Carrot cake muffins with spiced honey glaze

You think carrot cake muffins – healthy! Then comes the honey, sugar and cream cheese… But the fresh dates make it healthy again 😉 -enjoy- INGREDIENTS (Makes 12) 1 cup (250g) fresh dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup (125ml) boiling water 2½ cups (375g) self-raising (self-rising) flour ½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar ¼ cup…

Kimchi fried rice

It was a true challenge to cook this lovely dish for my Buxers yesterday. First, I did get on my bike from Central Station early in the morning, to get to this great place called Dun Yong. It’s a Walhalla of Asian Food at the Stormsteeg 9 in Amsterdam. With my Kimchi, take-away boxes and…

Brisket ragù with mushrooms and parmesan mash

Today at BUX HQ we welcomed some visitors from France, so we tried to make them feel at home with some nice food. The ragù could of stayed in the oven for just a little bit longer, but the taste was beautiful and the softness almost there. All thumbs went up for the Parmesan mash….

Italian-style tomato, chicken and bread soup

I love this soup! It’s my new favorite! Okay, it takes a little time to make, but the result is stunning. Nothing is better then homemade chicken stock. It beats the instant stock cubes by far. Take your time with this recipe. I promise you, it’s a real treat. We might have slightly overdone it…

Chilli tuna pasta

We used plain tuna today, as it was difficult to get hold of chilli flavoured tuna. But nevertheless the pasta was gorgeous. The lemon zest and the lemon juice make this dish taste of sunshine! Whatever sunshine may taste like 😉 -enjoy- INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 500g spaghetti 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra…

New York vanilla cheesecake with blueberries / Baked the American way

Thursday is dessert day at BUX HQ. Everybody really looks forward to this and the pressure is on to make it more delicious every week. I love baking and I specially love the look on people’s face when the like what they’re tasting 😉 Ingredients 250 g digestive biscuits , crushed 150 g unsalted butter…

Loaded Potato skins with smashed peas & smoked salmon

We made a jacket potato bar yesterday for lunch, so you could pick lots of different fillings for your potato skin. One of the toppings you could choose from was smashed peas with mint and Parmesan cheese. Yum! First you wash the jacket potato, dry it, oil all over with good quality olive oil, sprinkle…

Vegan chilli-stuffed peppers

Rice was added to our stuffed peppers and most of our colleagues topped the peppers up with avocado and tomatoes. How to make vegan chilli-stuffed peppers 1. You can either slice your peppers horizontally or vertically. 2. Once you have cut the pepper, make sure the side you are going to fill will sit flat…

Spicy Shawarma Chicken Wrap Recipe

“Gordon going easy”. But don’t underestimate the taste, Shawarma all over! The cooking instructions are for two people but don’t hesitate to make this dish for more. My heads were counted at 30 today. I did cook the tortilla wraps one by one in the frying pan, just because I do think they taste better…

Steak & onion sandwich

My absolute favorite of sandwiches. Specially if the bravette is still warm, the mustard English (a little sharp) together with the sweet caramelised onions… it’s a match made in heaven. -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 4) 400 g flank skirt steak or bavette 2 large onions 20 g unsalted butter olive oil 70 g dark brown sugar…

Healthy lentil, tomato & spinach soup

This soup makes you feel strong and super healthy: Red lentils, vine tomatoes and spinach, what a great combination. Our own Poppey from the office was very impressed and came back for seconds 😉 Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tsp olive oil 1 white onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 sticks of celery 1 small bunch…

Hummingbird cake

Never we have seen so many colleagues hanging around the kitchen island @BUX HQ! They could not get enough of this cake. The Buxers did eat all the banana’s this week so I did have to leave them out of this recipe. But no worries, the taste was still scrumptious. You have to try this…