Recipes

What I ate today – Real Food inspirations from (my) Real Life

What I ate today – Real Food inspirations from (my) Real Life

The first pillar of my work is Real Food: Whole, traditional and mainly unprocessed foods as provided by mother nature. But… what does that mean concretely? And how to make it work in “real life”? In this blog, I post Real Food examples from my Real […]

Divine Coconut Chocolate Dessert

Divine Coconut Chocolate Dessert

This is an easy-to-make 3 ingredient Real Food dessert that even kids love! It is sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free. It derives its sweetness solely from fresh fruit and coconut. These natural sugars are balanced with tons of healthy fats from the coconut, which […]

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

This article is not about whether or not to have breakfast. It is clear that everybody is biochemically individual and has different metabolic needs, with some people not needing any breakfast at all and some thriving on intermittent fasting. This article is only meant to […]

2 ways to reduce antinutrients in legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds

2 ways to reduce antinutrients in legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds

What are anti-nutrients? Whole grains, legumes, nuts & seeds naturally contain so-called anti-nutrients. The most important are: Phytic Acid: All whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain phytic acid (most in the outer layer or bran). Phytic acid can combine with important minerals (such as calcium, […]

Forgotten Superfoods: Homemade Bone Broth

Forgotten Superfoods: Homemade Bone Broth

 Home-made, long & slow-cooked bone broth is one of THE forgotten superfoods. Contains gut-healing gelatin (if prepared from gelatin containing bones, like joints, knuckles, neck…). An intact gut lining is utmost important to prevent “leaky” gut and as such essential for a strong immune system, reducing the […]

Forgotten Superfoods: Lactofermented Vegetables

Forgotten Superfoods: Lactofermented Vegetables

Lacto-fermented or cultured foods are another of THE forgotten, traditional Superfoods.  Fermentation is a process in which bacteria (lacto-fermentation) or yeast (beer, wine) cause sugar and starches to break down into alcohol or organic acids (such as lactic acid) Lacto-fermentation: Starches and sugars are converted […]