Iris’ father is visiting us. He is one of my loyal followers. He has no choice, docV cooks and decides what he will eat, he can only decide how much ;-). In the delicious.nl I find another version of shaksuka, with chickpeas. For 2-3p, chop 4 garlic cloves and 2 medium sized bell peppers. Put … More Shakshuka for daddy Michel
After a whole day of painting doors an easy meal is welcome. With 1 cauliflower, 2 red onions, 4 garlic cloves, 4 cm of ginger 1/2 of a small red cabbage and 2 cans of chickpeas a healthy menu is guaranteed. Chop the vegetables. Mix with the drained chickpeas. Add a drizzle of olive oil, … More My lovely guest wants an overdose of vegetables
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….
Not that I want to be a fancy cook, but I try to find some variations on classical recipes, avoiding lactose. Half 2 medium sized eggplants. Make some incisions and spread some olive oil. Bake for 30 mins in the oven at 180°. Cool down. In the meanwhile, prepare a tomato sauce with 1 chopped … More Small kitchen, perfect organization, although 😉
It can be silly, but if family and friends are visiting us, we have a small list of ingredients which we still cannot find here and which are too good not to be eaten. Coriander was on that list, but finally it’s available and my own harvest is growing. Flour mixtures for home made bread … More Smuggling of halloumi 😉
Breakfast and dinner ‘included’, but during the day I need time to take care of the ‘normal’ life and to take care of myself. Our guests can spend time exploring the region and enjoying a real ‘holiday’ vibe. I try to prepare the dinner in the morning, after they leave the house. I need in … More Organization is important if you like to enjoy your guests
For 2p, mix 2 chopped sweet potatoes, 3 chopped normal potatoes and 1 chopped little taste pumpkin of 800 grams, 1 chopped spicy little pepper, 4 garlic cloves unpeeled, 3 bay leaves and a drizzle of olive oil in a large flat oven dish and bake for 40 mins at 180°. Remove the oven dish … More In a cold season, warm colors on your plate
Thanks to Lisbet, my oldest daughter, I received the latest magazines of Libelle Lekker, one of my favorite cooking magazines. One of my ‘deviations’ is to read cooking magazines during breakfast (since I started working as family physician in 1988 buying magazines also became one of my deviations ;-)). This morning I decided to prepare … More Meal soup = cosy food
A group of Belgian friends is visiting Tuscany. One of those people is ‘my banker’. They asked me if DocV wanted to cook for them. Of course!! The recipes of most of the dishes can be already found on my blog. As appetizers, in small portions, I serve three different plates : -mackerel balls ( … More My first real ‘meal on order’.
Try to remember ingredients people dislike if you invite them regularly to avoid unpleasant meals. Sometimes this list will be extensive which can be tricky. Don’t worry, Elodie, you are not ‘tricky’. For 3p, start with two appetizers served in little glases. -appetizer 1 : a layer of 100 grams of feta cheese cut in … More Three course menu : fish, veg and cool dessert