No carbs tonight

Although carbs can give me this extra comfort during winter,, with a cauliflower and a portion of Swiss chard the amount of vegetables for 2p is already rather impressive and thus, tonight there will be no ‘space’ for extra carbs. Wash the vegetables. Chop the cauliflower and outer leaves. Remove the stems from the Swiss … More No carbs tonight

New cookbooks 🙂

I could have waited until Christmas, but I decided not to 😉. Two lovely cookbooks will inspire me for the following weeks, and probably for much longer. Jamie Oliver and Ottolenghi know how to reinvent themselves and how to stimulate creativity in our daily menu. Let’s open ‘Ottolenghi test kitchen’ first. Leen, one of our … More New cookbooks 🙂

Green dressing

As second recipe for a delicious summer Ottolenghi buffet, a salad ( little gems or another solid alternative as iceberg or brussels chicory) prepare this exotic dressing in advance. Mix 1/2 avocado, 3 cm of peeled snd chopped fresh ginger, 1 garlic clove, 1 green chili, the zeste and juice of 1 lemon, 1 table … More Green dressing

Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Anria,  Diane and Iris are ‘sacrificing’ themselves for a series of lovely recipes from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple. To catch up with my readers, I will post a recipe every following day. I will start with a cold soup with cucumber and cauliflower. Parboil the little roses (+/-400 grams) of 1 small cauliflower in boiling water … More Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Craving for the sun

Mango, avocado and lime…so delicious, but so bad for the planet…I hope you will understand. The combination of mango, avocado, chili, garlic, lime, fresh coriander and shrimps is more than awesome. It’s the perfect compensation for the cold temperature outside. Marinate 400 grams of peeled raw ( defrosted is perfect and surely intestines free) scampi … More Craving for the sun