Last weekend, I was at my first ever food blogger conference, Njam Zgodbe, and what was even more special: I was a guest speaker ánd the conference took place in Slovenia!
Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are real autumn and winter vegetables. I use them a lot in this season. When I was thinking about starters for the Christmas dinner, I came up with the idea to make a pumpkin sweet potato soup. Sweet potato is only low FODMAP in a limited amount, up to 70 g per portion, but by combining it with other vegetables, you can still use it in your meals. Pumpkin has been tested again by Monash University recently and in this test was found that Japanese pumpkin doesn’t contain any FODMAPs. This means you can eat it in larger amounts without getting problems. That’s great because pumpkin is very healthy and versatile.
In my first interior blog post, I already told you that I moved to my very first apartment three weeks ago. I did live in a student house when I was still studying, but I think this is a bit different. For the first time, I have a place that I can decorate how I want it! Therefore, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest in the last weeks, looking for interior DIYs and creative ideas. Because, even though most furniture is already there, there are a lot of things that I still want to change.
As it is almost Thanksgiving, I thought it was time to share a Thanksgiving recipe on my blog. Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, it has become more known in the Netherlands and I even got the chance to celebrate it once myself with a group of international students. I choose to make a side dish: a pumpkin sweet potato salad with candied pecans. All the great autumn/winter ingredients together in one salad, if you ask me!
This recipe is for everybody who loves salted caramel as much as I do. I made salted caramel sauce last week! I never made caramel before, so I was a bit afraid that I would let it burn, but making caramel sauce was a lot easier than I thought. The result was absolutely delicious. I could have eaten it with a spoon. It tasted exactly like the salted caramel in the chocolate that I love so much.