spinach pancakes with lime butter

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One of my favourite cafe/restaurants in Haarlem is Spaarne66, it’s name comes from the canal “het Spaarne” next to which it is situated. It’s a great place to sit outside, to have a lunch, dinner or just cup of coffee or a glass of wine and on a sunny day  you will see dozens of boats go past.

I also love that they have a shelf with cooking books inside, which you can browse through. That is where I saw the Plenty cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi, a wonderful cookbook for vegetarians. I found these spinach pancakes with lime butter, which didn’t seem to difficult to make. And so, when I found the recipe online here, on the site of BON APPÉTIT, I decided to try them out myself.

The only thing I altered from this recipe was that I added cayenne pepper in the butter instead of chili flakes. Because of added whisked egg whites, the pancakes are nice and light and therefore perfect for a lunch.  For sure I’m gonna purchase this book soon!

Hopefully these photos inspire you to make them too 🙂  Enjoy!

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Practicing Food Photography: Mushrooms & Garlic

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I wanted to experiment with some more food photography, so I had a little photo shoot using some mushrooms & garlic.

I used a 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens for this, and I’m very pleased with the result.

But of course I would like your feedback on this, which one do you think is the best?

Thanks! Angela

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Cooking with sis ~ Indonesian corn cookies

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If you scroll through my blog, it’s clear that I have a love for food. This love definitely runs in the family, my sister is a sort of MacGyver, when it comes to cooking. I was amazed to see, one evening when me & my father turned up unannounced, she whipped up half a rice table in under half an hour and it was delicious! I have to admit that I’m pretty jealous when I see people, who make these things look so easy.

On several occasions my sister made these Indonesian corn cookies, which always makes me happy, they’re so yummy and because they’re bitesize they’re ideal for any occasion. Also these little they’re tasty either warm or cold, you can easily make these little snacks a day in advance.

So I invited her if she could teach me to make these, and honestly now that you know the recipe, you should make them too!

~ Here is what you need for about 20 little cookies:

1 egg 1 spring onion

2 cloves of garlic 1 can of sweetcorn

1 00 gram plain flower 1 teaspoon kurkuma – tumeric

1 teaspoon ketoembar – coriander powder

and vegetable oil to fry in

~ Mix all the ingredients in a bowl

Heat in a wok or a deep frying pan a layer of vegetable oil.

Take 2 spoon, use one to scoop some of the mixture, then use the second one to carefully drop the mixture in the oil. Be careful that the oil is not too hot, because it may spit.

Fry the cookies a couple of minutes on each side.

Serve with sweet chili sauce and ENJOY!

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Creamy risotto – Dinner with L. part II

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As promised in my previous post, a remake of the risotto and this time I took the time to take photos.

Ingredients: 1 packet of risotto rice, 1 glass of dry white wine, about 1 liter of fish stock, 2 shallots, some garlic, 2 bunches of turnip tops, 300 grams of cherry tomatoes, 200 grams fresh salmon filet per person, 3 tbs of mascarpone

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Creamy Risotto - copyright LosAngelas

The risotto is made by frying the rice with challots & garlic when the rice is glossy add a generous splash of white wine, when that has dissolved finish the risotto with fish stock.

Just before the risotto is ready, add the turnip tops and finally a couple of tablespoons of mascarpone .

The tomatoes are covered in olive oil, ground pepper and sea salt, and are roasted in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Before serving add the fresh salmon, cut in slices.

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The salmon warms of the risotto & the salty tomatoes add a nice twist to this dish.

Enjoy!

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My favorite and easiest pasta dish

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This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes, and for a number of reasons;

it’s quick , it’s easy, it’s healthy

and besides that is tastes delicious, it also looks yummy (see above).

Although this is probably more of a summery dish,  I eat it all year around, almost weekly and sometimes even more then that. Maybe it’s an addiction, but if you’ll understand once you try this.

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Here is what you need for one person:

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 

1/3 courgette, chopped 

1 tomato

1 handful of peas, I use frozen biological garden peas

about a handful of fresh pasta

parmesan cheese, for topping 

Fry the garlic with the courgette on a medium heat. after a minute or so add the peas.

Then put the pasta in boiling water, because it’s fresh, it only needs to boil for a couple of minutes.

Drain the pasta, and add to the vegetables. Add some black pepper, and last add the tomatoes.

fry for another 30 secs, and voila!

Top with some parmesan cheese ( but, if you’re like me, you cover it completely with it, I absolutely love the stuff!)

And there you go, a delicious quick meal, enjoy!

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I’m not a expert, but this really says “Happy Meal”