TOPPINGS
26.01.2017

Cashew cream

I really do add this cream to just about every recipe… On a salad as dressing, in a soup or as a dip. You can spice it up with herbs and spices or even fruit... Read more

11.07.2016

Red pesto

That’s hot! This red pesto is made with sundried tomato and a red chili pepper. What I love about pesto is not only that you can incorporate it into any number of dishes and salads, but you can also just spread it onto a cracker. This red pesto is my new favorite, second only to the classic green... Read more

26.02.2016

Kale pesto

Do you guys still remember my recipe for ‘old skool’ pesto? I came up with it two years ago, back when my first cookbook came out (time flies when you’re powercooking!). I’m still crazy about toppings and dressings and this pesto has remained one of my favorites. Every Sunday I make a new batch to get me... Read more

25.01.2016

Sunny Spread

Some people enjoy this weather and love being able to cocoon themselves in their cozy homes, but I always need to acclimatize to winter. It’s been even more difficult to adjust now that I’m back from my travels to places where it was 30-plus degrees every day. But what I really miss is a daily dose of sunlight.... Read more

24.11.2015

Pumpkin Purée

Pumpkin puree forms the basis of many of my recipes. Up until few years ago, I really only used it in Thanksgiving dishes and for Christmas recipes, but these days I add it to just about everything like my almond-pumpkin bread, spicy pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin muffins and my pumpkin-spice granola. It adds a... Read more

22.11.2015

mix for spiced cookies

During the colder months, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in my cozy little kitchen baking Dutch treats (pepernoten (mini gingerbread cookies), ontbijtkoek, sweet muffins…). The wintery, spicy flavor that all these addictive sweets have in common comes from the Dutch speculaas spice mix that I always add to... Read more

01.11.2015

Autumn purée

Why does autumn make me so happy? Aside from the beautiful colors, the lovely light and the actually quite decent temperature, I find apples and pears (and actually most fruit) to be at their best right now. Coincidentally, my neighbor came by last week to give me a huge bag full of little apples and pears. She picked... Read more

22.10.2015

Homemade granola

Make your own granola! It’s much healthier. I sprinkle it over my oatmeal or eat it with some almond milk or atop my chia pudding. It’s satisfying and very nutritious and is free of refined sugar and other additives. Now that’s a good... Read more

28.09.2015

Homemade cashew butter

My favorite spread! Just like with mixed nut butter, I like to eat this best on a rice cake with avocado. I’ll also use this cashew butter as a topping for oatmeal or cookies. And sometimes, I just can’t resist dipping my finger directly in the jar... See the method here (using a food... Read more

29.05.2015

Coconut cream

For all the whipped-cream lovers out there who, rightly, always do without, this guilt-free option is your solution. I always make a dish of it with cakes, muffins and... Read more

25.05.2015

Mayonnaise

It might not be the healthiest recipe, but a dollop of mayo is always better for you and tastier if you’ve made it yourself. Making mayonnaise does require a bit of patience and there’s always a bit of anxiety as to whether or not you have achieved the right consistency. My father would often make mayo himself,... Read more

07.11.2014

Spicy love salsa

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. To be honest, it does seem to be true when I’m showing off in the kitchen for my sweetie. He loves it! While I slice, blend and cook, he’ll come up behind me and kiss me. And after an elaborate homemade dinner we don’t usually just end up passing out on... Read more

19.02.2014

Hummus

My parents know everything there is to know about healthy food. I have (literally) been spoon-fed healthy food my entire life. As a kid, everything we ate at home was local and Dutch, either from our own garden or from my uncle’s organic store, located about 20 kilometers from our home. There were no easy, pre-made... Read more

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