June 9, 2017

The tastiest dinner ever

This afternoon while biking home Soline suggested we swap our roles. She is Bahar and I am Soline. She cooks. I take a shower, sit back, and read my book till the diner is ready. Only under one condition: I should stay away from her! She'll choose what to cook, get the ingredients sorted out and prepares the dish. I couldn't agree more!
She did a great job in being "me". Came to the bath room while I was under shower to make sure I don't waste too much water and am ready in three minutes! Once out, she came to check whether I am using my body lotion, smeared some on my back quickly, and headed back to her kitchen prepared a nice plate full of strawberries, cherries and peach for me.

Once ready, she asked me to set the table and tada!

June 5, 2017

Nuts and Chickpeas Burger

tasty, easy and quick!
All you need for 4 person: 100g Oatmeal, 150 mixed nuts, 1 onion, 1 egg, some mixed herbs, smoked paprika powder, a can of chickpeas

grind and mix everything

add the egg

put them in the mid section of the oven (250 C 5-10 min)
serve with a tasty sauce, wait! how to make the sauce?

rasp half a cucumber and squeeze it in a sieve to get rid of its water 

squeeze a garlic clove and a lemon on it , add salt, pepper and oregano and mix it with a pack of sour cream


April 13, 2017

Prawn and Green Asparagus

It's asparagus fever time for me. Put asparagus and prawns together add some fresh and grated cheese on top, season with asparagus sauce and enjoy this delicious meal!

stir 300-500 grams asparagus that you've cut in big pieces with butter, set aside. stir fry 500 gram prawns in a bit of olive oil, in which you've fried 3 chopped garlics and chilli pepper and add to asparagus.

add fresh cheese with herb, asparagus sauce and grated cheese on top, put it in the oven (180C) for 20-30 minutes.

March 15, 2017

Wok with Cranberries

It's been a couple of weeks that I've converted to a vegetarian. One day three of us decided to stop eating meat and poultry. To be clear, fish, egg, and dairy products are not excluded.

Here is what I made for tonight

It's Japanese noodle with vegetable and vegan meat (simply a mixture of eggs and flour!). 

marinate vegan meat with pieces of ginger (one finger size), two garlic cloves, and sweet soy sauce for 30 min.
use whatever you like! I used what you see in this picture: flat beans, mushrooms, broccoli, yellow bell pepper, carrot, bean sprout and leek
heat a table spoon of sesame oil, add Chinese 5 spices.Toss in vegetables and fry for 3-5 min. Add cranberries, vegan meat and its marinating sauce. Toss in noodles, dish and serve hot sprinkled with chopped coriander.

December 5, 2016

A Recipe for Sint's BD!

forget about smoked sausage if you like it vegetarian
Tonight is Sinterklaas's birthday when he goes door by door and surprises kids with presents they wished to receive. Tonight a special dinner should be made, a dinner no similar to any other night's dinner.

A tasty, jolly, and wintery dinner

Cut onions and fry in a bit of olive oil, add chopped bell pepper, apple and ginger. Steam sprouts for 3 min. before adding them to the mix. Add cashews and sliced smoked sausage, which has been in hot water for 20 min.


October 23, 2016


1 onion cut in rings, a couple of mushrooms cut in half, a carrot in slices, half a yellow and half a green bell papers cut in pieces fried in olive oil; a handful of green peas added at the end seasoned with two mashed garlic cloves and smoked red paprika powder

 200 gram baby corns added with its water, then 200 gram sliced chorizo

a pack of yellow rice for 4pp ready to be boiled with 1 lit. boiling water

yellow rice boils for 8 min.

then rinsed, and left in a pan with closed lid for 15 min. aside

some water of rinsed yellow rice is added to the pan as well as 200 gram prawn cocktails

added the rice after 15 min. to the sauce and warmed the meal up

tastes like Valencia!

September 8, 2016

Make your own pesto

put a handful of basil leaves with 2-3 tbs olive oil in the food processor once it turns to a green paste, add (as you wish amount of) pieces of parmesan and blend! 
My main take home message from Tamara's kitchen!