• Mains

    Spicy Korean Cold Noodles (10 minutes!) + Intro on Ayurvedic

      I am currently studying Integrative Nutrition and one of the theories I am very interested in is the Ayurvedic concept. It is originally from India and it is a holistic healthy lifestyle that has been practiced for centuries. The concept of Ayurvedic is all about restoring and keeping a physical and emotional balance. Yes please, who doesn’t want that? Each individual is unique and therefore has a different ‘Dosha’. Which type of dosha and energy is dominant in your life depends on your personality, body type, personal preferences and the environment in which you live. By reading more and doing several tests online, for example here, it came out…

  • Salads

    Japanese Coleslaw

    I love salads. I love veggies. I love anything green. Not everybody is sharing this love with me, but it’s oh so good for my body. People often say that a salad is not filling and satisfying, but the opposite is true for me. Salads and greens are packed with fiber and together with some grilled chicken or salmon it’s absolutely a complete meal with lots of proteins. I can have salads during Summer and even Winter, as a side, lunch or dinner. I had this Japanese coleslaw for the first time at a dinner party from good friends. She loves to cook Japanese, especially since she is married to…

  • Salads

    Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad With Raspberry Coulis

    Ok this is one funny salad. I didn’t plan to put this on the blog. But after I pull out the Jackson Pollock with the Raspberry Coulis I felt so artistic and the plate instant puts a smile on my face. The vibrant colors of the Raspberry dressing and the bright green of the Romaine Lettuce and the healthy ingredients are just simply irresistible. To me, food has to taste AND look pretty at the same time. I mean, that’s the whole point of having this blog, so I get to share the most wholesome healthy homemade meals with you. So for this salad I use uncommon ingredients, at least…

  • Salads

    Spinach Starfruit Salad

    Sometimes I do feel like a rabbit. The love I have for vegetables is just beyond. I can eat salads all day and everyday and I love it especially for lunch. I’m not fully a vegetarian yet, but I could easily become one, I think… Either way, whether you are a seasoned vegetarian, flexitarian, vegan, I don’t care, just try this salad ūüôā

  • Mains

    Traditional Indonesian Gado Gado

    I decided several times in my life to once and for all become a vegetarian. I would succeed for two weeks¬†just to see myself fall back in my old eating pattern after struggling. But thank God for Gado Gado! This made my journey to eat more vegetables so much easier. Gado gado is an Indonesian vegetable dish. It’s super versatile and you can easily mix and match with your favorite vegetables. This classic dish would normally consist of boiled potatoes, long beans, bean sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, tofu and topped with an amazing peanut sauce. Go try it out now to get some Indonesian flavours in your kitchen Serves¬†4-6 2¬†whole corn…

  • asian bonito flake salad with sesame dressing

    Asian Bonito Flake Salad

    Once in a while I need to have my Japanese/Korean grocery shopping fix. Whether in Amsterdam or Jakarta (my two hometowns) In Amsterdam I love to pay a visit to Meidi-Ya and¬†Shilla. As for Jakarta I go to Papaya in Citywalk to still my Japanese¬†snacking cravings. Good thing about these places is that they also serve the best pre cooked meals in cute bento boxes. There’s something magical and delicate in these supermarkets. In fact, it sometimes feel like you are wandering through¬†a local grocery store somewhere in Japan. I love to stroll down the aisle and discover new products and bring them home to experiment with them. Now the…

  • Salads

    Honey Roasted Beetroot Quinoa Salad

    Lately I have a thing for beetroots. Maybe because I’m missing the Fall season in Europe at the moment. Or maybe I just want to get to know mister Beet Root a little bit better, as I haven’t include him often in my culinary repertoire. It’s an interesting mysterious vegetable to me. You have to learn to appreciate this little gem. The taste, texture and endless possibilities are everything but mundane. This recipe is a typical salad eaten in the West and not so much in Asia. With other words, I haven’t seen this combination of¬†salad¬†ever¬†down here in Jakarta. ¬†It’s a health bomb, combining fluffy quinoa with the hearty roasted…

  • Mains

    Sweet Potato Salad

    There was a time that both me and Andrew followed the Paleo way of eating. For those of you who are not familiar with this lifestyle; Paleo is inspired by the way our ancestors ate, only¬†pure, wholesome and unprocessed foods. Our diet consisted of lean proteins (lots of eggs for breakfast!), fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, fish and grass fed meat. What we didn’t eat was white carbs and gluten (bye bye potatoes, bread, rice and pasta), dairy (bye bye greek yoghurt and cheese), legumes (bye bye lentils and beans) and not even soybean (bye bye tempeh and tofu) Focussing on what you can eat,…

  • Salads

    Quinoa Kale Tabbouleh

    Kale had an enormous media exposure the last few years. Scientists and health freaks found out that Kale is actually consider a Superfood. Kale has more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and ten times more vitamin C than spinach, wow it is truly a Superfood! And as you may know, I’m a sucker of all things carrying the name Superfoods. During the hype of this amazing mysterious new vegetable, I¬†did some research and the results were, least to say surprising. It turns out that this super veggie is a common vegetable called Boerenkool in The Netherlands. We can have plenty of Boerenkool during the Winter seasons! We prepare…