A deliciously fresh, tangy quinoa salad, light and filling. We're used to eating rhubarb sweetened, boiled even to soften it up. But this celery like pink stalk can also be eaten raw and then it
I like my smoothies creamy yet light and 'very veggie'. My love Jan prefers his filling, nutty and just a hint sweeter than I do. We both often gladly compromise. Other days, we'll create the very fruity/veggie
A perfect surprise for a potluck: these colorful stuffed eggs. Ingredients: eggs and hummus. Easy-peasy! These were made with store bought hummus by Maza: one with curry, one with beetroot. Hence the amazing colors. Of course, you
I don't mean to be all frantic about green smoothies, but this one actually changed my days. The simple concept of creating a breakfast (or in my case: lunch) bowl out of a smoothie is now a
Want to help save the bees? Check out my post on the super simple and fun things you can do to support the little workers: Bee the change. Bees & propolis Some weeks ago, my colleague,
My friend Fleur Feij (on Instagram here with beautiful photos) is a beekeeper who helps raise awareness for the devastating mass bee killing that is happening around the globe and the ways to save them. I
I have always loved my coffee (the smell of the ground beans, the brewing sounds, the heat coming from the cup...), but about three months ago I quit drinking coffee from one day to the next.
Fun disclosure: my loved ones will laugh when they read this. As with most of my blogs, I am growing up in public, sharing what works - and doesn't work - for me, hoping it
Simply delicious. The tomatoes are what makes this dish amazing. They will release some of their fluid, which then blends with the olive oil and gently caramelizes the veggies beneath them. Plus they look stunning.
Can I sit with someone and let them fully live their experience in the moment, without the need to change it? Sure, there are times to speak up, reach out and even take over. Wisdom, however, is to recognize what is asked for in the moment.
After journeying through tropical Costa Rica and Brazil for months, I thoroughly enjoyed the late Winter snow and early Spring sun rays in Holland during the last couple of weeks. The cold Dutch ground and
"So if you are spiritual and your house is burning down, you yell "Fire!". You don't just say your mantra five times and trust the outcome to God. God needs to be able to trust
I wrote this post the day after Donald Trump was elected president, watching many outraged and panicy reactions unfold on social media. That day, I decided to remain silent. Today I'd like to share how
When I travel, I like to keep track of my budget. It gives me insight and peace of mind, plus I can share some helpful insights later on with fellow travelers who are asking for
This mouthwatering, super-simple, delicious dish is also secretly known as: piña puta madre. Now I am not going to translate that, but it's a compliment. I made it yesterday as a side dish for two
Digital nomading in Costa Rica I landed in Costa Rica a few days ago, where I'll be servicing my clients and creating new ways to make online income, as well as travel, see the country
This is a perfect dip to go with raw vegetables such as peppers, celery or carrots. Just delicious. Friend Alani shared the recipe with me back in 2013 already... wow. Thanks man! [ultimate-recipe id="4878" template="0"]
Hi loves! Being on the road, I like to work with whatever little means I have to still cook up something great. One of the secrets: OLIVE OIL. Olive oil is magic. It will turn any vegetable,
After the amazing Boom Festival 2016, it was time again for silence. Whoever thought silence and nature are boring, think again. Huge rocks, the ice cold air, the vast darkness of the night, the thin
After Santiago de Compostela, we headed further down south to Portugal. The center of our journey was the amazingly beautiful Boom Festival, every second year in the month of August near Lisbon. We spent over a week
After Bilbao, we roamed around in Santiago de Compostela for a few days. The Camino de Santiago (Latin: Peregrinatio Compostellana, Galician: Camiño de Santiago), also known by the English names Way of St. James, St. James's
After having visited Ton in France, we went on to the Spanish coast near Bilbao and met up with my childhood friend Joris and his wonderful wife Eider and kids. In the evening, we found
Finally, after more than a week of hard work on the VW campervan (Jan) and this new website (me, Judith) we headed south. Starting from the upper north of Germany and with still a long
Moin! I'm in Emden, Ost-Friesland, Northern Germany and here, 'Moin!' is the way to say hi. Update Life has been wild and deep and the blog has been silent for the last couple of months. A new
This was one of those moments when all leftovers matched up to a perfect dish. Should work with a variety of veg and curry pastes, but be sure to add the pineapple (for sweetness) and
Sometimes, my kitchen efforts extend into the bathroom. Like with this heavenly chocolate, which turns out to be a great facial mask if you leave out the salt! And have you ever wondered what to
Isn't it amazing how the body seems to instinctively know what it needs? This salad has lots of avocado, and also raw onion and wasabi peanuts. That's not something I usually eat, but as it turns out wasabi
First time I blended together bananas and eggs was in Thailand, last year. It turned out to be an excellent, nutricious, cheap and easy combo, however I never posted a thing about it and kind of
I'm really happy to have a naturally healthy taste for food. Sometimes I'll hear people say: "Wow, I could just die to have a hamburger right now!" That's not me. Nothing about the juices of dead
The Dutch word for yummie is lekker. Remember that one, you'll hear and use it very, very often should you ever spend some time in The Netherlands! With us, yumminess may apply not only to food, but
I threw together this dish which has many different veggies and a light yet tangy curry flavor to enjoy all the goodness of anti-inflammatory ginger, prebiotic onions and fennel, and anti-cancer broccoli, among others. I don't mean to make any health claims here, it just feels extra good to eat this stuff these days and thought I'd share it with you.
A few days ago I ran into a friend whom I hadn’t seen in over a year. I was delighted to see him, we hugged and exchanged some updates about our lives. I felt vibrant
Recently I was preparing dinner for a family party of eight. As I wanted to spend lots of time with my loved ones and not so much time in the kitchen, I was looking for
Are you an entrepreneur, or are you thinking of becoming one? Do you want to put your talents to work and make the world a shinier place? Does the PROMISE of your business make you feel
Do you ever feel that in order to make money, you are selling your soul? I used to feel like that: When I was working for a company division where I didn't agree with their approach
I wrote this post speaking from my own personal experiences with addiction and from those of others who have been open enough to share their stories with me. If you are reading this, and
Do you have the tiniest inclination to make a change in the way you spend your days? Then watch this video on creating Tiny Habits. It may change your life. For all the times you
Fruit is such a delight for both body and spirit. I have never eaten this much fruit in my life (have always been a big fan of veggies, though) and i feel great. Pure, connected,
Have you ever felt overloaded with thoughts and ideas? Was it ever hard for you to start writing on a report, presentation or project because there was so much going on in your head? Knowing
There was a time in my life when i used to go to work every morning, crying and in despair. I did not want to be in this job anymore, but out of fear i
Drinking this smoothie brings them right back to me: memories of cozy Christmas times with family. Maybe that's my way to join you guys in cold and wintery Europe (and the rest of the northern hemisphere) in your holiday season. Of course, i'll especially miss my mum and sisters and their lovers and my little niece who will celebrate her first Christmas ever.
Tropical? I know that for many of you it's cold and rainy right now. But there's a remedy! Try the combination of coconut and lime, close your eyes and you'll be in sunny paradise for a little while, i promise.
From the most awesome office in the world: thanks for all the cheers. Not just for my birthday but all of them. We both deeply appreciate your likes and shoutouts. You support us, teach us and inspire us.
A big motivator for being in Thailand, is money. I have some serious debts to deal with and living in and working from Thailand (waaaaay cheaper than Holland) is helping me clean my old mess and maintain a healthy balance, also financially.
We're in Thailand, carrying backpacks and traveling low-budget. Apparently, the Thai use a special term for our kind: stinky foreigners. Ha! Truth is, we have showered every day or even twice since we came here
Don't be depressed because the sky is grey, when there's mushrooms and clouds and brightly colored leafs to enjoy. The wind, the rain, the waving of the grass in the fields, the stormy sky... and
When you are dancing, how do you feel? Do you feel open, relaxed, radiant, strong, playful, in flow...? Or do you rather feel uneasy, insecure, comparing yourself to others? Maybe you only dance when you've
I was watching a movie last night: Chocolat. I saw it years ago, had always remembered it but probably hadn't realized how much the film has affected my life. Here's how it goes: Vianne is
Enjoy this one raw or cooked. The cashews and coconut cream (santen) make for a delicious creaminess. I'd advise to prepare the soup a few hours or up to a day before serving. The ingredients
Drool alert! Here's a quickie for everyone out there who owns a juicer: juice 10 lemons and 1-2 hand-sized pieces of ginger. Leave the lemon rind on (if it tastes bitter, find other lemons). The
Connecting with nature Have you ever foraged your own dinner? Have you gone into the fields or woods to collect plants or mushrooms for food? How did you like doing that? Let me tell you
This recipe is for Turmeric Coconut Cream, which has concentrated flavors and a large amount of turmeric. It serves as a basis for turmeric milk: warm one or two teaspoons with a cup of (rice/nut/coconut)
Every time i work somewhere new, i try to make a nice picture. Here's an impression of the many views from my 'offices'. Will be updated regularly with new vistas. Location independent offices
I wish i had taken the time to make a photo that did more justice to the crispy, fresh, nutty, soft-yet-crunchy bite of these darlings. The truth is i didn't realy make these spring rolls myself; i just put
This is a sign of true freedom: if you know that you are home wherever you find yourself to be, even when there is nothing that's 'yours' anymore. A few years ago, i was couchsurfing
Alive Last week i found myself dancing, swimming and chilling out in Portugal, at the bi-annual Boom Festival. It was like a fairy tale, a soothing and hope inspiring experience of what life on earth
If you think this soup looks pale, you're right. It did! However i'm sure it will give you a healthy blush, for it's packed with vitamins and fibers. One could say this is a gazpacho... yes,
Waking up Very early this morning, after just four hours of sleep, i woke up filled with inspiration. Got up at six to draw some mindmaps. The essence: (Re)create healthy habits. Journal (on it right
My love and i are planning to stay the winter overseas, where Christmas is sunny and where New Year's Eve is celebrated in bikini, with sandy toes. I feel so deeply happy and grateful to
Ahhh yes this one is a classic, fun to make and a big winner - probably because of its nice warm flavors. I bought the ingredients already sliced in julienne. If you want to do
In my local Turkish shop, i found dried aubergines (eggplant) and bell peppers. Wow! They're very tasty and they look so festive, don't you think? Also, they're very handy to stock up in your cupboard.
Just wanted to share this: "What if you are not nearly as limited as you were led to believe? What if you are vast enough to hold and contain all of life's energies, the 'positive'
Funnily, here's a very non-typical impression of the food we ate in India. Not representative, because there's a big one missing: CURRIES. In the land of curries, i managed to not photograph any of them.
CONFESSION: I loooove tattoos. My mother still believes it's the influence of my love, Marco. But I think we just share our wish to 'be naughty' and paint our bodies in many colors of the
Physical problems can be great teachers. Yesterday, i woke up with the sound of swooshing swords in my ears and a spinning sensation, especially whenever i looked to the right. Walking to the doctor, carefully
As we all know, India is the holy land of curries (spiced everything dishes) and dhals (spiced lentil dishes). Little did i expect my first recipe after India to be about... simple avocado and Greek
This cartoon really struck a chord with me. And now, every time i find myself comparing me to someone else (the someone else is usually better), i remind myself of it. We are all awesome.
A while ago i was cycling home through the streets of my hometown, Utrecht (The Netherlands). It was pitch dark, around midnight, and crossing the canal, under a street lantern i noticed the bridge railing
Some time ago, i bought a grill pan at the second hand store. It's not really a pan, because it's double-sided like a sandwich maker. It looked completely clean and unblemished and i, having just
Eating 2 pieces of fruit and 200 grams of veggies every day is easy! 1. Morning Smoothie Blend 1 apple, 0.5 banana, 0.5 stem of celery, 5 mm slice of ginger, handful of green leafy vegetables and a piece
The past year has been wonderful - literally full of wonders. Until the summer, i struggled a lot with work, often feeling behind schedule and not living up to my own standards. Still, inside, i
This chocolate just makes me want to shout THANK YOU to the whole universe. Recipe for 6-12 portions of heavenly chocolate 6 if it's just the chocolate. 12 if you're dipping or joining with fresh
Read this poem by David Levine. The dynamic he describes is as ordinary as it is heartbreaking. Ordinary Heartbreak She climbs easily on the box That seats her above the swivel chair At adult height,
One of my all-time favorites. When i first saw this video, a big happy smile came to my face. For it shows shameless 'bad dancing' (Matt's own words) in places all over the world, crossing
Dear people, let me present to you: the easiest way to open a coconut and get the juice out and flesh out. It's safe (no axes, no nails) and clean. 1. Pour out the coconut juice (water)
You know that camping feeling? Living with little, in a tent or caravan, wearing flip flops to the toilet, wet grass tickling your toes... That's me right now! Not because i'm on holiday, but just because
A week and a half ago i met superchef Michael in an ayahuasca workshop. I'm not sure whether it was his fantastic guitar music and drumming and singing, or his wild ginger hairdo, his wonderful
My best kitchen purchase ever: a juicer. A bought it a year ago and have been using it about every two days. Superhealthy and really, really delicious. Friends love it, too. Here are some good-to-knows,
Wonderful and healthy quick side dish. A great one if you own a contact grill. Cut the zucchini in slices and sprinkle with some salt. Let the juices come out while you cut the onion