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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

18.10.2017

Fresh fall salad

You can eat Brussels sprouts raw, too! And if you’re going to try them raw, I prefer them grated… This is what prompted me to try out this tasty bowl full of other fall ingredients and, I have to say, it turned out pretty good! It’s even better with crunchy onion rings. It’s a super simple recipe and it’s... Read more

20.09.2017

Spiral quiche

Oh wow, how beautiful is this quiche? It always takes me a little while to make this savory tart, but trust me, your guests’ reaction to it will make all the effort worthwhile! Will you share your results with #renskroes? That way I can see what your spiral quiche looks like. Bon appetite! ; ) Photo: Lieke Heijn /... Read more

19.05.2017

Pizzetta à la Rens

Comfort food. Who doesn’t love it? From a tasty lemon cake or choco-balls to oven fries with homemade mayo. Love it! Homemade pizza is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods -  I’m sure it ranks high on your list too. I made this pizza a while back using goat cheese and it was delicious! And since you guys... Read more

04.04.2017

Cauliflower quinoa bowl

You’ll steal the show with this quick meal that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Today I made this salad for lunch at the office.. So yumm! Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, it’s just a question of putting them together in a big bowl. Do you want to take the salad for on the go? Bring the tahini sauce on... Read more

21.02.2017

Warm winter salad

This is a delicious, warm salad that’s perfect for cold days. As I’m sure you all know, I really love squash! And the combination of the squash, toasted pecans, spelt and dressing make this winter salad complete. Tip: Want to take this salad to go? Allow it to cool fully before packing it... Read more

27.01.2017

Creamy tomato soup

I didn’t eat much tomato soup as a kid. My parents would usually make vegetable or ox-tail soup. And when I was at university, I used to eat canned soup (haha), which is, of course, much less tasty. But now that I know how to make soup that tastes this yummy, I eat it all the time – especially when I have company!... Read more