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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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Autumn Apple Pancakes

November 8, 2015

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

These Autumn Apple Pancakes are amazing guys! Perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast or brunch now that the days are getting colder and you want a warming breakfast.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that I’m a huuuge sucker for the combination of apple and cinnamon: my favourite oatmeal is this Apple Pie Oatmeal and my favourite muffins are these Apple Muffins with Walnuts, Cinnamon and Zante Currants. They are both so so good!! The combination of apples + cinnamon is just amazing to me. It reminds me of long autumn strolls in the woods, the beautiful red, orange and yellow colours of the trees, reading a book by the fireplace, etc.

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Creamy Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

October 26, 2015

Creamy Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

With winter approaching, I prefer easy, cosy dinners that are warming, delicious and nutritious. And what is more cosy and simple than soup?!

Admittedly, this Creamy Red Lentil and Coconut Soup isn’t the quickest (check out this tomato soup if you want a quick soup), but it is very budget friendly and perfectly spiced.

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Super Crunchy Coconut Quinoa Granola

October 22, 2015

Super Crunchy Coconut Quinoa Granola

As some of you might know, I’m going backpacking in Thailand for 5 weeks in December and January! Eeeek! I’m going all by myself, and it is going to be my first trip to Asia, so I couldn’t be more excited!! 😁

I can’t wait to see all the beautiful beaches, soak up the sun and just enjoy the culture over there – and of course the food!! So guys, if you have any travel tips on what to do, where to go, what to eat, etc, let me know!

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Simple Vegan Banana Bread

October 20, 2015

Simple Vegan Banana Bread

I like my banana’s unripe. As in almost green, and still a little on the firm side. Actually, you just have two types of people:
1. Those who like their banana’s with brown spots, love the mushiness and the overly present banana smell and flavor.
2. And on the other hand, people who like their banana’s on the green-yellow side of the spectrum, still a bit firm and without an overly banana taste –> Meee! 🙋

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Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

October 8, 2015

Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

Drinking enough water on a day can be quite a challenge for me, because – let’s be honest about it – drinking water can be a bit boring. Often I spice up my water with some lemon or lime juice, or infuse it overnight with some fresh mint. There was also a time when I was really into drinking cold brewed green tea. Often I drank more than a liter of it per day! Although I try to limit my caffeine intake now, I still really enjoy a nice glass of unsweetened cold brewed tea.

When you cold brew tea, the result is much smoother with less of an edge from tannins, than if you would brew the tea with hot water. If you are normally not so fond of green tea, trying a cold brew once really makes a huge difference. The same goes for this pretty pink Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea. Although herbal teas tend to have less bitterness than normal teas in general, hibiscus tea can sometimes turn out a little bitter too. Cold brewing it definitely gets rid of that completely.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + tips for a smoother hummus

September 29, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ahh guys, I don’t know why or how come but I’m totally into making condiments at the moment! I guess it is because I’m back at uni now, and I have to plan my meals a bit more – hence the super portable (and delicious!!) grain salad from last week.

Although making your own jam, pesto or pasta sauce takes a little more time than just buying it in the store, it really is worth the extra effort if you take into account the amazing flavor and cheaper price of home-made goods!

So, this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the newest addition to my condiment stuffed fridge haha, but I don’t mind! It is so delicious!! When you roast red peppers, they get this really amazing sweet and sultry flavor and texture, which is just simply wonderful. For this recipe I roasted my own peppers, as I had the time and it is cheaper, but if you’re short on time you can of course use store-bought roasted red peppers, just make sure to use a little less oil.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

September 16, 2015

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Happy soup season everyone! 💕

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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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade with Lime, Mint, Vanilla and Ginger

September 10, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb is one of those veggies that you almost can’t call a vegetable in the classical eggplant-cucumber-peas kind of way. It’s flavor is too sour and sweet, and it just contains too much liquid to be cooked like normal vegetables.

But… I love it nevertheless! ❤️

I think strawberry rhubarb crumble is one of the most delicious desserts you can have, and a simple rhubarb compote served with some yoghurt makes a great breakfast. Unfortunately though, other than using it for dessert or breakfast, rhubarb is not very versatile.

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