Author: Olilo

Sweet potato wraps
Vegetables

Sweet potato wraps

Are you as mad about sweet potatoes as I am? 😉 Then you should definitely give this recipe a try. Delicious wraps with back beans and aïoli. Easy, packing with flavour and very fulfilling. You can serve them with a side of spinach and bell pepper salad or some crushed […]

Chocolate mousse
Fruit, Sweet

Chocolate mousse

Originally I had made this recipe as part of the tonca bean panna cotta and then I realised that it is so good on its own that it simply deserves its own entry. It’s chocolate, it’s mousse, it’s raspberries, it’s macadamia. Not convinced yet? Then go make it. Now 😉 […]

Lentil kibbeh
Vegetables

Lentils kibbeh

Yes! Another vegetarian kibbeh recipe (check out the pumpkin and the avocado kibbehs)! This one is an Armenian version, 100% plant-based, spicy, healthy and freakin’ delish! I love me some red lentils: soups, dals, spreads… I love it all! This dish in no exception. The addition of the fresh parsley […]

My Christmas cake
Sweet

My Christmas cake

Time for a serious confession: I’m a sucker for Christmas! I look forward to it every year , I can’t wait to put up the tree (here in the Netherlands, because another old, white-bearded fella is supposedly still in the country, you can only buy trees from December 5th!! The […]

Tonca bean panna cotta
Sweet

Tonca bean panna cotta

Panna cotta has become a very popular dessert. And what’s not to like? It’s delicious and great option for home cooking as it is an easy and tasty dessert. With this recipe I pull the panna cotta to the next level with some elements that will make it extra special: […]

Cod with potato and leak sauce
Fish

Cod with potato and leek sauce

I’m a big fan of the cookbook Heston Blumenthal Home. Whenever I make a Blumenthal recipe, as a rule of thumb, I hardly ever deviate from the directions given (something I do quite excessively with any other recipe) because they simply work. Everything is exactly right: the amounts, ingredients, timings, […]

Salmon skewers
Fish

Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish. In general, fish combines beautifully with sour flavours. A pinch of lemon or lime juice brings out the flavour of the fish. This dish combines salmon with sour flavours but […]

Potato pie with black beans
Vegetables

Potato pie with black beans

From time to time, I like to take a meat-based dish and try to create a vegetarian or plant-based version of it. This one is based on my potato pie recipe and 100% plant-based. Beans, in all shapes and colours, are perfect as a substitute for minced meat. They have […]

Causa stuffed with white beans
Vegetables

Causa stuffed with white beans

Right here is some Peruvian inspired goodness: stuffed causa. As mentioned in another recipe, causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made with mashed potatoes and flavoured with lime juice and aji amarillo or yellow chili paste. Causa is very commonly stuffed with tuna or chicken salad. As I like to […]

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream
Fruit, Meat

San Daniele ham with roquefort cream

Dried pork meats usually combine well with sweet flavours due to their saltiness (like ham with melon). In this recipe, I add another classic strong ingredient: blue cheese. A wonderful marriage of flavours that makes a perfect starter for your meals or a small bite for cocktail parties. I use […]