Review: Crispy Crisps fruit chips from Action

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I always love to go to stores like Action and Xenos every once in a while, because they sell a little bit of everything, have different products from time to time and they are not expensive at all. This time I had a little bit of time between dance classes and since there is an Action store around the corner of the dance studio that’s where I went to.

There was not much I wanted to buy this time, except for one thing: fruit chips. There are portion sized packs in three different kinds of freeze dried fruit: apple, pear and peach. I am always on the lookout for interesting healthy snacks, so of course I had to try these. I figured they would make a nice substitution for regular potato chips. I bought only the apple and pear, but after trying them I wished I had bought the peach as well. Lees verder

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Recipe: Dutch ‘Stoofperen’, Pears poached in Blackberry juice

Recipe: Pears poached in Blackberry sauceRecipe: Pears poached in Blackberry sauce

Stoofperen are one of my favorite things to make in the fall or winter.Β  Stoofperen are pears poached in blackberry sauce (but they are often poached in red wine or port as well) with some sugar and cinnamon. It is a traditional Dutch dish and most people make it as a side dish for dinner or use the pears in desserts. They are also popular at Christmas dinners. It is just the perfection of the sweet pears with the sour blackberry sauce and the heart warming taste of cinnamon that makes me want to make stoofperen as soon as I find out the pears are in store again, which is usually in october. I always use Giese Wildemann, a small pear which is perfect for poaching. Gieser Wildeman pears do become red on their own when you cook them for 3 hours or longer.Β  As I often don’t have enough time for this, I always add the blackberry juice for both color and taste.
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Inspiration: 10 times fruit in your oatmeal (the realistic way)

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I’m seeing the most amazing photos of jaw dropping breakfast bowls with uncountable kinds of ingredients on Instagram every day. A lot of different fruits, nuts, superfoods, sprinkles, colors and whatnot are added in these breakfasts. Everything is perfectly cut and nicely shape and arranged in layers and patterns.The pictures alone are mouthwatering pieces of art. But realisticly, as much as I want it to, my breakfast almost never looks as great, not even close (even while it has the same ingredients sometimes). Simply because I don’t have the time to cut fruit in a creative way, or puff some rice or amaranth every day. And if it is very early, I don’t even care how my oatmeal looks, as long as it tastes goodThis is why I decided to share 10 of my regular, ready in 2 minutes oatmeal and fruit breakfasts. Some still look ok, others plain boring, but most important is how they tasted. I really liked all of these combinations.
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