Chive

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Chive is family of the onions but maybe a bit less stronger. It is great taste maker in salads or mixing with cream cheese or other meals of course. It grows very easy, I planted years ago in a big pot in my garden and since then every spring I get this gorgeous plant with beautiful flowers, bees love the flower, that last until almost winter. You only need to give water and once a year some vitamins. For the rest be careful because it can spread very easy around. (more…)

Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal-Cookies-5Oatmeal is one of the most healthiest grains there is, has a lot of vitamins, proteins, minerals and fibers, also you can make a delicious breakfast or bake fantastic cakes or cookies. All of them good reasons to use! Well in a day like today, cloudy and not very pleasant for spring day, the best you can do is bake something, so why not this oatmeal cookies? They are easy to make and kids will enjoy helping, last time I made them with my daughter, good fun. (more…)

Pasta Salad

Pasta-Salad-3When the days are getting warmer there is nothing better for lunch or dinner that a good nutritious salad. They are very easy to make and with a lot of combinations of course, and because I grow some veggies in my own garden it is just fantastic. The rocket leaves and the radish are now on their best, really tasty and full of vitamins specially because I only pick them up just an hour before we are about to eat, so fresher you can not get.  (more…)

Vegetarian Pie

Vegetarian-Pie-8We all know that we need to eat at least 200 gr. vegetables per day, sometimes we struggle because we might not get to that, well there are always options, like a soup or a vegetarian pie, where you can hid a lot of vegetables and get your portion of vitamins and proteins. You can let your imagination goes and use anything you like, as long you have a lot of them, more or less keep the proportions as in my recipe and you will have a success on the table.  (more…)

Pizza

Pizza-12Who doesn’t like pizza? I don’t think I have ever meet somebody who doesn’t like pizza, you can have in all ways, gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian, with meat or fish, only cheese, you name it, all is possible. That makes that pizza is one of the most populars meals there is, you can make as healthier as you want or as unhealthier as you can 😉 We don’t eat very often pizza but when we do we make it ourselves, it is worth to learn how to make the dough, the taste is nothing compare with those ready pizzas.  (more…)

Oregano

OreganoAmong other herbs I also grow oregano in my garden, it is fantastic to see how big gets the plant in the spring summer, to die in the winter and then to see it regrow in the spring again, mother nature is just incredible. This is one of the reasons I like to grow herbs, vegetables and fruits in my garden, to enjoy and learn how things work.  (more…)

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…)

Rosemary

Rosemary-2A few years ago I planted a small rosemary plant in my garden, it was really small, I never thought that will be so big as is now and I am actually very happy with that, because rosemary is a beautiful plant, that in the spring will give you some flowers and of course is a great taste maker in your meals as well as very healthy, full vitamins and nutrients. So you have it all for your garden, plus the advantage for your food, what else do you need? (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…)

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