Visiting beautiful Portugal

I was recently in Portugal – one of my favorite places in Europe. When we talk about food and good wine, this is definitely the place to be. There are so many delicious dishes and sweets to try. 

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….

Mexican food adventures

Hey my beautiful foodies, This article is slightly different from what you are used to read on my blog. My Mexican food journey came to an end and I wanted to write a summary of my experience there. I can tell you everything about the culture and history of this beautiful country, but this is…

Chicken piccata with lemon-garlic sauce and couscous

2 servings; 5 min preparation; 25 min cooking time. This is a lemony and fresh way to serve chicken. Piccata refers to the way the meat is prepared and it literally means “larded” and it probably comes from the amount of butter used. This sauce is indeed very rich, but the lemon flavor gives it a…

Japanese cotton cheesecake

10-12 servings; 20 min preparation; 80 min cooking time. This cake is incredibly light and soft. It does prove its name. It’s not that difficult to make as it looks. The secret of the cake it not overbeating the egg whites and using  a water bath during baking. This cake originates from Hakada, Japan and…

Sweet potato-carrots hash browns

2 servings; 10 min preparation; 15 (25) min cooking time. Hash browns are very typical for the US and UK. They are mostly fried in oil, but I always search for a healthier way to prepare food. These hash browns are made in the oven. Of course, you can make them as you prefer. If…

Avocado bites with tabasco-honey yoghurt dip

2 servings; 5 min preparation time; 15 min cooking time. This is an easy and fast bite to make. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. Serve it as a side dish or use it during a party with your friends. The Parmesan crust gives a different dimension of the…

Lasagna Bolognese

6-8 servings; 10 (30) min preparation; 60 min cooking time. They say that you don’t make, but you build lasagna and I couldn’t agree more. Making lasagna from scratch is not that easy and cost time. Of course it’s totally worth it, because the end result is amazing. So don’t hesitate and give it a…

Risotto con funghi

4 servings; 10 min preparation; 30 min cooking time. This is by far one of my favorite Italian dishes. I just love the taste and smell of the mushrooms and the creaminess of the rice with Parmesan cheese. All flavors make perfect sense put together. You have so many choices in choosing the right mushrooms…

Pico de gallo with homemade tostadas

2-4 servings; 25 min preparation; 15 min cooking time. If you sit in a Mexican restaurant, you will notice that they always serve a couple of salsa’s with the meal. Guacamole is a must, but in most cases they serve pico de gallo salsa as well. This is one of the most known salsa’s in…

Silky guacamole

4 servings (1 cup); 10 min preparation I can’t think of anything more Mexican than guacamole. You will find it with every meal you have one scoop of this silky delicious condiment. I’ve noticed though that in Mexico they make it smoother and silkier than in Europe. In Europe it’s chunkier. The guacamole comes from…

Chicken with mole poblano sauce

2 servings; 15 min preparation; 40 min cooking time. Mole is one of the most common sauces in Mexico. It has a 500 years history and more than 300 versions depending on the region. Mole actually refers to a group of chili sauces that contain nuts, fruit and chili. As most of the food in…