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Vegetables for your skin!

The presentation by Food for Skin during our monthly meeting taught us many things. One of the most important things being that our conventional skincare products contain a shocking amount of micro-plastics. Each lick of cream contains 90.000 units of microplastics. Microplastics that in turn get washed off and end up in our oceans and drinking water. Microplastics that we rub on the largest organ we have, our skin. Microplastics that are unnecessary and devastating for us and our environment.

Sustainability Tuesday.

Today is Sustainability Tuesday* in The Netherlands.I couldn’t have picked a better day for returning to this platform and to you. To pick up where I left off almost five months ago. Months during which I did some serious thinking about and reflection on Everyday Plantpower. Whether or not I see a future for this website and if so, how to proceed? Or maybe it’s time to throw the towel and do something else?

What is your garden trying to tell you?

If more people start to realize that plants from their own garden can actually support their health, they will most likely be inclined to take better care of their garden. Make their garden ‘greener’, stop the use of chemicals to get rid of their ‘weeds’.

This will not only have an effect on our general health, it will also have an effect on the health of our planet. We have to start to understand that they are inseparable. A healthy planet means healthy people and vice versa. Since for the past 15 months health has been more of an issue than ever before this seems like the perfect time to start. So let’s stop waisting more time, pick those dandelions*, put them in your salad, smoothie or whatever you like. Start healing through that overwhelming power of nature!

Life after veganuary!

As we enter the last week of January the veganuary challenge comes to an end as well. Maybe you participated this month in eating vegan, to see if it suits you. Whether you want to stop animal suffering, live a more sustainable life or improve your health. Whatever the reason, how did it go? Do you recognise any of the above experiences? Would you be willing to explore plantbased living further but is it all a bit daunting still?

Why 2020 is a special year for me.

2020 promised to be a special year.  The year of the European soccer championships, the year of the return of Formula 1 to Dutch soil, the year of the Olympics and so much more. Only midway April we can conclude that indeed 2020 turned out to be a very special year, just not in the way…

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.

5 Reasons to use banana flour.

I stumbled upon a brownie recipe and it needed banana flour. So I decided to give it a go and did some research along the way. I found out some interesting facts about banana flour and why it is such a great alternative to wheat flours:

A vegan on raw food territory!

yes, raw food and veganisme are on the same side. Maybe they go about it differently but in fact they share many things. Maybe the most important of all, they share the choice of eating healthy plant based food and taking responsibility for their own well-being.

Falafel night, a celebration of a new beginning

Those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I have 4 teenager boys. Only one of them likes eating plantbased, the others absolutely not. One of those three is sixteen and boy oh boy is he sixteen! He behaves like he should at this age, we (his parents) say go…

Plant based food in restaurants

Yesterday we went to a party. A friend of ours celebrated her birthday in a local cafe-restaurant. It started at 17.30 pm so diner was included. Our host checked with us the day before whether we preferred to have our diner plant based instead of the menu they chose to serve their guests. Of course…