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…

Saltimbocca

Before my second time in Rome, which happened about a year and a half ago, I have never actually tried the world famous┬ásaltimbocca. 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…

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…

Oven Roasted Trout with Fresh Herbs

One of my all time favourite fish recipes is this one: a whole trout roasted in the oven and filled with herbs, lemon, onion, and garlic. It reminds me of lovely summer evenings, when the sun is still shining, the temperature is still warm, and the white wine is cold.Go to your local fish shop,…

Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Summertime means salads. Light and fresh meals or side dishes that are quick to make and even quicker to eat (because they’re so delicious). One of my favourites is this Broccoli Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts.

Zucchini Mint Soup with Smoked Salmon

I don’t know about the rest of the world but it’s been abnormally warm in The Netherlands this week, with the temperature reaching 35 degrees in some places. It’s lovely though if you have vacation (like me) and can go to the beach with friends when you want (like me). When it is as hot…