Agroposta | Post uit de natuur

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Laatst toen ik bij mijn favoriete tentje in mijn buurt wat ging drinken zat ik weer uren na te denken over wat ik zou kiezen. Als je zwanger bent, is de keuze iets moeilijker en na een tijdje heb je ook wel genoeg van Spa Rood/Cola/Bitter Lemon. Gelukkig kwam de eigenaar met een verrassend nieuw drankje voor mij, wat sindsdien dus mijn favoriet is!

Het gaat om een nieuw limonademerk: Agroposta. Ze maken limonade met enkel natuurlijke ingrediënten, in 5 verschillende smaken. De limonade kun je gewoon net als altijd mengen met water et voila; je hebt een perfect verfrissend zomerdrankje!
De limonade wordt gemaakt in de smaken Lavendel, Framboos, Salie, Vlierbloesem en Citroen. Toen ik de Lavendel proefde voor het eerst was ik al verkocht. Heerlijk met een paar verse muntblaadjes en veel ijs!
Daarna meteen de Framboos geprobeerd, en ook deze smaakte echt super! Je proeft echt de pure framboos. Vandaag heb ik de Salie geprobeerd en ook deze is favoriet geworden. Ik heb er nog een paar schijfjes aardbei doorheen gedaan, want aardbei maakt natuurlijk alles lekkerder ;)

Agroposta is vooralsnog alleen te koop bij horecazaken in Amsterdam (check hier welke) maar daar komt snel verandering in. Hou de Facebook pagina van Agroposta dus goed in de gaten en ga naar één van de horecazaken om te proeven!

 

How to trick people….

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..Into thinking you are from Amsterdam.

Of course I stole got the idea from the genius called Garance Doré, but that funny article did got me thinking. When being in a different country, or even a different city, you can immediately tell who lives there and who doesn’t. The little customs of the city residents easily separate them from those who are there just for a visit. That reminds me when I first came to Amsterdam, how everyone acted completely different from the people I was used to back in Eindhoven. Back home everybody was very introverted, minded their own business like it was nobody’s business and in Amsterdam everyone was all over the place. It took me quite some time to get used to this ‘Amsterdam-lifestyle’, but after 6 years living here I am completely settled.

So, if you’re ever in Amsterdam; follow this list and trick everyone into thinking you are from Amsterdam. ;)

|Ride a bicycle everywhere
I’m not talking about those rented ones, those will give you the tourist-mark in an instant. I’m talking about an old, rotten, almost-falling-apart bicycle. Know how to ride one and you’re already halfway there.

|Give every tourist the look of death
We (people that live in Amsterdam) hate tourists. They don’t know how to ride a bicycle, how to walk on the sidewalk and they stop in the middle of the road everywhere. They are just not wanted.

|Know your area
Because Amsterdam is divided in so many different areas, people often only go to places in their own neighborhood. Learn all the hotspots in one (cool) neighborhood and people will think you live there. If they start talking about a bar or anything from another neighborhood you just say: “Oh, I don’t know that bar, it’s on the other side of town! I never go there.”

|Act like you’re in a rush
We are always in a rush, even if we’re not. When going to work, going to lunch, going drinking or shopping. Always. When someone blocks your way, give them the tourist-look-of-death and a deep, loud sigh and continue your way. Annoyed.

|Wear flats
Amsterdam is not heels friendly at all. If you see someone wearing heels their A| not from Amsterdam, B| only going to 1 meeting C| the editor of ELLE magazine. If you’re not A,B or C; wear flats.

|Dress like you don’t care
Don’t ever dress up on a daily basis. The I-just-woke-up-like-this-and-I-don’t-care-look is the way to go in Amsterdam.

|Hate the Kalverstraat
The Kalverstraat is one of the biggest and busiest shopping streets in Amsterdam, full of tourists. We never go there, unless it’s an emergency or we want to visit Zara.

Food | Sushi salad

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Oh.my.god. This Sushi salad was SO good! I took this quick snapshot with my iPhone because I just couldn’t wait on starting this food fest.
When being pregnant you have to miss out on lots of delicious food, one of them being sushi -my favorite-. But when you’re craving something you have to be creative and that’s where Pinterest comes in. I found this delicious recipe on sushi salad, but I din’t have all the ingredients so I did my own take on it. I also don’t respond well to rice lately, so I replaced the sushi rice with red quinoa. It was so damn good I can eat this everyday for the rest of my pregnancy.
Of course if you’re not pregnant, but are too lazy have no time to make sushi you can also make this salad. You can replace the surimi for raw salmon, tuna; actually anything you like.

What you need:

- Lettuce
– Surimi sticks (or crab, lobster, shrimps, tuna, salmon, whatever)
– 1/2 Cucumber
– 1 Avocado
– Sesame seeds
– Wasabi mayonaise
– Regular mayonaise
– 1 lemon
– Nori leaves
– (red) Quinoa

What to do:

1. Start by cooking the quinoa as it says on the package
2. In the meantime roast the sesame seeds in a hot dry pan
3. Take 1 teaspoon of wasabi mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of regular mayonnaise and the juice of the lemon to make the dressing. Meanwhile; keep an eye on those sesame seeds. They should be done by now, so let them cool of a bit
4. When the quinoa is done, rinse it off with cold water and let it leak out in the fridge for about 20 minutes
5. Cut the cucumber and avocado into pieces and shred the surimi sticks
6. Cut the nori leaves into small pieces
7. Mix everything together and toss in a bowl
8. ENJOY!