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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Basil and balsamic vinegar dressing

A delicious dressing made with fresh basil, garlic and balsamic vinegar to top your salads, vegetables, mozzarella or meats. | Stay Alive and Cooking

Ohhhh today I have a real treat for you! When I started living on my own, and cooking for myself, I always bought a dressing in the supermarket because I simply didn’t know how easy it was to make them myself. And now I can’t even remember the last time I bought one of those dressings! This dressing is perfect for over your salad, vegetables, mozzarella or even meat.

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Our generation


Today I thought I’d do something different, share something different… And combine personal stories with relevant issues. So many people I speak to feel unhappy, but where does that feeling come from? And more importantly – do we have reasons to feel like this?

I like to read, and I like to write. That’s why I figured I’d give this a shot… 🙂

A question that follows would be “why do we feel like underachievers” and I plan to discuss that next time.

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Wine-pairing and delicious dinner at Bali James in Breda | Media event

Restaurant Bali James in Breda invited us to try their new wine - menu pairing and in this post I'll describe my experiences. | Stay Alive and Cooking

Last Monday I was invited to enjoy a delicious dinner at Indonesian restaurant Bali James in Breda together with around 20 other bloggers/foodies/people from the industry. This event was to raise awareness for the fact that Indonesian food can perfectly well be combined with wines, and to let us get to know the wines they have on their menu.

In this post I’ll write all about the experiences at my first media event: food – wines – connections – experience!

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