Simone's Kitchen
Before and after |

Weighing in – two years later….

I did question the fact if I should be posting this or not with the well… not so flattering pictures. But I do think my story is one that a lot of people will recognize one way or the other and maybe I can...

Healthy poke bowl with cauliflower rice |

Have you tried the Poké bowl-madness already?

The new thing Isn’t it funny how certain food things can all of a sudden become the next best thing? Poké bowls is one such example or should I say in general it is food in bowls. And for good reason as there is...

Cauliflower fried rice with kale |

Cauliflower rice with kale and changes in life

Is is really february already? Wow, I can’t believe that the year is already getting away from me with lightning speed… Before I could say ‘Happy Newyear’ it is already February. I’m pretty sure it must be a sign of getting old. Haha… or...

How to make the best oliebollen |

Have a happy Newyear ( and try these Dutch treats!)

Dutch oliebollen I figured I could not leave the year 2017 without giving you the best recipe everrrr for olieballen. It’s a Dutch treat and doesn’t translate all that well. You could call them donuts as that is what it most closely resembles but...

Sticky drumsticks |

Budget Christmas from the slowcooker – Sticky chicken

Christmas on a budget Christmas and in general the entire month of December is certainly not the most budget friendly. It looks like nothing is enough. I heard that people have been shopping here online for 385 million euro of stuff. 385 million! That...

The perfect leg of lamb |

The perfect leg of lamb

The perfect leg of lamb Are you already feeling the christmas stress? Or is everything already arranged and the whole Christmas menu a done deal? I am taking it really easy this year as we are going out for dinner. Twice… It’s actually not...

Quick christmas dessert with pistache and orange |

Very quick Christmas dessert with pistache and orange

Snow and traffic We’ve had a massive amount of snowfall the last two days. And while I totally love looking at snow it always seems to evoke a complete panic across the nation in terms of driving. Traffic jams, accidents and the like. I...

Fennelsalad with pomegranate |

Fennel salad with pomegranate and goat cheese

Almost Christmas Can you believe it is december already? Whatever happened to the year? In just three weeks time I am up for the exam for my holistic nutrition course. The first test exam we did a few months ago, I failed miserably, but...

Zagorje region, Croatia |

Culinary trip to Zagorje region – Croatia

In my previous life when I still worked at an office (for Nike) my boss came from Croatia. We’re talking at least 20 years ago so the war was still fresh in everyone’s mind. Croatia as a holiday destination didn’t really come to mind...

Onion cake with basil and brie |

Onion cake with basil and brie

I’m back It kind of feels like I have been traveling forever… But I am back for a week now before moving to Croatia for a few days. Life’s hard.. 🙂 We were on holiday in Greece for a week, I got back for...


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