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Stavanger, Norway – I think I’m in love

Preikestolen area |

I think I might have told you when I talked about our workshop in Helsinki but until recently I had never set a foot on Scandinavian soil. Not for any particular reason, but there was just always another reason to go somewhere else.. Sun, price, timing… you know the drill. Tom went on a fishing trip to Norway last year and came back with lots of enthusiastic stories, but for me it was a fishing trip and therefore not really interesting. (I don’t like fishing!) Helsinki was the first thing that made me realize that the Northern part of Europe might be more interesting than I had given it credit for.


Green smoothie with mango, coconut and pineapple

Green smoothies.. I’ve seen endless varieties pass by, but never really made one myself.. Maybe weird but I kind of had the feeling that putting veggies inside a smoothie was somehow unnatural. You eat vegetables, but it is ok to drink your fruit… But...

Bloemkool rode biet couscous-2

Cauliflower couscous with beetroot

While you’re reading this I will be running around in Norway… I’m sooo looking forward to it… Suitcase is packed, photo stuff is ready and we’re leaving early tomorrow morning. No it’s not a vacation and I will be going with a group of...

Roasted broccoli with garlic |

Day 5-7 whole30 – whole36 Roasted broccoli with garlic

Last weekend we were in Belgium, where good friends Sandra and Alain were getting married… We knew it wouldn’t be easy sticking to our whole30 program during a wedding… We had kind of foreseen that would be an issue and well not surprisingly we...

Kruiden crackers 002

Herb crackers – Whole30 snack

While on the whole30 we’re not supposed to eat any snack or junkfood. So not even paleo approved hamburgers or pizza. The first time that we were doing the whole30 I kind of missed that fact and I than made a delicious cauliflower pizza....

Tomaten salsa paleo approved-1

Day #4 – Simple tomato salsa

Just a quick base recipe in between. Delicious with sweet ripe tomatoes and super quick to make. I made this tomato salso to go with a sweet potato nacho dish I had made. Which I wanted to take a photo of as well but...

Krokante kip met biet en bloemkool couscous

Day #3 – Whole30 – Crackling chicken

I am slightly melting here behind the computer at the moment, but we’ll just pretend that I do not have sweat beads on my upperlip at the moment, right? Day 3 is safely behind us and we’re still going strong… :) Yesterday I spend...