Category Archives: 6 Snacks

Basically not being main of vegetable recipes

Chicken liver pâté

Homemade chicken liver pâté. Easy, cheap but special. This time I was inspired by a foie gras starter we had this summer in France. The chef added a little quatre épices which I liked very much. The problem with chicken … Continue reading

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Garnalenkroketten (Dutch Shrimp Croquettes)

The croquette is a very typical dutch snack, we eat about 18 croquettes per person per year. Although those are mainly beef croquettes, this version with shrimps is more popular in Belgium. The principle is very simple: you make a … 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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Filet Américain

Different from what the name suggests, this is a very typical dutch sandwich spread. I know that in France and Belgium they mean something else with “filet américain”, something the rest of the world calls “steak tartare”, but I’m dutch … Continue reading

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Whiskey Chocolate Brownies

Although I only baked it twice, this mudcake a.k.a brownie recipe is already proven a big hit. Maybe it’s the whiskey that makes even men drool? RECIPE For the cake 250g butter, chopped 200g dark chocolate, chopped 375g caster sugar … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

I agree with Paul Bocuse that many heirloom vegetables should stay forgotten. But only the ones that ran out of fashion because of their taste, like turnips. Yuk! On the other hand, there are also vegetables that just became unpopular … Continue reading

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Kimchi Pancakes

I’ve never been a big fan of pancakes, until I discovered the Asian way of making pancakes. First Okonomiyaki, this Japanese pancake stuffed with “whatever you like”, which is normally a combination of vegetables, meat and seafood (click here for … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Lemonade Syrup

I don’t have many good memories of my grandmother’s cookery, but her rhubarb lemonade was something special. I’m sure I didn’t even like rhubarb in those days, but I loved this lemonade. Fruity, tangy, sweet and very refreshing on a … Continue reading

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Ice Filtrated Consommé

As a kid I loved clear soups, especially consommé. Probably because I was a very picky eater, I used to get scared of too many “thingies” in my food. So the simpler, the better. And you can’t get much simpler than consommé! … Continue reading

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Dutch Mooncakes (gevulde speculaas)

I have these old molds for Chinese mooncakes and yesterday I finally took up on my brilliant idea to use them to make “dutch mooncakes”. Okay, the only thing Chinese would have been the molds, but still, from the outside … 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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Caramelized Walnuts & Pecan nuts

I’m very fond of nuts, pecan nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, you name it. Caramelizing them will give them yet another dimension. Less bitter and a lot crunchier, almost unrecognizable as a  nut. They are perfect for upgrading simple desserts and cakes. I … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Beef Noodles (soup)

This recipe for cinnamon beef is slowfood and fastfood at the same time. It’s slowfood because it will take a few hours of stewing to tenderize the meat. But in China it’s considered to be fastfood, there are numerous noodle … Continue reading

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Lemongrass & Ginger Liqueur

One of my most memorable restaurant experiences was in February 2004 at Oud Sluis. I remember my friend and I were a bit disappointed when reading the tasting-menu, it didn’t look that exciting. But wow, were we wrong!  Every single … 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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Century Eggs

After I had a nightmare experience with stinky tofu I took the advice of a friend to never try thousand year old eggs. I was told they were the most horrible thing ever. And you keep hearing horror stories about … Continue reading

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Can Eriği Crumble

Always curious for new foods I don’t have to think twice when I see something new to me at my turkish vegetable shop. And this time it wasn’t that difficult to find out what it was either, because this fruit … 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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