Days without meat

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Fun with Flair

My twinsister, Jasmina, and I have been very busy lately to invent some yummy recipes for you! These days, Days Without Meat is very popular among Flemish people. The concept was invented by student Alexia Leysen (24). Her dismay to the enormous impact of meat production resulted in 40 days of vegetarian fasting. I still like my occasional piece of meat, but Days Without Meat is good to raise awareness that we can perfectly live with less meat.

Jasmina and I created a one week menu for Flair Magazine to help you guys out with healthy veggie inspiration. You won’t even miss the meat! Now run to your nearest newsagent and start cooking.

Enjoy (:

Pictures by © Wout Hendrickx

Cooking with “Flair”

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Twin sisters Jasmina and Deborah Dekrem (23) from Gent, Belgium are the new Flair culinary chefs. “Cooking with the sisters ‘is their brand new section in the women’s magazine. They create a weekly main dish, prepared on their own way.

The sisters, who originate from the western of Flanders, remained living in the city of Artevelde after their studies. They get the freedom from Flair to do what they want with their cooking section.  «Our inspiration mainly comes from cookbooks and old family recipes. We give a twist to them as it is important that the recipes are delicious, simple and preferably prepared with seasonally vegetables », explains Jasmina.

Mommy’s little helpers

Deborah and Jasmina came to Flair via a call in the magazine. They came out on top after a cooking competition. Their  long-term passion for food has as much to do with it. «Previously we helped dad in the garden with his vegetables and we often helped our mom stirring in her cooking pots. We have two brothers, Jarno and Milan, which are also twins. With so many people around at home, our mom sure could use some help, but we always loved to help her, ” says Deborah. How far ‘Cooking with the sisters’ will lead is still a little unpredictable. “We’ve written out a plan for the coming year. We’ll see afterwards what our next plans will be. It would be nice to make your own cookbook. Television seems a little less fun as you need to think about many things at once. Actually we are already very happy with how things go at the moment.”

text: Benjamin Van Synghel

Flair: what’s for dinner tonight?

Please, do try this at home

Dear readers,

I have some very exciting news to share with you. As from the beginning of December, my twin sister, Jasmina, and I will feature each week in a Belgian lifestyle magazine for women called ‘Flair‘ for wich we will cook easy and healthy dinners. 

Ever since we were little children, I remember us helping our father gardening. After his working hours, we could always find him in his garden, picking fresh treasures. We were always very glad we could help him with that. Afterwards, we learned the ways of cooking delicious meals with those garden fresh ingredients from our lovely mother. Nothing in the world beats that amazing taste of freshness. Therefore, we will try to make recipes with a focus on local and seasonal fresh ingredients + a taste of simplicity.

We will also recycle the food you basically have in your fridge, so that you don’t have to throw away those leftovers. Most importantly, we aim to introduce non-foodies to the joy of cooking and inspire foodies to try out our new recipes. The freedom we get from Flair enables us to share our passion for creating new dishes with food that inspires us. Delicious food does not have to be complicated nor unhealthy (:

We hope that you enjoy trying out our recipes as much as we had in inventing them.

Pictures by © Wout Hendrickx

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