Kitty Cafe “Kopjes” in Amsterdam

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Hey all!
Today I share a post a little different than the others. Last Friday two friends and I visited a café where you can drink a nice cup of coffee, eat a slice of cake and cuddle with cats. What? That’s right! We went to the first and only “Kitty café” in the Netherlands! If you’d like to know our experiences, continue reading.

In Amsterdam West there’s this cute little cafe hidden in one of the smaller streets. If you didn’t know it was there you’d probably walk right past it! You have to make a reservation in advance, and then you get to spend around 2 hours in the cafe for 3 euros. The coffees are a little bit expensive but overall it is well priced: it is only logical to pay a little extra for the experience you get in return.
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Dinner for one: tilapia fillet, fresh salad and hasselback sweet potato for 3

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Hey there,
I’m all alone this evening so I decided to start writing about my dinner already. For the past few weeks I’ve never been alone in my apartment: I’m living together with my boyfriend now! So I can’t really get used to being by myself again. I played “El Camino”, a great album by the Black Keys, quite loud (sorry neighbours!) but it’s still a bit quiet at the dinner table, haha!

So what did I eat. A bit of a leftover meal, to be honest: hasselback sweet potato, rocket lettuce salad and tilapia fillet. I’m so full.. Seriously, that sweet potato could’ve fed two more people! Also, the sweet potato was a bit overcooked and burned on the edges. I will write down what I did below, but please make sure it’s adjusted to your oven so you won’t make the same mistake I did! I’ll add a picture at the bottom of this post. First, the recipe…

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Perfectly balanced dinner: roasted pumpkin with minced meat, bulgur and a delicious rocket salad

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Good morning food lovers!

Today I’ve got a great recipe to share with you, which turned out to be even better than expected. It was a perfect combination of flavours and we absolutely loved it! I found a recipe online which I used for inspiration, but my friend Noor joined us last moment so we decided to add some minced meat as well. Also, I’ve got some fresh rosemary which I decided to add to the pumpkin as a nice touch. These kind of “experiments” are what makes me love cooking in the first place: who knows what great dishes result from a little inspiration! Feel free to make your own adjustments and let me know in the comments below, would love to hear from you.
The roasted pumpkin is smooth and sweet, which tastes great with the fresh vegetables and the salty minced meat. Since it was the first time cooking this (I never roasted pumpkin before!) it was a bit of a gamble but I would really recommend trying it, I’m definitely cooking this again! Bulgur is an ingredient I like to use as it can be combined with nearly any dish.

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