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21.06.2018

Celebrate the summer: 7 x events

Yes! It’s finally summer! When the weather is as nice as it has been, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than outside, listening to the birds singing, taking in some sun and simply enjoying the beauty of nature. I also love going to the many (food) festivals and events on offer during the summer with my friends and... Read more

30.05.2018

How do I stay in balance?

I like to eat. Everyone knows that! And, yes, I do like to eat healthy because it’s what makes me happiest. I’ve been aware of my eating habits since I was young. My body doesn’t digest things quickly. I have always had the feeling that I don’t need to eat much to keep my motor running (I think this might, in... Read more

23.05.2018
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Enjoy the process

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela. We’re working so hard on a project at work right now (+ I’m writing book 5) and when I think about where we need to be, it all seems insurmountable. So much needs to happen! Picture: Anne Timmer But, just like with writing a book, at a... Read more

18.05.2018
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Spring clean out

I’m so happy that’s it’s spring again. I’ve really been looking forward to it. The winter seemed really long this year. Don’t you think? Everything starts to pop out of the ground again this time of year, so it’s time for us to plant some seeds again. For me, this season is all about cleansing and cleaning... Read more

13.05.2018

My top 5 favorite muffins

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for prepping! I make these muffins super often because they’re easy to make, tasty and perfect for freezing for the coming week so I know I always have a go-to snack on hand! What are you guys making today? Photo: Danielle van Outrive In need of some inspiration? Check out my... Read more

10.05.2018
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Throwback Thursday

That was me, about one year ago. We were shooting the cover here with my powerteam, all my friends and my boyfriend. It was, undoubtedly, one of the most special moments of my career (check out YouTube for the video). Powerfood – The Party Edition is almost a year old and I’m so proud of this book. It’s full... Read more

04.05.2018
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Family food

Whenever our mem would head into the kitchen (my father was usually the one who did the cooking), we knew dinner would be healthy. She made the most delicious stews and casseroles that were truly nutritious. Sometimes, we would even be served things like dandelion leaves (good for the liver) and nettles (blanched in... Read more

04.04.2018
Mind | Blog |

How do I nourish myself?

I used to be someone who was always there for everyone. I think that it had something to do with insecurity. I didn’t stick up for myself and it required huge amounts of energy to keep everyone happy all the time (which, by the way, is something I’ve found out is impossible). I did nourish myself by taking good... Read more

12.03.2018

How do I substitute an egg?

I love eggs… I eat them scrambled with toast and avocado, make omelets with them for before or after a workout and add them to my breakfast cake. Yum! I prefer to buy them from a local farmer, but if I buy them in the supermarket, I always choose bio-dynamic (Demeter) eggs. When I’m in New York, I buy them from... Read more

09.03.2018

Big news!

Hello dear Powerfoodies,  Just a quick update. I promised myself that I would blog more, but I haven’t managed to much lately. I’m so busy. Let me tell you why… Picture: Emma Peijnenburg I’m working on a super exciting and big project in the Netherlands that I’m hoping to launch as soon as... Read more

23.02.2018
Blog | SNACKS |

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

12.02.2018

Happy Valentine!

It is almost Valentine’s Day again – the day we send our sweethearts love letters, bonbons, flowers and other gifts. I like to think of Valentine’s Day as a good moment to be conscious of love in general. I believe that love is what life is all about. For the past while, I’ve been focusing more on opening my... Read more

06.02.2018

Curry hummus

Last week I shared this happy hummus with you all via social media and many of you asked for the recipe. So, here it is! My new curry hummus! Delicious on a rice cake, a piece of spelt toast or on a homemade... Read more

02.02.2018

7 x Milan hotspots

Morning Powerfoodies! Today I’m happy to share a list of my favorite healthy hotspots in Milan. This authentic city is, of course, know for its fresh pizzas and pastas, but it also boasts lots of hotspots where you can get your fix of delicious, freshly made powerfood. Taking a city trip to sunny Milan any time... Read more

05.01.2018
Blog | Beauty |

My morning routine

Seeing as my life tends to be a busy one, I really profit from routine and structure. I like to set aside a moment each day to get a handle on things. For me, the early morning tends to be a time to carry out my rituals, though sometimes I start prepping my breakfast the night before. I notice that when I’m... Read more

28.12.2017
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Recap 2017

Hey Powerfoodies! 2017 has absolutely flown by, but so much has happened! Not only professionally, but also personally. It was precisely one year ago that I came up with the idea to write yet another new book featuring all of my very favorite party recipes. I really wanted to share these with everyone, as I truly... Read more

23.12.2017

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

09.12.2017
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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

11.10.2017
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Why I’m always so positive?

Why I’m always so positive? Of course I’m not always happy and life is not always perfect. That will be impossible (especially now when I'm running my own business, but btw by far the best decision I've ever made haha ;)) But what I realized years ago is how negative emotions affected me: they have proven many... Read more

09.08.2017

My big MOVE & On the Go

Hi guys! Here’s a little update from me. Right now, I’m in beautiful France, on vacation with the family and I thought I’d write a blog about all the things on my agenda in the coming months. In my vlogs (still in Dutch at the moment) and on social media I’ve already announced that I’m moving to New York at... Read more

24.05.2017

Imperfections on social media

When I read this article last week on CNN’s website on the subject of how bad Instagram is terms of the mental health of young people, I was shocked. It seems that all those filters and edited photos just make people more insecure. This really hit home for me. What do people think of my posts? Do they derive energy... Read more

27.03.2017

Why I don’t count calories

I receive comments, questions and tips every day on social media. I really value this, as it means that people are interested. It’s so great that people are engaged! I always make sure that I reply to questions and contribute to discussions. I wrote my book, On the Go, in response to the many, many requests I... Read more

31.12.2016

New Year’s Resolutions!

At this time of year, I like to turn inward a bit more to recharge, celebrate moments, bring things to a close and slowly but surely let new dreams for the coming year take shape. It’s also an excellent time to reflect on the year gone by because so much has happened! Photo: Liselore Chevalier Last year, in... Read more

19.06.2015

I’m living my dream!

Oh man! Book number two is out! And I almost can’t believe it, but Powerfood – from Friesland to New York is currently at number one! Already! The fact that my new book is in stores now is amazing enough, but that it’s become an instant success is just, wow. I can’t find the words.The production and entire... Read more