• Slow food

    Crispy chickpeas

    Chickpeas are amazing: make your own humus and customize it with sun dried tomatoes or stick them in a stew or curry. They are versatile and delicious and if I’m not too lazy, I like to make these oven baked chickpeas as a daytime snack. All it really takes is some tinned chickpeas, some herbs like paprika or ras el hanout, olive oil and salt and pepper. Just toss the peas into a strainer, rinse well, dry on a clean cloth and prepare them with…

  • Slow living

    My first new habits

    A few months ago I adopted my first new habits. Some habits may stay with us for only a short amount of time, but some might become more permanent (until they become, one day perhaps, obsolete). There might be things that I do or do not do on a regular basis, but right now I have two relatively new habits that have stuck with me over the past four months. The first is concerning my phone. I have always slept with my iPhone right beside…

  • Slow living

    Slowing down my shelves

    One of the first things I did when I decided to try to slow down, was going through my belongings. Physical stuff can be very stressful. Clothing was the first thing I tackled and quite easily as well. For years now I have been trying to buy more consciously and to get rid of clothes that do not fit me anymore. I’m living with a decent wardrobe that isn’t at all what one might call ‘minimal’, but right now, it does the job. Slowing down…