Pumpkin, saffron & orange soup with caramelised pumpkin seeds

You will love these pumpkin seeds! They are also great as a snack. Don’t forget the crème fraîche, it’s a treat too. -enjoy- Ingredients: (serves 6) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 550g pumpkin flesh, cut into 2cm cubes 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1 tsp saffron fronds 1 litre water or…

Eton Mess

There are so many variations of this delicious dessert, you can make it as messy as you like! This recipe is simple but delightful. I made it in little jam pots for my colleagues at Bux last week, they looked so irresistible together.   Ingredients (serves 8) 16 small meringue cookies
, 250 g mascarpone
, 200…

Quick Lasagne

It doesn’t take a lot to make a good lasagne, as long as you layer this gorgeous pasta dish generously with tasty things. This sauce is basic, but not only do the cherry tomatoes make it colourful,  they also give a nice twist to the original bolognese sauce.  Of course you can make the béchamel…

Spiced beef & rice hot pot

This beef is so tender and soft. The even better thing is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to put this dish together. You just have to be patient and follow the method below exactly as described. Be careful on the curry paste, some like it hot, some don’t! -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 4)…

Coleslaw kimchi

A lovely crunchy salad. The sesame oil makes this dish. For our lunch I did add some sesame seeds on top of the salad as well. -enjoy- Tip: try this salad with the Fish Cakes! Ingredients (serves 4) 600g white cabbage 200g leek 100g carrot 2 tablespoons gochugaru , (Korean chilli powder) 1 teaspoon grated…

Fish Cakes

As the amount of salmon fillet was a little bigger then 100g for my bunch, I did put the salmon in the oven to cook.  This dish is great for lunch with a nice salad. You might want to try the Coleslaw kimchi with it. We did, and it was a nice marriage. -enjoy- Tip:…

Chicken noodle soup

Four free-range chickens were used for today’s BUX chicken noodle soup. For a couple of hours the office was filled with the lovely smell of chicken stock, just like home 😉 Ingredients (serves 6) 1 celery heart 200 g small carrots 100 g baby leeks 2 cloves of garlic 200 g small onions 1 thumb-sized…

chocolate caramel muffins

Better called as “volcano muffins” in the office. Maybe because I did fill the muffin cases up to the sky! But delicious they were. -enjoy- INGREDIENTS 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour ½ cup (50g) Dutch cocoa, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 1½ cups (265g) brown sugar 2 eggs 150g unsalted butter, melted ¾ cup…

Harissa lamb, crispy carrot and haloumi burger

The carrots and ginger did not crisp up as much as I liked, the large volume (for 35 people!) in the oven made it too moist. But, if you serve this dish in smaller amounts you will manage to get it crispier. The taste of the harissa paste together with the lamb mince is delicious….

Skinny carbonara

And skinny it is! Lovely in texture and flavors.  You can pimp it up with finely sliced bacon and we added some more Parmesan on top, just because we like it. Ingredients (serves 2) 200 g freshly podded or frozen peas 1 tablespoon flaked almonds 1 small clove of garlic ½ a bunch of fresh…