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!

 

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Food | Lentilsalad with chorizo and surimi

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I recently re-discovered lentils and yet again; I’m addicted. Don’t even ask me why I had to re-discover them because I haven’t got a clue. Lentils are healthy, easy to combine and super delicious. I also love the flavour of chorizo combined with any type of seafood really. This time I had some left over surimi in the fridge so I wanted to give them a try in this recipe.

What you need for 2
– Lentils (I used green lentils)
– Lettuce
– Chorizo sausage
– Surimi sticks
– 1 red union
– Olive oil
– Pepper and salt

What to do

1. Start with the lentils. Put them in a pan with cold water and put them on the fire for a good 12 minutes. After that lower the heat and with a lid on the pan, let them boil for another 8 minutes.

2. For the chorizo surimi mix start with slicing the union. Heat up some olive oil in a skillet and add the union. Let it fry for a little while and then add the sliced chorizo, salt and pepper (as much as you like). Stir a bit and keep this on medium-low heat for 8 minutes or so.

3. Slice the surimi sticks in even 1 cm parts and add to the chorizo. Carefully toss around the surimi sticks to cover them in the chorizo-oil and give them a deliciously chorizo-taste. Keep this on low heat for 2 minutes and then set aside until the lentils are done.

4. Drain the lentils. You can rinse them with cold water, but I actually like the combination of the cold lettuce against the warm lentils and chorizo.So that’s up to yourself :)

5. Time to plate up! Place some lettuce on your plate, then the lentils and top it off with the chorizo/surimi mix.

6. Bon appétit!

Food | Easy pasta

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When coming home after a long workday I don’t always want to spend hours in the kitchen before settling myself down for a quiet night in. When I came across (long live Pinterestthis easy pasta recipe I tried it the same evening. I changed the recipe a little bit to my liking and boy, was it good! This is my recipe for a super easy, pure, healthy (?) pasta.

And if you have any leftovers; don’t toss them away! I saved my leftovers for the next day, added some more spinach salad and had a delicious pasta salad for lunch!

What you need for 2
– 200 gr pasta
– 8 tomatoes (they can be super ripe)
– Italian dried herbs (Oragano, Basil, etc)
– Shrimps (I used garlic shrimps)
– Creme fraiche
– Spinach salad mix
– 1 union
– pepper & salt
– Parmesan cheese

What to do
1. Boil 500 ml of water in a pan. In the meantime cut the union. Take 4 of the 8 tomatoes and cut them into parts.

2. Puree the rest of the tomatoes, and while mixing, add one tablespoon of creme fraiche and the dried herbs (and pepper and salt) of your choice.

3. Add the union to the pan and wait for it to turn a bit transparent. Then add the sliced tomato and pureed tomato to it.

4. The whole mixture is a bit ‘watery’ now, so reduce the sauce until it’s thicker. In the meantime your water is boiling and you can cook your pasta all dente.

5. When your tomato mixture is a solid sauce, add the shrimps and 3 tablespoons of creme fraiche.

6. Drain your pasta and add to the tomato mixture. Toss around and add the parmesan. At last add the spinach salad mix (as much as you like) and toss around one last time.

7. Plate up and enjoy your meal!

Work out inspiration | Work that body

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I am not really totally not a work out person. I’d rather be lazy than tired, but I do understand that your body functions better when you work out regularly. I all starts with the proper outfit –duh-. That doesn’t only makes you look good but also makes you feel confident to succeed in a good work out. At least that’s how it works for me… I’ve had my work out gear long before I even started thinking about really working out ;).

Anyway, I started Bootcamp training yesterday and although I felt like I was dying, I’m going to do it again next week. While working out your body produces endorphin hence the happy feeling you have after a work out. If you don’t want to start working out outside and/or in a group, which I can understand, you can start by doing some exercise in your living room.
The last image is a good starter, it is called the Malibooty-work out and is supposed to give you a hot and firm behind! For some more at-home exercises you can check out my Pinterest board “For the love of a Hot Body“.

And remember… Sweat is your fat crying ;)