Inside and Out

A while ago, my dad gave me a hard-drive that contained some old files of me and my sister. I decided to look through it and toss what I no longer need. But while looking through it, I came across all these old pictures of me, my sister, our family and our friends.

It was so strange seeing myself. I remember once, a few years ago, some of my college friends and I were looking at pictures of us through the years. And if there’s one thing that stood out, it’s how much I changed every single year.Read More »

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5 things to keep in mind when going (back) to the gym

I’m going to the gym again. A lot.

I used to go every day when I was living in New Orleans, and for some reason when I came back, I just stopped. It’s been almost two years, but I’m back.
In order to make sure I do everything right I asked for help from a good friend of mine. She’s studying to get a trainer certificate and helped me make sure my posture/exercises are safe and set up a plan.

But now that I’ve been going for a couple of weeks there are a few things I’ve noticed. Things we all need to keep in mind when getting back into old habits (or when we’re just starting new ones). I think these tips are applicable to any new healthy habits you’re trying to adopt. So be sure to use them in any way you want or that suits your current situation, whether you’re going to the gym, eating healthier or trying to adopt a positive mindset.Read More »

Anything

I’m bored.

There’s no other way to say it. I’m bored. I need something new in my life. Something that makes me feel warm and tingly inside. That feeling that you get when you know you’re going to do something with no clue how it will end. It’s the feeling you have when you’re traveling; every day when you wake up. Anything can happen.Read More »

Quick and Simple Peanut Butter Cups

img_2855I used to love peanut butter cups when I was living in New Orleans. Justin’s dark chocolate were my favorite vegan ones and the fact that they sold them at Starbucks on campus made my coffee fix better every time.

Peanut butter cups aren’t really a thing in the Netherlands so I decided to make my own. These are quick, simple, easy and only require 5 ingredients! You can always add some other ingredients; maca powder, other nut butter, sprinkles on top before you freeze them. Whatever you like.Read More »

Vegan Cranberry-Pistachio Christmas Cake

I love Christmas. People who know me, know this. I love the lights, the music and the ridiculous, yet delightful movies. I also like all the food. Christmas is a food-related holiday, if ever there were any. During December I take full advantage of the freedom to bake and cook Christmas recipes to share with friends, colleagues and family and to practice for Christmas.

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Vegan Chickpea Scramble

img_4845.pngThis dish is something I’ve been thinking of for a while but I never got the chance to actually make it. And somehow, online, I wasn’t able to find anything that was really like my idea. So this Sunday, I finally tried out my own spin on chickpea scramble. A vegan alternative for scrambled eggs.

I had this dish for breakfast but it’s also great for lunch (or a lazy dinner). It’s healthy, chock full of protein and customizable to your personal preference. I hope you enjoy!Read More »

Vegan favorites: London Edition

Anyone who knows me, knows I love London. It’s a love that’s existed from the very first time I went there with my parents. Since then I’ve visited London at least once a year, every year and I still love it when I get there. There’s always new things to discover, places that inspire me or people to meet. It is my dream to one day move somewhere just outside of London and be able to enjoy the city whenever I can. London truly is the only place I’ve ever felt at home.Considering my love for the city it’s crazy to think that I haven’t written a post about vegan food in London, yet. There’s just so much to mention! But, I’ve finally gotten to it. It’s a long one, but I just had to show you all the great places. I hope you enjoy, and let me know where you went or want to go in the future. Read More »

Childhood Favorite: Tortilla de Patatas and Aïoli

The recipe below is one of my childhood favorites. Tortilla de patatas, or “Spanish omelet”, is a dish that’s perfect in all it’s simplicity.
Every once in a while my mom would make a big tortilla de patatas and I would just love it. It took me a while to realize I could veganize the recipe and I am so glad I did. Together with the aioli you have yourself a crowd-pleaser.
The aioli is a great condiment with other foods, too. It’s super easy and great for your next barbecue, fries- or nacho-night.

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Vegan Favorites: Disneyland Paris Edition

Just two days ago I came back from Disneyland Paris. I LOVED it.

After coming back I figured I should put up another “vegan favorites” blog for my vegan travel series. It’s hard to really call these foods “favorites” as Disneyland Paris is notoriously ill-suited for vegans (but for the sake of maintaining some coherence in this vegan-travel-series the title remains).
It is perfectly possibly to visit Disneyland Paris as, or with, a vegan. You just have to know where to go and what to get.

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