Although you can find different recipes for romesco sauce, I made one with artichokes, a recipe found in the delicious.nl magazine. A portion of the sauce I served with grilled octopus, the other portion waited in the freezer for some chicken and roasted courgettes. For approximately 900 ml of artichokes romesco, roast 2 cleaned bell … More One sauce, two dinners
I was used to shop weekly in the big supermarket in Siena and an occasional shopping in the local stores. Since the lock down I feel so lucky with 2 local grocery shops, fish is now frozen instead of fresh and the choice of vegetables and fruit is less abundant but fresh. Rectangular puff pastry … More Local shopping
In his awesome book VEG, Jamie Oliver creates some wonderful recipes. The variety is amazing and inspires to even more variety. Readers who know his book will recognize the recipe easily. Mine is a bit different, no roses harissa but normal one, no pickled lemons but lemon zeste, no dried cherries but raisins, no potatoes … More Hide the ingredients
The evening before we leave our house in Italy to go to Belgium for 10 days, the whole fridge will be divided in dinner, our lunch and snacks for the following day. Soak 150 grams of breadcrumb with 100 grams of sour cream, 100 grams of Greek yoghurt, a leftover of a tofu spread, 4 … More The whole fridge in one dish😂
I’m visiting Rome with one of my daughters, Lisbet. Daily we easily walk 20000 steps. We dine outside or still find energy to cook our own meal. I prepare one of my oldest recipes ( inspired originally by Nigella Lawson). Marinate 3 table spoons of raisins in 3 table spoons of balsamic vinegar. Chop and … More Walking walking walking
Dried local chickpeas are fabulous. For 3p soak 120 grams of chickpeas in water for at least 12h. Renew the water. Boil the chickpeas for approx 1h, until tender. Drain. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves and 2 medium sized eggplants. Put in an oven dish. Add a good drizzle of olive oil. Add 1 … More Chickpeas, a real local ingredient
For 2p, cut 600 grams of washed potatoes in quarters. Cut 2 red onions in quarters. Cut 1 large fennel in slices. Put all together in an oven dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of dried basil. Bake in the oven at 200°for approx 45 mins. Stir … More Potatoes, fennel, courgettes and gorgonzola dolce😍
A huge amount of vegetables is a perfect way to reduce the kcal of a dinner. I can imagine that certain people prefer to see carbs, proteins and vegetables in individual portions on their plate. The readers of my blog already know that DocV prefers the opposite of that cooking style. Anyway in the Delicious.nl … More An impressive amount of vegetables
During winter our body seems to ask for more comfortfood to control our temperature, or to make it even more cosy. Lasagne is, for sure, thé number 1 of Italian comfortfood. Reduce the amount of kcal by avoiding meat, and trying to find lighter ways to prepare the bechamel sauce. The extra thin lasagna sheets, … More Too much comfortfood?
Vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian (I don’t even know whether this is a proper translation), I hope you already know that I’m willing to try almost every kind of cuisine, as long as it respects the scientifical standards of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines. Although tofu is a very old ingredient based … More Tofu tasty??