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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

03.07.2019

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

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

10.12.2018

Sweet Potato Pie

It’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas without sweet potato pie! If you’re celebrating it, then this is the dessert. It’s incredibly tasty. A few weeks ago, my American hubby asked me if I would pleeeaaase make this. Alright, here you go! I gave it my own twist and it’s been approved! Now it’s your turn ;... Read more

21.11.2018

Appelcake

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

14.11.2018

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This ‘cheese’ really does taste like Parmesan cheese, but it’s completely dairy free. It’s a great alternative if you, like me, are trying to eat as plant-based as possible or are lactose intolerant. It’s tasty in salads, as a topping for soup, pizza, pasta or as a spread on a cracker or slice of bread. The... Read more

11.10.2018

Celery juice

I enjoy drinking juices – preferably homemade ones. Making juice yourself takes a bit longer than just buying it, but I believe the time investment is worth it. Juices give me energy and are (usually ;)) pretty tasty. They also make me glow. So, with my book launch coming up, I’ve started drinking a green juice on... Read more