RECIPE: LOADED VEGAN JACKET SWEET POTATOES to please even meat-lovers!

I don’t see myself as a militant vegan. Sure, I think the world would be a better place if everybody started eating (more) plant-based foods and reduced or diminished their animal products intake, but I understand that that transition isn’t easy. One of the things I like to do therefore, is show meat-eaters how tasty…

RECIPE: VEGAN MANGO CHEESCAKE – light and airy, with passionfruit

I love baking cakes, and even though I like a rich chocolatey cake or cakes with lots of spices, I think summer asks for lighter and fruitier options. I especially love the flavour of tropical fruits like mango and passion fruits. I think they go well into a fruity and light dessert with a mousse…

REVIEW: Urban Decay Vice lipstick – blackmail

I love a good liquid lipstick. Previously, I have reviewed several lipsticks by high end and drug store brands. Some of my favourites include the YSL liquid lipstick (which I unfortunately cannot find anymore, which I am pretty sad about) and the Dior liquid lipstick. However, these lipsticks, in contrast to the drug store, two-step…

VEGAN LEMON POPPY SEED CUPCAKES WITH LEMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I love the fresh smell of zested lemons. The freshness just really lifts my spirit. One of my favourite flavour combinations with lemons is poppyseeds. Not only do the flavours go well together, I think that incorporating poppy seeds in recipes adds that extra bit of crunch. In this cup cake recipe, I used quite…

VEGAN OIL-FREE APPLE PIE GRANOLA

I love granola’s, but I am quite picky. I don’t really like raisins, dates or cranberries, and I prefer my granola not too sweet. I do however like some crispiness and some nuts. I did like the Eat Natural granolas, but they tend to be made with honey (why?) and they tend to be really…

DIY: Knit Spanish slippers

Call me boring, but I like giving (and receiving) socks. I showed you before how to knit baby socks or booties, which I still think make a perfect (baby shower) gift. However, my brother-in-law recently celebrated his birthday and I didn’t know what to gift him, but I noticed he always wore slippers or warm…

NAIL ART: sky blue geometric nail art

We are still in lock down and I still have too much time and too little to do. That is why this week, I am presenting another nail art design. I saw this beautiful Herôme nail polish in my nail polish drawer and I just had to use it. To be honest, the way it…

VEGAN ICE CREAM REVIEW: Oppo very almond berry

I love trying out new vegan products, especially ice cream. I have previously tried several kinds of (low calorie) ice cream, some with more success than others. I enjoyed the Alpro 360 flavours that I tried (see HERE), while the different Halo top flavours were less of a hit (especially the salted caramel flavour, see…

SPRING NAIL ART: daffodil nails

Being in quarantine means you can make time to do the things (inside) that you normally don’t make time for. For me, one of those things is painting my nails. Plus, not being able to go into work/university means I am actually allowed to wear nail polish as well 😉 For this weeks nail art…

VEGAN PRODUCT REVIEW: Halo Top peanut butter cup vs. Alpro 360

I know that this is a stressful time for everybody, with all the uncertainties that the new coronavirus, COVID-19 brings. Everything in our every day life is affected, including shopping for groceries. I understand that getting the basics is difficult enough, let alone be able to spend that extra bit of money on luxury products…

RECIPE: Quick vegan pumpkin and swede soup

I hope you enjoyed my roasted tomato soup (which can be found here), which I made for a meal-prep two weeks ago. This week I am back cooking soup to meal-prep lunches for the week with another warming soup. Since it is still quite cold, I thought I would use some nice pumpkin (bottle gourd,…

REVIEW: vive vegan protein bars

I know it is not “Veganuary” anymore, but I am (mostly) vegan anyway, so when I came across this add for a new vegan protein bar, I had to try it. Vive is a brand that offers protein powders, protein bites and protein bars. Recently, they had an offer to try their three flavours of…

RECIPE: vegan slow-roasted tomato soup

I love meal prepping. Having grown up in the Netherlands and eating bread for lunch for the majority of my life, I am kind of bread-tired. That is why I love making big batches of food for the week, taking lunches into work/school every day. Since it is winter, I thought I would make a…

DIY: Pancake plant/Pilea Terrarium

This is just a super quick DIY, in which we will be making a mini terrarium for a pancake plant or Pilea Dutch; pannekoekenplant). Pancake plants are all over Pinterest, where you can find loads of tips on how to propagate. In this DIY we will be focusing on something else; making a cute terrarium,…

MY HAND-KNIT SCARF COLLECTION: ombre Chevron scarf

Hello everybody, this is part 4 out of 6 of my “hand knit scarf collection”. This time I want to share a scarf that not only has a nice pattern, but that is knitted with a special kind of yarn; a yarn with an ombre effect. The reason why I chose this yarn for this…

HIGH PROTEIN PASTA REPLACEMENT/WEIRD TOFU INSIPRATION

As you might have seen in someprevious blogposts, I recently spend some time in China, and even though groceryshopping required a lot of text-scanning and translating, I did want to step outof my comfort zone to try some new products. One of the things I definitely discoveredwas “tofu skin”. When I first saw this I…

RECIPE: pesto flavoured celeriac fries

Since being back in Holland after five weeks in Beijing, I have been craving some European foods, like root vegetables, cabbage and potatoes. So I went into the supermarket last week without a clear idea what to make and I picked up a celeriac root. Not really knowing what to make with it, I steamed…

VEGANISED RECIPE: Liège waffles made with yeasted dough (Luikse wafels)

My parents have recently bought a new panini-maker/tosti-maker/waffle iron, and this is the first time in my life that I have actually owned an appliance to make waffles. Needless to say, I immediately went along and made different types of waffles. I found out that there are two types of Belgian waffles: Waffles from Brussels:…

ANOTHER RETURN

Oh the irony, a little over a month ago I posted that I was going on an adventure and would be back to posting regularly – but since I haven’t posted in a month, it is safe to say things didn’t work out that way. I was a lot busier in China and due to…

MY HAND-KNIT SCARF COLLECTION: Make your own Slytherin scarf!

Hello everybody, this is part 1 out of 6 of my “Hand-knit scarf collection”. To start off with, I thought I would share with you my easiest (and definitely the nerdiest) scarf, inspired by the Harry Potter house Slytherin. This scarf can of course by modified to suit your favourite house. This scarf is the…

I’m back, and I am going on an adventure!

I know I haven’t posted a blogpost in a while, and even though I think nobody really missed me on here, I wanted to announce that I will be posting regularly again – hopefully. The past month or so I have been enjoying a nice holiday away with family, but now I am back again….

Vegan Food in Glasgow pt. 2 – exploring the city

A new day in Glasgow! I am here visiting my sister and I want to see more of the city, so we decided we would go out for breakfast, after which we would take a hike around the city to see some highlights. To start our day off, we went to Turadh in Glasgow, which…

RECIPE: Super grain buddha bowl with rainbow carrots

I am clearing out my pantry and somewhere to the back I found some dry spelt and dry buckwheat. Seeing that it was not a huge amount, I thought I would throw them together into a buddha bowl! This bowl is packed with fibre and veggies, and the sesame and soy sauce add a nice…

Festive NAIL ART IDEA: pink sprinkles

Do you have anything to celebrate? Or are you looking for a festive touch? This sprinkles-inspired nail art reminds me of sprinkles on a cake or confetti. The colour scheme could even be modified to fit a themed party! I personally chose colours that reminded me of a pink birthday cake; I do however think…

RECIPE: quick fennel red curry bowl

I personally think everything looks cuter in a bowl; Buddha bowls, sushi bowls, poke bowls, you name it. That is why, when I made this curry, I thought I would serve it in a bowl-style. I think the different components, rice, curry and vegetables, look so fresh and tasty together! For this vegetable curry I…

REVIEW: Fleur de Force eyebrow pallet #browdeforce

I never used to go to TK-Maxx, seeing that I didn’t have one anywhere near where I lived growing up. This week however I was grocery shopping near Bijlmer Arena in Amsterdam and I came across. Seeing that I like a bargain, I couldn’t resist going in. I wasn’t actually planning on buying anything, but…

Nail art idea: daisies, perfect for spring!

It is spring again! I was only on a winter sport holiday two weeks ago, where it was minus 12 degrees Celsius, but now back in Holland it is around plus 12 degrees; Spring is here. Spring is a perfect time to start painting your nails with brighter or softer colours. To start my nail…

VEGAN DESSERT (TRY OUT): crème brûlèe

This is part of my 3-course dinner series, where I show you the vegan 3-course dinner I cooked my parents. My parents are not vegan, but trough my cooking I like to show them that you can eat delicious vegan things! For this recipe I tried out a recipe by the Albert Heijn (a Dutch…

VEGAN STARTER: crispy baked vegetable spring rolls

This is part of my 3-course dinner series, where I show you the vegan 3-course dinner I cooked my parents. My parents are not vegan, but trough my cooking I like to show them that you can eat delicious vegan things! Working with filo pastry can be a bit tricky, especially when the pastry is…

RECIPE: vegan banoffee pie, not raw, just delicious!

I wanted to make a banoffee pie for my parents this weekend but taking a look on Pinterest I only found vegan recipes for raw pies. Not that there is anything wrong with raw, but sometimes you don’t want a date caramel and date-nut crust. Sometimes you want crunchy biscuits with dulce de leche, banana…

RECIPE: pasta with creamy avocado sauce and roasted veg

Most of the times I have my pasta with tomato sauce, like arrabiata, but sometimes it is nice to switch things up a bit. Seeing that I had a leftover avocado from making spring rolls (you can find that recipe HERE), I wanted to try and make a creamy avocado sauce. This sauce is very…

RECIPE: sweet potato, avocado and wasabi spring rolls

I love any food that turns a complex array of flavours into a handheld treat. That is why I love making spring rolls; they pack different flavours in a bitesize healthy package. They are super versatile, being fully customizable to your desires. For this recipe I chose to combine the sweetness of sweet potato with…