Welc0me to blog! My name is Patricia, I am Dutch, 22 years old and currently a hospitality student due to graduate very soon (exciting). I live in Scheveningen (The Hague) together with Stephen, my boyfriend. Our apartment is really close to the beach, which is a great place to go for a run and of course I love to spend my time there in the summer.
I started Bits&Bitez to share my passion of food for you, because as you have probably guessed: i LOVE FOOD! Food plays a very important role in my life and I have experienced first hand what a healthy, clean eating diet can do to you.
I started this clean eating, healthy diet two years ago when I returned from Ireland. Before that I drank a lot of sugary drinks (mostly juices), ate a lot of pizza, rarely worked out and I loved drinking a beer or two on a daily basis. But that changed when I met Stephen. I stopped drinking sugary drinks, cut out excessive sugars, stopped eating pizza regularly, halved my alcohol consumption and started making more homemade meals. As of last August I also started working out at the gym 2 to 3 times per week and I have seen the tremendous difference it can make to your body and the positive influence it has had on the way I feel and experience life.
Right now, I still cook a fresh meal almost every day. I spent a lot of my spare time in the kitchen or researching food. I love expanding my knowledge about various food-related topics and I am always trying to be creative in the things that I make in the kitchen, because cooking to me is also a way to express my creativity. I love experimenting with different flavours, which can go horribly wrong, but these efforts mostly turn out to be great recipes.
All the recipes and pictures with it are made by myself. If I do happen to get the recipe from a different website I will always add this to the post. The recipes that you do find here are made with fresh products, no e-numbers and I try to avoid using additional sugars as much as I can. I am currently also trying to swap as many products as I can with organic products.
If you want to contact me because you have an idea, tip, comment or want to share something with me, you can sent me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy my blog and that I get to welcome you back at some time in the future.