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RED BEETS illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS Food Blog by Edith Dourleijn

19 February 2015
by Edie
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Say Hallo! to these Roasted red beets with Meyer lemon honey glaze

Living in a new country is all about adapting. To a new language, a new culture, new dining out habits … well a new way of live. New food as well, as we didn’t have Meyer lemons in the Netherlands although there is something Dutch about them!

I used them in this Roasted beets with Meyer lemon honey glaze and I would love to eat it again tonight! Really.

>> Here’s the recipe!

CRIMINI MUSHROOMS illustration by EDIE EATS by Edith Dourleijn

13 February 2015
by Edie
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Watching French men eat: Red wine chicken and mushrooms stew

The man reminded me of my … eh … Well, how to bename our relationship? I called him Uncle Henry. And what fascinated me most was the way he ate. The man in the restaurant brought back that captivation. I just love watching French men eat.

I couldn’t see his plate, but I guessed the modern Californian style restaurant at the Ferry Building in San Francisco didn’t serve him this French classic coq au vin, the famous Red wine chicken and mushrooms stew. But he would probably loves it, just like my late Uncle Henry did.

>> Let’s eat it the French way!

JICAMA illustration by edie eats-Edith Dourleijn

9 February 2015
by Edie
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Crunchy and mild spicy couscous salad with mustard seeds

I’m not good at throwing food away. I always have looooots of little pots and cups in my fridge with small amounts of food and halved veggies in my drawer. Next to that cabbage of lettuce that seems to live forever there. With all the condiments that surround them, I invent new dishes. That’s also how this recipe for a crunchy and mild spicy couscous salad with mustard seeds came into existence.

>> You know you want to try it!

TOMATOES illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS Food Blog by Edith Dourleijn

30 January 2015
by Edie
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Don’t leave the house for Spaghetti Bolognese

As an eager cook I have a filled pastry; fridge and freezer included. If I don’t want to, I don’t have to go out for shopping for my dinner. Great when a blizzard hits you – if you don’t life in NorCal, best if you just don’t want to. My spaghetti Bolognese can proof that.

>> Let me show you!

baby bok choy - illustration by Edie eats food blog - Edith Dourleijn small

26 January 2015
by Edie
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The easiest way to poach eggs!

Time to make a confession: I never got really good at poaching eggs! And since I’m a schooled chef, that really is a thingy. But, I’ve found the best trick ever and poaching eggs never will be a hassle anymore.
I made up this recipe for Hoisin rice noodles with carrots and bok choy to try the poaching egg trick and it works. Both trick and recipe!

Curious? I bet you are!

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23 January 2015
by Edie
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Chinese style dumpling duck soup with bok choy

Although I could imagine that it would happen, I couldn’t foresee in what way my cooking would change when migrating to California. Living in a city with two huge Chinese supermarkets, a smaller freezer and a new Japanese cookbook inspired me to this dish, which I probably wouldn’t have come up with, when I was still living in The Netherlands.

Meet my new recipe: Chinese style dumpling duck soup with bok choy!

>> Wanna see it?