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 »

Flavorful seaweed pasta with cauliflower, tempeh and carrot

Lately, I’ve been on a health streak. I’ve never been able to keep that going for this long. The reason I manage to keep eating healthy is because I make every meal delicious. I’ve been experimenting with new recipes and “tickle my taste-buds” (anyone get the reference?) in order to keep this healthy lifestyle exciting.
One of the ingredients I am loving, at the moment, is Seamore I sea pasta. This pasta (made of just seaweed) is delicious, light and flavorful. You can use it in Asian or Mediterranean dishes, it always works. Fun fact: Seamore pasta is a great source of Iodine – something that isn’t easy to get in on a vegan diet.

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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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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 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 »

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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