Dearest reader, I am taking a short sabbatical in order to get inspired, read more cookbooks & develop recipes. I can’t wait for all this to happen! I strongly feel there’s much more potential & creativity I have in me than what I have been able to express on the blog so far! I’ve been cracking my head … More Blog-a-bbatical
IT’S A CHALLENGE TO BUY SEASONAL, especially since supermarkets offer so many fruits and veggies all year round! But still, seasonal is usually fresher, local and tastier than fruits and veggies that have been transported half way accross the planet, or frozen for months before coming to supermarket shelves. The first time I started thinking … More My Seasonal Springtime Groceries List (Free Pdf)
I AM TAKING A COURSE ON SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY AT THE MOMENT where a very interesting movie came up: ´The Insider´ (youtube / wiki). It is a movie from the 90s, based on a true story about a biochemist who was a whistleblower for the tobacco industry (an industry that, at the time, claimed towards the general public that … More Thai Red Curry with Shrimp & Mango
There’s hardly a feeling more brilliant than dancing around the kitchen while making healthy chocolate snacks. On that note, I’d like to share my current favorite song with you: “Ties” by Years & Years. Heard of them through my ‘hip&happening’ prodigy Olivia, thanks girl! Also, these three great chocolate snack recipes I found on the … More Healthy chocolate recipes I found on the internet + Music
AN “APPELFLAP” IS A TRADITIONAL DUTCH DESSERT PASTRY stuffed with apple, raisins, cinnamon and sugar, and covered with sugar granules. Lots of people have it for breakfast. In this recipe, I ditch the sugar and raisins and realise these apple flaps are still sweet and delicious – while obviously being healthier than the supermarket version. … More Homemade Dutch ‘Appelflap’
HELLO FELLOW PROCRASTINATOR, good to have you here! IT’S SUNDAY MORNING and I woke up too early, with a virtual to-do list on my mind. It’s things around the house that need cleaning, e-mails to be sent out, a scientific review to write while barricated in my study without any contact with the outside world, … More Tackle procrastination to get healthier!
HELLO FRIENDS! It’s been a busy and tough week for me. Since I’m somewhat of an emotional eater (who can resist a sweet bar of chocolate in times of stress? ), I was definitely craving a big old creamy, fudgy chocolate cake to stuff my face in as start of the weekend. Just as I … More Semi-healthy Gorgeous Chocolate Apricot Cake
THE LANCET, a well-respected medical journal, published a flow-chart about what governments can do to support healthy food preferences: here. WHAT DOES IT TALK ABOUT? THE CHART SUGGESTS AN ARRAY OF MEASURES TO HELP STOP OBESITY. Governments could tax unhealthy foods and subsidise healthy food providers. Food providers could increase shelf space for healthy foods. … More How governments can help us make healthy food choices // The Lancet
PCOS STANDS FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME, a diagnosis that more and more (young) women have to face – but a diagnosis that not all doctors know how to explain well. I AM GOING TO TELL YOU what PCOS is, what to do about it, and how to know if you are at risk – all evidence-based. … More What is PCOS and what can you do about (preventing) it?
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL publishes a health letter every year. In 2014, their letter listed five steps that help prevent colorectal cancer. In this post, I will explain three of the five points mentioned. HERE’S A DIAGRAM, but I also explain all three points in detail below! Steps for Preventing Colon Cancer 1. HAVE GOOD LEVELS OF VITAMIN D VITAMIN … More Vitamin D, Diet & Exercise // Colon Cancer Prevention