It surprises me how, although major ingredients don’t really change, you can create variety in daily cooking by trying other combinations. Suddenly I have 5 new magazines and thus, cooking pleasure is guaranteed.For 2p, steam 500 grams of chopped broccoli and 300 grams of cleaned and halved Brussels sprouts until al dente.Use a pan witch … More New inspiration
I can immagine certain people hate to cook, but still love to eat. Lack of inspiration can’t be a problem anymore with all those internet recipes, and even home orders with the right ingredients for an entire weekmenu are possible solutions. Try to put together a menu based on desires, seasons, and on available material … More No attack, but lack of time is no excuse to make a decent meal
My body is not willing to allow me all this repetitive, physical work. I try to ignore the signals, but it doesn’t work, and now, I’m punished with interrupted nights, and limited activity. Movement feels better than rest, but, being a physician, I know, it’s probably only inflammation of muscles which needs rest. Nothing to … More Painful neck and shoulder, easy cooking….
Sprouts, green/white/red cabbage, romanesco, cauliflower, celeriac, chicory, pumpkin….don’t tell me that winter cooking is boring, even if you stick to the seasonal offer. Tomorrow shopping day, and sprouts and pumpkin is everything what there is left. Clean 500 grams of sprouts and cut them in halves. Chop 400 grams of a butternut pumpkin (use ½ … More Roasted evening meal
First frost in winter as initial start for Brussels sprouts doesn’t count anymore as ‘rule’, but let’s agree that we are in that kind of season now. For Iris those cute vegetables ask for mustard, so let’s find something more sophisticated. Libelle lekker.be has a whole edition with Pascale Naessens (cook/model/ceramist/popular). This idea of mustard … More Brussels sprouts… nostalgic mood???
For 2p, clean 600 grams of Brussels sprouts. Keep the outer leaves seperate. Put the sprouts on a tray on baking paper. Mix with a drizzle of olive oil, 2 table spoons of sunflower seeds, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of dried savory, pepper and salt. Bake at 180° for 40 mins. Stir … More Lukewarm winter salad
Fresh Brussels sprouts in an Italian supermarket! Who buys them and who eats them here? While I was checking the packages, someone seemed really interested and I explained what they were and how to prepare them. My enthousiasm was probably overwhelming. The ‘someone’ thanked me and disappeared without sprouts. Clean and half 600 grams of … More Brussels sprouts in Italy
Iris wants to eat something with pepper sauce and I want to make something with Brussels sprouts. Why not combine in one dish? Clean 600 grams of Brussels sprouts and cut in quarters. Put in salted water together with 4 chopped medium sized potatoes and 1 bay leaf. Boil until tender. Drain, add 1 tea … More How to combine a pepper sauce with ‘flatulent’Brussels sprouts?
I know, certain food is at his best in a classical version, but the recipe in the November edition of Libelle Lekker inspired me. For 2 portions a ready made rectangular pizza dough, 300 grams of Brussels sprouts and 1 mozzarella of 200 grams are the perfect base fort his recipe, so it was really … More Brussels sprouts on a pizza, holy shmoly, what a combination
In Italy lentils are a beloved ingredient. The traditional New Years menu will serve lentils hoping to bring wealth the following year. The selection of lentils is wide. We will follow the advise of Carluccio (the cute cook in love with his country, charming every female cook and using as ‘a drizzle of good olive … More Lovely lentils and homemade sausage