chocolate dipped cherries
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Lactose free chocolate dipped cherries

Every december I host a dinner party for my girlfriends. You can imagine that when a food blogger is hosting a dinner party the expectations are quite high. So I start collecting recipes for the menu weeks beforehand (maybe even months). Last year I decided to have chocolate dipped cherries as …

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Sweet potato bites
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Sweet potato bites with tomato and guacamole

When my entire country and I cheered on the Dutch football team in the World Cup I had orange food on my mind. What could I eat/serve that was orange and delicious at the same time? I decided on these small sweet potato bites with tomato and guacamole. If you …

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Oven baked avocado
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Oven baked avocado: a healthy lunch

Avocado’s are healthy! That’s one thing we know for sure and besides that I think they are delicious too. I’ve been posting a lot of avocado recipes lately (it might have something to do with the amount of avocados I eat) I think I actually eat 3 of them a …

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gluten and lactose free buns
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Savoury gluten and lactose free buns

Visiting friends or relatives is always difficult when they don’t eat gluten and lactose free. The chances of me getting sick whilst I’m there is quite high due to cross contamination. Another bad (wouldn’t necessarily call it bad but just not great) part is the fact that because I have a huge …

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Sweet potato chips
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Sweet potato chips

I happen to love chips/fries but it’s just not good you. Besides the ‘healthy’ variaties they sell in the Netherlands (chips made from corn, carrot and beans) I wanted to make chips from different veggies. What ingredient is better suitable for chips than sweet potato? Nothing right? I decided to put my …

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Honey baked pineapple
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Honey baked pineapple

Sometimes I feel like having fruit as a side dish with my dinner. This week I had one of those days. Couple days earlier I went to a market and stumbled upon really cheap pineapple (which actually means: I had to buy one). I love fresh pineapple but for some weird …

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Bananencrackers met lijnzaad
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Banana crackers with linseed

Since I had severe food poisoning my body doesn’t really like sugars anymore. Besides that I just don’t have a lot of energy and some serious annoying mood swings! Time to lower my daily sugar intake to stabilize the sugar count in my blood! With these issues in mind I went to …

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lactose and gluten free bitterballen
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Typical Dutch: Bitterballen (lactose & gluten free)

When the Dutch watch football (or soccer, anyway you like it) we eat and drink (who doesn’t?) ! A typical Dutch football evening would not be complete without the famous snack ‘Bitterballen’. For people who have not heard of ‘Bitterballen’ before I’ll introduce it for you: Bitterballen (plural of bitterbal) are a …

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Bananenpannenkoeken
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Banana pancakes

For the past couple of weeks I’ve really stepped up my breakfast game as I enjoy fresh fruit, veggies and super foods almost every morning! But every now and then I love something sweet for breakfast, does anyone recognize that feeling? Banana pancakes are trending on Instagram (you should follow …

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Kip gevuld met basilicum en tomatentapenade
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Chicken breast with basil and tapenade

Chicken is known for its many variaties and even as a gluten and lactose intolerant person there are so many ways to serve it. I try to eat chicken twice a week because a. it’s good b. contains lots of proteins! Marinated chicken, stuffed chicken, drumsticks pick whichever one you …

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Appelchips met kaneel
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Apple crisps with cinnamon and pepper

Last month I was in London and bought this amazing magazine Woman & Home, Eating Smart and discovered lovely gluten and lactose free recipes. One of them was this recipe for apple crisps with cinnamon and black pepper. Decided to try it right away as I am a huge fan of crisps …

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chocolate covered rice crackers
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Chocolate covered rice crackers, a lactose free snack

Unfortunately snacks like Snack A Jacks (I really liked them) contain lactose and gluten. You can find rice crackers with a nice layer of chocolate but they are so expensive. You probably agree (I feel like I know you) that anything covered in chocolate is just a good idea. So …

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ananas carpaccio
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Pineapple carpaccio with smoked salmon

Pineapple carpaccio is actually very thin sliced pineapple but it sounds better as ‘carpaccio’. When I lived in London the National Geographic Café was one of my favourite places to lunch an especially because they had smoked salmon with pineapple! One of my best friends absolutely loves this and every time she …

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Poached chicken with lime
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Poached chicken with lime mayonnaise

Oh I also love this salad of poached chicken with lime mayonnaise! Once I discovered poached chicken I actually eat it a lot! Just because it is super simple, does not require that much of attention and it is really delicious. The original recipe is from a dutch magazine called  Allerhande but …

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Sushi with sun-dried tomatoes
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Sushi with sun-dried tomatoes and basil

Sushi sushi sushi! Hello my name is Carlijn and I am addicted to sushi. I try to eat it at least once a week, wether it’s homemade, take away or in a sushi restaurant. But just like other dishes I like to try some different sushi combinations just to keep …

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Rocket with goat cheese
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Rocket with goat cheese and smoked pepper

Every december I host a dinner party for my girlfriends and one of the dishes I made was this one. A lovely salad of rocket with goat cheese and smoked pepper. My friends loved it and I bet you do as well. Ingredients: 75 gr. rocket 1 jar smoked peppers …

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egg and avocado
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Gluten free breakfast: egg and avocado

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you’ll start the day properly with this recipe! Oh! How I love this. Egg and avocado. Very simple but very delicious: just a boiled egg with avocado! If you like breakfast with avocado there are certainly other recipes you should …

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Lactose free chocolate mousse
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Lactose free chocolate mousse

Lots of people love chocolate and I am one of them! But normally chocolate mousse contains lactose. But now the lactose free whipped cream makes this lactose free chocolate mousse possible again! Recipe for 4: 200 gr. pure chocolate (min. 70% cocoa) 300 ml. lactose free whipped cream 3 eggs …

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lactose free apple pie
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Gluten and Lactose free apple pie

Birthdays in my family are celebrated with apple pie. When I found out I was gluten and lactose intolerant, the apple pie was off the table. Did it mean I could never have apple pie again? I don’t think so, so yet again challenge expected and I changed the standard …

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Smoked salmon rolls
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Smoked salmon rolls with lactose free cream cheese

Smoked salmon rolls are definitely my favorite bites. Back in the day (when I was still eating gluten as I didn’t know I was a coeliac) I used to eat smoked salmon rolls with wraps around it. With the gluten loss I made a new recipe (or just left something …

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