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?
Make your health your top priority in 2021!
Make your health your priority! Instead of being worried whether or not your protein intake is sufficient, the real question should actually be: Where do you get your fiber? No one ever got sick from a protein shortage. However people do get really sick because of a fiber shortage. Fibers are essential for your gut health. And our health starts in our gut! Read more….
Pecan-chocolate chip cookies
These cookies, which I shared in my Insta story yesterday, are so good that I feel it would actually be a felony not to share them with you!So that’s were I come in! I translated it for you ánd made it vegan and slightly ‘healthier’ by reducing the enormous amount of sugar.
A fun afternoon filled with plantbased baking!
Wonderful to be initiated into the secrets of plantbased cooking. Something you normally won’t allow yourself the time to explore. But now in a single afternoon you learn so much at once. She also gave me a bunch of tips for lovely spices, spices I had never heard of previously. When you want to treat yourself or give a special present to a dear friend I can strongly recommend you to give this. Because a private session in the comfort of your own home is the BEST!
Purslane, Puy-lentils and homemade feta.
Purslane is the one containing the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acid, out of all green leafy vegetables. A delicious recipe with plantbased feta and Puy lentils
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.
Stunning beetroot, water mellon and crispy tofu salad!
I do not know exactly why, but I wanted to try a combination with beetroot and water mellon. Not something that has not been done before. When you Google “beetroot and water mellon”
The versatile banana!
Read all about my bananapeel experiment and the reaction of my beauty expert!