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Fig Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding

This Fig Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding with pomegranate seeds and pistachio nuts is infused with the aromatic and fragrant flavours of the Middle East. Green cardamom is great in desserts. It has a spicy, herbal, citrusy character and works really with vanilla, pomegranate and pistachio. Figs and pomegranate are two of my favourite fruits. They work really well together but are also great with pistachios and almonds. This decadent Fig Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding is a great way to indulge yourself with something sweet and delicious while staying healthy at the same time.Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

These no-bake Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies taste delicious and are great as a healthy sweet treat or dessert. I made them for the first time during our Mindfulness Retreat in Friesland last weekend. I wanted to create a healthy, (refined) sugar-free dessert for our retreat guests. I found this recipe for Raw Hazelnut Chai Brownies on Green Kitchen Stories and I decided to tweak the recipe a little and give my own twist to these easy-to-make brownies. By adding ground hazelnuts to the recipe and more cacao powder they become more firm in texture, almost like a fudge, and have a stronger chocolate flavour. Read More

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

This Mango Coconut Chia Pudding makes a great high-protein breakfast or a lovely sweet and healthy dessert. I love these little chia coconut puddings, They are so easy to make and they are nourishing and delicious. The dried mango adds a rich flavour to the pudding. The coconut yoghurt adds a clean, fresh flavour and gives the pudding a lovely smooth and creamy texture. Chia seeds are a source of complete protein with all the 8 essential amino acids. They are also a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants, calcium and potassium. Read More

Pickled Red Onions

I love the crispy, sweet and sour taste of these summer Pickled Red Onions. They are very easy to make and a great addition to any meal. They do not only add great flavour, a beautiful freshness and spiciness, but they also help support digestion. I often have a hard time digesting raw onions. It often upsets my stomach and makes me feel bloated. Pickled Red Onions are a great way to enjoy onions without any digestive upset. Due to the process of fermentation, pickled onions contain beneficial enzymes and bacteria that aid digestion and support overall healthRead More

Mango Pico de Gallo

This Mango Pico de Gallo is clean and refreshing. It’s amazing with corn tortilla chips or tacos. I love the freshness of this fresh mango salsa. Mango, lime and cilantro are some of my favourite ingredients and they work so well together. The juicy and fragrant mango adds a lovely sweetness and adds to all the summer flavours. You can make this salsa ahead of time. By letting it rest, all the different flavours blend together and have time to develop. It’s so delicious! Take the Mango Pico de Gallo with you to the park for a picnic or a barbecue or serve it with homemade tacos.Read More

Fresh Tomato Salsa

This Fresh Tomato Salsa is tantalizingly refreshing and is amazing with corn tortilla chips or tacos. It’s based on a recipe for a fresh Mexican salad called Pico de Gallo. This recipe calls for wild baby tomatoes but you can use any tomato you like. I just love all the different colours flavours and textures of the wild tomatoes. It makes this salsa look even more bright and colourful. You can not go wrong with this recipe. It always tastes great and it takes very little time to make. Take it with you to the park for a picnic or barbecue or serve it with homemade tacos.Read More

Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

This vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait is rich and indulgent and contains all my favourite summer flavours. Strawberries and rhubarb are in season now and I cannot get enough of them. Rhubarb is quite tart and tangy on its own. The best way to eat rhubarb is to add ripe sweet fruits like strawberries, apples, peaches or cherries. Rhubarb and strawberry is a classic combination. This time I made a rhubarb-strawberry compote to add to my breakfast parfait with yoghurt, overnight oats and granola. I love all the different flavours and textures. Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

This super easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge melts in your mouth and . It’s creamy, buttery, rich and delicious and made 100% without refined sugar and dairy. I have added just a little sea salt flakes to give the fudge a slight salted caramel flavour. The chocolate peanut butter flavours lingers in your mouth after taking a bite. It feels decadent. Yet you could argue that this melt-in-your-mouth fudge is healthy, even very healthy. Read More

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

I love the fresh and clean taste of Vietnamese Summer Rolls. They are the perfect bites for summer. I even have become a bit addicted to them lately. They are so easy and quick to make and you can use all your favourite ingredients. Basically, you can use anything you have in your fridge and combine as you like. Vietnamese Summer Rolls are also fun to eat and share with friends. You can lay out all the fresh ingredients on the table and let everyone create their own summer rolls. Read More

Mango Hemp Protein Bars

These Mango Hemp Protein Bars taste absolutely amazing, are easy to make and provide your body with essential nutrients to keep you going. These high-carb and high-protein bars can also help you speed up your recovery after a work-out. The carbs in the form of mango and dates help restore glycogen levels immediately after a work-out. After a workout you also need protein to help your muscles recover faster. It’s important to eat a high carb high protein snack within 20 minutes of your workout. Read More

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are the best oatmeal cookies ever! They are a such a great and easy healthy alternative to store-bought cookies. They are refined sugar-free, very quick to make and only contain natural ingredients. For weeks I have been baking many different batches to find the perfect cookie but these are the ones that made it across the finishing line. I love the fact that are gooey and chewy.Read More

Vegan Carrot Halva

This Vegan Carrot Halva is based on a popular Indian dessert called gajar ka halwa. It resembles a sweet rice pudding or rice porridge. For this carrot porridge, grated carrots are cooked very slowly, until you get a mushy, porridge-like consistency. Carrot halva is traditionally made with milk, ghee and cream. For my Vegan Carrot Halva I have used coconut rice milk and coconut oil instead of dairy. It tastes absolutely amazing served warm with a generous scoop of ice-cream and some roasted almonds and coconut flakes on top. Read More

Cashew Raisin Chickpea Balls

These sweet Cashew Raisin Chickpea Balls are inspired by an Indian sweet called Besan Ladoo. They remind me a little bit of halva, the nutty and crumbly Middle-Eastern dessert usually made from tahini (sesame paste) or nut butter. The chickpea flour used for these balls gets a similar nutty flavour and crunchy texture once toasted. The cashew nuts are toasted along with the chickpea flour which gives the cashews an intense, caramel-like flavour. The raisins add a nice chewy and gooey bite. Read More

Silky Smooth Pink Smoothie

This Silky Smooth Pink Smoothie makes an amazing lunch. You won’t believe how creamy and delicious this smoothie is. The avocado and banana gives this smoothie texture but it also makes it filling enough for a meal. If you are struggling with green smoothies, this is a great way ease yourself into the business of smoothie making. This smoothie also makes a great post-workout smoothie and will help replenish your muscles and speed up your recovery. Read More

Espresso Date Chocolate Fudge

This dairy-free Espresso Date Chocolate Fudge with pistachio nuts is rich and decadent and very easy to make. It requires no baking and combines all my favourite flavours: the intensity of dark chocolate, the richness of a strong espresso, the spiciness of cardamom and cinnamon, the soft, chewy caramel-like flavour of o fresh Medjoul dates, the nuttiness of pistachios and the salt kick of the sea salt flakes.Read More


Risalamande is a traditional Danish rice dessert based on rice, cream, and almonds served with hot cherry sauce. It’s basically rice pudding with almonds and a cherry sauce. I was inspired when I saw a version of a healthy risalamande come by on the Instagram of @Annaeiholm. You can find her recipe here. It’s usually made with dairy. Anna’s Risalamande looked so delicious that I decided to create a dairy-free version for those of you out there who are sensitive or intolerant to dairy.Read More

Blueberry Banana Bread

This delicious Blueberry Banana Bread is inspired by a classic banana bread but made without eggs, dairy or gluten. It makes a great warm breafast on a cold morning or a nice treat on a lazy afternoon, sipping a cup of hot tea. Cooking this Blueberry Banana Bread fills your kitchen with the wonderful aromatic smells of cinnamon and cardamom -comforting and spicy. I like to serve my banana bread with a few slices of banana, a few blueberries and a sprinkle cinnamon on top! Read More

Cranberry Almond Chocolate

This Cranberry Almond Chocolate is absolutely delicious and will satisfy your chocolate cravings without the guilt trip and energy dip that usually sets in right after enjoying your chocolate treat. This Cranberry Almond Chocolate is made with 100% natural ingredients like coconut sugar, raw cacao powder and pure cacao butter. It does not only taste good; it is also much healthier for you than the chocolate you can buy in stores. By making your own chocolate, you can not only feed your chocolate cravings (just a little) but also enjoy the highs without the lows.Read More

Pumpkin Walnut Bread

This Pumpkin Walnut Bread is absolutely to die for and gluten-free and dairy-free. This week I have been experimenting with different kinds of pumpkins in my kitchen, and, yes, I have been going a bit crazy. I love pumpkins in fall. They are naturally sweet and warming. I made a huge batch of pumpkin puree this week to make my own Pumpkin Chai Lattes. I made way more then I needed, so I decided to switch up my recipe for walnut banana bread and made Pumpkin Walnut Bread instead. We have been enjoying it for breakfast or as a sweet treat with our cup of tea. Read More

Pumpkin Chai Latte

This Pumpkin Chai Latte makes you want to snuggle up in a warm blanket on a chilly fall evening. It’s rich and warming. Just what you need to warm up as the temperatures outside are dropping and the streets are covered in a blanket of fall leaves in such an amazing variety of colours. I love the smell of fall in the air. This Pumpkin Chai Latte looks like fall and tastes like fall. It’s sweet, nourishing and utterly delicious. It’s the perfect the drink when coming home from a long stroll outside in the park or after a long day at work on a cold evening.Read More

Za’atar Spiced Kale Chips

These Za’atar Spiced Kale Chips are sweet, salty and delicious. They are a healthy snack option if you are craving a crunchy nibble. You can enjoy them anytime guilt-free! I usually make my kale chips with some Indian inspired spices but this time I added some Middle Eastern flair to it. I love the flavours of the Middle East and they go so well with these kale chips. What I love most about these Za’atar Spiced Kale Chips is that you can still taste the different herbs and spices. Tthey are bitter, crunchy, spicy, salty and sweet all at the same time.Read More

Indian Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

These Indian Spiced Roasted Chickpeas are the ideal healthy snack. If sweets are not your thing and you love your bag of chips or salty roasted nuts, this is a great healthy alternative. They are nice and crunchy and I love how the spices linger in your mouth after eating them. These Indian Spiced Roasted Chickpeas are best when you make them using dried chickpeas, because they become crispier, but you can use canned chickpeas instead. They are a great snack on the go or a delicious party nibble. Read More

Coconut Bounty Balls

These Coconut Bounty Balls are delicious and they are good for you too! These Coconut Bounty Balls offer a healthy alternative to a bar of your favourite chocolate, a real Bounty bar or any other kind of high-sugar snack. They also make a great energy snack or pre-workout snack as they provide nourishment and sustainable energy. What’s great about them is that you can make them very quickly. No cooking required, just a food processor. Enjoy!
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Roasted Eggplant Pomegranate Dip

This Roasted Eggplant Pomegranate Dip is absolutely delicious. It has a refreshing summer flavour. Recently I got inspired to cook more Middle Eastern-style food by Ottolenghi’s amazing cookbook Plenty. I love everything eggplant, especially when roasted or grilled. That lovely soft, buttery texture and that beautiful smoky, sweet flavour. I love the combination of flavours in this Roasted Eggplant Pomegranate Dip. It’s great with a simple green salad or some fresh home-made bread. Read More

Cilantro Lime Hummus

This Cilantro Lime Hummus is zesty and refreshing. The lime and cilantro (coriander) add a lovely freshness and the chili adds a bit of heat. Hummus is great on its own but I love eating it with a nice salad or on some gluten-free crackers as a quick and easy snack. It’s also a great party dip for fresh veggies, like bell pepper, celery and baby tomatoes. It’s a great dip for tortilla chips too. I love to serve this when I have lots of friends coming over and I am serving food mezze-style in small plates. Enjoying food is all about sharing it with family and friends. Read More

Pink Power Energy Bars

These Pink Power Energy bars with raspberries, cranberries and coconut can help raise your energy levels and keep your energy up on a busy day or during your work-out. I am so happy with how these bars came out as they taste absolutely amazing. They are really healthy too and have just the right balance of nutrients to maintain your energy. Without fuel, it’s hard to keep your energy going on a stressful day or during an intense work-out. When it comes to exercise, eating the right nutrients is essential. These Pink Power Energy Bars give you balanced energy. Read More

Chunky Monkey Energy Bars

These Chunky Monkey Energy Bars taste just like the ice cream with banana, cacoa and walnuts but they are so much healthier. They give you just that little bit of extra energy when you need it and make a great pre-exercise snack. They are a great snack in between my yoga classes. These Chunky Monkey Energy Bars are also easily digestible but high in nutrients that can help fuel your performance. Read More

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Dates

What do you do when you have 1 kg of fresh Medjoul dates at home and someone drops by and gives you three bars of 85% dark organic chocolate that you don’t usually eat? I got inspired to get creative in my kitchen. Last year we visited friends and they served us large fresh chocolate covered dates. They were so delicious that I couldn’t get enough of them. Today I have tried to recreate these delicious treats by pitting my fresh dates and giving them a warm chocolate bath.Read More

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

This Roasted Red Beet Hummus is inspired by a birthday party I went to last weekend. My friend loves beet hummus and he had a really yummy store-bought red beet hummus on the dinner table. As I love all my foods fresh and I avoid packaged foods as much as I can, I thought I’d try to recreate my own recipe with fresh roasted beets and herbs. The store-bought one is pretty good but I am pretty sure ‘I beet it’ with this recipe (pun intended). Read More

Flu Fighter Smoothie

This Flu Fighter Smoothie gets its amazing Vitamin C boost from the blueberries, the lime and the camu camu, an Amazonian superfruit that’s rich in beneficial phytonutrients. This is a high-nutrient smoothie that gives you fuel to fight infection and disease, a great fortifier during the cold season. I’ve made this on days that I had flu-like symptoms. Each time I was up and running again the next day. The Spirulina will make this smoothie dark green. Don’t worry it tastes super healthy!Read More

Raw Ginger Chili Chocolate Hearts

Eat your heart out with this simple and delicious recipe for raw chocolate hearts. This is one of my favorite combinations but you can go creative and add nuts, dried fruits, coconutflakes or superfoods like spirulina. Doesn’t this recipe sound delicious and easy to make? I love making raw chocolate to satisfy my chocolate cravings.Read More