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02.10.2018

Crunchy chickpeas

Seasoning chickpeas and baking them in the oven until they’re crispy transforms them into a surprisingly tasty snack. They’re a healthy alternative to chips or salted peanuts. They also make a tasty topping for soup or salads, if you ask... Read more

10.07.2018

Tofu dip

I’ve recently become a big fan of this delicious, easy recipe. You can add it to so many different dishes. This is the basic recipe, but if you’re looking to spice things up a bit you can always add a bit of curry powder. Fresh dill is also an excellent option with (sweet) potato and parsnip fries. Try it and let... Read more

11.06.2018

Chocospread

Healthy guilty pleasure! Cacao powder is a true must-have in your kitchen cabinet. It is a key ingredient in so many delicious recipes and it really is good for you. Make a nice big jar of this chocospread and put it on a cracker or use it as a topping for a slice of banana bread.... Read more

23.05.2018

Maple Tahini Spread

Yumm! The creamy spread pairs well with various flavours and textures. The pure maple syrup adds a nice subtle maple flavour to the spread. If you don't necessarily love maple, you can add in honey instead. Honey will bring a nice floral sweetness. It tastes great on crackers. Also good with peanutbutter :) ... Read more

23.01.2018

Coconut cream

For all the whipped-cream lovers out there who, rightly, always do without, this guilt-free option is your solution. I always make a dish of it with breakfast cookies, muffins and... Read more

09.07.2017

Rawnola

Last week I made raw granola for the very first time. Wow, was it ever good! So sweet and chewy. I love it as a snack, but I also use it as a topping for my smoothie bowls and nice creams (banana ice cream). This ‘rawnola’ could also be used as the crust for a cheesecake. How handy is... Read more

26.01.2017

Cashew cream

I really do add this cream to just about every recipe… On a salad as dressing, in a soup or as a dip. You can spice it up with herbs and spices or even fruit... Read more

11.07.2016

Red pesto

That’s hot! This red pesto is made with sundried tomato and a red chili pepper. What I love about pesto is not only that you can incorporate it into any number of dishes and salads, but you can also just spread it onto a cracker. This red pesto is my new favorite, second only to the classic green... Read more

25.01.2016

Sunny Spread

Some people enjoy this weather and love being able to cocoon themselves in their cozy homes, but I always need to acclimatize to winter. It’s been even more difficult to adjust now that I’m back from my travels to places where it was 30-plus degrees every day. But what I really miss is a daily dose of sunlight.... Read more

24.11.2015

Pumpkin Purée

Pumpkin puree forms the basis of many of my recipes. Up until few years ago, I really only used it in Thanksgiving dishes and for Christmas recipes, but these days I add it to just about everything like my almond-pumpkin bread, spicy pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin muffins and my pumpkin-spice granola. It adds a... Read more

22.11.2015

mix for spiced cookies

During the colder months, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in my cozy little kitchen baking Dutch treats (pepernoten (mini gingerbread cookies), ontbijtkoek, sweet muffins…). The wintery, spicy flavor that all these addictive sweets have in common comes from the Dutch speculaas spice mix that I always add to... Read more

01.11.2015

Autumn purée

Why does autumn make me so happy? Aside from the beautiful colors, the lovely light and the actually quite decent temperature, I find apples and pears (and actually most fruit) to be at their best right now. Coincidentally, my neighbor came by last week to give me a huge bag full of little apples and pears. She picked... Read more

07.11.2014

Spicy love salsa

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. To be honest, it does seem to be true when I’m showing off in the kitchen for my sweetie. He loves it! While I slice, blend and cook, he’ll come up behind me and kiss me. And after an elaborate homemade dinner we don’t usually just end up passing out on... Read more