Chewy Mocha Bars

Rich bars topped with a lush firm ganache. These bars are very chewy and strong in mocha flavor. These bars are very decadent. One small bar is the perfect treat to accompany your cup of tea.

Do you recognize that when you have a recipe in mind, do some testing and end up with something completely different but super delicious? That’s what happened when I made these mocha bars. I’m pretty sure you can relate if you’re a(n amateur) baker like me. When I was still in middle school (highschool), I used to work at a kind-of bakery (don’t ask) called Bakker Bart. We sold these amazing brownie bars with nuts and a delicious ganache on top. I’m not sure if they still sell it (I doubt it) but I was craving those brownies so bad last week so I decided to make my own. Unfortunately, I didn’t plan ahead very well and ended up missing a couple of ingredients. Being the lazy person I am, I decided to work with what I had and see what would happen. Results? Delicious chewy mocha bars with a ganache topping. These bars are more like a chewy cookie than brownies, but who cares what they’re called when they taste delicious? Exactly. No one. Read more

3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

3-ingredient coconut macaroons! (Madame Cocos Copycat) Use sweetened condensed coconut milk for a lactose-free version. These macaroons are gluten free too.

In The Netherlands, we have a concept called “Madame Cocos“. They sell fresh made coconut macaroons but also sell tubs of macaroon “dough”. A few weeks back my “bro-in-law” bought a bag of these macaroons. The shop is super cute and they sell all kinds of macaroons: regular, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and rum and raisins. So good. I’m not sure how much my sis’ bf paid for the fresh macaroons, but when I saw the tubs of “dough” for € 5,50 each on their website I was a bit shocked! (One tub makes 8 large macaroons) And so I decide to make my own recipe (as usual). Coconut macaroons are really super easy to make. Really. Anyone can do this; it’s a matter of stirring. In addition to needing no skills, this recipe takes only three ingredients! Three! So if you’re a true coconut lover, you can’t skip this easy treat. This recipe makes 10 macaroons and the ingredients will cost you about € 3,50. Read more

Vegan Frappuccino (with a foodprocessor)

Ice cold coffee drink made with a foodprocessor instead of a high quality blender. Make this at home and adjust the coffee flavor and sweetener to your taste! Use maple syrup and almond milk for a vegan version. Finish with (vegan) whipped cream. Whipped cream is optional (not really).

 

Vegan frappuccino. (Try typing that word (frappuccino) fast 10 times by the way. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve typed farppuccino while writing this recipe lol.) I’ve tried making this drink at home so many times using my Philips blender. My blender was quite cheap so I wasn’t really surprised when I found it had a very hard time blending ice cubes to a frappuccino. (Should totally buy a professional one, but yeah.. money) Last week I had an epiphany though: What if I used a food processor instead of my blender? Will it work? Answer? It works! Read more

Matcha Lava Cake (Single Serving)

Smooth matcha lava cake. The lava is thick, sweet and gooey. This recipe is very easy to make and serves exactly one person.

We’ve gone too long without a matcha recipe guys! My last one was about 2 months ago. That’s crazy. So I’m back with your matcha fix. As usual, this matcha recipe serves a small crowd. Well, not even a crowd to be honest. Just one person. I’m combining my love for matcha and my love for single servings with this recipe: Single Serving Matcha Lava Cake. That’s right, LAVA! I love the classic chocolate lava cake, but matcha makes everything better if you ask me. And just like the small matcha cake, my matcha-disliking-boyfriend devoured this cake. He even asked for another cake. Compliments don’t get better. Read more

Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Basic ramen stirfry with juicy chicken thighs, thin strips of omelette and plenty of veggies. I used green beans but you can use any vegetable you like. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

I’m a noodles addict. I love eating noodles for lunch and I love eating it for dinner. If I could, I’d eat it for breakfast. However, I also love sleep. Sleep trumps noodles for breakfast. Sorry. (Anyone with me?) I love noodle soups, but unless the noodle soup is called “Pho”, dry/stir fried noodles are my absolute favorite. Even with instant noodles, I prefer the “dry” kind. For those of you who are just like me, I’m sharing my basic chicken ramen stir fry recipe today. It’s a basic, very easy ánd so versatile recipe. Depending on your taste, you can add more flavor to the sauce, add more/different veggies and/or use a completly different noodle. I just happen to love “fresh” ramen. Make sure the noodle you want to use is suitable for stir frying. Some noodles are only suitable for soups and will turn to mush if you try to use it for stir frying. In addition to the noodles and vegetables, you can also swap the chicken for beef, pork or a vegetarian alternative. Even meatless is an option. You could make a different noodle dish for every day of the week with this basic recipe! I try to keep it to once per week though: My bf and I love noodles so much we eat about two servings each whenever I make this dish. #fatcouple Read more