Hello and welcome to my site!
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Brünhilde Albers, I am a mother of four sons (two young-adults and two teenagers) and married to a devoted endurance athlete. Born and raised in the Netherlands, I live close to the city of Amsterdam.
In 2012 my husband decided to experiment with a plantbased lifestyle in order to test the effect on his athletic performance. After reading the book “Finding Ultra” by endurance athlete Rich Roll, he became convinced that we should give this lifestyle a try. I was pretty sceptic at first, believing that it would be too complicated and too much work, but promised to give it a go for his sake!
Somewhat hesitant and uncertain at the very beginning, but growing more confident and experienced over time, I adapted to this way of cooking.
Within less than a year after starting plantbased cooking I transformed from someone who never used to like cooking, considering myself to be a mediocre cook, into a creative cook with a passion for plantbased living. So passionate that I even started to develop my own recipes.
But not only do I love to eat plantbased food, I also love the positive effect that it has on my well-being! I used to think that I was a healthy person, but since I changed my lifestyle to a plantbased one I feel much better and healthier. All kinds of things changed for the better, from better teeth condition to a more balanced hormone level, more energy, the list is endless!
Of course, I stumbled upon some challenges during this “transition period”. For instance, where to buy the right products, how to replace eggs etcetera? In 2013 plantbased food was still not very common in the Netherlands but today it is becoming increasingly popular so making the switch is easier. Still I get a lot of questions like: ”what does plantbased food mean exactly?”, or “don’t you miss anything?” or probably the most asked question: “where do you get your protein?”.
These questions but also my enthusiasm for this way of life made me decide to share my experiences, my recipes, my travels or in short, my plantbased lifestyle via this website, Instagram and Facebook.
My main goal? To let as many people as possible experience that plant based food is delicious, healthy, very diverse, easy to prepare and not expensive at all! I can only wish that everybody experiences what I have experienced so far: absolutely smashingly delicious food which makes you feel fit, full of energy and happy!
At the beginning of 2019 I was offered the chance to achieve another goal of mine. To combine my passion for plantbased food with my other passion: Israel! In Israel, especially Tel Aviv, plantbased food is already at a culinary level and there are many 100% plantbased restaurants to be found there. My dream to organize culinary plantbased to “the plantbased capital of the world, Tel Aviv” has become a reality. I have partnered with a travel organization with 47 years of expertise in travels to the Middle-East. They are as enthusiastic about these trips as I am and we are proud to offer these trips together starting November 2019. Together with our local partners we can let people experience and educate people to prepare plantbased food on a culinary level
You are all invited to join me in experiencing the joy of a plantbased lifestyle, every day and everywhere!