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…

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 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,…

Aug 19, 2014

Egg Curry

Boy, am I glad to be back in my kitchen. Even though we took a 20ºC drop in temperature. It feels like autumn here. We vacationed in Spain, Mallorca, and the hotel we choose turned out to serve absolutely horrible food. Nothing was fresh or properly cooked, it was a nightmare. Dried out cucumber slices and carrots and overcooked frozen fish is really gross, trust me on that. The rest…

Jun 11, 2014

Spicy Curried Paneer

I spotted the ‘One-Hour Cheese’ book by Claudia Lucero when I was cruising kobobooks. My favourite pastime. Bought it, and when I glanced over this curried paneer recipe, I knew it would be the recipe I’d start with. Adding curry powder to the cheese itself is so brilliant in all its simplicity! First time someone asked me if I’d ever eaten grilled paneer, I shrugged my shoulders and thought they were…