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 Bosch were the cities in Brabant that […]

Vegan leek walnut spread

A while back I was in Antwerp in Belgium and I had a gluten free wrap with vegan leek walnut pesto at ‘Eten vol Leven‘. It tasted really good and since it’s so difficult to find a healthy spread in the supermarket I decided to try to make it myself. As always, I want my […]

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 […]

New Recipe: healthy ice cream

Do you think that ice cream doesn’t fit in a healthy lifestyle? Then you haven’t heard about banana ice cream or ‘nice cream’ yet! Nice cream is fat free, sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. It almost sounds to good to be true, I know. But check the recipe here and try for yourself! You can […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope this day will bring you lots of love in whatever shape or form! I made these heart shaped chocolates the other day for a food video for Foodie Channel (you can watch it here) Last year I made a three course vegetarian (and easily turned vegan) Valentine’s Day dinner, […]

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 […]

Next level avocado toast

I’m bringing my avocado toast to the next level! It looks quite impressive but all I did was using a cooking ring to get the toast and mashed avocado in this shape. If you like avocado, you might also like my Avocado Bun. Like me on Facebook to never miss a new healthy recipe.  

Healthy Spinach dip

Party food doesn’t have to be unhealthy and you most certainly don’t need difficult ingredients or hours in the kitchen! This healthy spread is a great example of how you can take good care of your body whilst having friends over for drinks and bites. With only 3 ingredients it’s also super easy to make! […]

Dinner inspiration: healthy vegan burger

Need inspiration for healthy comfort food? I always make a veggie burger if I want to eat ‘fast food’. Just use a whole wheat bun and spread two tablespoons of hummus on the bottom half. Cover with lettuce and cucumber. Fry a veggie burger in a skillet on medium heat. I used a pumpkin-sweet potato […]

Getting my greens

I’m getting my greens in two different ways at Wagamama in Amsterdam. I had a veggie ramen and a juice with cucumber, pineapple, spinach, apple and lime. Wagamama recently added juices to their menu and have all the colors of the rainbow. With no less than 10 juices to choose from there’s something for everyone! I […]

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 […]