Monday, 7 March 2016

The new Town Hall of Deventer is beautiful!

A few weeks ago I went to Town Hall Deventer. Here new inhabitants were welcomed by the mayor. And we (the new inhabitants) were the first group that were welcomed in the new Town Hall. This is a beautiful building. With an interesting story. 

The iron for the windows are made of fingerprints. These fingerprints are made by inhabitants of Deventer. Many people were against a new Town Hall. Everywhere was a cut back. But the municipality build a new expansive Town Hall. There were protest parades. During this parade some citizens gave the finger to the mayor.

The mayor wanted art in the new Town Hall. A competition was held, and an artist from Deventer won. She would design the art for the Town Hall. There was only one problem. She also gave the finger to the mayor during the protest parade. So she made a plan! She asked the finger prints of citizens of Deventer. Of course some of them were in the same parade. Thy didn’t want to give there finger prints. She said: I didn’t say which finger you need to use. Some chose to give the finger again! So now their protest processed in the Town Hall forever.

Sunday, 6 March 2016


Today was VeggieWorld in Utrecht Jaarbeurs. Super interesting. As a child in elementary school, I choose to be vegetarian. I really love animals. And I grew up on a hobby farm. So I really didn’t want my chickens, sheep or rabbit on my plate. Of course I didn’t see any harm in eating dairy. I thought it was part of taking care for your animals. The same as me brush my hair or teeth. Part of the daily routine. I actually thought I showed my love by doing this to them. (I left my guinea pigs free, and thought I made the whole world a bit better. But in my Disney world were no hunting dogs from the neighbours. Of course I was 3 years or something.) Still I didn’t want to eat animals, because they are so cute. This home with all the animals was my little heaven.

Later on, we moved. No more farm. Still guinea pigs. I was a bit older and started sporting a lot. I was the only vegetarian in my family. So I switched to flexy vegetarian. I didn’t want my mom to cook an extra meal for me. Mostly because I didn’t eat with them. I came home later because of my sports. I thought it was unsocial to ask this of her. And again, a bit older, my opinion changed. (ow I’m getting old.) Keeping livestock is very inefficient. There is a lot of energy, water and grain consumed by keeping livestock. While there are so many places in the world where is shortage. Besides, we don’t necessarily need meat, fish or dairy products. I didn’t think I could live as a vegan. Because as a real Dutch person I love milk and yoghurt.

But VeggieWorld was my aha moment! They had all the answers to my questions. Fish? No, seaweed! Where do I get my proteins? Beans, nuts, and avocado. Cheese? Yes we have cheese, vegan cheese. Really? Yes, really! And super delicious. So not yet…. But in a few weeks I want to start the vegan challenge. Then I can see how easy it actually is to eat plants. Only plants. So I don’t eat animals, I eat animal food. Rabbit food! I say yes to plant power. I already bought my seaweed. I love seaweed.

At the end of the day De hippe vegetarier had a presentation. She showed all the new food trends for vegetarians. She gave me a lot of inspiration, and I really enjoy her blog.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Pizza with cauliflower bottom!!!

I love pizza. But because of my diet I can’t eat pizza. White flower is not good for your body. So it’s good to find other ingredients. Besides this cauliflower button is super yummy.

What you need for the bottom:
  •           1 Big cauliflower
  •           1 egg
  •          A little garlic
  •           Optional some chees (Pecorino cheese)
  •           Thyme
  •           Salt and pepper
  •           Tea towel
  •           Blender

Well this is the thing with pizza. It’s like you can add all your trash on it. Do you have leftover veggie’s, and you don’t know what to do with them. Well pizza is the answer. Use it. Be creative! This is what I used:
  •           Leek,
  •           Sun-dried tomatoes,
  •          Tomato sauce,
  •           Zucchini,
  •           Smoked fish,
  •           Fresh basil.
  •      Mozerella

How you make it:
  •           Preheat the oven on 180 degrees.
  •           Cut and was the cauliflower.
  •           Add the cauliflower in the blender, make it very small.
  •           Cook the cauliflower for 5 minutes in the microwave.
  •           Let the cauliflower for example, drain well in a colander. In this time it can cool off a little.
  •           Then you can squeeze the cauliflower in a tea towel. It will leek a lot of moister.
  •           Put the cauliflower in a large bowl. Add the egg, garlic, thyme, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir it all together.
  •           Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the mixture over the parchment paper.
  •           Bake the bottom in about 20 to 25 minutes. It should be crispy. Mine was not crispy enough. I add the topping et this time, what made that the bottom wasn’t firm. 

Detox result!

A While ago I told you I started a detox program. I needed to lose centimeters for a casting et a modeling agency. With the detox program I lost weight. Not that much centimeters. I started looking for a personal trainer. Turns out that many personal trainers didn’t have time for me.

Because Of my course to become a weight consultant I know how someone should lose weight or gain weight, if they have the wrong weight. But specifically lose centimeters on a certain spot while you are under weight. That’s not my field of experience.

I have a love for running and CrossFit. But when I started CrossFit my butt got bigger. So at the modeling agency thy told me to stop with CrossFit. One personal trainer did have the time to tell me that I have an estrogen imbalance. Hormones determine where your fat stores. Many woman suffer from an estrogen imbalance. For example, this could be caused by the contraceptive pill.
The personal trainer told me a little bit about what I needed to eat and witch supplements I needed to take. Next to that he told me about a few exercises. 

But these were the same as on CrossFit . So I contacted my CrossFit trainer. We work together now. I need to lift lower weights and do more reps. In this way you focus more on combustion.   

So now I’m back again and motivated to lose more centimeters. 

This is me when I was on CrossFit.

This are the results from my detox program.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

No butter, no flour, no eggs Delicious Brownies

As I’ve said before; I love cocoa! I’m a chocolate addict. The real chocolate. 85% pure chocolate. Only there is one problem. Mostly thy add a lot of unnecessary sugar to cholate, and mostly thy contain the NOT GOOD fats.
So how do I get my cocoa chocolate feeling in a healthy way ?
Well with this avocado brownie receipt ! Soooo delicious.

What you need:
  •          2 avocado’s
  •           1 tsp of honey
  •           50 gram of RAW cocoa powder
  •          1 tsp vanilla extract
  •           2 tsp of coconut oil
  •           50 gram oats
You can add some cocos chips, linseed, and lemon juice if you want. Be creative with this! Maybe you have some better ideas?

What you do:

You meld the coconut oil. You add everything together in a large bowl. In this bowl you mix everything with a hand blender or you do it directly in a blender. Line a cake thin with parchment paper. Provide the parchment paper with coconut oil. Before you do all of this you can preheat the oven to 180 degree.  Bake for 20 min. It has my preference to eat the brownies cold. To let them cool of …don’t place them in the refrigerator.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Rawsome is awesome!!

Today my friend took me to Rawsome in Arnhem for a brunch. Her friend has just become vegan.
Everything at Rawsome is vegan, gluten-free, and raw. So everything is perfect for my diet!!!
I love this place. Every bite I took gave me a mouthgasm. And for all the chocolate gravers. Here I learned how you can eat something that tastes like chocolate, bud is more healthy.
I’m one of you, I’m totally devoted to chocolate.

 Next to that you can by raw chocolate. Which are still fat bud it are the good fats. We like those!
For all the people who don’t have Rawsome close to them. In Jumbo and other local supermarkets you can buy them now.

I’m not a vegan. I don’t eat meat. I do eat fish and cheese. Bud because of Neeltje’s friend we both something that tastes like cheese bud isn’t cheese. It’s not from an animal. I’m going to try this. Lather on you can read what my thoughts are about it.

Rawsome also helps you in your detoxing proces. You can get professional coaching to get you trough. You can even get your juices here! Find out everything about Rawsome on there website: 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Studying for my exam !!!

Tomorrow morning I have my exam. If I pass this I am a weight consultant.
Studying is not my strongest point. Specially with my dyslexia, this is a problem.
I am a hands on person. So learning from a book is not my thing.
I really enjoy consulting and helping people eating healthy. You have to be honest, else you won’t help your client. This is where I look for in my job. So I really want to pass this exam!

What I did! I made a power point presentation from the books. I pretended to present it to someone. The best way to learn for me is to talk about the subject. Next to that I used efaqt. On this website you can make a epitome from your books. Not only that, you can make mind maps, it tells you when you need a break. It is very helpful and I recommend it to all of you who have problems with studying.

Wish me luck on my exam tomorrow. After this I can blog a lot more !!!!