• 67 Days Without Added Sugars | Challenges so far

    No ice cream, no soda, no store-bought pasta sauces, no chocolate, no chips, no scones, no cheesecake, no cookies, and almost no processed food of any kind (because when you look at the labels, there’s added sugar in almost everything). That’s what it’s like to not eat added sugars. For 67 days, I have been sticking to this rule. Here are the challenges I’ve been facing so far. On August 2nd, 2018 I set out (completely terrified of what was to come) on a journey of 30 days without added sugars. You can read about my start of this experiment in my last post “Sugar addict? Me too, until recently”.…

  • Deliciously Healthy Vegetarian Curry: Squash, Black Beans & Tomatoes in Creamy Coconut Sauce

    This delicious, healthy & simple vegetarian Kerala Curry recipe is based on a recipe from the ‘Fresh India’ cookbook. Squash is in season, perfect to combine with heart healthy black beans and aromatic spices such as garam masala mix. Serves 4 for amazing dinner, prep time 45 minutes from start to table. Ingredients for Oven-roasted Squash 1kg squash, unpeeled, cut into thin wedges 1 tbsp garam masala sprinkle of salt and pepper Ingredients for Creamy Coconut sauce 1 onion, diced 2 green chilis, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained 150g ripe tomatoes (or tinned tomatoes if not in season) 400ml good coconut milk (at…

  • Tauge & Cabbage Stir-fry

    THIS STIR-FRY DISH is tasty, simple, quick and healthy. It’s perfect as weeknight comfort food, while also being low in calories and very low in cholesterol. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A pointy cabbage at your supermarket? I love the flavor it brings to this dish! I sometimes cannot seem to find it at my supermarket though, but then Chinese cabbage makes for a perfect substitute. TAUGE & CABBAGE STIR-FRY Serves 2. Prep time: 15 minutes. Pointy cabbage, 1 , cut in stripes Tauge (bean sprouts), 100g, washed Garlic, 1 clove, finely minced Cucumber, one half, cut into halves and thinly sliced Red chili pepper, 1 , finely chopped Sesaome oil, 2  tbsp, for…