Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Roasted squash with rice and braised vegetables

Since my mom was visiting last weekend, I tried really hard to find a recipe to wow her with. I found this one at vegetariantimes.com. The original recipe called for wild and basmati rice. Unfortunately, my supermarket didn’t have any wild rice (why?) and I didn’t have time to go to the Asian supermarket anymore. …

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Spinning marathon

At my gym, last week was wholly dedicated to Alpe d’Huzes and the Dutch cancer foundation. Earlier on in the week I already parcipated in the mountain challenge and the virtual climbing of Mount Alpe d’Huez. This saturday, it was marathon time! It was just a small one, 3 hours (FYI, my longest sofar has …

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Tea time

Me and my girlfriends love us some tea. In particular the ones accompanied by goodies đŸ™‚ Over the years, we have done all kinds of high and afternoon teas. So many in fact, that most people think I only drink tea. Not true! I am a full-on coffee lover! But I do appreciate the food served …

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Easy saturday night

This friday and saturday night, The Boyfriend worked the evening shift at the hospital. However much I like cooking, I noticed I don’t like to cook much for just myself. A big part of the fun is to eat together. Going all out on the cooking and then having to eat all by myself is …

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Going green

Since becoming a vegetarian 13 years ago, I have continually improved and tweaked my diet and excercise. Over the years, I moved more and more from prepackaged to fresh and “made from scratch”. I went from plain pasta to whole wheat, I substituted my daily sugared muesli for my “5-ingredients-only” muesli (wheat flakes, oat flakes, …

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Rose rice with egg plant and pureed dates

After a long week of hard work and feeling a bit under the weather, it is now weekend and I finally have the time to get sick. And that is exactly what happened. BIG whooping cold and everything that goes with it. So, no big cooking for me this weekend. The Boyfriend is out on …

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Almost no words needed

First off: today, for the first time in the history of my book club, we cancelled our meeting!!!! With most of us on holiday or otherwise engaged, in combination with the pouring rain, we just did not feel like going out to “our” bar at all. So, now I am snuggled up on my couch …

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Extremely loud and incredibly close

Back in 2006, I read “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. During the time I was reading the book, the author also happened to visit Amsterdam and I was lucky enough to go hear (and see) him speak. What an interesting person! And what an entertaining storyteller! For me, his explanations on …

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