Recipes from a passionate home cook
Recipe for classic devilled eggs and tomato and pecorino devilled eggs

My ultimate classic and tomato & pecorino devilled eggs

Growing up, we went through this period in which it was rare for us not to serve some tasty classic homemade devilled eggs at any celebration hosted in our home. I remember helping my mother make these and there would always be a friend or family member asking for the recipe without fail. Devilled eggs are so simple to make, yet they are absolutely delicious, look elegant and I promise you these will be a big hit in your household and you won’t have any left over! Today I’m ...

Recipe for aubergine parmigiana, melanzane alla parmigiana

Aubergine parmigiana towers

I cannot think of a better Italian vegetable recipe than aubergine parmigiana, or melanzana alla parmigiana in Italian, but while the flavour is truly incredible, it isn’t always the most elegant dish to plate. Sure, as a main course this can be beautifully served in a huge oven dish in the centre of the table, but – unless your version holds together perfectly – on a plate as a smaller starter or a side dish it almost always looks a little underwhelming. So, I started thinking of a ...

Recipe for Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate and Pistachio

Coconut macaroons with chocolate and pistachio

Today is my birthday, and while I’ll be more likely to indulge in a traditional Dutch apple and cinnamon pie, it felt appropriate to publish a sweet treat I love today, and my coconut macaroons with chocolate and pistachio recipe makes exactly that! Coconut macaroons are widely available in the biscuit aisle of any grocery store in The Netherlands where I grew up, but I don’t seen them in the UK nearly as often. They really are fantastic and luckily so incredibly easy to bake at ...

Recipe for breakfast waffles with bacon and syrup

Breakfast waffles with bacon and syrup

Weekend mornings in my flat call for warm breakfasts. And bacon, lots of bacon. Although this recipe for breakfast waffles with bacon and syrup is one of my true morning favourites, I don’t serve these often enough as I always forget how easy it is to make them. Don’t make that mistake, as once you’ve practised a few times, you can whip these up in no time! Waffles come in all shapes and textures. Mine are super light, soft and fluffy, as opposed to dense and crispy, ...

Recipe for oven-baked tomato orzo pasta

Oven-baked tomato orzo pasta

Orzo pasta is so versatile that I went through a period of eating it multiple times a week. Simply boiled with a delicious sauce, as the base for a pasta salad or as a substitution for rice in a speedy risotto (also called an orzotto), but my recipe for oven-baked tomato orzo pasta is perhaps the fastest and easiest way to enjoy this fantastic and truly underestimated pasta shape! As a big fan of this ingredient, you can imagine how excited I was when I first found a recipe in The Green ...

Recipe for easy weeknight ramen and udon noodle soup

Easy express weeknight ramen

My super quick ramen noodle soup recipe could not be more simple, yet somehow a homemade version of this dish always feels somewhat special and looks impressive. I should start by sharing a disclaimer, this recipe is by no means traditional, but I promise the smell will make you believe otherwise. As a big fan of Japanese food and ramen, I always wanted to make this dish at home, but the long list of seemingly impossible to find ingredients and the many steps to perfecting the broth always ...