All posts filed under: Food

UN ESPRESSO, PER FAVORE!

My love for coffee started way back and a day does not go by without a cup (at least). My favourite moment of the day is when I have my first coffee early in the morning as the world slowly wakes up around me. It has turned into a ritual and an addiction that I very much enjoy. I’m definitely an Espresso girl, although I tend to switch to Americano every now and then. What’s your favourite? Advertisements

DUTCH TREATS

When in The Netherlands, don’t forget to try the famous stroopwafel. These tasty treats are made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel filling in between. You will usually find them on the streets or any bigger Dutch market. The sweet smell  will guide you to these delicious treats moments before you actually see them. During my first couple of months in The Netherlands I was eating stroopwafels like crazy (and somehow managed to stay in shape and not gain weight:)). Tips: Place the stroopwafel on top of your coffee mug when it is warm, so that it softens from the steam and becomes nicely melty. I always prefer to buy a warm stroopwafel from the street rather than the ones sold in supermarkets or tourist shops, as those can sometimes be too hard on your teeth.

MEET ME AT 5&33

Just at the corner of Martelaarsgracht and Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam, you will find the perfect spot in town for  foodies and art lovers. 5&33 has a kitchen, bar, lounge, art gallery, and library just a few steps away from the Central station. I picked the spot for a dinner with a friend and it quickly became a favourite of mine. The vibrant venue first captured  me with its design, ambiance, and elegant interior. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean flavours, offering a shared-dining concept (which I applauded after the first few dishes came around. You just want to try everything there is on the menu!).  5&33 is one of the places you love everything about. If I had to describe it in a few words, I would use inspiring, fresh, and chic.  

LOVE COCONUT

I am completely obsessed with this rich in protein tropical fruit, and there ain’t just one reason. Not only do I love the taste of coconut, but I am all for when it comes to its health and beauty effects. Coconut-derived products are increasingly being used in foods and home kitchens. The coconut contains coconut water when it is still young. This water turns into coconut milk when the fruit is left in the palm tree to mature. Below I share with you some of the health benefits of coconut and reasons why you should love it as much as I do. Promotes weight loss and boosts your immune system: Coconut contains the good kind of fat. It consists of mostly medium chain fatty acids, which are assimilated  well by our body and turned into energy. Some other benefits of the saturated fatty acids: they help deal with viruses and diseases, react with bacteria, and have antimicrobial effects. Workout: Coconut water acts as a great hydrator for your workouts, although be mindful that it’s not your best …