Sign language cafe opens in Amsterdam

The first sign language cafe of the Netherlands just opened up in Amsterdam. At Sign Language Coffee Bar you can only order in sign language! Only deaf people work at this coffee bar but it’s a great place for both the hearing and the hearing impaired to meet each other. A few years ago Bas […]

FoodExplore: Food hall in Utrecht

After Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague there’s finally a food hall in Utrecht! And it’s has a unique location and unique concept. The food market is called FoodExplore and it’s housed in The Wall, a building that you might have seen when driving on the A2 highway. The concept is also different than other food […]

My favorite hotspots in Haarlem

Haarlem is a very nice city just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam. I’ve selected my favorite healthy hot spots in Haarlem for you. All these lunchrooms and restaurants are healthy but delicious. I’ve included vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Curious? Read the Haarlem Blog! If you’re looking for my tips in Amsterdam you […]

Edible Penguins

These edible penguins are so cute! They’re a great treat for when it’s your kids’ birthday party, but I have to say that I often serve them for adults too. No one can resist cute food! The nice thing about this treat is that it’s easy to make, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. All […]

What is a Buddha Bowl?

Ever heard of a Buddha Bowl? Wondering what it is? Buddha Bowls are a big trend in the healthy food world and you might have seen #BuddhaBowl on Instagram quite a few times. A Buddha Bowl is a healthy meal in a bowl. It’s probably named after Buddha’s round belly. A Buddha Bowl is most […]

New recipe: vegan olive bread

This vegan olive bread is a perfect recipe for when you’re having friends over! It tastes great with all kinds of spreads (check my healthy party food page for some healthy, vegan sauces). The olives and herbs add a lot of flavor to the breads that are the shape and size of a pita bread. […]

Food Spots in Arnhem

Arnhem is a relatively big city in the east of the country, just north of Nijmegen. As I lived in Nijmegen for 7 years, I often visited Arnhem. It’s also a convenient city to meet up with friends who live in the North of the Netherlands. I’ve listed my 4 favorite restaurants in Arnhem on this […]

New Pumpkin Pizza from Magioni

I love healthy versions of junk food! You can still enjoy a comforting meal without a huge calorie intake. I made a healthy burger, vegan fish and chips and I often make healthy pizzas! One of my favorite products at the supermarket are the Magioni pizza bases. Magioni makes it very easy to create a healthy pizza! […]

Vegan Fish and Chips

I’ve been wanting to make vegan fish and chips for quite a while now. As you might know I love making healthier and vegetarian versions of fast food, like my breakfast pizza or sweet potato burger. When you think of fast food you probably think of ‘unhealthy’ and ‘meat/fish’, but I’m proving you that you […]

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 […]

Facon: vegan bacon

I love making vegetarian and vegan versions of meat lovers their favorite foods. I made several vegetarian burgers and I even made vegan fish and chips! This time I wanted to make vegan bacon, also known as ‘facon’. I put my fake bacon on a slice of avocado toast to prove that you don’t need […]

Recipe spicy spaghetti with veggie meatballs

Do you want to try something new next time you make a pasta dish? Try this spicy spaghetti! It’s not ‘burn your mouth spicy’, it’s more ‘add a little twist to your regular pasta dish spicy’. This pasta recipe is vegetarian and vegan if you check the ingredients of the pasta and the vegetarian meatballs […]

Vernieuwde HEMA in Tilburg

(Scroll down for English) De HEMA in mijn woonplaats Tilburg is wekenlang dicht geweest voor renovatie. Ik merkte toen pas hoe vaak ik er kwam want ik miste hem enorm. Van babykleertjes voor vriendinnen tot mooie bakjes voor mijn food foto’s; ik ben blij dat hij weer open is! Ik mocht vandaag als een van […]

Stuffed Portobellos with mozzarella

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe for 1? You’ve found it! These stuffed portobello’s are easy to make and a perfect portion for 1 person. Just double the ingredients if you’re cooking for two, or save this recipe for when you’re eating alone! Ingredients: 2 portobellos 1/2 package mozzarella cheese 6 cherry tomatoes 1 tbs […]

Healthy and vegan Chunky Monkey Ice cream

You don’t need to eat an unhealthy pint of ice cream if you feel like a delicious dessert! Just swap your Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream for this healthy and vegan version! No sugar or dairy is needed to make this tasty ice cream. All you need is 3 ingredients to surprise everyone […]

New travel blog: Panama

Panama, the waistline of the Americas, has it all: a big metropolitan capital city, old streets, wildlife, waterfalls and palm tree lined beaches. In my blog you can read about healthy food spots in Panama City and our trips to the San Blas Islands and El Valle. You can find my blog on Panama here. […]

Restaurant Kantien in Utrecht

My prayers have been heard! Finally more hip and healthy food spots are opening up in Utrecht. Utrecht is the 4th biggest city in the Netherlands but until recently I thought there weren’t that many nice food options. It was lacking vegetarian friendly spots especially. Luckily I discovered Kantien (Dutch for Canteen) just outside the […]

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. And good news if you live in The Hague: in October 2017 they’ll open up a […]

Vegan Tortilla roll ups

There are so many things I love about these Tortilla Roll Ups! They’re healthy, vegetarian, vegan and with 5 ingredients they’re also super easy to make! So if you’re  looking for a healthy and vegan Mexican dish for dinner this week, why not give this recipe a try? Click here for the Vegan Tortilla Roll Ups […]

Vegan Pink Soft Shell Tacos

I love pink food! After my pink couscous and pink quinoa recipes, I’ve made another healthy pink dinner: pink soft shell tacos! These pink tacos are made with red beets, that doesn’t only give them their nice color, it also makes them a lot healthier than regular tacos. You can find the recipe here. Like […]

Highlights of August

Oh August, what a wonderful month you have been. I’m going to share my personal highlights with you in this post from my trip to Croatia and Slovenia to the food tour that I organized and from my most popular Instagram picture to some food news from this month! Vacation Did you also go on […]

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 […]

Recipe: Buckwheat Waffle Bowl

I’ve got myself a really cool new kitchen gadget: a waffle bowl maker! With this waffle iron you can make waffles in the shape of a bowl, so you can fill them with whatever you want! I filled mine with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries to make a festive dessert! I used buckwheat flour […]

Healthy pizza ideas

Pizza is normally quite unhealthy but with these healthy pizza ideas you can enjoy your favorite comfort food without feeling guilty! There are two main reasons why pizza is unhealthy; one is the pizza crust and the other reason is the cheese. So if you skip the cheese or go for a healthy pizza crust […]

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 […]

New Travel Blog: Fiji

I actually didn’t plan to go to Fiji, but when I was in New Zealand I discovered it was a reasonably short flight from there. I figured I would never be this close to Fiji again so I just booked a ticket for a few days later and left. Check out what I did on Fiji and […]

Healthy picnic recipes

Summer is my favorite season! I love being outside, so it makes me very happy when the weather is nice enough to have dinner outside. In this blog post I’m sharing my favorite healthy picnic recipes. All these dishes are easy to take with you to the park, the beach or wherever you want to take […]

Food Blogger Tour Tilburg

(To read about Tilburg in English click here) Ik heb zo’n leuke dag gehad vandaag dat ik meteen achter de laptop ben gekropen om er een post over te schrijven. Ik heb vandaag 8 food bloggers mee op een tour genomen door mijn woonplaats Tilburg. Ik heb ze kennis laten maken met een paar van […]

Recipe: Unicorn Ice Cream Bars

Aren’t these Unicorn Ice Cream bars super cute? They’re really easy to make and I’m sure everyone will love them! They’re also great to make with kids, or as a treat for a birthday party. But to be honest I served them to adults and they all loved it too. I mean, who doesn’t love […]

Healthy hotspots in Amsterdam

I’ve lived in Amsterdam for 4 years. 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, begetarian/vegan friendly restaurants and great things […]