Entries by Lorette Steenman

Green Salad with White Asparagus

One of my favourite vegetables is asparagus. Already in April asparagus season starts and will run till mid-June. White asparagus grow under the ground and wont catch any sunlight. Green asparagus on the other hand produce chlorophyll as they grow above the ground and are receiving sunlight. Asparagus contain good amounts of vitamin A, C, […]

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Bitter Veggies for Digestion

We focus quite a bit on sweet and salty tastes while we tend to forget about umami, sour and bitter. Especially the last flavour is not often favoured by little children. This recipe has an abundance of endives, the curly cousin of Belgian endives. Other bitter produces such as grapefruit, sesame seeds or rucola also […]

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Red Lentil Rutabaga Soup

Red lentils  are an easy to digest legume providing you with a good ratio between carbohydrates and protein. Rutabaga is a root vegetable not seen so often on menus. Yet it gives us a decent amount of fibre, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and smaller amounts of immune boosting selenium. This earthy and grounding recipe just […]

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Energizing Spring Spinach Salad

This energizing spring spinach salad contains lots of raw and nutritious ingredients. The benefit being that it keeps a lot of enzymes intact, needed for properly digesting our food. Only when we absorb and assimilate our food well, it can be used by the cells for energy. Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse full of B […]

Vitamin P Inca Apricot Chocolates

This amazingly easy to make treat is full of bioflavonoids, also referred to as Vitamin P. The letter P stands for permeability: it determines capillary health (very thin vessels) by regulating permeability. With the help of Vitamin P we can support capillaries and may prevent haemorrhage, ruptures, bruising, viral infections, histamine overload and reduce inflammation*. […]

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Lysine rich Bread

  Very little effort goes into making this bread and the pay off is a nutritious wholesome one. The main ingredient is buckwheat flour which during processing is not being heated higher than 40 degrees C. This is important so that much of the lysine, calcium, Vitamin B and E is contained. Lysine is one […]

Sugarfree Granola

There is an overwhelming selection of granola’s in any supermarket. However, many of them contain lots of added sugar, which is not what you want to start your day with. In an average granola package you will quickly find about 20 to 40 gr. of added sugar per 100 grams of serving. The World Health […]

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Bloodsugar Stabilizing Cookies

During a stormy and wet weekend my son and I made ourselves useful in the kitchen. For kids, making cookies somehow remains more appealing than preparing a salad. For me the appeal is to make something that avoids a forceful whirlwind running through my house. These cookies are satiating and blood sugar stabilizing with its […]

Foods for Digestive Health

Beet-Ginger-Fennel Boost This nicely coloured breakfast with beet, fennel and ginger is a fibrous boost for your digestive system. Fibre is food for our gut bacteria. Beet contains betalaine, a compound which helps to regulate inflammation in our gut. Fennel and ginger are both soothing roots/herbs to alleviate any bloating or gassiness. Fennel seeds and […]