Curry with chickpeas and lamb

Cook this delicious curry with chickpeas and lamb from scratch! The potatoes give the curry some body. | Stay Alive and Cooking

Confession time: I never really liked curry’s. Here in the NL we can buy those jars with “curry” sauce, we add some chicken and voila… No thank you! However, when I made curry myself (for the first time) I have to admit I quite liked it. I made the sauce from scratch, using herbs and spices. Yes please!

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Oatmeal breakfast pie with yoghurt and pear

Start your day right with this delicious oatmeal pie topped with yoghurt and pear! It's crunchy, creamy, simple and tasty. | Stay Alive and Cooking

It’s time for another great breakfast recipe! This time I experimented with a breakfast pie: a delicious oat crust topped with some yoghurt and fresh pear or any fruit of choice. It’s really really good: I love the combination of the crunchy crust with the smooth yoghurt and sweet fruit! The perfect variation to my regular oatmeal 😉

If you like breakfast pies, don’t forget to check out this apple/oatmeal crumble!

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Inspiration from food festivals: “Smaak Karavaan” in Tilburg

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Foodies like us, we love going to food (truck) festivals. The wide variety of food available, the often funny and creative names, slogans and appearance of the trucks selling the food and the overall ambiance at these festivals: count me in! Unfortunately, at a certain point my stomach is full and my wallet is empty… I wish I could try everything, but I simply can’t.

So, from now on I’m going to dedicate blogposts to the food festivals I visit. I’ll share all the inspiring things and recipe ideas with you guys, and you can decide what you do with them!

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

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Super simple flatbread (4 ingredients!)

Flatbread is a recipe that every cook should learn. Serve flatbread with soup, stews, curry, vegetables or any topping you like! | Stay Alive and Cooking

This flatbread recipe is something everyone should learn, because it’s so simple, easy and quick and you can use flatbreads for whatever dish you like. Use it to accompany soups, salads, stews, curries, dips, herb butters and sooo much more! And they only need 10 minutes work and 20 minutes resting time.

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Maple syrup pecan cookies

Crunchy and delicious maple syrup & pecan cookies. Make a whole batch for you and your friends! You'll love them ;) | Stay Alive and Cooking

When I was younger I made the same cookies almost every month. They were simple sugar cookies and I loved them so much I’d never even thought of changing the recipe. Now, years later, I rarely cook or bake the same thing twice. This is why I decided to recreate those sugar cookies, but add a twist of my own: maple syrup pecan cookies were born!

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Shredded Thai salad with chilli/lime dressing

A delicious, crunchy, zingy, vegan (!) and gluten free shredded Thai salad with chilli lime dressing. So good! | Stay Alive and Cooking I’M BACK! There was a bit of radio-silence from my end but now I’m here again with a delicious, crunchy, zingy, vegan (!) and gluten free shredded Thai salad with chilli lime dressing. So good! Perfect for those days where you just can’t be bothered to cook, or when you feel like stuffing yourself with veggies and vitamins. Let’s go!

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Burger with avocado and garlic mayo | the boyfriend cooks

The boyfriend is allowed in my kitchen and cooks a perfect burger! It's a great combo of flavours & textures, I'll give him that ;) | Stay Alive and Cooking

Yes, that’s right: for once she gave me access to the kitchen AND her blog. It’s me, the boyfriend, and I am here to share with you my recipe for this delicious burger. Just for the record, I can cook more than burgers alone… But burgers happen to be my speciality 😉

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Zucchini with taco filling (vegan, gf)

These healthy zucchini "boats" are filled with beans, corn, red onion and herbs to resemble a gluten free and vegan taco dish. | Stay Alive and Cooking

These healthy zucchini “boats” are filled with beans, corn, red onion and herbs to resemble a gluten free and vegan taco dish. Both delicious and very filling!

Every once I cook a dish with only vegetables and beans. This can be a challenge, as it’s not always as filling as my regular meals: we’re so used to eating either meat or potatoes/rice/pasta! However, this dish meets the requirements of a regular meal. We were soooo full!

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First impressions of Lisbon

IMG_2328If there’s one thing I like more than enjoying the sun, eating loads of food, having multiple glasses of wine (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!) and in general having a good time, it’s doing all those things in a new city.  This blog will tell you a bit about the city of Lisbon and my first impressions! 

I’ve decided to do a “Lisbon” series on my blog, because I thoroughly enjoy reporting on our adventures. The first blog I had was to keep the people at home up to date with my adventures abroad! 

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