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.

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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…

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…