Posts Categorized: Men

FructMal Foodie; Marzipan Truffles


One of the hardest things in my FructMal journey is the fact that I cannot mindlessly indulge and enjoy food without the risk of diarrhea, cramps, migranes, rashes, muscle pains or fuzzy heads. One of the reasons why the Holiday season – when everything seems to be covered in chocolate – is not my favorite time of the year.

I know it’s not near the same as a merengue, gingerbread cookie or chocolate but this Pickles & Honey recipe for simple marzipan truffles is as close as it gets. Instead of almond extract, I use almond liquor for extra flavor and rice syrup instead of agave nectar. Be very careful with pistachios as these are not tolerated well because of the fructans.

Please note that intolerances vary, always adjust recipes to your personal needs.

Xmas Spirit At The Fenix Loodsen Rotterdam


In recent years Katendrecht has become the hotspot area for Rotterdam foodies, fashionistas and other hipsters. The Fenix Food Factory in Fenix Loods II is the place to get your locally produced groceries, while the annual Swan Market Xmas edition is held next door in Fenix Loods I.

Fenix Food Factory; Veerlaan 19, Rotterdam, metro Wilhelminaplein

Swan Market Xmas Edition, Veerlaan 9-13, Rotterdam, metro Wilhelminaplein
Saturday December 20 and Sunday December 21, 10.00-18.00, admittance 1 euro

How to Make A Himmeli Geometric Ornament


Don’t you love those geometric Xmas ornaments you see at Scandi interiors? They are inspired by a Finnish tradition called Himmeli. Originally these decorations were made with straw but hipster versions are executed in brass or metal and are quite expensive. Since I don’t like spending a lot of money on Xmas decorations, this Himmeli DIY and a pack of black straws is all you need .

Scandi Style Xmas Tablesetting On A Budget


For a Scandi Design table setting on a budget, be inspired by House Doctor for a black, white, silver and gold theme. One of the showstoppers is that gold tableware, which is a perfect DIY project using vintage cutlery from the thriftshop. While you’re at it, also spray paint some geometric shapes found at the hardware store and hang them in a pine branch. Decorate the table with white dinnerware, black and white tree decorations and lots of candles.