Moroccan Cauliflower and Quinoa Power Bowl

 

I’m in love with this super yummy and healthy power bowl! It’s the perfect combination of healthy fats, carbs and full of vitamins. It’s perfect for lunch if you need an energy boost or for dinner after a busy day. It’s a comforting bowl full of goodness!

It won’t take you to long to whip this meal up and it’s perfect if you’re cooking for a few people – you’ll definitely impress your friends with this one!

Ingredients

 

Makes 2 bowls

  • 1 small or 1/2 big cauliflower
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 big sweet potato
  • Few sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100 grams quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el hanout powder
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper

 

For the dressing

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat the oven on 220c.
  2. Wash your cauliflower and remove the florets from the stalk and place them in a bowl.
  3. Then add the coconut oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper and the Ras el hanout powder on top and mix well.
  4. Next place the cauliflower on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for about 15 min until they turn slightly brown. Make sure to check them every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn.
  5. Meanwhile cut the avocado into small pieces and cook the quinoa according to the package.
  6. Then cut the sweet potato into small cubes and boil for about 5-6 minutes until they are soft.
  7. To prepare the spinach place a little coconut oil in a pan and bake until soft.
  8. Once the cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach, quinoa and avocado are ready you can whip up your dressing by adding all ingredients into a bowl and mixing well.
  9. Now you are ready to prepare your bowl!
  10. Simply place the quinoa on the bottom as a base and place the cauliflower, sweet potato, avocado and spinach on top. Finish it off by topping it with a spoon of hummus, some sun-dried tomatoes and of course by drizzling over some of your dressing!

 

Bon a petit! 

 

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Coffeelab – the trendiest coffee spot with the most delicious cappuccino

 

Who doesn’t love walking through the city on an early morning with the sun in your face while you walk towards your favourite cafe to get a fresh cup of coffee. I mean, does it get any better than that? I love Eindhoven not only because its my home-town, but also because its a city that represents a typical Dutch atmosphere. Here you actually walk over the street while saying good morning to strangers, say “bless-you” to someone who sneezed but you’ve never seen before. Everyone is on a bicycle or walking and seem to take their time, enjoying the sun, because there is no rush. We take our time to have our sweet breakfast, to cycle to work and stop along the way to get our favourite coffee.

 

 

One of my favourite places to grab my morning coffee is at Coffeelab.

When I first came to Coffeelab I immediately felt comfortable. Fresh green plants cover the ceiling and a warm atmosphere is created by the wooden interior and the smell of freshly made coffee and croissants. It’s a place where you feel at home.

 

What I get

That’s not a hard choice right?! Coffee of course! They roast their own coffee which is a blend made with 70% Brazilian beans and the remaining 30% originates from various other African countries. The coffee has a delicious sweet and fruity taste and its not at all bitter nor watery – an absolute winner for me!

I usually get a Cappuccino (2.80 Euro) with almond or oat milk. But they also offer coconut and soy milk – plenty to choose from!

They also make fresh snacks or if you feel like something fresh you’re also at the right address! They have various delicious smoothies which are made with 100% biological ingredients. My favourite is ‘Lovely Green‘ (4.95 Euro) which is made with spinach, avocado, appel, broccoli, mango, spirulina, wheatgrass and barley grass. For those who prefer the pink smoothies then the ‘Berry Bomb‘ is the perfect choice! This smoothie is made with acai, blueberry, blackberry, banana, strawberry, apple, hennep protein and Baobab. It’s deliciously sweet but still super healthy! Win win!

 

 

Where to go

Coffeelab is open everyday  from Monday to Friday it’s open from 7am-7pm, on Saturday 9am-7pm and on Sunday 10am-7pm. The address is Stationsplein 17, 5611 AC Eindhoven.

Enjoy!

 

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Summery fennel and orange salad

 

Summer is on it’s way which means its time for smoothies, acai bowls and summery salads! I personally love the combination of fruit and vegetables in a dish as fruit makes even the most boring plate vibrant and exciting. Which is proven in this simple and delicious salad! Orange and fennel is the perfect combination of crunchy and juicy and gives an amazing texture and flavour. This is one of my favourite summer salads that you can whip up on any day!

Ingredients

  • 2 handfulls rucola
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 large fennel
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Start by cutting the fennel in small pieces.
  2. Then peel and slice the orange in pieces (keep the juice that spills from the orange, it’s great to drizzle on top of your salad at the end).
  3. Get two big hands full of rucola and place it in a big bowl.
  4. Equally sprinkle both the pieces of fennel and orange on top.
  5. Drizzle the extra orange juice you had kept from earlier over the salad.
  6. Also drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top and season with some salt and pepper.

 

Toss everything up and you’ve got yourself a deliciously fresh salad in no time! Bon appétit!

 

 

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Crispy tofu sandwich

Being Dutch I grew up with a love for bread. A standard breakfast and lunch consisted of thick slices of fresh bread topped with a thick layer of butter and my favourite Dutch delicacies such as Maaslander Cheese, Old Amsterdam or Hagelslag (Dutch Chocolate Sprinkles). Bread has become something very authentic and special for me and will always bring me back to my Dutch roots.

Now a days I’m still a huge fan of having thick freshly made bread for both lunch and breakfast and that’s why I love making this ‘Crispy Tofu Sandwich’ to spice things up a little! This sandwich is full of different flavours and textures and also has the right vitamins and fats to give you some energy for the day! Plus, it’s super yummy!

Ingredients

Serves:  1

  • 4/5 slices of tofu
  • 4 chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon humous
  • handful of iceberg or rocket salad
  • 2 slices of chunky bread (Rye bread)

Method

  1. Drain the tofu and wrap it in some kitchen paper or a kitchen towel to get rid of any excess liquid. Leave for about 10 min.
  2. Spread the honey evenly over the tofu slices.
  3. Heat up some oil (I use coconut oil) in a pan and fry the tofu slices for about 5 min on each side until slightly golden and crispy.
  4. Remove the tofu from the pan and add the mushrooms, cook for about 3-5 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Toast your bread.
  6. Now get ready to put your sandwich together! Spread a thick layer of humous on one piece of toast. Then add a layer of iceberg or sprinkle some rocket salad. On top of this add your tofu slices. Slice the avocado and place these on top, season avocado to taste with salt and pepper. Then add the mushrooms and top of your sandwich with the other piece of toast.

Now get ready to get stuck in! Enjoy!

 

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