Enchilada Lasagna

After having made the enchilada sauce for their Mexican Gnocchi recipe, this time I tried out One Green Planet’s entire recipe for Enchilada Lasagna. Continue reading “Enchilada Lasagna”

Bulgar Wheat and Lentil Salad with Spicy Kale and Feta

As part of my birthday party, I also served this delicious salad based on Sabrina Ghayour’s Warm Salad Of Spiced Kale, Bulgar Wheat And Puy Lentils recipe.

Continue reading “Bulgar Wheat and Lentil Salad with Spicy Kale and Feta”

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”

Grilled Pasta with Feta

This dish from the Plenty More cookbook is a variation on “Baked Ziti“, the classic Italian-American oven dish.

Continue reading “Grilled Pasta with Feta”

Spicy Chorizo and Pinto Bean Chili

I had a package of fresh chorizo sausages in the fridge. Using them for a delicious bowl of chili seemed a pretty good idea to me!

Continue reading “Spicy Chorizo and Pinto Bean Chili”

Roasted Broccoli Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

I admit that broccoli soup didn’t sound very appealing at first, but this one from Daniel Gritzer at Serious Eats turned out really great.   Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds”

Parsnip and Ginger Soup

The “River Cottage Veg” cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall proves to offer a wealth of delicious recipes (i.e. more to follow….)

Continue reading “Parsnip and Ginger Soup”

Lentil Soup with Gremolata

An easy Italian style lentil soup that is packed with flavour due to ‘gremolata’: a mixture of parsley, lemon zest, garlic and olive oil.

Continue reading “Lentil Soup with Gremolata”

Around the World – Morocco – Chickpea Tajine with Couscous

I found some fabulous M’Hamsa Couscous (hand rolled and sun-dried for a toasted flavour) and tomato passata from Les Moulins Majoub. Time to get my tajine out and make a stunning veg packed dish! Continue reading “Around the World – Morocco – Chickpea Tajine with Couscous”

Parsnip Soup with Apples and Walnuts

I like root vegetable soups with spices, so when I saw some sunchokes (“aardperen”) in the supermarket I immediately wanted to try them.

Once in a while, it’s time to spend the entire day in the kitchen and try to recreate some of the recipes I wanted to cook and pair it with some nice wines from the cellar. As usual, it was easy to persuade Koen and Erica to come over to help me out with the cooking/tasting. This Saturday we had another of those “cookouts”. In the next posts, you will see the results.

What worked and what didn’t:

I found this recipe from Marcus Samuelsson on Serious Eats. The soup was really delicious. The addition of sunchokes gives a floral note to this spice-infused soup. The apple/walnut topping gives it a crunchy and zingy finish. Yum!

Recipe accuracy:

The recipe was easy to follow and timing was accurate. Serves more than 6.

Verdict: 9/10;  definitely worth making again