I love a good brunch. When I lived in London it was my favourite thing to do on a Sunday. You can get out of bed whenever you please, make your way to your favourite brunch spot, choose between sweet or savoury and stay and chat at your little table for hours. There's nothing more relaxing. Up until now, I hadn't found a brunch spot in Antwerp which I loved. But now I've found my brunch fix in Antwerp at Barchel. And they serve food all day, so there's really no excuse why you shouldn't try their (already) famous poached eggs on flatbread.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Although I often make banana pancakes on Sundays, I realised I never posted my updated recipe. I posted a delicious protein banana pancake recipe in 2014, but as you may know I've reduced my intake of animal products some time ago, so I've taken the eggs and milk out of the recipe so that it's all vegan now. I love a good stack of maple syrup-covered pancakes on a lazy Sunday!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
There's a brand new hotspot in town, and oh boy this is a good one. I present you Antwerp's new foodie heaven: Super Mercado. I was one of the lucky few to get a sneak preview last night, before the big opening today. Boasting more than 12 little food stands this will for sure become Antwerp's number one destination for all food lovers. Mercado is located super central, on the Groenplaats, right in the middle of the city's best shops and museums, which makes it the perfect place to grab a quick bite. Together with my best friend I took on the challenge of trying as many food stands as possible, so today I'll tell you which ones you can't miss!
Monday, October 10, 2016
After two trips to Moscow - one in November last year and one in August this year - it was about time that I wrote about this city. I went to Moscow for the first time in 2008 when I was too young to care about finding the best - and hidden - places in town ;) But during my last two visits I tried my best to discover some really good places. It's hard work but someone's gotta do it. So I did, and I will be telling you about the best museums, restaurants, shops, parks and other hotspots! Here's part one of my Moscow series: Moscow's best coffee places. Moscow's coffee scene has blossomed over the last few years which means there are tons of little places where you can get a great flat white, espresso or cappuccino, whatever floats your boat.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
This is a super easy and quick recipe, which you can hardly call a recipe actually. It's the kind of thing which is perfect when you have guests over and want to serve something sweet with coffee, or just when you feel like having chocolate which is a bit fancier than your average chocolate bar. Chocolate bark is a thin layer of chocolate topped with anything you like, such as chopped nuts and dried fruit. I tried chocolate bark with cacao nibs and sea salt in Moscow and realised it would be really easy to recreate at home, so here's my version!
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Antwerp is always a little bit behind on the "latest" food trends, but it finally happened: the very first proper Açaí bowl place has finally opened! I've eaten these delicious bowls for breakfast in Auckland, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Bali, Sydney... all around the world but not yet in Antwerp. Up until now I always made my own Açaí bowls at home, but now I can also grab one at a little place called Divers.
Monday, October 3, 2016
September was a busy month, which explains why it was painfully quiet over here (a grand total of 4 posts, whoops). I fully started my master's program in marketing, and it's taking a lot of focus and especially long days at uni. Next to that I also took the nutrition exam which I had been studying for since June, I moved to the centre of Antwerp and I had my best friends from London over for a weekend. All that paired with fantastic Indian summer temperatures. Who else isn't ready for fall yet?