New recipe: blackberry smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are super easy to make and a great way to get a lot of vitamins for breakfast. And I’ve heard it’s better to eat your smoothie than to drink it, because your brain will feel more satisfied after a meal than after a drink. I don’t know if it’s true but it seems […]

What is kiwano?

Today I tried something new. I saw a spiky orange fruit at the supermarket that I never saw before. So I decided to try it out. It turned out to be Kiwano, also known as the horned melon.  It’s a fruit from the melon cucumber family. It’s orange with spikes on the outside and green […]

Healthy hotspots in Amsterdam

I’ve been living in Amsterdam for 4 years now. I love it that there’s so much to do in this city. And because it’s quite small, everything is always nearby. You can just hop on your bike and have a healthy meal somewhere nice. On my Amsterdam page I wrote about healthy restaurants and great things […]

I love Breakfast

A good start of the day is a good start of the year! Let’s start this year well by eating healthy breakfasts! I can’t believe some people skip breakfast because I love it and I get up extra early each day to make myself a good breakfast. You can find all my healthy breakfast recipes […]

New recipe: Sushi Pie!

Isn’t this sushi pie a festive meal? This pleases every sushi lover! It’s healthy, gluten free and meat free. I’ve chosen for layers of avocado and salmon, but of course you can pick whichever toppings you like. Maybe a variety with mango or crab sticks! Check the recipe here and the DIY video here. You […]

Avocado Bun

I love avocado’s! So when I saw the first avocado burgers appear on Instagram I knew I had to make one! I thought it would be quite difficult to make but it’s actually very easy. Of course this avocado bun is gluten free and vegan, it’s also super healthy since you’ll already get some vegetables […]

Vegan pancake batter

I’ve made healthy pancakes before, like oatmeal pancakes or banana pancakes. But they always had egg in the batter. I wanted to create a vegan pancake batter that would still be tasty  and not too dry. After some experiments, I’ve found my  favorite recipe. No butter, eggs or sugar needed for this pancake batter! For […]

Healthy pumpkin spice bites

My American friends might have some Pumpkin spices leftover from their Thanksgiving baking projects, and my Dutch readers probably have some ‘koek en speculaas kruiden’ for their December recipes. Don’t leave them standing in your kitchen cabinet! You can use them to make these healthy pumpkin spice bars! These bars, or actually squares in this […]

3 healthy piadina recipes

Ever heard of Piadina? It’s a thin Italian flatbread that is more and more available worldwide. It can be eaten in many ways. You can use it as a healthy pizza base for example. I’ve experimented for you and I’ve shared my three best piadina recipes with you. One with salmon, one vegan and even […]

New veggie hotspot in Amsterdam: Hearth

There’s only one thing better than a good vegetarian restaurant and that’s a good vegetarian restaurant with swings! Yes you’ve read it correctly, you can enjoy a cup of tea on a swing at new vegetarian restaurant Hearth. Or as it’s officially written: H/eart.h. Hearth is located at the Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam and run […]

Say Cheese!

It’s Friday! Time to celebrate the weekend! I love to invite friends over for drinks on Friday night. If you think it’s difficult to serve vegetarian snacks; I’ve got one word for you: cheese! Although I don’t recommend eating cheese on a daily basis because of the salt, it’s a great snack for the weekend! […]

Japanese restaurant Sushilee

Ask anyone in Amsterdam about the ‘Zuidas’ and they’ll tell you it’s a business district filled with big offices. But there’s much more to the Zuidas area than that. I’m discovering more and more really cool places in that area, that are also open on Saturdays when the offices are closed. I already wrote about […]

Tacos in Amsterdam

Looking for good Mexican food in Amsterdam? Check out Chiapas Taco Cartel on the van Woustraat in popular area De Pijp. Like the name suggests, their specialty is tacos. But they also serve great nachos and rice and beans. They’ve got several different tacos including pork, fried chicken and beer battered cod. But, and here’s […]

Veggie Christmas Burger

To read this page in Dutch, click here.  It’s December and that means it’s almost Christmas, probably my favorite time of the year. Spending time with my loved ones, winter walks in the cold, long evenings by the fireplace and of course: delicious food! I love stepping away from traditional food and taking a new, […]

My 3 favorite food spots in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands and I’ve lived there for 7 years. I still go back occasionally to visit friends. I’ve always loved this city. It’s progressive, green and friendly. It’s not difficult to find a nice lunchroom or restaurant here, since there are plenty! On this page I’ve listed my three […]

Christmas Dinner Giveaway

December is a time of giving! I’ve teamed up with tapas restaurant Barça from Amsterdam to give away a Christmas dinner for two at their restaurant. Named after the city Barcelona, Barça makes you feel like you’re in this Spanish food paradise. I’m giving away a tapas Christmas Dinner for two to a lucky winner […]

My favorite food spots in Frankfurt

Many people visit Frankfurt for business. Since it’s located centrally in Europe, many conferences take place here. If you come in December you’re probably there to visit the Christmas Market. But also if you’re not there for business or the Christmas market, Frankfurt has some nice food options and quite some choices for vegetarians. I’ve […]

Granola trifle

Sunday is a perfect day to have dessert for breakfast!  I made this breakfast trifle with tangerines, vanilla quark and homemade granola. Click here for the recipe and here more healthy breakfast inspiration.

Chocolate Mousse Garden

I had a lot of fun making my dessert today. I made a healthy and vegan chocolate mousse and created a mini garden! I used oreo cookies to create the soil and mint as a plant. This dessert is not only fun to serve to your guests, it’s healthy and nutritious as well! Below is […]

Healthy hotspots in Utrecht

Utrecht is the most centrally located city in the Netherlands, but not the most innovative one if it comes to food. Many restaurants still serve the traditional menu they’ve had for years. Luckily there are a few gems in this city. On this page are my recommendations if you want to have a healthy lunch or dinner […]

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Move over cauliflower! Sweet potatoes are my latest discovery for making healthy pizzas! Of course it’s healthy, but it also looks great to have a bright orange pizza base! This pizza is dairy free and gluten free. You only need 3 ingredients to make this healthy pizza, and 4 more to top it with all […]

New recipe: avocado fries

What a great discovery! Healthy oven baked avocado fries for president! These ‘fries’ are healthy, vegetarian and gluten free. No fryer is needed for these crispy fries. They’re a great snack or side dish. And I’m sure your kids will love them too! I’ve made a DIY video to show you how easy it is […]

Vegetarian food guide to London

I just came back from a trip to London. I always love being there! There’s so much to do and there are many, many restaurants. It might be difficult to find healthy, vegetarian (or vegan) options when there’s so much to choose from. That’s why I’ve listed my favorite hotspots on this page. All hotspots […]

Healthy hotspots in Antwerp

I’ve recently visited Antwerp to find the best healthy hotspots for you! I’ve listed my favorite vegetarian, vegan and gluten free lunchrooms and restaurants in Antwerp on my Belgium page. Looking for the best place to get an acai bowl? A delicious veggie burger? Or maybe a piece gluten free chocolate cake? I’ve got you […]

Healthy hotspots in Eindhoven

Eindhoven has been a bit behind food-wise. For years there were little healthy hotspots to be found. Luckily things are changing! On this page I’ve listed my favorite healthy hotspots in Eindhoven. Hopefully I’ll soon be able to expand the list and add more veggie friendly food spots! Looking for hotspots in other cities in The […]

4 Ingredient peanut butter brownies

Healthy 4 ingredient peanut butter brownies! They’re vegan and gluten free. No sugar, butter or oil needed for this simple but delicious recipe. I absolutely love peanut butter. You might have seen my peanut butter mug cake, peanut butter curry or peanut butter oatmeal cookies. But there isn’t much that would beat the peanut butter-chocolate combination! […]

Where to eat in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second biggest city in the Netherlands and a major port city. Where Amsterdam has the feel of a small village, Rotterdam feels more like a big city. Rotterdam is listed in Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in the world! Enjoy the many museums and the architecture in this city in […]

Pizza for Breakfast

It’s so great to see your recipe printed in a cookbook! My oatmeal pizza recipe is one of the breakfast recipes in Quaker’s breakfast book (‘ontbijtboek’ in Dutch). I have to admit that I always take time for my breakfast. Even on weekdays I set my alarm 30 minutes earlier so I can enjoy a […]

Vegetarian restaurant Bar James in Amsterdam

Bar James is fairly new in Amsterdam and already one of my favorites! This is the kind of vegetarian restaurant you can bring your carnivore friends to. They’ve got many starters, including a shared platter with several bites. For mains they only have 5 choices but they’re all very tasty. They have two vegetarian burgers […]

Vegetarian casserole

In need of some extra vegetables after the weekend? Why not make this healthy veggie casserole? This oven dish is packed with healthy goodness to recover from your weekend! The recipe is up on my Facebook page.

Easy vegan Asian dinner recipe

We’re having this easy Asian dinner bowl tonight. No chicken needed to make this healthy bowl filled with vitamins and fiber. I got this recipe from the Allerhande, a magazine from a Dutch supermarket. It’s super easy to make and done in less than 15 minutes. I’ve shared the recipe on my Facebook page, check […]

Vegan and vegetarian Halloween recipes

It’s almost Halloween! You might think of unhealthy candy from trick-or-treating when you think of Halloween. So I love to show you that you can also celebrate Halloween in a healthy way! I’m sharing the recipe of these stuffed jack-o-lanterns that I’ve made. They’re healthy, vegetarian and vegan! Cut of the tops of bell pepper per […]

New hotspot in Amsterdam Zuid: Market33

Yay! Finally something nice is happening in Amsterdam Zuid! Hidden gem Market 33 is now open, which means there’s more than just Zuidas offices now! Great news for the people that live in Zuid, who finally have something lively in the neighborhood on Saturdays when the offices are closed. Market 33 is like the American […]

Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Every autumn I make a big pan of pumpkin soup. I simply put it in serving size containers and freeze them. This way I can always have a healthy, heartwarming meal even if I’m busy. This skinny version is suitable for vegans, since I’ve left out the cream. I think the pumpkin itself already makes […]

Hard Rock Cafe goes vegetarian!

The Hard Rock Cafe goes veggie! You might think of big chunks of meat when you think of the Hard Rock Cafe. But especially for Vegetarian Awareness Month they’ve created a vegetarian menu. This whole month you can enjoy several vegetarian dishes as well as veggie cocktails! The Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam invited me […]

Healthy Party Food

I often hear from people that want to eat healthy, lose weight or eat (more) vegan that parties are the most difficult. To help you out, I’ve listed my favorite healthy party food recipes on this page. As always my recipes are vegetarian and sugar free. And these party foods are also vegan and gluten free. […]