Creativity doesn’t come on demand (unfortunately) but one thing that definitely triggers your creativity is to open your fridge, see what’s left and create something incredibly delish out of that!
I found true love in these dark purple ‘taco’s’. Seriously, who needs fashion?! cause I’m sure I’m colour-blocking with this gorg dish! lol
You’ll only need maximum 10 minutes of your precious time and scroll down below for this easy peasy recipe!
Shi take Mushrooms
1 teaspoon of finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon of Soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
First things first add a drop of sesameoil in the pan and bake the shitakes until golden brownish. Set it aside in a bowl. Add a few drops of sesameoil and bake the egg on low heat. Meanwhile you can start slicing the avocado and cucumber in thin slices. Grate the ginger super fine and mix it in a separate bowl with the soy sauce, sesameseeds and sesame oil. Make sure your raw cabbage wraps are rinsed clean and dry. Put all the goodness in the wrap and top it off with this amazingly tasty dressing (just drizzle it carefully, as you don't want it to be to salty!). This was to die for!! Hope you'll like it too!
Without a doubt you’ll amaze all your loved ones with this stunning Caprese Salad. I for sure stole some hearts when I served this on the table as a sidedish to go with our lavish BBQ last week. Everybody knows.. Love goes through the stomach ;D ! Scroll down to check out my super easy but unbelievable delish recipe.
Ingredients (for 1 big plate as a sidedish):
1 Buffalo mozzarella (organic is the best)
2 handful of honey tomatoes (cherry tomatoes are fine too)
2 handful of yellow tomatoes
Some fresh basil leaves (don’t throw away the stems of the basil, use that to make the dressing)
Use the stems of the fresh basil (this way you don’t throw anything away
4 spoons of good quality olive oil
½ fresh lemon juice
A pinch of salt and pepper (to your taste)
Well this really ain’t no rocketscience honey. Let’s start making your fresh basil oil first, by blending all the ingredients together using a kitchenmachine (if you don’t have a kitchenmachine, use the fresh basil leaves instead of the stems and cut them finely and mix that with the rest of the ingredients) and add the salt and pepper to taste.
As you can see on my picture, I just cut the tomatoes in slices, mixed them on a plate together with some fresh basil leaves. Now it’s time to drizzle the oil on top of it all. Use your hands to make small chunks out of the mozzarella (I love using my hands while cooking) . If you like, you can add again some fresh basil leaves on top and TADAAAA you are done!
Woah.. sorry for not posting on my blog lately but I was crazy busy, the ones who follow me on Instagram might have seen a bit more of me but still... so sorry for not posting any recipes lately! I hope I can make it up with you by posting this NEW recipe!
I just made myself these super delicious and healthy Raw Tofu Balls.. After making lot's of my sweet coconut balls which I by the way love to eat while I'm sipping on my black coffee or as a snack in between, I thought why not make savoury balls?! My lovely pretty mom actually inspired me once again to come up with this recipe cause we used to eat raw tofu while she was prepping dinner, I often was already feeling hungry so she just dipped a slice of fresh tofu in some soy sauce to eat just like that and I LOVED that!! I know.. crazy.. I think that's more for the advanced tofu eaters.. but hey.. I'm Asian ;D
These balls are really made in less then 10 minutes, really??!? YES REALLY! Scroll down for this easy peasy recipe!
Ingredients for 2 hungry bitches:
- 1/2 fresh Tofu (you can only find fresh tofu at an Asian supermarket)
- 1/2 a lime juice
- 1 spoon of Soy sauce
- 1 spoon of Japanese Mirin
- 1 teaspoon of sesame-oil
- a mix of black and white sesame seeds (I used black Smoked & white Garlic flavoured sesame seeds)
- a pinch of himalayan sea salt (you can use regular salt too)
Extra Dressing/Dipping Sauce:
- 1/2 a lime juice
- 1 spoon of Soy sauce
- 1 spoon of Sesame-oil
- Finely chopped red peppers (cause I always like it 'hot')
- sprinkle some sesame seeds some sesame seeds
* Use a paper towel to get rid of the access water of the tofu
Mash the tofu using a fork or your hand :D and add the rest of the ingredients except for the sesameseeds, make sure that everything is mixed well and make small balls using your hands, the structure is a bit weird I know, but be gently and firm at the same time.. treat them like... you would treat balls.. HAHA just had to say that.. but seriously.. be gentle but not to gentle ;)
Roll the tofu ball gently into the sesame seeds and TADAAA.. there you have it.. your gorgeous delicious tofu balls! MMMmm I served the tofu balls on top of a simple green leafed salad with some fresh slices of Avocado and drizzled the extra sauce on top of it all..
I love it when an idea in my head turns out so tasty! Hope you like it and try it out too! Let me know what you think of this new recipe as I'm curious :D
Have a great evening!
p.s. you can't eat these ball with chopsticks or a fork as their to soft for it and will fall apart easily this way, I recommend using a spoon eating these balls ;D
A few weeks ago 5&33 invited me over to do a film-food workshop at the lovely Art'Otel in Amsterdam! As I was caught up by the flu the weekend of the food-film festival I was so happy this event was organized a few days later when I was again fresh & back on track yeah! :D
I come here every once in a while to catch up with a friend after work while enjoying their lovely tea, I highly recommend the fresh verveinne-lavender tea..MMmmm!
The workshop was so super cool, I got to cook together with Mattia, the head chef from 5&33. We had so much fun in the kitchen, I mean.. imagine.. put together a passionate Italian chef next to an Asian kitchen-goddess lmao..just had to say that haha.. 2 different backgrounds but sharing the same passion.. GOOD FOOD!
I absolutely loved it just to look at him rolling his kitchen.. a bit of this and a bit of that... et voila! Also we discussed our different visions on oils..(with respect tho) I'm a true coconut and rice oil fan..and he swears on olive oil... I admit.. of course olive oil is good and tasty.. but I only use olive only for cold dressings..
Oke here comes a true shocker... I haven't been eating pasta for quite a while because I've just never been a big pasta lover, BUT.. yes there is a but.. After the third course they served me and my lovely cousin H. (who I could bring along..thank you for that!) a plate of Spaghetti. At first I said.. oh... I think I'm gonna skip this round..but when I saw my cousins eye grew bigger after she took her first bite and pointing to my plate while nodding her head up and down.. I thought... Who the F#ck am I kidding.. YES.. (don't give me that look).. I ATE it.. uhuh.. THE WHOLE DAMN PLATE..and I loved every bit of it lol :D Seriously.. it was so beautifully prepped.. It wasn't just because I haven't eaten pasta for such a long time, but seriously..Mattia sure knows how to work a plate of spaghetti :| this dish really blew me away, it was So SO tasty! This dish just took me by surprise.. and I loved every bite of it!
I loved the fact that the whole menu was Film inspired and that they really sticked to the Traditional way of Italian cooking. Almost all the kitchen staff from 5&33 is Italian, so for REAL Italian food I would highly recommend you to come and eat here!
Mattia and the crew.. thank you for the peek in your kitchen and the amazing delicous lunch (it felt like a neverending freakin Italian buffet.. lol.. I ate so much urgh)
First of all a big big thank you to my dear colleague R. who introduced me to this super tasty flower/herb called 'Daslook'! This morning the following happened:
She walked up to me this morning with a flower in her hand..got on her kneels and..haha KIDDING..imagine HAHA!! No but really..so she walked up to me with a huge smile on her face and a flower in her hand saying..’try eating this Eva! It tastes really good!!’. As I was super curious.. I immediately ate the whole flower! R. was looking at me with this face like.. and?? Well...???What do you think???
Like..Oh My God..Let me tell you..uh WOW! What a surprisingly tasty flavour came out of this small flower!! It tastes a lot like spring onions or chives..but better!! I find the look of this herb so much more appealing for the eyes, their just super cute these small mini flowers don’t you think?!
I think that decorating your food with flowers is a total must.. especially when you live in Holland.. land of the most gorgeous flowers right?!!
Besides the super tasty flavour the ‘Daslook’ gives it's also MEGA MEGA healthy!! I still can’t believe you can get this for free, what a great gift from nature!
Daslook Health benefits:
- Great for your digestion
- Against heart deceises
- Great to give you an extra energy boost
- Good for your immunesystem
So duh..of course, for lunch I made myself an omelette, using some celery-salt (my newest addiction by the way..) some freshly grinded pepper.. and then these spiced up flowers! Check the exact recipe down below..
- 3 eggs (of which I only used 1 eggyolk)
- Some celerysalt
- Some pepper
- Some Daslook :D
Well this ain’t really rocketscience, but I what I did was taking some of the flowers into the omelette mix and I added some later on to sprinkle it on top of the omelette.. MMMM this was such a great tasty lunch!!
TIP: This herb is also great to make your own fresh pesto out of it! I’m definitely going to try this and let you know how it turns out!
R. also told me that now it’s the season for this herb to grow at its best..little secret is.. there seems to be loads and loads of this herb at the Oosterpark. I know for sure what I’m going to do this weekend.. fill myself a bag with these little fellas. I will keep them good in the freezer, this way I can enjoy this herb longer
Hope you can find these flowers too and add them to your dishes! Have a great day!
Unlimited PR sure knows how to spoil their clients 100% the healthy way :D! Today's catering started with a delicious fresh fruit cocktail with a redfruit Chia-topping. I'm feeling really happy that I can do all the things I love to do! Food made by me with a whole lot of love, eaten by people who eat it with a whole lot of love! I was getting a lot of good vibes from all you thankful eaters today, which makes me feel like I'm not really working !! "No shit does that kinda stuff really exist??!" - YES PEOPLE... it exist!!! ;D
Find something you're really passionate about and give it full force.. It's an understatement saying I love both my jobs!
Looking forward to work with them again upcoming Thursday. Follow me on my Instagram if you want to stay updated as I post more regularly on that account!
News-Flash! I know it kinda sucks just looking at my pictures thinking.. 'I want to eat that shit too!!'. Well lucky you.. I'm working on my next POP-UP restaurant for the weekend.. Location is already set.. the dates will be released soon on my blog..so stay tuned!
Have a great day!
THIS... my dear foodies.. is what I call the best PIE on earth! oke... probably not really the best..(screw you lemon meringue pie!!..lol) but it sure is the most HEALTHIES PIE on earth WOOHOO !! Therefore I'm super excited to share my newest recipe with you. I came to this idea because a while ago I was making some quinoa.. but..when I wanted to rinse the quinoa.. I accidentally dropped the whole box with quinoa in the water..(I can be very clumsy from time to time..urgh) It would have been a total waste to not cook it and throw it in a bin right? So .. I cooked all of the quinoa and after I finished my meal..the leftover quinoa was just staring at me from the kitchen counter with this 'please don't waste me.. please make something new out of me' kinda look.. ;D
So of I went.. the quinoa was already cooled of by now.. I took a glimpse in my kitchen cabinets and all my weckpots filled with superfoods, nuts & seeds we're right there in front of me.. and then it just HITS me...PIE....QUINOA PIEEEEE!!!!!
I just mixed everything to a thick mash.. I then added 2 eggs.. a teaspoon of Cinnamon...Then I thought... hmmm we need something sweet to lift up the flavours.. so I mashed a banana together with the rest.. and really.. this is it.. it's as easy as that..
I took some baking paper and put it in the baking tray and I flattened the substence using the back of my spoon.
I had my oven on 170 C for like 30 minutes. and TADAAAA..here's your super duper healthy quinoa pie full of good stuff your body craves for!
Ingredients I used:
- Cold leftover quinoa (really important it's cold, otherwise you'll get scrambled eggs when you add them..)
- Goji berries
- Mix of Crushed Nuts
- 2 eggs
- broken Lin seed
- Chia Seed
- 1 mashed banana
- Cocos crisps
- a teaspoon of Cinnamon
* ps.. If you like to have the pie more sweetened you can add some honey or agave syrup maybe?
Preheat your oven on 170 C. As I mentioned.. just mix everything well..press it all down in your baking tin and put it in the oven for something like 30 minutes.. The pie should be crispy on top and sides.. then you know it's ready!
You'll notice that if you eat a piece of quinoa pie you'll be stuffed in no time! So don't let your eyes fool you. I just love to eat a piece of quinoa pie combined with some delicious goatcheese.. great combo!
My lovely friend S. came over the next day and I let her try out my newest addiction and she got so excited she made her own version the next day.. As I totally forgot to make nice pictures she send me hers (the first picture of this post) Well I hope you like this recipe as much as we do! Feel free to leave me a comment if yours turned out great too!
I woke up this morning with a hugeeee smile on my face.. cause Dear Sexy Followers.. Thanks to you it was again.. a great success!! Although I worked my butt of this past weekend.. I genuinely feel blessed I can do these pop-up events to connect with all of you, REAL people coming over to enjoy my food! This is very much different for me then whenever I'm booked for an event to do the catering.. Knowing that you follow my blog and/or my instagram.. and then decide to book a table..is just INSANE! Also..YOU guys really gave me so much energy.. All the positive reactions I got from you..and the 'hi' & 'bye's I got back in the kitchen..THANK YOU! ;D what a great energy I felt from all of you!
My gorgeous friend M. enjoying my Raw Zucchini Basil 'Pasta' with chunks of Goatcheese and roasted nuts before she starts helping me in the Kitchen.. Never.. and I mean NEVER.. let people work for you with an empty stomach.. Happy staff is a happy workplace!
For those who couldn't attend the Pop-up check out the picture I took down below....For lunch I made them these 3 dishes (picture down below). Why pick one dish if you can have it all ;D I just love the whole Sharing Food concept.. it gives me that 'Gezellige' feeling..
A special BIG Thank you to R. and L. the owners of 'Cafe Day' and the great staff who helped me serving out the food! This is what I call a great collab! To make sure you stay updated of all my upcoming pop-up events make sure you 'like' my facebook page and or Instagram.
Until we meet again & have a great day!
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow..starting my pop-up restaurant for the whole weekend at cafe day!
Minor detail..they have a big and nice sunny terrace on the canals so you can enjoy the food & drinks even more while getting a tan..oke I'm a bit exaggerating ..let's just say..'Trying' to get a tan..(while wearing your wintercoat and a furry scarve...pfff.. :| but hey...at least the sun is out! so no complaining!!)
Feel free to hop by for Lunch (15th & 16th) or Diner (14th,15th & 16th) and watch me cook delicious & good food for all of you. Yes you can even sit at the kitchen-bar, learn to cook while eating it! Check out the menu HERE!
So I guess we'll meet each other soon!
Maybe you've heard the rumours, maybe you've been wondering "when will she come back..?!?!" Well ain't you just lucky.. cause I'm doing a POP-UP restaurant again..This time for a whole weekend at this lovely place called
‘Cafe Day’ (Amsterdam), serving all you foodies a delicious Brunch, Lunch and Dinner!!
You can find me at Cafe Day behind the stove cooking, baking, grilling, staring at sexy people..oh you know the drill ;) Starting Friday the 14th from 18:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday (15th & 16th) you can enjoy my good food starting from 12:00 AM till late..
As it is weekend, Cafe Day will be serving healthy veggie juices and some super delicious cocktails, bloody Mary’s, Gin Tonics and much more...Hey, don't forget to relax, it's weekend! (don’t go crazy with just eating and drinking healthy.. live a little!)
As it was fully booked last time and I had to disappoint some of you..(so sorry..) make sure you BOOK on time by sending me an email email@example.com to be sure you can enjoy my food! Or click HERE to make your reservation!
ps. Don’t forget to mention the day and time you want to come and with how many..
Also.. I will make rounds to have a chat with you..and will be less stressed...HAHA omg.. I'm so embarrassed when I think about last time.. I was soooo fucking busy.. I must have looked like a crazy person :| running around.. uh.. anyways.. I will make sure I have more time to connect with you!
Don't you just hate it when you're in a restaurant and you actually want to order the whole menu cause everything looks so damn tasty?! They put you in this fucked up position you have to pick just 1 dish..!! Well f#ck that..!! I've made it very simple for you, there's a fix price for lunch (12,50) and diner (25,-) and you'll get a bit of everything.. Sharing is Caring and above all.. it's so much more fun to eat this way especially when you're with a group of friends! This is how I rolllll...or in other words.. GEZELLIG!
Healthy food doesn't have to taste boring or whatever.. Tasty & Delicious is the new 'Healthy' to me.. so all you sexy people out there with a gluten, carb and sugar allergy.. don't ya worry..you can eat all my food.. ;D (like seriously.. it almost seems like nowadays 'Allergies are the new Black??' haha.. :|
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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