Beetroot and leek combined in a starter seems rather unusual, but… If I would have to choose the best Ottolenghi cookbook until so far, although I haven’t seen the recent one ‘Flavor’, my favorite is ‘Jerusalem’. It was my first meeting, ‘the first cut is the deepest’-sensation. In search for a menu for friends (5p … More Ideal starter
During my last visit to Belgium I found some lovely moghrabieh. Couscous is quicker but moghrabieh has the looks. Put 500 grams of halved cherry tomatoes and 500 grams of chopped carrots on baking paper (skin down). Spread some olive oil, 2 teaspoons of ras gel haniyt, 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds, a pinch of … More Moghrabieh
Although courgettes are a real local ingredient I don’t seem to manage to have my own harvest. I bought healthy plants, planted them on the compost ground, watered them every day and still 😭, not even flowers. Courgettes are, next to tomatoes, my preferred vegetables. The following pasta recipe is delicious and super easy. For … More What’s happening with the courgettes in our garden?
Sorry that I’m repetitive, but my secret friend Ottolenghi is an expert in salads, perfectly to be prepared in advance and to be served at room temperature. The couscous salad with cherry tomatoes makes everybody happy, in combination with fish or meat, in combination with other side dishes, or as a separate light meal. For … More What a passe-partout side dish!
In the Christmas edition of delicious.nl I find a lot of inspiration for the future visit of Emilie, one of my lovely nieces. There is a lot that I don’t really understand of the vegan philosophy, but the recipes are usually really creative. Grilled chicory with roasted nuts and a romesco sauce is awesome. Most … More What a great starter!
‘The Green Kitchen at Home’ is a perfect inspirer for vegetarian cooking. The middle eastern salad with cauliflower and lentils is fabulous. For 2p, roast 1 medium sized cauliflower – cut in little roses (no waste, so please, cut the stem in small cubes) and mixed with 3 table spoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon … More Roasted cauliflower could become the star ingredient of the decade
The cookbook of the Green Kitchen is on my Christmas list. What a variety of delicious vegetarian recipes! Little pasta and loads of vegetables is my preference (not really the Italian way). For 2p cut 500 grams of cooked beetroot in little cubes of 2 cm. Bake 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 … More Another vegetarian pasta
This dish needs to be prepared in advance! For 2p chop a big eggplant, add salt and leave in a colander. Rinse and dry after min 30 mins. Bake them in olive oil on high temperature, portion by portion. When the eggplant starts to get ready, add 1 chopped big red onion, 3 garlic cloves … More Caponata, Sicilian capunata
A nice day for a risotto. A cute cauliflower is looking at me, still very fresh and white. Even if I would use a cauliflower immediately after buying it, I would still try to find a well hidden cauliflower (extra protection) and I must admit that the vegetables here in Italy are always really fresh … More Cauliflower risotto in the oven