If you’re a fan of Asian food, you might be familiar with the Korean side dish called Kimchi. It’s a fermented, spicy cabbage dish, but there are all kinds of other variations of it made from daikon (turnip), carrots to cucumbers...Read More
If you can’t already tell, I’m BIG on breakfast. For the longest time, I’ve been in the “breakfast: most important meal of the day” camp. Now that I’m exploring a mix of ketogenic and intermittent-fasting principles, my point-of-view might shift...Read More
All too often, I see people starting off with the best intentions of having a "healthy breakfast", only to pile their bowls with too much of one thing and not enough of another. Spiking your blood-sugar levels with a bowl of sugary granola and fruit and jolting your adrenals with a shot of caffeine first thing in the morning is shocking the system artificially into action and...Read More
As we're well into the thick of winter here in Amsterdam, I've been experimenting with various warming drinks that are sugar and caffeine-free. I've got a good chicory-cacao-cayenne pepper recipe I've been experimenting with, but that will be another post for later, so look out for it. ;) In the meantime, I've been looking to Ayurvedic recipes...Read More
If you're generally dairy-free like me, there's probably one thing you miss quite a bit: YOGHURT! That tangy taste, all that natural probiotic-goodness for the gut, and a protein-rich part of breakfast (or even dessert). I remember when I first discovered coconut yoghurt - it was like hitting the jackpot. THIS STUFF EXISTS?! If you haven't already tried...Read More
This weekend is one of the rare weekends where I'm back in Amsterdam, with no trips nor big upcoming weekday events planned. I love these weekends at home where I can just potter around, veg out and chill. I usually start these off by heading to the organic farmers' market, Noordermarkt, on Saturday morning. You can really feel the changing seasons...Read More
The past few months have been kind of intense - between work, studying for final exams for 2nd year of naturopathy school, writing a final paper and dealing with relationship stuff, I've barely been keeping my head above water. It's always in busy and stressful times when it's all too easy to...Read More
Day 7. LAST DAYYYYYYYY! Wow, that was kinda fast. This is how today went:
7.45am: Pranayama and short yoga practice.
8.20am: Hot water and juice of 1/2 lemon.
8.40am: - Red and Green smoothie. With winter purslane...Read More