Every Wednesday there's this super cute organic market at the Haarlemmerplein in Amsterdam. I wrote about this market 1 year ago already but I just had to highlight it again cause I came across these little dirty balls...oke..they were not dirty.. but I just felt like saying that lol But really.. they we're intensely tasty!! OMFG..
I think it's a typical Dutch Cookie called 'Cocosmacroon'?! What I think what makes this cookie so damn special is because in these cocosmacronen they didn't use any sugar or grain! So yes... y'all with a Gluten allergy or those on a no-sugar diet..(by the way...I feel with you :|) this cookie is just made for you! I LOVE the taste of cocos, I could eat these cookies or an cocos dish every day!!(pinky swear..) If you don't mind to eat some sugar choose the cocosmacroon with a hint of gingerflavour.. that one is TO DIE FOR! I eventually bought 5 balls for 5,- euro (3 without sugar and 2 with ginger flavour) and I don't know what happened..but I ate them all one to another...WOOPS :O like why am I always like this.. ?!I just don't have the discipline to stop and wait for a while ..pff oh well.. at least I enjoyed them...(in 10 minutes...urgh)
This stall stood out to me.. I mean look at the pictures.. the food looks so stunning! I hope you like my tip and try those (sugarless) balls too! Trust me.. they're worth the try!
Have a great day!
Doctor Doctor.. cure me please from being thirsty and in great need for some healthy vitamin shots! This, my sexy followers...is one of my new favourite hotspots in down town Amsterdam!! I love the name, love the service and last but sure not least.. I fucking LOVE the SMOOTHIES! Good god.. they're just so damn tasty so I had to share this with you guys!!
Now you're probably wondering what makes this juicebar so special!? Well..They use Organic veggies en fruits as much as possible.. and I know that all the other juicebars in Amsterdam just use regular fruits & greens..You'll really taste the difference..AND you're getting the real deal guys.. REAL VITAMINS!
This shop is also stacked with loads of beautiful organic products and a wide range of Superfoods. Ask the staff anything you want to know and they'll give you loads and loads of information..A month ago or so I started a small chat with the guy who runs this place and he just get's it.. S E R V I C E.. yes I know I know.. for some Amsterdam people a very unfamiliar word..they're like..'omg..what does it mean?!' LMFAO .. well honey.. it means.. that people love their job and put their love and energy into what their selling while doing it with some flair and grace..
Yes.. I know.. WEIRDDD.. and very uncommon so THANK you Dr. Blend for running your business with so much flair & care!
Although I'm all psyched about this new shop in Amsterdam there's just one thing. Dr. Blend.. if you read this.. these straws.. are not hard and thick enough.. (this kinda sounds awkward...) But I'm really serious though! Cause they would 'bend over' while drinking..(oke this is just getting weirder and weirder..)
I think this is my que to stop blogging.
Maybe we'll meet each other at Dr. Blend and for now.. you guys have a great evening!
Yes I am determined, ambitious, willing to work for it really hard and a BIG BIG DREAMER... by the way.. dreams come up in our head to inspire us, so why not turn them into reality right?! ;D (minus the nightmares.. EEK!)
Let me work it.. and we twerk it.. so we lalala.. (this just doesn't make any sense.. but I SO felt like typing this.. :| lol)
I woke up this morning with a hugeeee smile on my face.. cause Dear Sexy Followers.. Thanks to you it was again.. a great success!! Although I worked my butt of this past weekend.. I genuinely feel blessed I can do these pop-up events to connect with all of you, REAL people coming over to enjoy my food! This is very much different for me then whenever I'm booked for an event to do the catering.. Knowing that you follow my blog and/or my instagram.. and then decide to book a table..is just INSANE! Also..YOU guys really gave me so much energy.. All the positive reactions I got from you..and the 'hi' & 'bye's I got back in the kitchen..THANK YOU! ;D what a great energy I felt from all of you!
My gorgeous friend M. enjoying my Raw Zucchini Basil 'Pasta' with chunks of Goatcheese and roasted nuts before she starts helping me in the Kitchen.. Never.. and I mean NEVER.. let people work for you with an empty stomach.. Happy staff is a happy workplace!
For those who couldn't attend the Pop-up check out the picture I took down below....For lunch I made them these 3 dishes (picture down below). Why pick one dish if you can have it all ;D I just love the whole Sharing Food concept.. it gives me that 'Gezellige' feeling..
A special BIG Thank you to R. and L. the owners of 'Cafe Day' and the great staff who helped me serving out the food! This is what I call a great collab! To make sure you stay updated of all my upcoming pop-up events make sure you 'like' my facebook page and or Instagram.
Until we meet again & have a great day!
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow..starting my pop-up restaurant for the whole weekend at cafe day!
Minor detail..they have a big and nice sunny terrace on the canals so you can enjoy the food & drinks even more while getting a tan..oke I'm a bit exaggerating ..let's just say..'Trying' to get a tan..(while wearing your wintercoat and a furry scarve...pfff.. :| but hey...at least the sun is out! so no complaining!!)
Feel free to hop by for Lunch (15th & 16th) or Diner (14th,15th & 16th) and watch me cook delicious & good food for all of you. Yes you can even sit at the kitchen-bar, learn to cook while eating it! Check out the menu HERE!
So I guess we'll meet each other soon!
I was asked to arrange a nice Dutch organic meal for an International Blogger x Microsoft Event.. Well.. First of all... I ain't Dutch.. second.. I ain't Dutch.. Third.. nah kidding... I sure can cook and create something Dutchy & Unique! ;D
I thought of my childhood and my mom.. cause she sure tried to bring the Dutch cuisine into our home.. but.. still not sure if you could call grilled Steak with gravy and white rice Dutch food?! she was like.. boiled potatoes what?! LMFAO..
Uhm..anyway..where was I..oh yeah. Back to the catering..
I eventually came up with this really unique and tasty dish! I sort of 'unwrapped' the typical Dutch dish 'Mashed Kale with Potatoes' into 'Mashed sweet potato with some beautifully grilled Kale (with lot's of unusual delicious seasoning), crushed roasted nuts and the typical Dutch Smoked Sausage, the classic Grandmothers 'Draadjes vlees' and grilled eggplant'.
A Exotic flavoured Pumpkin soup as a starter... and for desert I made a Crispy crusted 'Spelt' Apple Pie with Cranberries and a lemon whipped cream.. OOHHHhh... yes.. I'm drewling while typing..
I was focussing really hard on making this diner to a big success so therefore I don't have any more pictures of the rest of the dishes.. so sorry!
I will post the recipes very soon so you can try to make this too!
Somehow I've been dealing with awful stomach acid lately.. and I want to get rid of it without taking one of those Rennie tablets or other kind of chemical medicine..
Instead, I went to one of my favourite stores The Super Food Centre in Amsterdam and asked the guy beghind the counter what would be good for me to add to my diet to get rid of my stomach acid the natural way.
He directly pointed his finger to this Gorgeous bottle of Raw - Unfiltered Apple Cider! A spoon a day on an empthy stomach mixed with some water would kill the Acid! I've been drinking this now since the weekend and my nauseous and tummy aches are gone!! After doing some research (this sounds as if I'm a pro..lol) I found out that Apple Cider Vinegar is effective for pretty much anything to maintain your gorgeous looks! Your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing! I just had to share this with you!
Trust me. You'll be amazed what it's all good for! What are you waiting for.. scroll down!
It can make your hair shine.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair's body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.
Natural apple cider vinegar regulates the pH of your skin.
Dilute ACV with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.
It's also a recommended agent for warts. For warts, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn't return.
It can remove stains from teeth.
Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water.
It can soothe sunburnt skin.
Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural aftershave.
Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.
Apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss.
For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar).
In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.
Apple cider vinegar will balance your entire inner body system.
The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.
It can help you detox.
As part of balancing the body's pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.
It can help your body get rid of candida.
This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar craving and yeast infections.
SO yeah.. although my stomach acid is gone now.. I will keep on drinking this.. Oh minor detail.. it taste like old milk and looks like dark pee.. haha..so close your eyes and clam your nose..and BAM.. drink it! Make sure you don't eat after drinking it. Wait for at least 20 minutes!
Have a great day!
Maybe you've heard the rumours, maybe you've been wondering "when will she come back..?!?!" Well ain't you just lucky.. cause I'm doing a POP-UP restaurant again..This time for a whole weekend at this lovely place called
‘Cafe Day’ (Amsterdam), serving all you foodies a delicious Brunch, Lunch and Dinner!!
You can find me at Cafe Day behind the stove cooking, baking, grilling, staring at sexy people..oh you know the drill ;) Starting Friday the 14th from 18:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday (15th & 16th) you can enjoy my good food starting from 12:00 AM till late..
As it is weekend, Cafe Day will be serving healthy veggie juices and some super delicious cocktails, bloody Mary’s, Gin Tonics and much more...Hey, don't forget to relax, it's weekend! (don’t go crazy with just eating and drinking healthy.. live a little!)
As it was fully booked last time and I had to disappoint some of you..(so sorry..) make sure you BOOK on time by sending me an email email@example.com to be sure you can enjoy my food! Or click HERE to make your reservation!
ps. Don’t forget to mention the day and time you want to come and with how many..
Also.. I will make rounds to have a chat with you..and will be less stressed...HAHA omg.. I'm so embarrassed when I think about last time.. I was soooo fucking busy.. I must have looked like a crazy person :| running around.. uh.. anyways.. I will make sure I have more time to connect with you!
Don't you just hate it when you're in a restaurant and you actually want to order the whole menu cause everything looks so damn tasty?! They put you in this fucked up position you have to pick just 1 dish..!! Well f#ck that..!! I've made it very simple for you, there's a fix price for lunch (12,50) and diner (25,-) and you'll get a bit of everything.. Sharing is Caring and above all.. it's so much more fun to eat this way especially when you're with a group of friends! This is how I rolllll...or in other words.. GEZELLIG!
Healthy food doesn't have to taste boring or whatever.. Tasty & Delicious is the new 'Healthy' to me.. so all you sexy people out there with a gluten, carb and sugar allergy.. don't ya worry..you can eat all my food.. ;D (like seriously.. it almost seems like nowadays 'Allergies are the new Black??' haha.. :|
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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