Simone's Kitchen

Whole30 breakfast: almond pumpkin bowl

Breakfast from the slowcooker I have a great fondness for my slowcooker. It is the most underused piece of equipment in our kitchen. Under used because it is such a handy tool to prepare easy dishes for breakfast such as this one or to...

Basic paleo principles |

Paleo basic principles

You want to eat according to the paleo lifestyle but are not sure where to start? I have made a short checklist of things to eat and things to avoid. What you eat and don’t eat is ultimately up to you and depending on...

Making your own dukkah |

How to make dukkah

Making your own dukkah I was posting the recipe for this simple and delicious tomato salad this week and realised I never posted the recipe for making your own dukkah. Dukkah is a mixture that originates from Egypt and is typically made with various...

Tomatosalad with asparagus |

Tomato salad for hot days

Is it as hot over there as it is here? I know, I know… it is soooo typical to start complaining when the weather is finally sunny and warm. What is with people that we always find a reason to complain about the weather?...

Paleo gado gado bowl |

Paleo gado gado bowl (whole30)

Back from the States! Yes… we’re back! You might not have noticed it if you don’t follow me on Instagram but we just had a fantastic trip of three weeks through the Eastern part of the USA. We enjoyed far too much wine and...

Chocolate brioche

The quickest chocolate buns you can make!

From failure comes success… We had such big plans, Esmee and I, to create the most beautiful chocolate brioche you had ever seen. Es had made the dough the night before, I had gone for the shopping of all other ingredients and we were...

Gluten free pistache cookies |

Apricot and pistache cookies – gluten free

Career crisis It’s funny how things progress in life don’t you think? One minute you’re a successful food photographer and the next you wander if that is really what you want to do going forward. I mean: yes, I still like taking pictures of...

Gluten free banana cake |

Gluten free banana cake by Hemsley + Hemsley

Gluten free Not sure if gluten free is as big a thing over where you live, as it is here. Initially I thought it was total nonsense to skip the gluten but after doing a couple of whole30’s and noticing the effect of gluten...

Flax seed crackers |

The best and easiest flax seeds crackers to make

Flax seed crackers When I wrote about snacking not being so good for you, I promised I would share the recipe for these delicious and simple flax seed crackers. I ate them the first time for a shoot for a book by William Cortvriendt,...


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