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Easy marinated chicken dinner!

We often, savour this lovely dinner with marinated chicken! This lovely delicious marinated chicken dish is so easy to make & uses only 4 ingredients! Then, you have to let the flavours mingle for 3 hours in the fridge. Pour it all into a fitted oven dish & bake for about 30-35 minutes in the hot oven & done! 🙂 I served it with a leek potato stoemp. Super yummy!


Recipe: For 2 persons


For the marinated chicken:

1 double chicken fillet, chopped into smaller pieces

2 tablespoons of a good honey, I used organic sunflower honey

2 tablespoons of a good mustard

2 tablespoons of a good low-sodium soy sauce

juice of 1 lemon

For the rest:

500 gr peeled white potatoes

350 gr-400 gr leek, well-washed, cleaned, white & green parts kept, cut up into smaller rings

a bit of butter ( I used lactose-free)

a splash of unsweetened soy milk

black pepper

sea salt

a fruity extra virgin olive oil


  1. About 3 hours & 30 minutes before dinner, make your marinade. Take a smaller bowl & add all marinade ingredients. Whisk together with a small whisk. My honey was a bit more dense & less fluid so whisk away! Now, put chicken pieces into the marinade & see that every piece is well coated into marinade. Cover & place into the fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours!
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (350 F) for 10 minutes. Take marinade & chicken out of the fridge & remove the cover. Put it all, inclusive the marinade into a fitted oven dish so that the chicken pieces sit in 1 layer into the dish. Bake in the hot oven until browned, cooked through & caramelised! this will take about 30 to 35 minutes. Check often to prevent burning! I turn my chicken pieces in half of the cooking time to brown evenly into the marinade! The marinade will thicken into the oven & will be reduced in the end! So you end up with a lovely tasty sauce! 😉 Yum!
  3. Cook your potatoes in boiled water. Drain & set steam free. Add a knob of butter & a splash or 2 of soy milk. Add some grated fresh nutmeg, black pepper to your liking & some sea salt too. Mash. Taste. It has to taste fab!
  4. At the same time, take cooking pot & add some oil. When hot, add chopped leek & stir fry until cooked through & yummy. I added some black pepper & some salt. This will take about 7 minutes on higher heat. Add this to the mashed potatoes. Stir everything round into the mash & check the seasoning. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. When chicken is fully baked, your house will smell amazing! The chicken is very tender & juicy & bursts with flavour! Preheat 2 white plates & serve the mash besides the oven baked chicken pieces & their lovely sauce. See photo above! Enjoy, lovely people! xxx
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Gluten-free Festive Buckwheat Cookies!

Hello everyone,

I wish you, my dear readers, all over the world: a very Happy, Joyful & Fun 2018!!

I hope you all had great fun celebrating the end of last year & the new year of course filled with good food! 😉

At Christmas Eve, I served these lovely home-made Festive Buckwheat Cookies with coffee after my dessert. My guests all loved them so much. There are some special ingredients in these lovely cookies! Can you guess which one’s?

Recipe: For 14-15 cookies


95 gr vegan margarine

85 gr roasted hazelnuts, chopped

65 gr wholemeal buckwheat flour

50 gr vegan gluten-free dark mini chocolate chips

30 gr coconut sugar

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water, mixed together & leave to stand for 15 minutes)

finely grated zest of 1/2 organic orange

1 +1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, no stalks & wooden bits!

1/8 teaspoon ground sea salt


1. Take your Kenwood machine & place the K-paddle in. In fitted bowl below, add margarine, coconut sugar, orange zest, chopped rosemary & salt. Mix well on medium-speed. Now, add flax egg & mix in. Add buckwheat flour & chopped nuts. Mix it all in on medium-speed. Stop machine from time to time to scrape the sides of the bowl. Mix it all in. Finally, add the mini chocolate chips & mix in.

2. The dough looks wet & sticky but this is normal. Take some clingfilm & open it ups. Place your dough in it.Close the clingfilm all over your dough & shape it like a long sausage. See that your sausage shape is equally thick everywhere. See that you end up with about 14 slices. Place clingfilm all over the dough & place into the freezer to firm up a bit, for about 2-3 hours. Once, I left in overnight in the freezer but it didn’t make a difference with the normal 3 hours. When you want to bake your cookies, preheat your oven to 170°C for 10 minutes. Then, take the dough out of the freezer & remove clingfilm. On a chopping board, with a very sharp knife, carefully slice about 14 equally thick slices. They will be about 1 cm thick! The dough will stick a bit! Place them, spaced apart, flat onto a silpat on an oven rack. Bake into the lower end of your oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn brown. Watch them carefully so that they do nut burn! After, half of the baking time, so after 6 minutes, turn the oven rack around into the oven, to get an equal bake. This works!

3. When your cookies are golden brown & ready, carefully transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool down completely! They are perfect with the crunch, the nutty hazelnuts, orange zest, a hint of rosemary & some good chocolate. What else do you want of a cookie? Perfection! 🙂 Keep cookies in a cookie box! They keep for 5 days after baking! Enjoy!

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Pancakes for Christmas!

Hey lovelies,

Are you getting into the spirit of Christmas yet? I know I am!!! This morning, when I invented & made these glorious Christmas inspired pancakes it started to snow,…ooh yes,…and a lot too!

So, I made these lovely Vegan Gluten-free Pancakes for Christmas! That is a mouthful hey? They are super easy to make, very delicious & are very fast eaten at our house! 🙂 They are super filling  & healthy too! 🙂

Joine me!

Recipe: for 7 smaller fluffy pancakes


60 gr wholemeal buckwheat flour

60 gr white almond flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

a pinch of sea salt

150 ml unsweetened almond milk

2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons of warm water, whisk together & leave to stand for 10 minutes to thicken a bit)

1 sachet of vegan gluten-free vanilla cane sugar

For the sauce on top:

2 small packets of fresh frozen red currant from my freezer

1 + 1/2 sachet of vegan gluten-free vanilla cane sugar

2 tablespoons of water


1. First, make your sauce. Add frozen red currants, vanilla sugar & water into a cooking pot, stirring often, bringing to the boil. The sauce need to thicken. I serve my sauce half warm. Keep warm.

2. In a bowl, ad all dry ingredients. This is the buckwheat flour, almond flour, baking soda & vanilla cane sugar. Mix well together. See that there are no lumps from the almond flour.

3. In another small bowl add wet ingredients. These are the flax eggs & almond milk. Whisk together.

4. Now, add bowl with wet ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients & whisk to combine. Your batter will be gray in color. Now,oil a non-stick pan & heat up on medium-high. When super hot, add some of the batter, I do this with a small soup ladle & pour into the center of the pan. Swirl it around a bit so you end up with a smaller pancake. Turn heat a bit lower. Fry until many bubbles appear on your pancake & with help of a fork & pancake flipper, carefully turn your pancake & fry the other side for 1 minute or 2. Stack your pancakes on top of each other & keep them warm. Re-oil the pan & fry your pancakes like said above. Repeat until batter is all used up. I got 7 smaller pancakes out of it! Now, serve your lovely healthy yummy pancakes with some of the warm sauce on top! Enjoy!! 😉

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Seasonal Salad for you & me!

Peter & I still have got many fresh figs from our tree & we need to use them up before they get bad. This is one of the Seasonal salads that we have made often lately. This tasty salad is fast & easy to make & made in 10 minutes, inclusive the easy delicious dressing! 🙂 You see?


Recipe: For 2 salads


For the salad:

4 handfuls of mixed young salad leaves like rocket, dark salad leaves & lamb’s lettuce, cut up a bit

16 fresh raspberries, 8 per plate

1/2 block of a good feta’s cheese, crumbled into bite-sized chunks

2-3 ripe fresh figs, cleaned up, outer flesh removed & cut up

4 pieces of thinly sliced smoked ham so 2 pieces per person

that same peppery extra virgin olive oil as below for the dressing

For the dressing:

3 tablespoons of a good organic peppery extra virgin olive oil

5 grins of finely milled black pepper

a few pinches of Maldon sea salt

1 + 1/2 tablespoon of a good aged balsamic vinegar


  1. Take a fitted bowl for the salad leaves & drizzle a bit of that peppery extra virgin olive oil over it. also some balk pepper & a pinch of sea salt. Mix it all together with clean hands. Wash your hands.
  2. Place oiled salad leaves onto a clean white plate, evenly spread out. Do the same with the other plate. Arrange your raspberries over your plates, on the outer edges. Snug some pieces of that yummy feta besides it. This is about 8 pieces per plate. Snug the smoked ham in the middle of each plate & finally, place fresh fig pieces in the center of each plate.
  3. Just before serving, make the dressing. take a fitted jam pot & add all ingredients. Screw fitted lid on & shake jam pot up & down a few times or until the oil & vinegar has mingled well. Taste. It must have a kick & must have a good balsamic flavor! Drizzle a bit of the dressing all over each plate, in a circle but not on the figs! Enjoy with a loved one! MMMM!


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Vegan Gluten-free CafĂ© Latte with NuNaturals Nustevia Chai Spice Syrup!

Yesterday, I made this lovely Vegan Gluten-Free Café Latte & added some NuNaturals Nustevia Chai Spice Syrup to it to give it a nice added kick to my palate! This way, I thought it was Christmas! I am all new to stevia flavored products so I needed to invent recipes with them. This is one of them:


I am a big fan already! This special syrup is something special.

NuNaturals Nustevia Chai Spice Syrup is a healthy syrup that has a few ingredients in it: glycerin, water, stevia extract, chai blend ( extracts of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, allspice), organic acacia gum, organic guar gum & xantan gum. So, each sugar-free flavored syrup is created from natural stevia extract, glycerin, spice extracts, and water. All syrups are vegan, gluten-free & GMO-Free.

When I first created this recipe, I used too many of this syrup (1 + 1/2 teaspoon) & it had a bad aftertaste. Now, I reduced the amount & it tastes great! Now, I used 1/2 teaspoon & it tastes awesome! 🙂 It is all about experimenting!!!

Recipe: For 1 big Christmas mug


450 ml unsweetened soy milk

250 ml or more to your liking, fresh brewed coffee

1/2 teaspoon of NuNaturals Nustevia Chai Spice Syrup ( The flavor is strong enough for this amount of liquid!!!)


1. Pour soy milk into fitted cooking pot & heat up on medium-high. With a small whisk, whisk soy together to get a lot of foam: as little or as much as you want. When nearly hot, pour in here your hot coffee. Whisk together. Just before serving, add stevia chai blend. Whisk together & pour into your mug. Top with the foam & enjoy with a big sip!!! Enjoy, sweeties! 🙂 Mmm! A spiced up cafĂ© latte!




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Smoothy bowl!

Good morning, lovelies! Just now, I made these lovely smoothy bowls. I had some fresh raspberries that I needed to use up & also mixed frozen berries from my freezer so I made these beauties! 😉 One bowl really fills you up! Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe: For 2 big smoothy bowls


1 punnet of 125 gr fresh raspberries

500 ml unsweetened almond milk

2 peeled small ripe bananas

1/2 cup frozen mixed red berries

1/2 cup gluten-free oats

3 pitted medjool dates

to make the heart on top: chia seeds


  1. Place every ingredient in this order into your Vitamix, place fitted lid & tamper on. Blend on high-speed until it is fully mixed. This took me 15 seconds max.
  2. Our into 2 big smoothy bowls & try to make a love heart made out of chia seeds. Do this on top of the other smoothy bowl too! Sip & enjoy! 🙂 MMM!


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Boeddhamum Gluten-free: The cookbook!

My dear friend Linda Dubbeldam, from the cool blog Boeddhamumglutenfree who is celiac & is living gluten-free since 2007 has written her 1st real healthy gluten-free cookbook & what a beauty it is! She published it herself & also has a pdf-ebook in Dutch for sale. I review the pdf-book here.

The word boeddhamum comes from that she already practices 25 years of yoga & meditation. She is well-connected with the boeddishe lifestyle & she is also a mum so her blog was named Boeddha Mum & then connected together = boeddhamum! And because she is living gluten-free this blogname came to life: boeddhamum gluten-free! Now, you know! 🙂

My friend is a vegetarian & a lot of her fabulous tasty recipes are vegan. She wanted to create healthy, wholesome gluten-free recipes that are also good for you & your body. The recipes nourish you from the inside out! Normally, her lovely blog is into 2 languages but at the moment, she has written her 1st cookbook for the moment only in her language Dutch.

She has created 148 new gluten-free recipes that she ordered into the 12 months of the year. I think that is a brilliant idea! She cookes seasonal, healthy & wholesome! Not to mention, all of her tested recipes (by me & my husband Peter) & we taste tested plenty, were very delicious & apart too! She also cooks with real natural sugars & more healthy one’s. She doesn’t use ingredients that are too expensive, such as, she uses cane sugar but I replace that with coconut blossom sugar. So, you can change a few ingredients to your liking. But she also tells you which ingredients you can’t change because of the texture & structure of the recipe. She also teaches me to use new ingredients. I learned a lot about almond meal, coconut flour, organic physillium husks that bind other ingredients. And it is great & fun to learn new things & new recipes! I made about 45 recipes up till now & I learned a lot! Every recipe is/was a real success with myself, Peter, my parents & friends! She has a lovely photo for every recipe. And that is rewarding too. Her recipes are really versatile & every category is there, from breakfast, soups, lunches, salads, side dishes, filled hand pies, dinners, desserts, cookies, tarts, cakes, healthy energy bars & even more,…

In the beginning, she welcomes us all. She explains which ingredients she has in the house & which you need to have in your pantry. She also give many useful tips! Then we begin with the month January. There are 11 included recipes with names like carrot oatmeal, that is to die for & tastes like a healthy spiced carrot cake wrapped into a delicious warm oatmeal breakfast! We nearly make it every morning, in the last days! So good!

Another recipe name is this one: buckwheat knÀckebrot served with a healthy carrot paté. So inviting looking yum!

The jam cookies were made into minutes & baked. Made with coconut flour, coconut oil & almond flour, filled with jam!  So tasty with a café latte! So beautiful too!

Another example is this glorious winning healthy gluten-free buckwheat bread! A real beauty & so delicious too. I never made & tasted a healthy delicious gluten-free bread like that! You even would not know that it is gluten-free!!! Here is the photo of her beautiful bread boule:

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Some of our favorite recipes in the next months are:

like in February: Spanish leek tart with home-made romanesco sauce, home-made samosas filled with masala potato stuffing, puffed amaranth nut bars! The names of these winning recipes call my name,….yum yum!

like in March: Tajine with home-made olive-almond balls ( a bit of work but so worth it! ), Almond Cinnamon Rolls, they look so goooodddd! 

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like in April: recipe names like: Sesam-Nori Crackers, Spring soup with nettles & sweet potato, date banana bread, etc!

like in May: recipe names like: Rhubarb Raspberry Sirup, Yogurt Cake, Gluten-free Foccacia with Rosemary, Black Olives & Garlic: yum: 

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like in the other months to come: Green Bean, Potato & Cucumber Salad, Falafel with Orange-Tahini Sauce, Courgette Chickpea Burgers, Pita Breads, Buckwheat Pancakes, 3-Seed Wraps, Summer Fruit Tart,….

So, if you can speak aka read Dutch, buy this lovely gluten-free cookbook or pdf @Linda’s Blog Here!