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Maria’s Place – Portuguese Specialties

August 24, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was at a friends house and she served some delicious Portuguese dish for dinner: Bacalhau com Nata (Cod with Cream). Even though I have eaten plenty of Portuguese dishes this was new to me and I really enjoyed it. My friend did not make it, she had ordered it from Maria’s Place. They sell Portuguese specialties in Amsterdam at the Lindengracht Markt or by order.

Bacalhau com Nata - Maria's Place

This Saturday I went to the market to pick up my order and we had a lovely meal that afternoon. Besides the Bacalhau com Natas, I also ordered Bolinhos de Bacalhau (and even Lara ate them) and for dessert typical Portuguese sweets: Pasteis de Nata. Delicious!

Pasteis de Nata - Maria's Place


Recipe: Coconut Chia Pudding with Mango

January 25, 2014

A while ago I posted on my Instagram this picture of a dessert I made: Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Mango. It was delicious and everyone keeps asking for the recipe, so here it is. The recipe is not mine; I found it on Pinterest (where else?) and the original one can be found at The Roasted Root. I used maple syrup instead of agave nectar (and only one table spoon) and I used frozen mango because mango isn’t really available here in the winter.

Coconut Chia PuddingIngredients

250 ml full-fat coconut milk
375 ml almond milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
150 gr chia seeds
1 mango, peeled and cut in little pieces (dices)


Mix the coconut milk with the almond milk and the maple syrup with a spoon. Be sure to mix your coconut milk so that the water and flesh are combined. Add the chia seed and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Serve with the mango on top. Enjoy!