A Wicked Thai Salad

A Wicked Thai Salad

It has been a long time since I posted a recipe on my blog, but recently I felt like posting a recipe. This salad is very refreshing and very summery and it tastes soooooo good, even in the winter time. Also I would say this goes well with grilled food.

For this Thai salad for Two you will need:

Ingredients Salad



  • 1 x Mango
  • 3 x Handfuls  of beansprouts
  • 1 x red Pepper
  • 2 x Spring onion
  • Half a cucumber
  • 3 x  Handfuls of julienne’d carrots ( I cheated and got already julienne’d carrots)
  • 1 x portion rice noodles

Prepare the rice noodles as instructed  and wash them afterwards with cold water. Also make sure that the noodles drain well. Dice the mango, pepper, cucumber in bite size pieces. Either cut or slice the spring onions in pieces. Put all  ingredients ( including the bean sprouts)  in a bowl. Then start with the dressing.


  • 2x Gloves Garlic
  • 1x  Tablespoon of Soy sauce
  • 2x Tablespoons of Fish sauce
  • 2x  Tablespoons of Lime juice
  • 2x Tablespoon oil
  • 2x Tablespoons of sugar

Fry the garlic in the oil  until translucent. Poor in a bowl the soy sauce , fish sauce and the lime juice. Transfer the garlic and oil in in the bowl and add the sugar and taste if the dressing is missing anything. If your done with the dressing, poor the dressing over the salad and mix well. Eat ASAP!  You don’t want a soggy salad!


I hope you all liked this recipe. So if you did,  please like or leave a comment!  Very stupidly I forgot to put in this salad some red onion and the coriander. Sooooo, to make it even more delicious put half a red onion (finely diced), and a handful of coriander in the salad.

Enjoy!  Until next post readers,




2 Weeks of food overload, kitty sitting and beach visiting

2  Weeks of food overload,  kitty sitting and beach visiting

Hey everybody, dear readers and lovely subbies,

I feel like the last two weeks, have just consisted out of eating and a lot of activities. It felt like I lived in  Ground Hog day , but in a good way. I just felt so spoiled, food  and activity wise. I had some awesome food, lunches, dinners and deserts. Anyway this explains the  lack of regular posting like Thumbs nails of the week.  Fyi hope to have a Thumbs nails of the weeks post up soon. Anyway folks be prepared for a lot of photo’s with food in them

So the hectic and indulgent food eating fest started when the company I work for had a team building event. So we worked untill 13.00 hours and then left for the Amsterdam city center. There we played a game, which is called  ‘ who is the Rat’, or for the Dutch folk  its known via the name ‘Wie is de Mol’. So the aim of the game  was to finish all the tasks  assigned to three different teams and within this team, there would be someone who would continuously try to sabotage the tasks without getting caught. So around 17.00 hours we finished the game and we headed to the start of the binge eating fest. For food we went to O Reiley’s an Irish pub, near Dam square. And oh my god check out my Steak and Guiness pie, served with brown bread.  It was delish! Look at that crust on that pie.


So after the event  I had kitty sitting duty because my sister was on cooking duty for her birthday party  at my parents house. So you might think who is the little fuzzbal being squished in the picture. This is Bailey ( a.k.a. Cousin Ballz). Yes I know poor kitty being squished. But let me tell you how a kitty sitting day goes.


See, first he gives you the cutest dumb look to persuade you to give food. If he does not get his way, he puts his fluffy  paw down. This means, give me  my food or you will sleep with the fishes tonight!

Which means in puss language, I am gonna wake you every hour on the hour from 6 am onward if you don’t feed me now woman! Who needs alarm clocks if you can have this little guy. Yet he remains soo adorable!

So when I left kitty sitting duties, I arrived at party central a.k.a. food central. So look at the goodies we had. We had Sate Babi, Gado Gado, Chicken, bread. It was all really yummy. FYI,that’s me pigging out.


My sister made these cakes! I went for the Bailey cheesecake and there was also a layered chocolate cake which I missed tasting.


On the Wednesday we had a business lunch at the Korean. I had never eaten Korean in my life, and boy was it good.Unfortunately I don’t know the names of the dishes that we ate,  but I will insert some photo’s down below. Also I am quite sad I did not make photo’s of every dish. I most enjoyed the rice dish which was made in a stone pot and you mix the egg in the rice.  If anyone knows how that dish is called  do tell. It is a great dish!  Also the  noodles both cold and warm were delicious.


So last  weekend I decided to go to the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in Holland in a long time . And all I can say is that I missed the beach, the sand and the sun are just  a heavenly combo.


The bike route going home was also very  beautiful and calming. Who knew I lived near such beautiful nature.


So Sunday my sister and I decided to go into the city center.  And yeeh I managed to restrain myself I did not buy anything. Anyway, can you all tell me why we  did  go out when the heavens decided to come down on us.  I was so soaked and cold and might have gotten a little cranky, I just really dislike being cold and wet. I do have to say the treat I had was pretty good although very filling . Calories ooo the thousands,  a Red Velvet cake with some icing. I never had a Red Velvet cake and it was good.


So I hope you all did not mind this rather large post, filled with sooo much food. Next time I will keep these updates a lot shorter.If you like to see more post filled with Cousin Ballzz  please leave a comment or like the post.

XoXo Kim (Tiny Thumbelina)

Beef Terayaki Salad and Netflix Saturday

Beef Terayaki Salad and Netflix Saturday

Hi everybody,

Just a quick post again.

Today l am visiting an ex-colleague for some lunch and a Netflix session ☺.

Check out my awesome salad I had for lunch! The steak was really tender, and the flavour combination was epic. I do think this would be better served with some noodles and an Asian inspired salad.


So do you like the look of this salad?
I say its mouthwatering!

Have a lovely weekend and hope to see you soon.


Kim ( Tiny Thumbelina )

❤A special Valentines day French bread treat

Hi everybody❤,

Valentines day is arround the corner and here is a quick tasty recipe. French bread is usually served as breakfast or lunch but I have made this recipe as an desert in the past. I am sure that this recipe will go to your loved once heart. What you’ll need for this recipe for two is the following:

  • 3 Large eggs
  • 4 Slices of stale bread
  • A cup of milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Caster sugar
  • Strawberry jam
  • Icing sugar
  • Frying pan

Crack the eggs in a bowl and add a cup of milk and whisk them together. The colour should be the colour of a light custard. Afterwards add a pinch of salt. Spread the slices of bread with a coating of jam.

Cover slices of bread with the jam.
Cover slices of bread with the jam.

Afterwards dunk your bread in the egg milk.

Once the bread has soaked up the liquid take your slice of bread out of the bowl and place the slices of bread in the frying pan. Ocassionaly check if your bread is turning golden brown.

Fry until golden brown

Once tbe bread has turned golden brown flip the slices of bread and follow the same steps. When both sides are golden take the sandwich from the frying pan and put the sandwich on your plate. Cover the french toast with icing sugar and serve imediately

To make the toast more Valentines day appropriate, cut out of a napkin or a sheet of baking paper a heart shaped shape. Place the shape on the toast and cover with icing sugar. Use a ziff for even distribution. You will be left with a heart shape on the toast.

I hope your loved ones enjoy this recipe. Please leave a comment.

I would love to hear from your experiences.


Tiny Thumbelina

Curry in a hurry cheaters style

Hi everybody,

Today I thought  I would write about a speedy recipe. Green curry  in a hurry. This dish you can make in about 30 minutes. Its not a tradtional green curry but surely tastes good.

For this recipe you will need the following:

  • Half an aubergine
  • Half a courgete
  • 1 Onion
  • Pot  of green curry paste (thats the cheat)
  • Tin of Coconut milk
  • Fish sauce
  • Lemon/Lime juice

Start with dicing up the Aubergine, courgete and onion.


Place youre pot on the stove and put a splash of oil in the pot. Fry the chopped up onion until they turn a golden translucent colour. Afterwards add the aubergine and courgete too the pot with the onion. Cook the aubergine and the courgete until they golden in colour. Add your green curry paste and the coconut milk to the vegetables.  Stir all together and simmer the curry on a low to medium heat about 20 minutes.

Serve this curry with brown rice but any rice will do.




Tiny Thumbelina