winter

Samosas with Sweet Potato, Apple and Mint Raita

December! The time of year when I long for food with lots of spices to keep me warm, like these vegetarian Indian Samosas. I created this recipe for the Dutch culinary magazine Elle Eten (Elle Food) a while ago and it has been one of my favorite dishes ever since. Serve it with some panfried spinach […]


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Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Living in Berlin was great, for many reasons, the food scene definitely being one of them. A very nice place for breakfast, lunch and brunch is Meierei, previously an old dairy shop. They serve classical Alpine dishes such as Milchreis, Käsespätzle, goulash and a devine Apfelstrudel. The recipe is over a 100 years old and […]


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Into the Woods with Elsje & Douglas Fir Tea

One moment you meet Elsje at your publisher’s party and the next you follow her into the woods, searching for all things edible that nature has to offer in the winter. I can assure you, it’s more than you think. Elsje Bruinesteijn is the co-author of the price-winning book Liever Lokaal (Preferably Local) and organizes […]


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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.


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Wild Rice Salad with Tahini Dressing

Happy Healthy New Year! This is our amazing ‘Indian Salad’, made with ingredients that were available to North American Indians centuries ago. Health food long before it became trendy! I invented this recipe five years ago, when I lived in the States and my youngest daughter Flo had to bring a dish to school


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Beet Blinis

We already had a practice run for Christmas. Petra brought a beautiful bottle of vodka from Berlin en Tal thought of these blinis to go with it. Of course, a perfect combination but also without the vodka these blinis are a showstopper. This recipe is also featured in this month’s issue of the Dutch culinary […]


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Thanksgiving: Pecan Chocolate Pie

For all our friends in the US who want to finish off Thanksgiving with an almost classic Pecan Pie (almost…this one contains chocolate), and for all our Dutch friends who might want to celebrate Thanksgiving or just feel like making a delicious pie (I could happily eat Pecan Pie 365 days of the year).


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