De allerlekkerste soba noodle salade van La Paloma

Zo’n heerlijke dag

Het was zo’n ochtend, afgelopen weekend, waarop de zon ons tegemoet scheen en ik zielsgelukkig naast mijn man in de auto zat. Kleintje en hond erin en het dak eraf.

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Spaghetti met pesto en cherry tomaatjes in witte wijn

Het is zo moeilijk niet

We zitten alweer halverwege januari, maar nog steeds zie ik zát goede voornemens voorbij komen op Facebook. En met goede voornemens, bedoel ik de échte goede!

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Feel good salade met zoete aardappel, miso en tahin dressing

Ik weet dat ik eigenlijk enorm hard aan kerst moet denken. Aan wat we gaan eten en waar ik het ga halen. Aan de voorgerechten, de hoofd- en bijgerechten en hoe ik alles op elkaar af ga stemmen.

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IJzersterke groene wintersoep

Ik heb af en toe van die dagen dat ik al wakker word met een enorme behoefte aan alles wat groen en goed is. Dan zou ik het liefst direct naar de winkel rennen om die bergen groen direct in te slaan.

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Vote Veggie tot kerst voorgerecht van het jaar!

Salade van burrata met tuinbonen en verse kuiden

 

Toen ik werd gevraagd om een kerst voorgerecht te uploaden naar voorgerecht.nl om daarmee eventueel kerst voorgerecht van het jaar te kunnen worden, dacht ik meteen aan deze hele frisse fijne salade met burrata, geblancheerde tuinboontjes en verse kruiden

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Gestoomde broccoli met spelt en rauwe courgette

Back to normal

 

We hebben het weer achter de rug, kerst, alle dagen ervoor en erna, de inkopen, de voorbereidingen, het koken, het eten en drinken, en onze klapper met Oud & Nieuw!

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Sobanoedels met shiitake en miso

Even in de herhaling, die lekkere makkelijke sobanoedels met shiitake en miso!

Het feit dat we op Ibiza zijn gaan wonen wil nog niet zeggen dat we onze Nederlandse roots vergeten zijn.

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Stoofpotje van spinazie met kikkererwten en gepocheerde eieren

Een-pans gerechten, mmm!

 

Toen ik vorige week een blog met een nieuw recept schreef voor de site van Mama & Family, (overigens echt enorm lekker, al zeg ik het zelf, check maar hier: geroosterde asperges met ei ) bedacht ik me dat ik nog veel meer lekkere een-pansgerechten kon maken waar eieren langzaam in garen.

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Vegan curry of roasted peppers

In the little Dutch town where I grew up, there was, and still is, this one and only Indian restaurant, called Taj Mahal. We often went there for dinner on sundays, with friends of my mother, my brother and I. I can’t remember that is was ever not nice. I loved it!

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From English to Dutch again

Dear Veggie friends,

 

As you might have noticed, I decided to write my blogposts in Dutch again…

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Tortillas van boekweit en kikkererwten

Een Nederlandse versie van een Mexicaanse tortilla. In Ibiza

 

Eigenlijk maak ik ze veel te weinig. Deze makkelijke pannenkoekjes van boekweit- en kikkererwten meel. Mijn vriendin in Nederland kwam er opeens mee aan zetten en vanaf dat moment waren ze vaste prik bij een wijntje. En dan homemade tapenades erbij van zwarte olijven, pesto’s, of gewoon een kaasje. Echt heel lekker.

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Roasted pumpkin salad with farro

To be honest, I am not the greatest fan of pumpkin recipes, (except for a great soup with coconutmilk and lime, which I promise to make soon, if you can handle one more P** recipe) especially not when everyone is bombing you with it online.

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Crustless Zucchini Pie

I don’t know about you, but as far as I know;  a party without a stuffed table, ain’t a party!

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Organic Limoncello!

Everything tastes better homemade!

 

Living in Ibiza for just over a year now, we slowely but surely got to learn how nature (here) works. We were so lucky to find this amazing house in the calm and peaceful north of the island, where previous owners had put so much time and love into growing multiple fruit plants and trees on the porperty, over the years.

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The very best egg-salad

Over the years I have been cooking so many dishes and have been trying out just as many new

one ones. Some were alright and some just ‘muah’. But sometimes you just accidentally come up

with a recipe that turns out to be amazing and sticks forever.

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Super Veggie Burger!

Tomato, tomato!

 

Enthousiastic burger eater as I am (not!), I found it a great challenge to make a typical veggie burger for this nice contest Heinz tomato ketchup came up with. It really might be worth considering sending your own special burger recipe to the link below. The well known Dutch chefRon Blaauw’ of the eponymous restaurant in Amsterdam, is, together with Heinz looking for the best homemade burger, to add it on the menu of his restaurant ‘Ron’s Gastrobar’ in Amsterdam. The announcement will be made at a major final event. Just think of it; your own incredibly tasty super duper (veggie!!) burger on the card! Wouldn’t that be something? Enter the contest and place your burger on the menu!

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Lovely Lentil Salad

Yes, it does rain in Ibiza. After months of incredible heat, it started to rain. Suddenly, and way too early, if we should believe the locals. Rain in august isn’t normal in Ibiza. And as much as we had, even totally rediculous.

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Soppa del dia

Una Soppa del dia de Ibiza

The fact that Veggie was on hold a bit, or a lot actually, was not because of a lack of my interest, or even inspiration.. not at all! But mainly because we decided to move from Amsterdam to Ibiza with our three kids, three horses, dog and a cat.

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Savoury quinoa & Kale pie

Quinoa and Kale, a love story

 

I read somewhere, I believe it was on Food52, that quinoa and kale were made for each other. I couldn’t agree more. Since Gwyneth Paltrow decided It was All Good, and created the loveable and super simple quinoa and kale recipe, topped with a fried egg, I have been eating this combo daily.

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Black rice paella

Mr. Anti-Oxident

 

So I missed out on Valentines day again. Although, last year I was just in time to come up with this little heart-beet recipe.. this year I decided to just skip it totally. And not without a reason to be honest.

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Spaghetti with beets, thyme, capers and mozzarella

We’re back and beautiful!

 

Wow! I’m so happy with our beautiful brand new site! I totally have to thank my sweety Nicolaas for the great job he did, the amazing logo he designed (which I immediately fell in love with), and his very professional approach. (Read: he totally ignored me when I disagreed on things like fonts, picture sizes / places etc. Which is, as it turned out, absolutely a good thing.)

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Sweet potato soup with cannellini beans and jalapeño’s

Dear veggie friends!

It’s a brand new year, and so a healthy and fresh start for all of us! With lots of great new recipes, but also with new ideas and projects to get busy with. In the past few weeks I have been thinking about the blog, and how to continue this upcoming year. Veggie Very Much has made it’s appearance in january 2013, so we’re alive and kicking for exactly a year now! It was a great foodie year, can’t say otherwise. I’ve read and learned (and talked!) so much about food, and how it can work for you, instead of against you. I had to find my way in the frequency of posting a new blog, when to photograph (daylight!), when to write (at night!), what to tell, and when to shut up!

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Kale salad with butternut squash, quinoa and sprouties

All the way, with kale

 

So, there we are. I FINALLY did it: I. Made. A. Kale. Recipe. And not just the one and only I knew: mashed potatoes with kale and gravy, the way my mom used to make it, (and the one I made a dozen times since, too.) Nope. This is a recipe with the new kale.

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3-way dip (to impress!)

My whole family knows by now that I am a sucker for good- and real food, as do my kids, my man, my friends, everyone. I can get utterly excited about food matters and everything that comes with it. Beautiful plates? I’m on it. A new revolutionary cookbook? Me, me, me! Special superfood recipes? Come to mama!

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Magical mushroom stew with cream of celeriac

Yes, there was a time I ate meat. I did. Not much, and never eagerly, but now and than I did, when my kids seemed to crave for smoked sausage for example, to go with their stew, or just a firm piece of steak. Organically of course, and always overloaded with vegetables (which I mainly ate), but still.. it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Black beans, creamy avocado, tomatoes & parsley

Hot beans on bread; seriously??

 

October really is some month for us! We have three birthdays in a row; starting with the youngest who just became two years old last week, followed by my oldest who turned 13, and last but not least: me! (Ow God, tomorrow!!) I think I have never been cooking, baking, mixing, stirring and trying new tastes more often, than I have last week.

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Spelt pasta with garlic-broccoli

No Gado Gado, I’m sorry.

Last weekend I visited my mom where my brother was staying over for dinner. He’s a real foody, and always willing to try and share new recipes. He had sacrificed himself to be the kitchen prince for the night, and had already done shopping. The counter was covered with fresh vegetables, (which were sooo appealing!!) but unfortunately, I couldn’t stay.

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Vegetarian chili with orange and spicy spices

Chili to love

I love my mom dearly. I really, really do. She is fun to be with, interesting and gorgeous, and always willing to support or help in any way. She just ain’t a great cook (I’m sorry mom). I grew up with mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy, which I loved by the way, but without a lot of variation. And when she was in a hurry, (again, sorry mom) she made me ‘Wonder mashed potatoes and vegetables’.

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Fabulous Farotto with kale and goat cheese

Fabulous Farotto (if you know how to make it!)

 

Every now and then I come across a recipe which is so good, with such a delicate or rich flavor, or just a texture which is completely new to me,  I’ll make it over and over again. And every time I make it, I’ll personalize it just a bit more. This farotto is one of them.

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Grilled pear salad, with arugula and goat cheese

Let’s enjoy fall with a great salad of grilled pear!

Autumn definitely has begun, with golden leaves falling from the trees and crisp air in the morning sun. God, that sounds like a poem, doesn;’t it? Though, I wasn’t enjoying it much the past week and a half, since I walked around like an old crippled woman. I’m just starting to recover a bit, I must say, since I bruised my ribs last week, kind of badly.

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Roasted vegetables with caper vinaigrette

Roasted vegetables. It won’t get any better..

 

If you’re looking for a pure, pure vegetable dish with incredible flavors, this recipe is the one. It just won’t get tastier than this.

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Easy quinoa with mushrooms, arugula and thyme

Day 2: Easy quinoa with mushrooms, arugula and thyme

Well, it’s official. After all the parties; the famous Dutch ‘Queens’- into ‘Kingsday’, the holiday of the kids with sleepovers and thus more get togethers with friends and drinks: it was time to just stop for a while. Get our bodies back in shape, get clean again and healthy. We decided to take a break on our grown habits: coffee in the morning, many products with gluten (bread, pasta’s, potatoes etc), dairy (cappuchino’s, cheeses..), our awesome glasses of Chardonnay (God, I miss you already), and all the other goods that go along.. (which might be vegetarian, but maybe not that healthy..)

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Baked chicory with orange butter sauce and red cabbage puree

Baked chicory with orange butter sauce and red cabbage puree

I think i had this piece of paper sticked to my fridge for about 6 or 7 months, before i actually descided to give it a try. I teared it out of my weekend edition newspaper, somewhere on a saturday or sunday afternoon, just because i loved the combination of colors, not realising it was actually a recipe, or no, better: a veggie recipe!

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Good mood food..

… alias hemp seeds (in an almost classic Ceasar Salad!)

In my search for the perfect balance of superfoods, hemp seeds are one of my favorites. I’m convinced, that based on ones specific diet, you don’t just need to eat áll the superfoods you can find in order to stay healthy. Many superfoods overlap nutritionally, and too much of all these goods might be a bit too much (and too expensive!!) But for vegans or vegetarians hemp seeds are one of the most valuable nutritions one can take. Being veggie or vegan means you need to get your B-vitamins from other sources than meat or dairy products. (I do eat dairy, but keep it to the very minimum. You can read here why. Organically grown eggs are absolute healthy to eat though.)

Rigatoni with capers and mint

An unforgettable pasta!

Making a pasta is one thing. But making a pasta for your friends and loved ones who will bag you for more please, is just a whole different story! For some reason, I thought this pasta was one of my first posts, but stupid me, that was a totally different one! (It was the penne with rosemary-tomato pesto, which is good too, by the way!) How could I withhold you of this awesome, most simple recipe with the great WOW effect, it always gives!

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Avocado & Mozzarella salad with Blueberries and Chimichurrie

Avocados for a vital and young skin!

Last few weeks I have been ridiculously busy with the blog. Reason is, we are redesigning it. There weill be a new logo, new layout and some additional features. I’m very happy that my sweet ega is such a creative all-round skilled boy scout; he’ll be doing all the designing and building himself. Though, I had to make clear what I had in mind, and what I’d find most important. In my (re)search I have been reading (foodblogs), Twittering, Pinning, Instagramming (is that yet a verb?) and Facebooking so much, that I was even dreaming in hashtags. That’s really weird, I can tell you.

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Penne met tomaat-rozemarijn pesto

Penne met tomaat-rozemarijn pesto

Als fervent pasta-eter, blijft dit toch wel één van de favorieten. Makkelijk, snel, gezond en het kán bijna niet mislukken. Daarnaast is het allerminst alledaags door de rozemarijn die de boventoon voert en doet deze pasta het altijd goed als er mensen komen eten. 

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Avocado met olijfolie en soja

Avocado met olijfolie en soja

Avocado’s zijn behalve ongelooflijk lekker, ook nog eens enorm gezond en kunnen beschouwd worden als superfood.

Paddestoelen op Toast

Paddenstoelen op Toast

Dat ‘paddenstoelen op toast’ niets nieuws is, weten we wel. Maar deze klassieker is zó lekker dat hij best telkens weer een beetje opnieuw mag worden uitgevonden. Je kunt er kleine hapjes van maken voor bij de borrel óf een geweldige lunch op zich. Dat laatste vind ik persoonlijk het lekkerst, want het delen van dit gerecht gaat mij niet heel goed af!

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Super soep van Knolselderij en Canellini bonen met Chermoula

Super soep van Knolselderij en Canellini bonen met Chermoula

Wat is er beter dan een geweldige soep als het buiten koud is? Precies, niets. Daar kan geen Mac tegenop! Dit is echt een super soep die nog eens extra op smaak gebracht wordt door de Chermoula.

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De échte Ratatouille!

De échte Ratatouille

Ik had al de hele week in mijn hoofd dat ik vanavond ratatouille wilde maken. En niet zómaar een ratatouille, maar dé ratatouille! Die uit de film ja! Het vergt even wat tijd, door het ‘slicen’ van alle ingrediënten en het maken van de saus, maar dan heb je wel zo’n ongelooflijke smaakbom te pakken, echt geweldig!

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Zalige salade van rode bietjes

Zalige salade van rode bietjes

Gister was weer zo’n dag dat er hier in huis alleen maar over eten gesproken werd. Lékker eten wel te verstaan. Mijn vriendin kwam met haar gezin de zondag opleuken met tassen vol lekkers en goede wijnen.

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Knisperverse salade van Quinoa, Avocado en Winterradijsjes

Knisperverse salade van Quinoa, Avocado en Winterradijsjes

Dat vandaag de hele dag de zon scheen moest natuurlijk gevierd worden. Óók al vroren buiten mijn tenen eraf, dat mocht de pret niet drukken.

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Snelle Vitaminebom!

Snelle Vitaminebom!

Natuurlijk is het leuk om tijd, effort en liefde te steken in het maken van gerechten. Maar niet alles hoeft lang te duren. Zeker als je niet al te veel tijd hebt, maar tóch even snel een glas gezondheid wil drinken, maak je deze supersnelle smoothie van rijstmelk, frambozen, kiwi en munt.

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Rodekool met gorgonzola en Du Puy linzen

Rodekool met gorgonzola en Du Puy linzen

Met linzen kun je eindeloos variëren, iets wat ik dan ook met verve doe. Salades, curry’s of soepen zijn allemaal prima aan mij besteed. En daarnaast vind ik linzen die zo uit een blikje komen ook heerlijk, al verklaard mijn vriend me meestal voor gek.

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Filled Portobello with goat cheese and thyme

Stuffed Portobello with goat cheese and thyme

I know this ain’t nothing new, but it’s too good not to mention. I often make these portobello’s because it’s done in a jiffy, and it’s such a good and tasty little snack!

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Awesome veggie Thai soup with Somen noodles and fresh herbs

Awesome veggie Thai soup with Somen noodles and fresh herbs

My daughter of 10 years old is not the best vegetable eater, (poor her with a mom like me!) in fact, she tries to avoid every possible situation in which she might, would, or should be eating vegetables at all.

Papardelle with fennel and juicy oranges

Papardelle with fennel and juicy oranges

Pasta freak as i am, i think i could easily make the ultimate ‘365-days pasta’ book. And happily enough i’m not the only one in our family who loves the numerous varieties of pasta.

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Beautiful green soup op garden peas and mint

Beautiful green soup op garden peas and mint

So it hit me, and it hit me hard; this horrible flue i thought i’d never get. But i did, and it took me a good week to get back on track. And when i did, i just promised myself not to get this ill ever again!

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Very irresistible Raspberry-Ricotta scones

Very irresistible Raspberry-Ricotta scones

By the way: these scones do like some mascarpone on top. I think you might too!

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Tripple color bean salad, with crispy mustard seeds

Triple color bean salad, with crispy mustard seeds

It’s really funny how the idea of a new dish comes to live. It always begins with the thought of one particular ingredient, (kind of obsessively actually) and once the idea has settled itself somewhere in my head, it’s almost impossible to get rid of it.

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Homemade ravioli filled with ricotta, arugula and lime

Homemade ravioli filled with ricotta, arugula and lime

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Amazing workshop at one of Holland’s best restaurants ‘De Librije’

Amazing workshop at one of Holland’s best restaurants ‘De Librije’

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Risotto with carrots, mushrooms and celery

It’s time to Risotto!

There is one type of food, (or no, two actually; pasta counts as well) which is ALWAYS good, and tadaa.. that’s risotto.

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Homemade pesto

The very best pesto is the one you make yourself!

Oh yeah, this is for sure my daughters favorite. I have no clue how often i’ve made fresh pesto for Juney, but i probably don’t want to know either, thinking i’m the most boring person in the world.

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Happy Veggie Valentine’s day!

Happy Veggie Valentine’s day!

It’s really not that i’m that fond of Valentine’s Day. Really i’m not ;-)

Very (really very) tasty Spinach-cheese melt sandwich

Very (really very) tasty Spinach-cheese melt sandwich

Mm, i wasn’t sure what to make today, though i had in mind it had to be a sandwich, and so i looked up some old recipes i used to make way back with my brother.

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Tomato-Cress sandwich

Not really a recipe, but just an awesome combination!

No, i know. This is not really a recipe, but just a great tip for lunch! (or breakfast, or any given time)

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Good neighbours, great chocolate.

Good neighbours, great chocolate.

My neighbour friend happens to be a PR lady in the foodsection, which i didn’t know, until we had a nice evening at her place, where she invited us for a great soup and some lovely wines. With the babyphone plugged in, we told each other what we do.

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Slightly different, old-fashioned pea-soup

Slightly different, old-fashioned pea-soup

This very wintery recipe needs to be made and eaten before springs pops in!!

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Happy couscous with eggplant and zucchini

Happy couscous with eggplant & zucchini

Oh my, it’s incredible what a little sun can do for ones mood! These last few days where amazing.

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Ridiculously good green Minestrone!

Let the sun shine in!

As i write this, we are at day 24 of our so called ’30-day-elimination-diet’ and are appreciating our new way of living, more and more each day. I think not drinking alcohol, or coffee for that matter, really makes a difference, but not eating gluten just changes everything. I really feel ‘thin’ and energised. Not that I’ve ever been ‘big’, but the bloated- and full feeling, I often felt at the end of the day, is as good as gone. And besides that, my skin finally starts to look the way it’s supposed to be: healthy and shiney!

Spinach-arugula salad with oven roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and croutons

Let’s pretend it’s summer!

As happy as I was last week with the first sign of spring, as dreary it is again today. Just went outside for some skating in the park with my kids, but went straight home when my ears started to freeze off. There is this saying in Holland, which goes like this:

Filled Pasta Shells with lemon-ricotta and caremelized mushrooms

Taste Explosion!

Even my kids couldn’t recist the zesty mushrooms, and that’s really something.

Lentil salad with roasted cauliflower and mushrooms

Lentil salad with roasted cauliflower and mushrooms

It was  my ‘one-can-of-lentils-a-day-period’, which i somehow just get; those cravings for one particular ingrediënt.

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The vegetarian version of ‘The Authentic’ Pasta Bolognese!

Oh, so tasty & fine!

Not wanting to eat meat doesn’t necessarily makes me want to eat fake meat instead. However, I do not live alone, and I’m the only ‘real’ vegetarian in this household.

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Creamy risotto with peas & greens

Day 4: some backup information about the 30-day-challenge!

I have to admit, at the moment i suffer from headaches more than ever, but i’m convinced it is because of the fact my body is detoxing and getting rid of all the toxics, which have accumulated in my body in the course of years. Still, with a lot of joy we’re pleased to continue our mission, and keep up the good work for another 26 days! This risotto will give you the same joy as a decadent creamy, cheesy risotto, but than without all the no-go stuff!
I did some research about the restrictions that we have set for ourselves and would love to share this with you.

Spicy Roasted Chickpea salad

Eat yourself healthy and beautiful

As mentioned before, beans and legumes are absolutely one of my favourite things to eat, and especially chickpeas are high on the list. Not only are they incredibly tasty in many different ways (think humous, salads, soups, dough etc.) they are also very, very healthy.

Asparagus-Gruyere tart

Finally, the official asparagus season has begun!

Finally! Yesterday the asparagus season has started officially, which means we can cook, grill, chop, steam or mix these green or white fellows, until the 24th of june. And despite the fact we’ll still be able to buy them off season, that just won’t be as much fun. The’ll be more expensive and not locally, which you for sure will be able to taste. So now is the time to get them and prepare them in tons of ways!

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Oeuf Cocotte

Bonjour!

With a family of five, breakfast can be a real pain in the ass. Most days during the week we’re in a hurry, (i don’t know why, my alarm -and the little one- goes off at 7 o’clock, but we still don’t make it) which makes it a challenge over and over again, to get something healthy into every mouth, get them dressed properly and to get those backpacks filled in time. I guess we’re just an average family.

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Quinoa Caprese with tagliatelle from zucchini

Let’s combine some great combinations!

Just like tomatoes, basil and mozzarella seem to be made for each other, the combination of zucchini and tomatoes is quite outstanding too!
I used to make the tagliatelle from zucchini dish often for my kids, when they where younger; it was a great way to have them eat veggies without the sour faces. And the nice thing is, it’s such a pure dish, it’s incredibly easy and absolutely rich in flavor.

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Ricotta-tomato pie

Hangover pie!

We just had the loveliest weekend ever. The weather was incredible, and reached unbelievable temperatures which is quite un-Dutch, especially when you have a wedding! Our outfits were absolutely stunning (it’s true!) and a weekend without kids was – though we love them to the bones -let’s say, a blast!