Spaghetti with a Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Squash is pretty versatile. Oven roasting, a mash, a hearty soup or as part of a risotto? Been there, done that. Using squash as a basis for a pasta sauce? A definite must-try!!

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Lentil and Root Vegetable Mash with Wine-Braised Shallots by Yotam Ottolenghi

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 by Yotam Ottolenghi”

Macaroni and Cauliflower Bake With Two Cheeses by Gordon Ramsay

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

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Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Crostinis

Another great sandwich from Jeanine Donofrio’s The Love & Lemon Cookbook.

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Tian Provençal (Aubergine, Courgette and Tomato Casserole)

Whatever you call this one, a Tian Provençal, ratatouille or a confit byaldi, they are all very nice varieties of delicious Mediterranean casseroles!

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Pasta with Creamy Leek Sauce and Walnuts

We tried Marley Spoon again for a couple of weeks but in the end, postponed it again as the recipes we chose were generally not a success. However, this one was pretty darn good!

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Peperonata with Pearl Couscous and Cod

This is a take on peperonata, the classic Mediterranean bell pepper stew. An ideal light dish for (hot) summer days.

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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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Lasagna by Tom Kerridge

I was looking for a ragu bolognese in Tom Kerridge’s cookbook Best Ever Dishes and found this very interesting lasagna recipe. Continue reading “Lasagna by Tom Kerridge”

Mushroom “Risoniotto” (revisited)

Last week was mainly revisiting some earlier recipes that we liked very much

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Mushroom “Risoniotto” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

This quick risotto-type pasta dish comes from his “River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes” cookbook.

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Prime Rib Roast with a Baby Potato Gratin

The main dish of our recent cookout: garlic and thyme coated prime rib roast served with a cheesy onion, bacon and baby potato gratin.

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