mini cakes

Springtime sweetpea and basil mini cakes with vanilla and lemon frosting

This month my eldest has her birthday. The entire month, that is, because due to school weekend activities and family members being on holidays, her birthday celebration is being stretched over a period of five weeks. This can mean only one thing: lots and lots of cake! Because she reached the age of elegant young […]

mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto with tarragon oil and toasted pecans

When I posted my overnight oats recipe last week, my sis-in-law responded on Instagram that this would make my brother a happy man, because Bircher was one of his favourite breakfasts. Fond as I am of my brother, I didn’t know that. Apparently, busy adult living means you sometimes miss crucial developments in each other’s […]

bouillon

Homemade mushroom, herb and vegetable broth

Though a lot of dishes can be made perfectly well with stock made from stock cubes, nothing beats the flavour and nutritional value of a home cooked vegetable broth. That said, I’ll start with the confession it took me years before I truly felt this way. In my heart I just knew that broth made […]

beetroot hummus

Roasted beetroot hummus with walnuts and lemon zest

Truth be told, when I first made this roasted beetroot hummus, my primary motivation was its looks. What better way to give a platter of veggies and falafel wow factor than by serving it with the contrasting colours of herby cream and bright pink hummus for dipping? But as it is with judging a person […]

falafel

Crisp and herby homemade falafel

Every November my husband and his friends take off to a holiday rental, where they spend three days playing games and catching up. During these weekends they traditionally feed themselves with tinned soup and kale mash, but one of the nights my husband does the cooking, choosing a  surprise theme or cuisine to feed the […]

gevulde pompoen

Stuffed squash with herby wild rice salad and pomegranate

After a few weeks of trial cooking, last weekend I finally managed to tick that one important Christmas preparation box: deciding which dishes are going to make it to our Christmas dinner table this year. I know Christmas is supposed to be about surrounding yourself with your loved ones, who don’t need much more than […]

tarte tatin

Baby beetroot tatin with red onion and balsamic caramel

With two more weeks to go, Christmas preparations are in full swing. The tree’s up and decorated, Christmas presents are picked, bought and handmade and I’m happily testing recipes for our family Christmas dinner. Right now, this beetroot tatin is on the shortlist! For children and grown-ups alike, there’s something utterly festive about being allowed […]

hummus

Hummus with smoky roasted red pepper

Did I really never post a hummus recipe before? Considering the large amounts of hummus consumed in our house every week, it’s high time I filled in that gap. Because it combines wonderful flavour with being healthy, versatile and ready in no time, hummus is the kind of food of which everyone should have a […]

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