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Cauliflower from the oven on a bed of dadelhina and with spicy dressing

Cauliflower from the oven on a bed of dadelhina and with spicy dressing

Oh cauliflower, it’s an amazing vegetable. Just the way it grows. I can’t get over it every time I divide them into roses. The ingenuity of such a vegetable to grow like this. Even with the eighteenth cauliflower in a day, I have immense respect. And then the versatile way in which you can prepare a cauliflower. Unbelievable. And always blissful. Also in this recipe in which we combine savory, nutty and sweet.

Beetroot salad with walnut-date pesto and orange

Beetroot salad with walnut-date pesto and orange

Beetroot, this way, you can’t dislike. I’m sure of that, because the week we had this salad on the menu, I heard that every day. Especially from guests who solemnly declared that they didn’t really like beetroot, but still wanted to enjoy a second helping that evening. That’s all you need to know, right?

Very surprising spicy onions

Very surprising spicy onions

Onions at their very best. Well, I think onions are great gifts from nature anyway. Every dish will be tastier. But on their own, they’re also great. They really don’t necessarily need another environment to come into their own. Certainly not in this dish. We served it here as a starter, appetizer. But I can imagine that this is also delicious with a meal of green beans, for example.

Kadaifi pie with filling of palm cabbage, date and ras el hanout

Kadaifi pie with filling of palm cabbage, date and ras el hanout

Kadaifi, that’s what it looks like in the picture. Like a small battlefield, because everyone wants to eat it so greedily. The structure of the kadaifi is special and surprising. Above all, very pleasant. And the filling is the wonderful combination of spicy, spicy, and sweet. Really everyone’s friend this pie. And that’s what you want on your table, right?

This recipe will make you a celery lover

This recipe will make you a celery lover

“I don’t know how she does it every time, but Damaris knows how to make me love vegetables that I normally really don’t like.” That’s what a guest told me when I had this on the menu. It’s celery at its best. Don’t be afraid, you’re going to love it. Just try a little bit at first. And then you’re convinced.

Afghan spicy yogurt soup

Afghan spicy yogurt soup

This is one of those soups of which you don’t know how incredibly delicious it is when you hear the name. So creamy, so spicy, such a delicious mouthfeel. And a soup that you can’t stop eating. Did you notice that it also contains tomatoes? No, well, it still is. Make it and then include it in your cooking repertoire forever. Beyond doubt.

Bolani, Afghan stuffed fritters

Bolani, Afghan stuffed fritters

It is a deliciously crunchy snack that works very well as a start to a menu. The filling makes it surprising and of course you can fill it as you see fit. I filled it with a garlic/herb mixture and presented it on a bed of ginger yogurt.

Eggplant, tomato, turmeric and walnut stew

Eggplant, tomato, turmeric and walnut stew

It’s like green beans and tomato, so it is with eggplant and tomato. The variations are endless and always lead to delicious comfort food. This is also the case with this classic. Everything is right, everything is tasty, everything is fine. And the more patience you have, the tastier it becomes.

Citrus rice

Citrus rice

In addition to a sweet dish, I like to put down a fresher dish. I love those complementary or sometimes even contrasting flavors. That’s how I came up with the idea of cooking rice in citrus juices. Of course, depending on what you want, you can make it from quite sweet to a bit more bitter or sour. It’s just what you want. In any case, it is really very different. And that’s always nice, such a surprise.

Salad with unforgettable dressing of sun-dried tomatoes

Salad with unforgettable dressing of sun-dried tomatoes

You can simply make the green salad with the green ingredients that you like best. Here I added some edamame beans and avocado. Plus fresh herbs such as flat-leaf parsley, mint, dill and coriander. But the dressing is the winner, so don’t let the salad compete with the dressing. The salad should provide the crunch, that’s the most important thing.

Sudanese eggplant stew

Sudanese eggplant stew

Just when you think you’re familiar with all the eggplant stews, you stumble upon this one. And what a one. So surprising. So good. So different. Guests raved. And so do we. We are going to make this very often.

Olive soup à la Ellen

Olive soup à la Ellen

We went for lunch with our dear friends and good cooks Wim and Ellen. And Ellen conjured up an olive soup that was so delicious and surprising that I immediately knew one thing: we are going to serve it with à la Damaris. I had never come up with the idea before and judging by the reactions of our guests, I was not the only one. I gave it an à la Damaris touch but other than that all credits go to Ellen.

Parsnip and celeriac crème brulée

Parsnip and celeriac crème brulée

I love the combination of savory and sweet. And I really like to surprise guests with a combination that they absolutely do not expect. And this crème brulée ‘ticks all those boxes’. It was a big hit at the restaurant’s Christmas dinner. And it might as well be at your home.

Jerusalem artichoke puree with fried spring onion, pine nuts and hazelnuts

Jerusalem artichoke puree with fried spring onion, pine nuts and hazelnuts

Jerusalem artichoke, it’s not an everyday vegetable. But it’s worth playing with in the kitchen. Its nutty taste, delicious structure and ability to easily adapt to its environment make it a fantastic vegetable. The vegetable garden we work with had a good harvest this year and we took advantage of it. Served here with delicious spring onion with star anise. And some crunchy hazelnuts and pine nuts fried in spicy pul biber. Talk about layers of flavor.