Chocolate Orange Biscuits

Chocolate Orange Biscuits - These chocolate orange cookies are so easy to make that the whole family can enjoying decorating (and eating!) them / hungryandconfused.com

The weather has turned here in Amsterdam. Overnight, it was like someone flicked a switch and turned summer off. Totally not fair.

We’ve been promised hotter temps again next week, but this last week since I’ve been back from the UK, all I can think about eating is soup and stew. Yep, it’s that kind of weather.

Chocolate Orange Biscuits - These chocolate orange cookies are so easy to make that the whole family can enjoying decorating (and eating!) them / hungryandconfused.com

Which is kind of ironic, because after baking these chocolate orange biscuits, I realised that they actually looked kind of Christmassy. What a faux pas. But I promise that that’s just because of my cute cookie cutter and has nothing to do with their taste. These yummy cookies can be enjoyed any time of year.

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10 Delicious Skinny Pizza Recipes

I adore pizza. So much so that I could quite happily eat it every day and not complain. In fact. there were times while we were travelling when we were *forced* (cough cough) to eat pizza several times in a row. You know, out of necessity.

Anyhoo, I’m always on the lookout for a good pizza recipe, but I understand that eating mountains of mozzerella probably isn’t good for me. So I’m always sure to save any skinny pizza recipes I see around the web. Here’s some of my most recent favourites. 

10 of the Most Delicious Skinny Pizza Recipes / hungryandconfused.com

Skinny Avocado Pizza (via Little Broken): This is basically deconstructed guacamole on a pesto pizza. And therefore basically a dream come true for little old me.

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Croma Prestwich

Croma Prestwich

My last, and only, visit to Croma in Manchester was part of a night out with my best friend. I remember enjoying my pizza, but was so concerned about getting sauce on my dress, that the particular details of the meal have since been lost on me.

While I was back in the UK this last weekend and my parents were trying to figure out somewhere to eat for the whole family that was child-friendly, I was pretty underwhelmed by their first suggestion of Pizza Express. After perusing a few review boards and seeing Croma’s name pop up again and again, I managed to persuade my parents to book a table. Of course, at that point, the pressure was on, because it had now become “my choice” – if anything went wrong, it would be on my head.

The Croma in Prestwich is a lot lighter and airier than I remember the one in the city centre being. The floor-to-ceiling windows and fact that the tables aren’t too squashed together makes it feel like you have the place to yourself, especially on an earlier Saturday lunch, as was the case for us. As my niece entertained herself with the gift bag and crayons they’d left for her, we checked out the pretty extensive menu.

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Little Saigon Amsterdam

Sometimes, when you’re craving Asian food, you just have to give in and find some immediately. Part of the beauty of Asian food is that it is cooked quickly, making it a great cuisine to eat when you want something that’s fast and relatively cheap.

Which was how we found ourselves on a street littered with Asian restaurants in the centre of Amsterdam on a recent Sunday evening, looking for Vietnamese food. We landed at Little Saigon after reading decent reviews online and decided to give it a go.

The menu at Little Saigon is small. They focus on dishes of pho, bahn mi, noodle bowls and a few small appetizers. As we’re currently vegetarian, we couldn’t indulge in pho as there were only beef options. We were also limited in the appetizers; the only thing we could order being shrimp spring rolls. But as you get two spring rolls per each noodle bowl, we decided it would be overkill to order them as a starter as well.

I ordered an avocado smoothie, Scott opted for the Lemongrass iced tea. We both ordered a noodle bowl, one with tofu and one with prawns, the idea being that we’d split each and create our own tofu-shrimp hybrid.

Little Saigon Amsterdam Review | Hungry and Confused

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