Ingredient: bouillon cube

Singlemade: cod and leek papillote

Cod and leek papillote

In case you didn’t know, I’m a West-Flemish girl and in my native tongue, ‘leek’ translates into ‘fun’. We used to live in the countryside and we used to guess the crops in the fields as we drove by: potatoes, sprouts, cauliflower, beets,… One day we were driving past a field with small green stems …

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Singlemade: Ghent waterzooi

Ghent Waterzooi

I vividly remember one of my first cooking lessons at the cookery school. We were making Ghent Waterzooi and it took us more than 3 hours! We needed to cut up the chicken first and then make a broth with the carcass. The broth was skimmed and sieved and used to cook the chicken. De …

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Singlemade: chick-au-vin


That’s right: chick-au-vin, because we’re making an easy coq-au-vin. The original recipe requires a rooster, as well as bacon bits and pearl onions for the sauce. This recipe only needs chicken drumsticks and mushrooms. But don’t worry, the taste is on par with the original! And it’s much easier to make. After just 5 to …

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Singlemade: noodles in a jar

Lunchbox special: instant noodles

Most lunchboxes are filled with sandwiches, often out of habit but mostly because they’re easy to make. And it’s a shame if you ask me, because there are better (and healthier) alternatives out there that are at least as convenient as sandwiches! To prove this, we’re having a lunchbox-week on Singlemade with varied, healthy and …

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Singlemade: oats risotto

Rolled oats risotto

Risotto’s delicious and actually not that hard to make. But if you’re making it according to the traditional recipe, you’ll have to stay by the stove to stir constantly and to add little drops of stock and wine to the rice, until it’s done, which can take up to 40 minutes. That’s just too much …

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Singlemade: chickpea red curry

Chickpea red curry

I prefer red curry over green curry by a mile. Growing up, I’ve had more than my share of green curry (from a packet) chicken and rice and even though my mom gave it her own twist, I’m just done with it! 🙂 Ever since I’ve gotten to know Thai and Indian cuisine, I’ve fallen …

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