Friday, March 27, 2015

Hotspot: Eazie, Zaandam

Super close to the train station of Zaandam (The Netherlands) you can find this Asian restaurant. Eazie is the fresh and healthy food concept for delicious wok meals, salads, wraps, smoothies and more. With our quick and pleasant service, eazie is the perfect restaurant to quickly get a meal or to take a break in a trendy environment. Check out the menu right here.

Eazie is very popular amongst the locals, since you can get a healthy and fast dinner or lunch, for a relatively low price. You can pick your own type of noodles or rice and lots of different toppings. So there's something for everybody. It's really close to the shopping area and the local cinema. The locals often go for an Eazie wok before going to see a movie at the theater or after a big shopping session.

Wouter picked a stir fried meal with beef and different veggies and I wanted something light, so I chose a vegetable wrap with feta and honey-mustard sauce. They were both very good!

yum yum!
It's a wrap!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Florida: Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River, it's really close to Orlando, just an hour ride. Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees (sea cows). We wandered around and even spotted some of the famous Manatees, but we also saw pretty birds and turtles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Event: We Love Smoothies!

Last Saturday I went to the We Love Smoothies workshop, organized by Claartje from Foodness and Daisy from ILoveHealth, powered by Body and Fitshop. Joyce and Linda joined me in the smoothie making and we had a great time.

There were lots of fruit products to work with. Body and Fitshop provided us with a big verity of super foods, Alpro provided the vegetable drinks like almond milk, rice milk, soy milk and more. Vita Coco made sure we've had enough coconut water to work with. Zespri provided us with kiwis and Kiemgroenten vegetable sprouts. Magimix sponsored the blenders we worked with and even provided some we could win!

Plenty of ingredients for our smoothies!
Claartje started with telling us about smoothies and an active lifestyle, she showed us how to make her famous Snicker smoothie, you can find the recipe on Foodness. It's full of protein and carbs, so perfect and delicious after a heavy workout. We made one ourselves and it was delicious!

Snicker smoothie 2.0 - DELICIOUS!
After the Snicker smoothie it was time for Inge (from De Bakparade) to tell us more about smoothies and loosing weight. Not reason why I drink smoothies, but really interesting nevertheless. Afterwards we were free to make our own smoothie. We made a green one and on our first try it wasn't really tasty, lol. So we added more sweet fruit until it was delicious.

Our green smoothie.
Before making the third smoothie, Daisy told us about the use of Superfoods in smoothies. Also an interesting topic. So we made our final smoothie one with lots of Superfoods, that one was the most delicious too!

Our pink superfood smoothie.
At the end they gave away a Magimix blender and I won! I'm so happy with it, it's so sturdy and it even has a smoothie setting. I couldn't wait to make another smoothie when I got home! We all got a great goodie bag too.

Yeah! I won :D
The goodiebag and the blender!
I had a great time making yummy smoothies with my friends, I already know a lot about healthy food, but I still learned a lot. SLA is a beautiful location and I'm already planning a lunch there! Anyways, it was a great way to start a saturday morning!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Digital Project Life: Week 10 + 11 2015

I love these pages from our vacation in Florida! So sunny and colorful, makes me want to go back there so bad.. Thankfully we have enough photos and memories to keep. I used 3 pages for each week, because I didn't have enough room for all the photos I wanted to share.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Recipe: Fish tacos

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia filets, in bite size pieces
  • 2-4 limes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 5 small corn tortillas

Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½-1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper, to taste


Instructions

  1. Place fish in a bowl and squeeze the juice from one lime over the fish. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic powder, cumin, cayenne and sea salt. Sprinkle over fish and gently rub the seasoning in. Allow the fish to marinate while you make the cabbage slaw.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine cabbage, onion, cilantro, juice from the lime, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Heat grill pan over medium-high fire.  Cook fish until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Prep the tortillas according to the package.
  4. For grilled avocado: Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and brush lightly with olive oil. Gently place cut-side down and grill over hot coals for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Bake it in a grill pan.
  5. Divide fish among tortillas and top with slaw and grilled avocado slices. Serve each taco with a lime wedge for squeezing over the taco before digging in. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Florida Roadtrip: Universal Studios

This vacation a dream of mine came true, as a real Harry Potter fan I really wanted to go to Universal Studios to see the Harry Potter areas and Oh my Gosh, it was awesome. I felt like I was walking in the books when we wandered through Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley and Hogwarts. It's so beautifully made, every detail was thought of. I made lots of photos and it was hard just to pick a couple. But here they are, our day at Universal Studios. We were pretty early, so we had short waiting lines for the roller coasters, fun!

There it is! Hogwarts.
Welcome to Hogsmeade.
Inside Honeydukes.
After we took the Hogwarts Express we arrived at the other HP area.
Look at that dragon! It spits fire every now and then.
The Simpsons area was pretty awesome too.
Back to the future.
We had an amazing day, I advise you (if you ever want to go) to buy your entrance tickets in advance and get there early. We went on a tuesday and that was the best day to go that week. You can check online to see when the park is least crowded. We only had a waiting line at The Escape from Gringotts ride, but that was because one of the carts broke down. Thankfully the waiting lines are pretty amazing too!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Digital Project Life: Week 9 2015


On our flight back from vacation, I took the time to get up to date with Project Life, here's week 9. The left page is about the four days I still had to work and the right page is all about our first days in Orlando, fun!