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…

Icelandic fish soup – Fiskasúpa

Recently I was in Reykjavik, and in a newly opened “Icelandic Street Food” restaurant I had a real good shellfish soup. So I looked for a recipe for a Fiskasúpa to do this at home. Ingredients: 50 gram butter 2 smal onions, sliced finely 1 leek, slice finely 2 stalks of sellery, sliced finely 3 tomatoes,…

Hasselback chicken

Hasselback potatoes are quite popular in recent times. However you can apply the same method for other recipes, in this case chicken breast. Ingredients: one chicken breast a quarter of a bell pepper 5 cherry tomatoes some basilicum leaves a handful of feta cheese pepper salt chilli powder parmesan cheese Method: Place the chicken breast…

gin-tonic cake

Gin is quite popular at the moment. But if you want a different taste of gin, this might be an option. It is a bit of work, but the taste is worth it. The inspiration comes from BBC good food. Ingredients: for the cake: 250 gram butter 325 gram brown sugar (200 gram for the…

vegetable finger pasta curry

I am not quite sure whether there is an English translation for this south German kind of pasta (Schupfnudel). It are more or less long gnocchi, also made on potato basis. Spätzle, that other kind of German pasta is more from the south-west region (Baden),  Schupfnudel more from the south-east (Bayern). Ingredients: 500 gr Schupfnudel…

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…

Pistachio chocolate banana sushi

Looking for a different dessert, with few ingredients, easy to make and not too time consuming? This one has three ingredients and 15 minutes of work if you are not too fast. Ingredients: 1 banana 50 grams of dark chocolate a handful of pistachios   Method: Melt the chocolate. Chop the pistachios. Peel the banana….

Salmon with lemon butter sauce and green asparagus

I saw this recipe on cooking classy. I think the real genius is in the butter sauce, with lemon and honey for a great sweet sour taste. Ingredients: 8 green asparagus 1 salmon fillet 400 gr potatoes 1 clove of garlic 3+1 tablespoons of butter 0,25 cup of chicken broth 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon…

blinde vink – slavink

I am not quite sure whether there is an English name for this recipe. When I was young, we often ate it when we visited my grandmother. The literal translation is “blind finch”, so I thought a long time we were eating poultry. I was a little surprised to read in Wikipedia recently that the…

Sweet potato muffins

The inspiration for this recipe is coming from runners world, but finally I based the muffins on a recipe of Jamie Oliver. Ingredients: 600 gram sweet potatoes 4 spring onions 2 fresh chilli peppers 6 eggs 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese 250 gram flour 50 gram Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon…

curry pork stew with pineapple

This is a fast and easy recipe for during the week. Ingredients (4 persons): 400 grams of pork 200 grams of canned pineapple 100 ml pineapple juice (from the same can) a bundle of spring onions 1 onion 2 tablespoons oil 3 teaspoons curry (or some more if you want) 150ml vegetable broth 2 tablespoons…

Moroccan meatballs with chickpeas

Recently I was in Morocco to take a break from the cold winter in Western Europe. This dish is compiled on different inspirations from there and from the internet. Ingredients: 400g minced lamb or beef. 2 eggs a small onion 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 5 tomatoes 1 red onion 1 can chickpeas 2 carrots 2 stalks…