Welcome to La Cuisine d’Eli! My name is Elizabeth (or Eli for short) and I’m a personal chef & caterer, writer and photographer.


I’m based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Contact me for more information and/or bookings.


I focus on growing my own produce, local and seasonal and artisanal produce.

Vegetable Garden:





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?






30 thoughts on “About

  1. 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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  2. Hi Eli, Thank you for stopping by my blog, because it brought me over to your one and I’m so glad about it, because I love your site, your recipe and style! It nice meeting you 🙂

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  3. 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!


    1. Thanks, Nzinga! Nice of you to drop by :)! Good point about the lack of contact details, I’ll be sure to look into that sometime in the near future. In the meantime, I’ll just drop you an email. X


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