Garlic Soup

Garlic Soup - Tuks Kitchen

Garlic Soup – Tuks Kitchen

I know that the combination of all previous posts is more or less a strange hodgepodge (cough: Kimchi, Braised Celery and loads of cake).
And before you run away: I have an explanation. I didnt’ necessarily expect it, but amid the wedding preparation (sorry to say this, I admit this sounds obnoxious), we have actually been staying in a bit while doing stuff like placing orders online together and testing cake recipes.
Which is awesome, one because it is some quiet before the storm but also because it gives the luxury of being able to eat whatever we want (read: large amounts of garlic). 

Having said that, I am extremely happy to eat all this stuff with Anton as it is truly good. However, I wouldn’t dare eat this on a first date (or on the 10th  to be honest). Which, again is actually a really nice thought while we are approaching our wedding date. 

Whether you are with someone to eat garlic with or not, I suggest is that you eat this soup in a soft pyjama out of a bowl in front of the telly. Accompanied by a plate of wonderful sliced cured meats and cheese (detoxing is for tomorrow).

Enjoy! 🙂

This garlic soup is roughly inspired by the Spanish ‘Sopa di Ajo’, and based on Jamie Oliver’s recipe.
I omitted the almonds as the soup is quite rich on its own already, but feel free to add these back in again. Just make sure your blender is strong enough to blend them into the soup. This recipe serves 4 (generous) portions. View Full Post

Big Mac Phyllo-dough Pie

Photo 14-02-16 12 47 35Last week I read this article that I think is just spot-on. Because really no food is healthy, it is all about nutrition and keeping an eye on the balance of all of it (truthfully, sometimes the scope really needs to be broadened to make up for some days, but eventually they will;)).

So in case my awesome roommate (also fiancee (!)) is a great fan of Big Macs, we are not aiming for a ‘healthy’ version of it. Nope. We are aiming for a better version. And I am calling it better because there is a lack of soggy sweet bread, because there is a deep umami flavor, there’s crunch (!) and best of all it can be eaten at a real dining table with cutlery and candles (for the win!).

The idea for this pie comes from the Flavour Thesaurus in which Signit argues that what makes a Big Mac so intriguingly good is actually the dill pickles, mustard and meat together in a sandwich. These tastes have been taken to a next level in this phyllo dough pie. I can imagine you are sceptical, but I’m not kidding when I say it’s good. 🙂 View Full Post