poland, september 2018

Early on a Sunday morning in the beginning of September, Matthijs and I collected our camping gear, warm clothing and books, and squeezed everything in our tiny rental car. Our first stop: a small village in the eastern part of the Netherlands, because I had agreed to lead the church service that Sunday morning. It was the first time my grandparents attended one of my services, which made it extra special. Afterwards we took some time to enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of pie with them. What better way to start your vacation then by spending some time with your grandparents?


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mexican smoky tomato sauce

Mexican food is quite difficult if you're on a low-FODMAP diet. Onions, garlic and beans are staple ingredients in this cuisine. However, they are also on my avoid-at-all-times-list. So whenever I feel like eating Mexican, I have no other choice than preparing it from scratch. A challenge I don't shy away from. I grew up with Tex-Mex dishes, but have since discovered that real Mexican food is a bit more complex than throwing some spices at your meat of choice. Instead, it is layers on layers of flavours. So in order to establish that, this post contains a sequence of basic Mexican recipes. A sequence because you'll need one in order to make the other.


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you’re not eating what?

The main reason why I opened this tiny corner of the worldwide web in August 2016 was to have a place to share recipes that taste good without relying on onion and garlic for flavour. Not an easy feat, since these ingredients are common in kitchens around the world. Moreover, it's not as simple as just removing them. I've tried, and it has left me with many plain and boring meals. Along the way, the list of ingredients I no longer eat has grown. As has the amount of insensitive remarks I have received when making others aware of my food intolerances. So, in an attempt to set things straight:


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