4 Reminders When You Feel Down | MINDFUL MONDAY

My blog is a place I share my thoughts and adventures. Every now and then I share a Mindful Monday with you guys. I try to keep my posts as positive or inspirational as possible. However, my thoughts are not always positive and inspirational. Honestly, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.  And I know there are more people like me out there. So for those of you who are like me, here are four things to tell (and repeat to) yourself when you’re feeling down/depressed. 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

Soft Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, soft-baked triple chocolate chip cookies. These cookies use melted butter (use butter straight from the fridge!) and is loaded with chocolate chips. Use real vanilla paste for the best results.

Last week, I had a sudden craving for soft baked chocolate chip cookies. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that sudden: I got a free chocolate chip cookie at Foodcity in Groningen and wanted more. The cookie was super big and soft. So delicious. I wanted to have that same softness but also wanted smaller sized cookies. So I did some experimenting in the kitchen. The first cookies were rather flat (but soft!) so I had to change the ingredients. More flour, less butter. A few batches later, I had the perfect soft-baked chocolate chip cookies. My co-workers loved these cookies and so did my bf’s co-workers. You should really make this for the weekend! Read more