summer pasta salad with green beans and tuna

Summer pasta salad with green beans and tuna is the ideal quick and healthy lunch for a warm summer period.

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asparagus chicken-curry spring cocktail

I made this asparagus cocktail a few years ago, found the inspiration on a dutch website. It is a very surprising combination with chicken and orange in a Bulgarian curry enriched with sherry and curry.

Belgian blue cheese bacon waffles

Recently I have been puzzled when I read about an IBM Watson recipe “African style tiramisu with blue cheese”. I didn’t find this recipe, but I started reflecting about this combination. I had blue cheese and bacon at home, and decided to make my own “Watson style” waffle recipe.

Hummus bil tahini

In 2008 I have been on Holiday in Jordan. A great country with warm people really wanting to help you, and not ripping of tourists. We visited many traditional sites and could enjoy delicious mezzes. On my way back I had a cookbook in my luggage with the best Jordan recipes.

One of them is hummus, which I still make a lot in summer and when I have guests.

goulash experiment

In my supermarket, they sell chicken stomach. That is of course something that is making me curious, and I was wondering how to make it. But before you can make it, you have to buy it. In fact it is very cheap! I supposed it would need a lot of simmering to make it tender,…

Pangasius fillet in tomato-saffron sauce

This recipe is a creation of my own inspiration. I wanted to do something with fish in the oven and saffron sauce. The pangasius fillet was offered with a rebate, so that decision was taken quite fast. Then I looked at the ingredients I had available at home and made this combination. Ingredients: 2 pangasius…

Meatballs with pineapple

This is a recipe I made long ago for the first time, back in 2007. But I like to make it as an easy and fast lunch. The combination with pineapple and bell pepper is really great. I published it originally in Dutch, but now I translated it to English. Ingredients (2 portions): 250 grams…

delicious banana canapés

This surprising appetizer with bananas and is a great combination tastes: sweet, bitter, spicy, … Ingredients: 250 grams of ripe bananas 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 tablespoon of rum a little bit of salt a pinch of cayenne pepper white baguette chester cheese Method: Preheat the oven to 250 °C. Peel and crush the…

Minestrone meal soup

I didn’t make a meal soup for quite some time already. But then I saw this recipe from thechunkychef, and put it immediately on my to do list. Packed with vegetables and vitamins, a fantastic range of flavors, well seasoned and very nutritious. And easy to make: cut vegetables, simmer, finish, finished. Ingredients: 2 yellow onions…

quail eggs tonnato

Everybody knows vitello tonnato, the famous starter with veal and tuna fish sauce. For the Easter menu, I created this combination with quail eggs and tuna fish as a starter. Ingredients (for 8 persons): 2 cans of tuna fish 1 can of anchovies 8 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes in oil small capers 16 quail eggs…