Category: Recipes

Baked potatotes

Oven-potatoes-3Potatoes is one of those ingredients that you can make in endless ways, boiled in water, fry, baked or mashed. Also it is a great source of vitamins C, B6, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc. So forget about that myth that potatoes are making you fat, if you cooked them on the right way are perfectly healthy and even healthier if you eat them with the skin, because the skin has the most vitamins.  (more…)

Scones

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I think Scones is one of our favorites at home to have with a cup of tea, typical English. Actually we go to the UK almost every year, we need to get some supplies, like English Tea, special flours that are difficult to get in Holland or they are much more expensives, or icing sugar. Then we enjoy going to the tea rooms to have a scone, the best scone ever I had in York, since then I have been searching for a good recipe, combining ingredients and this is my favorite one, still the one in York is winning but I maybe one day I get the secret ingredient.  (more…)

Cheese pie with ham and leek

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This is a very simple and delicious pie to make as main course for 4 people or just as a side dish in a party, since you can make in advanced and just warm up when you are going to eat. Also for the filling you can just add whatever you can find at home, other vegetables like onions, paprikas or aubergines and the ham you can leave out or even replace for bacon or chicken, this last one is best if you first bake in olive oil with some salt and pepper.  (more…)

Vegetables Bouillon (Broth)

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I love to make my own vegetable bouillon (broth) because every time taste different, it is easy to make, you can freeze in portions and use when you need it and of course it is healthier because you know what is in there, you have put the ingredients, no chemicals are there. This recipe will help you to make the most fantastic broth with a lot of vitamins and more.  (more…)

Kofta

Kofta-8Kofta is one of the those recipes that everybody make just some how different. I have tried many recipes from books or magazines, so making my own combination finally I got the one is perfect for me and for my family. We love it so much that normally I make a very big pan that way we can eat at least twice. It is a perfect meal to freeze. Once you tried you will make it again!  (more…)

Granola

Granola-3Granola is one of the most populars grains at this moment and if is selfmade is absolutely fantastic. You can have for breakfast or giving extra taste to your ice cream, perfect with milk or yogurt. Has a lot of vitamins but also sugars if you are not very careful. My own granola is a bit of everything and actually never taste the same because I constantly change the ingredients, depending in what I have at home at that moment.  (more…)

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone-6Minestrone soup is a fantastic meal because you can put anything you can find at home, from carrots to peppers, celery, leek, any vegetable is good. If you look in books or websites everybody has a different one, you have them just with stock or like this one with passata. It is an endless combination meal and if you make a lot, you can freeze and then the second time taste even better.  (more…)

Lasagna

Lasagne-8Lasagna is one of those meals that I have tried many times, from books, magazines or websites, but somehow never seemed to work the way it should be, always just too moist. Finally after searching and testing I found my own way to get the perfect lasagna, the secret is just to cook the sauce as long as possible, that way the liquids will evaporate and you will get what you are looking for. So this is my recipe, of course you can change the ingredients to your own taste, just remember to make sure the sauce is not too runny. (more…)

Bruschetta Tomato Basil

Bruschetta-2Bruschetta is one of those breads that you can eat as a starter, side dish or even as appetizer. You can make all the combinations you want, serve with all kind of ingredients. The secret is to use good quality bread and the most fresh ingredients you can find, then of course you need very good herbs and sometimes spices, depend on the combination you choose.  (more…)

Spanish Casserole

Spanish-Cassoulet-4After a couple of weeks off, finally life is starting to go to normal and I can get back into my cooking and then of course time to update my website. This Spanish Casserole I learned years ago from my mum, but every time I make is surprisingly delicious, I forget that something so simple and easy to make is just fantastic. The secret is the kind of meat you use and the freshness of all the ingredients, all natural flavors come together to a great meal. (more…)

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