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…

NAIL ART FOR FALL – pretty pumpkins

Call me basic, but I love pumpkin everything. I love pumpkin in dinner, in drinks (Starbucks now makes their pumpkin spice lattes vegan if you ask 🙂 ), in everything! I also just love the way that pumpkins look. That is why today, I thought I would make a pumpkin inspired nail art. This is…

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 MAIN COURSE: quinoa with roasted vegetables and crispy chickpeas

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! See my starter, crispy baked veggie spring rolls here: VEGAN STARTER: crispy baked vegetable spring…

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…

SUPER CUTE: a handmade polar bear baby set – newborn

I am nowhere near getting pregnant or having children myself, but I love making tiny baby clothes. I think it is also perfect for beginners to start of with baby clothing, since you don’t have to commit yourself to a very long project. I also think that hand knit baby clothes make the perfect gift…

THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER GIFT: hand knit baby booties

I recently had a knitting workshop at a local knitting supplies shop, when I saw these baby booties standing around. I immediately fell in love with them, and of course wanted the pattern. They gave me the pattern without any payment and without a source, so I will link the site from the shop HERE….

MEAL PREP: mango curry with marinated tempeh and rice

I love having a warm lunch during the week when I am at university. I don’t like studying all day and having just bread to look forward to. That is why I tend to meal prep my lunches on Sundays or Mondays for the week. Normally I make a big batch of something and just…

NAIL ART IDEA: New Year’s Eve fireworks and year nails

Since I painted my nails with snowflakes for Christmas, which you can find here: Snowflake nails, I have fallen back in love with nail art again. Therefor I wanted to paint my nails for New Year’s Eve with 2017 and 2018 on them. Because I think fireworks are an essential part of the night, I…

Crochet lace to upgrade your knitting projects

This summer I bought a new knitting magazine by Phildar, and I have really been enjoying making their projects, but I also think it is nice to add a personal touch to your hand made pieces. That is why I wanted to make this two-part miniseries showing you how I upgrade my knitting projects. These…

AUTUMN DINNER PARTY: a convenient way to present loose-leaf tea

This Saturday my parents are hosting a dinner party for around 35 people and after the several courses, there is of course coffee and tea. We wanted to serve loose leaf tea (since the flavours are then a bit more special than the tea you buy in the store) but having 35 people scoop their…