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13.09.2019

Pumpkinbread

Pumpkin... I love it! Not only is it without a doubt a power ingredient, it is also incredibly versatile. I add it to curries, oatmeal, risotto, smoothies, pasta,  soups, ice cream, cakes, pumpkin bars... What don’t I add it to? ; ) It adds a certain creaminess and a sweetness and softness to dishes. Winner! So... Read more

26.08.2019

Fudgy tahin-caramel brownies

I used to eat tahini on sourdough bread with honey and wheat germ (I know, it sounds crazy!). I loved it. These days, I like to eat this sesame paste on a cracker, but I also add it to dressings and to hummus, of course. But did you know that it’s also delicious in combination with chocolate? Yep! This... 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

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

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

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

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

03.08.2018

Watermelon Pizza

I’m staying close to home this year because my hometown is so incredibly fun and there’s so much to do and see; from dancing on boats to fantastic festivals every week. There are also markets that sell seasonal produce where I’m completely in my element and buy strawberries or cucumbers to make ice pops, juices... Read more

26.07.2018

Snack cookies

These delicious, guilt-free cookies are perfect to have on hand to accompany a cup of coffee or tea or just to eat as an afternoon... Read more

01.05.2018

Happy Raspberry Cheesecake

This is the cake I made on my birthday. For the giveaway, I asked you to share your own favourite party recipe. From the four winners, I chose to make this good-looking cake. It was a hard pick because you all submitted so many delicious recipes! But this sweet and sour cake is the winner. Reason: I was so up for... Read more

07.03.2018

Double Choc Egg Cakes

Easter! It’s always one of my favorite times of year… Mother nature wakes up again, it smells like Spring outside and we usually get the family all together to celebrate. Easter brunch at my parents’ house is the highlight; think Easter stollen (see book: The Party Edition), croissants, eggs and tasty,... Read more

23.02.2018

3 x my favorite banana bread

Happy National Banana Bread Day, dear Powerfoodies! What better excuse is there to bake some homemade banana bread than National Banana Bread Day? ; ) I head into my powerkitchen once a week to make a loaf. Once you have a good foundation recipe, it’s easy to give it your own twist by adding your favorite nuts,... Read more

11.01.2018

Pumpkin nicecream

Mmm… I just can’t get enough of pumpkin at this time of year! Haha. I’ve managed to find a way to incorporate into just about everything, from curry, breakfast and cookies, to ice cream… Yes, you read that correctly! This past week I came up with the idea of making pumpkin ice cream, and boy did it work out!... Read more