– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Poke bowl met tonijn –
Lately I am trying hard to catch up on all the raw fish I couldn’t eat for nine months. I eat pounds of raw fish weekly, in the form of sushi but preferably in the form of a poke bowl.
Poke is pronounced as Poh-kee, and it’s a Continue reading
– 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
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
Two weeks (and a little bit) until Christmas! Waaaah, time flies! This will be my first Christmas in LA and -even though it’s cold lately- the weather will never be as bad as in the Netherlands. Christmas and sun, that sounds like the perfect combination to me 😉
This week I’m going to give you a full Christmas menu, first course, main course and dessert.
A while ago I promised myself to start cooking with ingredients I’ve never cooked before, like parsnip, Continue reading
I wanted to post this recipe for a Roasted garlic and lentil soup here on this blog but somehow I ended up posting it on my Dutch blog first.
I love soup, but this will be the first soup recipe on this blog. Shame on me!
Maybe the weather in LA is still too good to start making soup? I don’t know about you but I guess I only think of soup in connection to fall or winter. Maybe I should promise myself to make a big pan of soup each week. Tomato soup with meatballs, Potato leek soup, Mushroom soup, Chick Pea soup, Continue reading
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!
Hinoki & The Bird served a very delicate kale salad, Continue reading
I’m not really into the real Dutch cooking. We call it the ‘Hollandse pot’ and it includes all the old fashioned Dutch cooking like stamppot (potatoes and vegetables mashed together) and cooked potatoes, vegetables and meat. Not really exciting and new.
But a ‘couple’ of years ago there was a Dutch colony in Indonesia. Continue reading