Welcome 2 Culinessa

Hi there, My name is Vanessa aka Culinessa. How nice of you to come and have a look on Culinessa.com where I share with you my culinary passions. I like to cook, not just food, but good food. Intrigued? In this post I tell you why I started this blog, so have a look at it. I am […]

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Sometimes its one of those days where you just want to be on holiday where the sun is shining and you can get massages all day every day. Of course eating good food is always an important part of our holidays, so a lot of eating goes on during those trips. I shouldn’t complain as […]

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Bloggerbabes cooking Vietnamese Fried Chicken

In the title I am giving away that it was time for another joint forces cooking session. This time bloggerbabe Sessane from the LionKitchen and myself got together to create some magic together. We had decided to make a lot of dishes, but on the day it self, we decided to keep it simple and make […]

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee, super easy

So I just don’t want to believe summer is over. It just can’t be! And if it is, I am in denial! As I got my Viet Mojo going on, I thought I’d share with you this recipe. Perfect for hot weather or as a little dessert after having some Vietnamese food. It’s not even […]

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Vietnamese Ijskoffie, heel makkelijk!

Ik wil gewoon niet geloven dat de zomer voorbij is. Echt niet. Nu zag ik dat het deze week nog een mooie week wordt, dus deel ik met jullie toch nog een zomers receptje. Ik ben de afgelopen tijd veel Vietnamees ah koken en deel dus ook vandaag een Vietnamees recept. Het is perfect als het […]

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An Italian classic: Tagliata di Manzo

So we’ve had quite a fastfood week and maybe its because of the weather too, but I was craving some lighter food. Time for an Italian classic dish called Tagliata di Manzo. It’s a favorite amongst Italian bellas who are watching the calories they eat, but as known from Italian people they don’t compromise on flavor, so […]

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Dolce vita Risotto Amarone from Parrano

So I get food post every now and then and a while a go I got sent some cheese from Parrano with a recipe for a Risotto Amarone included. In all honesty I thought, hmm what to do with this, as I normally use either fresh Pecorino or Parmigiano cheese. I thought about changing it, but […]

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Time for some quattro formaggi pasta al forno

So as a pasta fan, we have lots of it every week. My favorite brand up on till now, especially for the mini with and egg allergy, is De Cecco for sure. However, there might have come a change to all of this having tasted the pasta I had today. I got the pasta in the […]

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Sticky madness: Xoi Lap Xuong

I am on a Viet roll again. I just love the food and its simplicity yet rich flavors. My friend C makes me jealous sometimes with the delish food she’s eating. Same happened with this dish. She was at a family bday party and showed me all the goodies they were having. One of those […]

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Perfectly ice cold mint green tea

I had an appointment in the same building as &Samhoudplaces Streetfood is situated and I came in early so I was staring at the menu and one of the managers came out and asked me if I was waiting for someone or if she could help me. I just laughed and expained the situation and […]

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Summer time; Summer Teas from the TeaBar

I went to the TeaBar tasting a while a go (blogpost here) and promised to tell you guys about the new flavors. Since the weather has been so nice I just kept thinking: I need to tell you guys about the wonderful new collection of teas in store this summer. I am talking about the 5 newest […]

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Perfect weather for Coleslaw don’t you think?

So whenever the weather turns tropical, I think BBQ instantly. As we live in Holland there is not a lot of hot weather going on so the moment the sun comes out and the tropical temperatures are here, I want to BBQ or eat burgers ;). A coleslaw is the least I can do to […]

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BBQ time, so time for Thit Nuong

Sometimes you meet people and it instantly clicks. Thats the feeling I had when I met C! Good food creates a bond instantly, thats for sure. I knew C was a good cook as she sells Fresh Rolls at the Neighbourfood market and I love the fact that its these uber fashionable girls rolling fresh […]

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Talking 2 Rens Kroes [NL]

Ikzelf volg Rens Kroes al een tijdje en ben gek op de positieve vibe die je krijgt als je haar volgt op Instagram en andere social media. Ik ontmoette haar tijdens een event en trok de brutale schoenen aan en vroeg haar of ze het leuk zou vinden een interviewtje met mij te doen. Ze […]

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Foodblogswap: Thai Basil Chicken

So this is my 3d time cooking from another foodblog and thus participating in the foodblogswap. Elize from Eat Cook Love was cooking from my blog and made my “Sweet potato fries“ and I was assigned to the blog of Johanneke called “Bijna net zo lekker als thuis“ which means almost as good as home. I […]

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Making my own flavored water

So as the weather turned summer on us, I thought it would be nice to share with you a simple idea to make your own flavored water. You can vary as much as you like, but my favorite combos are: strawberries, berries, mint leafs, raspberries and normal water. I press all of the fruits a little […]

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There is a new cooking bible in town: KOKEN, Het Handboek

There is a new cooking bible in town and I was allowed to take a sneak peak and even share a recipe with you. Everything you need to know about the real basics when it comes to cooking! This cookbook is the syllabus from hotelschool Ter Duinen, based on thousand of notes and comments bundled and […]

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Hot weather calls for Pink Fizz ice tea

So I have to share with you a tip 😉 Yes a tip for this hot summer weather we’ve got going on. Make your own ice tea, very easy! I used the tea called Pink Fizz from the Tea Bar, but of course you can vary as much as you like. I don’t have real […]

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Goi Vit – Vietnamese Duck salad

This is actually part II to the post I posted earlier, called Goi Cuon – Vietnamese Spring rolls. I promised to come back and share also this wonderful recipe with you guys. Its perfect for the hotter weather thats coming up. Watching Anthony Bourdain is like being hypnotized. At least that’s what happens most of […]

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Thai Morning Glory with Red Curry Chicken

I always go to one shop when it comes to Thai food and Thai products: The Thai Shop in Amsterdam. There you can buy, without a doubt, the best curries ever. Like they should really taste: rich, deep and spicy flavors. The first Thai dishes, I also learned from them. So this time going in, […]

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