Tag: christmas

Less obligation, more enjoyment

It’s almost Christmas! For me, personally, it’s always a great time of year. As a Powerfoodie, it’s my time to go nuts in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter where I am – at home or abroad – I always use the holidays as an opportunity to get in the kitchen. I like to serve the tastiest bites and drinks to my... Read more


Sweet Potato Pie

It’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas without sweet potato pie! If you’re celebrating it, then this is the dessert. It’s incredibly tasty. A few weeks ago, my American hubby asked me if I would pleeeaaase make this. Alright, here you go! I gave it my own twist and it’s been approved! Now it’s your turn ;... Read more


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


Little salad

This one is my take on a classic potato or Waldorf salad, which are a necessary part of any BBQ or Christmas dinner. My father used to make this when I was a kid, every year at Christmastime, and every time it was delicious. The foundation of this recipe comes from him, but I’ve added my own, contemporary twists.... Read more


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


Sweet Brownie Swirl

The taste of chocolate with a hint of mint has always been one of my favorites. You either love it or you don’t, though… I will say that. But if you’re a fan, you’re probably just like me and can’t get enough. And with the lovely swirl as topping, it also looks great. Perfect for Christmas! ;... Read more

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My ultimate Christmas

Yay CHRISTMAS! I’ve always celebrated Christmas and enjoy it every year. When I was a kid, my favorite thing was going to school in my pajamas for the annual Christmas breakfast. It was also always so much fun to decorate our tree with Christmas balls and homemade Christmas cookies. For me, it always felt like a... Read more


Lemon Snow Bliss Balls

How great would it be to have these little snowballs on your table this Christmas? I’m pretty sure they’ll disappear from my table in no time this year - in my family, we’re all a bit addicted to anything containing lemon. They also combine well with my choco... Read more


Chocolate Pecan Tart

Oh la la! It’s the tastiest tart for Thanksgiving or Christmas and you can make it! My team and I managed to devour it in one go… It’s not only incredibly tasty, the combination of chocolate and orange makes it extra special. Winner! ;... Read more


Gingerbread Bliss Balls

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, yay! It’s almost Christmas and therefore it’s time to share some lovely recipes for these cosy days with friends and family. With these gingerbread bliss balls it is success guaranteed! They are super easy to make and a very festive snack during these cold winter... Read more


Healthy Holidays!

Ah, we all love Chistmas. Delicious dinners, lots of parties, fun and togetherness with family and friends. But the question we always get is… How do you maintain your healthy powerfood lifestyle in this busy, temptation-filled period? First of all, it’s important to remain aware of what you’re eating. It’s... Read more


Merry Christmas!

Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! To me, Christmas has always meant having a lot of fun. When I was a kid, my sister and I were always so excited to put up the Christmas tree and decorate it with beautiful, wooden ornaments. We would decorate the windows with homemade crafts and make our cozy house... Read more


Family Kroes Christmas

Christmas at the Kroes’s… My sister and I used to wake up happily on Christmas morning to John Lennon singing ‘Happy Christmas’. We would skip and hop to the kitchen, still in our PJs where we’d find our parents already preparing for Christmas dinner. Throughout the day, we’d play games with our... Read more