weekdays

3 Easy Recipes With Fall Carrots

Carrots are somewhat underrated in my kitchen. Oh yes, I use carrots all the time. In my soffrito, the Italian vegetable base which I make with finely chopped carrots, onion, garlic, and celery. I use it as an indispensable ingredient in bouillon and often in a large mixed salad. But this beautiful sweet root vegetable […] Read more…

Maple Syrup Granola

Every weekend, I make a large batch of this granola. Can’t do without it, because together with fruit and yoghurt it’s my start of the day. With strained yogurt, which we call ‘hangop’ in Dutch, literally ‘to hang up’, it’s even more of a treat. This creamy rich yogurt is an old-fashioned Dutch dessert, but […] Read more…

Roasted Winter Roots with Walnut pesto

I’m always a little surprised how much weather and food are connected for me. It’s going to be a cold week here in the Netherlands, with temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, so I’m feeling like eating stews, soups, sauerkraut with smoked sausages, and so on. Comforting stuff. Who wants a salad for dinner right now? […] Read more…

Kedgeree (the Dutch way)

What do I eat? I mean what do I really eat? What do I cook for my family after a day of work? Several years ago my eldest daughter Rosa had a blog about our daily food, called Rosa 365 Eats (it’s still in the air, just click on the link). For a year she […] Read more…

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

This is not my butcher. This is my husband preparing one of his favorite subs: Philly Cheesesteak. We had our first Philly Cheesesteak while living in the US and have been making it ever since. I know that people can be skeptical when it comes to preparing a good cheesesteak sandwich. They have discussions about […] Read more…

Pasta with ramp pesto

Ramps are only in season for several weeks, so I get really excited when I see them for the first time. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to forage ramps in the Netherlands! Ramps –daslook in Dutch- are protected here. Don’t ask me why, because ramps literally grow like weeds. When I was living in the […] Read more…

Pumpkin, Lentil & Coconut Soup

For the Dutch publisher ‘Uitgeverij Snor’, Tal and I shot more than 50 food photos that will be published in a new cookbook. It’s called ‘Relax Mama’ and it contains over 50 recipes by mothers who want to cook healthy for their kids but without a lot of effort. Read more…

Zucchini, Broccoli & Leek Soup

Soup, the ultimate comfort food. Next to this creamy mac ‘n cheese of course, and mashed potatoes. And chocolate mousse, we admit it. Anyway, the easiest way to make a silky, smooth soup like this, is to cook the vegetables and puree them with a hand blender. Simple as that!  Read more…

Easy Moroccan Chicken

I’ve been planning on posting this Moroccan recipe for months now, but never got to it. We’re very busy writing our upcoming Kitchen Table Food cookbook, which will be full of recipes inspired by our lives in Berlin and Washington, DC. It will be published this fall in the Netherlands (and hopefully soon in de […] Read more…

Pasta e Ceci

There are days when we are just too busy to do some decent grocery shopping. On those days we open our fridge and closets and often end up making this Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas). I love this simple Italian dish: it’s easy to prepare and I almost always have the ingredients at hand. Read more…

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