Category: Side dishes

Brussels sprouts mash with roasted garlic and mustard

Brussels sprouts mash with roasted garlic and mustard - great side dish for Thanksgiving! | in my Red Kitchen #thanksgiving #recipe #thanksgivingdinner #spruitjesstamppot

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Spruitjesstamppot met gepofte knoflook en mosterd

These past weeks I like to go to the Farmers Market on Sundays. Leaving the house quite early (for a Sunday, and especially for us), taking the baby in the stroller and have breakfast at the market itself. And buy fruit and vegetables for the coming week of course. Always following the seasonal offerings. After buying the vegetables it’s time to meal plan for the week and go out for the rest of the groceries.

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Cauliflower mash with boursin

Cauliflower mash with boursin | in my Red Kitchen #cauliflower #lowcarb #paleo #cauliflowermash

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Bloemkoolpuree met Boursin

I wanted to share his recipe with you last week but I happened to have a few bad days (stupid hormones!) and our home server on which I’m keeping my photos broke down suddenly so I couldn’t edit them.

But a new week means new opportunities, so here it is: Cauliflower mash with boursin! I had often heard of it but never tried it myself. That’s because I am not so fond of cauliflower, but I found out last summer that cauliflower is so delicious when roasted (see Miso roasted cauliflower)!

For New Years we went a few days to a cabin in the mountains with friends. Snowy mountains that is, yes even in California!! On the day we drove up the mountains we found ourselves in a huge snow storm. That storm was 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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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

Curried roasted carrots with egg

Curried roasted carrots with eggs, a perfect brunch dish! | in my Red Kitchen #carrots #recipe #eggs #paleo #curry – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Geroosterde kerrie wortelen met ei

For the past six weeks P was working a lot. Or was it seven weeks? I completely lost all sense of time, I have no idea… He worked regularly until around midnight, and even on weekends he had to be at the office.

Sporadically he came home around dinner time if he was lucky, and a few times they gave the whole crew a day off on Sunday to take a break or because they were expecting a tough week. Just a few more of those days to go for him… the deadline is today. Or next Monday, they’re not quite sure yet 😉
P and I got totally confused by the days. Today is Friday or Wednesday? That’s what happens if you work over the weekend.

Fortunately it is a fun project he’s working on. That’s making up a bit for the fact that he worked 185 hours in the past two weeks Yep, 185 hours, that’s not Continue reading

Roasted carnival squash with gorgonzola

Roasted squash with gorgonzola, mushrooms and apple | in my Red Kitchen #fall #fallfood #pumpkin #squash – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Gevulde pompoen met gorgonzola

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

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

Food Truck Tuesday – The Chili Philosopher’s Cornbread

Cornbread recipe from the one and only Chili Philosopher | in my Red Kitchen #foodtrucktuesday #foodtruck #cornbread #corn #bread

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Maisbrood van The Chili Philosopher

I’ll keep this short because I don’t want to keep you from making that delicious beef chili that I just posted. And okay, I’m also writing this blog post a little last minute because I did other things

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Spicy roasted potatoes with Thai basil cream sauce

Spicy roasted potatoes with Thai basil cream sauce | in my Red Kitchen – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Pittige geroosterde aardappelen met Thaise basilicum roomsaus

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

Miso roasted cauliflower

Miso roasted cauliflower, you have to serve this at your next grilling party! | in my Red Kitchen – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Geroosterde bloemkool met miso

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