Marinated Soy Chicken with Sesame Seeds

Recently I’ve been trying to get more skilled in different cuisines than the ones I usually cook. Not saying that I’ve fully mastered the Italian or Mediterranean cuisine. Not at all. I’m just interested in learning about other flavours and other ways to cook a meal. Mainly I’m focusing on Asian cuisine. In March of…

Italian Tomato Soup with Basil-Rocket Pesto

I’m pretty sure that it’s not a big secret that I love the Italian kitchen. I mean, I didn’t blog about it for one month straight for nothing. That is why I always try to make any staple dishes with an Italian twist. Mainly, this results in me adding tons of Italian herbs to my…

The Kitchen Takeover – Fusilli Gorgonzola di Papa

Absolute fantastic recipe for cheeselovers. It’s my dad’s signature dish that no one else ever cooks. I can do it, but it just never seems to taste the same as when he makes it. Honestly, this is a recipe that you might need to get used to. I’ve only been eating it for a year…

The Kitchen Takeover – Beet and Mashed Potato Casserole

I’m fairly certain that this is one of the first dishes that my mom taught me how to cook. It’s incredibly¬†simple to make, yet you learn a few basics throughout the process, such as how to cook minced meat but most importantly when you’re Dutch, how to boil potatoes and mash them.Only a couple of…

The Kitchen Takeover – Macaroni di Mama

If you think you know comfort food, think again. My mom’s macaroni beats everything. It’s for those days when you’ve gone cycling to work in the rain and when you drove home it was still raining. For the days when the whole word seems to be against you. The days when you’re way too tired…

Saltimbocca

Before my second time in Rome, which happened about a year and a half ago, I have never actually tried the world famous¬†saltimbocca. Shame on me. It just never occurred to me to order it when I could eat genuine Italian pizza. Me and pizza have a very special bond, you know. Anyways, my dad…

Couscous with Roasted Pumpkin

How’s the weather where you live? Here in The Netherlands it’s quite strange actually. Just like the last couple of years, summer started late, so we’ve had a pretty warm September. Thankfully, there have been some colder days and I can wear my beloved sweaters again. I am so looking forward to a cold winter…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

All pasta lovers assemble! This is the spaghetti recipe to end all spaghetti recipes. It’s fresh, it’s beautiful, it’s delicious. Just know that it is probably not a great idea to eat this before you’re going on a date or dancing, as there are quite some strong flavours involved. Namely garlic.Seriously though, I sincerely believe…

Christmas Menu Inspirations – Starters

How are you all? Busy preparing for Christmas? Do you already have your entire menu planned or are you still looking for some inspiration? If it’s the latter, you came to the right place.

Honey Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt and Oregano

I remember the first time I ever ate sweet potatoes in my life. It was on a hot summer’s day while I was on a holiday with my parents in the US. More specifically, we were seated on the terrace of our hotel’s restaurant in Mackinac Island, Michigan, overlooking the magnificent Lake Huron. We were…