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???
The Ottolenghi’s test kitchen cookbook is amazing. I can’t repeat it enough. Tonight’s za’atar salmon with tahini is so 😋. I increase the amount of vegetables, decrease the amount of tahini and add roasted sweet potato as side dish. Remove the bones of a beautiful piece of salmon filet. Mirco, the fishmonger, already removed the … More Easy and delicious
We’ve been traveling for 10 days in a few nearby provinces : Urbino, Cesena, Rimini, Ravenna, Pesaro, Ferrara, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Mantua and some more villages in between. What a beautiful trip and how nice to be home. While traveling we really experienced the change in season. On the road I discovered a few new … More Back home
It takes so much more than good food to turn a dinner into a moment of enjoyment, even if the food itself is not unimportant. Outdoor dinners in good company and with an amazing view are my favorites. And honestly, we have a lot to of those awesome dinners at our place. Tonight’s dinner is … More Dinner with a view
Shakshuka has become a very popular dish thanks to cooks as Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi. The list of varieties is impressive. Today’s recipe is a green one with a huge amount of vegetables. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1chili and 1 leek in 1,5 table spoons of olive oil. Bake and stir. Add … More Shakshuka in a green version
Red and green curry paste are permanent ingredients in my storage. I buy those larger pots and store them in the freezer. Exotic cooking has never been easier. Wash and chop 1 celeriac of approximately 600 grams in cubes ( no need to remove the skin). Spread the cubes on baking paper. Sprinkle 1 table … More Easy curry
Mix 250 grams of good quality flour ( I used manitoba) with 5 grams of dried yeast. Add 100 ml of lukewarm water. Knead and add 50 ml of lukewarm water, bit by bit. Finish with 1 table spoon of water mixed with 6 grams of salt. Allow to rest for 30 minutes. Divide the … More Calzone from scratch
I have a lot of green vegetables in the fridge. Fresh spinach, winter purslane or agretti and courgettes and I’m in the mood for comfort food. Clean 300 grams of agretti ( take some other greens if you can’t find them). Boil them for 3-5min in salted water. Drain. Wash and clean 500 grams of … More A lasagna docV style
Pasta, butternut, spinach, sage and gorgonzola in an ‘all in one’ ovendish😋. For 2-3p, remove the skin and seeds of 1 small butternut ( 700 grams total weight). Chop in small cubes. Put in an oven dish. Add 1,5 table spoon of olive oil, pepper, salt and 2 bay leaves. Bake in the oven at … More Comfort food is not always a bomb
20 years ago quiches became really popular. Different varieties of pies in combination with a large salad for a large group of eaters were easy to prepare in advance and are still an excellent way to please everyone.The only disadvantage remains that you can easily eat a lot of kcal without feeling overloaded, but I … More Now and again a quiche….