Tag: glutenfree
12.07.2017

Mermaid bowl

A blue smoothie bowl? Yes! You saw that correctly ; ) Garnish your bowl with fresh fruit and homemade rawnola or granola and voilà! So yummy, healthy and pretty...  *Source:... Read more

09.07.2017

Rawnola

Last week I made raw granola for the very first time. Wow, was it ever good! So sweet and chewy. I love it as a snack, but I also use it as a topping for my smoothie bowls and nice creams (banana ice cream). This ‘rawnola’ could also be used as the crust for a cheesecake. How handy is... Read more

28.05.2017

Granola bars

Here I go again with my handy snack bars. This time chocolate flavored! Why am I such a fan? It’s incredibly easy to make ten at a time so you can take one in your lunch each day in the weeks to come. Easy does it. ; ) Photo: Lieke Heijn / Pim Janswaard @ Cameron studio... Read more

19.05.2017

Pizzetta à la Rens

Comfort food. Who doesn’t love it? From a tasty lemon cake or choco-balls to oven fries with homemade mayo. Love it! Homemade pizza is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods -  I’m sure it ranks high on your list too. I made this pizza a while back using goat cheese and it was delicious! And since you guys... Read more

18.05.2017

Mint-Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate = power fruit. The seeds are deliciously sweet and sour, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are even known to be an aphrodisiac... ooh la la! The combination here with mint leaves makes this the perfect light lunch for on the go or for a picknick in a park on a warm spring/summer day. Enjoy dear... Read more

13.05.2017

Strawberry tarts

Wow, these tarts will definitely make your mama happy this Mother’s Day. These sweet-and-sour treats are nice and creamy and because they’re served cold, they’re a bit more special than your average tarts. My mem loves them! Let me know how your mama liked them in the comments below… ♡, Rens... Read more

21.04.2017

Coco choco bars

Wow, these chocolate-coconut bars are so incredibly tasty! Whenever I take a bite, I feel like I’m on a tropical island somewhere, haha! This delicious coco-choco snack is perfect with a cup of tea on the couch, taken to go or shared with my friends that come to visit. In short, a delicious snack for any occasion. ;... Read more

14.04.2017

Mango Chia Pudding

Looking for an extra special dish to start off a festive Easter brunch with family and/or friends? Try this homemade mango-chia pudding. Delicious! It’s a real treat to start your day with it. Tip: sprinkle it with a few toppings like grated coconut for the finishing touch!Happy... Read more

04.04.2017

Cauliflower quinoa bowl

You’ll steal the show with this quick meal that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Today I made this salad for lunch at the office.. So yumm! Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, it’s just a question of putting them together in a big bowl. Do you want to take the salad for on the go? Bring the tahini sauce on... Read more

04.03.2017

Peanut butter fudge

For those of you who don’t already know this: I am a huge fan of homemade peanut butter. You can use it to make so many tasty and easy recipes – just as you would nut butter. Here’s a perfect example… Made especially for #peanutbutterloversday, three days ago. I really will be making this recipe a lot…... Read more

20.02.2017

Raw cupcakes

It took several days of being holed up in the kitchen with my mother in the countryside in order for me to perfect these cupcakes. After many unsuccessful attempts, the recipe was finally approved by the most discerning critics ever: my family. Now when I travel to the North with these cupcakes in tow, I can barely... Read more

14.02.2017

Love mousse

Love is in the air! The most romantic day of the year is here and that should be celebrated. That’s why my boyfriend and I always cook for each other on Valentine’s Day, which is truly the most romantic thing there is. We kickstart the day with this love mousse. You guys have to try it too! Happy Valentine’s... Read more

27.01.2017

Creamy tomato soup

I didn’t eat much tomato soup as a kid. My parents would usually make vegetable or ox-tail soup. And when I was at university, I used to eat canned soup (haha), which is, of course, much less tasty. But now that I know how to make soup that tastes this yummy, I eat it all the time – especially when I have company!... Read more

08.01.2017

Crunchy Crackers

Making your own crackers means you know exactly what goes into them and that you can make them so much more nutritious than the crackers or crisp bread you buy in stores. On top of all that, they are so much tastier! I often eat these delicious, crispy bread-alternatives at lunch with homemade hummus or guacamole.... Read more

08.01.2017

Dahl Soup

In New York there is a street made up only of Indian restaurants. So great. When I’m in the city, I always visit one and order a filling Indian lentil soup. That’s the inspiration for this soup. With lentils, sweet potato and all sorts of aromatic herbs, this soup is extra healthy. A delicious, satisfying soup... Read more

08.12.2016

Beet tofu dip

Yumm! This beet tofu dip is one of my favorite spreads. Nowadays you can find several spread options in the supermarket but it is so easy to make it yourself. In no time you have your own delicious, homemade and healthy spread for on a crispy cracker or toasted spelt bread. Tip: dip it with raw veggies for a perfect... Read more

22.11.2016

Coconut macaroons

Coconut macaroons! They’re easy to make, easy to digest and perfect for coconut lovers like me! I often take them with me to the office or when I’m on the go. Love it!Too dry? Add extra egg white(s) or grate fresh coconut instead of using dried. You can also add a bit more coconut oil or add a layer of (chia)jam... Read more

19.11.2016

Pumpkin bars

These bars are an icy, creamy, no bake twist on pumpkin pie! The perfect dessert for the upcoming holidays. Try it and let me know what you... Read more

10.11.2016

Cashew ramen

Oh, curries. I can’t get enough of them! Especially during the colder months. Here is a tasty recipe with wholegrain rice ramen and red curry paste. So hot &... Read more

19.10.2016

Happiness mousse

In some cultures, cacao is considered to be the food of the gods. Ooh la la! Goddess or not, cacao is one of my favorite powerfoods simply because eating it makes you happy. The banana and the avocado in this recipe guarantee that you’ll have enough energy to get through the entire morning. With this breakfast... Read more

10.10.2016

Pizza

I have guilty pleasures… Sometimes I use gel polish on my nails (which isn’t very good for your nails it seems) and I can’t deny that I still enjoy dancing, half-naked, in front of the mirror to the Backstreet Boys. But to be honest, I don’t really have any weird or bad habits related to food. Because, guess... Read more

05.10.2016

Blueberry Pancake Layer Cake

This piled-up, pan-cooked pancake ‘cake’ is heaven! Ok, so it’s not the lightest breakfast recipe I’ve ever come up with, but hey, that’s what Sundays are for! My boyfriend and I ate this breakfast last week and it was so tasty! It really is worth a try.... Read more

04.10.2016

Mini pizzas

Do as the Italians do! Eat more mindfully by enjoying smaller portions, show off in the kitchen and make everything fresh and healthy. I’m crazy about light and healthy meals, so I’ve thought up this healthy pizza recipes that is easily digested. By living the Italian food philosophy, you can eat your way through... Read more

18.09.2016

Cashew brekkie bowl

This is a not-too-sweet, fresh, fruity breakfast option for warmer days. I love to start my day with it. The nuts and oatmeal keep me feeling full for quite a while, and the fruit is the perfect finishing touch!... Read more

14.09.2016

Beet salad

For me, the fall is always a time for taking stock and letting go. I take some time to reflect on what has happened in the past year and try to make room for new ideas to emerge. Because of this, my eating patterns also change, funnily enough. I start getting ready for winter, which means bring on the powerfoods! This... Read more

14.09.2016

Chocolate banana bread

After much trial and error, I’ve done it! The ultimate chocolate banana bread recipe! It’s perfectly moist and while it’s fantastic as a snack, it makes an even better breakfast. I make my slices extra thick and take them to go in a little bag.© Cameron studio, Lieke Heijn & Pim... Read more

14.09.2016

Green juice

Super healthy! Here’s a shot that gives your immune system a boost, gets your motor running and quenches thirst. Ginger and apple make this juice very refreshing and pineapple makes it nice and sweet. This juice will keep in the fridge for three days, which makes it easy to take a little bottle of it with you on the... Read more

26.05.2016

Fresh iced tea

When I’m in the country side , I love trying out new herbal teas! I can’t help myself… I’ll drink about 1 liter of it a day! My balcony in Amsterdam is also home to an impressive array of herbs, but having a huge garden like this where you can pick the most delicious mixture of herbs is a totally different... Read more

19.05.2016

Green veggie curry

I really cannot get enough of this recipe! It’s easy, spicy, light and, of course, super yummy. I became addicted during my trip to Thailand and since then, I’ve eaten it almost every week. Be warned!M.V. Voorbergen & styling: Marieke Verdenius i.o.v. Jamie... Read more

23.04.2016

Cinnamon cookies

You know what I really enjoy? Spending an entire Sunday making all sorts of things I can eat and enjoy throughout the week. I just love to prep. The results of last Sunday’s efforts included these yummy cinnamon cookies. And I’m not the only one that’s a fan… My niece and nephew were over this weekend and the... 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

27.12.2015

Choco-beetmuffin

Yes! Yummy, healthy, guilty pleasures! These are a great way to treat yourself or your kids. Beets are healthy. We all know that. They’re nutritious, and full of essential vitamins and minerals, they boost your metabolism and have a positive effect on your kidneys and, last but not least, they help cleanse and... Read more

22.12.2015

Gingerbread men

These little guys – gingerbread men – aren’t as well known in the Netherlands as they are in the US (where people are crazy about them). This isn’t the traditional recipe (which shouldn’t surprise you, coming from me!) as these cookies are free of refined sugar and gluten. They are, however, no less tasty! I... Read more

18.12.2015

Christmas Breakfast Cake

Oh how I love Christmas, especially Christmas breakfast. You can just go to town and eat whatever you want… Think pies, Christmas stollen and… Cake! Since I’ll be abroad this holiday season, I’ve already tested and approved this recipe for you ahead of time. I’m telling you… It’s delicious! And it’s a... Read more

16.12.2015

Chocolate milk

It’s very thirst quenching when you drink it cold, but you can also warm it up on the stove. It’s tasty nice and hot, but make sure it doesn’t actually come to a boil as this will destroy the nutrients in the milk.Picture: M.V. Voorbergen & styling: Marieke Verdenius for Jamie... Read more

06.12.2015

Thai Salad

I love Thai food! I love to make a whole table full of small Thai dishes at a time. And this salad is a favorite of mine. Salty, savory, sweet, sour and completely satisfying. When I make it, it feels almost as if I’m back in Thailand… On the beach, under a palm tree! Using a spiralizer to cut the vegetables helps... Read more

02.12.2015

Pumpkin breakfast cookies

These gluten-free, vegan, nutritious cookies are satisfying and healthy. They’re also easy to take with you on the go! Often in a hurry? Make them ahead when you have a bit of free time on the weekend and then you can grab a couple on your way out every weekday morning. These cookies are the successors of the... Read more

26.11.2015

Pumpkin Spice Granola

I love granola. I could eat it every day. It’s delicious with a bit of oat milk, sprinkled on top of my acai bowl or scooped up in a handful as a snack. Yum.This recipe is a bit more interesting than your average granola as it contains pumpkin puree, speculaas spices and is sweetened with maple syrup instead of... 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

05.11.2015

Chai-Chia Parfait

Yum! This delicious breakfast is an adapted version of the banana chia pudding, which I eat at least once a week during warmer months. This version is perfect for fall and winter because of the delicious, warming ingredients like chai spices and autumn purée.... 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

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

30.07.2015

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

When we arrive completely jetlagged in New York, my boyfriend often treats me to these amazing summer rolls from this really tiny Vietnamese place. I love them so much that I wanted to figure out how to make them myself. I usually make about three at a time and take them with me for lunch. They’re amazing with the... Read more

18.02.2015

Spicy Pumpkin smoothie

Sometimes it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the winter months, isn’t it? At least I find it a bit tougher than usual not to indulge in all the tasty food that’s around at this time of year. Everyone has done their best, food is abundant and everything smells so good! After all these festive... Read more

16.02.2015

Kale Chips

Make yourself happy with kale! Really though. I promise you that you’ll feel better after eating this snack than you would after a bowl of ice cream and a bag of chips… And if you really taste the chips, they are just as tasty. Kale is not only hot in cities like New York, it’s also full of vitamin K, vitamin A... Read more

13.02.2015

Homemade chocolate bars

When I discovered cacao butter and oil I started experimenting with this chocolate recipe. I made a bunch of chocolate pieces and now I can’t get enough! It's a delicious recipe to prepare in your sweat pants, in no time you’ve made a big chocolate bar.... Read more

07.01.2015

Sweet Muffins

These gluten-free muffins are a perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. You can take them on the road or serve them at a birthday party. A delicious sweet snack, but without the refined sugar. They are so... Read more

17.11.2013

Powerboost (on the go)

More energy in the morning? Hereby I present to you: the Powerboost!Nice to know: The banana is filled with fibres and healthy, natural sugars. Turmeric helps fighting infections and stimulates your digestion. Black pepper and coconut oil help with absorbing all of the healthy nutritients. Goji berries contain of more... Read more

01.10.2013

Banana Bread

I'm sharing one of my favorite recipes this week: a delicious, healthy and gluten free banana loaf! It's even better with some coconutcream and blueberries on top!  Picture: Julie Saverys @saverice & Olivia... Read more

28.09.2013

Glutenfree

When I was younger, I used to love eating sourdough, rye and whole-wheat bread. I especially enjoyed whole loaves, fresh from the bakery, which I could slice into thick pieces and eat it with butter and cheese! But, when I was 15 years old, I started getting stomachaches fairly often. It turned out that I had a... Read more

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