Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅

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 😅

Marinated tofu

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

Second dinner with Severine and Bert

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

What did I prepare for our guests, 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?

Lebanese food

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

Sunny Sunday

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

I have this – for certain people strange – habit that a day is only finished once you have enjoyed a ‘real’ dinner.

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.