Food Adventures #1

food adventures

You might not know this yet, but I’m a real foodie. Good food is one of the things that I can’t take my  mind off, my boyfried even makes jokes about it so you can imagine how food obsessed I can be. I’m not the best cook in the world, so therefore Contentable hasn’t become a food blog ;) but I thought, why not give some travel inspiration about food. I have visited so many places where I want to back, just for the things that I have tasted there. It maybe sounds strange, but really i’m not kidding. I wish I could have taken the recipe home or even better the food stall or restaurant. In this post i’ll tell you about three longed-for foods that are out of reach and if you like this one maybe more will follow! Enjoy and good luck with not getting too hungry.

1. Thai Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut

Who has been to Thailand knows probably exactly what i’m talking about. Mango sticky rice with coconut sauce is a Thai dessert and especially in Bangkok you can buy it everywhere. Go to one of the many food stalls or order it at a restaurant where it’s likely to be on the desert menu. Mango sticky rice with coconut consists out of, prepare yourself… mango, rice and coconut ;) what a shock. The rice is salty and sticky and combined with the sweet mango and perfect coconut sauce it’s one of the best desert you’ll ever get. Want to DIY? Try the instructions on this blog: The Kitchn. I’ve read on many blogs that it’s pretty easy to make, so let me know if you tried!

2. Brazilian Acaraje!

Okay I discovered that you can’t make a nice picture of Acaraje and it also needs some explanation because you can’t really tell what’s in it. The first time that I tried it in Brazil was when I was visiting Salvador and it was really good, somebody of our hotel recommended it and we ended up eating it a lot that vacation. Acaraje is made from peas, some sort of beans, that’s formed into a ball and then fried. After frying the ball is filled up with vegetables and if you like some shrimps are added as well. I often took the vegetarian version. It’s probably not the most healthy food in the world, since it’s fried, but the taste is really good and because of the vegetables everything is nice and juicy. Another pretty fun thing, acaraje is often sold by a little bit older typical brazilian woman in a huge dress. Looks pretty awesome, so getting one is an adventure in itself.

3. Italian Taleggio with sweet onions

Oh my… how I love Italian food. Especially deserts like tiramisu or panforte, but also pasta’s, salads and sandwiches… I could eat it everyday. At the top of my Italian food list is a sandwich with taleggio cheese and sweet onions. I got it a few years ago and it was the best sandwich I have ever had. So therefore my number #3 is the Italian Taleggio sandwich. Oh and if you want to try it someday, the taleggio cheese, prepare yourself for the smell!

Which one of the above would you like to try and what is your longed for food out of reach? Let me know!

Interior inspiration: Tiles

interior inspiration

When I’m dreaming about my future house one of the things I imagine are tiled floors or walls. A tiled floor in the hallway, tiled walls in the bathroom, a tiled floor in the kitchen… I’m loving it all! Somehow it gives me a summer feeling and I think it can look really beautiful, if you use a nice pattern or colour ofcourse. The basic plain tiles that you find in many houses are ofcourse not on the wishlist. The only thing that I am worried about is that it maybe feels uncomfortable cold to your bare feet. Not the best feeling when you just woke up and your making some breakfast in your kitchen I can imagine… But well, who wants to look good has to sacrifice sometimes! And the look of some colourful, beautiful shaped tiles makes it all worth it I think. See for yourself:

Festival Fashion #1

Festival Fashion

Fi-nal-ly! I have waited way to long for spring to arrive and the festival season to start! So you can imagine how happy I am that i’ve got tickets for one next weekend. If it’s nice weather I think i’m going to wear this festival outfit. What do you think? I was looking for the white lace short a while now and I also love the black and white zebra top with multiple layers. Putting my Ray Ban’s on, add a gold circle necklace or some bracelets and I’m ready for it!

 

H&M Order: Black meets white

What do you think of my latest H&M order? I think i’m going to keep the white lace shorts and the zebra printed top with multiple layers. Also love the black and white aztec printed top, but i’m not sure if it’s worth keeping if I also inted to keep the zebra top. Which one would you choose? The black lace top is also a keeper, but i think i’m going to send the snake printed beige blouse back and the black bag as well. The bag looks a little bit to plastic for me, i guess. And well the bikini.. really love it, but I already have so many haha! What to do, what to do…

Order H&M