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Indian Fried Rice

One of the greatest things about leftover rice is probably Fried Rice! It’s quick and easy to make. It’s super flavourful and often better than takeway - you can simply add whatever you like. Though I’m a huge fan of Chinese Fried Rice, today I’m sharing my Indian Fried Rice which is just as amazing as a side or dinner. It's loaded with veggies and flavoured with aromatic spices. Plus, it only takes less than half an hour to make!

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Fried Rice w/ Fashjong (Chinese Chicken Sausage)

I think I’ve showed many fried rices on my Instagram, but haven’t documented one for you on my website. It’s really a shame because fried rice is one of those dishes I can eat any day of the week. Also, because you have a zillion delicious variaties and flavours. This one for example is flavoured with Chinese chicken sausages or Fa Chong and it’s truly a gamechanger when making egg fried rice! Make it soon and thank me later ;-)

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(Fried) Rice Pudding Rolls

You may ask yourself now, who on earth comes up with Fried Rice Pudding Rolls? Well, your spiced girl was actually in the mood for a Korean rice cracker snack (which is made with day old rice and you fry in a pan until it becomes a big ol rice cracker) but unfortunately, I messed up the recipe. So, after tossing and turning the rice, I added milk, sugar and vanilla to it. Et voilà, the Rice Pudding happened. As for the fried rolls well, for that you’ll have to continue reading ;-)

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Yellow Curry Risotto w/ Chili Shrimp

My obsession for Thai food is quite notorious. I looove the authentic Thai flavors, because they’re complex, very aromatic and well balanced. There are three main curries used in Thailand: red, green and yellow and I’ll share three fusion recipes with the famous Thai curries. Am kicking it off with a Yellow Curry Risotto w/ Chili Shrimp! Are you in a for a fusion trip to Italy and Thailand?

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Rice Paper Rolls w/ Samosa Stuffing

Easy Indian Samosa’s anyone? Yes, it is possible! I made these easy peasy Samosa rolls with rice paper and shallow fried them in some oil. You don't have to do that too, but that crispy exterior does it for me! Check out the recipe and make this vegetarian en gluten free snack soon!

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Royal Blue Coconut Rice Pudding

Have you ever had a Royal blue - all natural - coloured rice pudding? A creamy texture topped with crunchy coconut slivers, blueberries and tastes super delish? No? Then you must read on...

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Coconut Rice Pudding (Vegan)

Rice Pudding is a classic dessert (or breakfast, lunch or dinner) for a reason. With some milk, sugar and spice this grain is an instant way to take you back to those fond memories with your grandmother/father (and some of you might have learned it from her as well). Anyways, I’m digressing as usual, but my take on this classis is just as comforting as grandma’s version, just as creamy and just as delish! It can be made vegan, with or without raisins and you can vary with the ingredients! So, check it out ;-)

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Tteokkochi w/ Chicken Sausage & Spring Onion

If there’s one cuisine that has influenced me since 2020, it’s the Korean kitchen! The food, the people, the culture - I’m in love and intrigued! I can’t wait to travel again and visit this beautiful country, eat all the delicious food and explore their culture. This Tteokkochi (Rice Sticks) w/ Chicken Sausages and Spring Onion is an homage to another Korean treasure and a new favorite of mine. It’s made with chewy and crispy rice cakes/sticks, chicken sausages and spring onions. After they are lightly fried in a pan, they get a generous coating of the spicy and sweet Korean sauce. This Tteokkochi is heaven on a stick!

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Cauliflower Curry w/ Soy Pieces

Who doesn’t love a good curry? You can always wake me up for one and these days, I crave them more than ever! Check out my latest Indian feast made with soy pieces for that “meaty” bite, lush coconut milk for that rich and creamy flavour and the star of the show: a glorious cauliflower. This is a winner dinner guys!

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Salt & Pepper Lamb Ribs

If you’re a fan of lamb meat these gnawingly good pieces of ribs are the next best thing, you’d wanna try out! They are crispy, well-seasoned (with salt & pepper or my Asian spice mix) and work so well with any rice dish or just on its own!

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Carbonara Risotto w/ Turkey Bacon

Is there anything comforting than eating a delicious Italian style meal with rice, Parmesan cheese and savoury bacon? Yes! Am talking about Carbonaraaa! But this time with a twist, because I’m making a risotto and swapping the bacon with a Turkey substitute. Not entirely authentic, but I promise you it will be equally delicious!

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Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls) w/ Spicy Surimi

In the mood for sushi but no time to roll? Well, these Yaki Onigiri’s have all the sushi elements but take less time to prepare! They are delicious and easy to make. So, check out my Yaki Onigiri with a spicy Surimi filling!

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Tomato Chokha

At home we often make this Tomato Chokha which is a simple tomato relish and can be served as a side for when you’re having dal and rice. It’s also a very quick and easy to make at home. The Chokha itself has a smoky and robust flavour which is all about highlighting the tomato!

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Stir Fried Wok Vegetables w/ Valle Del Sole Soy Pieces (Vegan/Vegetarian)

These Stir Fried Vegetables with Valle Del Sole Soy Pieces are perfect over rice, noodles or as-is in a bowl. The vegetables are crunchy, the sauce is packed with spices and the soy pieces have a meaty and chunky texture which goes well with this dish. Since it’s meat free week in the Netherlands, I thought you guys might be interested in delicious wok dish!

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Shoyuzuke Egg Yolks (Soy Sauce Marinated Egg Yolks)

It’s not a secret that I’m a huge fan of the Asian cuisine, spices and flavours. Lately, I’m into the Japanese cuisine and what I love about it the most, is the simplicity and yet flavorsome dishes that are created with just a few ingredients. This Shoyuzuke Egg Yolk is one of them! Rich in flavor and so simple to make ;-)

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Steamed Pak Choi w/ Asian Spices

Pak Choi is a traditional Asian ingredient. The tender dark leafy green and crispy white stalk comes from the cabbage family and is great as a side dish when serving an Asian style meal. It’s also highly nutritious, packed with fiber and vitamins. I personally can enjoy this vegetable on its own with a bowl of rice – it’s that good! Hope I can persuade you too ;-)

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Chicken Meatballs in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Spiced chicken meatballs in a creamy mustard sauce served over pasta or rice, doesn’t that sound wonderful? I mean how easy and elegant would you like your midweek meals? These Chicken Meatballs in a Creamy Mustard Sauce are crazy good, and you’ll have a finger licking meal in just 40 minutes!

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Fried Mozzarella w/ Arabiata Ketchup

I sometimes buy Mozzarella with the intention of making a pizza or using it as a topping for my spicy Korean noodles or pasta. Somehow, I always forget it and then it’s overdue. This time, I was right on time (it was 1-day overdue) and I thought to myself let’s just fry the whole thing and have it with a salad for dinner. But then the thought of a whole fried mozzarella put me off (I know I’m weird) and I decided to slice, coat and fry it. It was one of the best decisions of my life ;-)

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Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich) w/ Jackfruit & Sambal Oelek (Vegetarian)

This vegetarian Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich) w/ Jackfruit & Sambal Oelek is a delicious and colorful dish which doesn’t take a lot of time. Plus, it is insanely yummy! Are you ready for another fusion winner dinner from me to you?

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Eggplant Curry w/ Coconut Milk (Vegan)

I love eggplants in tomato sauce, in pasta’s or in a curry. And this curry made with coconut milk and warm spices is one you’ll fall in love with! The warm Indian spices, heat of the chili (of course optional) and cool coconut flavor makes this a divine curry. Get inspired and treat yourself on a comforting meal!

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Japanese Style Smoked Salmon Dip

Every chip needs a dip! And this Japanese Style Smoked Salmon fits perfectly with the Fried Seaweed Chips I also made. You can also add this “dip” on top of some Sushi rice, in a wrap of sandwich. Go crazy and whip it up!

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Black Sushi w/ Smoked Salmon & Green Algae Sauce

I’ve seen this black sushi on Pinterest and was so inspired to make my own version with the selection of ingredients that Sunday Natural sent me. I’ll elaborate more on that below, but there’s something about dark food that appeals to me, maybe it reminds me of the earth, I don’t know. But what I do know is that this black/forbidden rice has that WOW factor! Don’t you agree?

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Vegetarian Bratwursts w/ Smashed Avocados and Sauteed Mushrooms

When it comes to quick and easy lunches, I like to have my store-bought ingredients on hand so I can whip a meal up in no time. I’ve tried out these vegetarian Bratwursts from “De Vegetarische Slager” and they were incredibly tasty, meaty and well-seasoned. If you wanna know how I prepared these Bratwursts and paired them up my favourite fixings then please read on…

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Thai Green Curry w/ Blue Elephant Curry Paste

Last week, Blue Elephant sent me a box full of products to try out. I’ve been using their curry pastes (mostly their Massaman and Thai Red Curry) for a few years now, and I absolutely enjoy the authenticity and their intense flavours. I also love the fact that these curry pastes are handmade and msg free.

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Spicy Sticky Surinamese Baked Chicken Wings

These tender, juicy, baked Surinamese chicken wings are coated in a spicy sticky marinade. They are packed with flavour and make your taste buds sing. Are you ready to up your baked wings game?

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Tostadas w/ Mackerel Mousse

This refreshing recipe combines the Mexican Tostada with a silky-smooth mackerel salad. It’s the perfect open-faced mini fried tortilla that can be enjoyed as a light meal or a delicious snack.

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Butter Chicken Sliders

These Butter Chicken Sliders are bursting with exotic flavours! They are combined with a creamy yoghurt cucumber & coriander sauce and some crispy Chatpati Bhel. What more do you need for an easy meal?

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Ube Gnocchi w/ Garlic Carrot Puree & Grilled Zucchini (Vegan)

I’ve always had thing for colored food. When I was younger, this would be mostly a color additive or dye (frosting of a cake or desserts) but as I grew older, I was more interested in natural colored food! When my mom told me about Ube (purple sweet potato), I knew I had to use them in a recipe. As a huge potato and dumpling lover, there was only one way for me to enjoy them: Ube Gnocchi!

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(Gebakken) Rijstpuddingbroodjes

U kunt zich nu afvragen, wie bedenkt in vredesnaam Fried Rice Pudding Rolls? Nou, je gekruide meid was eigenlijk in de stemming voor een Koreaanse rijstcracker-snack (die is gemaakt met rijst van een dag oud en je bakt in een pan tot het een grote rijstcracker wordt), maar helaas heb ik het recept verknoeid. Dus nadat ik de rijst had gegooid en omgedraaid, voegde ik er melk, suiker en vanille aan toe. Et voilà, de rijstpudding is gebeurd. Wat betreft de gebakken broodjes goed, daarvoor moet je verder lezen ;-)

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Bloemkool Curry met Soja Stukken

Wie houdt er niet van een goede curry? Je kunt me altijd een keer wakker maken en tegenwoordig verlang ik er meer dan ooit naar! Bekijk mijn nieuwste Indiase feestmaaltijd gemaakt met sojastukjes voor die "vlezige" hap, weelderige kokosmelk voor die rijke en romige smaak en de ster van de show: een heerlijke bloemkool. Dit is een winnaardiner, jongens!

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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Most of you know that I was born in Surinam and that my roots are in India and Nepal. My mother’s stories about her grandparents who came from India: how they lived, what they cooked and how they ate, captivated me from an early age. But it was only when we lived in the Netherlands, and I started cooking more that we started to enjoy the authentic Indian cuisine and created our favorite dishes, such as Chicken Tandoori, Biryani, Naan, Chutneys and many more. In this recipe, I teamed up with Xenos and created an easy Tandoori Chicken Burger for a midweek meal! Are you ready for this?

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Fried Seaweed Chips

Easy peasy snacking is made simple with just a few ingredients. If you love sushi than these snacks are for you!

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Zaalouk Inspired Tomato Sauce

I got a lot of tomatoes so, I decided to make a Zaalouk Inspired Tomato Sauce, which I can smear on my bread or have as a side with some Bulgur, Quinoa or even Basmati Rice. Zaalouk is a Moroccan dish and is originally made with eggplants, but since I didn’t have any, I sticked to tomatoes and created a lovely lunch bun alongside some fried Halloumi and avocado.

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Garam Masala French Style Toast

I’ve had many French Toasts in my life, but this Indian version is a great fusion for when you crave a desi brekkie. It’s spicy, flavourful and you can whip it up in no time.

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Mixed Mushroom Stir-fry

Sharing this lip-smacking Mixed Mushroom Stir-fry! A quick, healthy and easy weeknight meal and just under 20 minutes!

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Black Bean Garlic Chicken

Have you ever had Black Bean Garlic Chicken at a Chinese restaurant? Well, I have and it’s one of my fave dishes to order. I always thought that this dish was difficult to recreate, because of the fermented black beans situation and the unique flavour of this particular ingredient. Yet, these days you can buy fermented black bean pastes in any Asian grocery stores and they even come with a garlic flavour. So there’s also no need to peel a lot of garlic cloves and you can have a restaurant quality meal in under 25 minutes!

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Soy Chicken Spring Rolls w/ A Green Curry Dip (Vegan)

Spring weather is in the air and so are these insanely delicious green Vietnamese inspired with a Thai touch spring rolls! They are made with soy chicken and are dipped in a velvety green curry dip. Super yummy, flavourful and packed with green goodness! Bring these to your work lunch, picknick or serve them as an appetizer. Either way, I promise you they won't disappoint ;-)

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Asian Style Lamb Chops

These Asian Style Lamb (Rib) Chops are seriously one of my best recipe everrr! Ever since the restaurants have been closed due to lockdown, I’ve been trying to recreate some of my restaurant favorites and these chops were one of them. They are juicy, garlicy and mouthwatering. And if that’s not enough, drizzled with my Asian style sauce you won’t regret making them! Promise ;-)

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Brown Butter Garlic Udon Noodles

This easy peasy noodle recipe is made with a few all-star ingredients like (salted) butter, garlic and oyster sauce. It’s literally done in minutes and makes a great side dish for your Asian style dinners!

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Mozzarella Waffles (Chaffles, Gluten-Free)

Again, I had a Mozzarella lingering in my fridge and decided to make some Mozzarella Waffles or the trend of 2019 “Chaffles”. This recipe can be made with 3 ingredients only, but I wouldn’t be called The Spiced Chickpea if I didn’t add any more spices. They are also Keto and gluten-free, and no am not on a diet, I just like to try new things and I hope you too! ;-)

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Breakfast Sushi w/ Smoked Salmon & Omelette

By now, most of you know that I’m a true rice lover! I can eat rice three times a day and not a single F can be given ;-) So, when it comes to the most important meal of the day, I prefer rice or noodles. Hence, these Breakfast “Sushi” w/ Smoked Salmon and Omelette are perfect for my rice lover fam or humans who’d like to switch to the dark side of breakfasts ;-) Am kiddinnn you can also have these for lunch or dinner too, because why not?! Now, go to se recipe and make these soon!

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Vegan Roasted “Chicken” w/ Oyster Mushrooms ;-)

On my Instagram account I’ve shared this recipe with a REEL where I uploaded the music from that famous French Arabic guy. What these two have in common? Absolutely nothing…

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Miso Butter Orzo, Braised Fennel w/ Soy Sauce, Fried Goat’s Cheese w/ Sesame Crust and Spring Onion Oil

It’s a lot for a title, but I honestly didn’t know what to call this vegetarian dinner? Do you? Or should I just call out all the components and make it into a title haha... Anyways, for this weeknight meal, I combined Asian flavours with Italian ingredients and plated it up like the French do. By now you must know I love a little fusion and confusion ;-) But the real question is, would you try this out?

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Red Lentil Dal

Dal is a much-loved dish by my family, and we make it a lot at home whenever we have a vegetarian meal. It’s so comforting to eat and can transport you back home with that familiar and aromatic scent. Though, my mother often makes the Surinamese version, today I’m sharing my Indian style dal recipe and a crackling Tadka (tempering) with you all.

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Bulgur w/ Tomato, Chickpeas & Feta

My Bulgur (wheat) recipe is one that I often make when I need a healthy and nutritious replacement for rice. This recipe is made with tomatoes, packed with spices, crunchy bell pepper and chickpeas and finely sprinkled with some feta cheese. Wheat might just have a winner here ;-)

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Sevai Kheer (Indian Vermicelli Dessert)

For the festive occasion: Diwali I made a Sevai Kheer (sweet vermicelli pudding) as a dessert. It was my first time and a huge succes! The Kheer came out silky, thick and very flavourful. So if you need a twist on your regular puds? Then this might be your next favourite dessert!

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Chicken Taco Meat

What is it with grilled cheese sandwiches that makes you come back for more? Is it the bread? The cheese? The meat (if you use any)? Or just the fact that grilled cheese sandwiches evoke so many sweet, maybe even cheesy memories. Whatever the case may be, they keep me coming back for more. Over and over again…

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Croque Madame Croffle (Croissant + Waffle)

If you watch any Korean vlogs you’ve probably saw these “Croffles” passing by. I’ve also spotted them on some Instagram accounts here in the Netherlands. And for some reason, I can’t help myself when it comes to these Korean trends - they just do it better for me and are always so intriguing. Will join me too and make this for yourself or your someone special?

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Malaysian Food & Fruits Week 2020

Get inspired and get to know Malaysia Truly Asia in the comfort of your own home! I've teamed up with Tourism Malaysia and attended the online event and cooking demonstration by Chef Norman Musa. Read more about my virtual day in Malaysia and get to know Mr. Salim and his love for Malaysian Food & Fruits.

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Mango Lassi vs. Mango Lassi Popsicles

This creamy and refreshing golden delight is a favourite of mine during those hot summer days! Mangoes, yoghurt and a hint of cardamom are the key ingredients of this divine Indian drink. It’s easy to make and super cool to share as popsicles! Will you make them too?

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Spicy Asian Style Lamb – Stir Fry

This stir-fry is a wonderful way of using up your leftover roasted lamb or any meat for a quick and easy midweek meal!

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Cod Fish w/ Garlic Parmesan Crust

A fishy dinner in 25-minutes? YES! It’s possible with this Cod Fish w/ Parmesan Crust. Not only is this done in minutes, it’s flavorful, flaky and the topping is super crispy.

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Oven Baked Cauliflower w/ Buffalo Sauce (Vegan)

Someone said that cauliflower is like the Leonardo Di Caprio of the cabbage world, because it’s so versatile in use. Grate it and you have “rice”, steam it and you have a lighter “mashed” puree or bake it and you have a whole roast done in less than an hour. But my fave is to pickle them and have them with a heavily spiced or fatty meal! So yeah, this make sense Leo ;-) Haha! But I am diverting, because in this recipe am baking the florets and coating them in a lush Buffalo Sauce – all vegan! Go go gooooo!

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Easy Peasy Thai Yellow Curry w/ Salmon

You know those days when you don't feel like spending hours in the kitchen? Or don't have time to think about what you're going to eat tonight, but still want to enjoy a nice meal? A ready-made curry paste is very handy to have at home. This way you can put a delicious curry on the table in no time without too much of a hassle. You can also vary with fish or meat and make it as spicy or creamy as you want!

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Creamy Chili w/ White Corn and Chicken

This Creamy Chili with White Corn and Chicken takes a little prep, but it's simple to make, heartwarming and perfect if you're looking for a meal that you can eat straight out of a bowl!

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Star Fruit Chutney

Let's make an easy and simple chutney with the delicious Star Fruit (Carambola) I received in my Malaysian Food & Fruits event goodie bag!

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Tasting Malaysian Food & Fruits – round 2! #MFFW2021

On the 25th of September, I was invited by The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries Malaysia (supported by the Embassy of Malaysia in The Hague, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)) to attend the Malaysian Food & Fruits event at Wah Nam Hong (an Asian supermarket at The Westfield Mall). Unlike last year (when the event went online due to the Pandemic), I was lucky to attend this live event. Read further to know more about my day, my experiences (yes, there were many instances) with Durian – The king of Malaysian fruit – and what fruit I used in my latest recipe!

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Gebakken Rijst met Fashjong (Chinese Kip Worst)

Ik denk dat ik veel gebakken rijst recepten op mijn Instagram heb gedeeld, maar nog geen enkele (Aziatische rijst) geplaatst op website. Het is echt jammer, want gebakken rijst is een van die gerechten die ik elke dag van de week kan eten. Ook omdat je ontelbare heerlijke variaties en smaken hebt. Deze is bijvoorbeeld op smaak gebracht met Chinese kippenworstjes of Fa Chong en het is echt een gamechanger bij het maken van gebakken rijst! Maak het snel en bedank me later ;-)

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Spiced Asian (Mini) Chicken Sausages

A snack board with some tasty snacks should not be missed on New Year's Eve. Even with stricter measures, everyone usually likes good food and is instantly in a better mood ;-) So, look no further and put these Spiced Asian Chicken Sausages on your table! They are simple to make, have a delicious taste and you can easily replace the recipe with vegan sausages!

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The Taste of Malaysia and interview the Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Dato Nadzirah Osman!

On the 20th of November, The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries Malaysia (supported by the Embassy of Malaysia in The Hague, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)) invited me to the The Taste of Malaysia at Amazing Oriental Den Haag - Ypenburg. This event was held at an Asian store where you can find many Malaysian curry pastes, spices, drinks and of course much more.

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Crispy Chicken Burger w/ Pickled Onions & Buldak Mayo

These Crispy Chicken Burgers are bursting with flavours and textures! They are insanely good, and after the first bite, trust me you’ll want more ;-)

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Lamb Shank Curry w/ Coconut Milk

This fragrant Lamb Shank Curry w/ Coconut Milk is one to make when you want to take good care of yourself and need some soul satisfying food. I made this for myself and enjoyed it with roti and the next day with rice. It takes a bit of time, but the result is worth the wait and if you make this the day before all the flavours incorporate better. Try it soon!

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Chicken Kheema (Minced Meat) w/ Rice

This comforting and easy Chicken Kheema dish is something I make when I want to eat a flavorful meal with chicken, and which is done is 20 minutes. Chicken mince cooks faster and the leftovers can be eaten on a bun, or you can even stuff it in the roti. Whichever way you prefer to eat it, it will be mind blown ;-)

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Chicken Katsu w/ Hindustani Masala

This Japanese meal has my heart, because it combines a fried chicken cutlet with a delicious and fragrant cury sauce! And this sauce is extra special y’all because it’s made with Hindustani Masala which has a more intense flavour than the regular curry spices. Try it yourself and let me know what you think 😉

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Sweet Potato Croquettes or Balls w/ Bakkeljauw & Spring Onion + Parsley Mayo (YouTube Video)

In my third cooking video I'm going to make a tasty snack with one of my favorite dried and salted fish: codfish! “Bacalhau/Bakkeljauw” is a fish that is dried and salted so that you can keep it longer. But before you use the fish, you must desalt it first, otherwise it cannot be eaten. You can do this by soaking or boiling it in water. This also makes it soft and easy to work with.

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Chicken Paprikash

As a single person I often struggle with portions and cook for a whole army. But lately am trying to focus on 1 or 2 portions of food. This Hungarian Chicken Paprikash (not-authentic) is something you can have for 1 or 2 days and I promise you won't get bored of it! It's full of flavour, has something comforting and is just so delicious. I served it with rice and sautéed Pak Choy.

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Asian Style Sugarsnap Peas

I love Sugarsnap Peas! I love them steamed with some olive oil and salt & pepper, tossed through pasta or sautéed with some other veggies, but my favorite way of making them is with Asian spices and just eating them with plain rice or serving it as a side. Try it out and let me know yourself!

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Egg Fry w/ Asian Spices & Pimenton

This recipe is inspired by my Mom’s recipe and it’s something she used to make for us on a Saturday. I woke up with those delicious smells and ate the eggs with leftover rice or a baguette. It was so good! 🥰 So, thanks Mom and I hope you enjoy it too!

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Mom's Surinamese Javanese Tempeh Sambal

It’s the time of the season to stock up on those spicy sambals. And ya girl is willing to help you by sharing Mom’s delicious Surinamese Javanese Tempeh Sambal. It’s worth to visit the Toko (Asian shops) first and indulge in some of the ingredients that are key in this recipe. You’d defo make Mom en me proud if you do!

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Raspberry Dressing

Summer and salads go hand in hand and this Raspberry Dressing is a perfect addition to those fresh leavy greens! Are you ready to add some colour to your dressings?

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White Bean Soup w/ Chicken Sausages

This wholesome White Bean Soup was on my list for a while now and last weekend I finally made it! It was storming outside and this delicious packed and fragrant soup was all my body craved for.

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Chicken Meatballs w/ Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is a favourite of mine and my family. We love to eat this with satay, Gado Gado and now with these chicken meatballs. It’s also perfect to store in your fridge for those instant late cravings. Drizzle, dip or just drink it and thank me later ;-)

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10X Recipes to Brighten Up These Gloomy Days

I'm sharing my 10 go-to meals that will instantly give you that nourishing and comforting feeling during these gloomy days. Are you ready for this?

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Nachos w/ Red Curry Chicken Mince

These loaded nachos are a great snack or meal for your kids, guests or yourself (for when you don’t want to slave in the kitchen)! In this epic recipe, I’m combining two of my favorite cuisines: the Mexican and Thai kitchen. I’m also using a red curry paste to flavor the meat and typical nachos ingredients to give it that Mexican flava! And it works guys, because these Nachos w/ Red Curry Chicken Mince are well seasoned, packed with flavor and spices and a real treat. Plus, they look so gorgeous when served!

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Indiase gebakken rijst

Een van de beste dingen over overgebleven rijst is waarschijnlijk Fried Rice! Het is snel en gemakkelijk te maken. Het is super smaakvol en vaak beter dan afhaalmaaltijden - je kunt gewoon toevoegen wat je maar wilt. Hoewel ik een grote fan ben van Chinese Fried Rice, deel ik vandaag mijn Indian Fried Rice, die net zo geweldig is als bijgerecht of diner. Het zit boordevol groenten en op smaak gebracht met aromatische kruiden. Bovendien kost het slechts minder dan een half uur om te maken!

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#Stovember with Foodies & Tefal - Pumpkin stew with Chicken (1)

When Foodies Magazine asked me if I wanted to give own twist to one of their recipes, a dream came true! It's Stewember (it sounds better in Dutch) and this means we're rocking stews this month. Join me and the rest of the foodies and make some soul satisfiying stews this month.

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Linguine w /Zucchini

Foodmemories. We all have them, but why do they stay with us? Apparently, you use all your senses, and your memory is strongly linked to your sense of smell (Plusmagazine.knack.be). Hence, cooking encourages introspection, you can instantly have those warm memories of that one dish from your mother or father, that restaurant or country. I'll share my food memory with this Linguine w/ Zucchini pasta dish!

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Breakfast Quinoa Plate

My dears, I have an announcement to make: I finally enjoy quinoa! It took me some time to enjoy the texture and taste, but I love it now. It's nice and light, yet filling. Plus, the reason why I'm also adjusting my starch intake is because rice makes me feel so bloated...

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Thai Yellow Curry Fried Shrimp w/ Panko Coconut Crumb

In our home we love to eat shrimp. A lot. It’s a popular food; easy to cook and there are many ways to prepare it. Today, I’ll share another simple recipe by using Blue Elephant’s Thai Yellow Curry Paste as a marinade. This recipes creates the most aromatic, crunchy and crispy shrimp. These are perfect as a snack or appetizer.

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Vegan Corn Fritters w/ Thai Red Curry Paste

These Vegan Corn Fritters are easy to whip up, packed with Thai Red Curry flavours, and egg and dairy-free. They make a perfect vegan dish and are simple to prepare!

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Hoisin Pulled Chicken w/ Bao Buns

When I was in the UK, I had the most amazing Baos at Bao London. The following recipe is inspired by the tasty baos that I enjoyed at their little Taiwanese restaurant in Soho. For my recipe, I’m using juicy chicken thighs, a creamy sriracha mayo and for that extra crunch, some fresh veggies.

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3x Dips w/ Anchovies

Love them or hate them, but these small, shiny oily fish often bring an umami flavour or quality to dishes.

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Spicy Surinamese Tuna Croquettes - Mom’s Recipe!

These Spicy Surinamese Tuna Croquettes are little apples of the eye on a snack platter. The inspiration for this recipe comes from my mom, who often makes these fried delicious snacks with salted cod fish.

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Wonton Soup w/ Chicken & Shrimp Wontons

Homemade juicy chicken & shrimp wontons for a delicious quick wonton soup! I like to serve these as treat on a cold winter day. And boy, is it getting frosty out here…

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Cheddar Chive Scones

For a long time I bought my Cheddar Scones at Marks & Spencer’s in the Netherlands but ever since that store left; I had to miss them. So a while ago I decided I should make them myself and they were even better than the ones I bought at M&S. My Cheddar Chive Scones are extra cheesy, packed with oniony chives and fresh black pepper, which makes every bite sensational!

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Creamy Cashew Arabiata Sauce (Vegan)

This smooth and creamy cashew sauce is so satisfying to eat! Even as non-vegan, I enjoy this delicious sauce and happily drizzle it over anything. You can keep it basic or add some store-bought Arabiata sauce and upgrade your vegan sauce game!

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Chicken Curry Ragout

Chicken Curry Ragout is a real classic dish during the Holidays here in the Netherlands. We eat it with puff pastry and there’re lots of varieties on this ragout. My version is seasoned with curry spices and puts a twist on this classic. If you need some last minute Christmas inspiration, I got you covered!

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Asian Dipping Sauce

This Asian Dipping Sauce is so easy to make and tastes amazing with dumplings, gyoza's or my latest addiction: Korean Pancakes!

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Avocado Phulka’s w/ Cumin Potatoes

Soft Avocado Phulka’s (flatbread) and delicious spiced Cumin Potatoes are my new favourite vegetarian meal. They make a perfect weeknight dinner or work lunch. You can also use these phulka’s as a wrap and stuff them with other ingredients. They are very versatile and delicious to eat!

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Pasta alla Norma (Pasta w/ Eggplant)

At home we use eggplant in a lot of Indian and Chinese dishes. But I also enjoy grilled pieces of eggplant on a pizza or in a wrap. I rarely add it to my pasta. So, a few days ago, I decided to try out this Pasta alla Norma, a traditional Sicilian dish which has a rich tomato sauce filled with pieces of eggplant and Italian herbs. I was sold and I hope you’ll too!

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Coconut & Pandan Brigadeiro – Taste of Malaysia 2020

Brigadeiro’s are known for their easy and delicious taste and I’m taking these famous Brazilian truffles or mini bonbons on a trip to Malaysia and present you with two delicious flavours: Coconut a Pandan! Try out this easy candy recipe yourself and learn more about this fragrant green leaf and the Taste of Malaysia in my blog post!

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Roasted (Purple) Brussel Sprouts

I know sprouts have a bad name in the Netherlands and that’s probably because they were cooked through until they became snotty and unappealing. I’ve never really hated them because my mom either stir-fried or tossed them through a curry. They were really flavoursome! But you can do more with these mini cabbages by roasting them in the oven. This way they will become crispy and super yum! But first we will season them before we'll pop them in the oven. And after that, we will coat them in a marinade of honey and balsamic vinegar. Trust me you would want to try out these sprouts!

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Xmas Dinner for 2!

So, this year I wanted to come up with a million recipes for your Christmas dinner. Unfortunately, a lot happened and with lockdown No.3 whilst dealing with other stuff, I didn’t have time to work on as many recipes as I wanted. However, I did make a Christmas dinner for two (greedy persons ;-) consisting of a Chicken Roll stuffed with Cranberry Compote & Brie, Sweet Potato and Garlic Galette and Roasted Purple Brussel Sprouts. I shared this lovely meal with my two neighbours, who have become my good friends during this Pandemic. I guess, that’s the bright side of this whole drama; that we get to connect and reconnect with others and ourselves.

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French Toast w/ Baguette

Though am not huge on breakfast, I do always enjoy a French Toast. These soaked slices or eggy bread paired with fresh fruits and syrup are definitely not a bad way to kick start your morning. I made mine with a day-old baguette. It’s much thicker and it’s almost as if you’re eating pancakes. Can I tempt you with this recipe?

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Sticky Supermalt Wings! (A Non-Alcholic Snack)

Deep-fried, baked, with or without sauce, I am a true chicken wings lover! And when Supermalt asked me to whip something up with their non-alcoholic soft drink, I knew exactly what to do. My Sticky Supermalt Wings are crispy, sweet, salty and coated with that malty goodness! Will you have these for dinner, as a snack or…? Either way, I won’t tell anybody ;-)

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Gua Bao w/ Crispy Taiwanese Chicken

Delicious Gua Bao w/ Crispy Taiwanese Chicken anyone? I’m bringing this famous Taiwanese street food snack to your kitchen. With store-bought bao buns, a little preparation and some love you’ll have a yummy Asian snack on your dinner table!

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Vegan “Steak”

I’ve never had steak in my life. So, when I decided to make myself a Puerto Rican Jibarito sandwich during the meat free week, I wanted to recreate a “steak” with soy cubes and black beans that I’d lingering in my pantry. Now, I know this not the real deal, but I must say this vegan or mock steak turned out amazing! With the right seasoning and texture this is a great substitute. Plus, this Vegan “Steak” can be used as burger or as meatballs too!

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Turkey Bacon & Cheese Croquettes

Deep-fried snacks will always have a special place in my heart. Anything with cheese, pieces of meat and a crispy outer layer makes my heart beat faster. And this snack, my lovely people is something you would want to make as an appetizer or “borrel hapje” (snack) at your parties. It’s easy, savory and mouth-watering. What else do you need?

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Shrimp Burger

This chunky, moist and yummy Shrimp Burger is definitely not what you call date food. It’s messy, there will be chunks in between your teeth but boy oh boy it’s worth it! Head over to the recipe and get your shrimp on!

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Turkish Style Chicken Meatballs w/ Spiced Yoghurt

Cilbir is a popular Turkish breakfast recipe which includes eggs and a spiced yoghurt made with garlic and chili oil. I already have a Cilbir recipe on my blog and served it on toast. This time, I’m switching it up and using chicken meatballs (instead of eggs) which are seasoned with homemade Turkish spices and serve them on that lush yoghurt sauce. These meatballs are a very easy and delicious midweek/weekend meal! So, let’s gooo ;-)

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Creamy Spinach Pasta w/ Garlic & Burrata

Whenever I buy a bag of spinach leaves, it reminds me of Popeye and him lecturing us to eat our spinach. You must understand that after seeing this cartoon, Mom would also give us a lecture on eating our veggies: “You wanna be as strong as Popey?” She knew I never liked spinach...hahah So, most of the time I just swallowed it so I didn’t have to taste it. Fast forward to now, I learned to eat it, appreciate the texture and actually enjoy it in a salad the most. But if I cook it, it goes in a pasta or Indian dal. This time I’m sharing my Creamy Spinach Pasta w/ Garlic & Burrata The richness of the sauce goes well with these wilted green leaves and actually balances out the creamy sauce. In my opinion it’s the best way to eat these greenies!

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Thaise groene curry met currypasta van blauwe olifant

Vorige week stuurde Blue Elephant mij een doos vol producten om uit te proberen. Ik gebruik hun currypasta's (meestal hun Massaman en Thai Red Curry) nu al een paar jaar en ik geniet absoluut van de authenticiteit en hun intense smaken. Ik hou ook van het feit dat deze currypasta's handgemaakt zijn en gratis berichten.

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Veganistische maïs beignets met Thaise rode currypasta

Deze Vegan Corn Fritters zijn gemakkelijk te bereiden, zitten boordevol Thaise rode curry-smaken en bevatten geen eieren en zuivelproducten. Ze vormen een perfect veganistisch gerecht en zijn eenvoudig te bereiden!

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Royal Blue Coconut Rijstpudding

Heb je ooit een koningsblauwe - geheel natuurlijk gekleurde rijstpudding gehad? Een romige textuur gegarneerd met knapperige kokosnootreepjes, bosbessen en smaakt super verrukkelijk? Nee? Dan moet je verder lezen ...

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Kokos Rijstpudding (Veganistisch)

Rijstpudding is niet voor niets een klassiek dessert (of ontbijt, lunch of diner). Met wat melk, suiker en kruiden is dit graan een onmiddellijke manier om je terug te brengen naar die goede herinneringen met je grootmoeder / vader (en sommigen van jullie hebben het misschien ook van haar geleerd). Hoe dan ook, ik dwaal af zoals gewoonlijk, maar mijn kijk op deze klassieker is net zo geruststellend als oma's versie, net zo romig en net zo heerlijk! Het kan vegan gemaakt worden, met of zonder rozijnen en je kunt variëren met de ingrediënten! Dus, check it out ;-)

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Garnalen Burger

Deze stevige, sappige en lekkere Shrimp Burger is absoluut niet wat je date food noemt. Het is rommelig, er zullen brokken tussen je tanden zitten, maar jongen, oh jongen, het is het waard! Ga naar het recept en haal je garnalen op!

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Blue Corn Tacos w/ Avocado Sauce & Salmon w/ Sumac

These Blue Corn Tacos w/ Avocado Sauce & Salmon w/ Sumac are a mouthful but full on flavor and texture! They will change your tacos game and make your midweek meal extra special! Try ‘em out yourself ;-)

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Gebakken Mozzarella met Arabiata Ketchup

Ik koop soms mozzarella met de bedoeling een pizza te maken of als topping voor mijn pittige Koreaanse noedels of pasta. Op de een of andere manier vergeet ik het altijd en dan is het te laat. Deze keer was ik precies op tijd (ik was eigenlijk 1 dag te laat) en ik dacht bij mezelf: laten we gewoon het hele ding bakken en het eten met een salade als avondeten. Maar toen had ik toch geen zin om een hele bol mozzarella te frituren (ik weet dat ik raar ben) en besloot ik hem in plakjes te snijden, te coaten en te bakken. Het was een van de beste beslissingen van mijn leven ;-)

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Saffron Pudding w/ Cherry Rose Sauce (Vegan)

This Vegan Saffron Pudding w/ Cherry Rose Sauce is a delicious and comforting pudding! I can eat this any time and it’s so good when it’s combined with my Cherry Rose sauce. Give this a go and enjoy true comfort at home!

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Saffraan Pudding met Kersen Rozensaus (Veganistisch)

Deze vegan Saffraan Pudding met Kersen Rozensaus is een heerlijke pudding! Ik kan dit elk moment van de dag eten en het is zo lekker in combinatie met mijn Kersen Rozensaus. Probeer 'm eens en geniet van de Perzische smaken!

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Savory Eggy Toast

This simple and classic breakfast is ideal to finish up that stale bread or “lost bread”. Plus this savory version is a real winner for those weekends! Serve it with some smoked salmon, avo, bacon or even a tomato chutney and you’re good to go.

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Oven-Baked Chicken w/ Cheddar Cheese

This Oven-baked Chicken w/ Cheddar Cheese is a delicious and easy dish. With only a few ingredients you can have a delicious meal on the table without having to worry about it. Serve this chicken with baked potatoes (fries), pasta or with a salad and enjoy this quick meal together!

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Stuffed Eggplant w/ Vegan Mince

The holidays are over and I hope you had a great time. After all that delicious food, I am often ready for balance days with not too heavy dishes. These stuffed aubergines certainly do not disappoint. They are filled with the pulp of the aubergine, vegan mincemeat and the whole is flavored with Italian herbs. It is a simple, healthy and above all tasty dish. I'm curious what you think!

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Featured in Oggi!

And then your Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich) w/ Jackfruit & Sambal Oelek (Vegetarian) is featured in a Japanese Women’s & Fashion magazine named Oggi! Super proud to be seen amongst the finest sushi sandwiches and though I haven’t travelled in two years now, am happy to see my company is ❤️

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Potstickers w/ Chicken Mince & Truffle Tapenade

One of the most popular foods you can find in Asian cuisine are potstickers. Delicious hearty dumplings filled with meat or veggies, wrapped in dough and then fried and steamed in a pan. I’m taking these potstickers a bit further and adding a Truffle Tapenade to it. Come join me and make this luxurious, aromatic and popular meal at home!

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Salmon en Papillote

This classic French method of cooking salmon is a simple and effective way of ensuring that your fish doesn’t dry out and stays juicy. The parchment paper is filled with delicious vegetable which are seasoned with minimal spices and fish. Then it’s cooked in the oven and when it comes out, it’s like a present when you open it!

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Salad with Grilled Corn, Creamy Guacamole & Holy Guacamole Dressing

This fresh and creamy salad is an ode to the color green and spring! With a creamy avocado sauce, green cucumber ribbons, crispy lettuce and sweet corn, it is filling and delicious as a lunch or side dish. Do you also want to eat these right away

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Loaded Fries w/ Fire Chicken & Mozarella Cheese

These loaded fries are a real treat when you crave something spicy and which has a streetfood vibe. I was inspired by my Korean YouTubers who eat their spicy chicken with Mozarella and this combo WORKS! The cheese mellows the spicyness and in combination with the fries, you have a real winner dinner! I dare you to try this out ;-)

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Tom Kha Gai – TSC style

This comforting and rich Thai soup is one of my favorite soups out there! I love the Thai flavors, crunchy textures, and creamy broth. It’s a perfect pick me up or light meal on a hot or cold day.

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Middle Eastern Salad

When I saw Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi make a salad with leftover pita bread which they seasoned with Sumac and tossed through some lettuce, tomato and onion, I had to make it!

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Eggplant & Pomegranate Salad w/ Harissa

On toast, in a salad, a wrap or as a side-dish, this Eggplant & Pomegranate Salad w/ Harissa is amazing! It’s packed with flavor and will please the meat eaters too. Are you ready for the next sexy side dish?

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Vegan Geroosterde “Kip” met Oesterzwammen

Op mijn Instagram-account heb ik dit recept gedeeld met een REEL waar ik de muziek van die beroemde Frans-Arabische man heb geüpload. Wat deze twee gemeen hebben? Helemaal niets…

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Japanse Stijl Gerookte Zalm Dip

Elke chip heeft een dip nodig! En deze Japanese Style Smoked Salmon past perfect bij de Fried Seaweed Chips. Je kunt deze “dip” ook toevoegen aan wat sushirijst, in een wrap of sandwich. Doe eens gek en dip anders!

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Hindustani Chicken Masala (YouTube Video)

In my second cooking video, I slightly modified the concept to stay closer to myself and share my favorite Surinamese and Asian dishes. But I will also show you which restaurants or trends I am inspired by, because in this series I want to Cook with LOBI (LOVE)!

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Peruvian Style (Pulled) Chicken Sandwich

This Peruvian style chicken (pulled chicken thighs) was on my to cook list for a long time now. Originally the marinade is used for a whole chicken but since I live on my own I like to keep it small and simple. Chicken thighs it is! And you know what, it was done and dusted in half an hour (ok don’t count the marinating time)!

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Roasted Eggplant w/ Harissa Lentils & Labneh

Eggplant or aubergine? The English prefer the latter, the North-Americans use the former and ya girl prefers them roasted in the oven, topped with spicy Harissa lentils and some Labneh to finish it off 🥰

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Onion & Mussels Bhaji's

Onion Bhajis are spicy Indian snacks that are sold on the street. You can compare them with fritters or savory fritters. This street food snack gets a twist with Mosselen. zo uit Zeeland. In combination with the creamy yogurt sauce (and sweet ketchup) this is a perfect addition to the snack board and delicious with a cold beer!

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Korean Pancakes (Pajeon)

This first time I saw these Korean savory pancakes I fell head over heels with this pan-fried food. It's the perfect clean out your fridge meal to which you add potatoes, a variety of vegetables and love. The pancakes are crunchy and even more delicious with an Asian dipping sauce.

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Tostadas w/ Oven Roasted (or Grilled) Bell Pepper & Garlic Feta Spread

What do to when you have 2 tortillas, 2 bell peppers and some pre-opened garlic spread and feta cheese lingering in your fridge? Well, you make a lip-smacking lunch with these leftover gems! Which in my opinion was quite healthy too ;-)

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Plantain Chips

As a child my parents would always buy us plantain crisps or other Surinamese snacks. I remember eating bags of these. But one night I felt quite nostalgic and made them myself. They were so fresh and crunchy that I kept eating them!

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Spicy Breakfast/Lunch Taco

Jazz up your mornings with this satisfying Spicy Breakfast/Lunch Taco. It’s done in minutes and you can easily prep all the ingredients in advance. Did someone say breakfast bar?

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Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

My simple Baked Drumstick recipe is easy to follow, flavoured with a tasty seasoning and then baked in the oven. It’s a perfect and effortless way to cook a juicy chicken drumstick in the oven. Plus, I bet you kids will love them too!

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Yellow Curry Chicken Burgers w/ Creamy Coconut Coleslaw

Yellow Curry is one the mildest Thai curries out there. Packed with spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and turmeric you’re bound to experience a flavorsome meal. But today we’re not making a curry, because we’re going to use a store-bought curry paste in a chicken burger! Another fusion meal recipe from me to you ;-)

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Makkelijk gebakken kippendrumsticks

Mijn eenvoudige Baked Drumstick-recept is gemakkelijk te volgen, op smaak gebracht met een smakelijke smaakmaker en vervolgens gebakken in de oven. Het is een perfecte en moeiteloze manier om een sappige kippendrumstick in de oven te koken. En ik wed dat jullie kinderen ook van ze zullen houden!

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Soja Kip Loempia's met Groene Curry Dip (Veganistisch)

Het lenteweer hangt in de lucht en dat geldt ook voor deze waanzinnig heerlijke groene Vietnamese loempia's geïnspireerd op een Thais tintje! Ze zijn gemaakt met sojakip en zijn ondergedompeld in een fluweelzachte groene currydip. Super lekker, smaakvol en boordevol groene goedheid! Neem deze mee naar je werklunch, picknick of serveer ze als aperitiefhapje. Hoe dan ook, ik beloof je dat ze je niet zullen teleurstellen ;-)

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Gestoomde Pak Choi met Aziatische specerijen

Pak Choi is een traditioneel Aziatisch ingrediënt. De malse donkere bladgroene en knapperige witte stengel komt uit de koolfamilie en is geweldig als bijgerecht bij het serveren van een Aziatische maaltijd. Het is ook zeer voedzaam, boordevol vezels en vitamines. Ik kan persoonlijk van deze groente genieten met een kom rijst - zo lekker is hij! Ik hoop dat ik jou ook kan overtuigen ;-)

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Easy Tantamen Ramen Noodles

This Japanese take on Dan Dan noodles is just as delicious as the Chinese version of it. The Tantamen Ramen Noodles are served in a aromatic and creamy broth and paired with spicy chicken and crunchy veggies! If you are a fan of soups, spicy food and Asian flavours then you don’t want to miss out on this recipe!

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Rainbow Rolls (YouTube Video)

In my very first cooking video, I’ll show you how to make these colorful Rainbow Rolls. We're using crunchy vegetables, blue and purple noodles and a quick peanut sauce to dip these rolls in! Are you hungry yet?

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