Jan 7, 2013

Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce

I’m a little late to the party, I know, but Happy New Year, everyone! We had a wonderful holiday and spent Christmas and New Years Eve with tons of family and friends. We had a, get this, Christmas BBQ! Which is crazy with our Dutch winters, but it was seven kinds of awesome. Why didn’t I think of it sooner?! I also did what few other bloggers do during December;…

Dec 11, 2012

Caribbean Roasted Chicken

Why not bring a little tropical flair to your Christmas table? Made this Caribbean roasted chicken and been tweaking it—adding and subtracting stuff—until I got the exact flavour I was after. I’m going for a buffet-style Christmas this year. First for me, but I really liked the idea of making tons of different styles of food so that there’s something for everyone. Having lots of family and kids roaming around…

Nov 25, 2012

Surinamese Fish Masala

Simple dishes are always best, right? This tasty Surinamese fish masala recipe uses only basic ingredients, plus—and this is a biggie to me—you have it on the table in roughly 15 minutes. What more could you ask for? Now I have to say that I love anything curry—it’s by far my favourite spice to work with—and I especially use lots of it with fish and chicken. Somehow it gives the…

Nov 15, 2012

Tavuk Güveç

This sounds kinda exotic, doesn’t it? It’s not really that exotic, don’t worry, it’s a Turkish chicken stew. Real easy to make, a phenomenal flavour and definite crowd pleaser. Sometimes you stumble upon recipes that instantly steal your heart and you wouldn’t even have to eat them to know exactly what they would taste like. If only it worked like that for burgers and fries! Anyway, that’s what happened to me…

Nov 7, 2012

Herb Roasted Drumsticks & Tomatoes

Time to pull out the crowd-pleasers. That’s what I love about autumn food; easy oven recipes. Especially with lots of chicken and fresh herbs. This really is my favourite season of the year. This roasting tray filled with yumminess will take you 5 minutes tops to assemble while the oven does the rest. You’ll end up with lots of golden roasted chicken drumsticks and sweet roasted tomatoes infused with a hint…

Nov 5, 2012

Autumn Pasta Bake

I was flipping through a BBC GoodFood magazine while doing my weekly grocery shopping—something I do every three days, or so it seems—when my eye caught a pasta recipe that included spinach and walnuts. Bingo! Those magazines cost E9,25 here! That’s a whopping $11,85. Absolutely crazy! Left the magazine at the store (seriously, it didn’t even include oven temperatures and their baking time was way off), and just incorporated those…