Summer Dinner: strawberry salad

It’s really warm in the Netherlands this week. Some people might find it dificult to think of something to make for dinner with this weather. I made this vegetarian salad with rocket, strawberries, pecan nuts and feta cheese this week. Salads are perfect for this warm weather. As is any ‘cold’ dish. These recipes are […]

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 […]

Recipe vegan cranberry smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are the perfect solution for when you’re not a morning person. Having a healthy breakfast is very important as you’ll need energy to focus and get things done. But when you find it difficult to get up in the morning you’ll probably also find it difficult to eat breakfast as it can be […]

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 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 […]

New Food Mash Up: Sushi Pizza

I like mash ups for songs, but I also like mash ups for food! I’ve made a breakfast pizza before, and a sushi pie. And now it’s time for: sushi pizza! I’ve made two sushi pizza recipes; one with salmon for my boyfriend and a vegetarian sushi pizza for myself. Not only do I have […]

Recipe for when you don’t feel like cooking

Sometimes you just have had a busy day, you’re tired or your short on time. Those days it’s quite easy to buy a quick microwave meal, tv-dinner or take-out. But (as you probably know) those aren’t your healthiest options. Take-out and delivery often hardly contain any vegetables, and microwave meals often contain a lot of […]

Win a dinner for two at Wagamama

If you live in the Netherlands or Belgium you can now join my giveaway to win a dinner for two at a Wagamama restaurant of your choice! Wagamama added several new dishes to their menu and this is your chance to try them! I’m picking one winner on my Facebook page and one winner on […]

New recipe: popped quinoa chocolate

You might have made quinoa before, but you probably never used it in a combination with chocolate! I love experimenting with quinoa, I’ve made pink quinoa and quinoa risotto for example. One time I made popped quinoa for breakfast and I decided that if you can make chocolate with popped rice, you can also make it […]

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 […]

Testing: Japanese candy

You know you’re a foodie when one of your favorite things to do when in another country is going to the supermarket. I always bring home some typical products of the country I’ve been to. Often I do this so I can create recipes from the country at home (I’ve made Pad Thai after Thailand […]

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 […]

Vegetarian food at Taste of Amsterdam

This weekend Amsterdam is hosting the mother of all of food festivals: Taste of Amsterdam. At this culinary event you’ll find restaurants, food brands and chefs introducing new flavors or showing you their signature dishes. They all serve small portions of their favorite dishes so you can ‘taste’ as many different things as you can. […]

Restaurant Atelier in Amsterdam

Have you already been to restaurant Atelier in Amsterdam? They opened two years ago but they just renewed their interior and their menu. I have to admit that when I first looked at the map I thought it was a bit far out. It’s located behind the Olympic Stadion. But I found out it’s less […]

Courgetti Recipes

Courgetti (‘pasta’ made of courgettes) is such a great invention! A couple of months ago I’ve bought a spiralizer and I’m creating one healthy recipe after the other. Using courgette instead of pasta is such an easy way to make your dinner vegan, gluten free, low carb and super healthy! You’ve probably already figured out that […]

Vegetarian and vegan food in Tokyo

If you’re a pescetarian (you don’t eat meat but you do eat fish), you’ll have no problem eating well in Japan, as you can probably find more dishes containing fish than meat. But if you’re a vegetarian or vegan you might  need to search a bit harder. No need to worry, there are definitely vegetarian […]

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 […]

High Tea at HOOI in Utrecht

In a trendy neighborhood in Utrecht you’ll find HOOI, a high quality lunchroom with many vegetarian options. Almost everything on their menu comes straight from organic bakeries, local farms and herb gardens. Vegetarians, vegans and people who eat gluten free are welcome for breakfast and lunch at HOOI. But you can bring your carnivorous friends without […]

Cute cat donuts

How sweet are these cat donuts? When I was in Japan I saw cat shaped donuts and I fell in love with them! In Japan you’ll find many restaurants and bakeries selling cute foods, or as the Japanese call it ‘kawaii’ food. You can read more about my favorite kawaii food spots in Japan and my […]

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 […]

Best Beaches around the World

I’ve travelled a lot and seen a lot of the world. I’ve been to more than 50 countries already! I’ve also been to many beautiful beaches all over the world. After the best vegetarian dishes in the world, I’m sharing my choice of the most beautiful beaches in the world in this blog post. Bahama’s […]

Vegan rhubarb recipes

Yeah it’s rhubarb season again! Rhubarb is officially a vegetable, but you can prepare it as a fruit. Did you know that in ancient China rhubarb was used as a medicine to cleanse the body, as a laxative and to reduce fever. Harvesting of the rhubarb usually begins at the end of april and may […]

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 […]

Thrill Grill just opened up in Tilburg

You might already know hamburger restaurant Thrill Grill from Haarlem or Amsterdam, but they just opened up another restaurant in my new hometown Tilburg. I was really excited that something new was happening in Tilburg so I went there yesterday on their first night. You might wonder what a vegetarian is doing in a burger […]

Food bloggers tour: The Hague

Yesterday I went on a food bloggers tour in The Hague, the 3rd biggest city in The Netherlands. I already knew some nice food spots in The Hague but I discovered many new ones yesterday! The food blogger tour was organized by Anne Marie from My Happy Kitchen and she did a great job showing us […]

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 […]

Rainbow Toast

I often say ‘eat the rainbow’ because I really like fruit and vegetables with all kinds of colors, but sometimes I mean it quite literally. Like with this rainbow toast. I think it’s so much fun to play with your food and try new things. This rainbow toast (or Unicorn Toast as it’s sometimes called) […]

Vegan grilled zucchini salad

You can do so many things with courgette (zucchini)! You can make courgette spaghetti (courgetti), courgette roses and you can even use it as a very healthy pizza base (check the video recipe here). But you can also keep it very simple and make this super healthy grilled courgette salad. This salad is vegan and […]

Just opened: Lab-44 in Zaandam

Zaandam is a small town on the other side of the IJ river from Amsterdam. Although tourists often go to Zaandam (there are still many old windmills there), locals often think it’s too far away. It’s quite a shame because it’s only a half an hour boat trip and there are a few nice food […]

My favorite food spots in Tokyo

The three main neighborhoods for foodies in Tokyo are Ginza in the East, Shinjuku in the West and Harajuku just underneath Shinjuku. In Ginza you’ll find many restaurants serving traditional Japanese food. You’ve got ‘Ramen Street’ in Tokyo Station and several different authentic restaurants underneath the train tracks running from Tokyo Station to Yurakucho station. […]

Best food spots and restaurants in Kyoto

Many restaurants in Kyoto lack an English menu and/or serve quite uncreative standard dishes. Luckily there are a few really nice food options in Kyoto. I’ve listed my favorites on this page, all the food spots and restaurants mentioned also serve vegetarian food. Nishiki market is a street filled with food stalls, it’s covered so […]

How the Japan Rail Pass works

Going to Japan anytime soon? I suggest you buy a JR pass! It’s definitely worth buying a Japan Rail pass if you intent to leave Tokyo. You’ll have to order this pass a couple of weeks before your trip (ours took about 8 weeks to arrive). For more information about the JR pass I’ve written […]

New travel blog: Japan

I’m in love with Japan! It’s such a wonderful country! It’s super safe to travel around, the people are almost uncomfortably friendly and it has a lot to offer. It has wonderful temples, delicious and affordable sushi, big cities, beautiful nature and if you visit during spring (like me) beautiful cherry blossoms! I’ve written down my […]

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 […]