A healthy relationship with food

I posted the below picture to my Instagram last Friday night. I was craving something sweet and on my way home from a massage I went to the store and picked up some B&J. Bad, yes. But satsifying? Yes, yes, tripled yes! When it comes to food, it is all about making the right choices…

Recipe: wheat free pancakes

Sometimes the most random days can lead to great things. One day I decided I wanted to make pancakes, but I didn’t have the proper ingredients to make traditional pancakes and I wasn’t feeling like making a batch of banana + egg pancakes. For a while I had been thinking of creating a traditional style…

What I Eat #25

Let’s start off the new year with an overview of some of the meals I ate during the past few months. Most of these I shared on my Instagram account, but there are also several things in here that I just snapped a picture of, but didn’t post anywhere else before. However, if you are…

Recipe: Spaghetti bolognese

If you’ve seen my recipes, then you know I am a big fan of easy recipes that are fairly quick to make as well. I have been having vacation this past week, which meant I had a little bit more time on my hands than usual to cook a delicious meal. I thought this turned…

Best foods to eat when you’re sick

I have been sick for the past few days. What started with headaches and a general feeling of fatigue at the start of last week, turned into a full blown throat infection this past weekend. By now it is certainly on its way out, but since I was feeling a little rough I thought what…

Recipe: broccoli lentil soup

This time of year is the best time for making soups. One of my favorite types of soup to make is a lentil soup. I already shared a recipe for a red lentil, pepper & sweet potato soup earlier this year. But lately I’ve been experimenting more with using green lentils. My favorite combo? A…

Teapigs tea

If you know me than you know that tea is pretty much all I drink at home. In summer I switch it up with some water just to stay hydrated, but 90% of the time I will be having a cup of tea. It is my favorite drink, because it comes in so many different…

Recipe: cheap & easy roasted cauliflower

Sometimes, I like to keep my cooking very very simple and basic. After having had too many potatoes growing up, I now only eat them occasionally and I like to change up the everlasting Dutch tradition of potatoes-veggies-meat by preparing my food in a slightly different way.

Wheat free on a budget

When I first started my wheat free diet, I spent quite a bit of money on groceries. For one, because I wanted to try lots of new foods. But also because many alternatives available 2 years ago, were only sold by organic supermarkets and that is a lot more expensive than the regular one. By…

Recipe: chili con carne

When I found myself craving meat all of a sudden a few weeks ago, I knew instantly what I was going to make. I hadn’t had chili in a long time. Rice was one of the foods that my stomach didn’t agree with, but since I have been doing pretty okay these past few months…

Adding protein to your diet

Making sure you get all the nutrients you need in your diet is important. Especially since I have started working out a bit more again since I got back from vacation, I have found that my body is craving two things: protein and carbs. After a few weeks of working out more steadily again I…

Tapas for four

It has been a while since I threw a dinner party for some friends, but last Saturday I threw one again. My plans had to be altered slightly because I had been sick for 2 weeks. Friday was the first day on which I felt better and when I cook dinner for 4, I have…

Savory & sweet cheese salad

Salads have been a go to meal for me for years now and I have come across some great combinations. My general rule of thumb is to add plenty of greens in the shape of lettuce and spinach and then pack with with more veggies with my basis usually being tomatoes and cucumbers. I like…

Recipe: Apple-cranberry breakfast crumble

A perfect breakfast for fall? A homemade apple-cranberry breakfast crumble. Especially when served warm, this crumble is a delicious taste if you are in for a change of your usual morning meal. There’s some sweetness, some tartness, some crunchiness and let’s not forget about the massive amount of yumminess this brings together. And it really…

Plastic free on the go

Don’t feed the plastic monster! That is the slogan for the Plastic Free Tuesday campaign. A slogan I wholeheartedly agree with. Although I am may not be as fanatic about my plastic waste reduction as some people, I am trying to do my bit. I have been refusing plastic bags wherever I can and in…

Recipe: Broccoli soup w/ bacon bits

It is fall which means that soups are high on my list to be made when it comes to cooking. A soup that I still wanted to try, was a broccoli soup. I used a basic broccoli soup recipe that I found on a random website, but since that used flour to bind the soup,…

What I eat #24

Since the last What I Eat dates back to June, I thought we needed another one to round up summer. I keep finding it harder and harder to gather pictures for these. When it comes to the different meals I prepare, I still make a good variety, but there seems to be less of a…

Weekly meal plans

One way to control your food intake is to write down everything you eat. Or at least, so we’re told by countless magazines and food experts. In a way to try and get insight in what I eat, how much, and when, I decided to keep track of what I ate for 6 weeks leading…

Recipe: Banana oatmeal cookies

Quick and easy snacks that are tasty and healthy are always high on my list. I searched high and low for unsweetened cookies and when I couldn’t find exactly that, I decided to create my own. This recipe is thus a mixture of wild guesses, and based on several different recipes I found online. Banana…

Getting my butt into gear

So for the past year one of my main goals has been to try and get back into shape. In 2013 I was in the best shape of my life, but then I was unfortunately tackled by exhaustion through work which rendered working out a futile attempt. As a result, my fitness level plummeted to…

Recipe: Rocky Road

One of the most indulgent treats on the planet? Rocky Road! I first discovered this at Starbucks, but I figured that it should be something that is easy to make yourself. Once I had found a recipe that worked, I have made this several times, and served to my friends when I celebrated my birthday…

Recipe: Pasta with green beans & blue cheese

After all those vacation blog posts, this week, we are back on track to the regular programme. And that means it’s time for another food blog and this time I have super delicious, yet easy and quite cheap recipe for you. I have been making this for years. It was a dish I found in…

Bread baking adventures

Last winter I decided I wanted to try and bake bread. Since I cannot eat a lot of wheat bread, because I am wheat intolerant, and I miss eating bread from time to time, I thought it would make for some variation. So I bought myself some gluten free, wheat free bread mix and set…

Recipe: Hummus

One of my favorite things to eat is some veggies with a hummus dip. I take some with me to work and then have them as a mid afternoon snack. However, hummus is also great as a spread on crackers or bread with some alfalfa on top. In any case, hummus is super versatile and…

Recipe: easy tuna salad

In summer, I am all about quick and easy recipes. Salads are thus some of my favorite meals to have. Be it lunch or dinner, salads can be eaten all day long. At least, that is my humble opinion. And they are perfect for summer! There are many fresh ingredients around at that time and…

Recipe: Rhubarb

There are many different ways of eating rhubarb. A strange vegetable really: its stems are edible, but its leaves are poisonous and it is part of the nightshade family of vegetables. I personally love rhubarb the way my mom always made if for me when I was little. It is the easiest recipe ever. All…

How to sneak veggies into every meal

A little while ago, I made it my mission to try and eat more vegetables. How? Really easy: by making vegetables part of almost every meal I ate during the day. Whether I was having a snack, a smoothie, breakfast, lunch or dinner: I made sure there were vegetables involved. And this is how I…

Recipe: black bean brownies with raspberries

Brownies & black beans: who knew they would be such a great combination? I had heard of black bean brownies before, but I had never come across a recipe, nor had I ever tasted them anywhere. But when I was on the hunt for some new recipes to try again that contain no wheat and…

Recipe: Zoodles with Cauliflower Alfredo sauce

Looking to eat more vegetables without noticing? One thing you can do is to substitute your pasta for zoodles and your cream sauce for a cauliflower sauce. This recipe is a) quick, b) easy and c) 100% vegetables. You can make this vegan if you like, but you can also go with the vegetarian version…

Recipe: strawberry banana breakfast bars

When it comes to breakfast I mostly stick to the same old yoghurt with some condiments. But I try to change things up from time to time. So when I spotted these wheat free, gluten free, sugar free strawberry banana breakfast bars, I was instantly intrigued. The recipe was so successful that I thought I’d…

What I Eat #23

Time to show you what I’ve been eating again. I have been spending quite some time in my kitchen again these past few weeks and I’ve been cooking up a storm. Mainly because I’ve decided it is time for me to make some healthier choices again. I find that making my own food and snacks…

Recipe: Better-for-you flapjacks

When I visited my friend Alison in the UK, we bought ourselves some flapjacks from ASDA and had them for breakfast when we took a trip to Llandudno. I absolutely loved them and when I got home I tried finding a recipe immediately. Traditional flapjacks are made with oats, golden syrup and butter. I decided…

Wheat free staple foods

When anyone decides to cut out a food from their diet, no matter the reason, the first thing we do is look for replacements for it. I’ve seen vegans looking for ways to fill the void of having no yoghurt and myself, I have been trying to fill the void that is wheat. For more…

Recipe: pesto pasta

For today’s food blog post I thought we’d go back to basics. I used to make pesto pasta a ton when I was a student as it is a quick and easy meal which is also budgetproof. However, the past few years, I have been cutting down on the amount of pasta I eat, so…

Updated recipe: breakfast muffins

Remember how I made some breakfast muffins last year? Well, I made them again and this time tweaked the recipe and I like them even better now. I mainly made them more simple and with ingredients that I will always have lying about. The first version was a bit soggy and dry in the middle….

Substituting sugar

When it comes to food, it is sugar that is my true nemesis. I can steer clear of fatty and salty foods very easily, but the sweet stuff is what gets me every time. White, refined sugar is now deemed a major culprit in the battle against being overweight and some studies have found it…

Recipe: Chocolate-coconut date bars

I am always looking for healthy snacks that will satisfy my sweet tooth but that don’t contain too much added sugar. One such snack are these chocolate-coconut date bars. They are void of added sugars, use only 4 ingredients and given the right amount of tools or prep work can be whipped up in less…

Recipe: The savory-sweet salad

It is no secret that I love my salads and when it comes to making salads there is no rhyme or reason to my methods. I simply chuck some things I like together and see if I like it. In my salad making endeavors, I thus came across some unexpected yet, nonetheless delicious combinations of…

What I Eat #22

It’s been a while again, so time to show you what I’ve been eating in the past few months. Since January I had a lot of social gatherings, which makes it harder for me to stick to my regular mojo of wheat free eating. I did alright though, but I do feel that some of…

Recipe: How to make sushi

If you have seen my What I Eat posts in the past, you will know that a dish that I make quite regularly is sushi. Sushi is my favorite food. However, good sushi doesn’t come cheap, so sometimes I’ll opt for making it myself. It is cheaper and a very satisfying, being quite laborious process….

10 healthy snacks

If you’re anything like me than you know that cravings are a major deal breaker when it comes to what you eat. So what to eat when you’re feeling hungry but it’s not yet time for a full meal? And what are some easy on-the-go snacks that you can grab and take with you wherever…

Recipe: Lentil-pepper-sweet potato soup

A food I have only recently gotten into is lentil soup. I had been meaning to try it for ages, but the idea of lentils always put me off. They have a bit of an ‘image’ problem I think and I just didn’t think they could be tasty. But I read more and more about…

5x favorite salads

Now that the weather is warming up, I find myself craving one of my staple foods again: salad. All winter I stuck with leftovers for lunch as salads just didn’t seem to give me what I needed. I was content just chucking leftover soup or risotto into my bag and heat it up in the…

Recipe: chicken pesto salad wraps

For years I had salad for lunch. But after a while I got bored with having them every single day at work and also the fact that I am now traveling for longer means that bringing a salad isn’t always the best idea. Then I had an idea to make a salad wrap. Instead of…

Foods I started eating since I cut wheat

‘But what do you eat when you don’t eat any wheat?’ This may be the question I am asked most by my peers, colleagues, family and well basically anyone who I tell about the fact that I don’t eat wheat. I haven’t for 2 years now and of course, there are times when you simply…

The perfect omelet

Eggs have become a staple food ever since I stopped eating too many grains. When I first dabbled in low carb eating, they became a quick yet satisfying meal. I eat them fried, boiled, poached, stir fried, sunny side up and even disguised as muffins. But my favorite way of eating eggs is by turning…

How to plan meals when you’re busy

I lead a busy life, and I’m sure there’s many of you out there who do too. I have no time to cook during the week, as I’m up early and home late and then on my way to the gym before I let myself get too tired to not go. My everlasting question therefore…

What I Eat #21

It’s only been 2 months since I last showed an overview of what I’ve been eating, but I’ve been doing quite a bit of cooking and so I have a few meals to show you again. No breakfasts this time, but I already told you everything about my daily breakfast last week. Most of it…

The two-part breakfast

‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, is a saying often heard. Yet I find it hard to eat a full blown breakfast at 6 AM in the morning. A bit later in the day it is no problem for me, but first thing with an early start I cannot eat too much….