Happy 2022

Hi. First I wish you all the best for 2022. With the start of a fresh year, I hope to continue this blog to inspire you in your daily menus. We ended 2021 and started 2022 with a few good friends in our house. I made an incredible amount of different appetizers and forgot to … More Happy 2022

A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od … More A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

A wish list

A few days before people are arriving I ask for a wish list for breakfast and dinner. Ingrid and Guido will be here in approximately 5h. Time enough to prepare a simple fennel soup, fresh bread and a stew with polpo. Boil 1,5 kilo of frozen polpo for 1h in plain water. Chop 1 large … More A wish list

Hot and cold

Another delicious recipe for an Ottolenghi summer buffet are the hot roasted tomatoes served on fresh cold Greek yogurt. Spread 500 grams of cherry tomatoes in an oven dish. Mix with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, a pinch of candy sugar, 4 sliced garlic cloves, a few stems of fresh thyme, a few stems of … More Hot and cold

Vega wellington

I can’t repeat it enough but the Dutch delicious magazine is fantastic, and the recent edition of december is superb. One chapter is dedicated to pies. If you start from scratch, it’ll be a lot of work and for a small sized pie for 2-4 portions ( 3/4 for today and the leftover as lunch … More Vega wellington