Looking for an indulgent and easy recipe? Look no further as I’ve got you covered. This one is especially great during this busy period where you don’t really want to spend to much time in the kitchen. Within 15 minutes you are ready to pop this baby in the oven and you are set. …
There are many types of rice and even more ways of preparing them, infusing the rice with delicious flavours is one of my favorites, so of course I’d have to share one of these recipes with you. This will be a nice change from your regular plain rice.
In many countries spiced rice dishes are a staple, and in Suriname it is no different. Although this dish isn’t a traditional Surinamese dish, it still draws inspiration from its diversity in cuisines (especially the indian) and bold flavours, to create this delicious and comforting dish. …
Here in the Netherlands it’s still winter, even though for some unknown reason I’ve created the illusion that winter comes to an end after December. As much as I’d like to fool myself, January and often February the temperatures are at an all time low, so we’re not done with the comforting and warming dishes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I adept quite well, so I don’t mind the colder temperatures that much, gives me even more reasons to eat pepper soup or warming breakfasts like this.
“Another Rainbowl!?” You might ask, to which I’ll answer “of course! And there plenty more coming your way”. It might seem to become repetitive, but trust me, each bowl packs it’s own flavour, offering a new colourful experience. And to be honest you can skip the rainbowl and use the roasted veggies in whatever dish you like, or eat them as a snack, yes they work great as a snack item!
The main components for this bowl are the roasted cauliflower, romanesco and broccoli, but feel free to use only cauliflower. I bought a fun vegetable pack from my local supermarket Albert Heijn (not sponsored), which came with mini white and purple cauliflower, mini broccoli and mini romanesco. You know I couldn’t let that purple cauliflower slip through my hands!
But don’t worry all of these could easily be replaced by one big cauliflower, no need to find the oh so elusive purple cauliflower! This recipe was a bit to spicy for one of my friends, but I don’t blame her since I threw in a adjuma pepper, seeds and all, whoops. So if you’re not blessed with a stomach lined with metal use half a pepper or skip it all together. But by now you must know that almost all of my recipes are open to interpretations.
If you are choosing to go for a rainbowl and want to make some of those colour transforming “unicorn” noodles you can follow the instructions posted here. I personally love creating colourful dishes like this because eat colour has its own beneficial properties, so try to eat as colourful as possible. Eat the rainbow!
Let me know if you liked the recipe in the comments below and if you decide to recreate this dish feel free to tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see your creations!
Since we have entered October it is time to share some Halloween themed recipes! For some reason Halloween has to be one of my favourite times of the year, probable because I am a huge fan of horror movies. So to celebrate this spooky holiday I’ve decided to…
Since the weather is turning colder (at least here in the northern hemisphere), I’ve been craving some more warming and filling breakfasts, and a good example for that has to be oatmeal! Oatmeal is such a versatile dish, there are literally thousands of ways to make it, and today I’ll be sharing one of my favourite recipes. As someone who loves apple pie, I am always open for a more healthy version that I can eat as much as I want without the added fat and excess sugar. Now I would be lying if this bowl didn’t taste like a healthy version of apple pie, of course with a different texture, but flavour wise my cravings were met.
These also don’t require to much time in the kitchen, perfect for busy mornings! All you need to do is chop an apple, throw everything in a pan and stir a couple of times. You can cut out even more time by making overnight oats, which I’ll be making a recipe for asap. Actually since oatmeal is so versatile, expect more recipes with different variations!
I love pairing this with some coconut yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts, of course you can use your imagination when it comes to the toppings. Other options are grated coconut, raisins, cranberry’s, chocolate (yup chocolate is a normal thing to have for breakfast) and pecan nuts, just to name some toppings. I also added some chia seeds to the oatmeal, simply for some added nutritional value, so feel free to skip these if you don’t have any on hand. Now you know what I’ll be eating for breakfast for the next couple of days!
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One this I love about bananas is that even when they are overripe they will never be wasted, I often even wait for them to overripe so I can make delicious baked goods with them. One thing I love to make from over ripe (aka perfectly ripe) bananas is banana bread, I already posted a recipe for a raspberry/spirulina banana bread which you can find here.
This banana bread will be a little different from the other one, its a cacao and chai spiced bread with a peanut butter swirl on top and for good measure I threw some…
For a while now I’ve been trying to eat more “clean”, while not being to strict on myself. One thing I’ve noticed is that when there are clean and healthy snacks lying around the house, it’s easier to ignore those junky foods that keep eyeballing me, and it’s not like I can completely get rid of them because most of them aren’t even mine. So you can expect a lot of clean, healthy and yummy recipes (although most of my recipes aren’t junky at all).
I wanted to get my oatmeal in the form of a bar and that’s how these bars were born. Now that the weather is getting warmer so big bowls of warm oats aren’t as appealing to me as they are during the colder periods, but I still want the benefits of eating a good bowl of oats.
- They keep me full and satisfied in the mornings and of course a very clean breakfast!
- Oatmeal is very customisable, you can literally adjust it to your own liking.
- It’s inexpensive.
- You can scrub your face with them, I’m not even kidding.
These are just a few reasons why I enjoy my oats, now I want all of that stuffed into a bar! Now I do not recommend eating just one of these bars for breakfast, eat some fruits with to make it a meal.
These bars do not include any syrups, the only sweetener I used was bananas, if you want more sweetness you can add raisins or more goji berries. This makes it a perfect treat for when you are trying to avoid overt sugars and oils.
The base to this recipe are the bananas, flax seeds and oats, all the remaining ingredients are just because I like them or for nutritional value. This means that you can customise these bars to your own liking, just like a big bowl of oats.
I used turmeric to make them nice and golden and because I love its beneficial properties, you can’t even taste the turmeric. You can absolutely use other spices like cardamom, anise, clover and all spice to name a few. Instead of using walnuts you can use nuts like cashews, pecans and brasil nuts, and if you have a nut allergy just skip those and add coconut. Another ingredient you can swap are the goji berries, if you don’t have them just use raisins instead, or even mulberries. These are your bars, you get to decide what goes inside them.
If you like soft (but firm) and chewy bars you should really give these a try, they were a winner in my household. Give them a try and let me know how they turned out. If you tweak the recipe post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I’m curious to see your creations!
Spring has finally sprung and easter is around the corner, what better way to celebrate then with a moist (that word gives me shivers) and fluffy banana bread!? Spring is one of my favourite seasons, all the colours, flowers and sun light fill my life with nothing but joy. It would honestly be my favourite season if it would’t be for my hay fever, let me tell you every spring I have to stock up on tissues and resist the urge to pull my eyes out! But all the flowers, sun rays and this banana/raspberry bread make everything well. One thing i can guarantee is…
This cassava coconut cake also known as bojo is another surinamese dish that loves to make an appearance on birthdays and other festivities. Its not one of the healthiest dishes, but remember its for special occasions and sometimes you just need to indulge!
This cake is so good that its always the first thing to disappear, growing up …