Recipe: Delicious Doughnuts

Yesterday I made some delicious doughnuts! Everyone loves doughnuts, right? No sorry, my little sister doesn’t like them. Yeah, I was in shock too. But now there were more for me, so I can’t complain. It’s a well-known recipe here, called ‘Mama Donuts’. It’s from Ms. Belgh.


  • 400 ml lukewarm milk (400 ml lauwe melk)
  • 3 eggs (3 eieren)
  • 2 packets of vanilla sugar – 2x 8 gram – (2 pakjes vanillesuiker)*
  • 1 packet of baking powder – 16 gram – (1 pakje bakpoeder)
  • 1 cube fresh yeast – 42 gram – or 1 <sup>1/2</sup>  packet dry yeast  – 10 gram – (1 blokje verse gist óf 10 gram droge gist)
  • 2 big tbsp butter (2 grote el boter)
  • 1 kilo flour (1 kilo meel)


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Muslimah in the Club

When I come home from work, I always check my messages, the news and Facebook for maybe something interested or terrible happened. So I came home, went on Facebook and see videos of a muslimah, who is wearing a headscarf, dancing in a club. The reactions were terrible and somehow it really got my intention and it’s not that crazy, because I wear a headscarf too.

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My doubts

It really took a while before I started blogging. As you may notice, I don’t write that often. I am trying to keep it up, but it takes time and a lot of patience. Before I started this blog I had so many doubts. Of course you should never give up, because patience leads to beautiful endings. My goals this year is to 1) Post 3 times a week and 2) get my blog noticed (somehow). Is it all about the likes and sharing? No it isn’t, but of course you want people to read your posts.

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Bye 2015, Hello 2016

It’s the last day of the year! Muslims have their own calender – our new year started in October – and we usually don’t celebrate a new year. But my mum (who’s actually a christian) thinks this is a nice time for a family diner and it sure is. So on the 31th of December I am always in the kitchen helping my mom with preparing the food. I love cooking!

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Throwback: Vietnam

WIN_20140606_085307 (2)In June 2014 I got the opportunity to visit a leprosy village, Quy Hoa, in Vietnam. For those who have never heard of leprosy: it is a chronic infection caused by a bacteria.It causes disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. There are people living in the village who have been cured. Some are married and have children. Some are old and live in an elderly home. There is a hospital in the village where the sick are being treated.

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Five Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

After my last post – about losing your self-esteem and being insecure – I have been asked to write a topic about how to boost your self-esteem. Everyone has their own ways when it comes to dealing with difficult situations, but to rebuild your confidence is not that easy as you think. It has become a way, your way, of thinking and living. It’s a wall you have to break through slowly, otherwise you will keep hurting yourself. So, boosting your self-esteem takes time. But at the end it is all worth it.

These are five ways to boost your self-esteem:

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Spoken World


Last night I went to the ‘Spoken World’ event. It was an evening full of Spoken Words. My friend Seda asked me to join her and of course I said: ‘Yes!’

As we walked in, the atmosphere made me feel at ease. You could feel the passion and love. It’s nice to see how people are gifted with such an amazing talents. The Spoken Words were amazing!

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