Tender and crisp chicken legs with sweet tomatoes

For BUX lunch I made one batch with the cannellini beans and the other with new potatoes. Both got the thumbs up. The chicken legs were less crisp then I expected but I did cover them with lots of ingredients, so they really didn’t get a chance…The meat did fall from the bone. Next time…

Caprese soup

Absolutely delicious! Do serve this dish at room temperature, when you taste it you will understand why. This soup is easy to make and you can leave it for a while to cool down. Would love to hear if you liked it! -enjoy- Ingredients 1 bulb of garlic 1 kg mixed tomatoes extra virgin olive…

Apricot Almond Cake With Rosewater and Cardamom

I love making this cake. The smell of apricots and cardamom hanging around in the BUX kitchen is delicious. We had some leftovers wipped cream which we used too. And instead of the almonds we used hazelnuts (finely grinded) , which made the cake a little heavier but lush. -enjoy- Ingredients (Yields: 8-10 slices) For…

Spinach, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Great Salad, nice combination of ingredients… as long as you don’t fish the avocado out of the salad BUXERS!!! Ingredients (Serves: 6) 500 grams baby spinach 75 grams pumpkin seeds 2 avocados 1 teaspoon pumpkin oil 2 tablespoons groundnut oil ½ teaspoon salt zest and juice of 1 lime Method Toss together the baby spinach,…

Slut’s Spaghetti

Our Spanish & Italian Buxers new immediately what I meant with this dish: Spaghetti alla putana. A working girl’s pasta is what Jamie Oliver calls it… let’s stick with that translation. In all languages the translation of this pasta dish passed the table for lunch. That’s what you get when you put a bunch of…

Salade Nicoise

A classic salad and very underrated if you ask me. My choice would be fresh french beans instead of frozen fine one’s. The oil of the sunblushed tomatoes together with the rest of the dressing are the star of this dish. -enjoy- Ingredients (Serves: 2 for supper or lunch) 2 large eggs 100 grams frozen…

Red Prawn and Mango Curry

This recipe did not go according to plan in my kitchen today, but the only one to blame for this was myself. No worries, lesson learned again. You only get better by making mistakes, somebody told me ones… or twice. 😉 The taste was nice but spicy, so keep on tasting the curry along the…

Sweetcorn Chowder With Toasted Tortillas

It’s Nigella (Lawson) week, so naughty food all week around! This chowder was easy to make, although I had to make a little adjustment cooking this recipe for 30 people. Instead of putting the first 4 ingredients in a food processor, I first did fry the spring onions in a little bit of vegetable oil…

Watercress soup

Dont’ you just love the winter. Great excuse to eat soup everyday 😉 Ingredients (serves 2-3) 2 potatoes 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic olive oil 400 ml organic stock 3 bunches of watercress Method Peel and roughly chop the potatoes, onions and garlic. In a large saucepan, heat a little olive oil, then sauté…

Roast chicken with saffron, hazelnuts and honey

Chicken thighs were used for the BUX lunch instead of large chickens. Also,unfortunately, the rosewater was left out.  But I did find some in a little supermarket for the next time I make this gorgeous recipe. The hazelnuts are the cherry on top! Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large organic or free-range chicken, divided into quarters:…

Couscous with dried apricots and butternut squash

Tip: make this recipe one day before use. By then all the ingredients will have mixed so well, it’s like they have had a good party in the fridge! Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large onion, thinly sliced 6 tbsp olive oil 50g dried apricots 1 small butternut squash (about 450g), peeled, seeded and cut into…

Mixed mushrooms with cinnamon and lemon

This dish is easy to make and so delicious. The cinnamon, thyme and lemon juice make it all very special, a great lunch with some dark bread to soak up the juices. Thank you Ottolenghi for another lovely recipe! My team loved it. 🙂 Ingredients (serves 6-8) 400g button mushrooms 400g chestnut mushrooms 300g shiitake…