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 »

Creamy Italian-style Quinoa Salad

I always bring my own lunch to work. It’s cheaper , better for your health and more delicious. I usually always take the same thing; deliciously ella’s cucumber-hazelnut quinoa or a salad. But a little while ago I felt like trying something different. Something new. I came up with this recipe on a whim but it tastes so good I’ve made it several times, since. It’s fresh, filling, creamy and full of healthy ingredients. This recipe is perfect as a to-go-lunch (make this batch the day before and you can bring it as a lunch for the next two days). I imagine this recipe will be a great addition when you’ve got a summer barbeque.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 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 »

Every woman should read this book!

Hey everyone,

It’s taken a while but I’m back with a book-post (the last one I posted was when I was still in New Orleans, which means it was over a year ago, which means that I almost had to give up my name “veganandherbooks”).

Today, I want to introduce to you a book that is life-changing, uplifting and inspiring.
I’m talking about Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe.Read More »

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 »

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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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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