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Flavour explosion Tandoori chicken naan pizza Today I want to share a really good recipe for a special pizza. A flavour explosion Tandoori chicken naan pizza! Almost every Friday I make homemade pizza for the family and we are all very crazy about our own pizza here. But when we eat it every Friday, we also need some variation for the toppings, other wise we would get bored of it. A while ago I tried looking for some new flavours and came across this recipe. It really amazed us all, because it came with an explosion of so many flavours and textures that at the same time combine so well together. First you have the soft naan bread with cumin and garlic. Then the quite spicy sauce and chicken with yogurt and at last the sweetness and softness of the mango!!! Next to that you also get a taste of…

Preserving fresh herbs in the fridge Did you know that you can preserve fresh herbes in the fridge 2-3 weeks if you wrap them in a wet piece of kitchen paper towel? It’s true!! I have done it many times by now and it surprises me every time how long they stay fresh. I just love to use fresh herbs in my food and in the spring and summer I try to grow my own favourite ones in the garden. In the winter I mostly by a small plant to keep in my kitchen window, but sometime I also buy a little bunch, which is already cut of the plant. Most of the time I do not have to use it all for one dish and find it’s a pity to throw it away. So I have experience that you can actually store it for quite a long time in…

Roasted Beet, Baby Kale and Brie Quiche I just love the Internet and all the things you can find there. A while ago I came across this recipe ‘Roasted Beet, Baby Kale and Brie Quiche’ and made it together with my cooking club. It was just delicious and perfect for a side dish or as a main meal because it’s fills quite a lot. The smell of the quiche is so wonderful and strong from the very first moment you put the vegetable in the oven till the whole quiche is ready. Today Today I would like to share it with you as well because it a recipe where you can easily replace the vegestables for others. There are many different roots vegestables which would be just as lovely in this combination with the brie and Fontina cheese. You just need to try it out and see what works the…

Make your own Granola Breakfast is one of the most important meals according to wise people, and I think that they are right. I really feel much better after a healthy breakfast than for instance after eating a delicious croissant. My favourite breakfast at the moment is yogurt with banana and Granola. I always make the Granola myself and often change from time to time with my ingredients. Oatmeal is always the base and the rest depends on what I can find or which mood I am in. I make my Granola with: Oatmeal Nut mix without salt (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans and raisins) Dry fruit (plum, apricot, pear, apple) Mix of Super fruit and seeds (cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goijberries and mulberries) Hemp seeds Lin seeds Chia seeds Sometimes I bake all the ingredients (except the fruit) 15 minutes in the oven, but moostly I don’t even bother.…

In my search for healthy snacks I found this recipe; spinach and sweet potato muffin. I gave it a try and I absolutely love them. They are lightly clammy with a little bit sweetness from the potato and saltyness from the Parmesan cheese.  Very healthy and full of flavours. If you want to try them yourself I here leave you the recipe. They are very easy to make and the preparation cost you only about 30-40 minutes. Ingredients: 100 g young spinach leaves 180 g flour 3 tsp baking powder 150g sweet potato (peeled and grated) 60 g sun-dried tomatoes (pot drained and cut into pieces) 30 g parmesan cheese (grated) 2 eggs 150 ml skimmed milk 2 tbsp olive oil muffin pan with 12 holes greaseproof paper What to do: Line the muffin pan with baking paper. Cut 24 squares from the greaseproof paper and place 2 on top of…

Healthy Banana bread with walnuts, I love to experiment with new recipes and at the moment I want to find tasty healthy recipes, which my children also would love to eat. My youngest daughter is very critical with food and would (if I let her) only eat unhealthy food, like lots of chocolate, candy, and pancakes and for dinner only pasta with a lot of cheese. So I have decided to go look for new tasty healthy recipes’ and try them out one by one. One of the problems I have with my girls is especially in the afternoon when they come home from school. They are then hungry for sweets and often get a snack like a Sultana of some kind of wheat cookie which sound kind of healthy but isn’t really, I think. So I wanted to find something, which could replace this. Looking through Pinterest (which is…

The fall is all around us and it’s time to give you a recipe for a very special Spice cake of mine, which will fit perfectly for a rainy day in the fall. The recipe I have had since I was a girl. I think I made it for the first time at school when I was 11/12 years old?? I still love this Spice cake very much and wanted to blow some new life into it. Normally I only put a little bit of icing sugar on top of the cake but this time I wanted it to be more luxereus and special. I decide to put some caramelized nuts onto it. I found a special mix in the store with different kinds of nuts together with cranberries and raisins and that was going to be for my topping. I have never tried to make caramelize nuts before so…

I have now been living in Holland for 20 years, but one think never change I guess and that is the love for Danish pastry. I just love the Danish bakery. It’s quite different from the Dutch one, but luckily I can make the most things myself here in Holland and today I was in a mood for the Cinnamon roll. Cinnamon rolls are so delicious!! A little bit hard on the outside but soft and sweet on the inside. What I particular like about them is the spice Cardamom that is inside the dough. It gives it a special taste together with the cinnamon. Today I wanted to try something new with the rolls. I wanted to add some apple to some of them. (I saw it somewhere on the internet and thought it could be nice to try) I split the portion of dough in two. One with…

Leftovers! I think we all now and then have some leftovers from our dinners, and most of the times I think it’s a pity to through it out just because it’s not enough for another meal for the whole family. I have here found a great way ‘What to do with leftovers’ in another meal and it almost doesn’t matter what kind of meal you have left. You can use this recipe in so many ways and combine it with extra vegetables or what you have in your kitchen cabinets ( rice, couscous, pasta or with different kind of cheese.) This time I had a leftover of pasta with pomkin and gorgonzola. The dish was perfect as it was, but we couldn’t eat it all and what was left wasn’t enough for all 4 of us the next evening. So I decided to make a Quiche with the leftover. Leftovers:…

At the moment when I am busy painting the stairway every day, I do not have much energy over to cook something special in the evening. Yesterday I decided to make an easy vegetable soup. I like to make something out of what I have and like that create a new recipe. Sometimes it works out perfectly and other times it’s just okay for that one time. The vegatable soup from yesterday turned out really nice, so nice that I want to share it here with you on the blog. Vegetable soup: This is what I used for the soup: 1 ½ zucchini, 2 celery, 1 red onion, 1 leek, 1 clove of garlic, 6 small sweet potatoes 1 liter Chicken stock 50 grams of soft goat cheese 100 gram crème fraise 3 dl milk 100 gram parmesan Salt and pepper Clean and cut all vegetables into small pieces. Put…

Bulgur/Quinoa salad This weekend I had a birthday party from one of my best friends here in Holland. It was a very different kind of birthday. Not like all others, because she had invited 9 of her best girlfriends to an oil painting workshop. How special is that? We had a lot of fun with painting. Later this week I will show you pictures of our workshop and great results, but today I will like to share this recipe I made for all of us in the evening, when we were done painting. We all brought some food with us so we didn’t have to cook after an intensive workshop. I brought a Bulgur/Quinoa salad with homemade pita bread and tzatziki. A light but filling meal with a lot of fiber’s and vitamins in, perfect for after an intensive afternoon of painting. This is what you need for the Bulgur/Quinoa…

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