Dutch Janhagel cookies

Dutch Janhagel cookies for the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap | in my Red Kitchen #fbcookieswap #cookies #cookie #dutch #almondcookie

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Janhagel koekjes -

Last year I had a lot of fun participating in the annual The Great Food Blogger Cookie swap. Yes, that’s right. That’s a cookie exchange among food bloggers.

The rules are simple. You sign up. You will receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. You bake three dozen cookies. Cookies that you wrap up well and that you send by post to the other three food bloggers. In return, you get three boxes of 12 cookies sent home, by random food bloggers. So much fun, and also very delicious!

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A foodie’s Christmas wish list

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Just as last year’s Christmas gift guide for foodies, I created a wish list again for this year! I have no hard time at all buying Christmas gifts for my husband P, but I know he has a hard time finding something for me!

I don’t blame him, because it ís hard to buy something for a lucky girl who already has everything, including an amazing and understanding husband ;-)
Last year my list was quite successful, he gave me that beautiful enamel sauce pan, a pasta machine ánd a cheese board. Lucky me!

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Kimchi fried rice with bacon

Kimchi fried rice with bacon - an easy and quick meal that's packed with flavor! | in my Red Kitchen #kimchi #korean #bacon #friedrice

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kimchi nasi met spek -

Are you also so tired lately? I can take a nap every day and every night I fall asleep on the couch around 11pm. That sounds very early to me as we normally go to bed around midnight ;-)

I think it’s an end-of-the-year fatigue because I especially suffer from it on cold and rainy days. And I’m looking forward to Continue reading

Home made kimchi

Home made kimchi -  easy to make and so delicious! | in my Red Kitchen #kimchi #homemade #korean

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Zelf kimchi maken -

I don’t think I’ve even heard of kimchi while living in the Netherlands. But thankfully LA is a melting pot of cultures so right after moving here I was introduced to kimchi.

Kimchi is a Korean side dish made of fermented vegetables. Many vegetables and spices are used to made into kimchi but the most well known one is kimchi made of napa cabbage fermented in kochukaru. Kimchi is eaten as a side dish, served raw with rice and Korean barbecue. But you can also make some delicious fried rice with it! Next week I’ll share that recipe.

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Pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookies, tis the season! | in my Red Kitchen #cookies #chocolate #pumpkin #cookie #holidays

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Speculaas chocolate chip koekjes -

Not that long ago I received a message from a good friend who is a photographer and studio manager for a well-known brand. Did I want to bake cookies…

Bake cookies? Of course! She needed cookies for a photo shoot with a little girl. Of course she could go to the store to buy cookies but she thought I might like it to bake the cookies. Well, you bet I will!  Continue reading

Banana chia oatmeal pudding

Banana chia seeds oatmeal pudding | in my Red Kitchen #healthy #breakfast #oatmeal #banana

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Havermoutpap met banaan en chiazaad -

I told you before that I like to go hiking every week in the Santa Monica Mountains. “Hiking” is nothing more than walking up and down the mountains as a workout. ‘My’ trail is a paved path that leads to a boy scouts camp. It takes me 45 minutes to walk there, so every week I spend 1.5 hours on hiking.

I love it! I enjoy the nature, it’s peace and views over the city and sea. And it’s also cheaper than going to a gym ;-)

But… that nature also has a downside. A few weeks ago while I was back on the way down, I saw Continue reading

Mexican shredded beef salad

Mexican brisket salad, can I eat this every day? | in my Red Kitchen #brisket #salad #Mexican - Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Mexicaanse stoofvlees salade -

My friend Simone from Simone’s Kitchen is a lucky girl! After she asked me to write a recipe for her blog during her vacation, I had so much inspiration that I came up with two recipes. I didn’t know which one I had to give it to her, so I sent her both recipes.

Last week you could already read about the Guacamole with beet and apple, but this week we’re giving you the recipe for a Mexican shredded beef salad.
And oh boy, this one came out delicious! For a while now this recipe was on my ‘to make’ list that I keep in my phone.

Mexican brisket salad, can I eat this every day? | in my Red Kitchen #brisket #salad #Mexican

That is actually a list that is getting bigger rather than shorter, so hold on tight! There’s a lot of goodies coming because I want to make everything of course ;-)
I got the idea for the Mexican shredded beef salad in a modern dinner here in LA. We have been there twice and I ordered their brisket salad both times. I am always a huge fan of trying something new but I can not guarantee that the next time I’m there I’m not ordering the brisket salad ;-)

So buy a piece of brisket and go visit Simone’s Kitchen for my recipe for Mexican shredded beef salad.
Enjoy!

 

Roasted Brussels sprouts with almonds

Roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan cheese and almonds, perfect side dish for the holidays! | in my Red Kitchen

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Geroosterde spruitjes met amandelen -

Brussels sprouts. Something I didn’t like when I was young, I should believe my mother. But I can’t remember that I ever ate Brussels sprouts when I was little so I honestly wouldn’t know it.

Maybe it’s just a thing you know, kids don’t like Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are ‘yuck’ so kids don’t eat it.

But now I know better. You too? Because Continue reading

Guacamole with beet and apple

Guacamole with beet and apple | in my Red Kitchen #guacamole #Mexican #beets #apple

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Guacamole met bieten en appel -

Today you can find a new recipe by me on the blog of Simone, Simone’s Kitchen.

Simone herself is vacationing for a month with her ​​lazy ass in Indonesia and she asked me to write a guestblog for during her absence. No I’m kidding. Not about the guest blog but about her lazy ass. Simone is one of the hardest working people I know, and I often think, ‘How does she do it ?’.
Muchos respectos for Simone and I hope they are enjoying their vacation immensely!!

You should follow her Facebook page, I already saw some nice pictures from Indonesia passing by.

And after that you should go to Simone’s Kitchen for my recipe for Guacamole with beet and apple!

A surprising combination that is oh so yummy. And also perfect for Fall, right?

Guacamole with beet and apple | in my Red Kitchen #guacamole #Mexican #beets #apple

 

 

Chickpea soup with spinach

Chickpea soup with spinach. Is it winter yet? | in my Red Kitchen #chickpea #soup #fall #winter #spinach #spinachsoup

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kikkererwtensoep met spinazie -

You know it’s fall when you’re craving chickpea soup with spinach! This soup is one of my favorites as it has two of my favorites: chickpeas and spinach!

6-year old Ellen would have never thought that spinach would be one of 32-year old Ellen’s favorites ;-) I hated spinach, as well as lots Continue reading