Tag: vegetarian
03.11.2017

Breakfast chocolate mousse

Wow! This is how you give your morning a real kick start! This chocolate mousse takes next to no time to make. Really pressed for time in the morning? Make it the night before and store it in the fridge overnight. It’s extra tasty served with chia jam ;... Read more

27.10.2017

Vegetable stew

I think this stew is so delish! The combination of vegetables is so tasty and it’s also super nutritious and filling… If I know I have busy day coming up, I’ll make a double batch so that I can enjoy the leftovers the next day. And, to be honest, it actually tastes even better after a night in the fridge… Win... Read more

26.10.2017

Iced Matcha Shake

Iced Iced baby! Matcha is always good. At least I think so! ; ) But you’re either a fan or you’re not. One of the reasons I love it is the energy boost it gives you, without the dip a cup of coffee brings with it. Winner! P.S. Would you like to drink this shake less cold? Skip the ice cubes and drink it at room... Read more

18.10.2017

Fresh fall salad

You can eat Brussels sprouts raw, too! And if you’re going to try them raw, I prefer them grated… This is what prompted me to try out this tasty bowl full of other fall ingredients and, I have to say, it turned out pretty good! It’s even better with crunchy onion rings. It’s a super simple recipe and it’s... Read more

09.10.2017

Coffee Muffins

Sometimes there are those mornings when you don’t even have time to make coffee... when just the smell of coffee makes you think of that much-needed moment of calm. What if you’d made these muffins ahead of time on your day off? They smell and taste... Read more

07.10.2017

New: Amsterdam Hotspots

As I’m sure you already know, Amsterdam is full of amazing powerfood hot spots! ; ) In a previous blog, I provided a list of all my very favorites. But seeing as so many great new hot spots pop up every day, it’s time for a new list. Have fun and… bon appetit! P.S. Have a look at the complete list of my... Read more

06.10.2017

Pumpkin Petits Fours

These treats are cute and small, but are very filling. I make them even more festive by adding a dot of coconut cream, fresh fruit or even chocolate on top. So good! Photo: Lieke Heijn / Pim Janswaard @www.cameron-studio.nl... Read more

28.09.2017

Carrot Breakfast

This breakfast will give you a great big shot of beta carotene. This nutrient found in carrots is good for your skin and your eyes. Does eating carrot in the morning sound a bit strange? Just try it! It’s the carrot in this recipe that makes this breakfast nice and... Read more

26.09.2017

Walnut milk

I regularly make bottles of plant-based milk using hemp, oats or almonds. I usually do it on a Sunday or Monday morning so that I can enjoy it throughout the week. It makes a delicious and fresh addition to my oatmeal, smoothies, matcha lattes or a bowl of granola. And it is so easy to make. Up until last week, the... Read more

20.09.2017

Spiral quiche

Oh wow, how beautiful is this quiche? It always takes me a little while to make this savory tart, but trust me, your guests’ reaction to it will make all the effort worthwhile! Will you share your results with #renskroes? That way I can see what your spiral quiche looks like. Bon appetite! ; ) Photo: Lieke Heijn /... Read more

14.09.2017

Raisin Peanutbutter

Everyone who knows me knows that I can eat a jar of peanut butter in no time flat, but this new recipe is truly next level! I love it. Peanuts, salt and raisins… Yes, it’s the perfect combination. I’m going to just keep making a new batch every time the jar is empty. Who’s with... Read more

15.08.2017

11 x hotspots in New York

As you may already know, I’m moving to New York in September! I can’t wait. I really love the energy and bustle of the city. There’s always something to experience and there are so many fantastic hang outs where you can eat or pick up a tasty juice. Below is a list of 11 new hot spots that I love to visit when... Read more

08.08.2017

Green Gazpacho

I’ve always been a fan of cold and lukewarm soups. Somehow the flavors and aromas seem to stand out more. This recipe is, of course, not a traditional gazpacho, but everyone who knows me knows I like to add my own twist to recipes. So here it is! My favorite summer soup. Great as an appetizer or as a light lunch,... Read more

26.07.2017

Lemonade

Last week I was in New York! I’m always fully enjoying this dazzling, bubbly city and feel so inspired with every step I take! There are several raw food and organic restaurants around there; people walk around drinking fresh juices and smoothies and you can find traditional sweet and sour lemonade in all the... 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

09.05.2017

Rhubarb cake

It’s party time! Summer is on its way and my fourth book, The Party Edition, is almost out. This book is full of festive party recipes. Perfect timing, if I do say so myself, because as the temperature outside increases, so does my desire to throw outdoor parties. My barbecue has been on standby for a while now and,... Read more

13.04.2017

Choco banana muffins

Whenever I’ve been working too much and haven’t had enough Zen time, it takes a toll on my immune system. That’s why it’s so important to take a break and get some rest every now and then, which is exactly what I’m doing right now by going on vacation! Whoop whoop! But you can also achieve this with adding a... Read more

11.04.2017

Sundried tomato hummus

As you may know, I am a true hummus lover! I make it regularly in all sorts of colors and flavors and not just because I think it tastes so good, but because it’s so easy to make and you can endlessly experiment by adding fresh ingredients to it. In no time at all, you’ve got a delicious spread for your crunchy... 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

25.03.2017

Waffles

It’s a fixture of life in New York: waffles on a Sunday morning. At one of the trendy coffee houses. To cultivate the ultimate weekend vibe! When I went back to Amsterdam, I treated myself to a waffle iron so that I could recreate that feeling at home every once in a while. I’ll always get out of bed for this... Read more

17.03.2017

Carrot-banana loaf

Are you, like me, a huge fan of banana bread? If the answer is yes, this recipe with an orange twist is the one for you. It’s a delicious baked good that comes together in no time and is full of powerfood. What more could you ask for? ; )Tip: Leftovers? Slice the loaf and lay the slices flat, one by one, in a... Read more

21.02.2017

Warm winter salad

This is a delicious, warm salad that’s perfect for cold days. As I’m sure you all know, I really love squash! And the combination of the squash, toasted pecans, spelt and dressing make this winter salad complete. Tip: Want to take this salad to go? Allow it to cool fully before packing it... Read more

14.02.2017

Heartbeet cake

Today is the day we celebrate love and spending a little bit of extra time in the kitchen is the perfect way to show you care. I made this cake yesterday to share it today with everyone I love. Happy Valentine’s Day,... Read more

13.02.2017

Snack cookies

These delicious, guilt-free cookies are perfect to have on hand to accompany a cup of coffee or tea or just to eat as an afternoon snack. Perfect for Valentine's Day, if you ask... Read more

09.02.2017

Chocolate pancakes

I could eat these delicious, comforting chocolate pancakes any time of day… But I like them best in the morning. They’re amazing with a nice, big spoonful of peanut butter and some banana-coconut cream on top. And don’t forget a big cup of coffee with oat milk.... Read more

08.02.2017

Grilled bell pepper salad

I’m often asked what I like to eat for lunch. Given the fact that I spend (almost) every day in the kitchen trying out new recipes, what ends up being lunch usually depends on what I’m experimenting with that day. When I’m not, I love to eat salads with a crunchy cracker or spelt toast for lunch. Delicious! This... Read more

01.02.2017

A healthy, harty wrap

I absolutely love pancakes. You can eat them warm or cold, they’re absolutely handy to bring to school or work and they’re also easy to make! This week, I prepared a delicious and healthy wrap that I’d like to share with you guys! If you're hungry eat two of them... Read more

31.01.2017

Overnight blueberry oats

Looking for an easy and healthy breakfast option that doesn’t require you to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen in the morning? Overnight oats are your answer. They’re super easy to make and all the prep that’s required is done the night before. The only thing you need to do in the morning is add a couple of... 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

24.01.2017

Veggie balls

This week I made a beeline to the kitchen to make… Veggie balls! This version is super easy to make. They’re delicious in soup, on skewers on the BBQ, or as a snack, dipped in... Read more

23.01.2017

Cheesecake

This cake has it all! It’s my favorite when I’m craving something tangy, savory, and sweet. What’s more: this cake looks fantastic too. It really steals the show, especially when you tell your guests that they can enjoy it guilt-free. If there are leftover, you can store the cake in the freezer for the next... Read more

17.01.2017

Broccoli burgers

Mmm… Veggie burgers are one of my favorite things to eat! They’re not only super tasty, but eating them also helps you incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Broccoli is full of vitamins and minerals and also helps the body to rid itself of toxins. These delicious, fresh broccoli burgers are both healthy and... Read more

08.01.2017

Beet soup

This is really a gazpacho made with beets. In the summer, this soup is eaten cold, but in the winter, it’s also delicious warmed up. This soup is perfect for bringing with you on the go in a jar or bottle. Just don’t forget your spoon! ;) Crunchy crackers are a perfect accompaniment to this soup. Yum!Lieke Heijn /... 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

28.12.2016

Beet risotto

The recipe below is one I used to make all the time when I had just moved out on my own in New York. It’s simple, nutritious and…... Read more

10.12.2016

Pumpkin quinoa curry

I’m always in for a party. Especially when there is dance music! Maybe you think that, me as a #powerfoodie, I always reject any alcoholic drinks or bites. Nothing could be further than the truth. When there is something to celebrate, I’m going for it. So pass it on with that big bowl of fresh crisps and a second... 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

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

05.09.2016

Hot guac!

This one is always a big hit! I’ll often make this avocado-based dip for a party, as an appetizer or for a BBQ with friends. The only downside? The bowl is usually empty within a minute or two. Everyone loves it! It’s also great on a crunchy cracker or rice cake for lunch or as a... Read more

09.08.2016

Chocolate bowl

Last week I was lying on the beach in my bikini, and now I’m back enjoying the lovely, albeit slightly cooler Amsterdam. I always love coming back to the office, seeing everyone and starting to devise all sorts of new plans. Mini-vacations always leave me energized and ready to go. Know what I mean?I also love... Read more

20.07.2016

Lemon bars

It’s summer! And that means it’s time to treat ourselves to some delicious, fresh dishes. I have a favorite recipe for every season and although my quinoa salad has received the honor for the past two years (it’s still in the top 10), right now, my lemon bars are taking the cake…Why not give them a try?... 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

11.07.2016

Beansalad

Beans are the perfect food for the vegetarians and flexitarians among us. They’re full of highly available, plant-based protein. This salad is filling, super healthy and so delicious. The red pesto is easy to make yourself. You can find the recipe here.... Read more

30.05.2016

Rhubarb Breakfast Crumble

As a kid, I almost never ate rhubarb. Once in a while my parents would add a bit to my morning oatmeal with a bit of honey on top. But that was about it. I saw some rhubarb on sale again last week and decided to get myself some and start experimenting. And tadaa! This is the product of my experimenting: a breakfast... Read more

21.04.2016

Get up & go muffins

Lately I’ve been eating these super healthy muffins in the early morning. I make them in my free time so that I can just grab one in the morning on my way out the door. The ripe mango makes them nice and sweet and moist, and guess what, there’s even zucchini in there, which makes this breakfast even healthier! Get... 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

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

07.12.2015

X-Mas cupcakes

Skating on the Frisian lakes, throwing snowballs at the skating rink, making igloos, taking long walks in the snow… As a kid, I was always happiest at this time of year. There was always so much to do outside or in the village. And the inside our little country home was a great place to be too! At this time of year... 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

19.10.2015

Açaí Bowl

This delicious and super healthy bowl is already available on practically every street corner in New York and is appearing more and more often at hip lunch places in Amsterdam. Yay! But you can also make it easily at home. It’s much more fun and cheaper ; ) Verrry good with some homemade rawnola.  Info: The... Read more

12.10.2015

Miso soup

This is a very healthy and flavorful Japanese recipe. Miso paste adds its well-known flavor and an important ingredient is kelp – seaweed, which is healthier than just about anything. Not everyone likes seaweed though. I thought up this recipe that includes a whole bunch of extra vegetables and it’s so tasty that... 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

03.04.2015

Eggs, eggs, eggs…

Spring is in the air! The birds have made their journey back from the south to wake us up in the morning with their songs. I’ve filled my balcony with blooming tulips and daffodils. Spring seems to automatically give you more energy. Getting up every morning is a little bit easier and going outside and smelling the... Read more

01.04.2015

Canihua pudding

You probably already know that we’re bigs fans of the recently famous quinoa. But now there’s something new on the market: canihua! It’s a highly nutritious seed that grows in the Andes, in Peru.The seed is also known as ‘baby quinoa’ due to its small size. Canihua, like quinoa, is gluten free, but contains... Read more

09.03.2015

Leek soup

Ahhhh! March! What an amazing first spring weekend this was! The sun gave us all a happiness boost, the birds were singing, the first official day of spring is in sight and I can breath easy again because… I’ve finished the recipes for my new cookbook! I’ve thrown plates around, dropped pans full of food and... 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

09.01.2015

Protein power!

More and more people around me have started eating less meat and fish or have stopped eating them altogether. Even veganism, which used to be just a ‘hippie’ thing, is hot now. We are becoming more and more aware of what we eat and an increasing number of people are starting to realize that what we put on our... 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

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

28.10.2014

Detox drink

Every day, we are exposed to toxic substances in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the water we drink and the creams we put on our skin. That's why it's important to choose the right foods to eat. This way you can help clean up the harmful substances that build up in your body over time. Of course you could do a... Read more

23.08.2014

Watercress Salad

I absolutely love salads. I can’t get enough of trying out new combinations. A few times a week, I’ll experiment with different leafy greens, other ingredients and dressings. Occasionally I’ll overdo it a little by mixing too much together, but it’s pretty tough to go wrong with a salad. I generally just throw... Read more

25.06.2014

Zucchetti

Yep, it’s spaghetti made with zucchini. You’ll feel like you’re eating a plate of scrumptious pasta, but unlike traditional pasta, zucchetti is highly digestible. I love eating it for dinner because your body can process it well before you go to bed. It’s perfect! It tastes amazing and looks really good as... Read more

17.06.2014

Kickstart!

This breakfast is one of my favorites. It's quite filling, so it's perfect if you have a long day ahead of you! Try it, it's so... Read more

18.03.2014

Party in a weck jar

These jars are way too cute when they’re filled with chia-banana-trifle. I actually came up with this idea by accident… After a long day of slaving away in the kitchen – which I’ve been doing non-stop for a couple of weeks now, cooking day and night to create my book – I realized I needed to whip up the... Read more

11.03.2014

Sourballs

When it comes to partying, my social life has been running on low lately. With an ongoing flu virus, photo shoots and a fully booked schedule, I decided it was best to leave the party scene for a little while. I set high standards for myself, so I really can’t afford to get sick or to be too stressed out. Taking... Read more

24.02.2014

Oats To Go

Whenever I work from home, I take a little stroll to the veggie market down the street where I'll buy fresh and delicious ingredients to whip up a healthy salad for lunch. But when I travel, have to go to school or am just running from meeting to meeting, I always take some time in the morning to make a healthy... Read more

19.02.2014

Inca snack

The Inca berry is found in the high-altitude regions of South America. It’s an exotic and delicious organic fruit that not only tastes great, but is also really good for you! Inca berries are sweet, with a pleasant sour aftertaste. This delicious snack combines Inca berries with almonds, dates and... Read more

19.02.2014

Black Mulberry Porridge

Black mulberries are a delicious dried fruit! What’s more, these berries are really good for you. They’re a source of vitamin C, calcium, fiber, iron and protein. Black mulberries are sweet and have a honey-like flavor and are a perfect addition to your muesli, oatmeal or smoothie. They’re also a delicious... Read more

10.01.2014

Pea Soup

There I was, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, stirring my new invention - vegetarian pea soup, which we all call 'snert' in Dutch (though that doesn't sound too appetizing). I promised the magazine Glamour that I would make a delicious - and healthy, naturally - winter meal for the #GenerationGlamour-party. Enough to... Read more

17.12.2013

Quinoa salad

I discovered these little seeds in my favorite organic food store about two years ago and ever since then, I’ve been in love with quinoa! Thank you globalization, thank you infrastructure and thank you South America! Quinoa is high in protein, contains all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete... 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

24.09.2013

Protein for vegetarians!

When people used to think about vegetarians, they conjured up images of skinny people dressed like hippies. They would have almost said it’s impossible to be muscular, fit and even a little fat as a vegetarian… This could not be further from the truth! Vegetarian athletes, like Maarten Tjallingii, Rich Roll... Read more

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