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Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

Bio:

As a kid in Holland, Koosje Koene drew all the timeā€¦ and she never stopped.

She went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. When she realized there was a lot more to explore she followed her passion for cooking, and worked as a chef for a few years. Eventually her love of drawing and painting took over and she became an illustrator and began blogging and teaching online drawing classes.
Koosje is co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, an online video-based art school and community designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.

Koosje just loves to make things. With her sweet sense of humor and wild enthusiasm she combines the things that she loves most: food and art.

The TDAC team put together a wonderful collection of Koosje's illustrated recipes in a fabulous book: "Food Ink." Go to the TDAC shop to get your copy!

Recipes By Koosje Koene

Peanut Butter Party Time by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Weeee! PB!

Ceviche on Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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You can make the ceviche with any fish you like. The dressing is great for any kind of salad too if you don't want ceviche.

Chicken Stew by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Chicken Legs in Tomato Sauce

Raw Beetroot Salad (with pistachio cream!) by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Refreshing and creamy at the same time!

One Minute Mayo by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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seriously simple, and seriously tasty!

Banana Pancakes by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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No sugar, no grains, just pure yumminess. I am hooked!

Hakuna Frittata by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This is a favorite recipe - simple to make, and it works with other veggies just as well. The sardines are optional.

Melanzana alla Parmigiana by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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aka Aubergine Parmigiana - silky smooth and yummy!

Spinach Patties by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Healthy, Yummy, Vegetarian and easy to make!

Fish 'n' Ginger by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Simple to make, fantastic taste!

Coffee: So many Choices! by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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An incomplete infographic with some favorite coffee choices

Cheese Cake - no sugar (!) by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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a special kind of cheesecake: no sugar, no wheat, but soooo good!

Shakshuka by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Vegetarian dish, loosely based on Yotam Ottolenghi's recipe

Beets and Cocoa Cake by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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It's surprising how much beets love cocoa!

The Elvis Sandwich by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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After seeing 'The Fat Elvis' on the menu in a restaurant (which is a baked pie, inspired Elvis Presley's favourite breakfast -a sandwich with Peanut butter, banana and bacon), I HAD to illustrate this recipe!

Quick Summer Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Really simple, seriously good, and healthy too!

Banana Popsicles by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Fun and refreshing and yummy!

Homemade Pickles by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Choc-o-spread by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This is a fantastic sweet alternative for choc-a-holics out there, who don't eat granulated sugar, like me.
I made this illustration, along with the participants of my online workshop 'Draw It Like It's Hot', who have been creating their own illustrated recipes to publish on TDAC.

Going Nuts for This Cake! by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Gluten free, sugar free, and amazingly good!
This was made during the workshop 'Draw It Like It's Hot!'

Quick Pasta Dinner by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This recipe was illustrated during the online food drawing class "Draw It Like It's Hot!"

Sugarless Bon-Bons! by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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I illustrated this recipe during 'Draw it Like It's Hot', the online workshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes.

I tested this recipe for several friends, and they all got very greedy. Warning: these bonbons are seriously irresistible.

Kale 3x by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Glad to join the Illustrated Recipe Party!

New Year Resolution Cake by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This recipe was made during the workshop 'Draw It like It's Hot'

Greyhound by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Draw It Like It's Hot!!

Herb Tea by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Autumn Dessert by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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No sugar added, and still super yummy and sweet.
The plum slices caramalize a bit, and will become incredibly sweet. The thick yogurt with loads of cinnamon and sweetend with dates makes this a creamy and festive dessert.

Make your Own Yogurt by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Once you made your own yogurt, you can use it as a basis for new batches again and again.

Grilled Peach Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Sometimes you buy peaches, you really want to eat them but they're not ripe enough yet... grill them and make this spicy salad!

Virgin Mary by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Add vodka and this becomes a Bloody Mary

Watermelon Margarita by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Caffe Shakerato by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Warm Oven Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Perfect as a starter for your christmas menu - Easy to make, very tasty and... it's in the traditional festive green and red christmas colours!

Pink Salad, Green Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Easy, yummy, healthy and colourful, all in one go!

Peppers in Oil by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Perfect present to take to a dinner party, instead of a bottle of wine!

Nutritious Breakfast by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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With too little time on my itching-to-draw-a-recipe-hands I doodled a quicky!

Potato Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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great for a picnic or barbeque

Vegetable Stew by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Waldorf Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Christmas Tree Cookies by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Eat pretty or make your christmas tree pretty?

Cheesecake by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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If you keep the cheesecake in the fridge overnight, it will taste even better!

Celeriac soup by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This is a beautiful smooth and creamy soup, easy to make and christmassy too!
Eat Pretty for the holidays!

French Onion Soup by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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of course if you want to make it a vegetarian soup, you can use vegetable stock instead of beef stock

Hummus by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Cornflakes- Chocolate Treats by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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You can also multiply the recipe and make 3 batches: one with dark chocolate, one with milk chocolate and one with white chocolate, for instance.
Try sprinkling some of them with grated dried coconut before putting them in the fridge!

Sweet Tomato Pasta by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Watch out with the oven and hot oven plate. Always use oven gloves!

Ice Cream Soda by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Som Tam, Thai green papaya salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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The best location to enjoy this, is on one of Ko Changs beaches.
Thanks to Smile Thai Cooking school in Chiang Mai, you can taste a bit of thailand anywhere you like!
I can recommend some white rice with it, and barbeque grilled chicken...

Thai Ice Coffee by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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make your coffee just the way you like it:for instance you can add more sweetness with extra condensed milk or give it an extra shot of coffee

Sicilian Orange Salad by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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This salad is a perfect (and super easy) side dish for an outside dinner or bbq.

Pea Soup by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Don't whiz it too smooth, chunks are gooood in this soup!

Meatloaf by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Tuscan Spaghetti by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Close your eyes when eating this hearty tuscan dish and you will taste Tuscany

Spaghetti Carbonara by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Jam Cookies by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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Super Simple Coconut Balls by Koosje Koene

Amsterdam, NoordHolland, NL

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