Spinach-beef meatballs with spaghetti in creamy tomato sauce

Spinach-beef meatballs in creamy tomato sauce | Stay Alive and Cooking

Pasta is always a good source of inspiration. Today I decided to reinvent the classic “spaghetti and meatballs” and make it my way! The meatballs are made of spinach and minced meat and surprisingly tasty: If you close your eyes you almost can’t tell it’s not 100% beef! Weird, right? The spinach adds a nice flavour, too.

Are you ready to see this recipe? You won’t regret it, I’m really proud of how it tasted and the boyfriend loved it! 

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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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Roasted chicken thighs


For all of you students out there: this is such an easy yet delicious way to eat chicken. Really! Our whole apartment was filled with this amazing smell and the chicken itself was sooo tender and the flavours of the butter and herbs were soaked up by the meat and it was just… Perfect.

I don’t want to say I’ve reached my peak moment yet but this for sure is the best recipe on my blog so far!

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Toasted wraps with shawarma and avocado | budget-proof challenge


This weekend we spent our time in our lovely apartment in Breda. As the boyfriend is always home quite late during the weekdays I’m usually the one who cooks, so this Sunday we decided to switch roles. He decided to prepare toasted wraps with shawarma, avocado and lettuce with some garlic sauce, and it was really good! And that for only €2,90 a person…

Usually we just pop the wraps in the microwave for 30 seconds but we were told that you have to pan fry them so they get nice and crisp. Definitely a good tip! Also, we usually eat wraps with chicken but swapping this for shawarma was a good idea. The avocado adds this creaminess that nearly replaces the sauce you’d normally add, and it’s sooo tasty!

By the way: I’ve been quite addicted to Instagram lately! Love looking at the pictures everyone posts and of course I enjoy seeing your comments to the pictures I post myself. Feel free to follow me: stayaliveandcooking.

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