Tag: summer

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


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


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


Ultimate tips & tricks for a (summer) party

In spite of the fact that the sun doesn’t shine 24/7, there’s always a reason to throw a fun (summer) party. Isn’t there? Do you have friends, family or neighbours coming over soon? If so, I have six handy tips for you to help you turn an afternoon or evening into a lovely summer soiree. Have any tips of your... Read more


Green Gazpacho

I’ve always been a fan of cold and lukewarm soups. Somehow the flavors and aromas seem to stand out more. This recipe is, of course, not a traditional gazpacho, but everyone who knows me knows I like to add my own twist to recipes. So here it is! My favorite summer soup. Great as an appetizer or as a light lunch,... Read more


Strawberry avocado salad

I recently discovered this tasty fresh and fruity salad and am already addicted. It’s delicious with a slice of bread or a cracker with hummus. The sour cashew dressing is the finishing touch. It’s the perfect summery salad, if you ask... Read more


Mint-Lime popsicles

I am in love with sweet and sour recipes. Especially in the summer! When the temperature goes up, one of the things I really like to make is fresh lemonade, and if I have some leftover, I make popsicles out of it right away. Winner! This easy recipe is also a guaranteed success with the younger powerfoodies ; ) Happy... Read more


Pizzetta à la Rens

Comfort food. Who doesn’t love it? From a tasty lemon cake or choco-balls to oven fries with homemade mayo. Love it! Homemade pizza is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods -  I’m sure it ranks high on your list too. I made this pizza a while back using goat cheese and it was delicious! And since you guys... Read more


Mint-Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate = power fruit. The seeds are deliciously sweet and sour, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are even known to be an aphrodisiac... ooh la la! The combination here with mint leaves makes this the perfect light lunch for on the go or for a picknick in a park on a warm spring/summer day. Enjoy dear... Read more


Strawberry tarts

Wow, these tarts will definitely make your mama happy this Mother’s Day. These sweet-and-sour treats are nice and creamy and because they’re served cold, they’re a bit more special than your average tarts. My mem loves them! Let me know how your mama liked them in the comments below… ♡, Rens... Read more


Tabbouleh salad

I discovered this tasty and healthy salad when I was in Gaziantep with the World Food Programme. Aisha taught me to make this quick, Syrian dish. I serve it on lettuce leaves with cashew cream on top.... Read more


Fresh iced tea

When I’m in the country side , I love trying out new herbal teas! I can’t help myself… I’ll drink about 1 liter of it a day! My balcony in Amsterdam is also home to an impressive array of herbs, but having a huge garden like this where you can pick the most delicious mixture of herbs is a totally different... Read more



The minute the sun starts shining, I run outside (preferably right back to It Heitelân) and try to make the most of it. I love summer! Summer vegetables and fruit are my favorites and what’s even better is being able to eat them outside. I’m staying in the Netherlands this summer. I’ll be sailing in Friesland,... Read more


Rainbow Ice Pops

These ice pops are not only very cute, they’re also very good for you. The chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, protein, iron and fiber, which helps you feel full. Chia seeds are a good replacement for milk in your diet as they are rich in calcium and boron, which improves calcium absorption in the body. Thanks... Read more


Summer workouts

Summer time and the livin’ is easy… Time to enjoy the sun, see your friends, experience the long, sultry evenings and go on adventures. So amazing! It’s just that tropical temperatures and beach vacations can make it a bit more challenging to keep up your workouts. Since it would be such a shame to let all the... Read more


Vietnamese Summer Rolls

When we arrive completely jetlagged in New York, my boyfriend often treats me to these amazing summer rolls from this really tiny Vietnamese place. I love them so much that I wanted to figure out how to make them myself. I usually make about three at a time and take them with me for lunch. They’re amazing with the... Read more


Blueberry Crumble

I eat this blueberry crumble at least twice a week in the summer months. It’s basically a pie! Tip: it’s delicious with a bit of coconut whipped cream (see recipe) on top. Enjoy! © Cameron studio, Lieke Heijn & Pim... Read more