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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…)

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…)

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…)

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