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Birthday Treat #2

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A while ago Mini (who now officially is a Maxi) turned 5. And here in Holland that means handing out treats at school. This is what we made last year for his pre-school. This year we made popcorn with edible confetti to celebrate.

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We made popcorn for 30 kids. So that means some serious quantities.
Here’s what you need:
– 600 grams of popcorn (use ready made if you want to make everything in advance)
– 2 bars of white chocolate
– edible confetti 50 grams
– candy paper 15 pieces
– tooth picks 30 pieces
– 30 popcorn boxes (I got mine here)

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Here’s what you do:
– Cut out your shapes (we made the number 5 obviously) from the candy paper.
– Then melt the chocolate, I just used the mircowave but old fashioned au bain Marie is good too.
– Put a drop of chocolate on the back of your candy paper and place a toothpick on top.
– Let it dry (this takes some time) and this is how you get your topper.
– Make the popcorn or just open the bag.
– Divide the popcorn over the popcorn boxes.
– Drizzle the chocolate over the boxes.
– Than sprinkle the confetti over everything.
– Place the topper on each of your popcorn boxes and presto!

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Lazy Sushi

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I often feel like sushi but even more often I really really don’t have the time to go through the hassle of making it, like on a tuesday evening when you just got home from work. Lazy Sushi is the answer!

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Get:
white or brown rice 200 gr.
pealed edamame 200 gr.
1 cucumber
1 avocado
2 spring onions
1 teaspoon ginger syrup
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

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Do:
– Cook the rice as usual.
– Blanch edamame (peal them first if you got the pods).
– Chop the cucumber and avocado in tiny pieces.
– Chop spring onions in fine rings.
– Mix the ginger syrup, ricevinagar, soy sauce, sesame oil and wasabi together.
– Taste and add a little more wasabi if you like.
– Pour this marinade over the veggies and mix.
– Once the rice is done, mix the rice together with the veggies.
– Cut the nori into tiny pieces (use scissors it’s a lot quicker!)
– Mix the nori in with the rice and veggies.
– Before serving, you sprinkle everything with black sesame seeds.

And as a bonus feel free to add some raw salmon into the mix or on the side with some soy sauce and wasabi.

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This is where I found the recipe: oatmealista

 

Cool Orange Popsicles

It’s finally summer here in the Netherlands. And that means eating lots of ice creams. I like making my own, so here’s a simple recipe for homemade orange/yogurt popsicles.

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250 ml yogurt (I used non-fat, but anything will do)
250 orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The honey and vanilla are to take the edge of the sour flavors of the yogurt and orange juice. I only used a little, but feel free to add more according to your own taste.
Then fill up your popsicle molds and freeze!

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