Category Archives: 4 Vegetables

Recipes for/with Vegetables

Chicory and Chicken Salad

Not the most simple salad because of all the ingredients, but not that complicated either. I particularly like this salad when I'm hungry on a hot summer day. Substantial, but still light and refreshing because of the crunchy apple, the … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant Salad

Together with Fish frangrant eggplant and Thai coconut scented eggplant this is my favorite eggplant recipe. Especially in summer. It’s pretty simple, it’s just a bit of work to grill all the eggplant slices if you just have the one … Continue reading

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Melon, strawberry and chili flakes salad

Another one of my most favorite salads. Pretty simple, but pretty good. Perfect for a summer’s day and my entry for the dutch foodblogevent which theme is strawberries! For the salad: 1 melon 250g strawberries 1 banana (optional) For the … Continue reading

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Tomato and Avocado Salad

One of my favorite if not most favorite salads. I eat it with steak or fish or just about everything. Make sure the avocado is nice and soft and the tomatoes have as much flavor as possible. For the salad: … Continue reading

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Piperade with smoked peppers

I don’t know why bell peppers (paprika’s in dutch) hardly ever seem to play the leading role in (my) recipes, but in this Spanish inspired recipe they do. It’s not the quickest recipe, but it is easy and you can … Continue reading

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Fish Fragrant Eggplant

Another classic from Sichuan. There’s no fish or fragrance of fish in there, it’s just a reference to the sauce that originally was used in a famous fish recipe. Like most classics there are hundreds of variations on the dish, … Continue reading

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Grilled Beef with Hoisin Salad

Tomato, cucumber, red onion and beef sounds a bit boring for a salad. That’s probably why we only eat this salad about once a year. But every time we do I’m pleasantly surprised, thinking: “We should eat this more often!”. … Continue reading

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Thai Coconut-Scented Eggplant

Another “classic” in our home. Quick, easy but still very, very tasty. I really recommend the thinner, lighther purple Asian eggplant, but regular eggplant works too. You could pan fry the slices of eggplant before you add them to the … Continue reading

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Cooking sous-vide at home

If you don’t want to spent thousands of euro on a professional waterbath (Roner) or even a hundred or two on a temperature controller (SousVideMagic) for your ricecooker or crockpot, then this might be something for you too: an electrical … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Vegetables with Tabil

I love the bold flavors of the spices with the soft and smokey flavors of the vegetables in this dish. It’s a bit of a hassle to grill all the slices if you just have the one griddle pan, but … Continue reading

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Hot smoking

I’ve always loved barbecueing, the taste of roasted meat with the smokey flavour of the charcoal, I just love it. Unfortunately, living in the city for the past 20 years, means I hardly ever barbecue. Not even once a year. Poor me. But fortunately, … Continue reading

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Stewed Pears (stoofpeertjes)

   This is one of those typically dutch recipes that will never die out. Eaten for dessert but more often as part of a wintery meal. They match beautifully with braised red cabbage or Brussels sprouts and lots of mashed potato. … Continue reading

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Bang Bang Chicken

  Nice cold dish for a warm summer evening. Or a maybe a picnic. The name refers to the technique for shredding the meat : just bang it with a rolling-pin before you tear the meat into long shreds.  You can use poached chickenbreast, … Continue reading

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Warm Bok Choy Salad

I love Bok Choy. Especially the smaller, green version, called Shanghai Bok Choy. I love its crunch in a fresh Thai Green Curry. But served with simple fish (e.g. steamed salmon) or chicken (e.g. Soy Chicken) this warm bok choy salad it also pretty … Continue reading

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Spicy Eggplant from Sichuan

This is an easy, healthy vegetable dish. You can eat it warm or at roomtemperature. Quite convenient if you have other dishes to prepare. I think it combines very nicely with “sichuan water boiled beef” . It’s best with the long and thin asian … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Soup

When the sun is shining and the tomatoes are red, fragrant and cheap I love to make this easy, healthy tomato soup. Roasting the vegetables gives it a more intense flavour. RECIPE 1 kg tomatoes 1 big red onion 1 … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Salmon with Green Beans

This fairly simple recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Easy to prepare beforehand, so perfect when having guests. Many people have tried this dish already and I’ve never heard of anybody not liking it. It’s just surprisingly good. Even if … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad

  RECIPE 300 gram fresh spinach 1 big handful of basil, sliced 200 gram grilled chicken 250 gram brown mushrooms 250 gram strawberries 100 gram roquefort Toss the spinach with the following simple vinaigrette: juice of half a lime 5 … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic

  What is there to say. I bought this little garlic roaster a few years back just for its cuteness. I haven’t used it that much. Probably because I think you can just as easily roast your garlic by adding them to your … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Compote

People’s first reaction to this recipe normally is quite sceptical. “Garlic and ginger in rhubarb?!”, they say, pulling a face at the same time. But I can assure you it’s worthwhile. Traditionally most people in our country only know rhubarb as a dessert. … Continue reading

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