I was looking for creative recipe inspiration to make with a polenta leftover I still had in my kitchen. On Homemadeandyummy I found a vibrant cake recipe with polenta. It became a complete leftover cake, with also rests of almond powder and coconut rasp: a refreshing polenta coconut cake with lemon. The lemon coconut combination […]
Last week I made this stew with pointed cabbage and Schupfnudel. It is very easy and you need less than 30 minutes to make it. I used minced beef to make this stew. The two other main ingredients may require some additional information.
this delicious lemon curd mousse with red fruits is so easy, has a surprising taste and can be made in less than 10 minutes. You can serve it immediately, or prepare it and keep it in the fridge.
Dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts is an appetizer I made last weekend when we celebrated some birthdays in the family. Three simple ingredients, in an easy combination, not more, not less. That’s all you need to make everybody happy.
Vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper is a wonderful easy and surprising recipe, vegetarian and yellow for the first fasting Friday and the International Women’s Day.
Cinnamon butter gnocchi is an Italian carnival recipe I found on “the pasta project“. It is so special and surprising I had to try this for myself. And as carnival is happening right now, it was the ideal week to make it. This is a traditional recipe from the Veneto region in the North of […]
Dutch mini buckwheat pancakes are a great start for a great weekend. Dutch mini pancakes, also called “poffertjes” are on my to-do list for a while already. I was thinking of how to use the leftover buckwheat flour from the Christmas blinis I made, and I think this was the ideal breakfast to do so.
Carrot orange ginger soup is a real surprising combination. When I saw this on yayforfood, I knew immediately I had to make this. I would never have the idea to add orange juice to a soup, but it tastes wonderful with the carrots and the ginger. It gives some freshness and compensates for the more […]
This healthy lukewarm green Greek pasta salad is so easy for a healthy and fast lunch when you have no time. Last weekend I was with my parents, as they suddenly had an unplanned appointment just before lunch. No problem, I can take over and then it is ready when you come back. I am […]
This duo of healthy dip sauces is perfect to start a dinner with your guests. They are healthy and easy to make. It gives you appetite for the rest of the dinner, and activates the stomach. This is exactly what appetizers should do. Duo means that we have two different dip sauces that are very […]
Chicken chowmein is a nepales/chinese wok recipe that one of my favourite dishes when I am on Holiday in Nepal. You will find it mainly in restaurants with Tibetan or Buddhist owners. There is not one specific recipe, but you are free to experiment yourself. Below you will find my version of it. Another one […]
I like to be surprised by a recipe, and this one surely does: three ingredients with a totally different background that you would use for totally different occasions. But together they make a surprising combination that works very well. A perfect match for surprising recipes.
I like surprising combinations, and celery with roquefort was a very intriguing match I had to try out. Instead of walnuts you can also use pecans, depending on what you like and what is available. I mixed the roquefort with skyr to create the right consistency. Skyr is an Icelandic product, somewhere between yoghurt and […]
Vegetarian chickpea curry is a delicious, healthy and easy recipe to recover from the big festivities for Christmas and New Year. I was visiting friends, and apparently half of Flanders received the new book of Pascale Naessens as a Christmas present : “nog eenvoudiger met 4 ingredienten” / “even simpler with 4 ingredients“. They proposed […]
Tuscan linguine with scallops and spinach cream is an easy Italian combination of pasta and fish. The mediterranean kitchen is so easy and tasteful. Recently I made linguine alla puttanesca and the very popular Sicilian tuna with baked capers. No one has to be convinced how delicious scallops are. I made them once on Sylvester […]
Smoked salmon blinis with an apple sour cream topping is a rehearsal for a starter for the Christmas menu. I saw this recipe on the website of the Flemish television cook Jeroen Meus. Almost immediately I decided to give it a try. His creations are always very easy and tasty, so that everyone can make […]
American ricotta-lemon pancakes is the first surprising recipe I could make after having been out of kitchen for over one month with a broken elbow. But everything is fine and I can slowly start moving my arm again. The recipe is very easy, not surprisingly as the complexity of the movements I can make is […]
I wanted to do something with fish in the oven and saffron sauce. In the supermarket, the pangasius fillet was offered with a rebate, so that decision was taken quite fast. Then I looked at the ingredients I had available at home and made this combination. It worked out very well, and everyone enjoyed it.
Recently I have been puzzled when I read about an IBM Watson recipe “African style tiramisu with blue cheese”. I didn’t find this recipe, but I started reflecting about this combination. I had blue cheese and bacon at home, and decided to make my own “Watson style” waffle recipe.
In 2008 I have been on Holiday in Jordan. A great country with warm people really wanting to help you, and not ripping of tourists. We visited many traditional sites and could enjoy delicious mezzes. On my way back I had a cookbook in my luggage with the best Jordan recipes. One of them is […]