minced chicken balls with celeriac celery and Belgian endives

This is an ideal recipe to recover from and between all the heavy meals these days.  I have the inspiration from a Belgian cook (Pascale Naessens) who is always cooking these kind of healthy surprising recipes. Ingredients (2 persons) 300 grams of minced chicken 6 mushrooms a handful of parsley 2 cloves garlic 1 celeriac celery…

fried chickpeas

As a Belgian, you have to fry your food from time to time to make sure you feel alive.  this time I chose fried chickpeas as an ‘healthy’ alternative to supermarket chips. Drain and rinse canned chickpeas.  Make sure they are dry, as the remaining moisture might ‘explode’ in the oil. Fry the chickpeas for…

pumpkin roll

On my search to a new and surprising recipe with pumpkin I found this roll cake.  This was especially interesting for me, as this kind of cakes is in fact a speciality of my mother. Ingredients: 3 large eggs 60 grams of pumpkin, finely chopped 60 grams of pecans, finely chopped 60 gram flour 120…

belgian endives with meatballs

This is one of my favorite dishes in autumn: belgian endives (chicory) with meatballs. Ingredients (4 servings): 8 belgian endives 800 gr minced beef breadcrumbs of 3 slices of white bread 1 egg 2 onions 6 dl of beef broth flour butter nutmeg salt pepper Method Mix the minced meat with the breadcrumbs, the egg, pepper,…