About Vivian

Hey you! Welcome to Stay Alive and Cooking. My name is Vivian, I'm 21 years old and I am from the Netherlands. I love food so much I dedicated a blog to it! I also like to write about my personal life, restaurants, events and so on... Would love to hear from you!

Fail-proof homemade meatball recipe

A staple in my cooking repertoire: a homemade meatball recipe. Save this recipe and use it for any occasion! Even better with your favourite sauce.

A staple in my cooking repertoire: a homemade meatball recipe. Save this recipe and use it for any occasion! Even better with your favourite sauce.

Nothing beats a tasty, juicy and flavourful homemade meatball in my opinion. I like to make these with parties, or serve them in a soup or with pasta: super simple, and sooo good!

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Zoodle soup with chicken and carrot

A spicy and aromatic chicken ginger zoodle soup with carrot, chicken, mushrooms and ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles). Healthy and delicious!

A spicy and aromatic chicken ginger zoodle soup with carrot, chicken, mushrooms and 'zoodles' (zucchini noodles). Healthy and delicious!

You’ve got the aromatics: fresh ginger, garlic and chilli… Your house will smell amazing! These ingredients together with the chicken and vegetables create a soup with such a kick: perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather! The zucchini and somewhat sweet carrot noodles create the perfect balance.

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Giant mug of coffee oats + video

It’s time for me to share with you my favourite breakfast: coffee oats! A giant mug filled with delicious and comforting breakfast, including how-to video.

 It's time for me to share with you my favourite breakfast: coffee oats! A giant mug filled with delicious and comforting breakfast, including how-to video.

Breakfast: I love it. That’s why I figured it couldn’t be absent from my birthday week filled with yummy recipes! If you haven’t already, give these coffee oats a try: it’s possibly the best way to eat your oatmeal in the morning. (Or afternoon or evening, I don’t judge!)

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Rice noodles with ginger marinated chicken, vegetables and parsley omelette

My latest obsession: dinner bowls. Today I share a delicious recipe for rice noodles with marinated chicken, vegetables and parsley omelette rolls.

My latest obsession: dinner bowls. Today I share a delicious recipe for rice noodles with marinated chicken, vegetables and parsley omelette rolls.

A super delicious & easy dinner bowl with rice noodles and marinated chicken: simple, but decadent!

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Kitchen wishlist

My kitchen wishlist: a list filled with beautiful props, cool gadgets and have to have kitchen appliances! Take a peek into my dream kitchen.

My kitchen wishlist: a list filled with beautiful props, cool gadgets and have to have kitchen appliances! Take a peek into my dream kitchen.

There are so many items I have on my kitchen wishlist, I don’t even know where to start! I can’t wait for the day I have a beautiful, spacious kitchen for all these items. An unlimited budget might help too… 😉

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