Rinse 500 grams of fresh spinach. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the spinach for a few mins. Once the spinach has shrunk, stop the fire. Add pepper, salt and a handful of chopped fresh basil. Spread the spinach in an oiled oven dish. Create little nests. Put … More Life can be simple ❤
Sorry that I’m repetitive, but my secret friend Ottolenghi is an expert in salads, perfectly to be prepared in advance and to be served at room temperature. The couscous salad with cherry tomatoes makes everybody happy, in combination with fish or meat, in combination with other side dishes, or as a separate light meal. For … More What a passe-partout side dish!
My love for courgettes is endless. With this side dish, inspired by Arvid Schmidt in delicious magazine of august 2018, I’ll convince you that courgettes is one of the most amazing vegetables ever. Halve 600 grams of medium sized young courgettes. Put them in an oven dish with a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in … More What a great side dish
Certain traditions are so important to pass to the following generations. One of those traditions is ‘cauliflower with white sauce’, a typical Belgian daily side dish. This white sauce is bechamel, but this blog wouldn’t be mine if I would do it a little bit different to save a few kcal. Blanch 1 cauliflower cut … More Traditions to cherish
Super simple and fabulous as appetizer or side dish : sweet corn. Boil the entire corn in salted water for approx 20 mins. Drain and bake in the oven at 180° (or grill) with a mixture of butter and olive oil, pepper and salt until ready to eat. Garlic, wasabi, lemon are all optional. Great … More Sweet sweet corn
Slice 2 medium sized eggplants and put the slices in a colander with salt. After 30-60 mins, rinse the eggplant, and dry. In the meanwhile mix 2 table spoons of chopped fresh mint, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, pepper, salt and some olive oil. Put the slices eggplant on baking paper. Marinate the eggplant in … More Outside temperature around 35°, oven temperature 180°, that’s hot!
Ricotta in a sunny version For this recipe buy good quality ricotta. 1 slice of 100 grams for each person. Chop 1 big red onion, 2 garlic cloves. Add 1 table spoon of unsalted capres and some fresh oregan leaves and 500 grams of halved cherry tomatoes. Mix with some olive oil and spread on … More After a short visit to Belgian, DocV is back with new ideas for a tasty summer