Vitamin D, Diet & Exercise // Colon Cancer Prevention

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

Easy Veggie & Shrimp Stir-fry with Brown Rice Noodles

AS PROMISED, here’s a delicious stir-fry recipe I had for dinner last night. 🙂 Green beans and zucchini were on offer at the supermarket – you can also choose other green veggies which you find on sale, to make this meal not only delicious but also affordable! BROWN RICE NOODLES have a lower glycemic index than … More Easy Veggie & Shrimp Stir-fry with Brown Rice Noodles

Mother’s Day inspired: Coconut curry with millet and asperagus

Today’s Mother’s Day couldn’t have been better spent than laughing, relaxing and cooking together with my lovely, wonderful, creative mom who is simply the bestest mom there is. Asperagus is in season now in The Netherlands, so we used this perfect timing to make a recipe using the green delight. Read on for the delightful … More Mother’s Day inspired: Coconut curry with millet and asperagus

DIY: How to make Almond Milk (in different flavors)

It’s always a daring step to try out something new, but the health benefits of almond milk and the simplicity of making your own, are reasons enough try out the challenge of making homemade almond milk :). This is where I buy good quality almonds in Leiden! INSTRUCTIONS Step 1: SOAK. Grab 100g raw almonds and … More DIY: How to make Almond Milk (in different flavors)

Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Beetroot & Ginger

ONE DAY AFTER YOGA, a friend treated us to chocolate beetroot brownies with a hint of ginger. They were delicious! I love me all things dark chocolate. With a healthy dose of veg and ginger worked through, these brownies make me one happy gal. FIRST, SOME SCIENCE. Beetroot and ginger are both extremely healthy. Plus, stuffing one … More Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Beetroot & Ginger

Weight control: Foods to Avoid & Foods to Eat to Prevent Obesity // PREVENTION

The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intakes but, sharing my ideas and knowledge about obesity is important, no matter the season. (For those of you who want to detox during the holiday, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here). Obesity is the dangerous future for all of … More Weight control: Foods to Avoid & Foods to Eat to Prevent Obesity // PREVENTION

Pimp My Croissant

Oh la la, mais oui, ‘ze French croissant. Unfortunately, quite pricey at all the fancy good-quality French bakeries, and quite unhealthy and calorie-loaded at all the cheap supermarkets. How to make a healthier yet affordable alternative? Purchase fresh pastry dough and then build your own croissants at home. It will only take about 30 minutes … More Pimp My Croissant