Moussaka made from scratch


Moussaka is an eggplant and potato based dish popular in Balkan and Mediterranean cuisines, with many local and regional variations.

The same name and recipe is found throughout the lands that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. In Greece, the dish is layered and typically enjoyed hot. In Turkey, it is sautéed and served in the style of a casserole, and is consumed warm or at room temperature. In Arabic countries, a variant of the same recipe is eaten cold.

Years ago I often ate moussaka made from a packet, which didn’t taste that bad, but made from scratch, with only good ingredients, Moussaka really is a treat!

With potatoes, eggplant, ground beef, onions, tomatoes and grated cheese you comea long way. Some homemade béchamesauce to gowith that and you are ready to go! If you want an exact recipe I can provide that!




Overnight Oats – Endless Possibilities!!


Oatmeal has become increasingly popular recently.

As I am a person that never ate porridge like food when I was little, I have discovered oatmeal, buckwheat and other things lately and I love it!!

You can eat it warm, cold, with fruit or with (pea)nutbutter, whatever you like! Just put 1/3 cup of oats or buckwheat in fridge overnight with 2/3 cup of (nut)milk, or yoghurt, put a topping on and enjoy!

Some pics of what I have eaten recently:





Miso Soup – makes you feel good!


After working today I made myself a little bowl of soup. Miso Soup.  Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup made of soya. It has a very nice taste and is often eaten with cubes of tofu and lots of vegetables and mushrooms

In my soup today, there was chinese cabbage, spring onions, tofu and a handful of cilantro.. Lovely!

Low fat, low carb, gluten and sugerfree, only healthy ingredients, vegetarian; even vegan, and so on! No negative aspects I can think of!


My first poached egg!


In all the cooking shows I watch, regularly poached eggs are on the menu.

As the kids and I were up at 6.30 this sunday morning (it was my husbands turn to sleep in) I was thinking about what to make for a nice sundaymorning breakfast.

And then I thought of one of the cooking techniques I haven’t tried before; making poached eggs!

And I did it! 4 minutes in boiling water, with a little vinegar and “bob’s your uncle”! A real smooth egg, yolk exactly how I like it.

Next project: Eggs Benedict!