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Mungbean sprouts

With the light is coming along with spring, I’m longing for having even more greens. But it will take another month at least before the new veggies are here … Thats when I enjoy sprouts instead! Today’s tastebud is mung bean sprouts.

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Condiments: make your own vinegar… + homemade dehydrated veggie bouillon

Condiments: make your own vinegar, harissa and hot sauce was released in Sweden in 2015, but just recently it appeared here in Holland translated and today I have the pleasure to review the book. I also have chosen a super recipe. So simple yet so incredibly useful; your own homemade dehydrated veggie bouillon!

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Tofu

If you wouldn’t have known any better, tofu seem like dull, limp and tasteless. But if you dig into it further, you will quickly learn the many possibilities of tofu. Today, we will get well acquainted with tofu which with many friends, also could be yours the next time in the kitchen.

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The pomegranate

The pomegranate is in their best season right now in Europe. Time to get a bit nerdy and find out more about it!

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The fennel

Fennel seeds we often encounter in the bread and various fish dishes but how often do you actually make something with the beautiful vegetable? Meet one of my best taste buddies in the kitchen: the fennel!

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Orange blossom and rose water

Did you try the orange blossom and rose water? They often occurs in the, among others, Lebanese and North African kitchen. With its intense flavors they have to be used with care but once used to it… Oh my, a poetic flower bomb is opening up! Today I open the bottles to the magical orange blossom water and rose water. Are you joining me?

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Preserved lemons

Since only a few years I know the Moroccan (or turkish) preserved lemons. It’s an important spice in both kitchens and you often see it different tagines (simply explained as slow cooked stews in a special clay pot). I tend to add the salty lemons to salads and really like to combine them with roasted hazelnuts. Let me introduce you to the world of the salty, preserved lemons!

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Make your own addictive Za’atar!

There are a few herbs that you almost can get addicted to. The herbmix called za’atar is one of them. It really goes with almost everything; veggies, meat, beans, thick yoghurt or with just bread and olive oil.  You name it! 

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Did you try the white miso?

Did you try miso, and even more did you try the white miso?

Top 5: Enjoy your fresh herbs longer!

As a foodie, you probably love fresh herbs just like I do. Full of taste and colors they make every plate beautiful and add that extra oumpf to your dish every time. Probably you also have ended up with some sad, hanging herbs in your refrigerator once or twice. Herbs that you can’t use anymore and just ending up in the bin. Such a waste. I have the same problem but luckily I have thought of some solutions how to deal with it. Are you interested? Here is my Top5 to enjoy your fresh herbs longer! 1. Herb oil Blend your fresh herbs with olive oil, salt and maybe some garlic depending  on how you would like to use it in the end. Decide for yourself it you prefer it rough with a texture or smooth as green oil. Easy as that. Making the oil works perfect with leaf parsley, cilantro, basil, dill, rosemary, chervil, mint… You name it! The ready-made oil can be used as part of your salad dressing, to spice up your omelette, to sprinkle on …