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Dutch Sausage Rolls

Dutch Style Sausage Rolls (Saucijzen Broodjes)

Wow, it’s been over 2,5 years since I’ve written anything on this blog. How time has flown by! I don’t really blog anymore and tend to mainly use Instagram @dutchessroz for sharing photos and stories around food, travel, and lifestyle. But I made these Dutch Sausage rolls the other day and my friend wanted the recipe so I thought, hmmm maybe I should just put it on my blog.

You may ask, what are Dutch Sausage rolls and what makes them different to any other sausage roll? Well in The Netherlands they are called ‘Saucijzen Broodjes’ and they are a popular snack that you can buy from any bakery, snack bar, most supermarkets, and train stations. They are served hot and are oh so delicious! What makes them different to any other sausage rolls is the spiced meat filling that probably originates from the Dutch being such big spice traders back in the day. Anyhow, without further ado, here is the recipe!

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Blue Cheese and a Poppyseed Dressing

It’s summer, which means BBQ season so it’s vital to have a winning salad recipe in your repertoire. This Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Blue Cheese and a Poppyseed Dressing is one of my summer-go-to salads to bring to a party or to serve as a simple but tasty side salad with some meat. You can throw it together in minutes and the mix of the sweet strawberries with the blue cheese and the refreshing dressing is a match made in heaven. Quick tip; if you’re taking this to a BBQ or party – just keep the dressing in a cup or container and pour it over the salad just before serving so the spinach doesn’t go all soggy!

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Mazi London

Mazi has been one of my favourite spots in Notting Hill for quite some time now so it’s terrible really that I haven’t even featured it on here! I recently visited this lovely greek restaurant again when my parents were in town so took some quick snap shots of our dinner to show you. Mazi has been around since 2012 and is located in one of the cutest areas in Notting Hill, tucked away behind Notting Hill Gate in Hillgate Village; where the streets are filled with cute little colourful houses. An instagramers dream let me tell you ;)

However, Mazi isn’t your traditional greek restaurant because they say they take inspiration from the traditional greek table but reinvent them with a modern twist. I fell in love with this hidden gem years ago and have been back many times since. Every dish is delicious, the interior and vibe has a lovely relaxed cosy feel (and they have an amazing back courtyard in summer where you can eat al fresco!) and the service is always friendly and efficient. 

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Creamy avocado tahini dip with homemade pita chips

Having people over and want to serve a nice but easy homemade snack? I recently made this delicious avocado tahini dip and thought I’d quickly share the recipe. It’s smooth and creamy and a bit like hummus but the base is avocado instead of chickpeas. It’s delicious as a snack or starter that’s ready in 5 minutes! I took these to a friends BBQ and served them with homemade pita chips – which are so much more fun and tasty than store bought ones. So keep reading for the recipes…

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