Road trip from Nazca to Camaná

Visiting Nazca Most people visit Nazca because of the pre-inca figures, drawn on the ground. I agree that it’s a spectacular view, if you see the lines from above. There is a small airport, where many companies offer flights above the valley. The view is worth every cent, so don’t hesitate to book a flight….

The perfect filet mignon

2 servings; 5 min preparation; 20 min cooking. They say that fillet mignon is the Rolls Royce of all cuts and they are completely right. If you prepare it right, it melts in your mouth. It is by far one of the best parts meat you can buy.

Peruvian food journey

My food journey took me to Peru, where I’m staying for three weeks. My trip begins in the capital Lima and continues South along the coast to Pisco, Nazca and Camaná. After a week along the coast, we will climb to 2300 m above the sea level and visit Arequipa. The week after I’m heading…

Surinamese maizena cookies

15 servings; 10 min preparation; 1 hour waiting; 40 min cooking time. It’s time for something sweet again! These Surinamese cookies are very easy to make and really melt in your mouth. They are so addictive that once you make them, you will want to bake them every week.

Healthy Sunday: Italian salad

2 servings; 10 min preparation. It’s Healthy Sunday again! Is there a better way to celebrate healthy food, than a colorful salad. Today I chose Italian flavors again. 

Portuguese buns

4 servings; 15 min preparation; 45 min cooking In my opinion, the first thing that every cook should learn how to make, is bread. It’s one of the essentials that every one of us eats daily. Instead of buying those expensive luxe buns from the bakery, you could bake them at home. You can use…

Mango-coconut dessert

12 servings; 40 min preparation; 8 h waiting; 20 min cooking time. This dessert is a real celebration of the mango taste. It is a great combination of fresh mango fruit and a coconut sponge. It doesn’t go more tropical than that. The sponge is a little bit dense because of the coconut flour, so…

Tuna-potato croquets

6-8 servings; 10 min preparation; 30 min cooking time. I make these croquets very often for dinner. They are easy to make and so satisfying. You can prepare the batter in advance, which makes evening after work much easier. It will take you 10 to 15 minutes to prepare them.

Cauliflower pilaf

2 portions; 10 min preparation; 20 min cooking time. Rice pilaf is a very delicious dish that brings a lot of flavor due to the herbs and spices. But what if we want  to cut some calories and want a healthy version of it. For all healthy foodies out there I made a pilaf with…

Shortbread pistachio and cranberries cookies

10 min preparation; 1 h waiting; 40 min cooking time If you haven’t noticed by now, I love healthy food and lifestyle and I’m very conscious about what I cook and eat. Desserts though are a whole other story. Even if you eat healthy 90 percent of the time, there is always something you cannot…

Creamy potato soup

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 25 min cooking time. Potato soup has one of my most favorite ones since I was little. My mother used to make it so delicious and creamy. So the today’s recipe is a tribute to my mom’s potato soup, but of course I made it slightly different.