• Sweet Potato with Organic Pork and Steamed Veg

    Having a good piece of organic meat once in a while is a good idea, not only because it tastes good, but especially for certain nutrients (such as vitamin B12, which is difficult to obtain from other foods). Besides, it’s not like every meal with meat has to be unhealthy – I make this meal rich in vegetables, yet delicious. The ingredients I use are organic and local whenever possible. Sweet Potato with Organic Pork and Steamed Veg Serves 4. Prep time: 60 minutes. Sweet potatoes, 4 large Broccoli, 1 Cauliflower, 1 Pork sausages, 8 Olive oil, 4 tbsp Salt & pepper to taste Instructions Heat up the oven to…

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    Herby Crustless Quiche with Feta & Zucchini

    Whenever you think that you have so many left over veggies in the fridge that you’ll have to throw away something, don’t do it – and make this quiche instead! This crustless quiche is awesome, healthy, tasty – and gluten, dairy, and guilt free! No matter which veggies you add, the key is to use good organic goat or sheep cheese to let it all come together nicely. Mushrooms help with getting that soft smooth texture. The herbs you choose determine the feeling the quiche will give to those indulging in it: basil and oregano are zesty and refreshing, thyme and sage give a summery Tuscan feeling,  paprika and turmeric give the…

  • Quinoa Fritters with Carrot & Coriander

    If someone close to you does not like the standard quinoa salads, that can make it difficult to incorporate this super awesome protein source into your weekly diet. Fortunately, I came across a great Quinoa Fritters recipe on MindBodyGreen.com. After adjusting it a little based on the ingredients we already had in our kitchen, they still turned out pretty good! It’s like fried quinoa burgers, except vegetarian – and gluten free, and dairy free. Perfect as a light summer dinner, perfect as a lunch time snack and/or perfect for dipping into a warm vegetable soup! These quinoa fritters are simple and quick to make. Plus, you can keep them refrigerated…

  • Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

    Split pea soup is a traditional winter soup in The Netherlands. It has many health benefits since it’s stuffed with veggies – split peas (excellent source of fibre and minerals), leek (vitamin K, vitamin B6), carrots (excellent source of beta-carotene and good against heart disease), onions (help prevent osteoporosis), and turnip celery (rich in fiber and very low in calories). Notice we’re using boiling water instead of vegetable stock. The flavors of the soup’s ingredients are wonderful enough on their own, and let this soup stay low salt. You’ll need 2 hours to make this soup but most of it is waiting time. Print Recipe Traditional Split Pea Soup Prep…

  • Carrot & Parsnip Party Sticks

    New Year is approaching and you might be wondering what to make as a party snack. If you opt for this one, you know you are entering the new year in a tasty and healthy way.   Print Recipe Tasty Carrot & Parsnip Sticks Course Side dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings as side dish Ingredients 200 g carrots no need to peel if organic200 g parsnip no need to peel if organic25 g unsalted butteror or ghee Course Side dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings as side dish Ingredients 200 g carrots no need to peel if organic200 g parsnip no need to peel if organic25 g unsalted butteror…

  • Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot

    Perfectly blue-zone friendly meal. Make it, enjoy it, savor it. It will leave you feeling nourished and your belly fully satisfied. Filled with vegetables, while not feeling like a lifeless salad. Print Recipe Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Instructions STEAM BROCCOLI for 10 minutes…

  • Red Curry with Mango & Sweet Potato

    Usually people who eat meat think that vegetarian dishes are just regular dishes but then with something missing. I definitely think this is not one of those dishes, since it is equisite and full of flavor. So if you are trying to cut back on meat without wanting to cause yourself too much veggie horror, try this curry! Whether you are making this for yourself, a bunch of friends or to impress a date, it shall be your dinner winner not only because it is rich in flavors, but also because it literally provides the feel good vitamin D (the same vitamin your skin makes when you are in the…

  • Pumpkin Soup

    This soup is so amazingly simple! Especially now that pumpkins are widely available and cheap you can make this soup every week, or make big batches and freeze it up to two months, for quick healthy comforting winter dinners. If you are planning on freezing the soup, don’t add the double cream before freezing but add it when you are warming up the soup after defrosting. You’ll need Serves 4. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium onions, diced 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 1 medium pumpkin, peeled, pitted and diced 1 – 1,5 L vegetable stock optional: 100ml double cream (nice for the…

  • Hello Knob Celery! // With Oven Roasted Potatoes and Organic Pork

    Knob celery, also called turnip-rooted celery or celeriac, is not a particularly attractive looking vegetable, but it is a flavorful one once you peel it and rid it of its ugliness. It’s really easy to prepare and extremely healthy. It contains vitamin C (most of it will be lost by cooking though, but you could eat knob celery raw in a salad if you wanted to), vitamin B11 (folic acid, known for prevention of various types of cancer (i, ii, iii) and needed for a healthy nervous system), magnesium, calcium, iron and choline (a molecule with a detoxying effect and is good for brain cells). So if you are looking…

  • Oven Gratin with Spinach & Sweet potato

    A tremendously easy dish to make. Also, super healthy and on a budget. Great for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Low in calories, rich in nutrients. A rare source of vitamin D in the winter days, and a welcome burst of color on the dinner plate.   Print Recipe Oven Gratin with Spinach & Sweet potato Course Main Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Passive Time 50 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes no need to peel if organic, cut in 0.5 thick slices300 g fresh spinach2 tsp nutmeg powder2 cloves garlic125 ml organic sour cream75 g grated cheese1 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Course Main Dish Prep Time…