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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Super easy naan bread pizza recipe

This vegetarian naan bread pizza is super easy to make. Perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking but you do want something more tasty than a supermarket pizza. All you need for 2 people is 2 naan bread (I always go for the garlic&coriander version), 1 red onion, 1 package of mozzarella cheese, 10 […]

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 most of these party foods are also vegan and […]

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 […]

New cookbook by Niven Kunz

Do you already know Niven Kunz? He’s one of my favorite chefs in the world! He creates all his dishes around vegetables. So he makes the vegetables the stars of the show! He has his own Michelin star restaurant near The Hague, and I once had a delicious dinner there. Now he made it very easy for […]

New cookbook: Vegan for Friends

I love getting inspiration from cookbooks. Sometimes it can be annoying that there are many dishes in a cookbook that aren’t my taste. Some books have many recipes with meat for example (I’m a vegetarian), or have a long list of ingredients or ingredients that are very difficult to find. All of those things don’t […]

Best vegetarian food spots in Tallinn

Traditional Estonian cuisine mostly consists of meat but luckily there are many vegetarian and even vegan options in Tallinn! On this page I’m sharing all my favorite vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Tallinn. Vegan Inspiratioon Located just within the walls of Tallinn’s old town, Vegan Inspiration serves salads, burgers, wraps and mains. All vegan […]

Food truck festival Eten op Rolletjes

(Sorry for my international visitors, but this post is in Dutch) Houden jullie ook zo van food truck festivals? Ik ben er dol op! Ik vind de sfeer altijd zo gezellig, je kan meerdere dingen proeven van verschillende trucks en er is voor ieder wat wils. Ik heb goed nieuws voor food truck lovers want […]

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 breakfast. All listed restaurants have good vegetarian dishes on their menu! Click here for all my (healthy) favorites […]

Vegetarian restaurant Hortus in The Hague

Hortus is one of my favorite restaurants in The Hague. Their menu is a 100% vegetarian so you won’t be stuck with little to choose from as is normally the case for vegetarians like me. They’re housed in the beautiful boutique hotel La Paulowna near the Peace Palace. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. […]

Healthy Cranberry Jam

You don’t need sugar to make jam! I made this healthy cranberry jam with the cranberries I had leftover from my cranberry smoothie bowl without any sugar! All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make this healthy spread yourself! Below is the recipe for two jars of cranberry jam. Ingredients: 300-350 gram […]

The Grand Blogger dinner

I was invited for a really cool event that took place yesterday: The Grand Blogger Dinner. It was organized by Mr Experience Creators and took place at the five star Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. We got really spoiled with delicious food! In this blog post I’ll tell you all about what we had, with pictures of course! […]

Toast with spicy tomato sauce and eggs

I’m hoping to inspire you with my website and social media, but sometimes I don’t feel like creating a new recipe and I look around online for healthy recipes. When I’m looking for inspiration for new dishes I often use Instagram or Pinterest. During one of my search sessions I found Food Love and Happiness. […]

Happy World Chocolate Day

I made healthy chocolate cookie dough cheesecakes especially for World Chocolate Day. These cheesecakes are vegan, gluten free, raw and sugar free. I think the recipe still needs some tweaking, but I’ll share the recipe as it is so far with you, just because it’s Chocolate Day and I want to show you that chocolate […]

New Recipe: Courgette stuffed with couscous

Want to make a simple meal but still impress your friends? Try these courgette boats stuffed with couscous. It looks great if you put the dish on the dinner table and it hardly costs you any work. This dinner recipe is vegetarian and if you skip the feta cheese at the end it’s suitable for […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fawaffles: Falafel Waffles

I experimented in the kitchen once again! After making Tortizza (tortilla-pizza) and Courgetti (courgette spaghetti) I made ‘Fawaffles’ this time, a hybrid between falafel and waffles! To make these healthy waffles that you can have for lunch or dinner, all you need is a waffle iron and falafel dough. Some supermarkets sell ready-to-use falafel dough, […]

Vegan Portobello Asparagus Burger

If you visit my site regularly you probably know that I love vegetarian and vegan burgers. I often share pictures of veggie burgers on my Instagram account and I’ve shared recipes for vegan falafel burgers and red beet burgers. I even went on a quest to find the best veggie burger of Amsterdam! Now it […]

Food Talks

When I got the invitation for Food Talks I was enthusiastic straight away: I love to talk about food! But the event was even more interesting than I thought. Food Talks was organized by HelloFresh to share trends, ideas, developments and research about (healthy) food, dinner time or about other food-related topics. This first Food […]

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 […]

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 […]