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My American Market Shopping Haul

When people ask me what I miss about America, I have two things that top the list. Going to Disneyland in California and American food. I grew up in a household that wanted me to fit in with my peers. We ate Indian food on special occasions and Sunday. I dressed casually and never learned the tongues of my parent’s homeland. So of course American goods were what I got to eat. This includes everything from the fast food to…

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What our grocery runs look like

Sander and I used to go grocery shopping once a week. He’d come home from work and we’d hop into the car with our reusable bags. We roamed the aisles looking for delicious foods, both new and well loved, to fill our bellies. But families are limited to one member per household and I can’t go shopping anymore. Well I can, but would be for small hauls. All I have is a bike so I can’t do a weekly haul.…

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We had a date night at home

It’s been ages since Sander and I had a date night. We went on date lunches once in a while before the lock down and it doesn’t look like that will be ending any time soon. I don’t mind eating at home, in fact I prefer it. We get to eat healthier and we save some money. But sometimes there are nights where you want to go out and get swept away in the excitement of a date night. So…

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My current eating habits

I need to preface this and say my eating habits are changing all the time. I like to experiment with what makes me feel good and what I have cravings for. I’m not a dietitian and I encourage you to find food that enjoy eating and makes you feel good! Everyone is different and you should listen to what your body needs from you. Less is more I’m one of those people. I don’t mind eating the same meal for…

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Making Soda Bread

Whew, here we are still in the middle of quarantine. While not much has changed for me, my priorities have shifted a bit. I’ve been baking a lot because some of our foods can be difficult to get a hold of. Bread was out of stock the first week of lockdown and bread is important to the Dutch. Many people have it for breakfast and lunch… To see the shelves completely empty was a shock. We live in a small…

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Dutch Food: Erwtensoep

The Dutch aren’t well known for their flavorful meals. There aren’t a lot of herbs and spices used in their recipes… But that doesn’t mean that their aren’t delicious meals. And let me tell you, Erwtensoep is an amazingly delicious meal. It’s a simple staple that has been around for ages. And it’s as Dutch as it gets when it comes to soups. Nothing is more traditional than Erwtensoep. Think of pea soup but even better. It’s got the same…

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A Wonderful Dutch Gift Basket

Sander’s boss is such a thoughtful guy. He always puts his employees first and I’ve never seen him without a smile. He was aware that I had Dutch exams to do but had no idea that I had finished them. When he found out that I had passed, he did such a generous thing by putting together a gift basket! It contained a lot of traditional and delicious items so let me share what we got in this Dutch Gift…

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Dutch Food: Appelstroop

It’s been ages since I’ve spoken about the strange things the Dutch eat. So here’s to the start of a new series, Dutch Food. Today I want to talk about Appelstroop! How to eat After I had my appelstroop on toast, I was curious to see how others ate it. Apparently it’s perfect paired with cheese and spread into small rolls. I had neither of these items so I went head first and spread it onto wheat bread. Texture Appelstroop,…

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Indian Food at Himalaya Palace in Aalsmeer

I’m Indian American, meaning I was born in America to parents who were born in India. My brother and I are first generation Americans! Even though I didn’t grow up with a lot of Indian culture, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it. And my favorite part about being from India, is the food. Oh my gosh, the flavors, the textures, the colors… Indian food is amazing in all areas. Sander, who is Dutch, was never exposed to much of…

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