Gluten-free crackers, 3 ways


Today is already the last day of September, and that means the last day of the Pure Food Challenge! For a month I ate ‘pure’, without any sugar and refined carbohydrates. During the week I actually ate no carbohydrates, on weekends occasionally some bread, flatbread or pancakes and then only the whole grain variety.

It went actually pretty good, my goal has been met Continue reading

Socca with za’atar parsley pesto

Socca with za'atar parsley pesto | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #pizza #chickpeas #socca

If you’re looking for me, I’m doing a happy dance in the kitchen next to the oven where I’m making this delicious socca. “Huh? Socca?” I hear you think!

A socca is a kind of pancake made of chickpea flour that you bake in the oven. The origin of the socca (or “farinata”) is Continue reading

Meet Salted, an online video cooking school


Two weeks ago, the online video cooking school Salted launched and I was invited to attend the pre-launch party! Really nice of course because there was good food,a nice view on Venice beach and four LA based chefs who told why they cooperated with Salted. But what is Salted anyway?

Salted is a website with several cooking videos in which various chefs demonstrate cooking techniques and share their best recipes. How do you make a really good grilled cheese sandwich? How do you roast a steak? And how to use a wok? Sushi rice, how do you prepare that? Salted gives you the answer!


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Roasted carnival squash with gorgonzola

Roasted squash with gorgonzola, mushrooms and apple | in my Red Kitchen #fall #fallfood #pumpkin #squash

The last few days weren’t as hot anymore as it was last week in LA. Ok still a really nice temperature, but no heat wave anymore. Now I could finally prepare the carnival squash I received from Frieda’s. Because believe me, if it’s so hot, I have absolutely no desire to turn on the oven, let alone to eat squash.

I didn’t grow up with pumpkins and only Continue reading

Dragon fruit & banana soft serve

Pink dragon fruit and banana soft serve - only two ingrediënts and no difficult appliances needed | in my Red Kitchen #paleo #dairyfree #icecream - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Dragon fruit & bananen ijs -

Nowadays I feel like a super hippie who’s connecting with the earth and I secretly kind of like it. I’ve always been a fan of home made food, to bake my own bread for example or even making hummus or pesto. But lately I thought I had no time to do this, so I bought ready-made hummus and bread which contains much more than just flour, water, salt and yeast.

But since I have created the Pure Food Challenge (which is happening this month) I take time again to make things myself. I’m testing Continue reading

Avocado salad dressing

Green avocado salad dressing | in my Red Kitchen #dairyfree #glutenfree #paleo #avocado - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Groene avocado dressing -

Warning: this might be the shortest blog post ever written bij me. I have 0.0 inspiration right now because it’s way too hot to think in LA. I am so glad that I don’t have a real job, because I’m totally worthless right now.

I have just moved my laptop to the dining table where an air conditioner is hanging next to it. Of course it helps a bit, but for a few days now I walk Continue reading

Zucchini spaghetti with baked ricotta

Zucchini noodles with baked ricotta, such a healthy dish! | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #pasta #zoodles - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Courgette spaghetti met gebakken ricotta -

I can’t believe I haven’t even told you yet about that one Friday night that I had to take P to the ER. But fear not… he has been walking around again!

It happened in the evening at 9pm, we were preparing the guest room and we had just received a new internet modem. I was in the bedroom and P was busy connecting the modem in the living room. Suddenly I hear him Continue reading

Curried zucchini fritters with spicy shrimp

Curried zucchini fritters with spicy shrimp, a balanced and healthy meal! | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #zucchini #pancakes #shrimp #paleo - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kerrie courgette koekjes met pittige garnalen -

Summer is still in full swing in California and to be honest I don’t want to think of pumpkins, while the whole internet already filled with autumn food such as pumpkins, cranberries, apples and oh, pumpkins!

I really don’t want to think about it just yet ;-) I embrace summer squash a bit as long as they are here in the store, so yay for zucchini! Last week we ate a whopping Continue reading

Iced coconut and almond milk latte

Iced coconut and almond milk latte, with a subtle sweetness of the coconut milk | in my Red Kitchen #coconut #almond #latte #coffee #drink - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kokos amandel ijskoffie -

You can barely call this a recipe but I háve to share this with you guys.

This iced coffee with coconut and almond milk is a healthy alternative to a latte if you can’t have dairy. But yuck, I hate the word ‘healthy’ and I just used it. I hate it because what’s healthy for me may not be healthy for you and vice versa. And our bodies can handle some ‘unhealthy’ food, as long as it’s in moderation. And what is Continue reading

Chunky feta dip with almonds

Chunky feta dip with almonds | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #snack #feta #recipe - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Feta spread met amandelen -

It is the start of day 4 of my month without sugars and refined carbohydrates, and it’s going great! In the end I feel much better when I eat real food, so why do I fall in the same traps again every time and I find myself with a donut in one hand and a piece Continue reading