As pumpkin, I tend to roast beetroot in the oven to intensify its flavor. If the beetroot is really fresh you can use all of it. To reduce oven time I chop the beetroot in cubes. Spread a drizzle of olive oil, cover and bake in the oven at 180° for approximately 1h, until tender. … More Beautiful beetroot in a beautiful risotto
It’s always an adventure to cook something with the leftovers of the fridge. I decided two days before going back for a refill. Thus, today’s menu is a combination of pumpkin and red cabbage and some frozen meatballs, tomorrow a pasta with preroasted tomatoes, onion, garlic and chili. Chop 400 grams of a leftover pumpkin … More Pumpkin and red cabbage?
Where radicchio is Italian, chicory is a product from Belgium and the Netherlands. I try to avoid buying import products but certain ingredients are too delicious, I’m sorry. For 2p, bake 1 kilo of chicory, cut in quarters, brown in some butter. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage. Make a bechamel. Add 60 grams … More I came from a region where chicory was cultivated in soil
I love eating and cooking, but I also love to keep my weight under control. Genetically I was not really gifted with an amazing body, but I always focus on health ( I’m a MD, as you know). I preferred books and music to sports, until 5 years ago when I started to use the … More Watch your healthy lifestyle
For baking inspiration ‘Sweet’ written by Ottolenghi and Helen Goh is a wonderful source.The coconut cake with blueberries and almonds is awesome.Grease a springform of 23 cm with butter and cover with baking paper. Mix 180 grams of almond flour, 60 grams of grated coconut, 250 grams of sugar, 70 grams of self raising flour … More What a sweetie 🥰
Iris and I married 9 years ago on 30/10/2010. We were the first female couple in Tervuren, near Brussels. Although we have other( more) special days of anniversary this one is the official one. No restaurant, no friends, nothing fancy…dinner in our home cinema 🥰. 400 grams of skinless mackerel, 1 tomato, 1 chili, 3 … More Wedding anniversary
An appetizer is meant to stimulate the appetite and not to stop it. While guests arrive, you offer them something to drink and you program how to proceed with the dinner ( start the oven is often my first job). Knowing that people need some time to feel at home, it would be rather rude … More Sometimes I have to be quicker to take a picture