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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Mushroom Ragù and Creamy Polenta Lasagna

I followed the suggestion to make a double portion as it was advertised by Daniel Gritzer of seriouseats.com as an epic vegetarian sauce. Continue reading “Mushroom Ragù and Creamy Polenta Lasagna”

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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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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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”

Spanakoriso by George Calombaris + Spanakoriso Arancini

I also got George Calombaris’ new cookbook Greek for my birthday. 😀

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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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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”