We have a lot of different mushrooms in our garden, but sadly enough I don’t know anything about mushrooms, and decide to leave them and buy some in the supermarket. The variety here is much less than what I could find in Belgium, so it’s possible that forest mushrooms never arrive in the supermarket because … More Mushroom soup
Still to many fresh ingredients in the fridge, so no need to discuss the menu, pizza today!! A ready made rectangular pizza with spinach, ricotta, almond flakes and fresh salmon filet is no ‘second hand’ menu, but the ingredients which I can still find in the fridge. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1 red … More My turn, pizza with ‘fridge’
1000 grams of frozen spinach leaves for 2p seems a lot for many people, but not for me ;-). I could eat it pure, just with some pepper, salt, good olive oil and preferably a few garlic cloves, but then I’m pretty sure my audience would not agree. Another way to prepare? Defrost the spinach … More A successful trio
Salmon ‘en croûte’= a nostalgic recipe of Jamie Oliver (Christmas cookbook) For 8 large portions you need : 2 white onions, 2 garlic cloves, 3 table spoons of butter, 1 kilo chopped deepfrozen spinach, 2 rectangular sheets of puff pastry, 1 kilo of large salmon filet, 1 egg, 1 leek, 50 grams of sundried tomatoes, … More Ready for the main dish?
Ann and Bart arrive in the evening. The first meal demands more preparation than the following dinners. FISHCOOKIES are a perfect starter. Blend 500 grams of fresh salmon (without skin), 1 stem of lemon grass, 2 garlic cloves, 4 cm of fresh ginger, 20 grams of fresh coriander, pepper and salt. Make 8 cookies ( … More Four days with great people = four dinners for 4 in the following days
Mix 3 eggs, 300 ml of a milkproduct (real milk, or rice milk, or anykind), 120 grams of rice flour, 50 grams of fresh spinach, a few basil leaves, a pinch of salt until you get this beautiful green pancake mixture. Store in the fridge for at least 30 mins. Mix 1 can of drained … More Green pancakes!!
For 2p cut 1 big eggplant in cubes. Put the cubes in a colander with salt for at least 1 h. Rinse the eggplant and mix in the kitchen robot. Add 60 grams of bulgur (unboiled), 200 grams of grated halloumi (thanks, Leen), 50 grams of pine nuts. Fry 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped … More Vegetarian kibbeh
On a hot summer evening I keep it, even for guests. -Blanch 250 grams of spinach and drain thoroughly. Cut and mix with 170 grams of chopped grilled artichokes out of a can. Add 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 eggs, 2 table spoons of grated parmigiano, 100 grams of cubes of mozzarella, pepper and salt. … More Little dinner for friends
Antipasti in Italy, tapas in Spain, mezze in Greece, North Africa and the Middle East are all appetizers which you can easily eat as main dish. You just have to prepare a few small portions to create a little buffet. I love to have a lot of different things on my plate with different colors, … More Mezze for 2
Thanks to my lovely parents in law I have this cookbook filled with real Tuscan recipes. This allows me to discover the local cuisine. When I have a busy agenda I try to prepare a dish the evening before, so often it is an oven dish. Today a dear friend, Gerda, arrives from Belgium, and … More Crespelle alla fiorentina, Florentine-style crepes