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Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle

November 2, 2015

Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle

Guys, these brownies are amazing!

For me, they are the perfect combination of healthy (pumpkin, nuts, cacao, oatmeal) and guilty pleasure (pure chocolate, lots of sweet and sticky dates). As I’ve said before, I’m trying to up my veggie intake a little, and these Pumpkin Brownies with Nuts and a Chocolate and Date Caramel Drizzle are just perfect for that. Per slice, these contain the equivalent of almost 70 gram pumpkin, which is of course not all of your daily recommended intake of vegetables, but it is definitely a good start.

These brownies might be a bit more dense than the brownies you’re used to, but don’t let that discourage you from making them. Their taste is amazing and they are very filling too. Plus, they have an overwhelmingly delicious chocolate flavor¬†ūüćęūüôĆ

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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!!¬†ūüėĀ

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!¬†ūüôč

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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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Nutty Raspberry Streusel Bars

October 6, 2015

Nutty Raspberry Streusel Bars

The creation¬†of these Nutty Raspberry Streusel Bars was actually quite random. I had yet another batch of my Two Ingredient Raspberry Jam¬†in my fridge that was waiting to be used, and I had some almond flour and loooots of walnuts laying around the house. That, plus a major sweet craving and some spare time resulted in the creation of these super delicious¬†Nutty Raspberry Streusel Bars¬†ūüíē

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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!¬†‚̧ԳŹ

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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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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Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Apple

August 24, 2015

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Apple

A little while ago, I came to the conclusion that I don’t eat¬†enough vegetables. Yes, I have my green smoothies¬†and my soups and my¬†veggie burgers, but other than that I barely eat¬†any vegetables… Not good! For a snack I almost always have something sweet, like some fruit¬†or a homemade muffin, and my breakfast is sweet, either in the form of oatmeal,¬†pancakes¬†or, like I said, the occasional green smoothie. Conclusion: I have a HUGE¬†sweet tooth.

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