A few years ago, when I had only just started blogging, I was invited to a food bloggers event about tomatoes. We had a nice afternoon, during which we got a tour of the greenhouses, an explanation of the different tomato varieties they cultivated, and of course we could taste some delicious dishes made with their tomatoes. Even though this was quite some time ago, there is one thing that I tasted that afternoon, that I can still remember like it was just yesterday: an “Asian” tomato salad with cilantro and spring onion, and the most amazing dressing with umami flavors. It was just simply amazing.
Do you also love those delicious granola bars that you can get at the super market? You know, the ones that have that delicious yoghurt coating, and are filled with dried fruits, and oats, and of coarse loads of sugar? Yeahh, I love those as well!! They are delicious but not very healthy, which is why I decided to try and make them myself!
Every month, the food blog swap is organized by several Dutch foodbloggers. The idea is that you make (and adapt) a recipe from another blogger that signed up. That way, you get to know more blogs (which is always fun), and try out someone else’s recipes. This month I decided to join for the first time, and I don’t regret it at all, because the blog I got assigned to is absolutely beautiful! It is called ‘Share love not secrets‘ by Dutchie Marleen, but she also blogs in English! Yay! Her photography style is absolutely wonderful, just as her recipes, so I would highly recommend you to take a look.
– This post is sponsored by Marley Spoon –
Have you ever had the problem of not having enough hours in a day? To want to do more than what was possible? Me too! And the first things that often are removed from my schedule during such a busy day are often exercising and eating right. Instead of doing groceries and making a home cooked meal like I know I should, I would order in (most often sushi, loveeeee it!) and eat while still working. However, eating sushi that often is not ideal, for both my body and my wallet!
That is when I came across Marley Spoon! Marley Spoon is a meal-kit subscription service that delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients directly to your door. Each week, they make a selection of their recipes, of which you can choose two, three or four meals you want to eat that week. You can also choose for how many people you’d like to receive the ingredients: the one to two people box, or the three to four people box. So now, when I know I will have a busy week ahead, I just order a Marley Spoon box, and it saves me loads of time!
As you might have notices, I am currently on a cauliflower kick! A little while ago I already made this cheesy queso cauliflower dip, and now I have another super delicious recipe with cauliflower for you: sweet & fluffy cauliflower pancakes! Even though they are made with a ‘savory’ vegetable like cauliflower, these pancakes are actually not meant to be sweet. The trick is to lightly steam the cauliflower, and to make sure it is completely smooth before adding it to the batter.
Recently, I did my first juice detox / cleanse from Juizs. It was a three day juice detox, and if follow me on Instagram, you already know that I had quite a hard time! The juices were delicious, but together with the bites I received, my total kcal intake each day was between 600 and 800! 😱 So yes, that is not a lot, especially considering that I’m quite tall (183 cm, or about 6 ft) and I normally eat about 2000 to 2200 kcal each day. However, I have not been eating the healthiest lately, so when I got the offer from Juizs to test their 3-day detox plan, I decided to go for it anyway!
Now that I’m finished I decided to come up with 5 do’s and 5 don’ts to successfully complete your juice detox, if you decide to do one.
– This post is sponsored by Stompetoren. They sell loads of amazing Dutch cheeses. For this recipe I used their 18+ month old ‘Grand Cru’ cheese, but it is also great on a sandwich, as part of a cheese board, or crumbled in a salad –
I imagine you might look at the pictures of this post, and be like ‘hmmmm, pretzels and cheese dip…. That’s not really THK approved… right?’ Wrong! This dip actually has loads of cauliflower in it! And that doesn’t make it gross, or yum for delicious food, but just yum. I bet that if you would make this for friends, and just told them it is a cheese dip, they would not even notice the cauliflower in there. I promise you, it is non detectable if you don’t know it’s there! Lately I’ve been really loving cauliflower, and its versatility. It is great to use as a rice alternative, or in this dip of course!