Food

660 curries – most underrated cookbook!

This recipe for stuffed okra from 660 Curries combines a handful of simple ingredients to create something unforgettable! @raghavaniyer is an absolute genius and I can't recommend 660 Curries highly enough.

This recipe for stuffed okra from 660 Curries combines a handful of simple ingredients to create something unforgettable! Raghavan Iyer is an absolute genius and I can’t recommend 660 Curries highly enough.

Brussels sprouts with browned butter and black garlic (from heaven)


I never imagined I would go for multiple helpings of brussels sprouts – especially when there were no bacon bits involved. This was so good we even debated over whether we should leave some for Oggie! Made a few substitutions – used fennel seeds because I didn’t have caraway seeds at home. Used dried thyme because I didn’t want to spend an eternity picking thyme leaves .

Kantien, Utrecht

A few years ago we kept seeing ads for a new restaurant in our neighborhood which we wanted to check out but just couldn’t find. We even walked around the neighborhood with Google maps for assistance but the restaurant stayed elusive.

And suddenly one day we spotted this hidden gem and have been frequenting Kantien ever since.On their website they proudly claim that they love everything that has to do with the Netherlands! The lunch menu, therefore, is also very Dutch – a selection of sandwiches and my choice for lunch every. single. time. – the twaalf uurtje (see picture) I must add that the gluten-free variant kicks the regular twaalf uurtje’s ass (not something I get to say very often). The composition of the twaalf uurtje varies very often and some are better than the others; wish they were more consistent.

It’s a kid-friendly place with plenty of room inside and outside and a couple of arcade machines to boot. The staff is very friendly and they work with locally sourced produce. Their dishes are clearly inspired by a love for vegetables and even in items featuring meat it’s very often the vegetables that steal the show.

The dinner menu keeps changing and though we’ve had a few dishes that were meh there have been enough extraordinary ones to make us want to go to Kantien over and over again.