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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

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

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

19.12.2017

Red pepper soup

The color, the texture, the flavor… Everything in one! That’s why I think this soup makes the perfect appetizer for Christmas dinner. It’s nice and light (you can make it a weightier meal in its own right by adding rice and cashew-feta balls), which makes it the perfect lead up to the next course.... Read more

06.12.2017

Peanut-coconut curry

I eat a varied diet and actually like pretty much everything! But if you asked me what I most want to eat on a given evening… It’ll be curry, for sure! It’s such a delicious dish that you can endlessly adjust and adapt to your liking. This week I made this peanut-coconut version with chickpeas that I just had to... Read more

27.10.2017

Vegetable stew

I think this stew is so delish! The combination of vegetables is so tasty and it’s also super nutritious and filling… If I know I have busy day coming up, I’ll make a double batch so that I can enjoy the leftovers the next day. And, to be honest, it actually tastes even better after a night in the fridge… Win... Read more