Background: Something about Food Tag


It can be so much fun to answer questions about your food habits! I got tagged by MuyMaaike to fill in the Something about Food Tag, a tag with a lot of fun questions that tells you a bit more about me and the way I feel about certain foods. This tag was only in Dutch, so I translated the questions to English:
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Background: Crazy food tag


I have never filled in a tag before, but when I saw the Crazy Food Tag at Ohmyfoodness I decided I really wanted to do this one. Maybe it would be nice to give you some more background information about food and me. So I answered all of the questions  below: Lees verder

Background: How can you fit in fastfood in a healthy lifestyle?


Of course we all know most of the food at fastfood chains cannot be described as healthy and it doesn’t fit into a healthy lifestyle. Most of the times it contains a lot of fat, sugar or salt and a lot of calories because of that. And yet many of us do sometimes go to fastfood chains and grab something to eat there. Personally I believe it is fine to do this every once in a while on special occasions, like a day out with friends or family or when you are returning from vacation, but not on a regular basis. Once a month is even too much for me. But I think you should be able to eat healthy and go and have a hamburger sometimes. I must admit I do like it when I go out to eat fastfood, it feels like a special treat because I almost never do this!
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Background: Dragonfruit or Pitaya

Pitaya or Dragonfruit dessertRecently I learned about this beautiful and a bit bizarre looking fruit called Dragonfruit or Pitaya. It is the fruit of several cactus species. They can weigh anywhere from 150 to 600 grams. On the outside it is a bright pink with green tips on the leaves or scales. On the inside it is white (there is a pink species as well) with a massive amount of black seeds.
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Background: my Food Bucket list

I always make lists for everything: things I want to do, make, see or get. That’s why I also had a list of recipes I want to make, food I want to try and restaurants I need to visit. Lately, I discovered more people have these lists and that some people call this a Food Bucket list. I really liked the idea of a bucketlist and tracking which of the items you have completed, so I decided to post my Food Bucket list on the blog and tell you about the progress I am making with it. I must say I completed some items on my list lately already:

1: Making a curry
2: Baking pumpkin muffins
3: Taste quinoa
4: Make a Cake Boss recipe
5: Visit the Markthal
6: Have a Pumpkin Spice latte from Starbucks
7: Make Sloppy Joes
8: Taste pulled pork
9: Bake spelt bread
10: Eat at a tapas restaurant

Being a food blogger absolutely helps in checking off the items on my list, as I often look at my list when I am thinking about what I want to write about next. At the same time, it makes it harder to complete the list, as I get inspired by all of the other blogs where I discover new recipes or restaurants, which makes my list grow before I can finish all of the items on it! But for now, this is my Food Bucket list:
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Background: ‘New’ grains and seeds


In the last couple of years, more attention has been drawn to grains and seeds that can be used instead of the more well known rice and wheat. With names like Freekeh and Kamut, they all sound exotic, but they start to become more and more available in regular stores. Most of these grains and seeds are less refined and less processed and thus they are perceived to be a healthy option. Most of them contain more fibers and protein. But what are they exactly and how do you use them?

Read a quick description below.
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Background: Superfoods: are they that super and if they are, what is super about them?


Superfoods seem to be the food hype that is currently going on. A lot of people added these food items to their diet in the last few years. You can buy them everywhere now, even at stores that normally don’t sell groceries, but they are quite expensive. Are they worth their price? Are they really that beneficial to your body or is it all just a marketing trick to make people buy these products. Do you really need to add them to your diet or are the regular healthy food items enough. I did some research on the internet about this and I would like to share my findings with you.
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