All the way, with kale
So, there we are. I FINALLY did it: I. Made. A. Kale. Recipe. And not just the one and only I knew: mashed potatoes with kale and gravy, the way my mom used to make it, (and the one I made a dozen times since, too.) Nope. This is a recipe with the new kale.
My whole family knows by now that I am a sucker for good- and real food, as do my kids, my man, my friends, everyone. I can get utterly excited about food matters and everything that comes with it. Beautiful plates? I’m on it. A new revolutionary cookbook? Me, me, me! Special superfood recipes? Come to mama!
Yes, there was a time I ate meat. I did. Not much, and never eagerly, but now and than I did, when my kids seemed to crave for smoked sausage for example, to go with their stew, or just a firm piece of steak. Organically of course, and always overloaded with vegetables (which I mainly ate), but still.. it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Chili to love
I love my mom dearly. I really, really do. She is fun to be with, interesting and gorgeous, and always willing to support or help in any way. She just ain’t a great cook (I’m sorry mom). I grew up with mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy, which I loved by the way, but without a lot of variation. And when she was in a hurry, (again, sorry mom) she made me ‘Wonder mashed potatoes and vegetables’.
Fabulous Farotto (if you know how to make it!)
Every now and then I come across a recipe which is so good, with such a delicate or rich flavor, or just a texture which is completely new to me, I’ll make it over and over again. And every time I make it, I’ll personalize it just a bit more. This farotto is one of them.
Let’s enjoy fall with a great salad of grilled pear!
Autumn definitely has begun, with golden leaves falling from the trees and crisp air in the morning sun. God, that sounds like a poem, doesn;’t it? Though, I wasn’t enjoying it much the past week and a half, since I walked around like an old crippled woman. I’m just starting to recover a bit, I must say, since I bruised my ribs last week, kind of badly.
No Gado Gado, I’m sorry.
Last weekend I visited my mom where my brother was staying over for dinner. He’s a real foody, and always willing to try and share new recipes. He had sacrificed himself to be the kitchen prince for the night, and had already done shopping. The counter was covered with fresh vegetables, (which were sooo appealing!!) but unfortunately, I couldn’t stay.
Day 2: Easy quinoa with mushrooms, arugula and thyme
Well, it’s official. After all the parties; the famous Dutch ‘Queens’- into ‘Kingsday’, the holiday of the kids with sleepovers and thus more get togethers with friends and drinks: it was time to just stop for a while. Get our bodies back in shape, get clean again and healthy. We decided to take a break on our grown habits: coffee in the morning, many products with gluten (bread, pasta’s, potatoes etc), dairy (cappuchino’s, cheeses..), our awesome glasses of Chardonnay (God, I miss you already), and all the other goods that go along.. (which might be vegetarian, but maybe not that healthy..)
Hot beans on bread; seriously??
October really is some month for us! We have three birthdays in a row; starting with the youngest who just became two years old last week, followed by my oldest who turned 13, and last but not least: me! (Ow God, tomorrow!!) I think I have never been cooking, baking, mixing, stirring and trying new tastes more often, than I have last week.