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. […]

Apple Flower Pie

Isn’t this apple flower pie beautiful? After making apple roses, I wanted to create a new recipe with puffed pastry and apple. I came up with this creation, instead of an apple rose it’s a big apple flower. I’ve called it ‘apple flower pie’ and I’m very happy with the result! This pie is sugar […]

LOFF: a new vega(n) restaurant in Breda

Today I visited Breda’s newest hotspot: Restaurant LOFF. LOFF is an organic vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Since I’m not eating meat, I obviously love these kind of restaurants! LOFF is located in a beautifully renovated premises with a lot of light. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you can also go there for a […]

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 […]

Healthy Snickers Balls

I love making healthy (and vegan) versions of unhealthy food. After making healthified and vegan Ferrero Rocher, it was time to make these healthy Snickers bites. These Snickers Balls are not only vegan, but also gluten free, raw and sugar free. And what might be the best thing about them is that you only need […]

My favorite hotspots in Tilburg

Tilburg is booming! More and more (healthy) lunchrooms and restaurants are opening up in the 6th biggest city of the Netherlands, making it a more appealing city to visit. It’s only 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam or Antwerp. And even though in the past Breda and Den Bosh were the cities in Brabant that […]

Tropical Breakfast

I never skip breakfast because I always make something really tasty! If you’re short on time, I recommend making this overnight chia pudding. This pudding is made of chia seeds, which are low in calorie but high in fiber, antioxidants and protein. All you have to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge […]

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 […]

Recipe Pea Hummus

If you visit my blog regularly, you might already know that I’m a big fan of hummus. I’ve already shared several hummus recipes with you, like red beet hummus and pumpkin hummus. This is the latest addition to my hummus family: green pea hummus! Pea hummus is a great way to pack even more vegetables […]

New Travel Blog: Slovenia

Being surrounded by countries like Italy and Croatia, that are popular amongst tourists, Slovenia is often overlooked. But this small country has very much to offer! You can book a weekend getaway to the capital Ljubljana, or make it a longer trip and also see the coast or the Julian Alps. I’ve did the latter and I’m […]

Hotspots in The Hague

Are you visiting The Hague, or Den Haag as the Dutch call it, anytime soon? Check my The Hague page for my 5 favorite hotspots. I’ll tell you where to go for coffee, a high tea or a good burger. Click here for all my (healthy) favorites in The Hague. Looking for nice lunchrooms or restaurants in […]

Healthy hotspots in the Netherlands

All my (healthy) food spots in Amsterdam can be found at:, but I’ve also made a page about healthy lunchrooms and restaurants in other cities in The Netherlands. If you’re going to Arnhem, Breda, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem or Tilburg anytime soon: check out this page. If you have any […]

Matcha recipes

It’s a big trend in foodland: matcha. Matcha is a green tea powder and it’s praised for its high level of antioxidants. Most often people either drink it as tea or as a latte, but as a foodie I was curious if I could use matcha powder to make some healthy recipes. So in these […]

New Travel Blog: Oslo

Last month I was on a citytrip to Oslo, the relatively small capital of Norway. Oslo is great for a weekend getaway in the summer. The city center is compact, the palace is centrally located and there are many musea to flee to when it’s cold or rainy. And of course: you can have a nice […]

New Recipe: Sushi Bowl

You might have seen several sushi recipes on my site already (like my famous sushi pie) and this sushi bowl is my latest addition. I love it that sushi recipes are easy to make and easy to adjust to your own taste. I made my sushi bowl vegan, but of course you could add fish […]

Food Diary

I wrote this food diary because I often get the question what I eat on a day. Often people don’t realize how unhealthy their eating habits are. I love it that people want to make healthier choices and take better care of themselves, I hope that this food diary will help you with that! So please […]

Grilled Peach Salad

This grilled peach salad is perfect for summer! I love using fruit in my dinner dishes in summer, they add something sweet and refreshing. This salad is vegan and gluten free. For one portion I used 2 hands of wild spinach, 1 peach, pecan nuts and 1 cubed sweet potato. I shortly fried the sweet potato […]

Sweet Potato Recipes

I love sweet potatoes! They’re rich in taste, healthy and very diverse. you can make all sorts of dishes with them. From breakfast to dinner, from savoury to sweet. I’ve got many recipes with sweet potato on my website. Here’s my favorite sweet potato fries recipe for you, but you can also have a look […]

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 Banana Bread

I love banana bread! This is by far the dish that I make the most. Every other week I bake a banana bread and I put the slices in plastic bags in the freezer. This way I always have a healthy, sugar free snack that I can take to work. This banana bread is much […]

Mug Cake Recipes

I love mug cake for breakfast. It’s easy, healthy and it feels like you’re having dessert for breakfast! It’s sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. I’ve shared my basic mug cake recipe with you, as well as my favorite varieties: double chocolate mug cake, apple pie mug cake, carrot mug cake, peanut butter mug cake […]

Easy hummus recipe

I love hummus! It’s easy to make and very healthy. I could eat it all day long; on a sandwich with avocado for lunch, on a pita falafel for dinner, or on crackers when friends come over for a drink. Pictured above is my basic hummus recipe. Put you can also vary with it. Try […]

Chocolate Glow Bowl

This chocolate glow bowl is super easy to make. Just put 2 frozen bananas, 1 slice pineapple, 1 tbs cacao powder and a dash of almond milk in a blender. You can decorate it with a slice of pineapple, half a banana, raw cacao nibs and grated coconut. It’s great for dessert but it’s also […]

New recipe: oreo trifle

Looking for a healthy, vegan dessert that is as easy to make as 1-2-3? Look no further, you’ve found it! This strawberry Oreo trifle only has three ingredients and takes you less than 3 minutes to make! Check the recipe here. If you like Oreo cookies, you might also like these healthy Oreo brownies or my […]

Rice Paper Packages

Most people use rice paper to make Vietnamese spring rolls (sometimes called summer rolls). Although that’s also healthy and tasty, I’ve got a more original recipe for you: rice paper packages! They’re actually easier to make since you don’t have to roll or fold them. These rice paper packages are great as a starter or […]

Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins are healthy, festive and easy. I love it when your breakfast feels like dessert and with these muffins it feels like you’re eating a cupcake! They make sure you get some veggies and protein at the start of your day. You can make a batch and just freeze them for later. And another […]

Gluten free breakfast pie

I love how Instagram is a big source of inspiration! One of the people that really inspires me is Marike, better known as Oh My Pie. She turns her coeliac disease ‘burden’ into a party! On her website she shares her recipes for her mouthwatering gluten free cakes. Marike is a very inspiring, cheerful person and […]

1 year blogiversary!

Hurray! It’s my first blogiversary! Exactly one year ago I started this website. To celebrate I’m making the healthy blueberry cheesecake bites from my blog. I think these blueberry cheesecake squares are so cute! They’re easy to make, healthy, vegan and a perfect small snack or dessert! The great thing is that you can just […]

New recipe: cucumber rolls

These cucumber rolls with avocado filling are a perfect snack for your movie night this weekend! They are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and they’re gluten free. And with just 4 ingredients, they’re also super easy to make! Check the recipe here.

Inside a foodies kitchen

Exciting times! I’ve just moved in with my boyfriend. I’ve left Amsterdam to live in Tilburg, a smaller city in the south of the Netherlands. It’s all a big change and I sure miss Amsterdam. But I’m very happy to live with my love of course and our new house is great! I thought this […]

Healthy picnic recipes

It’s finally summer over here in the Netherlands. We didn’t have a lot of sunshine this spring, so I’m very happy that the sun is shining this whole week! I love being outside, so it makes me very happy that the weather is nice enough to have dinner outside. In this blog post I’m sharing […]

Healthy lunch in Hoofddorp

Hoofddorp is a small town right between Amsterdam and Haarlem and very close to Schiphol. Its location is probably the only reason why  you’d ever find yourself there. Unless you like cheap clothes (Hoofddorp has a Primark), there’s probably not much to do for you here. That being said, people often book a hotel here […]

New Wagamama restaurant in Rotterdam

Wagamama is your go-to place for delicious Japanese food like Ramen, teppanyaki or donburi. From each type of meal they have several options, so you can choose whether you want beef, chicken, prawns or vegetarian. Their donburi is a delicious comforting bowl of rice that’s been steamed and fried and vegetables. Teppanyaki is a dish with […]

New recipe: Salad Jars

Summer is my most favorite season! I love spending time outside, and it’s just much more pleasant when the sun is out. Summers are also great for picnics! If you want to keep your picnic healthy, you should try these salad jars! They’re very easy to make, super healthy and they look great. My version […]

Vegan coffee cheesecake

I don’t know if there’s a thing that I don’t like about this coffee cheesecake. It’s vegan, gluten free, raw, refined sugar free and paleo. Besides all these nutritional benefits; it’s looks and tastes great! I love getting creative in the kitchen and making healthier versions of my favorite dishes. I already made several healthy […]

Spring Couscous

I love couscous! It’s healthy, easy to digest and you can vary endlessly with it. Another great thing is that you can eat it both warm as cold, like a salad. So couscous is great for picnics in the park or your packed lunch. On this page I’ve shared my favorite couscous recipes with you.

Pizza for Breakfast

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 good breakfast. But on the weekends I really like to have a breakfast party. And what’s better food for a party than pizza? Yes you’ve read it: pizza […]

4th of July recipes

Are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? This American independence day is always a great party. I loved it when I lived in New York and I could watch the fireworks from the East River. But no matter where you live, you can throw your own 4th of July party with these red, […]

Give away: Arab Food Lovers Box

I’ve reached 7000 followers on Instagram! Reason for a party, and by party I mean a giveaway! To celebrate I’m giving away an Arab Food Lovers box to one of my Facebook fans! This box contains three middle eastern recipes and all the ingredients you need to make the tasty dishes. You’ll find the recipes […]

Healthy hotspots in Breda

Breda is a small city close to Rotterdam and Antwerp. It has nice side streets with original shops and some great food options. I’ve listed my favorites here. Looking for hotspots in other cities in the Netherlands? Click here.  

New recipe: Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a great dish for summer! This middle eastern dish is not only healthy; it’s also very easy to make ahead and take with you on a summer’s picnic! This dish is vegetarian and vegan, although you can add some feta cheese if you want. Check the recipe here. Are you on Bloglovin’? Follow […]

New Travel Blog: Vietnam

Vietnam is a very photogenic country. Or maybe my boyfriend is just a great photographer. Anyway, we really enjoyed our stay in Vietnam. We explored the north. We started in Hanoi, took a two day boat tour in Halong Bay and rented scooters in Sapa. You can read my travel tips and find out where […]

New Travel Blog: St Petersburg

It might be unusual, or original to say the least, to go on a city trip to St Petersburg in Russia. But I absolutely recommend it. It’s only a short flight from most European airports (less than 3 hours from Amsterdam for example) and now that the Russian Rouble has lowered in value, it’s very […]

Healthy hotspots in Den Bosch

Den Bosch is a nice little city in Brabant, near Utrecht and Tilburg. Although most of the restaurants have been there for quite a while and their menus didn’t change much over the years, there are a few new hotspots, that do have a more creative menu. I love it if a place takes a […]

Epigenetics and Longevity

  I had a very interesting workshop last week from Healthy Life Lab about epigenetics and longevity. Epigenetics is about how you can influence your genes and longevity is about how you can live long in good health. Both subjects were very interesting, so I would like to share a quick recap of this workshop with you. […]

New recipe: artichoke-tomato spread

During my vegan challenge I was looking for healthy spreads. I made hummus so often, that I wanted something else that was just as easy to make. And I’ve found it with this ‘artichoke meets sun dried tomatoes’ spread. With only 4 ingredients, this healthy spread is very easy to make. Check the recipe here.