Kickstart Breakfast

Besides cooking I also have a number of different hobbies. I love reading for example, and not just the cookbooks! When on a holiday I always cary a bunch of books with me and I can read on and on for hours! I thing not many days go by that I’m not reading.

Not too long ago I started crocheting, a new hobby was born and such an addictive one! I was totally inspired by all the beautiful homemade blankets I saw on Pinterest. I really wanted to make something like that myself and with some YouTube instructions I started my first grannysquare blanket. After the blanket some pillows followed and soon enough I had some friends and relatives asking me if I wanted to make baby blankets. Crochet is such a lovely, soothing hobby and it gives so much satisfaction when making something by yourself! This week I finished my latest crochet-project: a girly baby blanket in chevron pattern, but I’m already in search for a next project! Can’t wait to start a huge blanket for my own, but still in doubt about the pattern and colors. There are so many beautiful colors and patterns…

Baby Blanket

I also have another project on the roll for today: making an organiser for my next-year’s classroom! I found a lovely DIY project and can’t wait to get started! One of my goals for the coming year is to create peace in the classroom and I think this desk organiser would come in really handy for that! But before I rush to the DIY store for some wood and screws, I’m having a kickstart breakfast and a work-out!

The Kickstart is a recipe by Rens Kroes. For my own Kickstart Breakfast today I made some changes to Rens’ recipe. Here’s how I made my Kickstart Breakfast!

Kickstart Breakfast

  • 50 grams of rolled oats (soaked overnight in water)
  • 30 grams of walnuts (soaked overnight in water)
  • 3 dates (soaked overnight in water)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 nectarine or peach


In the morning: drain oats, nuts and dates and place in a mixing cup. Add the coconut oil and the spices. Blend by using a handmixer (a blender of foodprocessor will work as well). Serve in a glass or a bowl and garnish with the nectarine.

What are your favorite hobbies? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!


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