lukewarm pumpkin salad

Autumn is the season for pumpkin recipes. I found the inspiration for this one on Lovenourish. I especially like the combination of pumpkin and chickpeas. Ingredients: one third of a butternut squash. 100 grams of chickpeas 1 red onion 50 grams of sun-dried tomatoes 100 grams of feta cheese a handful of finely cut fresh…

flemish asparagus

A delicious light lunch, easy to make. I make these often in the asparagus season and it is typical flemish. Ingredients (for 2 persons): 500gr asparagus 2 eggs parsley 100 gr butter Method: Boil the eggs. Peel the asparagus and remove the lower part which might be harder. chop the parsley. Cook the asparagus 7-10…

strawberry arugula summer salad

Though the hot summer days still have to come (at least, let up hope) this starter or easy lunch might compensate and bring the sun in the house. Ingredients: strawberries cherry tomatoes walnuts avocado arugula salad 30 ml honey vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil pepper, salt Method: Heat the vinegar and the olive oil in…

mini zucchini pizzas

I saw this easy and tasty recipe recently on pinterest. I decided to make it on New Year’s eve, and meanwhile it has already become some kind of standard for our festivities. Moreover, it is healthy and like with a real pizza, you can play with the recipes as you want. Below you will find…

curry mini-waffles

I am currently in waffle mode. And a recipe for curry waffles of course gets my special attention. Ingredients: 350 ml of milk 20 grams sugar 250 grams flour a pinch of salt 3 eggs, split into yolks and whites 85g melted butter 1 teaspoon curry 1 teaspoon dill Method: Mix the milk, the sugar,…

poultry liver with potato pancakes

Last week I was in Bratislava, Slovakia, where we ate delicious artisanal goose liver (starter) and goose (main course).  The goose liver came with potato pancakes (zemiakové lokše). It was the inspiration for this starter. Ingredients (4 portions): 250 gr potatoes 100 gr flour salt 200 gr poultry liver (I took turkey liver this time)…

breaded asparagus

the asparagus season is running again 🙂 In Germany, people tend to roll every dish in breadcrumbs.  So I made this German style asparagus variant.  You can serve it as a starter as well as a main dish, or even eat it cold as a snack. Ingredients: 500 g fresh asparagus 250 grams of young…

salad of goat cheese with saffron syrup

Last christmas, I found saffron syrup in a pop-up store in Antwerp. an interesting ingredient, which I couldn’t resist to buy. This is the salad that was included on the recipe card. Ingredients: 2 slices of goat cheese a handful of mixed salad some freshly cracked walnuts or pecans chopped dried figs diced fresh mango…

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…

cucumber boat with shrimps

A few weeks ago I had to take care of the appetizers.  I tried some new things, for example this cucumber – shrimp combination. Ingredients (16 pieces): – 2 cucumbers – 200 gram fresh North Sea shrimps – 1 tomato – 3 tablespoons sunflower oil – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – Parsley, chives, salt, pepper…

grilled goat cheese with bacon

I wanted to do this on a grill party last Friday. Unfortunately I couldn’t go, but here is this easy starter. Ingredients: – goat cheese – bacon – rosemary leaves – pepper, salt, olive oil Directions: – chop the rosemary leaves fine. – season the bacon with pepper, salt and some rosemary. – wrap the…

smoked chicken with avocado

I stumbled over this one yesterday on my dutch site.  I figured this would be a nice one to translate in english.  Originally it comes from a cookbook where all recipes have a max of 6 ingredients.  Something I can handle. Ingredients for 6 portions: – one smoked chicken – 2 dl lemon mayonnaise –…