An early good tasting pumpkin is waiting for our evening meal. Remove seeds and skin of a small pumpkin, approximately 1 kilo. Cut in cubes. Spread 2 table spoons of za’atar, some salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix. Spread on baking paper on an oven tray. Bake in the oven at 200° for … More The first squash 😋
Put 300 ml of semi skimmed milk and 50 ml of white wine in a pan ( good for oven and fire). Add 1 table spoon of thyme, and some salt. Spread 500 grams of unpeeled potatoes cut in slices. Heat the fire and allow to simmer for approximately 5 mins.Melt 20 grams of butter … More Some rain for nature, a gratin for dinner
Certain vegetables are so attached to traditions that it’s hardly impossible to imagine them in other creations. Red cabbage is one of them until now😉. 1 cabbage is too much for 2p. Use 1/2 and cover the other 1/2 with cling film. It remains fresh for more than a week ( just chop of the … More Red cabbage out of its comfort zone
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