Pear, Cranberry & Pecan Salad with Blue Cheese


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 also

Coconut Lemongrass Ginger Curry


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.

Beauty and the invitation to let go


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

Easy Fragrant Homemade Crunchy Crust Pizza


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

Our deepest fear


Here’s a poem I love by Marianne Williamson.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light and not our darkness that most frightens

Addiction, self love and trust


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 you

Fresh Apple, Lime & Mint Smoothie


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,

Chai Banana Smoothie


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.