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Bookreview: Paleo Homecooking

Talk about long overdue: I received the beautiful book from Sonia a pretty long time ago. I can’t even remember the exact date and I had meant to cook from it and write a review but as it turned out an accident kind of made the rest of my year obsolete and I totally forgot about the book. But now…

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Lavender

Lavender is mostly known for the oil that is made out of the pretty purple flowers, This oil is an important ingredient in washing detergents, soap and perfume because of the lovely flower scent. And the flowers are also used a lot in potpourri’s. Also in the potpourri for the kitchen, the provencal herbmix you can find some of the…

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Restaurants, Reviews

Sugarless – lunchroom in Amsterdam

With the current trend of less sugar, less gluten,  paleo foods and such, it is no wonder that you can find more and more cool new places that are all about healthy food. Sugarless is one of those places in Amsterdam where the focus is – the name reveals it already! – on sugarfree foods. Sugarless has been around for…

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Hemp seeds

This time a plant in the spotlight for the real ‘Doe Maar’ Fans (If you’re not living in Holland, Doe maar is a Dutch band that used to have a song about hemp); the cannabis sativa sementem; in other words… hempseeds. This is ofcourse the grown up version of the hempplant which is better know as the source for marijuhana,…

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Lentils

Lentils, as we use them in the kitchen are the legumes from the lentil plant. They are essentially a type of pea that is dried and comes on the market in various colors. The lentils are seeds with quite a bit of history, as they’ve been written about as early as the old testament (about a field for lentils while…

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moth beans
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Moth beans

Moth Beans, of Moath Beans are a fairly unknown type of legume here in the Netherlands. In India this little but filling beans is better known under the name of Matki. The Matki is a small plant that is very heat resistant. One of the reasons it is frequently grown in the dryest areas of South Asia. The plant produces…

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Star anise

Star anise is the fruit of a tree and not to be confused with anisseed. The last is the seed of a plant. The trees mostly grow in Asia and it won’t sound strange to you to find out that star anise is one of the base ingredients of the Chinese five spice. The dried fruits look a little bit…

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Restaurants, Reviews

Ron’s Gastrobar – Amsterdam

As promised I would tell you a little bit more about our lunch at Ron’s Gastrobar for my birthday last Sunday. It wasn’t the first time we had been to the new venture of Ron Blaauw and if we come back it must be good right? The first time was during the summer and we sat outside. Sunday it was…

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Coriander seeds

  Coriander is not only used as a plant (you know the one with the specific taste that looks like parsley?) but you can use the seeds as well in the kitchen. Coriander seed is actually – again – a little fraud in the kitchen, because what we are calling seeds are really not seeds at all. They are the…

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