healthy stuff

Tropical Truffles

The weather is finally starting to get a little better in The Netherlands! That’s why I decided to make these Tropical Truffles. These delicious truffles include all kinds of tropical flavors that make you think of the beach. Besides being delicious, they’re pretty healthy too! It is a very easy recipe that only has 5 […] Read more…

Into the Woods with Elsje & Douglas Fir Tea

One moment you meet Elsje at your publisher’s party and the next you follow her into the woods, searching for all things edible that nature has to offer in the winter. I can assure you, it’s more than you think. Elsje Bruinesteijn is the co-author of the price-winning book Liever Lokaal (Preferably Local) and organizes […] Read more…

Sunshine Smoothie

Hello, sunshine! Yesterday we prepared almond cashew milk and today we make this sunny smoothie with mango, fresh ginger root, and turmeric with it. Ginger root and turmeric add extra flavor and some spiciness to the drink, plus these roots are also good when you want to save yourself from an upcoming cold. Something you […] Read more…

Nut milk & Nut truffles

What is love? For me it’s teaching your children how to take good care of themselves and show them how to cook with attention and passion. So this weekend I’ll spend some time in the kitchen with my two daughters to make wonderful healthy things based on nut milk: chocolate truffles (made with the leftover […] Read more…

Vegan Bircher Muesli

One of my favorite breakfast recipes from our cookbook is this Vegan Bircher Muesli. It’s slightly different from another recipe for Bircher Muesli I shared on the blog before but just as good, creamy and healthy. And yes, vegan. Read more…

Wild Rice Salad with Tahini Dressing

Happy Healthy New Year! This is our amazing ‘Indian Salad’, made with ingredients that were available to North American Indians centuries ago. Health food long before it became trendy! I invented this recipe five years ago, when I lived in the States and my youngest daughter Flo had to bring a dish to school Read more…

Berlin: Juice Werkstatt

More fruit, more veg. Even when you have the feeling you eat lots and lots of them, you might be told by your doctor that you should eat even more. Ouch. Although I really love fruit and veg, some days I’m apparently not eating enough of it. The idea popped up like that: “I should […] Read more…

Russian Okroshka

Spring in Berlin starts with the blooming of ten thousands of Japanese cherry blossom trees. The Japanese donated them after the Fall of the Wall in1989. Just a few days after they have started blooming, it rains pink leaves. And from one day to the other, Read more…

Texas Energy Bars

Travelling can be extremely difficult. When travelling I always search for the out-of-the-ordinary, that special feeling of belonging, of being awestruck by a view, a place, a dish. In reality, though, I often end up accepting that less than perfect is all I can get. A cool restaurant serving mediocre food. Or the other way […] Read more…

Avocado Toast & Poached Egg

Which restaurant doesn’t serve it, Avocado Toast? Both Tal and I like to make a quick sandwich of toasted bread and avocado for lunch, but I also like to order them at nice Berlin lunch spots such as Melbourne Canteen, Roamers or Betty’n Caty. Read more…

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