It has been a busy couple of months and unfortunately I haven't been cooking as enthusiastically as usual. Working on your feet all day can often just make you want to sit down with a glass of wine when you get home and not stand up again voluntarily. Lots of hours at work has led to … Continue reading Hasselback Sweet Potatoes in Black Bean Szechuan Sauce
Autumn has arrived with enthusiasm here, turning the leaves the most beautiful colours. It is great weather for a cup of tea and piece of cake. On a recent day off I decided to create a more wholesome version of the delicious cake I made a few weeks ago, with a few flavours bumped up. I was very pleased … Continue reading Cardamom Lime & Pistachio Cake
While pondering what to do with some leftover black olive & walnut relish from the Avocado Burgers I made the other day, I spied a glorious zucchini patiently waiting in the vegetable bowl, and I knew what needed to be done. Serves 4 as a side or snack Things that go in: 2 large zucchini sliced … Continue reading Stuffed Roast Zucchini
A few days off from work so it is time for some experimentation... I have been eyeing up the incredible avocado creations by FoodDeco for a few weeks now and had an idea to transform one of my favourite Community salads into the filling for an avocado 'burger'. I have to say I was pretty damn pleased … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Black Olive and Walnut Avocado Burger
Sick in bed with a horrible cold, dreaming of warm summer days and balmy evenings, a chilled glass of white wine and this beautiful salad from salad genius Hetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen. The fresh peppery basil makes a suprisingly perfect addition to the sweet charred peaches and the creamy mozzarella. This salad is simplicity at it's … Continue reading Grilled Peach Basil & Mozzarella Salad
Over the past three weeks there has been a rather terrifying drop in temperature here in Amsterdam. The summer was incredible and surprisingly long, but I noted with trepidation, that people seemed to be very Game of Thronesy about the summer ending; the second the sun went behind a cloud everyone would start proclaiming that summer was over and … Continue reading Cumin Carrot & Red Lentil Soup
What resulted was some damn good banana bread.