Mar 31, 2015

Huevos Estrellados

This tapas recipe by Omar Allibhoy has been on my to-do list forever now. What kept me so long? I couldn’t get my hands on Padrón peppers. Sad, isn’t it? You just couldn’t find them here… up ’til now. Last week I got a food pr-box (called the foodybox — muchisimas gracias, Robert Kroon) and lo and behold, in it I found these green beauties from the guys over at…

Feb 2, 2015

Miso Udon Noodle Soup

You know that pesky 4pm snack phenomenon, right? Around that time most of us suffer from a serious energy dip, I know I do. What a lot of Dutch folks do (and probably a gazillion others around the world as well) is whip up a cup-a-soup. For years I kept a package or two in the cupboard, while I never really did like how it tasted. Heck, it’s powdered instant soup: flavour-wise…

Dec 15, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs & Jalapeño Cucumber Relish

This is, hands down, the best relish I’ve ever had and it will become a serious staple in our home. It’s a flavour explosion like no other: sweet, sour, slightly salty, fresh, crunchy, spicy and so darn flavourful. It really packs a punch. This simple and fast relish from the Tacolicious book alone makes the gazillion calories in this bacon wrapped ‘hot dog’ totally worth it. While the original recipe…

Dec 8, 2014

Thousand Island Eggs

Simple recipes rock my world. Especially when it comes to comfort food. This one takes hardly any time to prepare or cook, only needs a handful simple ingredients and has a phenomenal outcome every time. It belongs to the legendary Maya Angelou, God bless her soul, who wasn’t only an iconic poet, author and professor who used her voice to inspire and educate, but what many people don’t know is…

Sep 30, 2014

Kay’s Club Sandwich

Now this is a serious lunch. So serious in fact I have to split it with someone as I can barely eat half of this. I really wanted to share this recipe with you because I have a thing for club sandwiches—they make me all giddy and happy—probably because they’re kinda retro and I’m partial to old-school comfort food. But that aside; there’s something really satisfying about biting down on…

Sep 8, 2014

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Family life settled back to a calm pace. Call me a terrible mom, but at the end of the vacation I am so ready for the kid to go back to school and get some peace and quiet around here. Domestic chores seemed to have settled down as well; within 5 minutes, tops, he can make any size living room look like it’s been hit by a tornado. It’s a talent,…