5 ways to ‘go green’ in… thinking

I’m starting things off with tips on how to adjust the way we think about things to help us live greener. For me, it all starts with what’s going on in your head and increasing your awareness. You need to ask yourself: what does sustainability mean to me? How can I apply it my daily life? And, what mindset do I... Read more


Stamppotje (mash)

My parents always gave me the opportunity to taste everything: Asian food, Italian, Mexican, South American, spicy, sweet, sour… Anything you can think of. But at home, our favorite dish was stampot (mash) made with cabbage and potatoes from our vegetable garden.Harvesting our own vegetables and fruit from the... Read more

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Hello November

There are always so many great things on the agenda for November: Sint Maarten (a Dutch holiday somewhat reminiscent of Halloween, celebrated on the 11th of November), the arrival of Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa Claus) in the Netherlands and Thanksgiving… And in additionto all this, we’ve got a bunch of... Read more


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


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

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Relaxing in NYC

Yeah! I’m in New York! Three weeks of enjoying the city I lived in six years ago and that has inspired me so much. I have to be here at least once a year. My boyfriend has an apartment in the East Village and that’s where we always stay when we’re in NYC. To me, the Village is one of the coolest and most fun... Read more

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Festival Survival Tips

It’s festival time! Now that my cookbook is on the shelves, I’m allowing myself to enjoy my freedom this summer, which means: party! I love the festival atmosphere. In my opinion, festival grounds are the place to spot new trends, check out new music and feel as free as a bird! I love it! The only thing that is... Read more

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Stress. Pfft… We are exposed to so much outside stimulation and often work under intense pressure. On top of that, we also have to make important decisions every day since we live in a place that affords us so many choices. We all want to be successful, which usually means we have to earn lots of money, have... Read more