Author: Marta

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken-Tikka-Masala-9Who doesn’t like Chicken Tikka Masala? I think everybody love it. I have eaten a few times using those ready sauces from the supermarket, they were not great but the taste was almost as the real thing. Finally in Jamie’s Comfort Food it was the perfect recipe, actually one of the less complicated recipes from the whole book, still quite elaborate, but absolutely fantastic in taste. (more…)

Scandi Almond Cookies

Scandi-Almond-Cookies-7Sometimes in the weekend my family asks if I want to make some cookies, I have to say they are not really my speciality, some how they don’t turn so well as they are to be expected. These almond cookies from the GBBO are simple and everybody, even me, can make them. Although mine didn’t look very pretty, the taste was absolutely fantastic.  (more…)

Pasta with Zucchini

Pasta-with-Zucchini-3I love pasta, you can make in so many ways, very complicated sauces or very easy and fast. This recipe from Nigella is highly recommended, specially if you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen, in no time you have a nice dinner with quite a lot of vitamins thanks to the zucchini. (more…)

Cypriot Lamb Dish

Lamb-casserole-8A couple of weeks ago I decided to make this dish from Annabel Langbein, it was the first time for me to cook pastinak and it was perfect, according to my family maybe too much carrots, but I still think that it was good, I adapted a bit the ingredients and the quantity to make sure we had enough food to be able to eat twice, actually the second time taste even better, all the spices have done their extra work. (more…)

Pancakes from Leon

Pancakes-8American pancakes are one of our favorites to have for breakfast. We use to buy some packages in the international section from our supermarket, but since we discovered this recipe from Leon, no packages anymore! It is not very simple, according to the recipe is only 10 minutes preparation and 5 baking, but that’s not true, takes a bit more. It’s ok because meanwhile you wake up and you will enjoy a fantastic breakfast.  (more…)

Apple Pie

Appeltaart-8Apple Pie or Appeltaart, like we say in Holland, is one of the most traditional Dutch cakes. On the weekends after a walk in the dunes or at the beach, Dutch love to go to a terrace to have “koffie met appelgebak”. Of course not all apple pies are good, we have tried many times at home, even from those packages where you only add a couple of ingredients plus the apples, but still there were a bit disappointing, until I found this recipe in “Het Nederlands Bakboek” and this is heaven, the best home made apple pie ever.  (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…)

Dutch Ontbijtkoek

Ontbijtkoek-6Ontbijtkoek is a typical Dutch cake, if you translate means breakfast cookie. Well this one is my daughter’s favourite, normally you buy at the supermarket or the bakery, they are not expensive, but one day checking at the list of ingredients I realised how many unnecessary ones are in there, so I searched in my book “Het Nederlandse Bakboek” and I gave a try, I have made already many times, my daughter doesn’t want the one from the shop anymore, this is so fantastic and without ingredients that we can not even pronounce.  (more…)

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Appel_Cinnamon_Muffins_6I love muffins, specially with fruit or chocolate, I decided to make apple cinnamon muffins because I had a couple of apples that were getting a bit old just to eat like that, so a cake is one of the best ideas to avoid throwing away food. After checking in the internet in few websites I found the one I liked the most to try, the recipe you can find in here: http://carolinebrouwer.blogspot.nl/2010/10/appel-kaneelmuffins.html  It is in Dutch but there is a transaltion option. Delicious and very easy muffins. (more…)

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