My trip to DaNang, Vietnam a few months ago left a serious impression on me: people are friendly, want to share, mostly food. I fell in love with the Vietnamese cuisine subtle but yet powerful flavours. I was totally addicted to their slow-cooked pork and rice spring rolls with duck. I enjoyed trying out local
When you google search pantry essentials you get 300 000 hits! Every Food network, magazine and TV Chef has a checklist they swear by. I don’t know about you but I really rely on my pantry to feed me when I get back from a long trip or just have not been able to make
Winter months just absolutely cry out for casseroles. I never really quite take the time to bulk-make and freeze for those rainy days in advance but 2018 I decided to use my freezer smarter. I always have questions about the process like: can I freeze a baked casserole? Can it go straight from the freezer
2017 was a good foodie year! A few new food trends made their way into our home cooking and some new ingredients are now new staples in our week dinner. Cooking seasonal recipes is definitely still and even more now on everyone’s mind. I irk myself when I see out of season ingredients on restaurant
Winter comfort food is definitely something I crave when the days are short and sunshine few and far. Leftovers are fab and so versatile to indulge that craving. I admit I often cook more than needed and hold back ( yep not sorry) some food when entertaining so I can have leftovers the next day.
What’s in the name we call side dishes? Are side dishes by default vegetables or carbs? Let’s wonder no longer and set our own rules. I am not much one to follow trends, I rather set hem ( haha, bit full of myself here), anyhow. It seems that food sharing and sort of help-yourself-platters are passed
Discover my Classic Reinvented menu at Bio-Planet stores nation wide (Belgium). My silly head on billboards and social media with my recipes hopefully inspiring you to use organic and fare trade ingredients this Christmas. Turkey, pumpkin and peer: 3 classic ingredients for a traditional Belgian Christmas meal. I gave these lovely ingredients a little fresh
Setting a festive table and spending some time creating a lovely warm mood, will make your guests feel welcome and comfortable. Let me share with you some useful tips and styling secrets and 6 festive table styles that you can pull off this Holiday season and stun your guests! if you are stuck in a
The season of gifts is upon us and although I always plan ahead by starting research and ordering gifts from September, I can always use more ideas. Christmas gifts at home growing up were (still are) books, clothes and candy (lots). Gifting is important to me, I take extra care for any occasion to find
A tarte tatin or up-side-down pie, is an easy way to skillet bake. Traditionally done with apples, I like to reinvent this classic with quinces. A QUINCE is a fruit often described (or is that just me?) as a love baby of an apple and a pear.
Nothing is as comforting as a hearty, homemade savoury pie on a rainy fall day or a freezing winter’s day. It’s an easy thing to do yourself,trust me. Like me buy the puff pastry from the shop or omit it all together, and basically pour all the ingredients in a tin lined with baking paper,
Gosh, I LOVE whipped cream. I mean seriously would have it on every dessert. Actually scratch the dessert, just give me a bowl of whipped cream! quite sinful indeed. And love to pimp the cream, check out my scrumptious and somewhat sinful flavours.