I am currently completely obsessed with labeling EVERY single thing. I’m blaming my new Brother VC-500W Colour Label Printer and watching too many episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (and possibly also my pregnant best friend’s who I believe somehow gave me some of her nesting hormones) because I seriously have a need to re-organize EVERYTHING. Project number 1 (most urgent ;)): my studio!


Because we shoot a big amount of videos in the studio every week, I have way too many packs of the same products lying around; you know the drill - a little bit of flour in this package, a little bit in the other. I buy new ones coz I think I don’t have enough and end up with no overview over what we still have there. Today was a free day so I thought it would be a great project to do with Fer. He loves to put things in boxes and jars and he loves stickers so I gave him a task to find all the same products in the studio and then we placed them in jars.

We then created two different sizes of labels - 50 mm ones for the big jars, and the 25 mm ones for the small jars. The printer is super easy to set up, you just pick your size of labels that you then insert and download a Brother app on your phone. You can create everything in the app itself and can go as crazy as you want - since my studio is serene and white, I created black and white labels in the editor of the app and printed them straight from my phone.


Next weekend I am planning to organize all the props and yes, more labels will be involved in that. I have 5 types of cutlery that need to be sorted and put in separate boxes and I won’t even mention the amount of small cloths, little bowls, kitchen utensils - ok let me stop coz I would need another page to list everything in need of sorting and that’s just in the studio. Fer committed to organizing his toys too - let’s hope he will be as enthusiastic as he was today :)



Okay, so honestly I never thought the resort type of holidays were really my thing. I was always more of a ‘free bird’ and all my holidays were not very planned and activities very spontaneous. Even after Fer was born, I managed to do some travelling with him that was quite impromptu. However as he grows older and needs more entertainment and activities to do, I started appreciating the type of holidays that are filled with things to do for Fer and can keep him busy so he gets his crazy monkey energy out of him. And any place that also has spa and swimming pool so mama can feel totally relaxed are a total win! The place that recently has risen above all my expectation was Center Parcs in Le Lac d'Ailette, France. Just a 2,5h drive from home but it made me feel as if I was in a different universe for 4 days!


Not only was it the most charming - it felt like we were in some adorable town somewhere, I don’t know, far away from Belgium hehe. We had a VIP cottage that was right at the water so we enjoyed breakfast with ducks and swans in the sun (we also decided the place must have its own ‘micro-climate’ as it was sunny and hot for all the time we were there. Like it was t-shirt and beach weather! (you can check my stories on Instagram in a highlight named ‘Center Parcs’ to see more of the village!)


Don’t mind the Unicorn bathing cap, Fer had stitches on his head but that was not going to stop us from enjoying the tropical pool! We are both crazy about water so pools are obligatory when we go on holidays but of course not all of them are as amazing as this one was. It even had a sand box in the water - if you know my kid, sand boxes ARE LIFE and a sand box in the water? I was hearing about it for days!


One of the activities at the resort were riding lessons for kids. You have to understand this is totally outside of my comfort zone. I know I know, coming from the person doing crazy stuff all the time, when it comes to Fer I am just so overprotective and want to protect him from anything. Like falling of the pony. So the ride looked pretty much like that: Fer - mama I LOVE THIS. Me - can mama just hold you a bit while you ride? Fer - STAY AWAY MAMA. I’m big boy! Me - just a little bit? Fer - NO! I’m big boy. Me - omg, he’s gonna fall. Fer - FASTER HORSIE, FASTER. It was so much fun, mostly for Fer haha but I loved seeing him be so confident on the pony and I as shocked at how good he was at that!


I honestly really can’t wait to go back! I’m already planning a little getaway there with my sister and her boys and my mom in the summer! Who is joining us? ;)


Hey friends!

Here is you ‘not so Martha Stewart’ with a few more laundry tips. I’m still daily fighting stains (can anyone tell me how many stains a day a kid can make? like coooome on!) but today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite laundry inventions ever - the Colour & Dirt Collector and Super White.

I can’t even count the amount of times I have ruined clothes - okay I won’t call it ruined but let’s say I gave a lot of clothes an unintentional make-over. I hate it when colours from one piece of clothing run onto other pieces of clothing and then you open your washing machine and suddenly all the clothes have a subtle touch of pink. Or blue. Admit, I am not the only one to whom it happened right? I know I’m not because if you start googling “laundry turned…” the first word that appears is PINK!


With the amount of laundry that is going through my house I can barely keep up and I really try to be as careful as I can be when it comes to colours. Yet I couldn’t seem to always prevent the unintentional colouring from happening. I have started putting the Dr. Beckmann Colour & Dirt Collector cloths with every color laundry and I can proudly say I have not ruined any piece of clothing for a very long time. The cloths are great and every time when I think ‘oh, there probably won’t be any color running in this particular pile of laundry’ and then I take it out and the cloth is completely red. So no more risk taking for me, it’s now a standard procedure for me to quickly add the cloth before I turn my machine on.


When it comes to keeping my white laundry white, I use the Dr. Beckmann Super White and it’s MAGIC! Y’all know I’m not super excited about laundry in general but there is one exception. I used to be very apprehensive to buying white clothes, one because of stains, and two because they would never stay very white for a long time but turn yellowish instead. The Super White was the second product from Dr. Beckmann (after the famous soap that saved my baby’s clothes) and it kinda gives me a little rush when I am about to open the machine after the white laundry has finished. Just because I know that my white clothes will be as white as , I don’t know a virgin’s dress I guess hehe and they always are. Everything looks so pure and so white and oh, I just love it!

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own and I seriously don’t know what I would do without Dr. Beckmann products!


I’m no Martha Stewart. I won’t even pretend I’m an expert on laundry. I’m far away from that. It’s not that I hate doing laundry…. Oh wait. It is. It totally is. I hate doing laundry. I mean, I have totally bought new undies and socks once or twice (or more) because I run of out the clean ones. It also happened that I left laundry in the washing machine for days. More than a few times. So no, I am not the greatest person to give you laundry tips. But there is one part of the whole laundry thing that I have mastered, and that is removing stains! 


‘How?’ you may ask. Well, out of necessity. I am the clumsiest person who daily works with food. My clothes are pretty much constantly covered in some type of stains. Coffee, curry, tomato sauce and oil are some of my least favourite ones. To add to that, Fer thinks it’s totally okay to use his sleeves as a mouth wipes (working on teaching him that it’s SO NOT OKAY but I have not been successful yet). What it comes down to is that there is never a stainless pile of laundry here. NEVER. 

I discovered Dr. Beckmann gall soap through my mom who brought it from home when I was struggling with breastfeeding poop stains (sorry guys for TMI but this shit is so hard to get rid of, you know if you’re a mom what I’m talking about) and it was literally the only thing that got the stains out. 

I have since discovered lots of other products from Dr. Beckmann which are seriously a life saver (or rather a clothes saver)! The PreWash with gall soap is my favourite one to go to - it’s always in my kitchen so I can just grab it in my clumsy moment (which is as you have gotten already pretty often). It has an easy brush and it works within 10 minutes, you put it on a few minutes later you can wash it. It pretty much works on all kind of stains but I have 3 other favourite products for my 3 least favourite stains!


Stuff that I absolutely hate is anything with turmeric! I have had to get rid of so many clothes in the past because of freaking turmeric. And I love curry and golden milk and Dal but the stains turmeric leaves seemed to be FOREVER. But I tried one of the Dr. Beckmann products that are called ‘stain devils’ - little tubes that do magic for different type of stains and the curry stains CAME OUT! SO FROM NOW ON, NO WORRY ABOUT THE CURRY! First time ever. I also use it for tomato sauce, ketchup, chimichurri (okay you can it coz now I’m just getting hungry). 

My second favourite stain devil is the one for make-up! Because one other stain I really used to really get frustrated with is FOUNDATION ON WHITE CLOTHES! And I love white clothes. But I tend to somehow get my foundation all over the place in the morning rush and every girl knows how hard it is to get rid of make-up once it nicely blended not with your face, but your shirt. I tried the whole shaving gel tips and other things I found online before but nothing has done the job as perfectly as the Dr. Beckmann make-up stain devil

The third award to most annoying stains goes to: sweat stains! Yep, I’m no unicorn, I sweat. And I hate how my white t-shirts look under the armpits. Especially after the summer. Euuuw. I thought there was no way to save them but there IS. There is a Dr. Beckmann spray that makes the sweat and the odour disappear and I can’t even tell you how happy it makes me because I just hate to throw stuff away.


More laundry tips from your not-so Martha Stewart coming soon! So stay tuned!

Marta shares her family recipe for meringue cheesecake

When I was a kid, Sundays always seemed like a special day. My dad would wake up early to prepare an extraordinary lunch (I’m taking 5 types of vegetables, roasts, potatoes, salads) and he made sure it was ready by 12. There was no excuse to miss the lunch (not even when as a teenager I was so hangover I could sleep the whole day, nope)! We’re very serious about our food, you see!

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My mom, on the other hand, would bake a cake on a Sunday morning. She might not be the best cook in the world but her cakes! Oh her cakes are to die for. My absolute favourite till this day is the meringue cheesecake with peaches. She would always bake a giant tray of it (because sharing is caring - in Poland you don’t just bake cake for your kids, you bake it for the cousins and aunts and neighbours). When it was ready and cooling off, I would quietly sneak into the kitchen to eat a bit of the meringue that was on top of it. I always said to myself I’d take a piece and leave, but I could never stop on just one piece. I tried to carefully and strategically take out the pieces of meringue so no one would notice. Tried and miserably fail since I ended up eating out 1/3 of the topping. EVERYONE noticed. EVERY time. Don’t be fooled, the other layers of the cake are just as delicious and the best is the combination of all of them: the unsweetened dough, the peachy cheesecake and then the crunchy meringue. It might not be a cake that is made in 10 minutes but it is just the best (it might be gone in 10 minutes thought, a fair warning!)

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Dough layer:

220 g flour

90 g butter

3 egg yolks

1 el baking powder

Cheesecake layer:

250 g cream cheese (Philadelphia type) of cheese

1 egg

60 g sugar

6 peach halves (canned)

Meringue layer:

3 egg whites

40 g powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Put the dough ingredients in a Kitchenaid mixer and combine well on a low speed. Spray a baking tray with baking spray and make a layer from the dough. Put a small piece of the dough aside in a foil and put in the freezer while you prepare the rest of the cake.

Mix the cheesecake ingredients (except for peaches) in a bowl. Pour over the dough layer. Arrange the peach halves on the cheese layer.

Put egg whites into the Kitchenaid and mix on the highest stand. When the eggs are stiff, gradually add powdered sugar till a meringue forms. Scoop out the meringue on top of the cake.

Take out the small piece of dough from the freezer and grate in on top of the meringue.

Bake for 1 hour.


Marta tries the new fresh Dr Oetker pizza

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Dr Oetker pizza has always been my favourite supermarket pizza. It has been there with me for years now. Through celebrations and heart breaks and moves and renovations and those nights where I was too knackered to cook. Me and Dr Oetker just go way back you see.

Ok here is something you may not know about me. I am super weird about my pizza. I am very adventurous when it comes to food in general (duuh!) but not pizza. I’m super specific to what I like and there are just a few pizza’s that I really truly enjoy. So at restaurants I only order Margherita. Yes there are days I’ll go crazy and add some corn to it haha but with normal circumstances you will not see me having another pizza when I’m out. Then the supermarket pizza - the only pizza that I’ve been loyal too for what feels like million years is the Dr Oetker Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella. 

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Therefore, when I found out that Dr Oetker now offers pizza in the fresh section, I thought that’s all great BUT THE QUESTION IS : IS THERE MOZZARELLA PIZZA??? And there is. There is and it’s my favourite Dr Oetker pizza but in a Rolls Royce version! Pizza Fresca Mozzarella. It’s so cheesy, so full of flavour, just soooo soooo good. For loved the Verdura pizza because he loves his veggies bu you, of course, should definitely try the other flavours that are now available in the fresh section of Carrefour, Cora, Spar, Match and Colruyt and let me know what you thought! Around here, we are big fans! 


Somebunny is starting school on September 3 and with that comes a whole new habit that we will have to introduce to our lives: the school lunch boxes! 

You guys know I love cooking but lunch boxes are a new thing for me and I really take this new task seriously :) Lunch accounts for 1/3 of food that your child eats during the day so I want to make sure it is nutritious and delicious but also fun. 

When we get asked to come up with Peter Rabbit inspired lunch boxes to celebrate the release of the Peter Rabbit movie, I was super excited for several reasons: 
- Fer loves Peter Rabbit
- I get to practice school lunches and get more comfortable with the whole idea
- Fer loves Peter Rabbit ;) 

We first got to know Peter Rabbit when we were visiting my sister in the UK and Fer became a big fan of the books and later the animated stories. He has called him “blue rabbit” till about a month ago and I had to play the “mommy I am Blue Rabbit and you are Lily Bobtail” pretend game for months now. Now the new Peter Rabbit comedy film is out on Video on demand & Digital Download, we were not only super excited about the rabbit lunches but we are even more excited we get to give away the movies to you guys on Instagram

But before you head over there, check out the three lunch boxes I came out with! They got the stamp of approval from Fer (they were eaten within minutes) so I hope to get you inspired! 

Lunch box #1: PETER THE rabbit crackers, carrot sticks, cucumber and hummus 

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How to make rabbit crackers: use a cookie cutter in the shape of a rabbit to cut the shapes out of 2 wholewheat tortillas. Brush the rabbits with olive oil and put them on a baking tray lined up with baking paper. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about ten minutes on 180°C. 

Want to make homemade hummus too? Put 300 g canned chickpeas, 100 ml of the liquid from the can, 1 tbsp tahini, 1 garlic clove, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp olive oil into a mixer and mix everything till smooth hummus. Season with cumin and salt. 


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Needed for 12 muffins: 
200 g grated carrots
100 g grated zucchini
1 apple, grated
1 egg
60 g fine oats
100 g spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
100 g rozijnen
5 tbsp honey
250 ml milk

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl, mix spelt flour, fine oats, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, beat egg with honey and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently. Add carrots, zucchini and raisins.

Line 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full. Sprinkle each muffin with oats. Bake 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tin and let cool off. Enjoy!

Lunch box #2: PETER RABBIT’s ears sandwiches and radishes with yoghurt dip

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This is one to make when you only have a few minutes to make your kid’s lunch. It’s a brown bread sandwiches with cashew pasta and banana and radishes with yoghurt dip!
For the ear sandwiches: ok I’m not gonna teach you how to make a sandwich hehe but just make brown bread sandwich with organic cashew nut pasta and bananas and use a big cookie cutter to cut out the ears or just cut it with a knife. 



So before I even start, can someone tell me where did the last 3 years go? It's like I just literally got this baby out of me and he is starting school in September? Say whaaat??? I am not ready to do the whole 'let go' thing and I really am gonna miss spending so much time with him so I'm focusing on the school preparation part of it all instead of my own emotions. 

The preparation part is heaps of fun actually, I always loved it when I used to go to school and so this takes me back in time a little bit and hey, makes me feel young again. And look at this cheeky munchkin! He is so excited to go to school (let's hope he will be as excited once it starts hehe). 


I honestly had not much of an idea of what Fer needs for school except you know, the backpack hehe so we teamed up with Veritas and we got a little bit of help in the whole putting together the school essentials thing. I am sharing my absolute favourites but you can check out their entire BACK TO SCHOOL collection here. The backpack you can see above fits Fer perfectly and he can't stop giggling at his monster socks and rain boots and I honestly love them too! 


I also adore the ironing applications so I let Fer choose the ones he likes most and added them to some of his plain t-shirts. They are an inexpensive way to add a little bit of fun to kids clothing without it being 'too much' if you know what I mean. The fox is our absolute favourite! What do you think? 



In between living a busy (and a bit crazy) life and being a mommy, I barely get to invite people for a meal that makes some sense. When friends come over, most of the time they get served ‘photoshoot leftovers’ with a side of ‘whatever is hanging in the fridge’, you get what I'm saying. I don't think they really mind but when I send them an invite for a full blown festive three course meal that I promised to serve warm haha, they said yes right away. 


I don’t consider myself as a real chef (or even close) but I did feel a little bit like one on the day itself. HelloFresh offered me dinner with a new formula of a Premium dish added to your box - basically a restaurant worthy, excellent looking dish that you can make without having to slave away in the kitchen and (miss the dinner table gossip). And you guys, the dinner was seriously restaurant worthy! 

As a starter I served  coconut soup with haddock followed by tenderloin with veggies and seed-rice as main dish and ended with an apple and pear crumble *excuse me while I drool a little*. 


The sweet and tangy sauce from the Premium dish was one of the best sauces I have ever eaten so it would be a crime not to share with you. Here’s how you do it: 

For 4 persons
1 chilli pepper
2 cloves of garlic
4 cm fresh ginger, grated
2 press oranges
40 ml of soy sauce
1 star anise
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
100 ml of orange juice
1/2 bouillon cube 

In a saucepan, put the ginger, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce, star anise, brown sugar and 100 ml orange juice. Bring to boil and wait till the sugar has melted. Add 150 ml boiling water, bouillon cube and mix. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Keep warm on very low heat.

This sauce goes with, well euh... basically everything. Yes, even eaten cold with a spoon when all you guests have left. But if you want to be a little bit extra, serve it with bimi, paksoi and pork tenderloin.
Want to release your inner host(ess) god(des)? Add a Premium meal to your HelloFresh box, you won't regret it, I promise! 


Marta bakes a quiche! Bon appétit!

Bonjour! There is nothing better in French cuisine than a good quiche (ok maybe except buckwheat crepes, and chocolate souffle, and onion soup....ah, you get me, French food is just so good). I discovered Comté cheese earlier this year and I've been using it in everything (yep, even on pizza, yuuuum). It has this nutty, earthy flavour and fits perfectly in this mushroom & asparagus quiche! Recipe below (for Dutch recipe click here and watch me cook this on camera, no worries I tried to behave this time).   


For the crust: 
230 g flour
8 tbsp cold butter (in cubes) 
1 egg yolk 

15 champignons (sliced) 
6 white asparagus, (sliced)   
2 shallots (chopped) 
fresh thyme
3 eggs
250 ml cream (can be soy) 
150 shredded Comté cheese
Nutmeg, salt & pepper 

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Sift the flour into a large bowl, and add the butter and rub with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Add the egg yolk and mix with a until the dough just starts to come together. Put in a fresh foil and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough and put it in a lined pie shell. Put baking paper over it and fill in with rice or beans. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove paper and rice and set aside.

Put mushrooms, shallot and asparagus pieces in a lined baking tray. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes at 220°C.

Mix eggs, cream in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Fill the quiche crust with Comté cheese, roasted vegetables and the egg mix. Finish with some extra Comté cheese and bake 30-40 minutes.  


Bon appétit! 


It's Monday and this is my new go-to dish when I need a super quick lunch fix. It's done in 7 minutes, it's nutritious but most of all it's freaking delicious (tip: you can also use the coconut & lemongrass Bosto rice and if you want to make it at the office, take a soft boiled egg with you). 


Needed for 1 person: 
1 pack Bosto Coriander & Ginger rice for the microwave
1/2 avocado
1 egg
salt & pepper
fresh herbs 

That's how you make it: 
Prepare the Bosto Coriander & Ginger rice in the microwave (as per instructions on the package). 

Bring a pan of water to boil. Put a cling wrap in a espresso cup, oil it with oil or baking spray and break the egg into it. Use another piece of foil to close the foil wrap. Put in the boiling water and cook for 3 1/2 - 4 minutes. 

Put the rice in a bowl, add the egg, scoop out the avocado and season with herbs, salt & pepper. 



My bathroom has been ready for a while now except that I have been hanging towels in front of my windows to make sure that a view of me taking a shower will not end up on any 'interesting' website, if you know what I mean. My current bathroom was originally a shed above the garage so the windows are not your regular windows. They are small and low and not a standard size and I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them. Curtains would look too heavy and window foil would look too cheap. Not that towels were a better choice but I put my whole heart into making this bathroom so I was not going to compromise till I found something that works. And so I found Squid (nope, nothing to do with the squid you once had for dinner;). 


Squid is basically a self-adhesive transparent fabric that you stick on your windows. It covers the glass and it allows you to see the outside, but makes sure no once can see you from the outside. It lets this soft, dimmed light inside so I have a feeling that the world is covered in snow when I'm in my bathroom. It's qualitative, looks absolutely gorgeous and it has such a natural feel to it - I could not be happier with the result. It's also 100% Belgian which makes me extra happy (because YAY for local products). 

This is how it works: You order the Squid fabric based on the size of your windows which means you can use it on ANY window, no matter how unique. What you will receive is a piece of Squid self-adhesive fabric in your chosen colour (I just loved the white) that's a bit bigger than the size of your window. Yes, you'll get the instructions but it's pretty straight forward. You clean your window with ammoniac, stick the fabric and cut it at the edges with a cutter knife. Voila, done! Bonus: you will never have to clean your windows again (I mean, who likes to clean windows right, not me, for sure not me). 


I'm seriously obsessed with this product so go check it out, go go go! 

MARTA MAKES AN AWESOME bulgur SALAD (and awesome salads are seriously not easy to make).

Okay so this is basically the best salad in the history of salads. Okay okay, maybe just the best salad I have ever made but it is amazeballs and I ate it 5 times in the last 3 weeks. And that says something as I barely ever make the same thing more than twice. Bulgur is such a cool grain by the way, it doesn't have a very distinctive taste so you can easily incorporate it within other stronger tastes. Like goat cheese. Or pesto. It's high in minerals, a good source of plant-based protein and provides a good dose of the dietary fiber. Like I said, it's pretty fly. So here you go, without further ado, the bulgur - goat cheese - pesto salad, my ladies and gentlemen.  

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Needed for 2 portions: 
1 bag of Bosto bulgur
100 g rocket salad
4 tbsp cashew nuts
1 big goat cheese (not the fresh type but the one with the yielding rind)  
20 half-dried tomatoes (dried tomatoes are good too but the half-dried ones are just softer) 
20 olives (black and green) 
100 g grilled red bell pepper  
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh thyme 

Needed for green pesto: 
75 g basil leaves
60 g pine nuts
50 ml olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper 

How to make it: 
Cook the bulgur for 10 minutes in a boiling water. Drain and let cool off. 

Put basil leaves, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic cloves and lemon juice in a blender and mix till it’s smooth. Season with salt and pepper. 

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the cheese in half and put it in a baking tray. Drizzle the honey over it and sprinkle with thyme. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Arrange the rocket salad on the plates. Divide the bulgur in between the plates. Arrange the half-dried tomatoes, olives and red bell pepper and cashew nuts between the plates. Spoon the pesto over the salad and finish off with one piece of hot cheese on each plate. 

Enjoy! I know you will ;)



Beautiful weather is finally here, time to eat ice cream with every meal! Ice cream with  breakfast, lunch and dinner? Oh yes you know it, I'm a bit of a sinner. But hey, you know what they say? Apple a day keeps the doctor away! So if ice cream has apples it's TOTALLY OKAY! I got a box of Marlene apples and I saw sun was out. I was not gonna make apple pie, oh no I had no doubt. Nothing against apple pie, but I'm not gonna lie, ice cream wins any day, because it is my bae! Ok, I'm gonna stop rhyming and share the recipe! ENJOY! 

apple ice cream recipe

You will need: 
500 g greek yoghurt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, not peeled but cored and chopped in smal pieces
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp sweetener (I used sucralose) 
4 tbsp agave sirup 

For the apple sauce: 
600g red Marlene apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Juice from one lemon
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp honey 

How to make it: 
Make the apple sauce. Put the apples in a saucepan with the lemon juice and water. Cover and cook over a low heat until they are soft and mushy.Take off the heat and mix the honey. Cool.

In a pan, heat up the butter. Add apple pieces and the sweetener. Stir often and bake till the pieces of apple caramelize. 

In a bowl, mix Greek yoghurt, apple sauce, cinnamon, agave sirup and pieces of caramelized apple. Put it in a ice cream maker and freeze till they are gorgeously smooth and delicious. 

***If you don't have an ice cream maker, use the freeze and stir method: put the ice cream mixture in a baking dish and put it in the freezer. Remove it after 45 minute and stir vigorously with a spatula. Return to freezer but continue to check and stir well ever 30 minutes. Keep doing that till the ice cream is frozen, it usually takes about 3 hours. 

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I like spreads and crackers. I like them a lot. Too much maybe. As if in someone told me I can only eat crackers with a spread for the rest of my life, I'd be like 'well, sure, yeah'. Like yes, I'd miss a lot of other foods but I would be totally okay with it. Yep, I think I would not cry over it at all.

I've been totally into cashew spread lately so I was super excited to make a new cashew spread for the #topyourtuc campaign. Cheese flavour is my favourite TUC flavour and I promise you that my spread makes it just effin amazing. Cashews, roasted garlic, lemon and a pinch of salt - that's all you need for the "OMG THIS IS SO GOOD" result. 

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TUC cheese crackers
150 g cashews, raw and unsalted
1 heads of garlic
1 el fresh lemon juice
pinch of sea salt
1 el red beet puree
microgreens and/or sprouts 

Soak the cashews in water for at least 30 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Peel away all the loose outer layers around the head of garlic. Trim the top off the head of garlic. Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Peel outside off of bulb of garlic, then gently squeeze each clove out.

Drain the cashews and put them in a blender. Add garlic, lemon and salt and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix till the spread is smooth. If your spread is too thick, add a little bit of water to it. 

Spread it on the cheese TUC cracker. Add a bit of a red beet puree and sprinkle with the sprouts and microgreens. 



Honestly, I have not been aware of the existence of Flemish Ardennes before last Saturday. Even though the invitation did say that that is where I was going to spend my weekend, in my head, I was going to Ardennes. Which is not the same as Flemish Ardennes you guys. And that’s more than OK. Because I ended up having one of the best weekends in a long time. And so did little Fer. Such a treat! 

What a charming, peaceful, wonderful region for a relaxing getaway! The Flemish Ardennes are home to beautiful nature, calming views and what feels the never-ending walking routes (actually it's 850km and it's fudging a lot in a small ass country like Belgium). 

We started the weekend with a small hike in the nature before we settled into our logies Sentoo Relax. Hotel meets B&B is the best way I can describe and it has the best of both worlds, the service of the hotel with the ‘comfy home like’ feeling of the B&B. When I picked the place, I thought the best part will be the swimming pool and spa facilities but surprisingly, there was something EVEN better: a burger bus! A burger bus!!! You have to understand, Fer’s favourite things in life at the moment are cars, trucks & busses AND food (he is my son after all). The bus was standing in the backyard of our room and that was already extremely impressive to my little monkey. Imagine the excitement when were able to get on the bus and have dinner there! It was like Christmas and Easter and birthday combined! THAT level of excitement. Let's not forget the burgers which were artisanal and delicious and yeah, they were served in a bus. Come on! 

Next morning, before heading for our hike, we had breakfast that, oh my, you don’t eat every day: eggs, yoghurt, fresh bread, fresh juice, cheese, meat, mini pancakes … you name it, it was pure food porn. Thank god we planned a long walk to burn some of those scrumptious calories. 

We picked a route that was long enough to enjoy the nature and beautiful views of the region but short enough for my little munchkin to enjoy it as well (hey, you know, the attention span of a 2 year old). We parked the car on the Paddestraat in Velzeke (around Zottegem) and followed a few km route that took us through open fields and little woods and where, next to the landscapes and cows (called by Fer moo’s), we also got to enjoy quite a few old-timers passing by (you can guess who was most excited about that). Fer took a 4 hour nap afterwards which is unusual, so thank you calming nature of Flemish Ardennes - this mama could cook us some dinner and take a nap herself. 


I already marked a number of routes I want to do next so I honestly can't wait to go back. More info on the waling routes of Flemish Ardennes can be found on the site of



I am as interested in cleaning as I am in filling in tax-returns. Or waiting in lines. Or Kim Kardashian’s butt. I am not. I honestly get the urge to clean as often as I get the urge to, I dunno, relive high school. The problem though is that I don’t like to have a messy house (ok, a little bit of an organised mess is all good but I’m just saying, I’m not a slob). Since I was a kid and started getting pocket money, I would give half of it to my sister so I wouldn't have to clean. Or do house chores. Don't get me wrong, I am not a lazy person. I just think there are one million more interesting things I can do with my time than clean. Once I moved out of the house, I tried to get into this whole cleaning thing but I just suck at it. It also takes me forever. I don't know how I do it but what takes other people 1 hour it takes me 4! When I got a job, I also got a cleaning lady and my life has been much better since. 

Till I got a kid. I love my kid. More than anything. But it’s a messy business, being a mom. A cleaning lady once a week, no matter how wonderful she is, is not enough to keep my space mess free. And my floor crumble free. And you know what happens when you get a kid? You suddenly start living on your floor. I think it's the matter of being on similar level. And I refuse to hang out on a messy floor. But it’s almost impossible to keep it free of crumbs or those tiny dried pieces of play-doh! So when I got an email asking if I would be interested in trying out a robot hoover that vacuums my floor while I’m playing with the little one, or edit photos, or cook or chill on the couch (hahha nah that doesn't really happen around here) I was like OH YES, BABY! I don't say no to free help around the house and the Samsung POWERbot VR7000 was exactly the help I needed. Look at this handsome fella! 

As you can tell from this post, I do not know much about cleaning. So I could write a whole paragraph about how the POWERbot is smarter than other hoovers, or that it has an amazing suction power, or that it can detect and work around even tiny obstacles (and all other technical features that guys, are true and really do sound great) but instead I am going to say one thing: IT WORKS! It bloody works. It even gets all the dust and crumbles out from the edges of the floors. And it goes under my sofa and my tv table and Fer’s little table (but luckily avoids his duplo blocks, these things are like gold around here). It follows the dust and gets everywhere it needs to. So I don't have to. Ever. And it works on all different type of floors too, zero problems dealing with hardwood flooring, laminate flooring or even the tile flooring! Halle-freaking-lujah. 

Maybe you won't be as excited as me about the fact that IT JUST WORKS but here is a thing. I have tried other robot hoovers before. I have a simba and samba and rumba robots hanging out together in the attic because THEY JUST SUCKED! Or actually they didn't (YES, pun intended!) or they stopped working and I wasn't bothered to send them back. So a robot hoover that really does its job super well IS a new concept for me! And it has WI-FI too, so you can put it to work with your phone. Oh and it also has the self-cleaning system for the brushes, so I don't have to do that neither MUAHAHAHA (that's my evil laugh). Now I bought a house, I’m extra psyched I can leave the floors to my new handsome robot friend (Fer calls him Ronnie). I have much better things to do after all.  

If you're not impressed by my technical knowledge (sorry not sorry) and want to know more about the Samsung POWERbot, click right here to visit the Samsung website! 


Ok, it's just a layered smoothie, but it's my kind of food porn. 


This is how to make it: 

Purple layer: 125 g coconut yoghurt + 2 tbsp frozen blueberries + 1 tsp honey 

White layer: 125 g coconut yoghurt

Green layer: 1/2 avocado + 1/2 kiwi + 1 handful of spinach + 1 tsp honey + 50 ml almond milk

Topping: Organic peanut butter + blueberries + granola 

Put kiwi slices around the glass so this shizzle looks even more like food porn. 

Voila, go shine on Instagram now.