• Organic Yoghurt with Strawberries and Flax Seed

    LATE SUMMER AND BEGINNING OF AUTUMN are times of abundance. Aside from autumn fruits, last season strawberries are showing up on shelves before this fruit becomes unavailable again until spring. Having a portion of strawberries for breakfast combined with yoghurt and crushed line seed will give you plenty of energy to handle the day’s obstacles. Vitamin C and omega -3 will help fight away any upcoming wintery infections. The yoghurt and line seed provide important nutrients for hydration of your skin and hair from the inside out, serving great against that autumn cold, rain and wind. HEALTHY STRAWBERRY-YOGHURT BREAKFAST Prep time: 5 minutes. Serves 1 happy camper Strawberries, handful, sliced Bulgarian…

  • Triple Berry Crumble!

    This is a delicious dessert. The key to saving on costs when making it is never using beautiful fresh blueberries or blackberries for it. These fresh berries deserve to be eaten raw for full benefits. In this recipe, where you will cook the fruits, you can better use either frozen blueberries and blackberries from the supermarket, or real bargain blueberries and blackberries which you bought at your local farmer’s market. They will taste just as delicious in this crumble! However, the fresh, and not frozen, strawberries are the key to making this crumble sweet and lovely. You’ll need: Frozen berries, mixed, 250g Fresh strawberries, a 4-5 pieces Purest spelt cookies,…

  • Cherry tomato, spinach & mushroom pasta

    The key to making this recipe work is using very flavourful cherry tomatoes (preferably organic). My tip for figuring out whether a tomato is full of flavor when you are buying is to smell.. yes, smell.. the tomato. If it smells like nothing, that’s probably exactly what it will taste like. If it makes your sensory nerves tingle with pleasure (ie. if it smells like tomato), it will generally taste well too! As for the rest of the recipe, making it is a piece of cake. However, this meal comes with huge benefits. It contains a good portion of vegetables, cooked and raw, and is low in fat, low in…

  • Powerful breakfast for demanding days!

    Ready in a flash! A breakfast like this is comforting, satisfying and refreshing. It contains way less sugar than any commercial cereal, much less fat than anything meaty, way less cholesterol than something with egg and all the benefits of banana, yoghurt and honey. Things you will need: 1 banana 100g organic whole fat (or skim if you prefer) yogurt, from grass-fed goat (or cow) 1 spoon of local honey, organic, best from a local bee keeper or farmers market Chop the banana into small pieces in a bowl (I just do this by hand). Add the honey and then the yoghurt (more or less of it according to your…

  • 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…

  • Mashed potatoes with endive and organic bacon

    Another typically Dutch dish, this time with all the amazing benefits of endive lettuce (also called escarole). Endive is slightly bitter, which gives this dish a great bite. When it comes to health benefits, endive contains phytonutrients, fiber and vitamins (including the super cancer-preventing folate) which are all essential for proper functioning of the body. So, do yourself a favour and have this meal! Recipe for 2 150g bacon cubes 2 medium onions, diced 1kg potatoes (organic, no need to peel) 20ml milk (I like organic goat milk) 50g grass-fed butter 1 whole endive lettuce Pepper to taste (bacon itself contributes the salt) Cut the potatoes in small pieces (so…

  • Mackerel & Olive Pizza with Fresh Basil

    LAST SUMMER, I MADE THIS DELICIOUS FEISTY PIZZA. It is a summer special worth making again and again! Goes well with a glass of fresh lemonade or white wine. Also perfect for lazy winter nights though, especially with the benefits of fatty fish. MACKEREL IS A FATTY FISH just like salmon, except that is it less expensive. I buy it canned from an organic food store or smoked from a local who catches them in the wild. Whichever you choose, make sure that your mackerel is wild and organic to get the most out of this healthy fish. MACKEREL IS RICH IN omega-3, making it a potent anti-inflammatory food. With…

  • Boiled egg & Avocado Bread Spread

    The weekend is coming! How about an easy-going brunch? Especially suited for profiting from those ripe, cheap and healthy avocados from your local farmers market. Print Recipe Boiled egg & Avocado Bread Spread Course Breakfast Prep Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 small slices good sourdough bread1 ripe avocado2 boiled eggs 10 minutes is enough or hard-boiled, boil for 7 minutes if you like it softer1 cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated1 tbsp extra virgin olive oilyour favorite herbs I use dried basil, thyme and oreganosalt and pepper to taste Course Breakfast Prep Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 small slices good sourdough bread1 ripe avocado2 boiled eggs 10 minutes…

  • Broccoli Omelette

    I recently posted about the benefits of broccoli as well as tomatoes (especially during summer). I buy organic eggs, and believe they are a good source of protein and other nutrients. And – I just had this for brunch! It was delicious; I truly recommend it for you, or your loved ones!     Recipe for 1 (if you are making for 2, just repeat the process twice) one tablespoon of olive oil (we will be frying on low heat) a handfull of (organic) broccoli florets, cut or snapped by hand into small pieces 3 eggs, scrambled 1 (organic) tomato (optional, but very tasty!) Salt ‘n’ peppa Turn the stove on…

  • Oatmeal with honey & coconut

    Here’s a recipe for a basic creamy yet dairy-free oatmeal breakfast. I’ll let you in a little secret for making the best of it, and it won’t take long at all! If you didn’t know, good quality oatmeal is gluten free, so look up for the right producers when buying yours. Amisa is a good oatmeal brand, for example. Recipe Serves 1. Preparation time: 10 minutes (during which you can do whatever else you have to do to get ready in the morning ;)). Oatmeal, 5tbsp Honey, 1tbsp Coconut oil, 1 tbsp Boiling water, 200ml Put the oatmeal in a breakfast bowl and immerse in boiling water (so a small…