Meatballs in Smokey Barbecue tomato sauce @ our house warming party

Everybody loves meatballs! And they will sure love this recipe for smokey barbecue meatballs too: perfect as party appetizer or with some spaghetti.

Everybody loves meatballs. Whether you eat them with spaghetti or as party appetizer, they’re usually a big crowd pleaser. In today’s post I share with you one of my newest discoveries (in fact, I’ve only made it once…) which will soon be one of your favourites. Get ready for Meatballs in Smokey Barbecue tomato sauce!

These meatballs in a nutshell:

  • Bite sized
  • Easy to prepare days before serving
  • Meaty
  • Smokey
  • Dude-proof

And all that in a rather easy recipe, that doesn’t require you to pay very close attention to measurements. So I’d say it’s a perfect party appetizer, easy enough for us young beginning cooks to prepare!

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Pasta with salami, bell pepper and peas

A quick & easy recipe for a delicious pasta with salami, bell pepper and peas, topped with aioli and parsley oil. | Stay Alive and Cooking

Today’s recipe is for this delicious pasta with salami, bell pepper and peas, seasoned with aioli (garlic mayo) and parsley oil. Simple, but soooo gooooood! If you feel like you’ve seen this photo before, you may be right. If you look at my photo banner, the top left picture, my first ever Instagram photo, is of this dish! Sentimental value 😉 However, I recreated it to make better photos and a recipe.

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Light coconut lime desserts

Delicious and light coconut lime desserts. The coconut and lime flavours pair perfectly with the yoghurt used! | Stay Alive and Cooking

If you know me, you know I’m a dessert person. We always have some yoghurt in the fridge, and sometimes I like to experiment with that… Resulting in all sorts of fun desserts 😉 Today I share with you these pudding-like light coconut lime desserts, perfect for summer!

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Roasted brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze

Brussel sprouts boring? Heck no, with this recipe you'll turn those green veggies into your new favourite dish! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Okay, so I know how most students/young adults absolutely hate brussels sprouts… (including me) and this is why I sort of made it my mission to turn them into something delicious. Yep, really! In fact, I think this recipe may become one of your new favourite ways to turn this rather simple vegetable into something special. And yes, it’s very very simple too. What’s not to like?

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Simple green shakshuka

A quick and simple variety to the regular shakshuka dish: this time with green vegetables only. And it's healthy, too! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Us students can sometimes struggle with eating enough vegetables. That’s why this dish is, well, perfect, because this green shakshuka will get you so many vitamins that you can study extra hard! (Or do whatever else it is you do with that extra energy)

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Polenta fries

There are so many more side dishes than rice, potato or pasta! Try these simple, crunchy and delicious polenta fries for example. | Stay Alive and Cooking If I could tell my younger (student) self something, I would say that there are more possibilities for side dishes than just potatoes, macaroni and rice. Really, I think I ate one out of those three neeaaarly every day…. And now that I’m older, and still a student, I’m very happy I found so many more variations. Today, I’ll show you my first attempt at cooking polenta fries!

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Strawberry mozzarella salad with smoked chicken

 A delicious strawberry salad with mozzarella and smoked chicken, topped with a homemade basil/balsamic dressing. | Stay Alive and Cooking … and a delicious homemade dressing! I’ve gotta tell you, this really is one of my favourite salads EVER. And I’m going to share the recipe with you today! Continue reading if you like…:

  • Strawberries
  • Smoked chicken
  • Mozzarella
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dressing

All in one delicious salad!

A delicious strawberry salad with mozzarella and smoked chicken, topped with a homemade basil/balsamic dressing. | Stay Alive and Cooking

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A bite of the apple – kindness


I’ll post more recipes very soon, promised! But today I want to share something different. It’s a story from when I was young, and it just popped into my head when I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s a special story to me, and I think it shows the kindness some people posess. In fact, it’s one of the only memories I remember clearly from that age.

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