discovering new places

I am always on the lookout for new food inspiration to incorporate in my own kitchen and it is cool when you find something that triggers you enough to want to make it at home.
Because nowadays I'd rather cook myself than go out and eat an okay-ish dish for 18€, I always feel bad afterwards to have spent so much money for something we could have easily made at home in the same time frame and for 4 times less money.  It is also 1 of my new years resolutions, if we think about going out -out of laziness- to eat something we can easily make ourselves, we put the money aside towards a nice dinner in a very fancy restaurant. :)

A few weekends ago we went to Leuven and we stopped for lunch at Donki - a new burrito place we discovered. It was good solid fast-food, and I like the way they present the food, the margarita machine and the authentic feel about it. We have been experimenting with burrito fillings ourselves the past few weeks and the three of us really like it. You can't go wrong with sour cream, guacamole and cheddar, can you? They also had some delicious homemade lemonades.

Earlier this week I went to lunch with my friend Laura in Brussels at Jour de Fête, also a lunch place like I like them: a few weekly plats du jour, lemonade maison. -Just good honest food with quality ingredients. A good vibe in the restaurant, nice interior and a real Belgian feel to it.