Video: DIY Fruity Oatmix TO-GO!

Easy DIY TO-GO oatmeal mixture with freeze-dried berries. Healthy breakfast to make ahead when you know you’ll have little time to make a nutritious breakfast in the morning. Completely adjustable to taste.

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We’re probably all familiar with the morning rush. And no, I don’t mean the traffic rush, but the rush to get ready for whatever you’ve got planned for the day. If you’re anything like me, you’d rather roll around in that warm comfy bed some few extra minutes than put more time and effort in a (nutritious) breakfast. But today, I’ve got THE solution: breakfast on the go; a dry oatmeal mixture with delicious fruits, which you can make ahead of time and takes just a few seconds. And once you’re ready to eat, all you need to do is add some boiling water and your breakfast is ready. Isn’t that great? I know. Read More …

BEST Char Siu Pao

Super fluffy pao dough with a savoury char siu (Chinese BBQ Chicken) filling. Easy to make and great for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. Freezer-proof.

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Finally!!!! After countless of tries, I finally have the PERFECT recipe for pau dough for you guys. I’ve made pau before, but there was always something that was wrong. Wet, dry, dense. However, today I made the best batch of char siu paus. Seriously, they’re so.good. Soft and oh-so fluffy. I ate just about all of them straight after steaming. And as I’m typing this, I’m munching on another one. Not kidding. To be honest I was planning on taking this batch to my dad’s (and the rest of the family) this weekend, but I think I’ll have to make another batch. Sorry, dad. I have no self-control when it comes to char siu pau haha..  Read More …

15 x Healthy Dinner Inspiration

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It’s Monday evening and I’m writing up this week’s Friday post. This is not my usual stuff. Weekends have been hectic lately, so I had to move some things around in my schedule. This weekend won’t be any different. My boyfriend’s friends are coming over for gamenight and I have to attend a party this weekend (poor me). In addition, I have a test Monday, so I’ll be studying my ass off in between. I have to pass this one. If time will let me, I’m hoping to get some baking and cooking done too. Gotta have my relaxation time, right? πŸ˜‰ How about you guys? Got any exciting plans?

In The Netherlands, we’re still enjoying days of snow at the moment. I must admit I’m already looking forward to summer. We’ve been looking for a new destination for this summer, but haven’t been able to make a decision just yet. We’re (read: I’m) not sure what we want. All sun and just beach, a cultural trip or a bit of both? Decisions, decisions. I don’t know. Luckily, there are still a couple of months left to decide. Have you decided on summer vacation yet?

Anyway, let’s get back on topic. As you all know, I’m dedicating a few posts to new year’s (food) resolutions this month. I shared my secrets on making resolutions stick, gave you inspiration for healthy food Γ‘nd posted a recipe for this AMAZING healthy Chinese steamed cake. The only “bad” thing I shared this month so far is this finger-licking-good-recipe for Strawberry Lava Chocolate Cake. The lava cake doesn’t coun’t though as it’s meant for Valentines day, which is in February. So technically January is still “healthy”. Right? πŸ˜‰ To keep us on track, I’m sharing 15 recipes for healthy dinners today. Healthy, but delicious dinners! And don’t worry, I’ve taken into account that many of you have a busy schedule. Read More …

Ji Dan Gao (Chinese Steamed Egg Cake)

A light and soft plain Chinese spongecake. Steamed and no added fats! This cake is traditionally served for dim sum.

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In the spirit of “healthy” eating, I decided to share a Chinese steamed cake with you guys today. Yup, steamed. No baking involved. No oven needed, just a stove. This cake is soft and super fluffy. It contains just 5 ingredients and has no added fats! A healthy cake! Although.. I must admit there’s still sugar involved. So I guess it’s not that healthy. This chicken stirfry is what we call healthy. But who makes cake without sugar? I certainly don’t. Without sugar my Lemon Glazed Vanilla Cake, Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake and Almond Chiffon Cake wouldn’t be half as good. Let’s face it, sugar makes all cakes better. Oh well, we can’t have it all, right? No fats Γ‘nd no sugar?! The answer to that is a cucumber ^^” So let’s just call this recipe semi-healthy. Just to keep everybody happy. No added fats and a bit of refined sugar. Either way, this cake is definitely delicious and it’s the most basic cake you’ll ever find. πŸ˜‰

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VALENTINE’S Strawberry Lava Chocolate Cake

Super gooey chocolate cake with strawberry-chocolate lava oozing out. Super easy, just a few easy ingredients and baked in 15 minutes! Anyone can do this.

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Another Monday, another week to make awesome things happen! What’d you guys do last week? Me and my boyfriend went indoor sky-diving last weekend. I got him the sky-diving for his birthday. I’m not much of an adventurous person, but I must admit sky-diving was quite awesome. Okay, the first two-sessions I bounced around with no control, but by the third and fourth session I sort-of got the hang of it. You should definitely try it out sometime! It’s not as scary as it looks. Promise! ^^

Anyway, in a few weeks it’s Valentine’s Day. Although I don’t “celebrate” Valentine’s Day, I thought it’d be nice to share a couple of recipes with you guys. Just in case you do celebrate Valentine’s Day or in case you just want a delicious dessert πŸ˜‰ Today, is the first in my series of Valentine’s desserts. And it’s an awesome one: strawberry LAVA chocolate cake. Now, we all know chocolate + strawberries is the perfect combination for Valentine’s day. Turning this combination into a lava cake makes this recipe beyond perfect for Valentine’s day! And you know what? It’s SUPER easy. Not even kidding. Read More …