Cooking at home with

If you follow along on my facebookpage, you know that I try to diversify our food as much as I possibly can. I don't like to cook the same things twice, so every week I look for new recipes and products to try. Now, I have been doing this for some years now and sometimes the inspiration is just not there. The other thing that bothers me is that I often have to buy big amounts of things that I will probably never use again, like spices or jars of special ingredients. But it is not because I run out of inspiration, that I have to give up giving my family good food and it is not because I don't like to waste that I have to stop making out-of-the-ordinary dinners. So this is where Foodbag comes in!
This week I partnered up with Foodbag and received a refrigerated box at home with all fresh ingredients packaged in the right amount to make 4 balanced and delicious meals for my family. 
The menu for this week was: 
Homemade cod skewers with rice and peas
(the skewers with zucchini, bell pepper and red onion in combination with the fish tasted so fresh & healthy)
Green waterzooi (chicken casserole) with leek, celery and water cress
(great comfort food on a rainy day - the watercress and a good splash of lemon juice gave the whole dish a new meaning. The kid's favorite!)
Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (the meatballs were packed with flavour and the potatoes were so creamy! My favorite!)
Bami Goreng with a soft boiled egg (Asian food at its best and so easy to make. My husband's favorite)

What I also love about them, is that they even have a playlist on Spotify to make cooking even more pleasant. Cooking made easy with the easy-to follow-steps on the back of the recipe card and under 40 minutes! Perfect, no? 
I don't think it is more expensive than going to the supermarket and as a plus you don't waste anything and you eat healthy and fresh.
And you can order when you want, without a subscription. So when you have a busy week, or no inspiration, you can always order one and avoid greasy take-out nights.

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The Story of our Beautiful Wedding Day (part 2)

Here we go with part 2! (in case you missed it, here is part 1)
We wanted our wedding day to be genuine, intimate, full of love and most of all '3L Syndrome' like. And of course, it was not only the 2 of us getting married, it was us and our princess. So happy she was there with us to be a part of our day. I think it made it even more special.
And I think we have succeeded in our goal. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, since it was a winter wedding. It was dry, no wind, 10 degrees Celsius, a beautiful sunset - so we could proceed with plan A: The wedding ceremony under the beautiful tree at the venue. Decorated with lights, our 3L Syndrome signature board, hearts and stars, it was just perfect. No other words here, perfect. Our guests getting cozy and warm under blankets, the crisp night air and beautiful words from our witnesses and of course our vows. The music we had handpicked: La vie en rose (Louis Armstrong), Le plat pays (Jacques Brel), Love me tender (Elvis Presley), There is no greater love (Amy Winehouse) and Sway (Dean Martin) matched the ambiance perfectly. 
It was such a great moment and probably my favorite part of our wedding day.
All decoration and concept was done by ourselves because we wanted to make it as 'us' as possible. That meant a lot of work of course but in the end, it was totally worth it, because I know we would not have been happy at all with a wedding party where you only could choose the colour of the napkins. This was 100% us and how we like things.
The drinks for cocktail hour were created by Lolo's friend, for the food we talked a lot with the chef who is very passionate, because hey, food is important. For the wedding favors, we had agenda's (seemed appropriate for that time of the year) with a custom made band around it - Moleskine like. We had 3L pins for everyone. For once I could go totally crazy with my love for customized things. Yoohoo!
The venue was the one we had chosen 4 years ago (when we were planning this wedding for the first time and then the kid happened)
The ceremony was about us, no god, no pre-chewed sentences, just our story and our words. 60 guests - French and Belgian that got along so well. (I even discovered that my friends have a decent knowledge of French chansons, at least at 3 o'clock in the morning, that is).
All of that made it the most beautiful day. Thank you!

The party did not end when this blog ends (but what happened at The 3L Wedding, stays at The 3L Wedding)

Photography: Elodie Deceuninck - Venue: Heerlijckhyt van Elsmeren - Flowers: Kris Pappaert - Cocktail recipes: Xavier Herit of Wallflower NYC - Food: Passie voor eten - Wines: Patrick Jublou - Wedding dress: Rembo Styling - Makeup: Boetiek Decadence - Hair: Kapper Bex - Live music: Sunday Drive - Ceremony speaker: Joske Uyttebroeck - Wedding Cake: Vera Bottu - Invitation design: my friend Annelies Van Esch - Wedding favor band design: Beau Beekmans - pin buttons: Pin up - Set up of the venue: some frenchies that were hanging around (Thankyou) - Fire man: Kurt

Be my Valentine's Brunch (& you can join!)

A cabin, winter landscapes, snow, donuts, ginger tea, grapefruit, guilty pleasures, sweet pastries, chocolate, hot soup and sexy drinks.
So romantic, so full of love... 

Any excuse for a brunch will do, so why not Valentine's day. With this day we want to express our love for food, good times and each other. So lovers, friends and perfect strangers, be our Valentine!