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14.11.2018

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This ‘cheese’ really does taste like Parmesan cheese, but it’s completely dairy free. It’s a great alternative if you, like me, are trying to eat as plant-based as possible or are lactose intolerant. It’s tasty in salads, as a topping for soup, pizza, pasta or as a spread on a cracker or slice of bread. The... Read more

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

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

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

26.02.2016

Kale pesto

Do you guys still remember my recipe for ‘old skool’ pesto? I came up with it two years ago, back when my first cookbook came out (time flies when you’re powercooking!). I’m still crazy about toppings and dressings and this pesto has remained one of my favorites. Every Sunday I make a new batch to get me... 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

25.05.2015

Mayonnaise

It might not be the healthiest recipe, but a dollop of mayo is always better for you and tastier if you’ve made it yourself. Making mayonnaise does require a bit of patience and there’s always a bit of anxiety as to whether or not you have achieved the right consistency. My father would often make mayo himself,... 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