Refried Beans (vegan or with meat)

This special version of the tex-mex classic is super easy and quick to make, can be prepared ahead in bigger quantities and then used in a number of different dishes or simply as a dip. The special ingredient is dark or smoky beer, which makes the beans incredibly rich and tasty, even when you’re not…

Green monster risotto (vegan or vegetarian)

This Risotto was one of our ideas when we we’re cooking loads with smoky beer. We had bought a few bottles of extremely smoky beer, which was really hard to drink because it was so intense, so we started using it for cooking instead. One of the ideas we had then, was to just use…

April – Comfort Week

We had the idea for this week, because this year spring kind of….lost its “spring”. It’s cold, rainy and very unpredictable weather, so we were feeling that we need a week of comfort foods! We are starting with some light but warming dishes with lots of greens and end it with our great weekend lasagne,…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (vegan, with fish or meat)

  If you think of spring rolls, do you also think of the bland, boring ones from the freezer, that unfortunately still too many restaurants serve, instead of making them fresh? Since we have been to Vietnam, where you can get delicious, fragrant and crispy spring rolls on every street corner, we cannot forget that…

Ginger Mushroom Pak Choi Noodles (vegan or vegetarian)

A super simple and quick, yet nutritious midweek-meal! Ingredients 250g of Asian noodles 3 to 4 Pak Choi About 200g of mushrooms A thumb-sized piece of ginger 1 to 2 chili peppers 2 garlic cloves Oyster sauce or soy sauce 1 tablespoon of honey or peanut butter Method Wash the pak choi and cut in…

Rhubarb & strawberry squares OR crumble

This recipe can be used to make delightful and crispy squares of rhubarb and strawberry, which you can easily store in the fridge or bring to a party OR to make a nice classic rhubarb and strawberry crumble, which is best served straight from the oven with some custard or vanilla ice cream! Ingredients 150g…

Rhubarb Five Spice Pork or Tofu (vegan or with meat)

Ever used rhubarb in a savoury dish? Now is the time – tangy rhubarb combined with Asian spices and umami flavours! This is no particularly authentic Asian dish, but an idea we came up with, when we had way too much rhubarb in the house and just couldn’t eat any more pies or crumbles with…

Tom kha gai (vegan, with meat or fish)

This soup is an absolute Thai classic and so simple to make. The recipe is slightly simplified as some of the ingredients are hard to find outside of Southeast-Asia, however it is still a very authentic recipe from a cooking course we did in Thailand in 2011. Ingredients 2 cans of coconut milk A thumb-size…

April – Asian Week

We compiled all our favourite Asian dishes for a fresh and flavoursome spring week! As always the week is planned for 2 people and we are not mentioning single ingredients multiple times within the shopping list, so whenever one ingredient is used multiple times per week, we only list it once with the total amount…

Pizza with rocket & sardines (with fish, vegetarian or vegan)

This Pizza is so simple yet so delicious! We urge you to try and make the dough yourself, it couldn’t be easier and you will taste the difference. Obviously you can choose your toppings according to your taste and dietary preferences. Ingredients 400g of flour 100g of semolina 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 1 pack…

Sauerkraut tart with fennel (vegetarian or with meat)

We came up with this dish, when we found an unused pack of sauerkraut in the cupboard last week. With it being full-on spring, we really weren’t feeling like making a typical winter dish with sauerkraut, so we came up with this great and fresh tart, that balances the sauerkraut with some mild fennel. Ingredients…

Pea carbonara (vegan, vegetarian or with meat)

This delicious carbonara variation is inspired by the great Jamie Oliver, whose work and numerous remarkable projects we greatly admire. Ingredients 200g of spaghetti 1 tin of peas or 200g fresh/frozen ones 1 lemon 2 cloves of garlic (1 egg) (about 100ml of yoghurt, creme fraiche, the soy equivalent or even coconut milk) (100g of…

Chowder with spinach & sweetcorn (with fish)

A nice warming chowder, simple and satisfying. The fresh ingredients can be swapped for whatever you can find in your supermarket or grocery store. Ingredients 2 portions of fish of your choice/in season (if possible from sustainable sources) About 200g of new potatoes 1 tin of sweetcorn A bunch of fresh spinach or a small…