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Kale, figs, sprouted beans and quinoa salad, a superfood combination!

There is a lot of discussion about super foods, both positive and negative. While food research proved that all of the above-mentioned ingredients are bursting with al the necessary nutritional values, others question these outcomes. And of course there are those who say it is a hype and it will blow over. I usually stay…

Eggplant, chickpeas and sticky dates salad

This week there is a heated discussion going on in the Netherlands about a “50 day green diet”, a company started by a bunch of girls. The so-called experts (dietitians, culinary journalists, people who work for governmental subsidized company’s related to food etc.) claim that eating only plant based food is dangerous(!!!). Needless to say…

Cactus fig with fried, caramelized Brussels chicory and roasted pistachios

We are experiencing a heat wave in The Netherlands. I would almost like to say finally! The warm sunny weather is probably not for everyone, but I totally enjoy feeling the sun prickling on my skin, lying on the beach, go for a swim etc. This summer’s weather is also an excellent opportunity to eat…

Greek choriatiki vegan style

The Dutch summer season is utterly disappointing. We suffer from a serious lack of warm sunny days. So I decided to create a little bit of summer myself. In the form of this lovely vegan stye Greek choriatiki. I replaced the feta with avocado, added also grilled bell peppers and some rocket lettuce. A simple…

Red grapefruit, quinoa avocado salad

  I do not particularly like to watch cooking programs, except for one: the Australian version of My Kitchen Rules. I indulge myself to watch every workday at 17.00 hours while I prepare dinner. It is funny how you start liking the contestants during the course of the show. To be honest it is not…

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