• Mother’s Day inspired: Coconut curry with millet and asperagus

    Today’s Mother’s Day couldn’t have been better spent than laughing, relaxing and cooking together with my lovely, wonderful, creative mom who is simply the bestest mom there is. Asperagus is in season now in The Netherlands, so we used this perfect timing to make a recipe using the green delight. Read on for the delightful spring recipe we made, inspired by a recipe from the ‘Forks over Knives’ cookbook. Coconut curry with millet and asperagus Serves 3. Prep time: 40-50 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients: 3/4 cup millet + 2,5 cups water 1 cup leek, white and light green part thinly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tblsp ginger, peeled…

  • sweet potato broccoli feta wrap recipe

    Sweet Potato & Broccoli Wraps

    IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WRAP TO HOLD YOU TIGHT (thank you Nelly Furtado’s ‘Promiscuous’ lyrics), you have come to the right place. It has been a rather active and slightly exhausting week and by the time it was Saturday I could feel my body needing TLC in shape of easy food and good rest. I strolled through the supermarket and chose my most favorite healthy ingredients: sweet potato, broccoli, avocado and corn – then realized these would make an amazing wrap combined with delicious feta cheese! Print Recipe Sweet Potato & Broccoli Wraps Prep Time 30 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes or 1 large1 small broccoli or…

  • Foods to Eat to Maintain a Healthy Weight + Prevent Obesity

    The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intake but, you don’t want to wake in January 20 pounds heavier than you were last year. Obesity is the dangerous future for all of us unless we take active steps in maintaining a healthy weight. I like to start every year fresh with some good New Year’s Resolutions. What about you? For those of you who are into detox during the holidays, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here.   BMI & OBESITY The World Health Organisation definition of obesity is based on a person’s Body Mass Index, which is the weight…

  • Cucumber Water

    In need of a healthy refreshment on a hot summer day? Nothing will refresh you quite like cucumber water will! This is how you make it: You’ll need Prep time: 2 minutes Cucumber, washed, one half quartered or cut into thin slices lengthwise Water, 2L Glass bottle/karaf Instructions Place the cucumber into the glass bottle and add the water. You can drink the cucumber water straight away or keep it in the fridge (refilling the water as neccessary for up to 2 days) as a replenishing refreshement. You’ll be surprised by the amount of refreshing flavor the cucumber gives to this drink!   Extra You can do the same with fresh mint…

  • Zucchini Cocoa Cake

    Welcome to the world of zucchini cocoa cake. It’s fluffy and it’s healthy! It is a chocolate cake that packs incognito veggies and makes your indulgence that much more awesome. Apparently zucchini & chocolate is a famous combination in the world of cakes. I decided to try it out, but gave it an even healthier spin (no dairy and no sugar). The zucchini makes the cake wonderfully moist, and gives it the texture of any old fashioned cake (where a ton of butter is used to achieve the same effect). I love making this cake as a healthy snack that I can have for a couple of days. A healthy…

  • Beautiful Raw Strawberry Shortcake

    The only positive thing to a lack of privacy: sometimes you get you tube suggestions which you will actually love! Haha. So it was in that way that I came across this cheeky tutorial for making raw strawberry shortcake. I think it looks amazing. Healthy dessert here we come.  

  • Fresh lemonade

    Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water, hot or cold, has many benefits for your body. Use it as a step on the way to a super healthy body and glowing skin! 1. Water. A lot of people forget to stay hydrated. If you eat a lot of watery foods, such as fruits and vegetables, you do not need to drink 2 liters of water per day. However, most people do not get sufficient water from their fruit and vegetable intake. Any soda’s are NOT the same as keeping hydrating, since the sugar you ingest when you drink soda actually makes your body NEED more water to compensate. So, a…

  • Sun protection tips health

    Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

    My first. post. ever. A friend of mine was diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer caused by harmful sun rays) at the tender age of 20 something. When something like this happens close to you, you suddenly realise the impact it has, and wish there was more you could do. Protecting our skin from sun damage is extremely important. Not doing so can result in pigment spots on the skin, benign skin tumors (such as basal cell skin cancer) and also malignant tumors (such as melanoma). I say this as a medical doctor, and I’m not even a dermatologist. Keep your skin healthy, and your future self will love you for…