Pistachio cake with chocolate cream

Pistachio cake with chocolate cream for the #LACakeClub | in my Red Kitchen #pistachios #cake #chocolate #losangeles

“The cake I made for the LA Cake Club and the cake I was supposed to make for the LA Cake Club”

Starting next Monday I’m avoiding sugar and refined carbohydrates for a month, quite exciting! But that doesn’t mean I can’t have sugar and carbs right now, right? ;-)

So when last Sunday the LA Cake Club took place again, I just had to join. The LA Cake Club is a Continue reading

Spaghetti with meatballs Mexican style

Spaghetti & meatballs - Mexican style! | in my Red Kitchen #mexican #recipe #spaghetti #meatballs

Oh Mexico! What I would like to come and visit you on vacation! But unfortunately we already used our vacation days this year for our visit to the Netherlands. Maybe next year then? Or should we go to Hawaii?

Last weekend I happened have to a very Mexican weekend in LA, filled of good food. And not Mexican food as I know Continue reading

Noodles with snow peas and goma dare dressing

Noodles and snow peas with goma dare dressing | in my Red Kitchen

If I want to do my husband a favor than I have to serve him snow peas. And preferably raw. I try to eat them raw myself sometimes, but alas… I really wish I like them, so I can snack raw snow peas instead of potato chips or chocolate ;-)

But however, I like them stir-fried! Fortunately, because there were beautiful purple snow peas in the box I received from Frieda’s this month. I had to be quick because once P would see that there were snow peas in the fridge, I would lose them, and Continue reading

Green tea and strawberry popsicles

Green tea & strawberry popsicles, a great dairy free snack! | in my Red Kitchen

On social media I see a lot of people talking about that summer is coming to an end (well surprise… not in LA! ;-) ), but be honest, do you really need to use summer as an excuse to eat popsicles?!

Last weekend we were in Las Vegas, which is a four hours drive from LA and it’s located in the middle of the desert in Nevada. Summer is still in full swing, and desert + summer = way too hot! Jeez, that wasn’t fun… It was 107 degrees Fahrenheit, and ‘fortunately’ Continue reading

Israeli couscous with tomatoes and zucchini

Couscous with tomatoes, zucchini and ground beef. A delicious kitchen sink meal! | by 'in my Red Kitchen'

A kitchen sink meal doesn’t sound very appealing to me. But appearantly that’s an American thing, this kitchen sink meal. This meal often comes in the form of a salad or soup, and it’s made after cleaning out the fridge and cupboards. This way produce waste doesn’t need to go down the kitchen sink, through the waste shredder. Have I told you yet that I love that thing? It’s also Continue reading

Food Truck Tuesday – Salted caramel ice cream sandwich

Double chocolate salted caramel ice cream sandwiches, dangerously delicious! | in my Red Kitchen

Before we moved to LA I already started to follow a couple of restaurants, food trucks and LA food bloggers on Twitter. And because of that I looked forward to our move even more! There was so much to discover in LA.

One of the food trucks that I was already following on Twitter & Instagram was Coolhaus. Coolhaus makes ice cream sandwiches. Ice and cookies = ice cream sandwich. Or: one of the most delicious things on earth. Ice cream in combination with something doughy is always a good plan: ice cream with pancakes, cake with ice cream or ice cream in a big cone. Or with cookies of course because… how brilliant is that? Just scoop some ice cream to taste between two soft cookies to taste, that’s exactly what Coolhaus does. On our fifth day in LA, I already ate my first Continue reading

Meyer lemon sorbet prosecco cocktail

Lemon sorbet prosecco cocktail, yay for summer! | in my Red Kitchen

My mouth is half numb while I type this because I just came back from the dentist. It was the third Wednesday in a row that I had to be there. Or well, ‘had to be there’…

The first time I was there for a checkup after not seeing a dentist for 1.5 years. So now there is a lot that needs to be done, according to my American dentist. After an extensive checkup where fourteen pictures (both X-ray and normal) were made, I walked out the door with an extensive Continue reading

Salmorejo – chilled tomato soup

Salmorejo, a Spanish chilled tomato soup that's so much better than Gazpacho! | in my Red Kitchen

What is a person without friends? Not much in my case. It’s so fun though, moving to the other side of the world with just your husband and spending lots of time together. But of course I also need to do things with friends: going to see a movie, going for a walk around the block or simply meeting for coffee.

Those moment are important for talks about all things women. Dieting, running a household, clothes… you know the drill. Things that P doesn’t care about, because why should he care when I walked out of the beauty salon with a bloody Continue reading

Nom nom nom tag

Uhm what?! Well… The nom nom nom tag is a list of questions for food bloggers, and when they answered it they should pass it on to other food bloggers. So it’s like a chain letter, but then fun. Because it’s about food and you get to know the person behind your favorite food blog.

Simone (Simone’s Kitchen) tagged me in her nom nom nom tag (Dutch only) and now it’s my turn.
Let’s go! (& I promise to keep it short :P )

What kind of food do you like that others don’t like (& vice versa)
Wow that’s a hard one! I do like some weird combinations like raisin bread with liver paté Continue reading