healthy stuff

Red Rice Salad

Of course, we could have given the recipe of a Pasta Salad Caprese here. But because that somehow seems a little too obvious, we thought it would be nice and healthy to use red rice instead of pasta. We made this salad with freshly picked cherry tomatoes from our neighbor’s garden (thanks, Evan!). They are […] Read more…

The London Plane: Rose Granola

For the past couple of weeks we explored Seattle and Portland, not so much sightseeing-wise but food-wise. We had lunch at The London Plane, which is not only a café, but also a bakery, patisserie, florist, and mini-delicatessen. They even sell tableware. Everything, food included, is wonderful, beautiful and delicious. Read more…

Red Fruit Breakfast

I know, it’s hardly a recipe, but I want to share it anyhow because it tastes really good! Just combine juicy watermelon with good quality goat cheese, some mint and red currants. That’s it. Drink it with freshly pressed citrus juice. Easy peasy but it looks great. Read more…

Sandwich with Avocado & Nasturtium

We just came back from a mini break in The Netherlands. Holland is best in summer if you’d ask me: lush green fields and forests, happy bikers (due to the lack of rain…) and terraces everywhere. Of course we had lunch at the Veldkeuken , situated at an old estate near the city of Utrecht. […] Read more…

Salad with Peas, Dill & Feta

Yes, we are a little addicted to fresh peas, but it’s the season and we can’t resist them! If you can’t get hold of fresh peas: this salad is also tasty with frozen peas. Serve this salad for lunch or as a starter, or for dinner as a side with meat or fish. Read more…

Potluck Gazpacho with Avocado

Hurray for the potluck! Before I moved to the US 4 years ago, I had never heard of a potluck. The concept of everyone bringing food to an event or party has lately become more popular in The Netherlands as well, but it is not yet as incorporated as here. Well, I love it. A […] Read more…

2 Summer Salads

We must have made these simple salads over a thousand times, but they keep surprising friends and family. So here they are: one salad with watermelon and one with green veggies. Barbecue Season 2014 is now officially open. Read more…

Green Matcha Smoothie

The other day, I ordered a Matcha Smoothie with pineapple and banana at Nordstrom Café. It was watery, not fruity at all, and I couldn’t taste the matcha very well. I was quite disappointed and decided to make a good and tasty matcha smoothie at home. Now and then I buy matcha to make tea, […] Read more…

Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh

I have a weakness for purple vegetables. So when my organic stand at the Farmers’ Market offered beautiful purple cauliflowers, I had to buy one. I wanted to eat it raw, because when cooking purple cauliflower it looses its vibrant color. On my way home I decided it had to be a cauliflower tabbouleh, for […] Read more…

Caponata

This Italian Caponata is definitely summer to us. Because of the vinegar, capers, and olives, it’s fresher and more pungent than its French counterpart, ratatouille. You can eat it hot, as a side dish, or serve it the Sicilian way: at room temperature as an appetizer on a lazy evening in the sun. Btw: Caponata […] Read more…

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