My 10 most favorite apple recipes

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! I do seriously eat an apple every day. And a banana, a kiwi and often some forest fruit as well. I know, I really like fruit. The good thing about apples is that you can easily take them with you and that you can vary endlessly with […]

Shakshuka for dinner

Who says you can only have Shakshuka for brunch? I made Shakshuka with a twist for dinner and it’s a winner! The secret ingredient is sweet potato. As you might know I really like sweet potatoes. They’re healthy, tasty and you can use them for practically everything. I’ve had them for breakfast as sweet potato […]

Healthy Avocado Pancakes

(Klik hier voor het Nederlandse recept) I love making healthy pancakes! I’ve already shared several recipes for healthy pancakes on my breakfast page. This time I combined them with one of my favorite ingredients: avocado. I made healthy and gluten free avocado pancakes! Click here for the recipe. Are you already subscribed to my newsletter? […]

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 […]

Vegan Sweet Potato Salad

This sweet potato salad is healthy and very easy to make (only 4 ingredients are needed!). It’s perfect as a side dish or for your barbecues and picnics in the summer! Click here for the recipe. If you like sweet potatoes you might also like my sweet potato gnocchi and my sweet potato pies.

Veggie restaurant in Eindhoven: Bij Albrecht

I discovered a new vegetarian restaurant in Eindhoven: Bij Albrecht. They’ve been open for 6 months now and are one of those restaurants that I really love. Mostly because they serve delicious vegetarian and vegan food but also because of the story behind it. Bij Albrecht is owned by young couple Manfred and Bernadette. He’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gluten free vegan cake

I’m so excited about this gluten free vegan pound cake! It looks beautiful and is suitable for those who eat gluten free and/or vegan. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post I got a package with gluten free products from Peak’s Free From. They also have a gluten free vegan lemon cake mix. I’ve been […]

Gluten Free recipes

I got to try out several products from Peak’s Free From. All of their products are gluten free and many of them are also egg free and dairy free, making them suitable for vegans as well. Peak’s Free From products are sold all over Europe so there’s a big chance that they’re sold in your hometown […]

Homegrown sprouts

I’m not always very good with plants, so I’m very excited that I’ve grown my own sprouts! Thanks to Bijt I’ve had my avocado with homegrown broccoli and basil sprouts today. They’ve got very easy starter kits, so all I had to do was add water on the first day and harvest them a couple of […]

New recipe: Scrambled Tofu

Looks just like scrambled eggs right? It’s scrambled tofu! Ever since I had this vegan dish at Ottolenghi’s restaurant in London I wanted to make it myself. And now I’ve got the written recipe and the food video for you.   Click here for more healthy breakfast recipes.

Happy Italy

The first Happy Italy restaurant opened in Rotterdam about 5 years ago.  In the meantime they’ve opened several restaurants in cities like Eindhoven, Arnhem and my new hometown Tilburg. Last month they’ve opened two new restaurants on one day! One in Amsterdam and one in Den Bosch. If you live in the Netherlands chances are getting […]

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 […]

Win a LifeFood package!

Do you already know Lifefood? I’m a big fan of their healthy food products. And I’m very happy to announce that I’m giving away a package filled with all kinds of Lifefood products! So if you want to win this healthy package, keep on reading! First let me tell you a bit more about Lifefood and […]

My favorite hotel in Maastricht: Vaeshartelt

This is for sure the most beautiful hotel in Maastricht. It’s probably even the most beautiful hotel in the Netherlands! This hotel at the edge of Maastricht might be the most unique location where you’ll ever spend the night. Hotel Vaeshartelt is located in a wonderful green estate. The castle was build in the middle ages […]

Dinner in Maastricht: Ceramique

Ceramique is a sustainable restaurant that has been housed in a monumental building close to the Maas for over 20 years. Although they’ve been around for a long time they might be the least old fashioned restaurant in Maastricht. Besides meat and fish they serve many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Something that’s not easy to […]

Lunch in Maastricht: Bijzonder

This week I’m sharing my favorite spots in Maastricht with you and today I’d like to tell you about my favorite lunch spot: Bijzonder. Bijzonder means special and that’s exactly what I think this restaurant is. The menu is special, but the story of owner Dimitra is also special. Whilst traveling in Asia, Dimitra decided […]

Breakfast in Maastricht: de Brandweerkantine

Last weekend I’ve been to Maastricht, a lovely city in the south of the Netherlands. This week I’m sharing  my favorite hotspots with you. I’m starting with my favorite place to start your day in Maastricht: De Brandweerkantine. The Brandweerkantine means the canteen of the fire fighters and is actually housed in an old fire […]

New recipe: quinoa risotto

I guess I’m in an ‘experimenting with quinoa fase’. I’ve made popped quinoa for breakfast before, and now I’ve turned quinoa into a risotto. Purists might not like it, but I love experimenting with healthy food so I’m a big fan! This dish is gluten free, vegetarian and vegan (unless you add some parmesan cheese […]

The 10 Best Vegetarian Dishes In the World

This is a guest post from Lily Evans. Lily is the founder of SkyWeFly, where she and her associates blog about photographs, stories and travel tips that will help you make a great journey. She hopes to bring her passion to more people via SkyWeFly. Today she’s sharing the 10 best vegetarian dishes around the world especially for […]

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 […]

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 […]