• apple crumble
    Breakfast,  Snacks

    A Healthier Apple Crumble

    Sometimes I crave an unpretentious old fashion apple pie or apple crumble from Holland! Aah, the sweet memories from strolling at the Noordermarket and treating myself with an apple pie from Winkel 43 at the end of my shopping spree. Moreover, right before having my period (famously known as PMS), that’s the time I reeeaally want something sweet and comforting. This is all in order to prepare me for the mental challenge (read mood swings) I’ll be facing. Most importantly, I’m sacrificing myself to protect my dear family from my uhm, emotional outbursts. In other words, nailing this apple crumble was kind of a big thing. A Healthified Apple Crumble…

  • strawberry thumbprint cookies
    Snacks,  Sweets

    Gluten Free And Oil Free Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

    If you’ve been following me along, you know I like to bake cookies. Especially during the early days of the pandemic and we all had to stay home. Boy oh boy, I was cooking and baking a lot. These delicious good-for-the-soul glutenfree strawberry thumbprint cookies are a must for you if you like cookies. These are a bit soft and chewy, due to the absence of butter, eggs, oil, and gluten. But nonetheless, packed with big flavors and using plant-based nutrient-dense ingredients without the guilt! These are perfect when you crave something sweet or want a classic cookie to have with your afternoon tea. If you were wondering if oats…

  • Why Emotional Eating Is Not A Bad Thing + Immune Boosting Coconut Yogurt
    Breakfast,  Lifestyle,  Snacks,  Sweets

    Why Emotional Eating Is Not A Bad Thing + Immune Boosting Coconut Yogurt

    What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating means when you eat foods, oftentimes ‘unhealthy or junk food’ for other reasons than hunger. So, you use food as a response to negative emotions, such as stress, anxiety, or sadness. Or you do it to numb or handle a difficult feeling. Eating your feelings is a real thing. Think about that time you finished a chocolate bar at one sitting or a pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream just like in romantic comedies. We all have experienced a form of emotional eating at some point in our lives. And hey, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t label emotional eating as something bad…

  • seed crackers
    Breakfast,  Snacks

    Healthy Seed Crackers

    I love all things crispy and crunchy. But instead of going broke by buying expensive healthy seed crackers from health stores and artisans, or having processed boring pre-packed crackers, why not create your own healthy seed crackers. These gems are packed with fiber, nutrients, minerals and all things good for you and your gut. I truly believe that we all can eat a little bit more fiber these days. I don’t necessarily love to eat nuts, seeds and oats. I mean I love fruits, cakes and ice creams, come on let’s be real here, shall we. But, I also know that nuts, seeds and oats are so good for us.…

  • mango popsicles
    Snacks,  Sweets

    3 Ingredient Mango Popsicles

    It’s mango season here in Bali and that alone makes me and my kids the happiest people. Especially Rocco is crazy about mangoes, he eats at least 1 whole mango all by himself every day. When in the season these golden God-send fruits are cheap, amazingly sweet, incredibly juicy and huge in size — truly nature’s candy! I’ve been using mangoes in all kinds of recipes. I made mango chutney, mango sushi, mango raw cake, mango chia pudding, and today I’ll be sharing the easiest 3 ingredient mango popsicles. If you have kids, you can ask them to help you make, this way they feel incredibly proud of themselves and…

  • peanut butter coconut balls
    Snacks,  Sweets

    Peanut Butter Protein Balls

    Who else needs a pick me up treat at 4 pm? Just something with a hint of sweetness, not overly sweet, and nothing of the overly processed, high saturated fat and corn syrup-filled junk. No, I’m talking about real food, a snack or treat that is nourishing, delicious, satiating, creamy and oh so finger-licking yummy! Hands down these peanut butter protein balls are the best you will ever have. There’re lots of other recipes out there, but nothing beats these easy balls. The peanut butter reminds me of my childhood, you know the time when you spooned out the bottom of the peanut butter jar. But besides that, it’s packed…

  • mango coconut milk popsicles
    Snacks,  Sweets

    Mango Coconut Chia Popsicles

    My kids love popsicles, ice cream, donuts all the sweet stuff. But especially the sensation of ice-cold popsicles is magical to my boys. My youngest often scoops out ice cubes from my drink and eat it. Brain freeze! Instead of feeding my boys with ice cubes, why not make healthy, fresh and fruity popsicles without the added refined sugars and dairy? I always have frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer. Think of mangoes, all kinds of berries (cheaper than fresh ones!) bananas (excellent for nice creams = banana icecream) and lately I’m using cauliflowers in my smoothies to get that extra vitamin hit plus it makes it all creamier.…