Dear reader,

This blog is dedicated to all things food and aims to encourage creativity with one’s cooking. While initially having started as a personal blog, it has increasingly evolved into a family project. Maria started Dinner Bank in 2013 with the main goal of sharing her love of food from all around the world. Then at the end of 2016, two of her daughters joined the blog to contribute with some other recipes for the blog. All three are now involved with the blog and it is a nice project they all share, despite being situated in three different cities.

Please have a look around the blog and please do rate, share and comment on our recipes. While inspiration comes from everywhere, Dinner Bank exist to bring to you original and traditional recipes from all corners of the globe and to suit a variety of tastes.

A little bit about us


I have always, in my whole life, been interested in food. Cooked my first dish at age 6. For me it is always a relaxation to stand at the stove. My dream is to work with food in any way possible as it gives me so much joy. I have been a food demonastrator for a while and I am now doing some occasional catering jobs.

So I think it is fair to say that I am a food nerd and I hope this comes out through the blog. And please have patience with my English as it isn’t my first language.

  • My food philosophy: less is more
  • Favourite kitchen item: spices, especially pepper
  • Favourite tool: Kitchen Aid, Buyer pans and sharp knives
  • Big No-No: Purchased prepared foods
  • Favourite colour: Green


Due to mum’s love of cooking, my introduction to it was perhaps a bit later than one would expect. It was not until I moved away to start university that I began to seriously cook my own meals and needless to say, it was a steep learning curve. So in many ways I’m still learning to cook but it is quite an enjoyable ride.

  • My food philosophy: You only live once so eat what you enjoy and there is nothing wrong with making sure that your food is nutritional and healthy but balance between the two is key.
  • Favourite kitchen item: Any of my three espresso machines
  • Favourite tool: A good frying pan
  • Big No-No: Clean eating and other food trends that seem to do very little beyond promoting destructive eating patterns.
  • Favourite colour: Red


Salmon and goat’s cheese have to be two of my favourite things in the world but I have yet to fully incorporate both in one dish. Maybe one of these days! I’m quite interested in fitness and healthy food as I’m trying my best to be healthy while indulging in the things I truly love.

  • My food philosophy: Healthy food is amazing, but once in a while you want a burger. And vegetables are great!
  • Favourite kitchen item: Cinnamon – there can never be too much cinnamon.
  • Favourite tool: A really nice blender
  • Big No-No: Adding too few spices to a meal. It is never as nice.
  • Favourite colour: Yellow

Contact us

Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

87 Comments Add yours

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    This will be a great blog to follow. Looking forward to where you’ll take us.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks ChgoJohn for dropping by and follow my new blogg on my trip around the world. 🙂

  2. ute says:

    I ve cooked the kenya coffee chicken last sunday. it tasted marvelous and my family liked it so much that they asked me to cook it again. and i will do it, wonderful dish, thank you for this receipt

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You are most welcome ute 🙂 Im happy that you and your family loved it. :)You might want to try with biff, as I did today. So fantastic!

  3. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  4. Hello,

    Love the recipes! Was trying to figure out where you were actually located. From the recipes I noted that you were not in the US, but probably someplace in Europe?

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Hi there,
      Thanks for your comment 🙂 Yes you are right. Well Im in the very north of europe, near the Polar circle, where there isnt much daylight at this time of the year.

  5. Looking forward to soo many of your gorgeous recipes and following your culinary journey 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I hope you will enjoy the journey I will take you on 🙂

  6. lorieb says:

    thanks for checking out my blog! I love yours, looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Your welcome 🙂 Happy to hear that you like my blogg as well 🙂 Enjoy my recipes and let me know what you think of them 🙂

  7. Angie Mc says:

    Thanks for liking my Family Answers Fast, blog. I can drive my family crazy about food, too, but love how food can contribute to family happiness!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes there isnt anything to see how the family or others enjoy the things you made for them in the kitchen. 🙂 It gives me so mutch pleaseur 🙂

      1. Angie Mc says:


  8. bakemeplease says:

    Great blog! Thanks for checking out my blog, I’m from Asia and it’s great to learn recipes from across the world! 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Welcome to my blogg 🙂 Hope you will enjoy it 🙂 I will try to post recipes from all over the world. 🙂

  9. bandhnabajaj says:

    A food nerd?! I love it! I’ve never heard that term before but how awesome 🙂
    Look forward to going through your posts! xx B

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks Well there isnt a better word to describe me 😀
      Enjoy and hope you find nice recipes to try out 🙂

  10. Capt Jill says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked the caramel apple cheesecake recipe.
    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your interesting recipes. I love to cook, and eat good food! 😉

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes its gives a great joy to cook and see the other enjoy what one have done 🙂

      1. Capt Jill says:

        it really does 🙂

  11. homemadeinhk says:

    Thanks for liking our steamed chicken post! love your site, keep up the great blogging!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Youre welcome 🙂 Thanks for your nice comments 🙂

  12. LAR'N says:

    Thanks for liking my blog! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing more of your blog posts and recipes in the future! Definitely needed in my own personal journey of learning how to cook!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Welcome! Nice to have you on aboard on this food journey 🙂

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog this morning. Your homepage looks delicious and do-able…like I could actually try some of your recipes.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 I want everyone to be able to do what Im doing. Nothing to difficult or expensive things. I just started the blog 🙂

  14. Charisma says:

    Hi there, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://charismaticbaking.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/more-nominees/

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so very much 🙂

  15. uldissprogis says:

    I like your blog format and the categories are nicely organized. Although I haven’t made it, the Swedish salmon and Greek tzaziki seems delicious because I have tasted similar recipies before. Keep up the good work!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much 🙂
      And let me know when you made them. 🙂

  16. annascuisine says:

    Hello! Thank you for liking my post, “Drop Biscuits”. I’ll be checking out your blog soon. 🙂

  17. Anne-Marie says:

    This sounds exciting 🙂 The more you enjoy cooking the better the outcome! Looking forward to read more from you.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      That is so sweet of you Anne-Marie 🙂 I hope you will enjoy the recipes and that you will try them out 🙂

  18. beyondbites says:

    Hello! thanks for checking out my blog and giving me a ‘like’! I think I am also a bit of a food nerd. Look forward to checking out more of your posts! ;<)

  19. PotSoup says:

    I love food especially when it comes packed with cultural diversity and variety. Check out my other blog too, I think you might find it interesting.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great! 🙂 Yes I love that too. Food united people all over the world and there are so much out there to discover and to find. Im happy I have had the chance to travel a lot and spent time with the locals and learn to cook from them 🙂

  20. elmcal says:

    Thanks for liking my post. I really appreciate it.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      🙂 You are most welcome 🙂

  21. you are exactly like me! Loved going through your blog!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thats great 🙂 Happy to have a friend like you then. 🙂

  22. Ahila says:

    Hi Maria! I love the recipes that you post and have bookmarked quite a number of them to try out in the New Year. Also, wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster blog Award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-ja.
    Wish you a wonderful New Year!

  23. Lani says:

    Happy new year, Maria! Thanks for liking my post and will be following you… love your recipes and have to schedule my time trying them out 😀

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You are most welcome 🙂 Happy you like my blog. 🙂 Wish you all the best for 2014 🙂

  24. lanalachyani says:

    Great blog! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the new year!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 Its nice to have you on board! 🙂 I hope you will enjoy the trip I will take you on. 🙂

  25. Thanks for the like on my “Meidolls Cafe” entry 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You are welcome 🙂

  26. topa says:

    Thanks for stopping by. Your meals look very delicious! 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you will try them 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Youre welcome 🙂 Thanks for visitng my site 🙂

  27. mydaysni says:

    Thanks for the like, my first one! It was very exciting. Your recipes look yummy.

  28. Thanks for the ‘like’ 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Youre welcome 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  29. Diana says:

    “My food philosophy: less is more” Mine as well!!!! Love your blog….

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 Enjoy the blog 🙂

  30. Great site. Love the variety. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  31. elisabethovergaauw says:

    Food nerds are cool! I defenitely share your view about food and cooking. I also liked it as a child up until now. 🙂
    You have a well prepared blog full of nice recipes. 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great Im not alone beeing a food nerd then 🙂 Thanks 🙂 Im loving beeing a food nerd. Is there anything better then food? 😉 ❤

  32. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the like on my blog a little while ago! Nice blog you have here. Best wishes to you.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so very much 🙂

  33. Came across your blog. Yum! I love Moroccan food and just made Moroccan Chicken last night. I also make my own preserved lemons. What is your favorite recipe?

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks :)Yes Moroccon food is the best I think. 🙂 I do have several favorite recipes, special one with herring/sardines. And one O have here with Almonds is a fantastic dish. But its hard to pick out a few. 🙂
      As my husband comes from Morocco, there is always new things to found out and my mother in law is a great cheif too 🙂

  34. Ellen Antill says:

    Go, Maria! Great blog! Fabulous recipes! Thanks so much for sharing your food-love with us 🙂 YUM!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so very much for your sweet words! 🙂 They mean a lot to me. 🙂 Ihope you will come back many times 🙂 Hope to see you back here soon. 🙂

  35. Permacooking says:

    Hello Maria! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the like. You got a fantastic site and amazing recipes and I’m so excited to learn more and try some of them!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Hi there 🙂 Thank you so much for liking my site 🙂 Im happy you found it. 🙂 Cooking is my passion as Im a big food nerd 😉 Hope to see you here often 🙂 Welcome back! 🙂

  36. Permacooking says:

    I will, absolutely! thank you, Maria 🙂

  37. sunherisufi says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 I guess you & I are on the same wavelength when it comes to cooking :)Some great recipes you have here! Cheers!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great! 🙂 Welcome to my blog and on board on my cooking journey 🙂

  38. Thanks for liking the alfajores recipe on my blog! I feel that we are quite similar – I’m an adventurous eater, but not the best cook so I’m looking forward to trying some unusual recipes from your blog!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great 🙂 Welcome onboard on my cooking trip 🙂

  39. agneskg says:

    Hi, thanks for liking my fruit soup post, I hope you enjoyed browsing my blog just as much as I enjoyed yours. The rhubarb chicken seems absolutely delicious, I’m definitely going to try it as soon as I get any rhubarb from the store 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes tell me when you made it and what you thought of it 🙂 Im happy you enjoyed my blog as I did with yours 🙂

  40. Ahila says:

    Hi Maria, It is nice to see your passion for cooking food from around the world. Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-sF. Have a lovely day! 🙂

  41. hello there dinner bank! 🙂 thank you for liking my recipe post, you have a very nice blog! 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Welcome and so nice to see you here 🙂 Happy you like my blog 🙂

  42. FarmerFi says:

    Hi Maria, Lovely blog – you’ve got recipes from so many countries here 🙂 I’m looking forward to learning some new things from you. Fiona

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you 🙂 Welcome to DinnerBank 🙂 I always trys to collect recipes from my trips and share it with you all. 🙂

  43. nina says:

    Very nice blog Maria. I’m going to try the Moroccan recipes

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great 🙂 And more of them will come soon. 🙂

  44. HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon


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