Health: Food, Body and Mind

Food and me, it is so double. I love it but I hate it too! Why? I like it so much that I tend to eat too much of it and of course that is not good. I really try to make healthy food and follow the trends, but on the other hand I like to snack and love the sweets. I work out like; running, walking, cycling, surfing and fitness, but sometimes that is easier said than done. See here in the Health categorie how I cope with all these food, body and mind issues where I think a lot of people have to deal with just like me.

See here my latest blogs on Health topics

Overnight Oatmeal 1 Food

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

I stopped buying normal milk and now I always have one packing of almond milk in my refrigerator. Normally I don't use that much of plant based milk, but before...
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Veggie Gado Gado Food

Veggie Style Gado Gado

I love Gado Gado!! This Indonesian vegetable dish is inspired by my Balinese cooking class; which I did when I was there on holiday. I love Indonesian food soooo much!!...
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Chocolate Avocado Bowl Food

Chocolate Avocado Bowl!!

Sunday morning; time to try something new! Craving for chocolate, it's that period of the month... But I want to keep it healthy instead of eating a whole Tony Chocolonely...
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Poke Bowl Salmon Food

Healthy Salmon Poke Bowl!

I love Poke Bowls!! Poke is pronounced poh-keh and the word means to cut in Hawaiian. All the ingredients are cut in eatable portions and include raw fish marinated in soy...
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Agua de Jamaica Food

Agua de Jamaica: Fresh Hibiscus Flower Drink

This recipe it totally inspired by my travels through Central America; like Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. I drank the Agua de Jamaica (Hah-my-ka) with a lunch menu and as...
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Indian Chicken Cauliflower Masala Food

Indian Chicken Cauliflower Masala

This Indian Chicken Cauliflower Masala is inspired by one of the Master Chef Australia challenges I saw on television. They prepared this dish in three hours…. I created a simpler...
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French Toast Food

Fruity French Toast

Sunday morning again!! I'm into something new, healthy, fresh and filling. I looked in my fridge and found bread, eggs, milk and some red fruit. Oatmeal? No, something new French...
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Chestnut Mushroom Food

Chestnut-Mushroom Soup with Pancetta

As a tradition we organize a Christmas dinner every year the weekend before Christmas with five girlfriends including their partners. This year we decided to prepare the dinner ourselves instead of...
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Nori Omelet Wrap Food

Nori Omelet Wrap with Salmon

I don't make lunches too often. During the week I have a salad for lunch at work, so pretty easy. In the weekends I normally go out with friends for...
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Overnight Oatmeal Pumpkin 1 Food

Overnight Oatmeal with Pumpkin Puree & Seeds

Autumn and Pumpkin goes hand in hand. I already gave you my famous Pumpkin Soup recipe. But I wanted to try something special; pumpkin taste sweet too, so I thought:...
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Fast Spinach Food

Fast Spinach with Codfish Dish

During the week I sometimes don’t have that much time to cook or at least I don’t take the time to cook…….. But especially after sporting I really need to...
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Fajita Guacamole Food

Fajita with Guacamole Mirja Style

I make this meal ones a week! I love it; it’s fast, easy, tasty and healthy. It is again low carbohydrates which fits perfect in my Sport Fasting way of...
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Wake-up Light Health Body and Mind

Waking-up Naturally and Energized!!

Getting out of bed is not my favorite part of the day I have to admit. Especially during these cold and dark winters here in Europe; it’s even harder to...
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Pumpkin Soup Food

Pumpkin Soup with Chicken and Goat Cheese

It's autumn and for me that means: Pumpkin Soup! I love to make soups, it's so easy to make, healthy and you have food for a couple of days. One hour...
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Environ Skincare Body

Environ Skin Care: Go or no Go?!

First of all; like all my recommendations on my website, these product are not sponsored! I’m just enthusiastic and like to inspire other people with my way of living. A...
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Celeriac Kale Stew Food

Celeriac-Kale Stew with Chicken

During the colder months of the year I love to make stews (stampot in Dutch). I make them in the vegetables that are available and at hand in the supermarket;...
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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Food

Warm Apple Oatmeal Breakfast

It's getting colder and colder and I'm not too keen to prepare the healthy ice bowls at the moment. After my Sunday run today I made myself a breakfast that...
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Charcoal Toothpaste Body

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste: Go or no Go?!

I the magazine I got from the local Vitamin Store, I saw an advertisement of charcoal toothpaste. I’m an innovator and like to try new things so thought; Why not?...
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Fittergy toolbox Sportvasten Body

Fittergy Sport Fasting (Sportvasten)

As I already told you, I have a love hate relationship with food. I love it so much, especially my sweets, but I hate the results; gaining weight and not...
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Chia Figs Autumn Food

Autumn Figs Chia Pudding

It's getting Autumn!! Time to eat different kinds of foods. I try to eat the seasonal veggies and fruits; cheaper and fresher than eating strawberries all year. I run into...
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Mexican Style Bean Platter Food

Mexican Style Bean Platter

I get my inspiration during my travels around the world. During my travels to South and Middle America I got inspired to use more beans in my dishes. The beans...
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Exotic Passion Fruit Bowl Food

Tropical Passion Fruit Bowl

Here in the Netherlands we don't have the original tropical and exotic fruits at hand. We can get them in the special stores but most of the time they are...
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Indo Style Chicken Curry Food

Indo Style Chicken Veggie Curry

This Indo Style Chicken Veggie Curry is inspired by the Balinese cooking class I did when I was there on holiday. I love the Indonesian food so much!! Back home...
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Creamy Avocado Food

Creamy Avocado Bowl

Sunday morning; after a late great sunset surf session I woke up hungry! I used my creative mind to make myself a good and filling breakfast. I can tell you,...
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Ginger Carrot Cake Ready Food

A treat of Ginger-Carrot Cake

I made this ginger-carrot cake a lot of times already, it is so easy to prepare. I brought it to work a couple of times and my colleagues were very...
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Netflix Mind

Learning from Netflix

Netflix is indeed for many of us a great addiction. Hours after hours behind the TV, IPad or other mobile device in bed, on the couch or wherever you are....
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Orange Moroccan Chicken Tajine Food

Orange Moroccan Chicken Tajine

You probably already know when you read my blogs I prepare my diners ahead for the week. Normally Sunday is my cooking evening. Depending on what I have in store...
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Spicy Chorizo Couscous Food

Spicy Chorizo Couscous

I normally prepare my meals on Sunday for the coming three days. By doing this I create myself some time on Monday and Tuesday for example to go to the...
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Strawberry Coconut Bowl Food

Strawberry Coconut Bowl

Saturday morning; after a whole week of normal simple breakfasts of yogurt, fruit and nuts, I look forward to something special in the weekends. I have more time to make...
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Do it myself Body

How I handle my Grey Hairs!

Hmmm this is a topic for probably many women and men. We all at some point have to deal with the grey hairs or get bold. For me the grey...
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Insight met natuur

The four Insights color Energies

I had the privilege to take and assessment with the Insights® Discovery tool. The outcome of the 30 minutes assessment was striking. How do they know me after a couple...
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Brilliant Failures Business

“Brilliant Failures”

I had an interesting lecture from the Professor Paul Iske who is the founder and Chief Failure Officer (CFO) of the Institute of Brilliant Failures (in Dutch Instituut voor Briljante...
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Homemade granola 2 Food

Homemade Granola

You can find many recipes on granola, but this one I like a lot!! And to be honest it is very easy to make. You have to wait and stir...
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Strawberry Chia Pudding Food

Chia Strawberry Pudding Breakfast

Chia seeds are a power food and rich of omega 3 fat acids and proteins. You can use them in smoothie bowls and drinks. If you combine them in liquid...
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Simple Spring Rolls Food

Simple Spring Rolls

In the summer you don't want to stand in the kitchen too long to prepare your food. This recipe is super easy, fresh and healthy at the same time. You...
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Summer watermelon breakfast bowl Food

Summer Watermelon Breakfast Bowl

Watermelon tastes so good on warm sunny days! Most of the time after my run on Sunday I make myself an ice bowl. This time with the watermelon that I...
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Mascara issues body

Mascara issues?

Are you just like me always wondered why in summer and on warm holidays my mascara always works better than in wintertime?! Grrrr!!  Why does is get so lumpy when...
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Acai breakfast coconut bowl

Acai Breakfast Coconut Bowl

When I was in Bali I ate a lot of fresh ice fruit bowls. They are cold, healthy and besides that they look so pretty!! When I returned home, I...
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Recipe Hummus food

Lunch recipe: Hummus with grilled vegetables

I already made hummus before I even left to Tel Aviv, I love hummus!!!! This time I used the herbs that I bought at the Carmel Market to make this...
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