Strawberries & watermelon

7721F516-A215-4F98-A1E9-CBC712FF5487This one you should try out! Schweppes zero with strawberry taste – available @DelhaizeBelgium. I added some water, pieces of watermelon and fresh basil. Let it cool in the fridge for 2 hours. You’ll be surprised, it’s a great taste and low in calories. I like ❤️

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Croque-Monsieur

BF97047B-9349-4A5A-A447-14CCAF3E9554Just before leaving on holiday, we went to see the grand-children. The little one of 5, Lewis, asked his granddad to surprise him with a good lunch. And of course the granddad couldn’t resist 😄

Croque-Monsieur aka a ham and cheese toast with cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Nicely decorated with mayonnaise and cocktail sauce. He made me laugh! A beautiful plate, no?

Pain au chocolat

6F16A7F6-32E5-420E-8966-EF2990442886This is how I started yesterday my last day at work. Leaving on Sunday. One week of well deserved holidays. Going to Egypt. Sun, sea, beach, swimming pool,… and lots of drinks, food and fun. My program of the following 7 days. Out of the office for my colleagues, but don’t worry I’ll keep on posting my favourite food dishes for you guys!

Cod fillet and vegetables

A16E0762-92B3-47CA-9EE8-00091C182931Nothing more tasty than a nice piece of cod fillet that has been fried in real butter in a frying pan. Just season it with salt and pepper. I love to eat it with vegetables, a lot of vegetables! You don’t need patatoes, french fries or mashed patatoes. Just cod fillet and vegetables. I had carrots, green asparagus, watercress, mushrooms and broccoli. Steam them and finish them in the frying pan. Delicious…

Seafood-rice with a tarragon touch

ADD87FD2-794B-419F-B00C-83B28CD2048AWe all know the famous « pasta with seafood ».

I wanted to try out something similar but different… Seafood yes, but only mussels and grey shrimps (much more tasty than the pink shrimps). And instead of pasta we’ll go for white rice.

Cook the rice following the package instructions.

Heat 2 spoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Add one red onion cut in slices. After 3-4 minutes add some mushrooms cut in slices. Followed by mussels (these are leftovers from yesterday’s famous belgian mussels dinner) and grey shrimps. Let cook for 5 minutes.

Finally add the cooked white rice and again 2 spoons of olive oil. Stir for a couple of more minutes and serve on your plate. Don’t forget to decorate with fresh tarragon. Enjoy your meal!

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

EC29F394-CFF6-4B60-9476-7F7CBBDF3EDBLike me very surprised that Châteauneuf-du-Pape also has white wine? They are so famous for their gorgeous red wine that I just supposed they only produce red wine. But oh no! And their white wine is as good as their red. We had this bottle from 2016 and we enjoyed it on this sunny afternoon. Not to dry and not to sweet. Just perfect. Cheers!

My version of the classic «Tomates-Crevettes »

974233E8-9110-473A-A931-BA521DDA9C7AYou can find this classic dish in all kind of restaurants but the best way to eat it, is when you prepare it yourself.

To serve 2 persons you need 2 tomatoes, 200gr grey shrimps, 1 boiled egg (hard: 10 mins of boiling) and a hand full of chives. The really healthy version is to eat it without any sauce. I do use mayonnaise to mix it all together. Serve it on top of some lettuce on a slice of bread… Our dinner on Tuesday evening. When you’re exhausted and you do wanna eat something healthy without spending hours in the kitchen 🤪

Salad time

FB43C59D-5A15-41CE-8B8B-323466CD9C7EIf you need some inspiration for summer lunches, you can choose one of these lovely bowls. Tomatoes and spring onion or tomatoes with chives? Or a carrot-celery salad? Lettuce with red onion? Maybe you prefere greek pasta with feta and olives?

So many combinations, let your creativity play… and don’t worry, no calories in this healthy food. Please tell me which one is your favourite summer salad? All recipes are welcome!