Month: November 2016

Moving up and down

Dear you, I would like to share with you how I feel. I feel stressed, tired and vulnerable. I’m in a transition period, and hopefully for the better. I try to get more organised and take better care of myself, but at the moment I don’t really succeed. I’ve been living in student houses for six years now and I am happy to be moving on soon. Everything feels so intense now that it surprises me that I’ve managed to cope with so much chaos around me for so many years. There’s always ups and downs, though. But I hope to find more peace and quiet when living together with my boyfriend, just the two of us in our space, with only our energies. I’m looking forward to feeling more at home in my home. There is no special reason for me sharing this, except that it brings me some peace already and I see the benefits of sharing. I hope you do not dislike -overly dramatic- posts like this. There are so many important …

The key lime pie to all your parties

My birthday is usually the only constant yearly pie-baking occasion (or pi factor). Other, more rare occasions are Christmas, New Year and Pi Day if I remember in time. I do like pies and baking, but it doesn’t really have priority over other things. Also, when I start searching for a recipe, I find myself easily discouraged by the need for unordinary or seemingly expensive ingredients and nuts (which I cannot eat). So I sob and hide. But as with most things: you just have to do it! Or if that seems too hard: start doing it, with the first step! So take an easy recipe and get those ingredients. After the hard step of finding and buying you can use them forever, or as long as they last. But getting them next time will be easier, ’cause you’ll know and appreciate them. And then just follow the steps of the recipe! Did you need encouragement for pie-baking? I could use it. My main motivation is impressing non-vegans and showing how easy it is to …

Veggies from the oven, you just gotta love ’em

Through this post I want to express my love for fall/winter veggies from the oven. Preparing veggies in the oven is such a nice way to cook: it is super easy to do and the food gets really really tasty. I find it fun, comforting and satisfying. You just cut veggies of your choosing, cover them in oil with herbs and spices, put in a warm oven, wait about half an hour, then take it from the oven, and tadaaa: you have a delicious meal! Plus, it is super easy to make in large quantities (in so far the size of your oven permits). And it’s FUN! You can mix and match about anything you want; it’s amazing. It’s perfect in the fall and winter days in which they’re so many root vegetables around, and in which we can get about desperate to absorb more heat. (Though, maybe put no leafy vegetables in there, they will shrink… Except for not-too-leafy kale which you have to put there once every kale season.) And I don’t know …