Simone's Kitchen

Raisin cake with dates, pecan and amaretto

Raisin cake with amaretto and pecans |

You know that I stopped participating in the Iquitsugar challenge right? Just because ‘having’ to do something doesn’t really work very well for me and also because I decided that eating everything within moderation is the best approach always. But eating less sugar is never a bad thing and so when I spotted this recipe for a raisin cake I knew I just had to try it. To be honest I find a lot of the sugarless cakes not always really good. They tend to have a weird taste. Maybe that is because of the level of honey in the cake or for whatever other reason, but it is odd. Maybe also – I just realize – because I tend to make something sugarless ánd glutenfree…. That might not be the easiest combination to work with. This cake does contain a small amount of spelt flour, which is not very high in gluten but is not glutenfree.

Broccoli salad with ginger mayo |

Broccoli salad a la Hemsley + Hemsley

With some books you just know; you have got to have them… And the book by the sisters Hemsley + Hemsley is one such book. The art of eating well. yes it is another book in the long line of healthy eating books, and...

Cajun burger |

Dudefood Tuesday: Chickenburger Cajun style with pineapple

Maybe it’s me, but I’m not that fond of this time of year. The thing that bothers me most is the indecisiveness of the weather. Rain, cold and sunshine are competing with each other and turn every day in a kind of ‘predict your...

Coffee smoothie with cacao |

The morning kick coffee smoothie

I can’t really imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. Well I cán but I don’t necessarily want to… Too good. It’s also a little bit our quiet moment before the madness of the day starts. Waking up with a cup of...

Potato salad |

DudeFood Tuesday: Potato salad Dude style

DudeFood Tuesday is becoming massively popular throughout the male part of the world. And one way you can tell this is by the huge piles of fanmail that weekly flood our DudeFood kitchen. Among this fanmail I regularly find letters with desperate cries of...

Soto ayam or chicken soup |

Soto ayam or chickensoup Indo style

Weird really, but everytime Esmee and I get together for a cooking session we end up cooking Asian. It doesn’t matter at all what we had planned originally, each time it turns out entirely different. If I am not mistaken we we do ‘something...

Kale smoothie |

Kale smoothie with maca

I have to confess that – despite the fact I put it all together myself in the blender – I had my doubts about this kale smoothie. I mean… sure I like kale but mostly in a mix with mashed potatoes, bacon and a...