dinsdag 17 december 2013

It's almost Christmas Time, that means enjoying great food with your friends and family. We will help you to make easy yet delicious food at the best time of the year! Enjoy!
This is a mini recipe, supereasy flavoured butter or oil. You could use it with bread, fish, chicken, lamb, basically your typical Christmas roast. Or use it to bake your greens in, like cabbage or spinach, potatoes, carrots, parsnips etc! Play around with different flavours, they keep in the fridge for weeks!
Flavoured butter or oil
  • Herbs, you could use thyme, rosemary, parsley, chive or basil.
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper(you could use chilli, for a nice kick)
  • Use spices if you want, like curry madras, paprika powder, old spice, cumin etc.
Mix the herbs, the garlic and the salt and pepper first, then add your cold butter or olive oil and mix that as well.

Really easy!

With a spoon or spatula, scrape the butter out of your food processor and lay it on some baking paper and roll it. This way, you’ll end up with a lovely role of flavoured butter. You could use it with bread, fish, chicken, lamb. Or use it to bake your greens in, like cabbage or spinach.


donderdag 5 december 2013

Let's talk Family Meals! There must be a dish that you've learned to prepare in your childhood, or something that your grandmother cooks each year. What is your favourite family meal?

My family meal is called:

Lasagne with salmon, spinach and a creamy tomato sauce

For this recipe for four, you will need:
- lasagne sheets (a whole pack)
- A bottle of passata
- 1 Alpro Soya cream (this stuff is awesome, it doesn't get you fat but it tastes perfectly like normal cream)
- One packet of frozen salmon
- One bag of fresh spinach (be carefull, you can't reheat spinach, you will regret it)
- basil, parsley, salt and pepper
- one clove of garlic
- mozzarella cheese and grated cheese
- sliced tomatoes
- Optional: olives


-          Grease a baking tray with olive oil (that way the lasagne won’t stick to the tray).

-          Then slice the almost defrosted salmon in thin pieces, so you can lay a few on each layer. Mix the passata with the cream, salt and pepper, garlic, basil and parsley.

-          Gather your spinach, the sauce, the salmon, grated cheese and the lasagne and start with your first layer.


-          Use a little bit of cream on the base of the baking tray before layering the first lasagne sheets.


-          First add the sauce, then the salmon and the spinach. If you want to, you could use some grated cheese, it will make the layers super creamy and sticky. Now just repeat every layer until you have one layer left. On this layer you put, some left over sauce, some sliced tomatoes(with just a pinch of salt and pepper on top), mozzarella, grated cheese, perhaps some olive and extra basil.

( If you remember to put enough sauce in every layer, you will end up with the most creamy, soft, water mouthing lasagne ever!)


-          Now it’s ready for the oven! The first 20 minutes on a high setting and the last 25 to 30 minutes on a lower setting. You can feel the lasagne with a fork or a spatula, check if it’s super soft. When it looks golden, you are done!


You can serve it with a simple rocket salad, dressed with lemon, olive oil and salt and pepper. If you remember to put enough sauce in every layer, you will end up with the most creamy, soft, water mouthing lasagne ever!

I hope you all love it!

dinsdag 3 december 2013

Let's talk Family Meals! There must be a dish that you've learned to prepare in your childhood, or something that your grandmother likes to make each year. What are your family meals?

In my case, the family meal is called:

Grilled Salmon with Tagliatelle, sugarsnaps and cream sauce

what you will need: (5 persons dinner)

 -500 g of salmon, sliced into pieces
-salt and pepper/ or like I like to season it, with a bit of fish spices.
-150 g of sugar snaps
-2 shallots
-2 dl dry white wine
-2 dl fish bouillon
-3 dl of cream (kook room)
(-3 tablespoons of cold butter)
-500 g of tagliatelle

Slice the shallots into very little pieces
Put the (sliced) salmon on a plate, covered with aluminiumfoil and (a lot of!!) oil
Season the salmon
Cook the sugarsnaps approximately 5 minutes in water. (Don't forget to add salt!)
Fry the shallots in a pan until they look soft
Add the white wine to the Shallots
Let the wine concentrate a bit.
Add the Fish bouillon
Let the sauce concentrate some more.
Add the cream, lower the fire
If you'd like to, you can add butter to the sauce.
Add some maizena (mixed with water)
Bake the salmon approximately 8 minutes in the oven at 180°C, if possible, set your oven to 'grill'
Cook the Tagliatelle, and just cook the pasta as long as it says on packing..
Drain the Pasta

Time to serve! I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I and my family do!
x Eline

dinsdag 26 november 2013

Good Evening Foodies!
Our chapter about Fast Food is almost finished, and a part of our chapter is about the local stores and the different kinds of food that are provided at schools or universities. We felt the "urgent" need to test a few of the stores in our school's neighborhood, and, after two minutes of walking, the first shop popped up. The Lidl is so close to our school that many pupils go there, when they haven't got much time. However, since the Jumbo and Albert Heijn provide "frikandelbroodjes" and a bigger variety of products, almost every child walks or cycles a few minutes longer to find the other stores.

After a few minutes, we decided to really test out the stores and in order to do that, we bought our selves a delicious bag of crispy Doritos. 

they tasted very well.

dinsdag 12 november 2013

Pasta with tomato sauce, caramelized onions and salami

This is such a comforting meal, very satisfying, but without the guilt!

What you will need(dinner for four)

·         400 g of pasta

·         Bottle of passata(tomato sauce)

·         About a handful of turkey salami, sliced

·         1 red onion sliced in rings

·         1 clove of garlic, finely sliced(little tip, crush it, then slice it. This way is faster and easier)

·         2 tablespoons of sugar

·         Oregano and basil

·         Salt and pepper


-          First fill a big pan (with a lid) with water, add some salt and bring to the boil.

-          Then heat a large saucepan(on a low heat) and then some olive oil. Sauté the onion rings for a few minutes on a medium heat, add some sugar and wait until the onions are caramelized.

-          Then add the salami, and finally the garlic. Once you can see the garlic has softened and it smells amazing, add the passata and stir the sauce. Turn the heat down to low, and put a lid on the pan.

-          Now, in big pan, in the boiling water, add the pasta. Wait until the water is boiling again and just cook the pasta as long as it says on packing.

-          Taste the sauce, add the oregano and basil. Turn of the heat and season with salt and pepper.

-          Drain the pasta, add it to the sauce. Serve with some parmesan, some extra fresh basil leaves and eat quickly!


We hope you like it!

dinsdag 5 november 2013

We are very excited to introduce our first recipe! This is a recipe for mozzarella salad.

 People keep asking me how to make this. This recipe has it all, mozzarella, garlic, tomatoes and basil. Real classic Italian flavour, so if you are into that, this one is for you!

What you need:

-       Tomatoes

-       Mozzarella

-       Basil

-       Garlic

-       Balsamic vinegar

-       Olive oil

-       Salt and pepper to taste
  •  Firstly, slice the tomatoes any way you want to. Sprinkle some salt over the tomatoes and put them in a sieve, so you can drain some of the water in the tomatoes(this way you will gain taste). Then pour some balsamic vinegar over the tomatoes, and put them in a bowl with pepper and garlic(finely sliced).
  • Slice some basil leaves and tear up the mozzarella. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the mozzarella.
  • Finally you lay the tomatoes on a plate, pour over some balsamic vinegar again, sprinkle some salt and olive oil over the tomatoes. Lay the mozzarella and basil on the plate too, pour over some olive oil for a final touch.

We hope you like it!

vrijdag 1 november 2013

Hello fellow Foodies!

Unfortunately, our last few weeks were filled up with books and tests and did not include any time for us to work on our project. Now that the test-week is done, we can start posting again!
For our project, we have made a questionnaire/survey on what the eating habits of students in the Netherlands are. Would you guys be so kind to fill this in?


You can also keep up with our journey on Facebook and Twitter!


Be Healthy, Be Passionate, Be a Foodie. 

dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

Welcome Welcome!

We are two foodies on a mission, which we started 5 weeks ago at our high school as a project. Our goal is to change the bad eating habits of Dutch students and get them to cook! But first, we have to find out what particular habits the students have. To do that, we started this blog and we made some surveys to send to the universities in Holland. At the end of our research, we want to publish a basics cooking book, especially made for our students. We hope you and your friends will follow and help us, so that we can help you. Enjoy!

Be Healthy, Be Passionate. Be A Foodie. We are Two Foodies On A Mission.