Russian pelmeni recipe (Russian meat dumplings)

Russian pelmeni recipe (Russian meat dumplings)

An authentic Russian recipe for delicious homemade pelmeni. Russian dumplings are filled with juicy beef, onions, garlic and fresh herbs. They are boiled in water, tossed in butter and served with sour cream or vinegar. I guess it’s the combination of the homemade dough and 

Nasi goreng with corned beef and sambal (Indonesian fried rice)

Nasi goreng with corned beef and sambal (Indonesian fried rice)

Nasi goreng with corned beef and sambal is easy to prepare, and yet so rich in flavor! Nasi goreng cooks in one wok and is ready within minutes, which is great for busy days.  It is packed with sweet and savory flavors, like kecap manis, 

The Best Russian Borscht Recipe (Beet Soup)

The Best Russian Borscht Recipe (Beet Soup)

Today I share with you this iconic Russian beet soup recipe. My husband, who is Russian, absolutely loves my beet soup recipe and says it’s one of the best borscht he ever had (now isn’t that sweet)! The soup is flavorsome, healthy and nutritious; packed 

Extra crispy cauliflower bites with sweet soy sauce

Extra crispy cauliflower bites with sweet soy sauce

Golden brown fried bits of extra crispy cauliflower coated in a luscious and homemade sweet soy sauce. Yes, okayyy, I know these fried cauliflower bites aren’t really healthy for you, but it still remains cauliflower right? So that should make them half healthy… At least, 

Chinese beef with spring onions

Chinese beef with spring onions

Tender and juicy beef in Chinese savory/sweet sauce with spring onions. This beef recipe is definitely better than any Chinese takeout beef I know. And the beauty is that you can easily cook this beef recipe in the comfort of your own home! The homemade 

Celeriac (celery root) and potato mash

Celeriac (celery root) and potato mash

A healthy combination of flavors that is perfect to serve with dishes like my braised red cabbage. Celery root, besides funny looking, is a beautiful vegetable with a nutty, celery-like taste. When cooked it takes on a little sweetness which goes nicely together with mashed 

Spinach soup with crispy bacon

Spinach soup with crispy bacon

A healthy and creamy soup made of spinach and potatoes, served with some crispy bacon and spring onions on top. Just a luxurious and warming bowl of goodness. This spinach soup with bacon is deliciously creamy but yet healthy thanks to the high nutritional value 

Candied Brussels sprouts with apple butter, bacon and fresh apple

Candied Brussels sprouts with apple butter, bacon and fresh apple

If you were never a big Brussels sprouts fan, you will be from now on. I know that many either love Brussels sprouts or hate them, but believe me, nobody will walk away from this dish, which is a hit even with kids! This recipe 

Braised red cabbage with red wine

Braised red cabbage with red wine

Braised red cabbage with red wine is an excellent autumn / winter side dish with it’s sweet and sour taste. It’s bright purple, has a glorious texture and the flavor of the red cabbage mingles perfectly with warming spices and red wine. It’s a great 

Mini sausage / hot dog Christmas wreath (pull apart)

Mini sausage / hot dog Christmas wreath (pull apart)

With little effort you can make this beautiful sausage / hot dog Christmas wreath! It’s easy to make, tastes amazing and will look beautiful on any party table. Also, everyone always loves mini sausages/hot dog rolls, and this tear-and-share version will make the best party 

Healthy Spinach oatmeal pancakes

Healthy Spinach oatmeal pancakes

These pancakes are made of healthy oats and vitamin-filled spinach. They are tasty, quick and easily made in the blender. You can serve them with any topping of your liking. I love to add something sweet on top of the pancake (yeah, i have such 

Turkish Pide With Spinach And Minced Beef

Turkish Pide With Spinach And Minced Beef

Turkish meat pie with beef and spinach. Pide are just like sigara boregi (spring rolls), a popular Turkish dish. I guess it’s the simple combination of homemade dough with beef and vegetables that transforms this pide into a dish that wows a crowd! Believe me, 

Spinach feta spring rolls

Spinach feta spring rolls

Perfectly crispy spring rolls filled with a feta spinach mixture. They are vegetarian, delicious and really easy to make! These spring rolls are very similar to the Turkish sigara boregi. Not sure if you have ever tried them before, but sigara boregi are Turkish spinach 

Chicken and long beans (Surinamese style)

Chicken and long beans (Surinamese style)

The marinated chicken is packed with flavor and long beans are nutritious, tasty and crispy. I’m 100% sure that this warm and flavorful Surinamese kitchen dish will blow your mind! We have quite some Surinamese restaurants where I live, and I know them all! I 

Fried Chickpea falafel

Fried Chickpea falafel

This falafel recipe is absolutely one of my favorites. It’s crispy from the outside, delicious from the inside and that smell! Gosh, it’s something special. The falafel has a hint of cinnamon in it, and it is one of the big success secrets of this 

The best cake recipe for baby shower fondant decorations

The best cake recipe for baby shower fondant decorations

This delicious carrot cake is perfect to use when covering with fondant.The cake stays firm, and my cream cheese frosting recipe will make the perfect filling. I’m sure you’ll love it! Not so long ago, my mother and I organised a gender reveal party for 

Juicy Italian meatball recipe

Juicy Italian meatball recipe

Are you ready for some ridiculously easy, juicy and flavoursome meatballs? Then you should definitely give my meatball recipe a try! What often makes the difference between an ordinary meatball and a “chef worthy” meatball is the bite. The meatball should be deliciously juicy and 

Indian flatbread (naan)

Indian flatbread (naan)

Soft and puffy Indian naan / flatbread. It is such a delicious replica of the real Indian naan. It’s my absolute favorite recipe! The naan stays beautifully soft, even when it cools down. When I was living in India I always ordered naan in restaurants. 

Thai red lentil curry with spinach and pumpkin (Vegan)

Thai red lentil curry with spinach and pumpkin (Vegan)

This Thai lentil curry is nutritious, creamy and completely vegan! The coconut milk adds subtle sweetness to the curry and gives it a luxurious and creamy texture.  I ate many curries in my life, and this is one of my all-time favorites! It’s a quick 

Green beans in Indonesian coconut sauce

Green beans in Indonesian coconut sauce

Green beans simmered in a creamy Indonesian coconut sauce and packed with flavor. It is a delicious and easy green bean recipe for you to try. Green beans are often served with nasi goreng as part of a multi-course meal, but you can also decide 

Homemade kebab with fresh herbs

Homemade kebab with fresh herbs

Today I share with you my favorite homemade kebab recipe. These kebabs are herby, aromatic and juicy. Kebab, kefta or kofta, is a Middle Eastern dish and is basically minced meat which has been pressed gently on a skewer. You can grill these kebabs for 

Hummus from dried chickpeas

Hummus from dried chickpeas

This hummus recipe is easy and so tasty! I always used store-bought hummus, until I figured out that it’s insanely easy to make your own. And let’s be honest, it tastes way better than the regular store-bought hummus. Also, this hummus is made with real