• 1 can chickpeas (without the liquid)
  • 125 gr grated gouda cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 tsp dried dill


  1. The easiest way to make these patties is to use a blender or a food processor.
  2. Add the ingredients in the blender
  3. blend until everything is smoothly combined.
  4. With a slightly wet hand make the patties
  5. Heat the pan on medium heat
  6. Drizzle the pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil
  7. Cook each side until golden brown
  8. Serve with a dip or in a tortilla wrap.



snacks, Snacks - Appetizers

Spring rolls (Loempia) with peanut sauce!


Spring rolls, the healthy snack!

Spring rolls are easy and made in different ways. Some do it with a thin crepe like pancake, wrapping the vegetables in side and fry it. Others buy the Loempia sheets (which you can find in asian food stores) and we did it this time with rice paper. You don’t need to fry this to close the rolls, so this way makes it more healthy.

The rice paper is also sold in Asian food stores or in the exotic section of the supermarkets. Its easy to use and not time consuming.

And now  the peanut satay sauce! This is amazing just with anything!          I used it with french fries, steamed vegetables ( indonesian dish ” Pitjel), in noodle soup, with fried noodles or just with croquettes and even tofu/paneer sizzlers! I can go on with listing all the YUMMIE things you  can do with peanut sauce. We heart it !! 🙂 Seriously, the best dip sauce. Well, this time we combined it with Spring rolls!

The recipe of the vegetable spring rolls you see below the picture!


You will need :

Yield: approx. 10 rolls

Time: 20 min

  • Rice paper wrappers
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • Lettuce leafs
  • a handful of Soy bean sprouts
  • crumbled TOFU

*You can use other vegetables like cucumbers, bell pepper or asparagus or some basil leafs, there are endless possibilities for the fillings.


  1. Prepare a bowl with warm (not hot water and the bowl should be big enough to dip the rice paper in it).
  2. Gently dip the wrapper in the warm water just for a few seconds until it gets a bit  damp.
  3. After dipping the wrapper place it on a plate and add the fillings.
  4. Do not over fill the wrappers, just 1/4 of the wrapper.
  5. Close the edges and start rolling the wrapper away from you and make sure all the fillings stay in the wrap.

*Tip! You can have satay sauce, soy sauce, cream cheese sauce or hummus as a dipping sauce.

Good luck and YUMs away!!





Spinach feta Calzone


The recipe here is a Calzone recipe but with puff pastry.

What You’ll Need:

Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon asafoetida
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (plain or flavored)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make It?

1 Heat the oven to 400°F.

2 Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the asafoetida and cook until tender. Add the spinach and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the cheese and black pepper. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

3 Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square. Cut into 16 (3-inch) squares. Brush edges of the squares with water. Place about 1 tablespoon spinach mixture in the center of each square. Fold the pastry over the filling to form triangles. Press the edges to seal. Place the filled pastries onto a baking sheet.
4 Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.