Frozen fruit, blender… ice cream deluxe

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

This is just incredible. So easy, delicious and dare I say... healthy! Definitely a winner. It started when I wanted to recreate vanilla ice from frozen banana slices. I simply put the banana slices in the blender, added cream and vanilla flavor and.. wow! It worked! For this variety, I used frozen mango, blueberries and [...]

Semi-homemade coconut yoghurt with berries and mint

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

Enjoy yoghurt with a coconut twist, or use a non-dairy alternative. This is super simple and nice. I love adding dried coconut to my (soy) yoghurt. Let it sit in the fridge for some time; the yoghurt will thicken up a bit and take on a coconut flavor. Next, add berries or any fruit you [...]

Easy Summer party dish: tastefully grilled veggies

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Inspired Business, Recipes|

A grill pan is one of my favorite cooking 'tools': it's fast, easy and healthy and the food looks beautiful. Try this: chop some garlic and let sit in olive oil for some time. Cut zucchinis, bell peppers and onions in nice large pieces, so it will be finger food when on the plate. Cut [...]

Chick pea and apple side salad with tahin

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

Combine chick peas, thinly sliced celery stalks, apple and capers in a bowl. Add olive oil, pepper, salt and lemon juice to taste. For dressing, use 2 parts white tahini stirred with 1 part water, grated lemon rind, olive oil, salt, pepper, thinly cut celery leaves and chopped olives. Great with couscous, roasted bell peppers [...]

1-minute vegan banana chocolate ice cream

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

Here’s a cool trick: slice a banana and freeze. When you feel like having ice cream, put the banana slices in a blender with a spoonful of cacao powder, a couple of dates and a small gulp of thick cream like coconut cream or (vegan) cooking cream. Pulse a couple of times et voila..: this [...]

Mean & green

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

Stinging nettles everywhere! This is a forager’s feast. I’ve made nettle pesto, nettle garlic butter, nettle soup, nettle tea and nettle smoothie in the past week or so. Stinging nettles (brandnetels): they tickle the kidneys, cleanse the blood and promote fluid excretion. They contain loads of vitamin c and iron (which is great during menses [...]

Cabbage and bean curry salad with apple

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

Recipe for cabbage and bean curry salad with appleCombine about 1 spoonful per person of (vegan) mayonnaise with a good dash or two of curry powder and a squeeze of lemon juice. Take whole leaves from the cabbage, cut them lengthways, stack the lengths and now thinly cut so you get thin (scruffy) juliennes. (By [...]

Blueberry banana overnight oats

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

A new craze: overnight oats with topping. Dear friend Eva (check her out here: evennaareva.com) served it last week when we had breakfast together. The basics: soak oats overnight in water or some ‘milk’ (almond, rice, coconut). When using water, you may find that adding a bit of honey and salt or vanilla sugar may [...]

Almost-raw quinoa salad with rhubarb

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

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 has a nice bite and nicely sour, tangy taste, perfect to complement more earthy flavors! A beautiful Summer dish (which [...]

Rhubarb breakfast bowl & ‘very veggie’ smoothie

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

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 base, pour half in a glass (for me) and then mix in some more nuts, seeds and dates to create [...]

Colorful stuffed eggs with hummus

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Food, Health, Recipes|

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 could make these yourself as well! Watch out for my green peas 'hummus' recipe, that would be a great add [...]