Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Potatoes

Pasta with Pesto Genovese is an Italian dish that we all had a million times; delicious, but always some plain pasta and pesto. Nevertheless, I was quite surprised learning that in native Liguria the dish is typically served with green beans and… potatoes!?!

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Spinach, Mint and Pea Soup

A vibrant green and healthy veg packed soup that is really easy to make to boot.

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Tuna and Coconut Ceviche

It is so incredibly tasty, I think that we have a new favourite way to prepare our tuna steaks!   Continue reading “Tuna and Coconut Ceviche”

Brussels Sprouts Risotto by Ottolenghi

To our pleasant surprise, our son announced a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to cook dinner for all of us.

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Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Wilted Watercress

On the never-ending search for easy and delicious weekday dinners for the whole family, we stumbled on this gem.

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Pineapple, Mango and Coconut Fool

Nothing better than a fresh yet indulgent dessert (with some very nice South African dessert wines from Mullineux and Newton Johnson)…

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Courgette Carpaccio Salad

Koen and I had a mini-cookout a couple of weeks ago. ‘Quick and light’ was the motto and we kicked-off with this Courgette Carpaccio starter that is bursting with flavour!

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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”