What is natural skincare? We are debuking some common misconceptions. Tell you more on what you can pay attention to when buying skin-and suncare products.Read More
Not long ago, I wrote an article about sustainable and organic coffee and tea. With every choice we make as consumers, we can exercise a little bit of positive influence on the world around us, such as the environment and work conditions. And seeing as Johann and I aren’t the only ones in The Netherlands with a coffee addiction – Dutch people drink the most coffee in all of Europe – it is amazing to be able to have coffee that not only tastes great, but is also produced fairly.
Recently, I was contacted by Coffee to Stay, from whom I learned that their business does not only make sure coffee bean farmers are compensated fairly for their work, but are also taught how to work with climate changeRead More
So, to be clear, I’m definitely not a great cook. I can come up with new recipes just fine, understand flavour combinations, or at least I try to, and I also get that sometimes recipes don’t turn out well. I love food, but it is actually Johann who cooks and bakes most of the days. It is thanks to him that we eat so well every day.
And yet I do have some helpful tips…
After having shared plenty of tips with regards to food styling and studio work, I now want to share some photography tips. As with everything in life, the most important thing when it comes to photography is practice, practice, practice. Johann always used to say during photography workshops, that your first 1000 photos will be crap. But then you’ll finally that take one picture where you can see just how much you’ve improved.Read More
These gluten free and vegan waffles are a great idea for Easter. Make them savoury or sweet and enjoy a great start of your extra long weekend off.Read More
This cake is truly luxurious. The biscuit made from chocolate and almonds, the layer of rich chocolate that covers it, the sweet fudge with sea salt, the tahini, and you could even add an extra layer of caramel with some coconut cream and powdered sugar if you want to go extra fancy. This cake is more than just a treat.Read More
If you want a quick and easy breakfast or snack to make without an oven, then rawnola is what you need. Seeing as it has become customary for us to start the day off with granola, it can be nice to mix things up a little sometimes. Oh, and if you add some extra dates or other dried fruits to this recipe, you can also make some delicious bars to take to school or work with you.Read More
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a fancy and sweet-tasting pie. Banoffee pie with salted caramel and caramelised banana is exactly that kind of pie. It’s that kind of pie you really shouldn’t take two slices of, but you do anywayRead More
This has to be the easiest recipe we have, but we make this so often and we never get sick of it, so here it is anyway. This easy to make tahini dressing is delicious in a salad or with some grilled veggies. Or, if you make some quinoa with chopped raw vegetables, this dressing will finish it off perfectly!Read More
Granola is the perfect recipe for someone who can’t bake to save their life, but it is also a great basis for a good healthy breakfast, and will give you a happy feeling for the rest of the week.
To be completely honest, this is also my way of cooking and baking: throw a bunch of stuff together and pop it in the oven. But, of course, Food Bandits does sound a lot nicer. We make a big bowl of granola regularly, and I have some every morning with some fresh fruits, and Johann drowns it in almond milk.Read More
In my search for a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve written about what kind of cleaning products I use, and what soap and shampoo, but also about how I struggle with my H&M clothing addition. It’s a process of constant trial and error, but the intention is there, and the things that do go well, I gladly share as well.
But for a long time now I have struggled to find a good alternative to period products. I wanted something I could trust and thought it was bad enough already to have to deal with PMS each month in the first placeRead More
Does this post really need an introduction? I can’t even express how happy and relieved I am now that we have a great recipe for gluten free and vegan pizza, that also actually tastes like pizza. No offence, but cauliflower is not pizza and courgette is not pasta. Both are great as veggies. Definitely! But we want actual pasta and actual pizza.Read More
Today: part three of The Chemistry of Baking. If someone had told me before that chemistry is actually a lot like baking a cake, I might have paid more attention in school. Today we will look at different kinds of leavening agents with the help of our favourite chemistry teacher, Johann. What exactly makes the dough rise? And what are all the chemicals doing during this process?Read More
Vegan and gluten free baguette.This bread is fairly quick to make and tastes best if you eat it on the same day. But you can also have it the next day to soak in your soup. Bring in the (vegan) cheese platter!Read More
The structure of the polenta together with the sweetness and freshness of the orange is wonderful, so do make sure to give this recipe a try.Read More
Energy is a strange concept. It sounds simple. You gain energy by something, and the something can cost you energy. You can get energy from eating food, for example, but at the same time a large dinner can also make you feel tired. Your energy bill all use kWh, at school you learn about joule, and you can track your calorie intact when you go on a diet. But what is energy exactly, and why does energy matter?Read More
For years I’ve said that fries were my favourite kind of food. Or at least until I began to realise that my body doesn’t actually react very well to it. Generally, it’s just too greasy for me, and on top of that I’ve also realised that eating fries actually makes me lose energy instead of gaining energy from it. So lately I yell about how much I love eating a whole jar of kimchi, and believe me I’m not even lying. The moment you open my fridge, you can just smell the fermented garlic and chili flakes. My other great love is sweet potato friesRead More