My first BUXday!

Last Wednesday I had my first year at BUX. It was MY BUXDAY! I did ask all my colleagues to tell me what their favorite dishes were that I made for lunch over the past year. The response was great and I had to pick out the most favorite, which wasn’t easy. This is how…

Crunchy Cajun chicken

I adapted Jamie Oliver’s recipe a little and used mini corn instead of corn on the cobs. The butter is a must! Absolutely delicious. We did serve the chicken in a ciabatta roll, like a chicken sandwich. -enjoy- Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 fresh red chillies 1 clove of garlic sea salt freshly ground black pepper…

Not just “a chocolate mousse”

It took a little time to set, but o boy, when it was ready to be eaten… colleagues were elbowing each other over the chocolate mouse bowl to fill their little cups till the brim and top it up with raspberries. Another Thursday dessert day feast in the BUX kitchen. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) 200g dark…

Chicken & tarragon plate pie

This is a nice warm and light lunch, especially the sauce is delicious. I love the crunchy pastry on top. The rolls were for dipping the sauce 😉 With baby carrots & crème fraîche Ingredients (serves 6) rapeseed oil 1 onion 1 clove of garlic 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 bay leaf 1 orange 6…

Chocolate, orange and almond biscotti

Our Italian colleagues in the BUX office gave these biscotti’s the big thumbs up. No need to say more…just delicious.  PS: we ate the biscotti’s when the chocolate was still warm… -enjoy-   INGREDIENTS (Makes 35) 1 cup (150g) plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 2 tablespoons cocoa, sifted…

Jamie’s sweet & sour chicken

Instead of the chicken thighs, skin on and bone in, we used chicken thigh fillets. Just because in our BUX kitchen we have to keep the cooking method a little bit more simple, while cooking 35 people 😉 . This recipe is gorgeous. I will definitely make this at home for my family and will…

Simple beef stew

This is a fantastic dish full of good stuff. The Buxers couldn’t get enough of it, they were glad plenty was left for Friday’s lay-back day. The potato mash was top with cheese and been put under the grill for a little while, so crunchy on top. Mmm. The vegetarian version without the meat was…

Creamy asparagus soup

This recipe is meant to be with green asparagus. But because it’s the season for the white ones, I picked those. Don’t forget if you do so too, to peal the skin of the white asparagus. The outside is tough and difficult to eat. Just an idea, maybe I will try a mix of both…

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…

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…

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…

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…