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05.12.2019

No-Bake Chocolate Tart

This tart is perfect for a party or during the holiday season. It’s not difficult to make, you don't even need to use an oven and guaranteed delicious! Trust me! ; ) Note: You can also bake a crust like these: sweet potato pie. Whatever you... Read more

01.11.2019

Asje’s Potato Sambal 

Ok, I’m an honest person, this is not my recipe ; ) I got it from Astrid, my brother-in-law’s mother. Yep. In our family, we share each other’s recipes and I’m sharing it with you. Fun! This Surinamese-Javanese sambal is something that I like to eat with rice and sautéed vegetables, but according to Astrid,... Read more

01.11.2019

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

29.07.2019

Banana-nut ice cream

Wow, this weather! Wonderful. Usually when it's so warm out, I drive up to my mem's house in the north part of the Netherlands on the weekends, just like last weekend. It gives me a chance to relax and drum up inspiration for new recipes from all the delicious ingredients in my mom's garden. These days, I'm in the... Read more

08.07.2019

Home remedy: tea for coughs, colds and flu

As a kid, I used to pour over the book ‘Lexicon of Healing Herbs’ by Mellie Uyldert. In the book, the author describes deficiencies that can arise in the body and explains how plants and herbs can be remedies. How amazing is it that there is so much that just grows in our midst that we can use to help combat... Read more

08.07.2019

Miso-coconut noodle soup

Sometimes I really crave a tasty, filling bowl with all sorts of vegetables and noodles. It can be so satisfying. I’ve incorporated miso paste into this recipe. After travelling through Japan, I started experimenting more with it. It is a fermented bean paste, made with soy and salt, and sometimes brown rice or... Read more

04.06.2019

Eggplant stew with rice

A super-easy, comfort-food recipe... For you, from me. I make this often and it’s always satisfying. It’s full of vegetables and the eggplant seems to make meat (alternatives) unnecessary… Having said that, I do like it with a bit of sautéed tempeh or tofu – so you can always add that.... Read more

24.04.2019

Potatoes with dandelion dip

Last week I was a guest at the first-ever ‘Rabo Food Forward’ event. Food and agriculture entrepreneurs, millennials, and food experts gathered together to talk about how we can provide the Netherlands (and specifically Fryslân, the province I was born) with food in a sustainable way. During the Q&A, I shared... Read more

23.04.2019

Black bean chili

This sweet and sour, one pan dish is put together in no time at all. It’s a crowd pleaser to be sure and I make it at least once every couple of weeks. I hope you like it... Read more

28.03.2019

Chewy oat bars

For the past while, I’ve just been making the same few recipes over and over again on Sundays (prep day!) because I’ve been so busy (this really isn’t a good reason, is it?). But this past weekend, I managed to get into the kitchen to do a bit of experimenting. The recipe below worked out on the very first try,... Read more

30.01.2019

Millet cauliflower stew

A recipe with MILLET! I like it the best when it’s creamy! We used to eat millet at home when I was a kid, often as an alternative to rice, served with tasty seasonal vegetables. To be honest, I had sort of forgotten about millet, but it’s come back into my life again as of late. The beautiful, yellow grains have... Read more

21.11.2018

Applecake

Last week I made this simple and moist cake with bits of apple baked into it. It’s great to have on hand for unexpected guests, but it’s even better for counteracting a ‘hangry’ state (a state of anger caused by lack of food) when you feel one coming on ; ) And given your reactions on social media, it’s... Read more

14.11.2018

Pumpkin pasta bowl

This kind of weather makes me crave comfort food. Tasty stews, mashes, chocolate chip cookies, matcha lattes… And this pumpkin bowl, too! After my book launch, I headed back into the kitchen to start experimenting again. This is the result! It’s a delicious dish that’s warming and satisfying and will most... Read more