Risotto with Mushrooms

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Risotto is per definition one of the favourites at home, with all kind of ingredients, most of the time I make the vegetarian versions some how they are the most creamy. This risotto with mushrooms is from the book Jamie 30 Minutes Meals, it is is just so delicious, quite easy but as all risotto’s impossible in 30 minutes 😉 In the book is a full menu, risotto, salad and dessert, I only made the risotto and part of the salad, no dessert to keep the meal healthy and all took me about 1 hour cooking, but still I love it and I am going to make again, who cares about the time when a meal is good!  (more…)

Minestrone

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Minestrone soup is one of our favorites at home, normally I use a basis with passata, but this version from Nigella from her book “Kitchen” is absolutely delicious. The good thing from such a soup is that you can just change the ingredients with whatever you might have left over in your refrigerator, perfect to avoid food waste. Also is just what I called a vitamin bomb, since you are using a lot of vegetables and soup is one of the healthiest ways to have your vitamin portion for the day. (more…)

Chocolate Orange Cake

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This chocolate orange cake I have made already a several times and every time looks like taste better. So I thought is about time to share the recipe with you, it is very simple, most of the ingredients you might have at this moment at home, so what are you waiting for? Start preparing and bake! You will enjoy as much as we do at home. (more…)

Kruidnoten

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Kruidnoten are typical Dutch cookies/sweets. Normally you will eat in November until the 5 of December (Sinterklaas) but lately you can find them in the supermarkets earlier in the year. I have to say I am not really a fan of Kruidnoten, but my husband and daughter are, so I decided that it was time to try to make them myself, that way I would know what are the ingredients. This recipe from “Het Nederlands Bakboek” is absolutely fantastic, I have to say I even like them now.  (more…)

Carrot Cake

 

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We go at least once a year to Great Britain on holidays, we love the peace you can have in the country side, also the tearooms, they are fantastic, our favorites are scones and of course Carrot Cake. A few years ago I bought The Great British Book of Baking with great cakes and the best carrot cake you can find. Actually I have bake this cake a few times already but I think, well I am sure, this time was the best ever, so I had to tell you all about.  (more…)

Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables Ragu

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At home we are used to eat pasta, most of the time of with mushrooms or minced meat in a good sauce of course, but chicken is something we don’t do much. When I saw this recipe in the book “Jamie 15 Minutes Meals” I thought, that one I need to try and what a fantastic idea that was, a very healthy meal, full with veggies and a bit of chicken, just for the twist. (more…)

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffin

Blueberry-Cornmeal-Muffin-5Muffins are one of the easiest sweets to make and perfect to share with others. Of course it is something that you can prepare with the kids, they will enjoy making them. These muffins are from the book Kitchen from Nigella Lawson, my daughter and I prepared on a sunday afternoon and they were a success, absolutely delicious, you keep for a couple of days and you can enjoy a bit longer that way. (more…)

Risotto Bolognese

Risotto-Bolognese-4Risotto is one of our favourites at home, actually my daughter says that is my speciality always works, is great and event that for some people might give a lot of work, I enjoy the slow cooking, spoon by spoon. In this recipe from the book Kitchen from Nigella, she gives a twist with another basic sauce the bolognese, something that you will only think to combine with pasta and it is a great combination. (more…)

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