Chocolat Peanut Butter Oats

Time for a new breakfast recipe! This one is by far the most popular on my social media right now. Everytime I have this I get so many questions of what the recipe is so here it is!




The recipe for 1 person:

Duration: 5 minutes

The ingredients:
  • 55 g oats
  • 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 ts cinnamon
  • 1 ts cacao powder
  • 1 heapes ts peanut butter
  • 1 tbs hazelnuts
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • Optional: couple of blueberries

What you do:
  1. Put the oatmeal with almond milk, cinnamon and cocoa powder in a saucepan, put on low heat and cook for 5 minutes. 
  2. Cut the banana into slices and put it in there as soon as possible. Cut the apple into cubes and also put in the pan. Stir well and 1 to 2 minutes later, your oatmeal is finished. I never really let it soak into the pan, takes too much time, and I love it like this. 
  3. Stir in the flaxseed, put in a bowl and top with some withheld banana slices and apple pieces. Sprinkle over a tablespoon hazelnuts (I always make them a little smaller in my mortar) and optionally add the blueberries.

Enjoy!


Salmon Spaghetti

After a nice lunch yesterday in Amsterdam and a busy day of work, it was time for a quick but very tasty pasta! Very luxurious, but this was the only night I have to cook this week!

Interested in the Dutch version of the recipe? Click here.



The recipe for 1 person:

Vegetarian Enchilada's



Tonight I made a variant on an oldy but a goody. I love me some wraps with cheese from the oven and today I decided to make a vegetarian version with beans and it turned out so good!

The recipe for 2 persons:

Hello Fresh: Pumpkin Curry with Spinach and Cashews

If you follow me on social media than you know it already, I am trying out a Hello Fresh 5-day Original box this week! So far I really like the first three dishes of the box! The recipes are owned by Hello Fresh but I could post one recipe and I choose this super tasty curry! All recipes are also available on http://www.hellofresh.nl/ (only in Dutch).



The recipe for 2 persons:

Smoked Chicken Salad

Tonight I'm having dinner at my parents: fish with rice and rosti-circles. Yeah what a combo I know, but Grandma comes to eat and she finds this very tasty. So I decided to make a big salad for lunch so I get my daily portion of 300 grams of vegetables. Of course, it's stated that you need to eat 200 grams of vegetables each day, but I believe that if you really want a healthy life this number should be higher, and I always try to eat at least 300 grams of vegetables a day.

How do I do this? Well first of all by often eating a big salad for lunch. But also by afternoon snacking on tomatoes, carrots and paprika. I also use a lot of extra veggies in my dinners. Even if I make a recipe from a cookbook I put more vegetables in it. Delicious!

But now on to today's delicious lunch salad.



Duration: 10 minutes

The ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 75 g lettuce
  • 150 g beans
  • 100 gr tomatoes
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • about 100 g smoked chicken
  • 1 ts capers
For the dressing:
  • 1 heaped tbs organic mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • pepper

What you do:
  1. Cut the ends of the beans, cut them in half and cook 6-8 minutes in lightly salted water. 
  2. In the meantime, tear the lettuce and place it on a large plate. Cut the tomatoes into quarters (I have used a mix of cherry tomatoes and tasty tomatoes), the cucumber into pieces and grate the carrot. Put all of this on top of the lettuce. 
  3. Cut the smoked chicken into slices and mix the ingredients for the dressing to a smooth and fluid whole. 
  4. Drain the beans and put on the lettuce. Put the chicken slices on top, drizzle with the dressing and 1 tablespoon capers.



Enjoy!

Pearl Couscous Beetroot Salad (V)

At my work is now widely known that I eat healthy and have a blog full of delicious recipes. In that context, I was chatting with a colleague and she told me about pearl couscous. I had never heard of it so she took some with her for me so I could try. It really looks like little pearls and is really delicious! It has a very different structure compared to regular couscous and it also takes longer to cook and needs more water. It is similar in texture and taste to pasta and as you know I really like pasta, so perfect! It is made from durum wheat, not quite according to what I normally eat, but occasionally I don't find this a problem.

I had cooked beetroot in the fridge and I bought some carrots and beans to go with it and put a tasty summer salad on the table.


Duration: 15 minutes

The ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 75 g pearl couscous
  • 100 g cooked beetroot
  • 100 g beans
  • 100 g carrots
  • 50 g feta cheese
  • 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • extra virgin olive oil

What you do:
  1. Cut the carrot into slices and cook together with pearl couscous for about 12-13 minutes in water with some salt. Meanwhile, cut the ends of the beans, cut them in half and cook 7-8 minutes in the same pan as the couscous and carrots. 
  2. Meanwhile, cut the beetroot into pieces and the feta cheese into cubes. 
  3. Mix with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil when the couscous and carrots are tender and serve with the pumpkin seeds sprinkled over it.




Enjoy!

Homemade Healthy Fruit Popsicles

It was a very sunny weekend! And finally, I purchased molds to make popsicles. The perfect healthy snack during the summer. I scored mine at the AH, but they also sell them at the Xenos, Blokker and Ikea.




I decided to make two versions made ​​with 1 box red summer fruit from the freezer at the AH. I thought I first try it out before I use all my freshly bought fruit. But you can make this course with any kind of (fresh) fruit that's your fancy and is in season.

The recipe for 3 fruit popsicles:

  • 150 g mixed red summer fruit
  • Half glass of water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Simply mix it in your blender and put it in 3 of the 6 popsicle molds. 



The recipe for 3 fruit-quark popsicles:
  • 100 g mixed red summer fruit
  • Splash of water
  • 2 to 3 heaped tablespoons quark of yoghurt 

Mix everything in the same blender en fill the other 3 popsicle molds. 

Put them in the freezer for about 3 to 4 hours and they are ready to be eaten!





Enjoy!

Summer Ricotta Pasta

So finally time for a new recipe! It was a super hot and sunny day, and of course that includes a delicious pasta.



Duration: 15 minutes

The ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 100g fresh pasta stuffed with Parma ham from the AH 
  • 1 egg 
  • 125 g ricotta cheese 
  • 40 g grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 fennel 
  • 2 tasty tomatoes 
  • 3 cherry tomatoes 
  • hand lettuce 
  • olive oil 
  • Salt & Pepper
What you do:
  1. Cook pasta as directed on the package. 
  2. Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cut the mushrooms into pieces and put it together with 2 crushed garlic cloves in the pan. Meanwhile, cut the fennel into thin strips and place it after a few minutes in the mushrooms and cook along for 2 minutes. In the meantime, cut the tasty tomatoes into pieces and add briefly to the pan so they get a bit warm. 
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg with the ricotta and 30 g grated Parmesan cheese and fresh pepper. Drain the pasta but make sure you save a cup of cooking water. Put the vegetable mixture with the pasta in the pan and stir the ricotta sauce through it until it sticks to the pasta. If necessary add some hot water that you saved if it's not smooth enough. 
  4. Serve on a handful of lettuce and garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and some extra Parmesan cheese on top.

Bon app├ętit!