Low Carb Kale Chips


In Holland it isn’t easy to find Kale as a bunch. It is sold just about everywhere, but then the kale is shredded because most of the time it’s eaten in ‘stamppot’, which means together with potato mash and sausage.

But in one store in Rotterdam I found some organic kale, so I bought this to try making kale chips again. Last time they didn’t turn out great. This time they did!

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The recipe:

Some kale (I just used 50 grams)

Olive oil


Preheat the oven on 250F/120C.

Wash and dry the kale. Sprinkle oil over the kale and make sure all the leaves are covered. Use your hands.

Lay the kale in a single layer on an oven plate covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt (not too much, I did this I am sad to say) and put into the preheated oven.

After 20 minutes check how they are doing. If they are crispy, they are ready! If not, leave them for another 5 minutes.




Cannelloni with beef, ricotta and spinach – Recipe


Last week we had dinner with our neighbours, whom we get along with quite well!
For this occasion I decided to make an italian dish; Canneloni!

The ingredients I used:
20 canneloni
400 gr minced beef
500 gr spinach
250 gr ricotta
Herbs (paprika, salt, pepper, oregano)
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
Two cans of tomatoes
2 onions
Grated cheese

First make the tomato sauce by baking the onions, 1 clove of garlic and after that adding the tomatoes. Put the mixutre in a blender to make it a smooth sauce.

Than bake the minced meat with the other clove of garlic; mix this with this (defrosted) spinach and the ricotta. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fill the canneloni with the spinach/meet/ricotta mixture. I used a piping bag which worked very well!

Put the filled canneloni in a big dish and cover all the canneloni with the tomato sauce. Finally, sprinkle a layer of grated cheese on top and bake in a preheated oven on 200 degrees celcius.

The result was appreciated!





Tip for a Recipe: Broccoli and Gruyère Pie


This pie I have made lot’s of time already, for a number of years now. Ideal to make in advance when you don’t have time on the day you want to eat it.

You can eat this pie as a main course with a nice salad, as a side dish, or a small piece as a snack on f.e. a birthday getogether.

And…!! Kids like this pie, eventhough it contains quite a lot of veggies!!

Anyway, you should really give making this pie a try. Success guaranteed!

What do you need: Quite a lot of Broccoli in small ‘roses’, grated Gruyere cheese, bacon pieces (or ham), eggs, salt, pepper. This makes more of a quiche. If you want a firmer, pie-like version, just add some flour. What also tastes very nice in this pie, is a splash of white wine!!

In the oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes and done!

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Dinner for 6


Today my mum visited us. Very nice of course, and a great opportunity for me to go to my appointment at the physical therapist, and this afternoon I was able to take the oldest two to the dentists, and my youngest was able to stay with his grandmother!

Because I also had to go to swim-classes with my middle one, and the class ends late in the afternoon, I decided to make a dish to put in the oven.

I made whole-grain penne, with bacon, leek and courgette, in basil-sauce, covered with cheese and pine-nuts. 25 minutes in the oven and… Delicous!