What I Eat…

That’s right! Time for an oldie but a goodie here on the blog: a what I eat blog post. I haven’t done one of these in YEARS! A few years ago I had some stomach issues and I found that what I ate had a lot to do with how I was feeling and so…

Recent eats

If you’ve followed this space for a long time, then you’ll know that I used to lots of food related posts. A few years ago, when I first discovered I had a sensitivity to wheat, I went out and tried so many different meals. But now that I have found my mojo, I just haven’t…

Why I substitute milk

Milk: a controversial food. A few years ago, I stopped drinking milk and as time as gone on, I find myself consuming less and less traditional milk. Sure, I still have dairy and am by no means vegan. But something has put me off milk in recent years and I thought it was time to…

What I eat #30

Time to show you some food pictures! This is an overview of most of my summer time foods. There aren’t as many pictures as usual, as I also showed you a full week in food when I did a short stint of low carb and sugar free eating in August. You can see those meals…

Why I love peanut butter

What’s not to love about peanut butter? I think it is hands down one of my favorite foods and I always make sure to keep a jar in my cupboards. I’ve branched out in the past and tried other nut butters, almond butter being a particular favorite, but nothing holds a candle to a generous…

What I eat in a week

So a few weeks ago I told you I was going low carb and sugar free as much as possible for 2 weeks. And I thought that it would be a good opportunity to show you what I then eat. So I took pictures here and there throughout the week to show you what my…

Going low carb & sugar free

Well for 2 weeks that is. These past few weeks, because life just got super busy, I wasn’t all that much into healthy eating. Add on numerous outings, birthdays and other occasions that warrant yummy food of the not so healthy variety and I got to a point where I felt bloated and tired again….

Why I started drinking coffee

Are you a coffee drinker? I wasn’t until very recently. I never really liked the taste and a few times after trying it for the first time, I even felt a bit sick afterwards. Needless to say, coffee was never my favorite, I rather stuck to tea instead. But in past year or so I…

Food staples

You know those foods that you always make sure you keep around? Yup, you know the ones, those I would consider my food staples. They are foods I will replace the minute they run out and ideally, I’d make sure I keep a few backups as well just in case. From fruits and vegs to…

Smoked salmon salad

One of my favorite ingredients to chuck into a salad? Smoked salmon. It is just a great way to add some protein to a meal and to add lots and lots of flavor. Today I’m talking you through some of my favorite combinations. Smoked salmon salad

Smoothie combinations

This time of year, I love a good smoothie. I always try to make mine filling so they can substitute entire meals. Over the years, I’ve tried many different recipes and combinations and I have come to find a couple that I like the most. Smoothie combinations

What I Eat #29

I used to take daily pictures of my plates of food, but lately I mostly just forget. This is why this overview spans what I ate in the past 6 months or so, starting in early December. That is a long period of time, so this by no means is an exact representation of the…

Food haul

I’ve really been trying to be more diligent about my eating patterns again. After having dabbled in low carbing, and going completely wheat free, things improved greatly and I found that I could eat anything I want again without too much discomfort. But that did mean that I went a little overboard. So late last…

Recipe: Healthier Hamburgers

I love my comfort food and from time to time I like to cook up a feast in the form of hamburgers. But where I would usually make that with a bun and loads of different toppings, I figured that you could easily change things up. Inspired by a Blogilates recipe, I decided to replace…

Recipe: Banana-coconut cake (wheat & sugar free)

A healthy cake? When I spotted this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I’ve been meaning to do some more baking again, but I just haven’t had the time to find new recipes to try. Until I spotted this that is. I found it on a random health website, which linked to this…

Wheat free substitutes

For a few years now I have mostly been on a wheat free diet. Back in 2013 I discovered wheat messed too much with my system and that’s when I started experimenting with substituting wheat. By now I have found quite a few products that I love using instead of wheat. Wheat is still the…

Raspberry ripple cheesecake

Recipe time! For a fun music filled night with friends last weekend, I decided to do some baking again. I love to bake, but don’t get to do it enough. Time is an issue, but since I usually have to eat everything by myself, it isn’t a great idea as well. So that’s why my…

What I eat #28

It’s been months since I last showed you some of my meals, but don’t worry: I still eat! I just haven’t been interested in taking too many pictures of my daily grub. So it’s taken a lot longer than usual for me to put together a What I Eat blog post. Some of these meals…

Recipe: Sticky chicken & curly sweet potato fries

Long time no recipe! And today’s recipe is a different type from what I usually post. I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I just need comfort food, especially if it’s cold outside. One of my favorite comfort foods that is certainly NOT good for you but still entirely delicious (though it looks gross until…

Recipe: Roasted chickpea salad

I’ve been totally into my quinoa salads, but one key ingredient in them is a bunch of roasted chickpeas. So I figured that my next variation on the quinoa theme shouldn’t focus on the quinoa, but on the chickpeas. This is a salad that has loads of leafy greens and some great flavors packed into…

Recipe: Pumpkin-pepper-lentil soup

If there is one recipe that screams fall, it’s a pumpkin soup. Because I already posted my recipe for a straight up pumpkin soup, I decided to change it up this time. Plus it has been a while since I last posted that recipe. So today I’m bringing you a pumpkin soup with a bit…

Quick & easy foods

I’m pretty sure many of you are busy like me. Who isn’t busy these days? And I don’t know about you, but one thing that suffers in busy times is meal planning. I’m trying to be better about it again and have succeeded so far. However, there are still days where I need to have…

Recipe: Mozzarella salad

Salads are such quick and easy meals to make and especially when temperatures rise, it is the best convenience food. This week we’re having quite the Indian summer, and so what better moment to share one of my favorites? Think of it as an amped up salad caprese: there’s still the mozzarella, basil and tomato…

Essential kitchen appliances

Would you think me a bore if I showed you my favorite tools for cooking? Even if you do, that’s exactly what I will be doing today. Now, I don’t have the fanciest of appliances, but I have ones that work, most have lasted me a good while and I simply couldn’t imagine my kitchen…

Crockery update

My selection of dishware was in for a much needed update. I had had the same plates for years and many of them had cracked and when I smashed a matching bowl I decided it was high time for a crockery update. I went with a complete mishmash of different lines, available from different stores….

Recipe: another quinoa salad

Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for a quinoa salad with roasted chickpeas. This recipe was such a success, I’ve even had people recreate it, tagging me on Instagram! I decided to try my hand at a different quinoa salad, with lots of greens and feta cheese for some added protein. Quinoa salad…

The 3 ingredient salad

The 3 ingredient salad. A staple in my food arsenal. I haven’t had one in a while, but back when I was super strict with my no wheat/ no grains mantra, I had these on the regular. The reason why I am posting about it now, is because I need to get back on track…

What I Eat #27

Whelp, it’s been 2 months since I posted one of my What I Eat food diaries. I simply forget to take pictures of my meals so often. Also because I feel I’ve already shared so many things on here, that I don’t feel I have that much new to add to the mix. But a…

Current tea stash

Tea is by far one of my favorite drinks and I blog about my favorite brands from time to time. With summer approaching, I found myself with a very well-stocked tea collection, which made me think: I don’t think I have shown all of my teas together for some time. I think I did one…

How to cook from scratch

I love a good home cooked meal. Perhaps because it is something I grew up with (thanks mom!), or because it is simply something I started to enjoy doing over time. I was a disastrous cook when I moved out at the tender age of 18. By now, I throw 5-course dinner parties for friends…

Recipe: Vegetarian pasta

I have another great, quick and easy recipe for you today. This one will be an all vegetarian pasta, probably even vegan though I didn’t check whether the pasta in this dish would be suitable for that. But you could simply sub that for a vegan variety if need be. In short, this post will…

Recipe: quinoa & roasted chickpea salad

I’ve been hitting that salad bandwagon again. I think I had salad every single day for 2 years straight. And then I grew tired of it. Instead, I started having leftover meals for lunch. Which worked quite nicely, but ever since temperatures have been rising ever so slightly, I’ve been trying some different salads again….

Meal prep 101

When you’re on the go as much as me, it’s best to try and bring your own food as much as possible. I like packing my own lunches which means I prep my food in advance so I can take it with me to work. I don’t meal prep for an entire week. I just…

What to eat when you go wheat free

It’s been more than three years that I announced to the world that I would embark on a wheat free diet. I took the picture below, wrote this blog post and got started. For some time I spent hours researching what I could eat and for a long time I thought that only if I…

Recipe: pesto potatoes with roasted chicken

What do you do when you have some spare pesto left in the fridge? Well you try and come up with a slightly different use of course. Where I love my pesto pasta both warm and cold, I decided to change it up ever so slightly and add it to a potato/ veggie mix. I…

10 Food items I always keep stocked in my kitchen

When you start getting into making more home cooked meals, you’ll find it handy to make sure you always have a few items on hand. Items that you have to keep stocked up on no matter what you do or how much food you go through. These staple foods can easily round up to becoming…

Courgetti with creamy sauce & veggies

Already shown in my What I Eat #26 blog post last week, but today I am bringing you the recipe of one of the meals I featured in that blog post. The other week I tried out something new for me. Well, not completely new, as I have been having courgette turned into noodles for…

What I Eat #26

Lately, I’ve been trying to be a bit more into what I eat again. Where during winter time, I feel lazy and barely have the energy to cook meals, spring time means trying more foods and preparing more home cooked meals again. Below you can find an overview of some meals I had during the…

Recipe: spaghetti with creamy spinach-avocado sauce

This week, I have a new pasta recipe for you. I can’t remember how I decided to add avocado to my pasta sauce, but I read about it somewhere and decided to try it out. This version is vegetarian, but if you use more avocado and leave out the cream, you can easily turn this…

The 80-20 principle

Having a healthy relationship with food, is essential to a healthy, yet fun lifestyle. Last January I already told you something about how I try to maintain that balance between living healthy, yet also indulging in the good life. At that time, I mentioned the 80-20 principle. Today, I would like to tell you a…

Recipe: pasta salad with pesto and salmon

Last week I got the question when I would post another delicious salad recipe again. So today I am bringing you this quick and easy pasta salad. I make pasta salads in many variations, but this is one of my favorites. It is super easy to make, but pasta salads do require a little more…

How to get past cravings

Everybody has them, everybody struggles with them: cravings! Those moments in the day where you know you’re not hungry, but where you just feel you could have something to eat. Because you want to, because your body tells you to. But why does your body tell you to? Have you ever wondered? I used to…

Recipe: creamy spaghetti

You know I love my quick and easy meals and today I have another recipe for you that will give you just that. Pasta is always a good idea in my book, and combined with cooking cream, some ham and plenty of veggies, you can do no wrong. This is my recipe for a creamy…

Wheat intolerance update

It’s been a LOOONG time since I told you about my suspected wheat intolerance. More than 2.5 years ago to be exact. I have shared some wheat free recipes here and there, but I haven’t properly told you about how things are going and where I stand. Today I felt like giving you an update….

Recipe: cajun chicken salad

Salads boring? Nah, not in the least bit. The good thing about salads is that you can put together anything you want. One of my favorite salads is centered around cajun marinated chicken. All you need is some lovely veggies and you’re ready to go! It’s quick, it’s easy and healthy and delicious to boot….

Pukka tea

My favorite tea brand is Twinings, but when I found Pukka at my local organic supermarket, it became an instant second favorite. Twinings will forever hold a soft spot, but Pukka does some amazing flavors that are great for any time of day. To top it off, their teas are organic and some even fair…

Recipe: red cabbage with apples

I hardly share any traditional Dutch recipes on here. That’s because I ate traditional food for such a long time. By the time I lived on my own and had to prepare my own meals, I was so fed up with it, that I all but banned it from my life. There are a few…

Tea mugs & other tea accessories

I am a tea aficionado. What other people have with coffee, I have with tea. I love trying different teas, different brands and different flavors. I have my favorites (Twinings & Pukka are my ultimate number ones), but with a love for tea, doesn’t just come the product, but also everything that surrounds it. From…

Weekly groceries

It’s been a while since I showed my weekly groceries. I showed it twice before, both of which were in 2014 (here & here). I pretty much buy roughly the same foods still, but it has changed a little bit since then. In 2013, I decided to go wheat free and for the most part…

Recipe: Chorizo, Rice & Beans

Call it my version of a paella type dish, or just call it a nutritious power house: whatever you may call this, it is a tasty little dish that you can throw together in under 30 minutes that is packed with flavor, tons of goodness and a little bit of naughtiness. Wanna know how to…