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Pasta with truffle and mushrooms

It’s one of the classics of all classics in the Italian kitchen: pasta with truffle. A rich, creamy taste that fits nicely with earthly elements. No matter how simple this dish is, we just went loose when selecting the ingredients.
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Black pasta with squid and samphire

Making fresh pasta requires quite some skill. Ink pasta, which gets its color by adding squid ink, is something for kitchen princes or princesses daring to go just one step further. As we would never dare to pretend that our homemade ink pasta would be better than the traditional artisans from Europe’s boot, our first stop today will be La Scoperta.
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Bye bye boring bread

Bye bye boring bread. Today we will make luxury sandwiches! Bread is in fact very tasty and it is a shame that we do not give it enough credit most of the time. The association with sweaty cheese between tasteless white supermarket bread in a dull lunch box is very quickly made, or we link it to prefabricated open-faced baguettes topped with salads mainly containing mayonnaise to compensate the dry structure of something that is supposed to be tuna.  But enough whining already. 🙂 It is now time to show how to make sandwiches with a minimum of efforts and a maximum of taste.
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Eggplant rolls with mozzarella, Parma ham and basil

Scoring with your guests starts with a tasty, elegant appetizer, preferably a bit creative, not too complex and inviting to put on a cocktail stick. These eggplant rolls with mozzarella, Parma ham and basil meet the criteria. Success guaranteed! As you do not need to be in the kitchen for the preparations all the time, you can actually receive the compliments yourself, so that means double fun. Just in case the message was not clear, we have pinned the essence. Eat me! It is as simple as that. 🙂
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Salmon tartare with avocado

There is no better way to truly enjoy the taste of fresh fish than by turning it into a tartare.  Salmon is one of those kinds of fishes that is extremely suited for this. It is best to combine fatty fishes with other rich or fresh products, like avocado or Granny Smith as we do in this recipe.
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Eggplant with feta and pomegranate

The best home cooked meals are often not meticulously finished culinary creations, but rather playful dishes with beautiful ingredients and a high appetite level. If they look very tasty while it feels like the preparation did not take too much effort, the mission is accomplished. Recipes that are definitely examples of this category are those of Yotam Ottolenghi. His secrets are simplicity, rich flavors, fresh products and lots of possibilities to vary with. Continue Reading

Prosecco with plums and thyme

Some inspiration for a tasty, refreshing aperitif is always welcome during summer, preferably not too difficult but still startling. One of those simple bottles of bubbly – that everyone has at home – is a fine starting point.  We often do not open that bottle, as it is too basic and we do not have any creative ideas to turn it into a fabulous combination. That is when we prepared a prosecco with plums and thyme with it. The advantage of such simple ingredients is t
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Quiche with beetroot, goat cheese and walnuts

Whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner, quiche is always tasty. The options are endless and you can prepare it with almost any vegetable and all sorts of meat. We have prepared a version with beetroot and goat cheese this time, and the result is delicious when it comes out of the oven. However, the next day – when all flavors are thoroughly mixed – the quiche tastes even better.
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Smoked scallops with mushrooms and miso

Yes! Sunshine, balmy air and more longer days. Summer is back and we can wipe the dust off our BBQ. While the meat is absorbing the marinade and when the salads are ready, it’s time for a light snack or a starter. We choose smoked scallops with mushrooms and miso.
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Pesto tortellini with bacon and enoki mushrooms

Hmm, that pasta is amazing. Homemade? Uhm no, home bought in the supermarket. Luckily it’s just the two of us and nobody is asking difficult questions. Nothing can beat a good homemade pasta of course. However, today’s recipe shows that you can create a nice-looking dish in only 15 minutes, because you have to admit, appearance does matter.
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Meringue roulade with rose petals and fresh raspberries

There are some cakes whose appearance alone will make your mouth water. This meringue roulade with rose petals and fresh raspberries, of which we will gladly share the recipe, is just like that. It looks like a piece of art with its combination of colors, soft structure and rich filling.
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Lamb shoulder on the BBQ, Israeli couscous and salad

Cooking options with lamb are infinite. Whether you like the Mediterranean or the French-Belgian cuisine, the possibilities are endless. With the help of lambassador and chef Cédric Demey, the European Union would like to challenge people to put European lamb on the menu with the campaign  ‘Lamb. Good. Easy. Fun.’ To provide some guidance, a platform has been created with information about the different cuts of lamb and a series of recipes of Cédric Demey. More information can be found on the website, on Facebook, Pinterest or YouTube. Continue Reading

Lamb in the grass

Lamb is one of our favorite kinds of meat. For some reason it seems that lamb makes any meal a bit festive. The rich flavor and soft meat give every dish with lamb a certain finesse and refinement. However, the combination with other ingredients and the selection of the right piece of meat – for example leg, rack or fillet – give each dish a different taste sensation. There is always something for everybody! Continue Reading