• herbs and spices kitchen organisation DIY

    Herbs & Spices Storage DIY

    Our kitchen drawers have been suffering from my increased interest in flavors, gluhwein, herbs and spices. They have been getting more and more (over) stuffed with various glass containers, metal cans and plastic bags of packaged seeds and aromatic spices, and of course: all the powdery, sticky mess that comes with it. Fortunately, I came across a Belgian blog with an excellent DIY tip for organising spices – and immediately applied it myself. If you want to organise your herbs and spices you can do the same! You will need: washi tape pen or marker glass jam or spice containers: sealable (choose size, amount and form that will fit nicely…

  • DIY: How to make Almond Milk (in different flavors)

    It’s always a daring step to try out something new, but the health benefits of almond milk and the simplicity of making your own, are reasons enough try out the challenge of making homemade almond milk :). This is where I buy good quality almonds in Leiden! INSTRUCTIONS Step 1: SOAK. Grab 100g raw almonds and soak them in water for minimum 6 hours , preferably more (for example, leave them overnight, or a whole day, starting in the morning and then making it when you get back home after school/work). Step 2: BLEND. Once soaked, drain the almonds and add 750ml new water. Mix in blender until smooth white…

  • Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

    FIRST OF ALL, I feel like my picture does not give these tasty pancakes enough credit – they are tastier than they look! THE BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKE RECIPE is my first ‘non-traditional’ pancake recipe (I found it here and altered it a little bit), making these pancakes gluten free and dairy free. No sugar is added in the recipe, meaning that all the sugars in the pancakes are natural sugars. For baking the pancakes, I used coconut oil. The ‘healthy’ Banana Oatmeal pancakes were Practically unrecognisable from ‘regular’ pancakes that we’ve all grown to love Great in texture Extremely easy to make Delicious! Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Makes 10 medium-sized pancakes.…

  • ‘Healthy’ Pastry // Cinnamon Sticks

    Cinnamon Sticks are a sweet and tasty dessert that is low in sugar, low in fat and high in beneficial properties of cinnamon. I got the recipe from a friend and in the meanwhile I’ve made it for plenty of friends and they have all enjoyed it! This dessert only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for surprise visits or for a lazy winter night. Eat it with some strawberries or blueberries on the side for a great breakfast (tested & guaranteed, mmm!). CINNAMON STICKS Puff pastry, homemade or frozen (I buy it frozen, takes about 5 minutes to defrost since the pieces are small), Egg, organic, 1 (mixed…