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Ginger Turmeric shot

Ginger turmeric shots

Turmeric (curcuma); that’s the way I smell nowadays. No: I don’t use a turmeric deodorant, body lotion or whatsoever. It is just the way I smell. I guess it’s the result of eating Indian food for over 3 months. Maybe it’s also the result of the ginger turmeric shots I have every now and then. I […]

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vegetarian sizzler

Vegetarian Sizzler

There is food that tastes nice, there is food that looks good and there is the best food: food that tastes nice and looks good. The Vegetarian Sizzler at Fatima’s Restaurant in Agonda (India) belongs to the last category. If I have guests here I always take them out to Fatima’s and treat them on […]

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Minty Moment

Minty Moment Smoothie

It’s just another day in Paradise. Hot, sunny and the ocean 50 meters away from my room. I walked up the stairs this morning to the top of the hill, where our yoga shala is. Eddy Vedder was singing Society on my iPod shuffle and I felt overwhelmed with happiness. Again. Two hours later I […]

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Brain Booster Smoothie

Brain Booster Smoothie

Done for today. Well, not totally, but for the teaching part at Sampoorna Yoga. Tonight I will be a little bit behind my computer and I’ll be giving two massages. But for now: time to relax. Out here, in Agonda (India) that means getting a smoothie at Fatima’s Bar and Restaurant and a dive in the […]

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Porridge with mung beans

Porridge with mung beans

This is not really a recipe, more adding something to a simple dish that is already nice. It’s going to sound horrible when you hear it, but trust me: it works out amazingly well. So here it is: porridge with sprouted mung beans. I am eating it this moment at Sampoorna Yoga in India, where […]

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Healthy brown banana biscuits

Brown Banana Biscuits

I’m on the road again. It’s what I love, but there is often one little disadvantage. In most places I go I have no kitchen and can’t cook myself. I will bring a little water boiler, a travel blender, but that’s not a full kitchen. Luckily I have a lot of friends who make wonderful […]

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Tajine with lamb and oyster mushrooms

Tajine with lamb and oyster mushrooms

A week ago I was teaching yoga in Amizamiz in Morocco for 21st Sanctuary Retreats. It meant eating a lot of wonderful tajines in all varieties. Back home I made my own variety. A tajine with lamb and oyster mushrooms and capsicum. Simple, fast and yummy. Ingredients Tajine with lamb and oyster mushrooms Lamb sausages […]

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Quinoa porridge

Quinoa porridge

I like a warm, rich start of the day. Normally I get up, do some yoga, meditate a bit and get breakfast. Because I already had a workout I prefer an energizing breakfast. This Quinoa porridge is the best one I know. Simple, easy, fast and a nice source for protein, calcium, magnesium, several B vitamins, […]

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Power Date Balls

Power Date Balls

Medjool dates are my favorite candies. I eat them just the way they are, but also use them for almost everything: as a crust for pies, as filling for baked apples, to make chocolate cakes with or oatmeal chunks. This time I used them to make Power Date Balls. It wasn’t really a coincidence I […]

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Sports Cookies

Sports cookies

Anneke came back from her holiday yesterday. She and her boyfriend Angelo decided to sleep in today. I thought it would be a nice idea if they would wake up to the smell of baked cookies. So I made these sports cookies. Anneke is a big fan of Rens Kroes, a Dutch (Frysian) girl, partly […]

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Green mud

Drinking green mud

If been drinking green mud this week; green loam. Not because I had no choice, because I wanted to. As part of a detox I’ve been doing. The whole detox consisted of eating ten days only fruit and vegetables, followed by two days of just drinking water and some herbal teas. Well, not just that. […]

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Ginger-Bean-Fiesta

Ginger bean fiesta

I like beans. Didn’t use to, but after spending months in Central America I really started to appreciate them. Last week I spent in Spain and didn’t really had the option to cook. I like all those tapas and other Spanish dishes, but it’s nice to be home again and make my own food. Because […]

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Basic Pasta Salad

Basic pasta salad

This basic pasta salad is one of the pasta salads I make most. It’s so easy, quick to make and handy to take with you. I prefer not to eat (much) bread because my stomach doesn’t like gluten, so this pasta salad is a good substitute. I make it with gluten free pasta, up to […]

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Lentils-Beans-Bread

Lentils-beans-bread

The Dutch AcroYoga community has a little tradition I really like. Every time we come together for an AcroYoga festival or jam everybody brings some nice food along, which we all share. Yesterday we had a jam in Tilburg. I wanted to make something special, so I made this Lentils-beans-bread. Ever since I (re)discovered lentils […]

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Portobellos with pine nuts sauce

Portobellos with pine nuts sauce

As child I never liked mushrooms. Now I eat them a few times a week. My favorites are oyster mushrooms and portobellos. Tonight I made portobello mushrooms filled with black beans and topped with goat cheese and pine nuts sauce. I really liked the dish. Especially the sauce was amazing. As I child I didn’t […]

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Cornmeal pizza base

Pizza from cornmeal

Lately I’m experimenting with different types of pizza bases. A few weeks ago I made one out of cauliflower, this time I used cornmeal. Both of them are gluten free, because my intestines are not to fond off gluten. I made a topping of zucchini, chestnut mushrooms, green capsicum, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and goat cheese. […]

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Sattvic mind - one of the three gunas

Three gunas

Nature consists of three primal qualities; the three gunas: Sattva, Rajas ans Tamas. These three gunas (Sanskrit for ‘what binds‘) are the main powers of Cosmic Intelligence. They determine our spiritual growth and are the powers of the soul which hold the karma and desires that lead us from birth to rebirth.Everything around us, is […]

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Green bean coconut curry

Coconut curry with green beans

It’s Boulevard in Den Bosch this week (6 up until 16 August 2015); a theater festival. Tonight is the opening and Ingrid and I are going. I promised her to make diner; whatever she wanted. She asked for green beans. I’m not a big green bean fan, but I came up with this curry which […]

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Brewing my own kombucha

Brewing my own kombucha

Another happy day. Brewing my own kombucha. I like to try all kinds of health food and healthy drinks. I tried kombucha a few times. Didn’t think a lot off it. Up until I had some kombucha at PURE yoga, health, adventure in Granada/Nicaragua. I simple loved it. They had their own recipe. The big […]

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