Feb 13, 2016

La Place Tuna Salad

By far the best tuna (salad) sandwich you’ll ever sink your teeth into. There, I’ve said it. This is the tuna salad I paid good money for when I didn’t have the recipe yet; I thought it would be far more complex. They sell this beauty over at la Place—a lunchroom in the Netherlands that belongs to a chain of stores (V&D) that recently went bankrupt. Such a shame. Anyway,…

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…