Category Archives: Side Dishes

Recipes for Vegetable Side Dishes

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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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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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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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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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 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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Broccoli with Sweet Chilli Sauce

RECIPE Cook broccoli florets in boiling salted water to your liking. (for me that’s about 6 minutes) And serve with a sauce made of : 80 ml sweet chilisauce 2 T light soyasauce 2 t limezest 2 T limejuice 2 … Continue reading

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