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Maaike van Koert

Food & Health

Mango Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

For my birthday I came up with this Mango Lemon Cheesecake and it turned out too good not to share the recipe with you! I wanted this cake to be simple, so I used this lemon snack recipe for the base. For the cheesecake layer I took a simple vegan cashew nut topping and adjusted it by mixing in an entire fresh mango. The blueberries on top are just for decoration; you could add any fruit to your liking or…

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Food & Health

Recipe lemon almond balls

Yesterday I shared the chocolate balls recipe I came up with last week, and today when the kids were sleeping I managed to make and photograph the lemon almond version. This is what I quickly become to love about food recipes as apposed to crochet and knitting patterns; they are so quick! What an eye opener, haha. But, let’s get to it. The recipe. When you compare this recipe to the chocolate one, there’s lots of similarities. The basic difference…

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Recipe for vegan chocolate treats

Chocolate has always been one of my biggest food-loves. Or treat-loves I should say. When I know there’s chocolate in the house, I guarantee you it won’t last long. So when I changed my lifestyle and decided to cut out refined sugars, there was a slight problem. Now there’s the 90% chocolates of course, and I do love those, even buy them regularly. But, the best way for me to contain myself when it comes to snacking, is when I…

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Chocolate snack with mixed nuts

Being diabetic Type 1 and aiming for a healthy lifestyle, it took me a couple of months to find out what worked for me regarding breakfast and lunch; read more about the latter in this post. But picking the right snacks is still something I am working on. Of course there is fruit and crackers, but together with my tea or latte I prefer something chocolate or sweet. Usually that comes with lots of sugars; sugars I have to give…

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Crafts

First Birthday Daycare Treats

Welcome to the jungle! Hugo turned one on Saturday and I thought I’d share with you the non-food treats I made for his friends at daycare. Hugo is in a group with babies age 3 months to 2 years, which makes it hard to put together something age appropriate for all of them. I went with jungle animals and a balloon, so the parents can decide what and when to give to their baby. We gave the teachers a bag…

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Crafts

Advent Calendar in progress

After seeing this beautiful and stylish Advent calendar at Minke’s Instagram account, I knew I would be making one for my own kids one day. And when she posted this year’s version, I simply couldn’t hold myself back anymore. So I took what I found suitable yarns from my stash and started crocheting. Minke was very enthusiastic right away and we chatted away about the details. Since she has no blog, we will be using my blog to share the…

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5 tips for a balanced lunch

Let’s talk about meals. By that I mean, what meal of the day get’s your most attention and time? Did you ever look at your meals this way? Let me tell you something about my meals and how I realized the balance in my day was off, food wise. Before you read any further, please know I am not a nutritionist, food expert or alike. This is me, looking for ways to improve my daily life and lifestyle, learning by…

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recipe: vegan banana pancakes

In my search for a new breakfast routine I came across these vegan banana pancakes. I have altered the recipe a little bit so there is no added sugars to keep better control of my blood sugars. I make them at least once a week, it is such a treat to start my day with these cute and delicious little ones! Oh and if you are on a gluten free diet, these are for you too. VEGAN BANANA PANCAKES serves…

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Nieuwe Jumbo supermarkt – een belevenis

Op Instagram liet ik al het een en ander zien; er is een nieuwe supermarkt in onze woonplaats Vught. De voormalige Emté op het Moleneindplein is een Jumbo winkel geworden; de 600e Jumbo in Nederland. Wat een feest! Natuurlijk nam ik graag een kijkje op de dag van de opening. De nieuwe versafdeling heeft een heel uitgebreid assortiment met onder meer diepgevroren vis die je zelf kunt scheppen; ik ben er zo blij mee. De visafdeling en enorme variatie verspakketten vind ik fijn; soepen en…

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Lifestyle

Change is here – welcome to my new blog

Welcome to the third and new version of my creJJtion blog! I have been dreaming of and talking about a new blog for a year now, and I am so happy it finally is here. Huge credits go to Hilbert and Yvo from Studio Graphix who designed this blog for me, patiently answered my thousands of questions and made all the edits, big and small. If you are Dutch and looking for a fast, creative, hard working team to do…

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