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How I became a creative cook

Malijano or Malidjano is a popular eggplant spread in Macedonia. Here's my recipe for it! EGGPLANT-illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS by Edith Dourleijn

3 March 2017
by Edie
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🍆 Move over Baba Ganoush, here’s Malijano 🍆

Inspiration is a crazy thing.

One day I have no clue what to cook or write for this blog. On another I have ideas piling up.

Inspiration for this blog and the recipe for Malijano came when I went to a local International Food Market (South Bay’ers: go there!) to do the groceries for a cooking demo I was about to give that night. Besides the things on my shopping list, I also needed an idea for a small dish to demonstrate while my pilaf (not this one) was getting ready on the stove.  Continue Reading →

Recipe Roasted Sticky leeks - LEEK -illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS by Edith Dourleijn -small

25 February 2017
by Edie
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7 Tips for more creativity in the kitchen: Roasted Sticky Leeks

A blank page.

A blinking cursor.

That was what I was staring at for quite a while when I sat down for a blog post a few weeks ago.
I had no clue what to write about or what recipe to share.

But here it is! Seven tips for more creativity in the kitchen and a recipe for Roasted sticky leeks.   Continue Reading →

Chicken veggie noodle soup with lots of ginger for the sick - CARROT illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS Food Blog by Edith Dourleijn

17 February 2017
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Chicken veggie noodle soup with lots of ginger for the sick, aka me

A sore throat for days. Delusional dreams due to the cough syrup. But not really sick enough to cancel work. That’s how I struggled through the week. But the one dish I cooked at home this week found it’s way to the blog: Chicken veggie noodle soup with lots of ginger.

It made me feel better in all kinds of ways.

>> Here’s the recipe!

Recipe Best Mushroom ever. Recipe and CRIMINI MUSHROOMS illustration by EDIE EATS by Edith Dourleijn

13 January 2017
by Edie
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Know what you cook! This Mushroom Soup for Champs, maybe?

On the right side of your screen (or below when you’re reading this mobile) I state that “Edie eats .. home cooked meals – every day“. No one asked me, but I was curious: how true is that?
If I may so myself, that’s very true! And to proof that, here are some numbers and the recipe for the  Mushroom Soup for Champs that was the last dish I made in 2016.

>> And that was a great choice!

Vegan white bean soup with sauerkraut - recipe, text and illustration of white cabbage by EDIE EATS food blog by Edith Dourleijn

19 December 2016
by Edie
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Vegan white bean soup with sauerkraut

If I’ve learned a lesson this week, then it’s not to change your routine too much. Even with a good plan it turned out to be hard to change my cooking. Was it the plan that was to blame? Or me? Am I just not that good with sticking to dinner plans? I know I’m very comfortable in my freestyle ‘what shall we have for dinner tonight’-style.
But then, how to explain this? This [vegan] White bean soup with sauerkraut was planned and too good not to write about.

>> So here it is!