Crunchy sweet toast with vanilla and coconut flavor. Have these yummy toasties for a Sunday breakfast or as a snack.
Do you guys remember last week’s sweet buns with vanilla coconut filling? If not, you should definitely go back and try that recipe! The buns are soft and delicious, and the filling is simply ah-maze-balls! It’s oh-so sweet and fragrant. Yum~~! ♥ Not an overstatement So as I was testing the recipe, I had some left-over filling and was curious Continue reading →
Soft sweet buns filled with a delicious creamy vanilla-coconut filling. The grated coconut adds a nice texture to the fluffy buns.
Hi cuties! It’s been a while since my last recipe, right? I’m so so sorry, but I do have GREAT news (for me anyway hehe…) As you guys might know I was busy finishing the last steps to my Master’s degree in Pharmacy. And guess what?! It’s in the pocket~~!!! *does happy dance* The graduation ceremony isn’t until the end of August, but all 360 credits (= 6 years) have been uploaded to my name. Whoop-whoop!! Anyway, to celebrate Continue reading →
Super soft, fluffy ánd moist chocolate muffins filled with delicious sweet strawberries. Pop these in some adorable muffin cups and you’ve got the perfect summer muffin.
When it comes to muffins, chocolate ones are my all-time favorites. And no, I’m not just making this up; just check out these chocolate raspberry muffins and chocolate crumble muffins. Yum, yum and yum! Today, I will be adding yet another version of chocolate muffins to this list: Chocolate Strawberry Muffins! My oh, my. You will love this one too. I’m sure. So sit back, relax and Continue reading →
Delicious juicy sausage in tomato sauce with delicious slightly-sweet vegetables and runny, gooey baked egg on top. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
Hi my munchkins! Today I’ll be sharing my recipe a little bit different with you guys: I’m sharing it in a video! Now, the video isn’t exactly what I hoped it to be, but I know I’m a bit of a perfectionist too ^^; Anyways, I’ll be showing how to make sausage ramekins with vegetables and a delicious runny and gooey egg on top. It’s my boyfriends recipe and he makes this wheneverContinue reading →
These vegan (and glutenfree) coconut jelly squares are just as snappy and refreshing as gelatin-based jelly. Serve these squares cool and you’ll have the perfect summer snack!
Today’s recipe is another coconut dessert! Yes, I know, I’ve shared coconut cupcakes, a soft coconut pudding, a coconut tapioca dessert and today will be another one. Who cares? Let’s just go coconut-crazy together! Because these beautiful coconut jelly squares aren’t just delicious, but very refreshing too. Great for summer. Yes, just like the coconut tapioca dessert. As usual this recipe is super simple and quick to make. Additionally, you can make all kinds of varieties from this basic recipe. At the end of this post you will find Continue reading →
Buttery soft and fluffy vanilla pound cake packed with delicious sweet, slightly tangy blueberries. Serve thick slices of this incredibly soft pound cake with some good tea and your guests will be amazed.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been running a fictional pharmacy with a couple of other students. This is my last course and it’s kind of a “game”. The game is a competition between four pharmacies (pharmacy-student teams) and the goal is to be the most innovative pharmacy. Last week we had a little baking competition to add some fun to this actually-very-serious game. As a food-blogger, it was obvious I had to volunteer to be the baker for our team. So I entered this blueberry vanilla pound cake (plus an apple cinnamon cake) and awaited the scores. The winner? Continue reading →
A few days ago. the beautiful and sweet Beau from Lunedi Congelati tagged me for the “Nom nom nom”-tag. It’s a tag about food and as you all know I love food. Therefore, I just had to do this tag. I copied the tag in Dutch and translated it to English.
Have you guys tried Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavor Jelly Beans, yet? I saw these on the SacconeJoly’s a while back and got really curious! Unfortunately (or maybe not), I haven’t been able to find them in The Netherlands yet. Such a shame.. Although, I might want to skip on the “dirt” and “soap” beans! Or.. persuade my boyfriend to try it and catch it on video haha.. Let me know in the comments if you can tell me where to get these
A delicious creamy, chewy, sweet ánd refreshing coconut dessert with tapioca pearls and ice cold cubes of mango. Who needs an airplane to fly to the tropics, when each bite of this super easy dessert will take you there in an instant! Great as a gluten free and vegan alternative.
Hello beloved foodies How is everyone doing? I’m actually doing quite well. As you might’ve noticed I’ve been quite busy doing other stuff than blogging. This week I’m entering the last three weeks of my time as a student (I’m expecting to pass this last course, anyway…). It’s scary and exciting at the same time! But surprises are what makes life fun, right? Just like Continue reading →
Very soft and super moist chocolate banana cupcakes, topped with a thick layer of creamy and fluffy cappuccino buttercream. Just like bakery-cupcakes (but better).
Last week I went home early from my internship twice! Now, I’m not the kind of person that calls in sick that easy, but the headache was horrible. Currently, I’m writing a headache-diary for my doctor so we can finally determine what kind of headache this really is and what treatment I need. And boy, do I need a treatment. I’ve slept (well, tossed and turned while laying in the dark really..) over 24 hours in two days to get over the headache xD That’s 50% loss of time, people! I could’ve been baking.. or even better: eating On top of that, Continue reading →
Soft and buttery vanilla pound cake balanced with just that right amount of tangy lemon glaze.
This weekend’s weather was amazing! Sun, sun and.. uhm, did I mention sun? To celebrate it, we decided to have a lazy weekend: lazy food, lazy drinks, a very sunny balcony ánd an amazing boyfriend! What more could a girl ask for? ♥ It’s the little things we should enjoy, right?
Anyway, although I was enjoying my lazy time, I managed to do some baking too! Yes, baking is included in relaxation-time As I roamed the fridge for leftover ingredients, I found Continue reading →
Gluten free vanilla cookies with a very crumbly texture. These cookies have a delicious meringue-like texture and melt on your tongue like butter.
Last week my friend sent me a picture of her homemade “Gomma cookies“. She told me, the recipe for her thick crumbly cookies finds its origin in Surinam. As a response, I told her I was going to make cornstarch cookies: very crumbly merginue-like vanilla cookies, also from Surinam. Little did I know that Continue reading →
Coconut used to be my least favorite flavor. Then again, when I was little I was a VERY fussy eater. Basically everything was my least favorite flavor, really… Nowadays, I´m a real foodie, trying lots of different foods. And guess what? Continue reading →
Last weekend I was home alone. Although I did miss my boyfriend, I’m also the kind of person who loves “me-time” once in a while. As someone once told me: “You can’t be truly happy, if you can’t be happy all by yourself.” And so I enjoyed a great weekend visiting my dad ♥, practicing yoga, baking a cake, reading one of my to-read books and cooking delicious food for one. It was the perfect weekend to create Continue reading →
My sister was having a high tea this week and everyone was supposed to bring a little summin’ summin’. However, as she was too busy, she asked me to help her out and supply her with some homemade baked goodies. There were no rules or requirements, but Continue reading →
Cookies don’t pop out of my oven very often. Seriously, I was thinking the other day and I could barely remember the last time I made cookies. And so I decided to create a new cookie recipe based on ginger snaps: My version of ginger cookies. Chewy, slightly crunchy and very fragrant. Now, I admit ginger snaps are more of a winter-kind-of-thing, but I absolutely love the flavor of the spices in a cookie. I’d have these any time of the year. Besides, our current weather isn’t getting me in the summer-mood anyway. (I leave the house with scarf and get on my bike, wishing I could use my gloves without making a fool of myself. I blame the tropical(-asian)-genes hehe… ^^”)
To make these cookies you need 6 simple ingredients. I’m sure you’ll have these somewhere in your pantry and fridge:
Ginger cookie spice mix
The butter needs to be at room temperature or you won’t be able to cream it with the sugar. You’ll use brown sugar, because it keeps the cookie moist and chewy. You could substitute with granulated sugar, but keep in mind it will affect the texture of the cookie. The egg white in this recipe contributes to the crunchyness of the cookies. Using 1 egg white will make your cookies slightly crunchy, but not as crunchy as ginger snaps. Finally the ginger cookie spice mix: You could go out and spend some money on store-bought spice mix, but you could also stay at home and throw 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, ground cloves and ground cinnamon together. The latter being so much cheaper and the better option for lazy people (like me). But hey, it’s up to you!
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, get out your mixing bowl. I wish I could say I used a standing mixer (I’d LOVE a kitchenaid someday…♥), but at the moment I’m best buddies with my handheld mixer. A spatula and wisk would do just fine with this recipe too, by the way. Start by creaming your butter and sugar. Then, add the egg white and mix until just combined. Finally, add your flour, spice mix and salt, and mix. You will get a dark brown, slightly sticky dough. Pop this in the fridge for about an hour and bake for 12-15 minutes at 180ºC. Let the cookies cool (slightly) and serve with a tall glass of (soy)milk. Best combo ever.
These fragrant ginger cookies are chewy and slightly crunchy too! The spice mix makes these amazing. Super easy and it takes just 6 simple ingredients. Perfect for the winter or winter-ish spring/summer ;)
Hello my beautiful foodies! How are you guys doing? I wasn’t feel too well last week, so I decided to take a week off writing and have a “me”-week. As some of you guys might know, I’m nearing the end of my time as a student. Now, this would make a whole lot of people happy, but not me… It stresses me out! What job to choose? Will I love it? Will I hate it? I DON’T KNOW! Anxiety disorderto the max… Don’t worry though, I’ve been baking like crazy! Working on some gluten free recipes that you’ll LOVE. Simple, easy and (ofcourse) delicious. However, today will be something else: Ginger Lime Mini Pies. I will tell you why this has to land in your tummies.
You will be making three quick and super easy components for this recipe. To start, you will make the base: a thick, fragrant, sweetand super crunchyginger-base. The most important part to this base is the spice-mix: ground ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Mix it up with some cold butter, brown sugar, flour and press the mixture in your muffin pan. Pop the pan in the oven for some baking and you’re done! This base tastes like ginger cookies but better. Especially when combined with the lime pie filling. The flavors fit perfectly. Furthermore, the recipe is so simple and (most of all) quick…. Don’t get tempted to get some store-bought cheesecake-base with hocus-pocus ingredients, but make these.
Moving on to the lime pie filling, you will need just three ingredients: egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and limes. It’s as easy as pie *ba-dumtss…* (bad joke, I know haha..) Separate the limes into zest and juice, mix it up with the yolks and milk, and your filling is ready. Yes, I’m not kidding. Pour the filling on top of your base and bake until the center is soft (but not wobbly). Bring it to room temperature and store for about 1 hour in the fridge to set the filling completely. To add the finishing touch, top the mini pies with some unsweetened whipped cream right before serving. It will balance out the sweetness of the lime pie and add some creamyness to your creation. Serve these with a cuppa tea and your guests will be amazed, guaranteed!
Ginger Lime Mini Pies
Zingy, creamy lime mini pies on a ginger spiced crunchy base. Top with a large dollop of whipped cream and serve with a cup of hot tea. Perfect for high teas or for your afternoon sweet-cravings.
These pure and simple muffins will give you the chocolate-hit you need. The chocolate muffins are soft, fluffy and topped with buttery super-crunch crumbles.
Last Monday my sisters were part of an event to collect money for a good cause. I couldn’t help them with the event, but to contribute my two cents, I decided to bake a treat for the hard working volunteers. Now, this was a last minute decision so my time was limited. I wanted to whip up a quick but delicious recipe. Furthermore, I had to Continue reading →
This soft chocolate chip cranberries bread will be gone before you know it. It won’t even have enough time to cool. There’s no butter, but heaps of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a whole lot of cranberries waiting for you in every slice, every bite.
As promised, no more cupcake recipes this week. Instead, today will be a bread recipe… I think. Let me share a little confusion with you guys, because I was kind of puzzled as to how to categorize this recipe. Here’s the thing: After years of reading baking blogs, I know today’s recipe is called a bread-recipe in America/USA/English. However, if I were to serve this bread over here and tell people to have a slice for breakfast, they’d think Continue reading →
These adorable and fun strawberry coffee cupcakes will bring your high tea to a whole other level! Soft coffee flavored cupcakes topped with a super creamy and fruity strawberry buttercream. No artificial flavorings. , Happy Easter, everyone! Have you all enjoyed your Sunday off and had some brunch with the family? As for me, I don’t celebrate Easter. However, I never say no to an extra day off and an extra excuse to bake more goodies. So I spent my day eating Easter bread, playing games with my family and being Continue reading →
Simple, rich vanilla cupcakes topped with a fluffy chocolate buttercream. This simple combination is a must at parties or high teas. It will blow your mind.
For the past few months my cupcake-baking-energy was running very low. Now, there are quite some excuses reasons to explain this, but I think the main reasons were: a) I was too lazy to wash more dishes than necessary make buttercream additional to the cupcake batter and b) I dislike my frosting technique. However, lately, I’m inspired to develop cupcake recipes again! There are so many flavor combinations and ideas running around in my mind and I’ve been dotting them all down on pieces of scrap paper. My bag is a Continue reading →
Fragrant coconut cupcakes topped with a silky smooth, melt-in-the-mouth, butter-free coconut frosting. No artificial flavorings.
Last Monday me and my friends had our last get-together as Pharmacy students. This week, we’re all starting our last internship. One of us will leave the country for her intern, while the other will leave the country permanently after graduation. As we’re entering a new chapter in our lives I’m both excited and sad. After 6 years as a student, Continue reading →
After making the Pigs in Blanket, I started getting hooked on baking bread! It’s so comforting and entertaining to do. As my boyfriend and I usually indulge on the weekends, I decided to make some pizza breads last weekend. You will love this recipe, because Continue reading →
As I’m writing today’s recipe, I’m in the bus headed to the last day of my internship at a polyclinic pharmacy. Now, this intern is the second last intern to my Master’s degree in Pharmacy. I can’t believe time has flown by so fast! The last intern is starting a week from now and my last month as a “poor” student is just one month away! It’s almost time to head into the real world and get a proper job instead of th he occasional burger flipping in my evenings and weekends. Of course, there are some companies I’d like to work, but I have yet to actually find a job. The future is making me slightly anxious, because right now Continue reading →
Puddings are one of my favorite desserts. The things I love most about puddings are the silky smooth texture and the perfect complementing sweet and rich sauce. Unfortunately, most puddings are usually quite unhealthy, containing sugar, cream, flour (gluten), and a sweet and buttery coulis. So with today’s recipe I tried to bring the pudding back to the core of simplicity and made it fit most diets. It’s my healthy version of an orange pudding An orange pudding topped with Continue reading →
Have you ever made homemade bread? If you have, you’ll know homemade bread is good for so many reasons. For starters, it makes your house smell amazing. One batch of bread and your house will feel like a bakery. Second, you get bread as fresh as it gets. Straight from the oven. The smell will seduce you to dig in straight away. Just take care you won’t burn your tongue (although I’d almost say it’s worth it hehe…). Third, you get to control the ingredients. Whole wheat flour? Less salt? You got it! Adapt the recipe to your liking. Finally, Continue reading →
Today’s recipe was created due to four apples which were destined to stay uneaten unless baked. Additionally, I didn’t want to create a standard apple pie (there are so many recipes for apple pies already), so I decided to give myself a challenge: Gluten free. To make this pie gluten free, I substituted the flour for oats. Oats aren’t just gluten free (make sure it says so on the packaging), but they’re cholesterol-lowering and full of fibers too. Super healthy, right? Anyway, if you’re anything like me, you’ll love this recipe because (1) you don’t have to keep the ingredients ice cold (2) Continue reading →
When I was little we went to Paris every summer to visit my grandmother and some other relatives. Everytime we went to Paris, we’d visit “Tang Frères” (a big asian supermarket) at least once. The adults would do HOURS (I’m not even kidding…) of grocery shopping and the kids would: wait, get bored, stroll around, get lost, panic and then find out the adults are only one aisle away. It doesn’t sound like a trip kids would like to join, but there was a big plus-side to tagging along: Continue reading →
Last weekend the weather was beautiful over here. For a second I even thought it was summer already! We hit about 20°C. Now, you might think 20°C is not that good, but if you live in the Netherlands, you know summer(y)-days can be very rare. So we decided to make it a “lazy”-Sunday and enjoy it to the fullest: Sitting on the balcony, enjoying some Continue reading →
Lemon must be one of my favorite dessert flavors. How about you guys? I love the tangyness in contrast to the sweetness. And during the summer, ice cold lemon beverages, which are actually loaded with sugar, are my guilty pleasure. Unfortunately, Continue reading →
Paté a choux is the fancy french name for choux pastry. When filled with cream, these babies are also known as cream puffs. I’m not sure about other countries, but in The Netherlands everyone’s has eaten these so called ‘soesjes’ some time in their life. They’re usually served at birthday parties and can be found in a whole lot of all-you-can-eat restaurants too. It takes about €1 to get a whole box of frozen cream puffs. Yes, €1! However, eventhough it’s very cheap to buy cream puffs, cream puffs should be served freshly made for three reasons: Continue reading →
Phew, after weeks of hard work, we finally had a housewarming party. For me, the key ingredient to a party with more than 4 people is delicious bite-size food (a.k.a party food). And I decided to go all the way. I served: chicken quesedillas, vegetarian quesedillas, salmon wraps, vegetarian wraps, vietnamese spring rolls (with dipping sauce!), homemade cookies and cream puffs. Yes, all homemade. Starting early in the morning and finishing barely before the first guest arrived! I loved it. If only party food was my job… ♥ Oh, don’t worry, I will share all recipes with you guys.
Today, I will share the recipe for the vegetarian wraps. These were definitely a hit at my party: everyone loved it. Aside from the flavor, these are so easy to make too! One bite includes: Continue reading →
May I introduce to you: My silky smooth pumpkin soup. A soup that’s creamy without the cream and sweet without the added sugar. Today’s recipe is healthy AND delicious. What more could we ask for? And unlike most people think, Continue reading →
So, a while back my friend Yak Man wrote a post (“Waar ben ik goed in? translated: What am I good at?”) that inspired and motivated me to take yet another step in sharing my spiritual growth. Her post was about excellence: She wrote there are a lot of people she sees heaps of talent in, but she can’t seem to find/see her own talent. As I read her post, I couldn’t help but think Continue reading →
Cheesy chicken and spinach quesedillas ♥ Look at that stringy cheese…
Away from the sugary deliciousness, we’re going to see how my quesedillas are made today. Very cheesy quesedillas filled with shredded chicken, caramelized onions ánd heaps of spinach. These quesedillas are crunchy on the ouside, just like Continue reading →
White chocolate truffles with a nutty core shining in the sun
A while back I saw Yak Man posting “not-so healthy, healthy truffles” and I got inspired to create my own truffles: I wanted to make truffles with a yummylicious core. Although her creation was my inspiration, I’m sorry to tell you my truffles aren’t Continue reading →
Not too long ago, I was suffering from depression and anxiety due to certain events in my childhood. First of all, I’d like to point out that recovering from both of these disorders, does not make you “never depressed/always happy”. Even people without disorders are never “24/7 happy”. This is an important thing to realize. As for me, I had a psychologist who taught me to recognize my triggers and to switch to an other reaction. I’m happy with the way my life is at the moment, but i’m not all-smiles-everyday. And that’s perfectly fine. Today’s post is an intro and the first part of me sharing my experiences.
As some of you might know, this used to be a Dutch baking and/or beauty and lifestyle blog. However, at that time life was getting more and more hectic, which made me shut it down. Now I’m back, stronger and a whole lot better at time management (big thing for me!). So I turned my blog into English, because 1) I’m better at expressing myself in English and 2) I’m able to inspire a bigger population. However, after the language-decision I got to thinking about content. One thing was for sure, Continue reading →
Hi lovelies! How’s everyone doing? Had an awesome-balls weekend? I’m curious what you guys did this weekend, because my weekend was oh so crazy! Gosh, I don’t even know where to start! So last monday we got the keys to our appartment. We’ve been working around the clock to get things done in the new appartment and to move all of our stuff (we seriously have too much crap..) out of the old place. I was starting my days at 6AM to get to my internship and stayed until 5 PM, after which I’d hurry to the appartment to get things done and hope I’d be in my bed around 11PM so I’d be moderately awake at my internship the next day. It was hectic, but Continue reading →
Moving is so much fun but stressful at the same time too. There are so many things to consider: old furniture, new furniture, packing, unpacking, walls, floor, curtains, time, money.. you name it! Additionally, I’m a stressy person at heart! You can imagine the combination of stressful events and a stressful person to be disastrous xD However, Continue reading →
I’m often asked how it’s possible I seem to be “forever-hungry”. To which I usually answer “I don’t know. I think I just really like food, which causes me to think about it..a lot…?”. However, a few weeks back one of my friends told me he found the “real” reason: “Because you’re always looking at food-pictures (on Pinterest)!” And I’m thinking, ‘Gee, he might actually be right..’. But believe it or not, it’s not the actual food that draws me to Pinterest, but it’s the technique of capturing food in it’s most beautiful state. (Okay, I admit it: the delicious food itself is one ofnthe main reasons too hahaha.. #foodieatheart :P) Pictures of food at the right angle, with the right lighting, with the right settings.. It’s a true talent, I could watch all day long… (Literally xD)
Oreo Truffles. Yes, you read that right: OREO(!!!) truffles.
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes. Whoops, did I just lick the screen?
Cronuts: The baby of croissant and doughnut. I’m not even kidding here…
Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cake. Come one, this has to be illegal, right?!
Life is full of unexpected events. Take the apartment I’m moving into next week(!!!!). Just as we accepted the fact that we were going to stay in the one room apartment for the next year, I got the phone call. Even as I’m writing this I still can’t believe we’re moving to such a beautiful place. The (3!) rooms are so Continue reading →
There’s something about snow that makes me smile. Just the pure white flakes though, not those rain-stained muddy slushies (if your country has snow, you definitely know what I’m talking about!). Luckily, this winter’s first snow was one full of Continue reading →
Soft and rich chocolate muffins with delicious tangy raspberries.
Last week I decided to try a combo of chocolate and raspberries. Although it’s a common combination of flavors, I must admit I’ve never tried it before. What a shame, because chocolate and raspberries are ah-my-gawd delicious! The sweetness of chocolate against the tangyness of the raspberries… it’s absolutely a match made in heaven! I’m not even kidding. The muffins I’m sharing today are Continue reading →