos, and goes great with sandwiches.

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Tomato & Basil Salad


This simple but delicious salad makes an excellent appetizer. It’s easy to make on the spot with just two or three tomatoes, and the dressing is so good that, for a long time, it was our go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads. The recipe (which is actually called “Mixed Tomato Salad”) is from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Foods—which you should buy right now–and calls for: (more…)

Grilled Pineapple + Mint-infused Syrup + Coconut


Grilled pineapple with mint-infused syrup and topped with (unsweetened, since the syrup is already sugary) coconut flakes. Dessert for the BF and I. They say to eat it chilled but warm pineapple is incredible so I preferred it freshly grilled. It was good chilled, too, though.

The recipe is from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food, a cookbook I highly recommend. We’ve made many of the recipes in it and they truly are quick and simple (yet fancy and delicious).