Home / Lifestyle by Callum Main 18/01/2018, 3:00 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Is there anything better than a proper grilled steak sandwich? This one, from Dutch food writer Janneke’s new book, comes with a mustardy mayo and topped with onions too. Whip one up for yourself as a treat… Good old steak sandwichServings: 1 1 shallot, sliced into rings A small splash of red wine vinegar 1 entrecote steak (around 150g) 1/4 baguette or a crusty bread roll 1-2tsp Dijon mustard 1-2tbsp mayonnaise 1 head little gem, leaves separated Salt and freshly ground pepper, to season 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Put the shallot rings into a small bowl, add the red wine vinegar and let it sit for 10 minutes. 2. In the meantime, place a griddle pan over a high heat until it’s very hot. Rub some salt into both sides of the entrecote. Fry the meat for one to one and a half minutes on each … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to make Janneke Vreugdenhil’s good old steak sandwich
Home / Lifestyle by Callum Main 18/01/2018, 3:00 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter In fact, Dutch food journalist Janneke calls this recipe “a kind of pisto manchego”. Whatever you call it, it’s a quick, one-pan dinner that’s ready in under half an hour. It’s pretty healthy too. Here’s how to do it… Pisto manchegoServings: 1 Olive oil, for frying 1 small (or 1/2 large) onion, sliced into half rings 1/2 long red pepper, deseeded and sliced into strips 4 slices of Serrano ham or chorizo, chopped 1/2 courgette or 1 baby courgette, cut in half lengthways and sliced into half moons 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 eggs A few fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley leaves (or a pinch of dried oregano) Salt and freshly ground pepper, to season Bread, to serve 1. Heat a small splash of olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and a pinch of salt and fry for two minutes over a high heat … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to make Janneke Vreugdenhil’s pisto manchego
EATING alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you’re dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado. But after six months of living alone the Dutch cookery book author and critic finally seared herself a lone wolf of a steak. “In the beginning, it felt really strange,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘It’s silly, I’m all alone, why am I going to all this trouble? Why don’t I just eat a bag of crisps in bed?’” That process of swapping dinners of crisps, supermarket soup and bowls of oatmeal, led to her rediscovering her joy of food, and to recipe ideas, and finally to Solo Food, a cookbook of dishes perfect for one. She considers the book her “therapy” because it drove her to cook for herself daily, and enjoy it, until “it became a new normal … [Read more...] about TASTE TALK: You’re worth it!
Cooking for yourself is worth the trouble, Janneke Vreugdenhil says. Eating alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you're dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado - if she could bring herself to eat at all. "After my husband left me three years ago, at first, I couldn't eat," she remembers. "I'm a food writer so I'm used to cooking, food is a big part of my life. I get up in the morning and I think about food; I go to bed and I think about food, and suddenly, food was the last thing on my agenda. "I was so sad, I wasn't hungry. I was losing weight and I felt miserable. Because divorce is not very good for your self-confidence and self-love, I didn't love myself enough to think I was worth the trouble of cooking. Then one day I thought, 'OK, I have to start taking better care of myself'." Don't feel 'silly' … [Read more...] about Embrace living alone and make some delicious solo recipes