Archive for the ‘gluten-free’ Category

black-bean ((brownie)) bars
February, 2010

we had black-beans.

many many many black-beans.

gingery black-bean vegi-burgers, spicy black-bean sweet-potato soup, coconut black-beans and rice were made.

and so were black-bean brownies bars.

"bean around the world, nenananaa..."



kenza’s carrot cupbread
January, 2010

inspired as usual,

by the sweet simplicity of la tulipe,

i decided to stir together the savory carrot cake,

(with slight vegan and gluten-free variations)

which baked into moist little nutty cupbreads,

savoury bread baked like cupcake? = cupbread!

a perfect snack to gobble while chatting with friends (especcially when sitting with a lovely yogi friend looking out the window at the sunshine!!)


pot du ‘shir berenj’
January, 2010

comfortingly creamy spoonfuls of milky rice and a lightly flavoured cardamom and rose water aftertaste is the persian pot du creme or as we say, ‘shir berenj’, literally meaning ‘milk rice’.  usually shir berenj is made during ramazan, but i think these flavours taste good all year!

milk-rice or shir-berenj


a journey and a stoofpeertje
January, 2010

i’m back.

after a long journey of heartbreak and loosing myself, completing my thesis and graduating, getting published, acting in a play, assisting the feminist dialogues, protesting in copenhagen and making a profound pilgrimage with mama to adele in capetown…

i’m back, and i still really like to cook.

so what is better than warm spiced pears stuffed with dates served on a cool bed of saffron custard on a freezing dutch night?