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Italian Zuppa Caprese

October 16, 2015

Italian Zuppa Caprese

Do you guys love Italian food as much as I do?¬†ūüáģūüáĻ

I don’t know what happened, but lately I’m SO into all things Italian! Example 1, 2 and 3.

For some reason, I’ve never really understood the Italian food crazy. I mean yeah, I like pizza and pasta, and even tiramisu, but ehm yeah, it’s not that special?! Well, I’ve totally changed my mind! Before starting this food blog, I was already into delicious food, and as a kid I used to bake a lot, but only when I started That Healthy Kitchen I started realizing the impact that good quality ingredients truly have on your food. I mean it when I say that a good quality ingredient can take a dish from okay to wow! And that, my friends, is exactly what Italian food is about: easy, simple recipes that become extraordinary by using high quality ingredients.

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Grain Salad with Raspberries, Basil and Walnuts

September 24, 2015

Grain Salad with Raspberries, Basil and Walnuts

I’m not gonna spend a lot of time talking about this salad, because it just simply is amazing, and you have to try it too!! You’ll love it¬†‚ėļÔłŹ

For the last couple of weeks, salads based on grains like these have been my lunch staple, as they are:
1. Portable
2. Grab-and-go
3. Delicious
4. Make-ahead
5. Filling
6. Customizable
7. Gluten-free (or not, if you want to!)
etcetera etcetera.

I could compile a whole list, of why exactly I love grain based “salads” like these so much. I say “salads” because in my pre-grain based salad mind, a salad is something super boring, with an iceberg lettuce base, some watery cucumbers and tomatoes on top, and if you were lucky you might get some mushy croutons.

Yeah… That doesn’t really gets me excited for food. Buuut, this salad is completely different! There is no iceberg lettuce involved, no watery cucumber and definitely no mushy croutons. I was actually thinking about not calling this a salad, but then, what would it be? Thesaurus describes it as a dish of vegetables, and the synonyms are: potato salad; coleslaw; greens; fruit salad; mixed greens; tossed salad; and Waldorf salad. Not really much to work with right?! So for now I’ll just stay with salad, just know that this is a special salad¬†ūüėČ

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Avocado Boats with Eggs and Creamy Pesto

September 22, 2015

Avocado Boats with Eggs and Creamy Pesto

Do you remember that Creamy Pesto with Walnuts and Spinach?

Yes, that extremely delicious, full-of-goodness one¬†ūüėć

Well, I made a little something special to go with¬†it! Because we all know that the possibilities with¬†pesto are basically endless, but sometimes you just need a little extra convincing to actually make a condiment recipe – I think Lindsay from Pinch of Yum expresses it perfectly here. So,¬†that is why I created these Avocado Boats with Eggs and Creamy Pesto – okay partly, but we’ll get back to that!

Back to the important things in life… Breakfast! Aren’t these avo boats gorgeous?! I can imagine they would be¬†a total show stopper at a family brunch or a luxurious breakfast.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

September 16, 2015

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Happy soup season everyone!¬†ūüíē

The weather here in the Netherlands has been horrible to say the least for the last couple days, and those grey-ish days always make me want to crawl into bed with a good cuppa soup and a good book or my current fave series.

Yes, imagine that… Aaahhh now I want to get back into bed!

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Two Ingredient Raspberry Jam

September 8, 2015

Two Ingredient Raspberry Jam

To be honest, I’ve never liked chia pudding.

To be really honest, I absolutely and totally hate them.

That weird, slimy texture, and those tiny crunchy balls… Nope, those¬†puddings are not meant for me.¬†Maybe I’ve just never made it the right way, or maybe it’s just that my tastebuds are weird, but I guess I’ll just have to live with it haha.

However, after all my downright horrible chia pudding experiments, I was still left with a whole bag of chia seeds. Of course they can be used as an egg replacer, in smoothies and to thicken things in general, but with my 500 gram (yes, 500 gram chia seeds – I don’t know what I was thinking when I ordered them at iHerb) I really needed some other purposes for them to finish them before the expiration date.

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Simple Zucchini Soup

August 12, 2015

Simple Zucchini Soup

If you are like me, and are blessed with enormous numbers of zucchinis every summer, this is a great recipe to have in your repertoire to use up that huge summer yield. Zucchinis are a perfect example of¬†summer vegetables, with a harvest peak in July. As they tend to grow very vast, you’ll probably harvest them all around the same time, meaning that you will have a lot of zucchinis at the same time. From experience I’ve learned that they don’t really tend to freeze well, it is best to use them as soon as possible, and freeze the final product, such as this wonderful soup.

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Grilled Wild Peach and Lime-Ginger Portobello Burgers

July 2, 2015

Grilled Wild Peach and Lime-Ginger Portobello BurgersAahh, summer has now begun fo’ real here in the Netherlands. Temperatures of around 30 degrees, lots of sun and lots of chilling. I love it!¬†Of course BBQ’ing is an integral part of summer too, and with my lazy summery self in mind I came up with these delicious¬†and extremely simple veggie burgers.

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Sweet Potato and Lemon Baked Falafel

June 19, 2015

Sweet Potato and Lemon Baked FalafelOh my god. Guys, this really might just be the best falafel I’ve ever had. So so so delicious¬†and ‚Äď important for those of you who want to stay on track with their lifestyle/diet ‚Äď really healthy¬†too! As these are baked instead of fried, you will get a lot less fat than the normal ones, and¬†besides the oil from the sesame seeds this recipe is fat free yay. I’ve never imagined myself looking for fat free recipes, but recently I’ve started using My Fitness Pal, and I’ve realized how incredibly kcal dense oil actually is. Do any of you use it too? Anyway, if you want these to taste more like the original ones, you can of course bake them with a little olive or coconut oil or just fry them if that is more your thing. Just know that even without all the grease these are still really really delicious¬†:)

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Simple Tomato Soup

May 28, 2015

Simple Tomato SoupI love making big batches of food to eat throughout the week for lunch and/or dinner and this delicious soup is perfect for just that. Who else loves food prepping? Personally, I think it is a great solution to avoid having to cook each and every day, especially if you don’t have the time for that.

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