Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake bars. Moist and fluffy. These bars get their moistness from the grated carrots. Each bar is stuffed with plump raisins and crunchy walnuts. Finally, you can’t make a good carrot cake without cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting (+raisins and walnuts)

After quite a few vegan recipes, I thought it was time for some “normal” baking again. So for my boyfriend’s birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to make carrot cake. Because I was short on time, I went for bars rather than a cake. Bars are so convenient because:

  1. Take less time to bake than most cakes
  2. Need little to no decorating skills
  3. Are easier to transport 

I’m happy to say my bf’s co-workers loved these bars. Well, most of them anyway: Some were scared these bars would taste like carrots. But I promise you, carrot cake bars taste nothing like carrots. The carrots only provide moisture and no flavor at all. All the flavor comes from the spices, raisins and chopped walnuts. Trust me, carrot cake bars are a must try! Read more

Easy Asian Beef Stew

Simple, no-fuss beef stew infused with Asian flavors. A bowl of soft tender meat mixed with carrots and silky pieces of bean curd.

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Asian beef stew is a dish that has countless of variations. My grandma (and thus my dad) makes one of the best beef stews in my opinion. Today, I wanted to share my version of Asian beef stew. As usual, it’s super simple yet delicious. The best part about this dish is that it can be made ahead ánd that it’s a one-pot wonder (who hates doing lots of dishes too? -___-). And did I mention this recipe is freezer-proof too? Yes, I know. Awesome, right? Me and my boyfriend eat this dish on a regular basis (mostly with white rice and Chinese egg custard) because it’s so easy to make. And it’s not just easy, but my boyfriend really loves this dish too. Whenever I stop making it for awhile, he actually requests it. 

Anyway, as I’m having so much fun filming and editing (food) videos, I thought it would be fun to do another video recipe. Just like the 10 min pizza slice sandwich. I hope you enjoy and please subscribe for more 🙂

Which dish of your country is simple yet delicious?

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Vegetarian Dumplings

Pan-fried dumplings with delicious vegetarian stuffing! Great as a snack, part of a dim sum or to complement a simple instant noodles. Perfect for freezing too. 

I’m a dim-sum (aka yam cha) monster. Seriously. Could eat it all day, every day, for the rest of my life. Not kidding. I’m sure I’m not the only one, right? I mean, who can resist a table full with soft steamed pao, silky smooth cheong fun and beautiful translucent overly stuffed dumplings? No one in my family can anyway. Nomnom.. That’s how food heaven tastes like, guys. Oh and don’t forget the tea of course. No, can’t forget the tea 😉 Read more

Tag: Nom nom nom

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.

What do you love to eat that everybody dislikes and vice versa? Read more

Vietnamese chicken rolls

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: Read more