Granola and (blood) orange yoghurt pie

Healthy granola and blood orange pie | Stay Alive and Cooking As you could read in my recipe for lemon yoghurt pie, I’m completely into healthy pies ever since I tasted one. That’s why I bring you another recipe today: a gluten and sugar free granola and blood orange yoghurt pie! How good does that sound?! The granola adds a nice and crunchy layer, and the blood orange adds that zing you really crave after you had one slice. I’m sure this recipe will win you over, too!

Of course, you can make this recipe with regular oranges too.

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Sweet pickled (blood) oranges

Sweet pickled blood oranges | Stay Alive and Cooking

I made a jar full of these delicious sweet pickled blood oranges today because, well, I don’t know why. But I’m glad I did it! My favourite way to eat them is by far on top of a bowl of yoghurt… So good! But you can also eat them with bread and butter, cake, oatmeal, pie, custard, or in any sweet or even savoury dish. And it looks pretty on your kitchen counter, too 😉

Sweet pickled blood oranges | Stay Alive and Cooking

To be honest I thought pickled fruits and jams and stuffs were for old people. I mean, when someone says “lets make some jams!” you don’t get really excited, do you? It’s great for when you have croissants or something but it’s not exactly what we would call sexy. This blood orange version , however, is something completely different. The vibrant colours, sweet flavours and endless possibilities and recipes to use them: I’m a fan! 

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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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Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie

Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie, click for recipe! | Stay Alive and Cooking

I always thought that eating those “healthier pies” was only for people who were really good at dieting and living healthy and stuff. I mean, if I’m at a restaurant I’m going to order a dessert, and it better have loads of butter and sugar in it! However, I’ve gotta admit that I was wrong. Oh, so wrong! I made a guilt free pie today, and it’s delicious!

I really thought I’d rather not eat pie than have a healthier one. Yes, I seriously am that stubborn. Pie is supposed to be sweet and tasty and delicious… Not healthy and, well, not tasty you know? Oh how I wish I had tried this one sooner. The nuts and dates in the crust taste almost like cookies, and the yoghurt topping is so nice and creamy thanks to the honey and lemon…. Healthy pies, you’ve won me over!

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Lemon Lime Cupcakes with buttercream frosting


First of all: I am aware that these lemon lime cupcakes are hideous. I tried to make it better and then I just… made it worse. I’m learning to bake, I need a lot of some time! That being said, I think that lemon and lime is a great flavour for cupcakes. And for me experimenting this was quite nice, too.

I made these cupcakes for my boyfriends’ birthday. I was afraid we would end up eating everything if I made a large cake, which made me decide to do cupcakes instead. And then I made twelve cupcakes. Errm…

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All day breakfast: pancakes


I don’t know about you guys but I’m a huge fan of breakfast. And hello, what’s better than pancakes! This time we actually ate these as dinner but who cares. All day breakfast is a thing, right?

Pancakes is one of the most versatile breakfast dishes I know. You can make plain pancakes, sweet pancakes, savoury pancakes, sweet and savoury together… I’ll include our recipe down below together with some great variations.

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One batter, four cake variations

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It’s a dreadful and rainy day today, which can only mean one thing: baking day! I felt like trying something new but was not entirely sure what, so I started thinking until I had some ideas. I decided to try all four ideas at once, and create four different cakes with only one base batter.

I’m at my parents’ place in the middle of nowhere so I can’t run to the store to get supplies if we don’t have what I need. Okay, to be fair it’s only 15 minutes by bike but that’s way too far when it’s raining! So I had to work with what we had. I found apples and cinnamon, instant coffee, dark chocolate and oranges, pecans and honey. Not too bad.

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