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Apricot and Ginger Bliss Balls

March 2, 2016

Beautiful, delicious and vibrant apricot and ginger bliss balls. Made with whole food ingredients like dried apricots, fresh ginger, macadamia nuts and turmeric.

I’m gonna be honest about it, I’m not the biggest fan of ginger. I think its flavor can be kind of intrusive and sort of overwhelming. However, when you only use a little bit of it, for example in a smoothie or in these delicious bliss balls, it just add a little depth and warmth to the overall flavor of the dish.

These tiny bliss balls are real powerhouses with healthy whole food ingredients like fresh ginger, turmeric, nuts and seeds. For example, it is scientifically proven that ginger has plenty anti inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics. Interestingly, a 2012 study even showed that when mice with tumors were fed 100 mg ginger extract per kg body weight, their tumors decreased in size by 56%! Even though this study was done in mice, it still provides an interesting perspective of the positive effect that ginger may have on our body.

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Instant Noodle Soup

December 9, 2015

A recipe for Instant Noodle Soup Pots. Take the dry ingredients with you, e.g. to work. When you want your noodle soup, just pour boiling water in the jar, let sit for 2-3 minutes and you will have delicious, fresh, hot noodle soup. Recipe by That Healthy Kitchen

As promised, today I present to you one of my favorite to-go lunches/dinners: Instant Noodle Soup! Whaaaa!! It’s a dream come true, or at least for me. I used to love instant noodle soup when I was younger, it was salty, it was warm and it was super quick — no prepping or cutting of vegetables involved, just pouring in boiling water and wait 3 minutes (which was the hardest part!) and then you’d have this delicious bowl of salty soup with teeny tiny chunks of veggies and lots of noodles.

Of course, that’s not really healthy, and most of those instant noodle soups have extremely high sodium levels and actually little ingredients that were nutritious or had any significant value of vitamins and minerals.

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Bouillon Powder

December 4, 2015

A recipe for homemade bouillon powder. Done within 5 minutes and without all the nasty additives that you'll normally find in bouillon powders or stock cubes. Recipe by That Healthy Kitchen

Most bouillon powders or stock cubes are chock full of additives, flavor enhancers, sugar, salt and other weird things that you don’t actually need. Although using stock cubes is an easy way to e.g. give your soups extra flavor, it can also give you all those things that you would probably prefer not ingesting. Therefore I went out onto the internet to see what alternatives there are.

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Spelt Wraps with Herbs

December 2, 2015

A recipe for Whole Wheat Spelt Wraps with Herbs and Garlic. Made with wholesome ingredients that nourish your body {vegan}

For a simple dinner, I love throwing some beans in a pan with a spicy tomato sauce and maybe some diced peppers or other vegetables that I have at hand. Then, after it’s warmed up in the pan, I just put the whole mixture in a wrap and dinner is done in under 10 minutes… Talking about fast food 😉

However, lately I’ve been getting quite bored with the taste of normal wraps you can get at your local supermarket. Other than that they don’t taste great, they’re not great for your body either. Often they are made with white bleached flour of which all the fibers and many nutrients have been stripped, and they are full with “flour enhancers” and weird additives. Personally I’m not necessarily against additives, as not all of them are bad, but I do think that in such a simple product as wraps, adding all those additives shouldn’t be necessary.

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Pumpkin Soup with Harissa and Orange

November 26, 2015

A recipe for Pumpkin Soup with Harissa and Orange. This soup is great to enjoy as lunch or as a light post-holiday dinner. The spicy Harissa paste and the orange juice and zest give the soup a North-African/Middle Eastern vibe. Recipe by That Healthy Kitchen

I know there are already two pumpkin soup recipes up on That Healthy Kitchen (this simple spicy one with chickpeas and this creamy one with coconut milk) and now I would like to add yet another one to my ever growing list of recipes: Pumpkin Soup with Harissa and Orange.

To those of you that don’t know what Harissa is, don’t worry, until two years ago I didn’t know either, but now I adore it! Harissa is a North-African/Middle Eastern sauce made from roasted bell peppers, red chillies, garlic and spices. Basically it is just Sriracha sauce, African/Middle Eastern style. Ever since I saw this recipe from Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest I’ve been wanting to make it at home too, but sometimes our “to-make wish list” just gets too long. I’m guessing basically everybody with Pinterest has that nowadays lol #toomuchinspiration

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Smokey Roasted Chickpeas

November 24, 2015

A recipe for Smokey Roasted Chickpeas. Perfectly crunchy and lightly flavored with pimentón (smoked paprika powder), garlic, black pepper and salt. Recipe by That Healthy Kitchen

A little while ago I tasted my first ever roasted chickpeas… And wow, I was mind blown by the taste and texture! Normally, I find that the texture of cooked chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) can soon become a bit crumbly/mealy on the inside, which is something I absolutely hate (and with me most people I think). But with those roasted chickpeas that was not the case at all. They were actually super crispy and crunchy and very flavorful, and as a bonus they were even really filling too.

Of course, I had to recreate them at home, which was actually quite a challenge. I think it took me a good 5 batches or so to get the crispiness and the flavoring quite right, but now they are even better than the ones that I first had! The secret is to not use too much oil, and to preheat your oven as hot as possible. I have a really small and honestly not such a great oven, but it still manages to heat up to 220 degrees C, so even if your oven isn’t the most fancy model, this recipe should even work for you.

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

November 20, 2015

A recipe for Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. A delicious breakfast with hints of vanilla, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Who said you couldn't have pie for breakfast?! | by That Healthy Kitchen

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat. Oats are full of fibers and are high in protein, which will make you feel full until lunch time, but oats are also bursting with micronutrients like thiamin, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.

For me, oatmeal is what I eat for breakfast almost every day, especially now that it is getting colder outside and I want something warm to start my day with. Normally I would opt for this Apple Pie Oatmeal, which is also perfect for this time of year, but to spice things up a little I’ve been making this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal often for the last couple of weeks. It is perfectly spiced with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, and it is really smooth and creamy from the pumpkin puree. The pecans on the other hand add a nice contrast to the creaminess of the oats. On top of that all, the oatmeal is sweetened with date paste (or date caramel), which are actually pretty high in potassium and copper.

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Baked Apple Crisp

November 15, 2015

A delicious Baked Apple Crisp recipe from That Healthy Kitchen. This version is gluten free and vegan, and naturally sweetened. Find the recipe on www.thathealthykitchen.com/baked-apple-crisp

November has the perfect weather for all things apple! It is cold outside, a little rainy, and after a long walk in the forest it is the perfect time for a slice of Dutch apple pie (which is the best apple pie!).

Or, you could of course just make this Baked Apple Crisp recipe and treat your family to a delicious dessert!

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Spicy Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

November 11, 2015

Spicy Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

With my trip to Thailand in mind, I recently started to look more into Asian style food and recipes, because I’m actually not that familiar with the Asian kitchen! Yes, I love sushi and I’ve made some Indian curries a long time ago, but other than that I’m absolutely clueless on which spices to use, what herbs, what produce, what kinds of cooking methods, etc etc.

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