month : 05/2019 12 results
  • Vegetable broth

    Vegetable broth you can of course make from a broth cube. If you do not have much time, do it. However, the taste of a self made vegetable broth is incomparable. Making this broth is actually simple and it can be easily frozen for several months in ...
  • Italian seafood soup from the Big Apple

    I really love this seafood soup, and I will be demanding on finding the key ingredients. Vital for making this soup is to have (uncooked) medium sized or large shrimp shells (or other crustacean shells) available. Use some clams or mussels and at ...
  • Marinated eggplant with toasted sesame

    There are many ways to prepare eggplant dishes. You can roast or grill the eggplant and collect the meat, which is popular in the middle east. In South China they deep fry the egg plant pieces, preserving the beautiful deep purple color that keeps ...
  • Tabbouleh, middle eastern parsley and herb salad

    Tabbouleh is a common green parsley salad widely available in the Middle East. The origin is thought to be in Lebanon and Syria, but the Palestinian cuisine has widely adopted it. It is the parsley, the lemon juice and the subtle ground seeds that ...
  • Mushroom soup with a hint of truffle

    Mushroom soup is easy to make. Widely available button mushrooms provide a bit of a bland taste, though. Here we use fresh crimini and oyster mushrooms, dried ji song rong (agaricus blazei) and frozen Yunnan black truffle (tuber himalayensis). If ...
  • Chumaki, sushi rolls

    Chumaki sushi rolls consist of sushi rice with 2-3 ingredients rolled in nori seaweed. The diameter is 1 to 1.5 inch. It is not time consuming and not difficult to roll. More simple even one can make hosomaki, a sushi roll 1 inch diameter with one ...
  • Battera (pressed sushi) with preserved mackerel

    Battera is literally a pressed sushi. In Japan mackerel sushi is much more popular  than salmon or tuna for the obvious reason of cost. But as this dish will reveal, a pressed sushi with pickled mackerel displays a rich taste. An unexpected and ...
  • Sushi rice from Japan

    One may not think much of making Japanese sushi rice. But in Japan they give lots of attention to details to make the sushi rice right. For our home use we do not need to be that much particular, but should follow the basic steps. The art of making ...
  • Green mango salad – a Vietnam favorite

    Green mango salad is a favorite in South East Asia. Different regions have their own versions.  It comes together rather quickly and requires a minimum use (if any) of the stove. It is fresh, uncooked vegetables with fresh lime juice and savory ...
  • Yoghurt, simple and more delicious

    Making yoghurt by yourself may have various drivers. Sometimes it is difficult to obtain yoghurt without sugar, artificial flavors or colorants added. Sometimes it costs a multiple of the price of milk. But mostly making yoghurt is an opportunity to ...