All posts tagged: fresh mint

Simple by Ottolenghi and mashed potatoes with herb oil

A few months ago, the latest book written by one of my absolute favorite chefs – Yotam Ottolenghi, was published. Today it’s time for me to review the book Simple and of course make something really tasty (and simple) from the book! Ottolenghi quickly became a kind of icon for vegetarian food from the Middle East. 7 cookbooks further and at least half of the world now keeps rose water, pomegranate and the typical spice mix Zaataar in the cabins. Or should I say, at least Holland and the rest of Europe. In Sweden, I feel a rather new interest for food with Moroccan, Israelian and Turkish origin. I’m still surprised how much this kind of food seems to be up here in the Nordic countries. But maybe I’m wrong, hope so. And if not, I have NOW the chance to help them on the way! The book Simple is really simple. Simple in it’s layout, recipe selection and ingredients (if you disregard some of the wonderful specialtiesūüėČ typical for the region ).This must be a …

Crispy plantain with fresh rhubarb salad

Today I combine the crispy baked plantain with a fresh rhubarb salad for lunch. The combination of the ingredients gives a crisp, fresh, a little sweet and very fresh touch to every bite.

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Mandelmanns köksbok and garlic-mania!

Finally time for a new book review! The lovely Swedish Mandelmanns köksbok and two recipes from the book. Today I make garlic in mint oil and a fabulous garlic cream!

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Mijn arabische keuken and grilled halloumi with mint

My love for the arabic kitchen is growing every day since a number of years. So diverse and such an exciting kitchen! I was therefore thrilled to go to the book presentation for this Dutch book, My arabic kitchen by Mounir Toub. Original titel of the book Mijn arabische keuken.  

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Refreshing icetea x 2

Even though the summer isn’t really that warm until now here in the Netherlands, its still too warm for me to drink my normal morning tea. So I came up with these¬†refreshing icetea x 2¬†¬†to drink¬†instead. I prepare a new batch ¬†every second day and can zip al day long.¬†

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Raw tabbouleh with cauliflower

This is one of my favorite dishes since my years with raw food. I just keep coming back to it whenever. A raw tabbouleh with cauliflower, lots of lemon, parsley and fresh mint. It just doesnt get much better. 

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Refreshing smoothie with watermelon

When summer is coming, I always want to eat red, juicy and sweet watermelon. Not just a small piece but lots, like really a lot! One warm morning the other day I made this refreshing smoothie with watermelon and fresh mint.