These days at home have us reaching for the snack drawer a little more than usual. Add a pregnant hungry belly to that equation and yes, we’ll admit that sometimes we need to slow it down. The amount of crackers that get eaten in this house is slightly out of control and I was kinda yearning for something a little more interesting and fulfilling than our plain crackers. But think again, what’s better than a crunchy cracker by itself or topped with yummy extra’s? I’ve decided to step up my cracker game and make some myself…and oh, it couldn’t be more fun and easy! So today it’s time for these crispy rye crackers loaded with good for you seeds and spicy pepper. Your cracker snacking will never be the same again. Promise.
Sometimes all we need is a comforting plate of food. And sometimes we also need it to be quick & uncomplicated! As a mom and wife, some of my best hacks for daily life are a good handful of recipes that are just that: simple & satisfying. The other day I happened to create one of those dishes and I knew I wanted to share it with you. A delicious hearty aubergine stew with sweet plums in tomato sauce and a simple side of couscous and green salad. It’s healthy, ready in about 25 minutes and just heart warming whatever the season!
When I got asked to test and review one of koopeenkoe.nl’s meat boxes, I was totally up for it! Ever since we went vegan for a month, we decided to incorporate meat back into our diet, but only about once a week and from a good source. But how do you really know where the (organic) meat in the supermarket or butcher comes from? Koopeenkoe.nl offers traceable, local and organic meat boxes, delivered to your door. That sounds like the perfect fit for our lifestyle, so I was excited to try this out. In this post I’ll be sharing with you how it works and my experience + honest koopeenkoe.nl review too!
Sourdough baking. For a long time it seemed like an illusive skill for people that appeared to have everything together in their life…It was on my list to learn for years and somehow I never got started. Until I did – and then wondered why I waited so long!
I got to really love the process of sourdough baking. There’s something so intrinsically beautiful about taking flour, water and salt and creating a delicious bread all with your own hands! There’s no pressure with it, no set schedule, no rules…It can be nearly addictive! I can bake multiple times every week or leave it for months – and pick it up whenever life is allowing me to do so.
A lot of you have requested a post about how I bake my sourdough – so here it is! I’m by no means an expert, and I won’t pretend I am one either. Rather, I’ll be sharing some simple basics, tools and resources I actively use. I’m also sharing my current go to recipe that makes a great everyday, versatile and artisan style bread!
Easter is around the corner and to me, there’s nothing so good as an Easter brunch shared with family or friends. In a good year I would even put one on on multiple days – there’s no such thing as too many brunches, is there? And although this year things probably look very different for most of us – no inviting friends over – it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate well in a small way.
So i’m sharing some tips on how to put together the perfect little brunch for yourself, your family or housemates! Plus I collected some of my favourite brunch recipes that would be perfect for this Easter, including on how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. There’s french toast, cinnamon rolls, a savoury tart…something for everyone!
There was a time in my college years, quite some years ago, where our quarterly student meetings were accompanied by a choice of a sweet treat – there was banana bread, brownies or muffins to choose from. I remember these muffins, they were ENORMOUS and I would always skip the chocolate, banana or lemon poppy flavours in favour of blueberry. Blueberry muffins, yum.
Times have changed quite a bit and healthy home baking has taken over in place of those not-so-good-for-you processed ‘treats’. My love for blueberry muffins hasn’t changed one bit though! I still long for these every so often – warm from the oven with lots of blueberries for little bursts of berry bliss…
Saturday morning. Waking up isn’t my favourite part of the day (thank you dark winter days), but this morning I’m nearly leaping out of bed and making my way downstairs. I’m pretty excited about the cinnamon rolls in the fridge that I prepped the previous night! My oven gets to do all the work while I take my time to wake up. The smell of cinnamon starts filling our home. I’m brewing some delicious coffee while the rest of the house wakes up. Breakfast is served! This is what Saturday morning dreams are made of.
Okay, truth be told: it’s not this perfect in real life. But it’s pretty close to it! And that’s mostly got to do with the fact that my 1,5 year old won’t sleep in that long anymore. The rest is pretty much accurate.
When the weekend comes around, I always get excited about breakfast. While there’s nothing wrong with our nourishing weekday porridge, there’s a world of possibilities opening up on that Saturday morning. Lately, I’ve been all about fritters. Give me a stack of warm & savoury fritters packed with flavour + topped with delicious extra’s and I’m one happy woman. Zucchini & corn fritters have been a long time favourite, but I was looking for a yummy but seasonal version for these winter months. These super tasty kale pea fritters have been my solution and I just know you will love them too!
With a new year often come new resolutions. I love how January gives me that clean slate with renewed energy & motivation to improve aspects of my life. As a family, we are in the middle of our Veganuary (and going strong!) and we’re already finding new exciting ways to use a variety of vegetables throughout our day. I’m sharing that inspiration in this post with some practical ways to increase your daily greens!
In my years working as a barista, I’ve made countless apple pies. I wish someone would’ve told me to start tally-ing them, because I would’ve been able to show you a pretty impressive number! I was even nicknamed the apple pie queen, ha! During those years, I refined and shaped my recipe until I got to this rustic Dutch apple pie I’m sharing with you today.