Eating vegetables and fruit is recommended for our general health. A daily intake of 500 grams is perfect. Certain vegetables are known for their additional positive effects. Broccoli has been a study object for a while, and could be seen as a superfood, for its positive effect against cancer, and on the immunity. Anyway, apart … More Broccoli studied for its preventive effect
I re-use the same idea as in the post of April 13th of 2017 but with some different ingredients (thanks to cooking magazine Libelle Lekker). Clean and blanch 1 kilo of broccoli for 2p (3 bigger or 4 smaller pieces) in salted water for 2-4 mins. Drain and cool down. Remove part of the stem. … More Hasselback broccoli, hasselback potatoes
Yes, this weekend starts the master course in Florence. Planning the menu (although I know Iris can cook too) for the weekend starts on Friday. Broccoli soup with grilled chicken is surely a perfect appetizer, and a lunch for Iris for t he following day. Chop and fry in a drizzle of olive oil 1 … More Winter=soup, before, during and after 😉
Certain tools are so nice to have, but often end up in a corner of your kitchen without being used frequently. In our rather small kitchen in Siena all our kitchen tools are really visible, and thus much easier not to be forgotten. Today it’s time for the Portugese cataplana. Chop 400 grams of paksoi, … More Be inventive with kitchen tools
Inspired again by this great book (thanks to Katrin, my youngest daughter, for this lovely present last Christmas xx) of Jamie Oliver, the menu of today is a cauliflower oven dish. The original recipe is a side dish for 8p. Split everything in two and you get a full meal for 2p (little variations on … More Side dishes in bigger portions as full meal, why not?
Certain traditions are so important to pass to the following generations. One of those traditions is ‘cauliflower with white sauce’, a typical Belgian daily side dish. This white sauce is bechamel, but this blog wouldn’t be mine if I would do it a little bit different to save a few kcal. Blanch 1 cauliflower cut … More Traditions to cherish
Take 2 equal size broccolis. Remove the stem so that the broccoli doesn’t fall. Blanch for 4-5 mins in salted water. Put the broccoli on baking paper. Chop 3 small leeks and 3 garlic cloves. Fry in some olive oil. Add 1 table spoon of dried thyme. Add 30 ml of good quality apple vinegar … More Let’s eat some green food 😉