The icing on the Powercake
I just got back from a day of shooting with the team and now I find myself on my own in the office. Right now, I finally have enough time and clarity of mind to write a blog. Because, man oh man, have these ever been intense but fantastic weeks. It all began with my trip to New York at the end of May. From that moment onward, the requests for interviews and photoshoots in service of my new book, The Party Edition, just started pouring in. So I haven’t had much time in the kitchen (as you can see on the website ; )). And to be honest, I haven’t really felt like being in the kitchen. Being so busy made it difficult to get inspired to cook and it’s precisely that inspiration that I need to really pull out all the stops in the Powerkitchen!
It was a year ago that I first came up with the idea to create a cookbook specifically for parties. I had been asked many times to suggest healthier alternative recipes to serve at parties. Because anyone who says that partying doesn’t fit into a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have their head screwed on right, if you ask me. I believe that letting loose every so often is actually essential! And a party isn’t complete without the tastiest cakes, snacks, dips and drinks. No counting calories, just dishes with sensible ingredients. So, last year I got to work on a whole host of new party recipes. I kept everyone in mind, including vegans and those who avoid gluten and/or lactose, so you’ll have no problem explaining to your guests exactly what’s in their food.
The month of June was all The Party Edition all the time. The book launch was on the 8th of June and it was fantastic, as you may have seen on YouTube. I wanted to celebrate big this year (theme: party!), and big it was! I was surrounded by my nearest and dearest (with the exception of my BF) and we ate delicious food, drank and danced to the tunes of Emanuelle Vos. That evening really was the icing on the Powercake! It felt almost like a relief because, oh did I ever work hard this year.
Photos: Veralyn & Coco Plooijer
And now? What am I going to get up to? I ask myself that question often. Which is why there is a lot in the works. I have now written four books (say what!?) and run a successful company, but it all tastes like more… More and more often I feel the need to explore more depth. I want to do this by sharing more of who I really am. I have a clear vision and I want to share it with you more fully. It’s not just about pure and healthy food. I think that it is an important part of a greater whole. How I’m going to do this remains to be seen, but I’ll keep you informed. Next week I’ll be flying to New York to plan the launch of the English version of my book, On the Go (and to see my BF) and then… We’ll see! No matter what, this year has already been a success.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable”.