Cooking Books for Xenos

Great to see some of my recipes back in a range of cooking books for Dutch shopping chain Xenos. It was awesome to participate in this project, I loved every minute of it! Check out the other bloggers involved too! The Books are, next to an earlier published range, available in Xenos shops throughout The…

Red Prawn and Pineapple Curry

Hearing or seeing the word pineapple always makes me think of party and sunshine, don’t ask me why! This dish was meant to be made with the mango fruit, but for some reason our delivery of mango’s went wrong. Lucky enough we had plenty supply of pineapple. The curry was deliciously spicy and sweet. My…

Not So Red Velvet Cupcakes

Thursday Dessert Day! Haha, Nigella says it herself in the Method, the color of the cupcakes turn out not to be so red after all! But they are velvet, for sure. We had some little meringue toppings left so that’s what we opted for, instead of chocolate sprinkles or red sugar. They taste delicious. I…

Praised Chicken

Great Nigella Lawson recipe! Love it. After a rather large and heavy lunch yesterday we needed something light and comforting together. For the big eaters we served the soup with rice, for the conscious one with a cheeky little piece of bread & butter. It probably won’t surprise you when I tell you that some…

Baked potato with rapid ragu & green bean salad

This rapid ragu is a Nigella Lawson recipe, the baked potato was my own idea to add. Together with the cold bean salad and almond shavings, this dish became more of an early dinner. 😉  -Enjoy- PS: I did make a vegetarian version as well. Just leave the pancetta and lamb out. The caramelized onions…

Raw snickers bar

Many people think snickers bars can be unhealthy. But when you eat these gorgeous homemade treats full of energy, that thought will drift away quickly. We did not only add dates to this recipe but many more dried fruits, like apricots, raisins and cranberries. For the puffed brown rice we used rice krispies. RAW is…

BUURT

Next to  Café Reinders,  Eetbar Dit and Restaurant Lux, another great place to go for food and drinks in my birthplace ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Buurt translate to Neighbourhood. It was my first time last week, although Buurt has been open for business for a while, I felt at home immediately. It’s easy access at the border of…

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…