Simone's Kitchen

Broccoli salad a la Hemsley + Hemsley

Broccoli salade met amandelen |

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 yes, this one is also about avoiding gluten, sugar and such. It seems to be a really hot topic these day where a lot of people benefit from jumping on that bandwagon. But I like the philosphy of the Hemsley sisters and more importantly, the recipes are amazing and the photography beautiful. Enough reason to get a copy as far as I am concerned.

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...


Dudefood Tuesday: Fajita fiesta (two different fajitas)

I love Mexico and I love Mexican Food even more. I am fond of all the rich herbs and spices they use in their kitchen and the combinations of spicy and peppery with refreshing guacamole or sour cream. Mexican Food is by far THE...