Healthy Nachos with Quinoa-meat

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes you crave things; cheezy pasta, pizza, loaded fries. Whatever it is for you, you can bet on it that there’s a healthy version of it out there, now. So why not add another one?

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I made this recipe for healthy nachos while I was on vacation in Spain. I was craving nachos for dinner and was inspired by the ever-inspiring Ellen Fisher (while watching her YouTube videos) to make them healthy. The end-result was surprisingly good. So good that even my family (who all hate quinoa) asked me to make it for them, too, next time.Read More »

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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 »

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 »

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 Gluten Free Granola

A little while ago I was craving granola. 
But I wanted a gluten free and relatively healthy one as it just makes me feel way better.
With a couple of ingredients I had lying in the pantry I made this granola and it’s been my go-to ever since. It’s crunchy, nutty and a little sweet.

I love having this with a smoothiebowl, soy yoghurt or (my latest obsession) chia pudding, homemade chia jam and peanut butter.Read More »