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

Indonesian meatloaf

Meatloaf with an Indonesian twist, great to serve with a salad! | in my Red Kitchen

Talking about food makes hungry right? Well, my friends know that I can talk about food constantly, whole day every day, so that is exactly what I love to do! Yeah d’oh, what do you think? Why did I start this blog in the first place? ;-)

Last weekend it happened again, a long talk about food. About Indonesian food this time, the friends that we were travelling from SF to LA with grew up with lots of Indonesian food, something I can really be jealous about! I can’t wait until we will be invited over for dinner (this is not a hint. Or maybe it is…). Continue reading

Spicy roasted potatoes with Thai basil cream sauce

Spicy roasted potatoes with Thai basil cream sauce | in my Red Kitchen

You haven’t heard from me in a while. That’s because last weekend we took an impromptu road trip to San Francisco, where we stayed for 12 hours to pick up a friend and to drive back on the Pacific Coast Highway back to LA. You’re right, this was my 4th (!!) time in 10 (!!) months that I was driving on the PCH. But this time we went on a whale watching tour and we spent the night in Carmel. The PCH is beautiful but I can tell you that the next road trip that I will plan goes to a National Park or the Grand Canyon or something, I want to see more of the US than only California ;-)

Coming home I got a little sick, from tiredness I think. So I was taking some rest and only thought of all the food I wanted to make, instead of actually making it!

But now I can’t wait any longer, because these spicy roasted potatoes with Thai basil cream sauce is so yummy! Continue reading

Meyer lemon poppy seed cookies with chocolate

Lemon poppy seed cookies with chocolate | in my Red Kitchen

- Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Citroenkoekjes met maanzaad en chocola -

There she is again, with another sweet recipe. Yeah I’m sorry… Frieda’s sent me another box of great products and there were three beautiful Meyer lemons in it. Meyer lemons aren’t just normal lemons, they are a special kind of lemons. Just like key limes are a different kind of limes as you could read in my post about key lime pie. Meyer lemons are sweeter and less acidic than Continue reading

Iced strawberry almond smoothie

iced strawberry almond smoothie| in my Red Kitchen

During my first juice cleanse in September last year, I learned that I don’t need a big breakfast in the morning. During the cleanse you have to drink a breakfast juice of 18 floz, two hours later around 10am/11am yet another juice of 18 floz and two hours later it was time for another juice as lunch, again 18 floz. But I really didn’t feel hungry after the breakfast juice, so I was reluctant to drink the ‘in between’ juice in the morning.

Before the cleanse, I often ate yogurt with fresh fruit and homemade maple pecan granola for breakfast, a big bowl around 10am in the morning and then I was only hungry for lunch at around 2.30pm. Continue reading

Summer burger with strawberries

Summer burger with strawberries and bacon | in my Red Kitchen

The sentence that goes through my head right now is: ‘if a burger with strawberries is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. ”
A terrible cliche but so tremendously true.

Because my oh my… this burger with strawberries is só tasty, even though it sounds like a crazy combination. Continue reading

Miso roasted cauliflower

Miso roasted cauliflower, you have to serve this at your next grilling party! | in my Red Kitchen

Sometimes you have those days when there is not much coming out of your hands. I’m writing this at 17:09 on Monday and I have only one thing crossed off of my to-do list for today. And there are only four things on my list: doing laundy, buying groceries, buying new plants, writing blog posts.

Doing laundry: I wanted to do this half an hour ago, but all three washing machines in the laundry room were occupied. So I left my laundry basket there, like: ‘I’m next!’, and I went home to lie down on the couch because I was so tired. Now I might or might not have an imprint of my wedding ring on my cheek… But by now my laundry is in the machine though! Up next is the dryer and once I folded it I can cross that off of my list. Continue reading


A cold gazpacho for hot summer days, so easy to make! | in my Red Kitchen

I posted the recipe for this summery gazpacho on my Dutch blog a little over a year ago. We just moved to LA and I wrote about eating dinner on our balcony.

In the Netherlands, you don’t get that many summer days when you can eat your dinner in the garden or on the balcony. So when you dó get a summer day you grab your chance and you head out. Continue reading