Recipes

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no-knead Dutch oven bread
Sandra Slawinski 3rd April 2020

no-knead Dutch oven bread

By request I am reposting my no-knead bread. I made it last week with...

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Belgian Classics (14): croque Monsieur
Sandra Slawinski 1st April 2020

Belgian Classics (14): croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur or grilled ham & cheese if you like, is such a staple...

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My turmeric chickpea topped sweet potato
Sandra Slawinski 25th March 2020

My turmeric chickpea topped sweet potato

For this veggie dish, all you need is: sweet potatoes, a can of chickpeas,...

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SPRING: what is in season?
Sandra Slawinski 20th March 2020

SPRING: what is in season?

Tomorrow 21 March Spring officially begins in Belgium. I look sooooo much forward to...

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My winter white pizza with potatoes and leeks
Sandra Slawinski 18th March 2020

My winter white pizza with potatoes and leeks

All you need is a pizza crust, cheese, potatoes and leeks. This simple white...

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My winter citrus, crispy kale and creamy burrata salad
Sandra Slawinski 11th March 2020

My winter citrus, crispy kale and creamy burrata salad

The days are getting longer ( yippeee) and I am craving some sunshine. In...

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Belgian Classics (13): tarte au sucre - sugar pie
Sandra Slawinski 4th March 2020

Belgian Classics (13): tarte au sucre - sugar pie

"Sugar pie, honey bunch" , you know that Four Tops song from the 60ties...

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My poached salmon with capers and fennel
Sandra Slawinski 26th February 2020

My poached salmon with capers and fennel

Winter in February is hard, not at all snowy nor subzero temperatures as in...

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5 darling oyster toppings to share this Valentines Day
Sandra Slawinski 14th February 2020

5 darling oyster toppings to share this Valentines Day

Whether you celebrate or not, just enjoy ! People either love or hate oysters,...

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My preserved lemons
Sandra Slawinski 12th February 2020

My preserved lemons

Lemons, indeed all citrus is bang in season and my mom's trees are working...

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Belgian Classics (12): chicon ( Belgian endive) gratin
Sandra Slawinski 5th February 2020

Belgian Classics (12): chicon ( Belgian endive) gratin

Grey, rainy, dark February days begs for comfort food, and one of those ultimate...

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My hassle-back root vegetables
Sandra Slawinski 29th January 2020

My hassle-back root vegetables

"in the middle of dead winter" - gosh I think everyone knows instinctively what...

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Happy Chinese Beef Noodle Soup
Sandra Slawinski 24th January 2020

Happy Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

In Chinese Astrology the year 2020 celebrates the Rat; they are intelligent, adaptable, ve...

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My pistachio and orange blossom baklava
Sandra Slawinski 22nd January 2020

My pistachio and orange blossom baklava

I am lucky, there is a Turkish pastry shop in Brussels near the Grand...

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My prawn larb salad with toasted rice
Sandra Slawinski 15th January 2020

My prawn larb salad with toasted rice

Gorgeous seafood is in season now: scallops, prawns, oysters etc all lovely yummy crustaceans...

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My spicy pineapple chutney
Sandra Slawinski 8th January 2020

My spicy pineapple chutney

Making chutney is something I consider more a British and Indian traditional preserve than...

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A simple winter salad of mango, white cabbage and dill
Sandra Slawinski 25th December 2019

A simple winter salad of mango, white cabbage and dill

While winter has started and the shortest days of the year are upon us...

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WINTER: what is in season?
Sandra Slawinski 20th December 2019

WINTER: what is in season?

Although it's been quite cold, windy and rainy in Brussels lately, winter officially hits...

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My perfect venison with celeriac pappardelle and kale
Sandra Slawinski 18th December 2019

My perfect venison with celeriac pappardelle and kale

With Christmas only a week away, I hope you are enjoying the festive season...

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My spice and poached pears with canberries
Sandra Slawinski 11th December 2019

My spice and poached pears with canberries

The holiday season can be brutal but it does not have to be.  I...

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Belgian Classics (11): Brussels sprouts with bacon
Sandra Slawinski 4th December 2019

Belgian Classics (11): Brussels sprouts with bacon

Cabbage season is upon us and nothing is as famous as Brussels sprouts, mostly...

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My gingerbread star cookies, a total fail
Sandra Slawinski 27th November 2019

My gingerbread star cookies, a total fail

Yes EPIC fail and I rather share with you my frustration than throw it...

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Roasted apples with fennel seeds and pork belly
Sandra Slawinski 20th November 2019

Roasted apples with fennel seeds and pork belly

I am a big fan of apple compote all year a round, but fresh...

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My earl grey and cardamom poached pear, double chocolate cake
Sandra Slawinski 13th November 2019

My earl grey and cardamom poached pear, double chocolate cake

One of my favourite things to eat is poached pears, it s soo simple...

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