Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Ragù Bolognese

Why, oh why didn’t I try this one before?? Hearty beef ragù covered in a creamy layer of crispy crusted mac ‘n’ cheese! Hmmmm…. ultimate comfort food!

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French Onion Soup (revisited)

Another zen moment for me during very hectic weeks at work: making your own classic French onion soup.

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Quinoa Porridge with Grilled Tomatoes and Herb Oil

Final recipe from our week trying out Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook!

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Lentil and Root Vegetable Mash with Wine-Braised Shallots

Potato based stews are definitely a staple in Dutch cuisine (curly kale, endive and sauerkraut are the most popular), but this stew made with root vegetables, lentils. The boozy shallots/gravy is absolutely incredible too. A must try winter dish!  Continue reading “Lentil and Root Vegetable Mash with Wine-Braised Shallots”

Tagliatelle with Walnuts and Lemon

We took Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook from the bookshelf and in no time we found several vegetarian recipes to give a try.

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Macaroni and Cauliflower Bake With Two Cheeses by Gordon Ramsay

Okay, okay, Gordon Ramsay’s original recipe had 3 cheeses, but it was unfortunately not possible to get my hands on Lancashire and Cheshire cheeses here in Holland. 🧀

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Pale Ale Mac ‘n Cheese

Craft beer and Mac ‘n Cheese in one dish ? It must be the ultimate hipster food! 😱

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Asparagus, Pea and Fennel Risotto with Chopped Pistachios

Not too many changes were made to this fennel risotto recipe I posted last year. The original was already really tasty, but I decided to add a bunch of griddled green asparagus and fresh peas. Consequently, a really nice summer risotto chuck full or veggies. Continue reading “Asparagus, Pea and Fennel Risotto with Chopped Pistachios”

Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Now tomatoes are getting at their best again, this is a delicious risotto recipe to take full advantage!

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