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Improving My Baking Skills

The weather outside has been horrible. Lockdown still looms over our heads and vaccines are still out of reach for normal folks. So since we’re stuck at home, I’ve taking up baking again! I’ve had such a huge craving for sweets and I gave into it. For the past month I’ve baked a batch of cookies to last the week and they’ve all been amazing. So let me share with you how I’m improving my baking skills. Pick your favorites…

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Our Experience with Vegetarian Meals

I’ve been on a semi serious health kick for a few months now. Something about eating healthier just makes me feel better about life in general. I don’t know, maybe it’s that eating more vegetables is you know… Good for you? But it’s never been easy to add more to our diet. I’ve invested in Intermittent Fasting which means I eat two meals a day, brunch and dinner. I can fit spinach easily into my breakfast burritos so that hasn’t…

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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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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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The Dutch and American Treats

The Dutch have a million delicious treats to eat but I always find myself wanting more. I came from California, a place known for taking food flavors above and beyond of what they normally are. I’ve had Mexican and Asian fusion foods, I’ve had gourmet cheese toast, and even brownies that I still dream about. When it comes to what the Dutch groceries sell, the selection is vast but lacking. Many cookies are the same simple vanilla flavors with sugar…

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Ramen-ya Amsterdam

It’s a big deal when Sander and I go to Amsterdam. We early wake up, have a light breakfast, and pack our bags. See when we plan a day out in Amsterdam, there’s only one thing on our mind – ramen. Our go to place is on the outskirts of the Red Light district, at underground level, but don’t let that fool you. Ramen-ya is home to some of the most delicious hakata ramen we’ve ever had. Hataka refers to…

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