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Carne de sol

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Carne de sol is one of my favorite Brazilian dishes. It’s made from salted, dried beef, cooked with onions and served here with rice, black beans and kale. I have no other words for it except ‘I want to go back, NOW’.

Pomegranate muesli

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Muesli and full fat yogurt always makes a great breakfast, especially with fresh fruits. My mom often has pomegranate seeds in the fridge, and they are the perfect fresh, crunchy fruit for this breakfast. They’re great on salads too, by the way, so pretty!

Onigiri

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Onigiri, Japanese rice balls, are a delicious snack or side dish. Simply make sticky rice, let it cool down and add a bit of rice vinegar/sugar mixture if you like. You can make them by hand, but I bought this cute tool that makes it even easier. Make balls and stuff them with pickled plum [...]

In defense of oatmeal

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

I’ve become a big, big fan of oatmeal since I discovered how you can make it interesting every time by adding different fruits to it. It truly is a great breakfast. Everyone makes their oatmeal differently, my formula is: one part oatmeal, one part rice milk, one part water. But if I’m out of rice [...]

Okura!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

As a special celebratory treat, we went to Yamazoto, the Japanese restaurant at the Okura hotel in Amsterdam. As far as I know, Yamazoto is the only Japanese restaurant in Europe with a Michelin star. It was actually my first time in any star restaurant, we weren’t quite sure what to expect here. Food-wise, it [...]