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18.06.2019

Crispy tempeh with nut butter

I love tempeh! It has a lovely, nutty flavor, it is an easily absorbed source of protein and it is a natural probiotic (as it is fermented – this is also true of the ingredient, tamari). I like to serve this recipe with fried rice, pasta or stir-fried vegetables. Grilled tempeh saté (with peanut sauce) is also... 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

21.05.2019

Mexican avo chili bowl

Just look at this colourful and protein-rich dish! And it’s tasty and nutritious, too! I serve this with all of the different ingredients nicely arranged in a bowl, but when I tuck into it, I mix everything up because the flavour combination is heavenly! The earthenware seen here comes from the Cote d’Ivoire. When... 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

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

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

02.10.2018

Zucchini-basil soup with roasted chickpeas

It’s already fall, but my mem still has a whole bunch of zucchini growing in her vegetable garden. I was at my parents’ house two weeks ago to dig up old photos for my new book and I couldn’t resist whipping up a batch of my tastiest zucchini soup while I was there! It is super simple and delicious served with... Read more

06.09.2018

Noodles with tempeh & sugar snaps

I made this recipe a few weeks ago in between doing a bunch of other things and I was sold immediately. Last week, I worked on the fine tuning and now I’m ready to share it with you! Here it is, my very favorite noodle recipe with tempeh and crunchy sugar snap peas. I hope you like it too... Read more

10.07.2018

Sweet potato burgers

These little burgers are the perfect addition to a salad, a proper burger on a bun or ideal finger food, all on their own. Make a whole bunch at once to share or to enjoy throughout the week. They’re best with a nice big dollop of homemade... Read more

26.01.2018

Cauliflower puree

To be honest, I like anything that include cauliflower. Roasted in the oven with a tahini-lemon sauce, made into couscous with stir-fried vegetables, served with oatmeal or as it is in this recipe… I love it all. This recipe is really worth a try if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional mashed... Read more

09.01.2018

Nourish bowl

Here you go: the very salad the boyfriend made for me this past week (see vlog). Doesn’t it look delicious and healthy? He gave me the recipe and I’m telling ya, it is nutritious and super easy to put together! Especially if you already happen to have some hummus on hand. ; ) Note: Really famished? It’s also... Read more

24.12.2017

Roasted cauliflower

A few years ago, I had roasted cauliflower with a tahini-based dressing in a restaurant in Australia and, ever since then, I’ve wanted to make it myself. Now, here you go! This is a recipe with a Rens touch. I hope that you and your guests enjoy it as much as I did! ;... Read more