Category: Lunch

Portobello Mushroom on Puff Pastry

Portobello Mushroom on Puff Pastry

The Portobello Mushroom on Puff Pastry is a recipe I found in a cookbook called Fresh by Michele Cranston. At first glance it looked too elegant, thus too complicated to make (probably due to the combination of making a puff pastry and Portobello in one dish), but the list of ingredients was so simple that I decided to give it a try. Good I did because not only did it turn out looking just like Michele’s picture but it was fast, easy and really REALLY delicious. (more…)

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Have you ever been to a restaurant only to find yourself wanting to eat just their House Salad? Why are House Salads always a side dish anyway? Why do I get the funny look when I order the House Salad as my main course? (Note to the waiter: I’m not trying to be cheap and I’m not on some really weird diet. I just LOVE your House Salad.  There’s nothing else i want to order from your menu.) (more…)

Broccoli Salad With Red Grapes

Broccoli Salad With Red Grapes

With obvious reasons my husband and kids are the first to try any new recipe I make. Most of the time they are willing to try everything, but this time, with the Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, it took a bit of convincing from my end. I guess you can say I have some non-broccoli lovers at home.  (more…)

Fresh Guacamole

Fresh Guacamole

In my opinion the bowl of guacamole should be bigger than the bowl of chips.  Why does everyone do this the other way around??

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The Classic Korean Gimbap (김밥)

The Classic Korean Gimbap (김밥)

If I were to describe Gimbap (김밥 or Kimbap) I would say it is the friendly version of sushi.  All the ingredients are cooked (no raw fish!) and the popular beef marinade that makes Korean BBQ so popular is included.  It’s easily portable too so it’s a favorite choice for picnics, outdoor events, and large parties to feed a crowd.
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Tuna Salad with Apples

Tuna Salad with Apples

Tuna salad made with finely chopped apples is surprisingly sooooo good.  I would’ve never thought to add apples to my tuna salad until I tried it for the first time a few years ago at a pastry boutique shop (Saranne in Oisterwijk, the NL) here in my local village.

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Homemade Hummus – A Family Tie

Homemade Hummus – A Family Tie

Either you love hummus or you don’t.  Which side are you on? At home we have a 50/50 split with daughter #1 and I loving it and daughter #2 and husband preferring something else.  My son will eat it one day and the next day not, so it continues to remain a family tie.

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Shrimp Pad Thai (CWF: Carolien)

Shrimp Pad Thai (CWF: Carolien)

Pad Thai is internationally known as the signature dish of Thailand. It started as a street food and common choice at casual eateries, but with the popularity of Thai cuisine spreading around the world it’s no wonder this delicious stir-fried noodle dish has become a favorite outside of Thailand and a standard on basically every Thai menu.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken

Thai Red Curry Chicken

This Thai Red Curry Chicken is really REALLY good. So good that even my Dutch husband said he could eat it every day. ‘Hmmmm’, I thought. ‘I think I have a keeper here’.

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Bibimbap 비빔밥  (CWF: Liesbeth)

Bibimbap 비빔밥 (CWF: Liesbeth)

Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a signature Korean dish that has become very popular far beyond Korea. It is pronounced BEE-BEAM-BOP and it literally means ‘mixed rice’. Sounds a bit boring (the english translation part that is) but if you know anything about Korean cuisine you know you’re in for a whole lot more than just mixed rice. And once you’ve tried bibimbap you will with no doubt fall in love with Korean food.

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