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Chickpea cumin salad with bacon

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– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kikkererwten komijn salade met bacon

Chickpea cumin salad with bacon
Nowadays there is a lot needed to get me into blogging again. Life with a 9 month old baby is very busy, our week is filled with swimming lessons, mommy & me class, playdates, physical therapy and of course just housekeeping, grocery shopping and cooking. I am especially keeping myself occupied to create recipes for a baby which I prefer to serve unprocessed foods, rather than to create recipes for adults. Let alone testing, writing and photographing such a recipe.

In other words: it’s not so easy Continue reading

Kale salad with spicy honey nuts

Kale salad with spicy honey nuts | in my Red Kitchen

Oh guys, I’m so jet lagged right now. The day before yesterday I couldn’t stop yawning while shopping at Trader Joe’s, it was so embarrassing! I was really hoping the cashier would ask me about my day so I could tell her I just came back from Amsterdam and had a massive jet lag but unfortunately all she said was: ‘thank you for waiting’. Continue reading

Bacon & cheddar egg salad

An egg salad with bacon and cheddar - sounds amazing right? | in my Red Kitchen

Egg salad has been in my life as long as I remember. My grandma makes the best egg salad in the whole wide world – yes I’m serious! I don’t even know what she puts in it. Raw thinly sliced onion, that’s for sure. But there must be a secret ingredient she uses for it.

I need to ask her for the recipe!
But I myself also make a decent good egg salad if I can say so. For the past weeks I’ve been making quite a few egg salads, I don’t even know why. Continue reading

Thai shrimp coconut soup and a cookbook giveaway!

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If you browse through my recipes you see a mayority of Asian recipes. Kinda weird if you know that I’m a 100% Dutch girl, with no foreign roots. I also grew up in a small town in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border with no oriental influences at all over there.

I do have a Chinese aunt, she married my Dutch uncle almost 12 years ago when I was 20. She taught me some of her recipes and three years ago I travelled with her to her home town in China for four weeks. Continue reading

Asian Coleslaw with Turkey

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This Asian-style coleslaw salad is one of my favorites at this moment. I eat this at least once a week for lunch.

Just mix some coleswla coleslaw with romaine and add bean sprouts for an Asian touch.

But the best of this coleswla coleslaw (argh! I keep typing it wrong!) salad is the dressing. Continue reading

Bean and prosciutto salad

Last week I went to Downtown to meet Christine of Feed My Sole. I met her at the dinner at Hinoki & The Bird a few weeks ago, Christine is the organizor of the Meetup group for Los Angeles Food Bloggers.

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Christine made some deviled eggs, they where great! The recipe will be on her blog soon, make sure to check it out!

Christine lives in an amazing loft appartment Downtown. I loved it, it has brick walls and her kitchen is great – it has a concrete counter. Beautiful! Especially for taking pictures 😉

Also that part of DTLA looked great, with hip eateries and boutiques. I have to come back for sure!

It was a great day: we cooked, made photos, ate, talked and had a nice time. All my favorites in one day!

The results of a day full of food blog cooking

I decided to make a salad with beans and prosciutto. Continue reading

Kale salad with mushrooms

As you could read I had dinner at Hinoki & The Bird two weeks ago with three other foodbloggers from LA. I already raved about the great food so I won’t start over again.

Instead I got inspired by this great kale salad that I HAD to make a kale salad myself. Normally in the Netherlands kale is eaten as a ‘stamppot’: you boil potatos and let the kale steam on top of it. Then you mash it together until it looks like this. I don’t like this ‘boerenkool stamppot’ that much, but it turns out I do like raw kale!

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Hinoki & The Bird served a very delicate kale salad, Continue reading