Be unapologetically you

Life is so beautiful, however sometimes I feel like we waste our potential by living someone else’s dreams instead of our own. I often say that in this world it does not matter what one does or doesn’t do, because people will always talk. And as long as we keep listening to other people’s voices, we will never attain our true potential nor real happiness. In order for one to achieve true happiness, I believe that is imperative to do what you want. What you believe in, what you truly desire. Do not sacrifice the person you are or want to be, just because you want to be accepted or liked by others. To not live a life of regrets it is important to be unapologetically you. Don’t be afraid of the person you are, embrace it, love it and Express yourself the best you can. Because life is beautiful when you are you.


Salmon with plantain

You know that feeling when you have been craving something for days or as in my case for weeks and then you final decide satisfy yourself by just cooking that one meal? Well if you’re not familiar with that feeling, then I can assure you it’s a great one. However, just to be clear the craving part is not what’s great, but once you get that meal it is so worth it.So I hear you wonder, what meal is this girl been craving for so long? Honestly it is nothing too special. Over the years I have developed a kind of love for salmon. However while living in my family home I never realized how expensive it was and I could have it quit regularly. Unfortunately, when I became a student I had to learn about and accept the harsh reality on the price of salmon. It really is expensive, or at least for me as a student it is. So sometimes I would go to the supermarket or market, look at these beautiful salmons, take it in my hands and then think, is this really what I want? I mean what I get for that price is not that much, so I guess could better go for some chicken (I love chicken) and vegetables. The point I want to make is I won’t choose to buy something different than salmon.But yesterday, after having a long 2 weeks of deadlines, I decided it was time to please my belly. And pleased I was. I came up with this easy yet amazing recipe that I’m going to share with you. If you love salmon I’m sure you will love this.Recipe salmon with plantain:Cooking time: 35 minIngredients marinade:– Black pepper- chilli pepper (powder)- garlic powder- spice mix fish– dried parsley- oregano spice- olive oil/sunflower oil- salt- seasoning mixSo what you basically is, you take a bowl and but all the above mentioned spices in it. Then you ad the oil and mix it together. I would advise you to put everything according to your liking. Also depending on the amount of people you’re cooking for. Be considered of the fact that the spice mix fish is salty on it’s own, so you might not want to use much salt. Also make enough of this marinade as you will need it for the sauce.Ingredients sauce: – leftover marinade- leeks *(as much as you like this is the basis for this sauce)- 1 grated garlic- 1/2 onion- 1/2 tomato- olive/sunflower oil- lemon juiceAfter you have baked the salmon according to you liked. You take it out pan and put the above mentioned beside de lemon juice in pan and bake it for about 3 minutes. You might add some extra black pepper and garlic powder, depending on your liking. After the 3 minutes you can add the lemon juice stir everything and then but the salmon in the sauce 1 minute should be good enough to infuse the sauce into the salmon.Ingredients plantain:– plantainThis is an easy step, tou just need to bake the plantain to your liking. I like mine gold brown.Ingredients side salad:– Avocado- 1/2 tomato- onion *(to your liking)- aroma- black pepper- salt- dried parsley- lemon juiceFor this step you cut and then put the ingredients in a bowl and mix it all together.* bonus sauce ingredients:- mayonnaise- ketchup- sambal- leek leftoverMix all together in a small bowl and serve with your meal.As you can see I really treated my self yesterday. The meal was just delicious . An eat tip is to use some lemon with the salmon it is really good.

rejection as part of life

I have found rejection to be a very imporant topic, and as such have decided to post this video as an updated version of my previous blogpost on rejection; in which I wrote about my personal experience with rejection. click on the on rejection to read the post:


This video consists of the main points of the post on rejection which I found very interesting and worth sharing.

salad is life

I can’t even remember how many times I have tried to post something about food. Often times I would prepare something, take pictures and decide to post it but for some reason I just never did. However, today is a new day and I am finally going you share with you one of my favorite dishes. It is green, simple, quick to make, super good, in my case not always healthy, though it should be. For who didn’t guess, I am talking about salad.

I honestly can’t imagine a life without it, and I have tried so many different salads, from the normal ones we know to avocado salads, to mango salads, to cabbage salads and so much more. Actually, when moved from the family house I remember that my family was worried that I would starve. Like literally, because they thought that I would only eat salad, however, I proved wrong because you see I love to cook. I won’t deny the fact that I eat a lot of salad, but I definitely eat much more than that and spend many hours in the kitchen.

I am actually happy that the first recipe I get to share with is one of my favorites. I am sure that once you give it a try you will love it. I just know that or at least if you do it correctly. This is going to be the first post about food and I can assure you that many more will follow.

If you try the recipe, please let me know if you enjoyed.

Recipe for 3 people:

The salad:

1 iceberg lettuce

2 tomatoes

¼ (red) onion

Cucumber (the amount you like)


1 carrot

salad with ingredients

So basically what you do is the following: you wash all the ingredients and then cut them to your liking; except the carrot. You put in a bowl or plate. You grate the carrot, and put it in same bowl/ plate.

The sauce:

the sauce

3 eggs

¾ (red) onion

1 tsp Parsley

½ salad mix

1 lemon

Black pepper to your liking

Garlic powder, to your liking

Salad or olive oil; to your liking

¾ Maggi block

1 ½ tbsp mayonnaise

Less than ¼ tsp mustard (unless you really like mustard then you can add a little more)

For this sauce, you only first need to cook the eggs for like 10 minutes. You only need the egg yolk, you can add the egg-white to the salad. You need to put the egg yolk in a bowl and mix it, then add the onion blend it together and then add the parsley, the Maggi, black pepper, salad mix, and garlic. Cut the lemon and add the lemon juice, blend it and after that make sure to add the mayonnaise and the mustard once again blend it well after this you just need to add the oil and blend again.

finished version

finished version when the sauce is mixed with salad