Pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts and green pesto sauce.

One of my followers tipped me about a vegan pesto that is available in one of the leading supermarket-chains in The Netherlands. An Italian company with a great philosophy* called Puro! (see link at the end of the blog). So I bought the red- and the green vegan pesto.  Now I have to confess that…

Apple-hazelnut pie with a twist!

Let’s talk apple-pie! Everyone knows apple-pie and everyone seems to love it. Seems… because in my family of six, only two love to eat apple-pie, myself and one of my sons. Which is a-typical for a Dutch family, because apple-pie in the Netherlands represents “cosines”.   The fact that only two members in my family eats…

Back home- time to share my experiences

It probably did not escape your attention that I visited Tel Aviv! The purpose of this trip was to check out the hotel, meet the chefs who will host our workshops, visit all the restaurants we will eat at, meet people who will take care of our transport to places we will visit outside Tel…

Harira, spicy soup from Northern Africa.

Now a month later, the weather has changed dramatically. No sign of Indian summer, rain shower after rain-shower and on top of that this weekend a storm is heading it’s way to our small country! There is only way to deal with weekends like that and that is by eating a good warming soup. So…

Culinary plantbased trips to Tel Aviv are ready for you to book!

Israel, land of history, culture, stunning nature, religious sites and the place where three religions come together in that one city, Jerusalem. But also land of sun, sea, beaches, nightclubs and excellent food. Tel Aviv, capital of Israel offers all of this in one! A city by the Mediterranean sea, with its splendid white sandy…

It’s official!

Hi guys, I am too excited nót to share this next step with you! I had already announced my new partnership with Isropa on Instagram a few weeks ago and today another important step has been taken. Because my new business cards have arrived and they look great🤩 But not only do they look good,…

A bowl filled with happiness!

quinoa pumpkin salad with black tahini sauce Our eldest son is gifted with an extraordinary creative talent. Drawing, sculpting, painting, acting, dancing, performing, you name it, he can do it. He is what one would call: multi-talented. But in that long overwhelming list of abilities one thing is lacking. A rather important one too if…

Pumpkin-Rosemary soup

I am excited because I LOVE PUMPKIN.
This love resulted in a new delicious recipe I conjured up. Pumpkin-Rosemary-Sage soup. A soft, delicate warming soup with a hint of fresh orange, a bit of summer and autumn in one. I guess you could call it a transition soup.

Interview with Dr. Heleen Roex – a physician who fully embraced plantbased food!

Heleen Roex, a paediatrician who migrated from The Netherlands to Australia with her family in 2000.Together with her husband Dr. A. Roex an obstetrician-gynaecologist, they present on health and nutrition backed by sound research, in Australia and the Netherlands, both for the general public as well as in hospitals and medical students.

Which Vegan burger do you prefer, homemade or store bought?

Hi there, remember me? It has been quite some time since my last blog. It has in fact been that long, that maybe I need to re-introduce myself to you….I sure hope not! There are many reasons for not having written for so long (several pressing family issues being one of them). But that does…

Traditional Dutch green pea soup, the vegan way!

Today I prepared Vegan Green pea soup, which is called Snert in Dutch. A soup that is served along the iceskating tracks to warm up (when winters are like they should be..), that is served as lunch or even for dinner with a loaf of onion bread for instance.

Spiced up Ful of dried Fava beans, comfort food at its best!

Less well known maybe, but at least as tasty and satisfying, is Ful (which actually means Favabeans) and deserves third place if you ask me! Like Humus it’s creamy, tasty, easy to prepare and it takes only a small portion to get you through until the next meal.

Vegan travels in the land of Milk and Honey!

I travelled to Israel for about 10 days at the end of last October. This time my trip was not only about visiting friends etc., it was also about traveling through “the land of Milk and Honey” as a vegan! Read here all about my vegan experiences and the many plantbased possibilities as a vegan tourist!

Hot and spicy pepperspread!

This spread goes with just about anything and you can use it either hot or cold. It’s great in a pitah (with falafel), it combines perfectly with couscous, rice, bulgur etc., on a pizza but also on a regular sandwich.