Category: Recipes

Risotto with Goat Cheese

Risotto-Goat-Cheese-7What can I say about risotto that I haven’t said before? Actually not much, we just love it and it has become my speciality, I like to try new combinations with different kind of vegetables and of course cheese, normally you would think parmesan but why not goat cheese? The soft goat cheese that is sold here in The Netherlands is perfect for a risotto, gives a different taste, I use normally the one with honey, and that sweetness with the savory is fantastic.  (more…)

Frittata

Fritatta-7Frittata is a fantastic italian recipe where you can use endless combinations of ingredients, I often make it just to “clean” the leftovers vegetables or meat I have in the refrigerator. Just open it and look at what you have and test, then you can have a different frittata every time, perfect that variation. The important that you use good quality ingredients and of course if possible organic.  (more…)

Nasi Spices Mix

Nasikruiden-3Nasi is one of the most popular meals from Indonesia at least here in The Netherlands. Years ago I use to buy a package from the supermarket in which it supposed to be all the spices you need to prepare the perfect nasi. This was before I started to read the labels from all the products I was buying and start to understand all the chemicals and salt I was eating. You should check what you have at home and read the ingredients, you will be surprised that actually you are eating a chemical experiment. Well searching on the internet and reading I got what it looks like the perfect spice mix. (more…)

Healthy Rice

Rice-with-vegetables-8I am not sure how I suppose to call this meal that’s why the name “healthy rice”. It is for my understanding a vitamin bomb because there are a lot vegetables, you could make it fully vegetarian keeping the sausages out, but I think they give extra taste to the meal. It is easy to make, you get your daily vegetables portion and taste great, what else do you need?  (more…)

Saffron Risotto

Saffron-Risotto-6Saffron is the most expensive spice there is. It is a fantastic taste maker plus has also some vitamins and minerals (manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin C and B6), of course you will only use a bit for your meal but still it is good to say that is a healthy spice. The saffron risotto is also known as “Risotto a la Milanese”, a perfect soft, creamy rice, easy to make and very good as side dish for meats or maybe as lunch.  (more…)

Greek Couscous Salad

Greek-Couscous-Salad-8Spring and summer are ideal for salads, fresh and healthy, but there are also warm salads that are good for those days when the sun is less bright, like this recipe where you have warm turkey and warm couscous, perfect for a lunch but also for a lighter dinner, serving with self made tzatziki, there you have the greek salad. You can include any vegetables or salad leaves that you have at home, here is my version.  (more…)

Banana Bread

Banana_bread_6Banana bread is one of those easy and fantastic cakes to make. If you have ripe bananas at home it is the best cake to make to avoid food waste. If you keep in an airtight container will stay good for about 4 days, if you don’t eat all before then of course, My version includes chocolate but if you don’t have you can just leave out, it tastes good as well (more…)

Pasta with broccoli

Pasta-with-broccoli-7Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables there is. Now that the superfoods are so much in, I thinks is right to say that broccoli is a superfood. The nutrients you find besides a lot of fibers are, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E and K, and the metals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Well all good reasons to eat broccoli and this pasta recipe is a one of the many ways your can prepare, healthy and delicious.  (more…)

Paella with meat

Paella-12Paella is the most famous Spanish meal there is, specially the one with fish and sea food. My recipe is a bit of an alternative for those who don’t like fish or who just prefer to try something different. The secret as always is the good quality of the ingredients you use and of course just take your time to prepare because is worth it and very healthy meal.  (more…)

Grilled Vegetables

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Sometimes I hear people saying that eat vegetarian is boring, well that’s absolutely not true. I am not vegetarian, I like to eat meat or fish sometimes, but at home we eat for sure a few times a week no meat or fish at all and it is a very colorful and healthy meal then. If you grilled your vegetables they taste fantastic and they are a bomb of vitamins. You can grill I think all vegetables, it is easy and delicious and you can made endless combinations.  (more…)

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