Apple oatmeal breakfast crumble + video

This delicious apple oatmeal breakfast crumble with cinnamon is the perfect way to start your day. It’s super simple too!

This delicious apple oatmeal breakfast crumble with cinnamon is the perfect way to start your day. It's super simple too! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Okay, admit it: the best part of celebrating your birthday is having pie for breakfast. Well do I have some good news for you: there’s a way to have guilt-free pie like breakfasts as often as you please!
That’s right, I’m going to share with you today one of my favourite ways to start the day if I have a little more time on my hands. It’s also great as a dessert: even better if you add some vanilla or cinnamon ice cream! Continue reading….
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Homemade granola

  Home made granola | Stay Alive and Cooking Good day!
As I mentioned before: breakfast recipes are my favourite recipes to share. And I have so many! Granola for example, which I started making a few months ago. Not only does it taste very nice in a bowl of yoghurt in the morning, it makes your whole house smell nice, too!

It does not take up that much work, you just need to find the right balance. I just keep tasting in between, but if you are more a “recipe kinda person” I bet you’ll be able to measure your way through it in no time. Trust me, once you taste this granola you’ll crave it for breakfast every day…
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Chicken Tagine

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Hi there!
While learning how to cook, I like to experiment with different cuisines every now and then. It started with Italian food: I love a good pasta or lasagne! This Christmas I received a tagine as gift and I could not have been happier! I have been experimenting a bit, and decided to share my last creation with you.

Cooking with a tagine is actually really easy. You need some meat, vegetables combined with many herbs, and some liquid like bouillon. The shape of the tagine ensures all the flavours are combined and kept within the bowl. As a result, you have stew-like substance that is extremely tasty, and contains very juicy meat!
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Too good to be true: easy oatmeal cookies

Goooodmorning all!
It’s time for a baking recipe, and I’ve got a good one to share with you today. These oatmeal cookies are a little sticky but have a nice bite to them, and a great taste too: honey and a variation of nuts. Oatmeal is quite healthy, tasty and it leaves you satisfied for a long time. That’s why I like to use it so much! (See: apple crumble oatmeal pie for breakfast and homemade granola for example) Last week I tried a recipe of +Chickslovefood for easy oatmeal cookies. Because I used honey as sweetener and coconut oil to stick them together it’s not that unhealthy, either. What’s not to love…

I’ll be sharing more baking recipes with you, too: Gijs (the boyfriend) just started with his placement and I thought I’d give him some healthy snacks for in the train, like this cookie. Also, its my birthday next week!
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Life Update: January

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Good day to you!

I’d like to share some stories of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks. The first month of the year has past: how are we doing in terms of new years resolutions?! Also: my boyfriend moved in with me in my apartment in December and we had the entire month of January to spend together. Last weekend we “upgraded” our house a bit, just before he had to start his placement. I had to get used to being alone from 7 am to 7 pm, which has been weird! But I found some activities to entertain myself 😉

I’ve been to school this week to talk about my options of returning there after being gone for nearly a year. I’ve discussed this in the previous “Life Updates”, so I won’t talk about that too much now. I’ve been blogging a lot, already 18 published posts and I’m not even working on it for a month! I’ll include some pictures to illustrate my life a bit, and we’ll see where it goes.

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Perfect cold winter day Mushroom Soup

Hey guys!
Last weekend has been so busy: we had the activities in Amsterdam (read about them here and here) and on Saturday it was time to work on our apartment. I’ve been living here for almost a year now, but some things still could use some attention and now that the boyfriend is living here too it’s time to do something about it. My parents came over (and brought the puppy, yay!) and the first part of our day was spent in Ikea. Because of the rain it was extreeeemely busy, but we managed to get everything we needed. We finally have a couch that is big enough for both of us to lay down on, and I absolutely love it! Also, the pictures/paintings are finally on the wall, and I have new shelves in my kitchen. I’m very happy!
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Sunday morning breakfast: Pumpkin Pancakes

Good morning all,
I know it’s not Sunday yet, but this way you can make sure to get the groceries in time to make this perfect breakfast. Or maybe you already have some leftover pumpkin from cooking this recipe? Either way, let me tell you that this is the perfect variation on plain pancakes. I don’t even know what I was thinking the first time I made them: what if it would have turned out horribly? However, I’ve already cooked them twice now and I believe this is a winning dish!

Because you swap out sugar for the pumpkin it is less unhealthy, too. It’s also a great way to get more veggies into your meals everyday: they taste so delicious you won’t even notice it’s there! Keep reading if you’d like to cook this gorgeous recipe.
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Life Update: Anxiety

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Hey all!
I started this blog to be able to share my love for food, as well as to clear my mind a bit. I’ve always felt that writing things down helps to give certain feelings a place, as well as help understand situations better. The following Life Updates will contain my life for the past couple of weeks: my first experiences with living together, improving our house even more (pictures!), I’ve been to a Toko for the first time ever (they had wasabi ice cream, really!), I learned a lot about myself and I unfortunately still have to deal with this anxiety. I’m quite busy tackling this fear: I even went to school today after almost a year! Hopefully I’ll soon feel confident enough to start going there daily again.

There’s so much going on in my head right now I don’t even know how I’m going to write this all down! But surely I can’t be the only one who feels overwhelmed sometimes, so maybe someone can identify with this. Okay, where do I start…

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Tame Impala concert and dinner at First in Heineken Music Hall

Good day all!
Today I share with you another experience. I’ll be back to posting recipes soon, I promise! But I really enjoy writing so I’m just going to bother you with these stories first 😉 It was a great day, so hopefully you’ll enjoy reading about it, too. I’ve got my fluffy socks on, a cup of tea close, it’s bad weather outside so I’ve got nowhere to be… Good to go!
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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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