Back To Me

A little while ago, I let go of some people that had played a big role in my life. It wasn’t that they did something to hurt me. It was just that, over time, I started to realize they were adding more negativity than joy to my life. While this was definitely the right thing to do, letting go of people who you have been around for a long time is taxing. Over time you learn to identify yourself by the people you hang out with. You start wondering whether you were a bitch for no longer investing time and effort into someone who didn’t purposely hurt you and who’s been with you for so long. You never thought you would do something like that. After days, weeks, months even, you still wonder whether you did the right thing.Read More »

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Summer

Hello everyone,

I’ve been living in a strange state these weeks.
I’ve got so many ideas running through my head. Projects to start here on my blog, things to do photography-wise, new things to cook, ideas for books (!). I want to start them all. I want to have the time to write a book. To be able to put all my creativity and effort into creating some wonderful piece of imagination that helps people. Makes them smile.

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A little while ago I was really in the mood for cookies. But the problem: the ones in the supermarket are almost completely non-vegan. And most recipes online require tons of sugar, vegan butter or oil. So I decided to make some “healthier” vegan chocolate chip cookies. These are fluffy, light and almost like little cakes. They kind of remind me of the Lenny & Larry cookies.

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They obviously don’t taste like the super unhealthy chocolate chip cookies from the store, but if you’re feeling like them and don’t want to be super unhealthy these are a great way to get your choc-chip-fix.

So I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make them please let me know in the comments below what you think.

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Healthy Vegan Fruitcake

I love food and I love to eat. I always have. As you may expect, this means that I like snacks, too. But for a couple of years, now, I have been focused on being really healthy. So how can I snack healthily?

Well, I’ve come up with a recipe for little cakes that are really healthy, have no added sugar, are completely vegan and gluten free. I love having them as a snack or for breakfast, even! These little cakes can be made two different ways, depending on your mood or preference. But I suggest switching them off. That way you won’t get bored of them.Read More »

Like a Boomerang

Too often we get stuck in an imaginary race. We want to be better than people we know or see online. We want to have more followers, more likes or more friends. We create these challenges for ourselves that are unattainable and end up leaving us feeling empty and failing. Why?

It just ends up making us all scared to admit we want something. For years I’ve noticed people saying things such as ‘I don’t care about this’ like it’s cool not to care. Read More »

Seed Crackers and Fresh Hummus

I love savory food. I always have. Especially things like little crackers with a topping. Only problem is: they’re not very healthy and incredibly easy to eat way too much of.

So what to do when we get those munch snack feelings? I recommend the following recipe. They’re seed crackers, completely whole foods, which means they’re less fattening and actually contain healthy omegas. They’re also super easy to make and keep for little while in a closed container.

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I’ve also included my favorite hummus dip. These crackers taste great when topped with this hummus. The perfect combination of soft, fresh hummus and the full taste of all the seeds.Read More »

Difficult Changes, Beautiful Souls, Wonderful Growth

Sometimes, you lose connections. Connections to places and people. You were once tied to them by an almost unbreakable string. But the string has snapped.

You stepped outside their comfort zone to develop your own mind, person and spirit. Yours is simply changing. Taking on different shapes and different colors.

Last Saturday, I went to a potluck. We ate, as you always do at a vegan potluck, we made music, danced around, did card readings and talked, a lot. But still, this time was different. Time flew by. I was with a group of people so inspiring, positive and connected to their souls I couldn’t help but leave feeling more energized, inspired and joyful.

Picture by Geke (www.growinspirit.nl)

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Reduce Your Waste

As of late, I’ve started to realize how much plastic I use. It really bothered me so I decided to try and get more low-waste. But trying to reduce your waste can be incredibly daunting. Where to begin? Where to get different products? How to still find quality products?

I had these feelings, too, but I’ve got a little bit more experience, now that I’ve looked more into it. Living completely wasteless is obviously impossible in this day and age. But there are some things we can do to make sure we are a bit kinder to the earth. So below you will find 5 simple tips to help you ditch the plastic and single-use products, little by little.

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