Of the Recent Cookery

Of the recent cookery in my life, there’s hasn’t been that much to share. Granted I did bake some delicious chocolate shortbread cookies yesterday and some questionable chicken meatballs earlier this week – but nothing has seemed (and forgive me if I  seem superficial) aesthetically pleasing enough to post online. But as I was writing…

Recipe: Smoothie Bowl and Eggs

Maybe this is the most hipster phase of my breakfast life as of yet, but smoothie bowls… are pretty incredible. I know they’ve been a huge riot on different social media outlets for some time now. However, when you don’t possess a blender – there’s very little you can do to go about making these…

Roasted Sweet Potato with Corn, Black Beans and Peanut Sauce

As any other girl, I am wont to crave sweet potatoes from time to time. We can’t help it. It’s in our blood. And especially as it’s down in the low low temperatures here in the Netherlands, a warm meal with lots of beans and and toasty potatoes sounds perfect. I worked off of a…

Recipe: World Peace Chocolate Cookies

Yes, it finally happened. I finally got around to making the Dorie Greenspan World Peace cookies. They’ve been on my list for a good couple of years. In fact, I remember when the recipe was posted in Food52 – 2013. In other words, it’s taken me five years to get around to making this cookie…

Recipe: Tzatziki

I’ll give you this – I’m not usually a big fan of sauces. At least making them… it’s a bit of a pain, if I’m being honest. Especially without a food processor – my patience chopping up little herbs and mixing or mashing by hand is practically zero. But in a Greek-fuelled haze, I decided…

Recipe: Lemon Coconut Loaf

Let it not be said that I allow the recipes section of my blog to fall completely by the wayside. What makes inspiration difficult to come by is one common issue: repetitive meal planning. Luckily with the new slew of friends to make at graduate school, I have more than enough reasons to get in…

Warming Beans and Greens Soup

Not that the weather hasn’t already made it abundantly clear, but I’m here to announce that it is winter. And it isn’t going away. The holidays always seem to trick us and joke that surely the wintery and cold weather stops at the end of New Years  – but then January and February comes around….

Smoothies and Banana Bread (semi-healthy breakfast)

If you’re anything like the rest of the population, the beginning of the new year translates to some level of forced healthiness. Whether it means you work out more or you eat healthier, there’s some vague semblance of “trying” that goes around. I am no exception to this rule. Luckily, because the internet knows what…

The Spiciest Chili I Have Ever Made

Soup months are the best months even if you mess up a recipe and end up with spice death-defying chili recipes on the weekdays. I tried to make the Tasty Protein Packed Chili recipe last week, and in my mental math acrobatic attempt to half the recipe to four servings, I made a fatal mistake….

Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a time in every cook’s life… oh who am I kidding, there comes a time in mostly everyone’s life where you want a cookie and you aren’t willing to put forth the minimal effort of making fully fledged chocolate chip cookies. This is me most of the time. On the plus side, there’s…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

One of things I love about this recipe is its lack of one. After doing some serious research into what was the simplest recipe that could use peanut butter, made some kind of baked good, and didn’t require me to buy many extra ingredients – I was left with two reflections. 1) as long as…