Tray-baked panzanella salad

From the lovely Francesca in the office I have learned that there are different kinds of panzanella in Italy. Her grandmother made it out of stale bread. You make the bread a little wet, rub some oval shaped tomatoes over it plus some oil, pepper & salt. She also made it very clear that you…

Chorizo bolognese with buffalo mozzarella

TRY THIS AT HOME! A real hit according to my BUX colleagues. A great spin off from the original pasta bolognese. Strong flavors and yes, you have to use the brown sugar for sure ;-). -enjoy- INGREDIENTS 4 dried chorizo (500g), cases removed and chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves…

Pea, mint and feta smash

So easy to prepare and the result is stunning. A favorite under the BUX colleagues as some people asked for the recipe straight after lunch. Tip: When you get the peas out of the freezer put them in a sieve and rinse with hot water until the peas are thawed. Squeeze them first in your…

Quinoa-crusted veal schnitzel

The combination of Quinoa and schnitzel is quit nice actually. Just don’t forget to squeeze the lemon wedge over the veal, to give it that zing. Do serve this dish with the pea smash and close your eyes and taste the summer. -enjoy- INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 2 eggs 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon sea…

Apple crumble slice

Thursday dessert day, yoepieee! We didn’t make slices of this apple crumble but great big tarts! Warm out of the oven, just delicious. PS: with vanilla crème fraîche on the side… INGREDIENTS Makes 16 4 cups (600g) plain flour, sifted 1⅓ cups (295g) caster sugar 375g unsalted butter, melted apple filling 50g unsalted butter, chopped…

Quinoa and haloumi spring salad

A great combination with the Lamb and feta meatball flatbreads. My colleagues at BUX munched their way through this healthy lunch, some of them even came back for thirds… We did skip the haloumi in this recipe. The reason why was because we just did not order it. So improvising is a great thing, skipping…

Lamb and feta meatball flatbreads

What a simple but great recipe this is! Try it at home in combination with the Quinoa and haloumi spring salad. Also great for a dinner party, you can prepare a lot beforehand. -enjoy- INGREDIENTS Serves 4. 600g lamb and mint sausages, cases removed 200g feta, crumbled 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 8 medium…

Chicken Teriyaki

We are so lucky with our food supplier “de Kweker“, the chicken thigh fillets were superb again today. The meat was so tender. I am sure that the marinate made it deliciously soft as well, but you do need good quality chicken for this recipe. Make sure you let the liquid boil down to a…

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Stilton Soup

The original ingredients of this recipe consist of mainly broccoli and Stilton. Just because our grocery supplier didn’t have enough broccoli in stock, we opted for cauliflower. Also, we changed the dried thyme for dried Italian herbs, which worked out really well. This soup is quite filling, but absolutely gorgeous. It’s great to add this…

Pecan and pretzel salted caramel bars (tart)

Panic in the kitchen. Where are the pretzels gone? My colleague Chris could tell me with his eyes what happened. No further questions were needed. So, our salted caramel bars were made without pretzels, but instead we got some almond flakes out of the cupboard to use. This is very very delicious . Not very…

Salmon en croute

It was madness in the BUX kitchen and office yesterday. The new coffee machine arrived at the same time as the Graffiti/Street artist Tim Rodermans, who turned our office wall into a vibe of fantastic colors. Meetings were finding place everywhere and everybody was in an overexcited Easter mood. You can guess that lunch wasn’t…

Lamb & chickpea curry

We had a ball today in the BUX kitchen. Everybody was guessing what the chef was preparing for lunch. One said “chicken”, the other figured “kebab”. I heard many suggestions, but none of them were right. aha! This Lamb curry came for some as a surprise, but it was delicious. We did serve the dish…