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14.06.2018

Lavender bath salt

I love to relax and treat myself by taking a warm bath every now and then. Especially when I can take the time for it: including an inspirational book, candles and… homemade bath salt. Whenever I add lavender essential oil to this bath salt it creates an ultimate moment of relaxation in my bathroom. Have you made a... Read more

31.05.2018

Measurement conversion: from grams to cups

I love my Powerkitchen in New York. I try to make sure that I always have the most essential ingredients on hand so I can whip something up in a flash. And if I’ve forgotten something, I just walk over to the deli around the corner. So chill! It makes putting together recipes that much easier. What I find less... Read more

30.05.2018

How do I stay in balance?

I like to eat. Everyone knows that! And, yes, I do like to eat healthy because it’s what makes me happiest. I’ve been aware of my eating habits since I was young. My body doesn’t digest things quickly. I have always had the feeling that I don’t need to eat much to keep my motor running (I think this might, in... Read more

29.05.2018

Shea butter deodorant

As you might know by now, I believe beauty comes from within. That is why I am such a huge fan of homemade products in my beauty cabinet. This shea butter deodorant is all natural, soft for your skin and has a fresh peppermint scent. It is also much cheaper and more sustainable than normal deodorant because you can... Read more

23.05.2018

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Enjoy the process

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela. We’re working so hard on a project at work right now (+ I’m writing book 5) and when I think about where we need to be, it all seems insurmountable. So much needs to happen! Picture: Anne Timmer But, just like with writing a book, at a... Read more

18.05.2018

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Spring clean out

I’m so happy that’s it’s spring again. I’ve really been looking forward to it. The winter seemed really long this year. Don’t you think? Everything starts to pop out of the ground again this time of year, so it’s time for us to plant some seeds again. For me, this season is all about cleansing and cleaning... Read more

13.05.2018

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My top 5 favorite muffins

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for prepping! I make these muffins super often because they’re easy to make, tasty and perfect for freezing for the coming week so I know I always have a go-to snack on hand! What are you guys making today? Photo: Danielle van Outrive In need of some inspiration? Check out my... Read more

10.05.2018

Throwback Thursday

That was me, about one year ago. We were shooting the cover here with my powerteam, all my friends and my boyfriend. It was, undoubtedly, one of the most special moments of my career (check out YouTube for the video). Powerfood – The Party Edition is almost a year old and I’m so proud of this book. It’s full... Read more

09.05.2018

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Mother’s Day: Top 5 recipes

I always love cooking for my mem, especially on Mother’s Day, when I take the time to cook something special for her or we head into the kitchen together to whip up some Powerfood. Quality time! Want to surprise your mom with some tasty baking, breakfast in bed or dinner for two this year? These are my five favorite... Read more

04.05.2018

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Family food

Whenever our mem would head into the kitchen (my father was usually the one who did the cooking), we knew dinner would be healthy. She made the most delicious stews and casseroles that were truly nutritious. Sometimes, we would even be served things like dandelion leaves (good for the liver) and nettles (blanched in... Read more

12.04.2018

9 x new hotspots in New York

Last month I went to so many lovely spots in New York. Check my new list of favorites below! 1. Uncle Boons I love Thai food! This fun, traditional Thai restaurant in Nolita has the most flavorful curries, the freshest mango salad and the tastiest drinks. It’s like being in a restaurant on the other side... Read more

04.04.2018

How do I nourish myself?

I used to be someone who was always there for everyone. I think that it had something to do with insecurity. I didn’t stick up for myself and it required huge amounts of energy to keep everyone happy all the time (which, by the way, is something I’ve found out is impossible). I did nourish myself by taking good... Read more

27.03.2018

7 x new hotspots in Amsterdam

As you all know, discovering new places to be is one of my favorite things to do, especially in the city I live (in addition to New York ; )). It makes me feel like I’m on vacation in my own country. I love it! Below are seven new spots I’ve discovered recently. You can also check out my complete list of Amsterdam... Read more

15.03.2018

Plant-based milk & yogurt

I loooove MYLK! (mylk = plant-based milk) ... Almond, walnut, oat, macadamia, coconut… I use it in so many power recipes, including my delicious oatmeal, breakfast muffins and smoothies. I also heat and froth it to add to my coffee (usually oat milk). I also love to add it to my favorite evening drinks like golden... Read more