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 […]

bao buns

Bao buns with glazed aubergine and mixed mushrooms

Ever since making my first culinary attempts with a Chinese school friend, I´ve loved Chinese cooking. Over the years I´ve cooked my fair share of stir-fries, wonton soup and dim sum, to name just a few. Since turning vegetarian, though, I´ve had to reinvent many of my staple recipes and I have to admit I´ve […]

pumpkin cinnamon sticky buns

Pretty pumpkin cinnamon sticky buns

Welcome, glorious pumpkin season! To the delight of my family and dinner-joining school friends, these days you can find me turning pumpkin into something roasted, mashed or baked almost every week. Pumpkin simply makes so many things even better. This doesn’t hold true for savoury dishes only, but also for sweet baking. The addition of […]

pumpkin puree

How to make pumpkin puree as a base for baking

Autumn being in full swing and Halloween just around the corner, our house is filled with all things pumpkin. We have our carved pumpkins decorating the garden and we’ve already had our fair share of squash soup and roasted pumpkin dishes. Apart from starring in savoury dishes, though, pumpkin can also happily take on a […]

roasted squash

Couscous with maple-roasted squash and crunchy chickpeas

Autumn is here and I couldn’t be happier with the prospect of all the warm-spiced sweet and savoury foods to be enjoyed in the next couple of months. Roasted squash and pumpkins, freshly picked chestnuts and seasonal baking, I’m ready to go! This week I put my oven to work and welcomed the season with […]

roasted chickpeas

Crisp-roasted spiced chickpeas

As you can tell from my recipes, I love chickpeas and I use them whenever I can, but up till recently I’d only used them in their soft, floury state. I´ve been missing out! A while ago I finally ventured making these attractive, spicy-looking crisp-roasted chickpeas you can see circulating on the Internet. They were […]

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