Nov 9, 2014

Guajillo-Braised Beef Short Rib Taco

I’ve always liked taco’s—not the crispy version, though—but never really fell this much in love with them until I had my first bite of these. Was flipping through my Tacolicious bible when I ran into this sentence: “These short ribs cooked slowly with Guajillos break down into the perfect braised meat: rich, a tad spicy, and appropriately messy—a true sign of greatness”. Try and resist that! I was facing some…

Sep 24, 2014

Indonesian Glazed Meatballs

I so wanted to call these ‘keigoeie ballen’ (that’s Dutch to you, I know), or perhaps even ‘awesome sauce’. Bottomline: these are the real deal. So crazy good that the guys continue to fight over who gets the last meatball. Silly men. Me, of course. Here’s how it started: a couple of weeks ago I ran into Lonny Gerungan’s Kecap sauce during grocery shopping, and on a whim I decided…

Sep 13, 2013

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

As soon as the leaves start to fall, and there’s that first hint of autumn in the air, I can get so excited over the prospect of slow-simmered stews, rich soups and hearty casseroles that it’s pathetic. Sorry for those of you mourning the loss of summer. If you’re a food snob you might want to turn around and run while you still can. What you’re about to witness will…

Jul 22, 2013


This tastes so good, it is ridiculous! How’s that for an opener. When I signed up for the foodblog swap—a fun concept between a group of Dutch foodbloggers who cook something from each others blog—I was real happy to have been dealt Ellen’s blog, In My Red Kitchen. Had a hard time picking just one recipe… girlfriend can cook! While perusing her blog, my eye was drawn to something called…

Jun 17, 2013

Bacon & Avocado Burger

The burger bandwagon rolls on and on. Been wanting to do a new burger—seasoning, sauce and all the other fun stuff—for some time now. So as soon as the sun broke out, we fired up the pit. I needed that kind of energy today. This sure is a burger with a powerful personality. Instead of my usual way, seasoning the ground beef, I decided to make a rub and season…

Jun 10, 2013

Bacon-Wrapped Beef, Potato & Apple Burger

It’s a good thing a girl’s gotta eat every day. Not only because I’m really good at it, but because I’m also stuck with an infinitely long and ever-growing list of ‘try this’ recipes. Really glad I made this one after I received from a girlfriend the other weekend. These are not you’re average burgers, let me tell you that, they’re laced with sweet potatoes, fresh apple and Cajun seasoning….