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Christmas pumpkin soup



Christmas is coming and I want to present you a couple of interesting ideas. These are not traditional Christmas dishes but they are interesting 🙂  Ginger and mandarin make it really special!


I will present three dishes within the next few days: starter, main dish and dessert.

Today I will begin with starter: Christmas pumpkin soup


Ingredients (for 4 people):

–          1 pumpkin

–          1 mandarin

–          Bread

–          Cheese

–          1x1cm fresh ginger

–          3 x bay leaf

–          ½ tsp. thyme

–          Garlic powder

–          Cayenne pepper

–          Salt to taste

Christmas pumpkin soup


  1. Bake pumpkin in temperature 200oCelcius, for 30 minutes. Let it cool down for about half an hour.
  2. Peel off the skin and remove the pits.
  3. Chop pumpkin into small pieces and boil in about 1,5-2liter water with bay leaf until gets soft, then smash it.
  4. Add little salt to taste, mandarin juice and zest, grated ginger and thyme .Cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime bake bread toasts with cheese, topped with garlic powder, cayenne pepper and thyme.
  6. Serve soup with toasts.




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Vegetarian broad bean – navy bean cutlets with toasts



This dish was made in end of July, so still the season for broad beans. In the Netherlands you won’t buy peeled off broad bins. You buy them in pods. It was a long process before I finally could eat and enjoy this delicious dish. First, I had to remove the beans from their pods, then boiling to loosen their exterior coating, and finally remove this coating before further processing. Of course it was time consuming but definitely worth of that work. These cutlets were really delicious! Sweet onion enhanced delicate taste of broad beans, garlic together with Gorgonzola matched perfectly. The combination of all those different tastes reminded me of France. Everything was amazing, so crispy and tasty.


– 1 portion broad bean (ca. 200g)

– 1 portion navy bean (ca. 200g)

– 2 eggs

– 1 chopped sweet onion

– Salt and pepper to taste (ca. 1/2tsp. of each)

– Bread crumbs to coat cutlets before frying

– Oil for frying

– Sliced bread

– Gorgonzola cheese (ca. 200g)

– 1 garlic clove, big

– Thyme to top


  1. Slice bread, top with Gorgonzola cheese and pressed garlic. Decorate with fresh thyme.
  2. Bake bread in oven until cheese gets brown.
  3. Precooked broad beans and navy beans mash in a soup bowl.
  4. Add eggs, salt and pepper, mix.
  5. Make small balls and coat with bread crumbs, fry on deep oil until brown.
  6. Serve together with toasted bread.

Let me know if you liked it:)

So let’s begin…

These were my two assistants:)

Preparing toasts:

The cutlets:

Yummy result:)


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Tosti with blue cheese and tomato



Hmm, there is nothing better than spoil yourself with a homemade tosti.

Once I ate it, I felt like I was in heaven! After a long period of rain, wind and clouds it was finally sunny and warm. I had great and healthy lunch in my hand. I felt great. I wish all of you could enjoy and feel happy with such a simple things and really enjoy what you eat. Cooking is an art, take advantage of it. You can make it simple; it’s still fine and brings a lot of satisfaction…

Today on my dish was: Tosti with blue cheese and tomato


–         (White) bread

–         Cherry tomatoes

–         Blue cheese

–         Fresh basil

–         Salt and pepper


  1. Cut bread into thick slices
  2. Cut blue cheese into thick slices
  3. Cut tomatoes into half
  4. Cover one slice with all ingredients
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Cover with fresh basil
  7. Top with the other slice
  8. Put in a toaster for couple of minutes
  9. Done:)

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Typical American breakfast


Talking about typical American meals I can’t omit this one: toasts with scrambled egg, bacon, sausages, and orange juice.

That was my breakfast.

– Toasts
– Eggs
– Bacon
– Sausage
– Butter
– Orange juice

1. Make toast
2. Fry the rest in huge amount of fat:)

Ooo, believe me it was so fat…
If you eat a meal like this, you understand immediately why some Americans are so corpulent 😦
Neither Cola, nor hot tea were able to dissolve it. Such breakfast is definitely not my style. If you want to stay in shape, better avoid a meal like this.