Tag: Makkelijk

Parsnip soup

The flavour of parsnip represents for me autumn, earthy and sweet at the same time. It is also a very…

Fish shawarma

During one my recent visits to Lebanon I discovered this wonderful shawarma variation at one of the best fish restaurants…

Onion tajen

Tajen, not to be confused with tajine or tagine, is a spicy side dish with fish and tahin, sesame sauce….

Causa with red beetroots

Causa is as traditional Peruvian a dish as it gets, right up there with the ceviche. It’s basically mashed potato…

Cardamom ice cream

Cardamom is one of those spices which flavour makes you dream away into faraway lands. With its citrusy notes, it…

Kyle’s apple salad

My husband and I are couchsurfers and enjoy hosting travellers at our home. It feels a bit like holiday without…

Octopus in red wine

At one of the best pizzerias in Rotterdam, La Pizza, I once ordered the Polpo Affugato as a starter: octopus…

Shawarma brochettes

Shawarma (or shoarma) is one of those dishes that you can find all over the world, especially in Middle Eastern…

Kafta tortilla

The kafta mix changes from one country to another. My version is the Lebanese one. In short, kafta (also called…

Saffron rice

If you want to summarize the wonderful Iran with one flavour, the final battle will be between saffron and pomegranate….

Pumpkin khoresh

This wonderful wintery recipe is inspired by Jila Dana-Haeri’s version in her book From a Persian Kitchen. It was love…

Persian dal

Lentil dal, or dhal or dahl, needs no introduction. This wonderful, flavoursome mash-like dish is most know in its Indian…

Knefeh

Whenever I go back to Lebanon, the first thing I do is pass by one of the many bakeries on the…

Avocado kebbeh

Kebbeh or kibbeh is one of the most traditional dishes in Lebanon. It consists of a type of meat, pumpkin or…

Avocado ceviche

The traditional Peruvian ceviche is a wonderful dish and it all has to do with the marinade and sauce, called…

Ceviche

The first time I tasted ceviche was in the land of ceviche itself, Peru, and I fell immediately in love…

Marinated olives

I’m a big fan of olives. I practically grew up with olives, enjoying them simply with fresh Lebanese flat bread,…

Tomato with aïoli

In a couple previous recipes, I had included this little side dish but I think it deserves a little more…

Kale fattouch

I have to admit right from the start: I was never a big fan of kale. I never really enjoyed…

Stuffed pumpkin

Feel the wonderful warming sensation of this dish during a cold, stormy autumn evening. Lovely creamy pumpkin, sweet and tangy…

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do…

Sage and lemon meatballs

I think it’s about time to post a meatballs recipe; because everybody loves meatballs, am I right? Variations are endless…

Grilled halloumi

So this is probably the first recipe I post with only one ingredient. I wonder if you can still call…

Sweet potato wraps

Are you as mad about sweet potatoes as I am? 😉 Then you should definitely give this recipe a try….

Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish….

Egg salad

This is a very simple recipe which will be done within minutes and doesn’t require much introduction needed to be…

Baba ghannouj

Ah! The baba ghannouj! Or moutabbal, as it is more commonly known in Lebanese restaurants. Simply put, baba ghannouj is…

Batata harra

‘Batata harra’ in Arabic simply means ‘spicy potato’. If you ask me, no mezza (or mezze) table is complete without…

Roasted cauliflower

This is a very easy, quick and flavoursome side dish or a simple snack with some bread and hummus or…

Zucchini moutabbal

‘What’s a moutabbal?’ I hear you say. Well in Lebanon (and the Middle-East in general) it literally means ‘mixed’ and…

Hummus galore!

Hummus. I, personally, cannot live without. I would gladly have it every day, any day. And I actually do that…

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin kibbeh)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy…

Labneh

Certain dishes are omnipresent in every household in Lebanon. Labneh is one of them; one must always have some in…

Manjar Blanco

You’re already probably wondering: manjar what? The answer is simple: manjar blanco is the Peruvian version of dulce de leche….

Hummus

I think I could eat hummus everyday. You can buy it everywhere these days and the best hummus was, is…

Kebabs with grilled halloum

Here’s another easy meaty recipe full of wonderful Middle-Eastern flavours. A delicious combination of spicy kebabs and gilled cheese. Halloum…