What I Eat…

That’s right! Time for an oldie but a goodie here on the blog: a what I eat blog post. I haven’t done one of these in YEARS! A few years ago I had some stomach issues and I found that what I ate had a lot to do with how I was feeling and so…

5 Homemade Lunch Ideas

I love to cook, but over the years my food blog posts were severely diminished as I felt I wasn’t trying out enough new recipes and just didn’t have much interesting to show. However, I have a couple of standard homemade lunches that I love to take with me to work and I sometimes post…

Smoothie combinations

This time of year, I love a good smoothie. I always try to make mine filling so they can substitute entire meals. Over the years, I’ve tried many different recipes and combinations and I have come to find a couple that I like the most. Smoothie combinations

Recipe: Healthier Hamburgers

I love my comfort food and from time to time I like to cook up a feast in the form of hamburgers. But where I would usually make that with a bun and loads of different toppings, I figured that you could easily change things up. Inspired by a Blogilates recipe, I decided to replace…

Recipe: Banana-coconut cake (wheat & sugar free)

A healthy cake? When I spotted this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I’ve been meaning to do some more baking again, but I just haven’t had the time to find new recipes to try. Until I spotted this that is. I found it on a random health website, which linked to this…

Raspberry ripple cheesecake

Recipe time! For a fun music filled night with friends last weekend, I decided to do some baking again. I love to bake, but don’t get to do it enough. Time is an issue, but since I usually have to eat everything by myself, it isn’t a great idea as well. So that’s why my…

Recipe: Sticky chicken & curly sweet potato fries

Long time no recipe! And today’s recipe is a different type from what I usually post. I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I just need comfort food, especially if it’s cold outside. One of my favorite comfort foods that is certainly NOT good for you but still entirely delicious (though it looks gross until…

Recipe: Roasted chickpea salad

I’ve been totally into my quinoa salads, but one key ingredient in them is a bunch of roasted chickpeas. So I figured that my next variation on the quinoa theme shouldn’t focus on the quinoa, but on the chickpeas. This is a salad that has loads of leafy greens and some great flavors packed into…

Recipe: Pumpkin-pepper-lentil soup

If there is one recipe that screams fall, it’s a pumpkin soup. Because I already posted my recipe for a straight up pumpkin soup, I decided to change it up this time. Plus it has been a while since I last posted that recipe. So today I’m bringing you a pumpkin soup with a bit…

Recipe: Mozzarella salad

Salads are such quick and easy meals to make and especially when temperatures rise, it is the best convenience food. This week we’re having quite the Indian summer, and so what better moment to share one of my favorites? Think of it as an amped up salad caprese: there’s still the mozzarella, basil and tomato…

Recipe: another quinoa salad

Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for a quinoa salad with roasted chickpeas. This recipe was such a success, I’ve even had people recreate it, tagging me on Instagram! I decided to try my hand at a different quinoa salad, with lots of greens and feta cheese for some added protein. Quinoa salad…

The 3 ingredient salad

The 3 ingredient salad. A staple in my food arsenal. I haven’t had one in a while, but back when I was super strict with my no wheat/ no grains mantra, I had these on the regular. The reason why I am posting about it now, is because I need to get back on track…

Courgetti with creamy sauce & veggies

Already shown in my What I Eat #26 blog post last week, but today I am bringing you the recipe of one of the meals I featured in that blog post. The other week I tried out something new for me. Well, not completely new, as I have been having courgette turned into noodles for…

Recipe: creamy spaghetti

You know I love my quick and easy meals and today I have another recipe for you that will give you just that. Pasta is always a good idea in my book, and combined with cooking cream, some ham and plenty of veggies, you can do no wrong. This is my recipe for a creamy…

Recipe: cajun chicken salad

Salads boring? Nah, not in the least bit. The good thing about salads is that you can put together anything you want. One of my favorite salads is centered around cajun marinated chicken. All you need is some lovely veggies and you’re ready to go! It’s quick, it’s easy and healthy and delicious to boot….

Recipe: red cabbage with apples

I hardly share any traditional Dutch recipes on here. That’s because I ate traditional food for such a long time. By the time I lived on my own and had to prepare my own meals, I was so fed up with it, that I all but banned it from my life. There are a few…

Recipe: Chorizo, Rice & Beans

Call it my version of a paella type dish, or just call it a nutritious power house: whatever you may call this, it is a tasty little dish that you can throw together in under 30 minutes that is packed with flavor, tons of goodness and a little bit of naughtiness. Wanna know how to…

Recipe: Spaghetti bolognese

If you’ve seen my recipes, then you know I am a big fan of easy recipes that are fairly quick to make as well. I have been having vacation this past week, which meant I had a little bit more time on my hands than usual to cook a delicious meal. I thought this turned…

Recipe: broccoli lentil soup

This time of year is the best time for making soups. One of my favorite types of soup to make is a lentil soup. I already shared a recipe for a red lentil, pepper & sweet potato soup earlier this year. But lately I’ve been experimenting more with using green lentils. My favorite combo? A…

Recipe: cheap & easy roasted cauliflower

Sometimes, I like to keep my cooking very very simple and basic. After having had too many potatoes growing up, I now only eat them occasionally and I like to change up the everlasting Dutch tradition of potatoes-veggies-meat by preparing my food in a slightly different way.

Recipe: chili con carne

When I found myself craving meat all of a sudden a few weeks ago, I knew instantly what I was going to make. I hadn’t had chili in a long time. Rice was one of the foods that my stomach didn’t agree with, but since I have been doing pretty okay these past few months…

Tapas for four

It has been a while since I threw a dinner party for some friends, but last Saturday I threw one again. My plans had to be altered slightly because I had been sick for 2 weeks. Friday was the first day on which I felt better and when I cook dinner for 4, I have…

Savory & sweet cheese salad

Salads have been a go to meal for me for years now and I have come across some great combinations. My general rule of thumb is to add plenty of greens in the shape of lettuce and spinach and then pack with with more veggies with my basis usually being tomatoes and cucumbers. I like…

Recipe: Apple-cranberry breakfast crumble

A perfect breakfast for fall? A homemade apple-cranberry breakfast crumble. Especially when served warm, this crumble is a delicious taste if you are in for a change of your usual morning meal. There’s some sweetness, some tartness, some crunchiness and let’s not forget about the massive amount of yumminess this brings together. And it really…

Recipe: Broccoli soup w/ bacon bits

It is fall which means that soups are high on my list to be made when it comes to cooking. A soup that I still wanted to try, was a broccoli soup. I used a basic broccoli soup recipe that I found on a random website, but since that used flour to bind the soup,…

Recipe: Banana oatmeal cookies

Quick and easy snacks that are tasty and healthy are always high on my list. I searched high and low for unsweetened cookies and when I couldn’t find exactly that, I decided to create my own. This recipe is thus a mixture of wild guesses, and based on several different recipes I found online. Banana…

Recipe: Rocky Road

One of the most indulgent treats on the planet? Rocky Road! I first discovered this at Starbucks, but I figured that it should be something that is easy to make yourself. Once I had found a recipe that worked, I have made this several times, and served to my friends when I celebrated my birthday…

Recipe: Pasta with green beans & blue cheese

After all those vacation blog posts, this week, we are back on track to the regular programme. And that means it’s time for another food blog and this time I have super delicious, yet easy and quite cheap recipe for you. I have been making this for years. It was a dish I found in…

Recipe: Hummus

One of my favorite things to eat is some veggies with a hummus dip. I take some with me to work and then have them as a mid afternoon snack. However, hummus is also great as a spread on crackers or bread with some alfalfa on top. In any case, hummus is super versatile and…

Recipe: easy tuna salad

In summer, I am all about quick and easy recipes. Salads are thus some of my favorite meals to have. Be it lunch or dinner, salads can be eaten all day long. At least, that is my humble opinion. And they are perfect for summer! There are many fresh ingredients around at that time and…

Recipe: Rhubarb

There are many different ways of eating rhubarb. A strange vegetable really: its stems are edible, but its leaves are poisonous and it is part of the nightshade family of vegetables. I personally love rhubarb the way my mom always made if for me when I was little. It is the easiest recipe ever. All…

Recipe: black bean brownies with raspberries

Brownies & black beans: who knew they would be such a great combination? I had heard of black bean brownies before, but I had never come across a recipe, nor had I ever tasted them anywhere. But when I was on the hunt for some new recipes to try again that contain no wheat and…

Recipe: Zoodles with Cauliflower Alfredo sauce

Looking to eat more vegetables without noticing? One thing you can do is to substitute your pasta for zoodles and your cream sauce for a cauliflower sauce. This recipe is a) quick, b) easy and c) 100% vegetables. You can make this vegan if you like, but you can also go with the vegetarian version…

Recipe: strawberry banana breakfast bars

When it comes to breakfast I mostly stick to the same old yoghurt with some condiments. But I try to change things up from time to time. So when I spotted these wheat free, gluten free, sugar free strawberry banana breakfast bars, I was instantly intrigued. The recipe was so successful that I thought I’d…

Recipe: Better-for-you flapjacks

When I visited my friend Alison in the UK, we bought ourselves some flapjacks from ASDA and had them for breakfast when we took a trip to Llandudno. I absolutely loved them and when I got home I tried finding a recipe immediately. Traditional flapjacks are made with oats, golden syrup and butter. I decided…

Recipe: pesto pasta

For today’s food blog post I thought we’d go back to basics. I used to make pesto pasta a ton when I was a student as it is a quick and easy meal which is also budgetproof. However, the past few years, I have been cutting down on the amount of pasta I eat, so…

Updated recipe: breakfast muffins

Remember how I made some breakfast muffins last year? Well, I made them again and this time tweaked the recipe and I like them even better now. I mainly made them more simple and with ingredients that I will always have lying about. The first version was a bit soggy and dry in the middle….

Recipe: Chocolate-coconut date bars

I am always looking for healthy snacks that will satisfy my sweet tooth but that don’t contain too much added sugar. One such snack are these chocolate-coconut date bars. They are void of added sugars, use only 4 ingredients and given the right amount of tools or prep work can be whipped up in less…

Recipe: The savory-sweet salad

It is no secret that I love my salads and when it comes to making salads there is no rhyme or reason to my methods. I simply chuck some things I like together and see if I like it. In my salad making endeavors, I thus came across some unexpected yet, nonetheless delicious combinations of…

Recipe: How to make sushi

If you have seen my What I Eat posts in the past, you will know that a dish that I make quite regularly is sushi. Sushi is my favorite food. However, good sushi doesn’t come cheap, so sometimes I’ll opt for making it myself. It is cheaper and a very satisfying, being quite laborious process….

Recipe: Lentil-pepper-sweet potato soup

A food I have only recently gotten into is lentil soup. I had been meaning to try it for ages, but the idea of lentils always put me off. They have a bit of an ‘image’ problem I think and I just didn’t think they could be tasty. But I read more and more about…

Recipe: chicken pesto salad wraps

For years I had salad for lunch. But after a while I got bored with having them every single day at work and also the fact that I am now traveling for longer means that bringing a salad isn’t always the best idea. Then I had an idea to make a salad wrap. Instead of…

The perfect omelet

Eggs have become a staple food ever since I stopped eating too many grains. When I first dabbled in low carb eating, they became a quick yet satisfying meal. I eat them fried, boiled, poached, stir fried, sunny side up and even disguised as muffins. But my favorite way of eating eggs is by turning…

Recipe: Almond Berry & Lemon Scones

Time for some baking! I try not to bake too often as it usually means I have to eat everything myself. But I cannot refrain from sharing a tasty recipe, such as this one. I make these ‘scones’ twice. Once exactly according to the recipe. The second time I made these, I added my own…

Recipe: Vegetarian lasagna (wheat & gluten free)

Even though I count myself an omnivore, I oftentimes eat meals that do not contain meat. One of my favorite dishes to produce without meat and wheat (hey, that rhymes!) is a vegetarian lasagna. This lasagna is not only easy to make, it also uses ‘real ingredients’ and is created from scratch. It uses veggies…

Recipe: Salted caramel hot chocolate

The best winter treat? Hot chocolate. Not just any hot chocolate, but a salted caramel hot chocolate. Because really, you can make a hot chocolate as decadent and delicious as you wish. Since I don’t sweeten my hot cocoa, I like to add in plenty of dollups of whipped cream and caramel sauce. And lately,…

Recipe: blueberry protein breakfast muffins

Breakfast is the most important, but sometimes also the most boring meal of the day. Because my mornings start quite early I don’t have the time to have an elaborate sit down breakfast. On a regular weekday I’m thus looking for a wholesome breakfast that is quick and easy to make, which means I usually…

Recipe: creamy pasta

The trick to any good pasta is the sauce it comes with. When I was a student I made tons of pasta. Ever since I found out that wheat is a no go, my pasta intake has lessened drastically. But I still have it sometimes and when I do I like to make it a…

Recipe: fall proof casserole

If there is one food that screams fall it is pumpkin and in this recipe I have used diced pumpkin in the easiest recipe known to man. As usual I used some new ingredients but also tossed in some leftovers to create this. Here’s how you make this amazingly simple, yet fall appropriate dish. The…

Recipe: bacon & egg muffins

The other week I was getting a bit tired of having salads every day for lunch. So I wanted to find a quick and easy lunch food that I could prepare in advance, which was wheat free and still, moderately healthy. That’s how I came about making one of my favorite breakfast foods: bacon &…