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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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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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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Delicious roasted tomato soup

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Hello dear reader,
If there is one thing you absolutely have to learn when you’re into cooking, it’s preparing a great soup from scratch. After all, those soups out of a tin just don’t cut it… Once you get the hang of it you’ll be cooking up delicious homemade soups in no time!

I like to prepare a soup every week. My favourites vegetables to cook a soup from are broccoli, paprika, cauliflower (yes, really!), and of course tomatoes. Yesterday I prepared this beautiful roasted tomato soup with loads of basil and some balsamic vinegar and I will be sharing this recipe with you today. We ate it with some bread, herb cheese and creamy goats cheese, yumm!
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Creamy hummus with fresh herbs

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I’m having a bit of a bad day today so the only thing that helps is spending a lot of time in the kitchen, naturally! I’ve already prepared some really tasty granola, some deliciously creamy hummus and I’m baking some tomatoes in the oven for a roasted tomato soup as we speak. Recipe will follow soon 😉

But first: the hummus. Since it was the first time I prepared it, I used this recipe from +Chickslovefood for inspiration (I’m sorry, it’s in Dutch!) and measurements. I added some personal touches and it ended up being so good… My advice: eat it on a cracker with some thinly sliced chicken breast and some fresh veggies such as lettuce, or cucumber. Tasty!
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Tasty home-made lasagne using your leftover vegetables

Hello hello!

Sorry, no picture of this tasty home-made lasagne I speak of: the smell of it made us too eager to dig in! I guess you’ll have to take my word for it 😉 let me tell you; this creamy, cheesy, salty yet subtly flavoured combination is to die for…

For students, cooking can sometimes be a challenge. Whether it is because you have to eat dry bread until your next student allowance is deposited into your bank account, or because you simply have no idea what to cook or how to cook it… I’m sure we’ve all been there at least once. This is why my first recipe will be a budget; and fool-proof but extremely tasty home-made lasagne!

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