Welcome to La Cuisine d’Eli! My name is Elizabeth (or Eli for short) and this is where I share what’s cooking in my kitchen.


About fearless eating, green living and making your own

  1. Fearless eating: I believe in variety and in trying out new things. I also believe that almost anything can taste good if you know how to prepare it. What I definitely don’t believe in is cutting out whole food groups for no good reason. I once tried to cut out gluten for a week – by way of experiment- but the idea of not being able to eat bread made me so sad I gave up after three days.
  2. Green living: The way we eat can have a big impact on the planet. Changing our habits a little and becoming a bit more aware of what we put in our mouths can really make a positive difference to the environment. For me, this means a lot of things. Avoiding food waste whenever possible, for example. Or eating vegetarian or vegan food most days. When I do buy dairy, meat, eggs or fish, I always try to choose organic, free-range and sustainable options. In other words: quality over quantity.
  3. Making your own: It’s tastier, it’s more fun, it’s better for you, it’s tastier. Did I already mention it was tastier?

Amazed by giant onions.

Most recipes here are my own, but some of them are sourced from my favourite cookbooks or handed down by friends or family members. I love cooking and eating and I’m fascinated by seeing how things grow, as evidenced by the photo above, which shows me being  amazed by a patch of giant onions. When I’m not cooking, eating or thinking about food, chances are I’m busy creating and acting in plays, doing yoga or earning my money as a freelance translator.


Slicing that cake like a pro.

I’m slowly but steadily moving towards a more organic and eco-friendly lifestyle and dream of one day having my own kitchen garden. (I’m actually in the process of laying one out, but you’ll probably hear more about that later!)


Too long, didn’t read? Here’s the short version:

Welcome to La Cuisine d’Eli! Here you can expect recipes, green tips and thrilling tales of food-related adventure.

Thank you for stopping by! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment or to ask me a question!


30 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! I see that you are a professional translator and you have a passion for Japanese food. Does this mean you speak Japanese and translate to English? I am about to start translation at university and was wondering how easy it is to get jobs translating from Japanese 🙂

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    1. Hi Naomi! Thanks for stopping by :). To answer your question: I translate from Dutch to English. My Japanese is very limited, so I can’t speak from experience in that respect. However, when I was in Japan I did notice there is a huge demand for English teachers and translators, so I’m guessing it’s quite easy to get jobs that way. Good luck with your studies!


  2. Hi Eli,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a cool blog.. Two things which I love the most – adventure and food 🙂 . Would be looking through this for more recipes 🙂

    Love, T.

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