Cooking for 2p is mostly more difficult than cooking for 4p. Knowing that one of my rules is ‘no waste’ and another rule is variety, I cook the ingredients in a different way. The original paella recipe was based on couscous instead of rice. Instead of considering to reduce the choice of vegetables, I skipped … More Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅
I can’t say that I’m a fan of tofu, but living with Iris who is a vegetarian, I have to pay attention to her balanced diet. Mix 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 chopped chili, 4 cm of grated ginger, 1 teaspoon of dried lemon grass, 2 table spoons of lemon juice, 1 table spoon of … More Marinated tofu
We have an older fig tree in our backyard. This time of the year you see them gradually getting ready for consumption. The first harvest is the protagonist for tonight’s dinner.I bought some giardini base on chickpeas and lentils. Each package contains 3 piadini, with total weight of 225 grams, which is an ideal base … More Fresh figs in our backyard
Iris is taking an official break for 2 weeks. We have several good reasons for staying at home. Although it seems to me that I have a permanent staycation, being off together creates another vibe. The weather is still really nice. Most of the day we’ll spend outside, near the swimming pool. A good book, … More Our summer holiday has started
Severine and Bert are enthusiastic after visiting Siena. We start our evening dinner with a simple first course, awesome local melon seasoned with pepper, topped up with roasted pine nuts, grated pecorino and/or parmesan, arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sabrina Ghayour’s vegetarian cookbook ‘Bazaar’ is a real treasure, as are her other cookbooks. Our … More Second dinner with Severine and Bert
At day 1, I decide to start with an Italian dinner. Bagna cauda with different raw vegetables is a perfect starter to catch up after 4 years. The North Italian recipe is available in different version. A mixture of 1 pressed garlic clove, anchovies paste, oregano, pepper and cream is what you need to prepare … More What did I prepare for our guests, Severine and Bert?
Remember, if, by chance, you’ll visit us, and, you don’t want to travel ‘light’, bring me some of those 😜. Anyway, thanks to Dorianne Aussems, one of my lovely nieces, I still have a few halloumi portions waiting in the fridge. Inspired by Sabrina Ghayour, spicy halloumi salad is a perfect lunch for 4p, or … More Halloumi and all- in-bread- mix from AVEVE
You know that classical question : ‘What would you order in case it would be your last meal?’ I can only hope my appetite hasn’t gone by then, so I prefer not to wait until that day, but Middle Eastern food would be on my bucket list. The colors, the flavors, the mezze style, ..I … More Lebanese food
August is halfway, incredible not? In a few days time we’ll have some friends passing by for a few days. So, today, I’ll put my nose in a my cookbooks to organize a menu and a shopping list. What did we eat last night? Cod, fennel and potatoes in a delicious( inspired delicious.nl) all in … More Sunny Sunday
Since I’m able to decide my own life, I finish my evening with a candlelight dinner. All my friends seem to have accepted this ‘habit’ as nobody complains if I start cooking even if everybody is exhausted. I’m pretty sure they might think I’m obsessed, which probably I am. Iris and I live together for … More I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.