10 times surprising from the oven

Autumn and winter are the ideal seasons for creating delicious and surprising oven dishes. Over time, a nice collection developed, and therefore I want to give you an overview of my personal favourites. Please feel free to give me any feedback or new creative ideas. I will be happy to look at them and of…

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Spicy roasted pumpkin

Spicy roasted pumpkin is a very easy appetiser or you can also have it as a meal. Slice a pumpkin into pieces, season with spices and oil and bake it in the oven for about half an hour. I most often make it when I have guests in autumn. If you use an Hokkaido pumpkin, you…

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.

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.

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…

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…

chicory leaves with apple, egg and smoked halibut

Chicory is one of the family’s favourite vegetable. To make it as a snack in a bitter-sweet-salt combination is always a succes. Ingredients: 2 chicory stalks 1 apple 140 grams of smoked halibut 1 hard boiled egg 2 tablespoons of greek yoghurt 2 tablespoons of lemon mayonnaise pepper Method: Peel the apple and cut in…

an even more easy Easter snack

Can the easiest healthy Easter snack with only 4 ingredients still be beaten? Well, I managed with the other half of the cucumber I used for it. Only two additional ingredients, brie and smoked salmon. Ingredients: cucumber brie smoked salmon Method: Cut the cucumber and the brie into slices, like in the previous recipe. Cut…

The easiest healthy Easter snack

So easy and so healthy, a starting snack for the Easter menu. This could compete and score very high in the category easy easter snacks. Do you know something easier, do not hesitate to share it, we can make a separate category for these super easy snacks. Ingredients: a cucumber brie walnuts a drip of…

creamy date snack with smoked mackerel

For the Easter menu, I had to prepare some snacks. This was a real hit, a combination of dates, Icelandic skyr and smoked mackerel. But it worked perfectly! Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product between cheese and yoghurt. I found the inspiration for the recipe on the dutch website of ekoplaza. Ingredients (for app. 20…

mini cheeseburgers from Brussels sprouts

Just before the end of the winter season, I´d like to share this very special combination of Brussels sprouts, brie, onion marmelade and crispy bacon. And, above all, it is easy to make. The most complex part is to make the burgers at the end. I found the inspiration at delish. Ingredients: brussels sprouts (depending…

smoked chicken with avocado

I made this starter long ago, back in 2007, for the first time. Meanwhile it is quite easy to buy an avocado you can use immediately.  I remember back then I always bought them one week in advance so they could get ready for usage. You can find the dutch version here.  I have the original…