Liquid pleasures: Home-made smoothies


What’s healthier than ice cream? Smoothies. What’s better than juice? Smoothies. What makes you happy? Smoothies. Voilà, I officially declare the smoothie our remedy for the upcoming winter months. My sister Becci believes in her breakfast smoothie. It took me a while to become a fan myself but now I think she is right. Smoothies without sugar…

Red soup (Asian inspired veggie soup)


Soups are always a good idea for a light meal. I like making soups for dinner. Also because they are perfect for throwing in any leftover veggies you find in the fridge. I can’t think of any vegetable soup combination that has not worked so far. Since I prepared the Assam Laksa dish the other…

Lazy Sunday night dinner


It’s dinner time! Today I had a lazy but beautiful Sunday with great weather outside. After a nice brunch we went outside for a long walk and for dinner I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so I came up with this little creation: Sauted carrots and aragula salad with soy…

Bali chicken


Dear gourmet friends, Today I have a little announcement to make: My Vegan challenge is over and successfully accomplished. The first two weeks went very well, apart from some stomach aches I got as a result of me eating too many wholegrain products. The last two weeks were tougher, especially the weekends. That´s when we…

My winter remedy: Feel good tea


It’s rainy, it’s dark, it’s cold outside. Hello winter. You are long and we can’t wait until you are over (at least me). I’ve been missing my daily dose of sunshine for over a week now and I have little hope that this will change soon. But: Let’s not get depressive. I thought about a…

Halloween’s pumpkin deliciousness


Pumpkin time isn’t over yet and so I have decided to post another pumpkin recipe. This time I’m sending you a very nice side dish! Basically, you only need one pumpkin and a few spices for it. So why not try it out? One thing to remember when you cook pumpkin: Don’t overcook it or…

Rice noodles with veggies


The weekend is over and some of us might still be recovering from one or the other party night. What’s better than a healthy, detoxing meal? :) Some of you might have noticed that I particularly enjoy the Asian cuisine. Two of its most convincing benefits for me are that Asian cooking typically is quick…

Ginger-Chili-Carrot Soup


This recipe is an ad-hoc recipe that I have prepared with my friend Mailin for dinner after a long week at work. It’s just the right thing for a hungry belly, you can prepare it in 30 min. The taste reminded me a little bit of Laksa, the famous Malay dish, that is served with…

Chinese sweet & sour soup


Having spent a year of my life in China, I have had the opportunity of tasting a wide range of specialities, from camel feet in the Gobi desert, over frog legs and duck tongues in Shanghai, to fried worms in Kunming. Yuck, some of you might think. Worth the experience I would say! For me,…

Mango chutney


Are you still looking for some Christmas gifts and fancy a handmade solution? This mango chutney could be it then. When I found those gigantic mangos in the supermarket, I thought they would be good for something and so I tried to make my first own chutney and I wasn’t disappointed. The chili & ginger…

Ginger – lemon – honey drink, the perfect anti-flu cure


You might have been wondering why nothing was happening on Fourchette&Knife recently. Personal things kept me busy as I moved to Southern France a week ago. The good thing is: Expect some Mediterranean delicacies to be posted this fall. The bad thing is: I got sick right after my arrival. The annoying part of it…