Chicory and fruit salad with smoked chicken and homemade dressing

A delicious chicory salad with apple, grapes, walnuts, smoked chicken and a homemade honey mustard dressing. | Stay Alive and Cooking

I’m not a big fan of plain boiled chicory, but this chicory salad is a total winner. Seriously, so many different flavours all contribute to one gorgeous dish! And the homemade dressing might be your new favourite, too.

This recipe combines sweet grapes, fresh apple, bitter chicory, walnuts and salty smoked chicken. Top all that with a delicious homemade honey mustard dressing, and you’ve got a gorgeous chicory salad!

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Coffee syrup

Homemade coffee syrup is perfect for your desserts, cocktails or whatever you feel inspired to. Delicious and easy! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Today I show you how to make a coffee syrup. It’s really nice and sweet, and the vanilla adds a nice touch! It’s perfect to use in desserts, oatmeal bowls or cocktails, on top of pancakes, over ice cream or in a baking project. And it’s really easy to prepare, too!

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Green beans and onion with balsamic glaze

Roasted onions and green beans with balsamic glaze | Stay Alive and Cooking

I’ve found a new love for roasted vegetables and this is definitely a great recipe! And so easy, too: just clean the green beans, cut the onion and garlic, toss this in an oven dish with the balsamic vinegar and some olive oil and then into the oven for 25 minutes: done!

Green beans are a vegetable I don’t nearly eat enough. That is definitely going to change now, as I got so much inspiration from cooking this dish… Did you see my green bean and tomato quiche yet?

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How do you do? | food talk

 IMG_3153 Hi there, my favourite readers and blogger friends! Today I’m going to start with a post I’d like to bring back more often: food talk! This is a chance for me to get to know you, and to give an update of what’s going on in my life. I’ll share some of my favourite blog posts from the internet, some cool recipes or Instagram updates… Who knows!

I was at my parent’s place when I found these AMAZING vintage (real real real vintage from mothers great aunt or something) teacups etc. and I decided it was time for a little photography practising 😉 I made some tea and took everything outside in the sun! And you have to admit it looks sort of British, those teacups and saucers… That’s why I figured “How do you do?” would be the perfect title! *insert British accent*

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Pasta with broccoli and mushrooms in a creamy sauce | quick & easy


Pasta has got to be my favourite dish. I mean, pasta can be so many things, right?! It could be a lasagne, it could be macaroni with lovely red sauce and vegetables or it could be this version, for example. This dish contains many vegetables but also that delicious saltiness of fried minced meat. Trust me: you will love this!

This dish originated when the boyfriend and I made pasta with leftovers. We had some broccoli and mushrooms lying around and decided to mix this together with some cream cheese and pesto: yumm! Today I share with you an updated version, without the pesto but with some other touches instead. Only €1,40 per portion!

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Green bean and tomato quiche

The perfect quiche for a warm spring evening, with green beans and tomato. Top with some smoked meat: delicious! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Woohoo! It’s sort of Spring! I decided to celebrate by making a lighter and thinner green bean and tomato quiche. It’s easypeasy and delicious.. What’s not to love?

Sometimes I just sort of invent recipes out of the blue. Love it when that happens! This recipe “happened” because they were out of asparagus in the store. Hey if it brings inspiration, who cares? Asparagus season has not officially started in the Netherlands yet so I’ve still got time for my original recipe. Get excited!

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