Bring Soulfulness into Your Kitchen

It’s 6:00 and you’re standing in the kitchen.  Your brain is still racing from the hectic work day and your tummy is rumbling. Before you reach for the take-out menu or the microwave, take a minute to be more mindful about how you nourish your body. Sure, food gives…

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

There’s nothing better than taking the time in the morning for an extended breakfast. But in general, we don’t do this because we’re hurrying to work, or trying to get the kids out the door. This is a pity, because having breakfast is extremely healthy. Thankfully, smoothie bowls are…

Living Your Best Life with Feng Shui

There’s no place like home. It’s where you feel safest and the most free to be yourself, and the place where you experience many of life’s milestones. Because of this, it’s not surprising to think of your home as an extension or even a reflection of your inner self….

Six Things that Transform Your Home into Your Sanctuary

When your home is your sanctuary, simply being there can help you decompress after a hectic day. Here are six simple ways you can transform your home into the ultimate place to unwind. 1. Give your wall clocks away Chances are there are digital clocks on your mobile, your…

Veggie Bao Buns

When I first decided to make this dish, I had to think back to the good old days when we lived in Amsterdam and there was a Bao Bun stand on every corner. Because I haven’t eaten meat in a long time, I thought it would be a challenge…

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Soy Sauce and Lime

Grilled vegetables are of course the ideal side dish for a delicious summer barbecue, and you can feel free to use whatever vegetables you like! If you choose some of the harder ones (like the carrot in this salad, for example) cook them shortly before you put them on…

This is Why the Summer Holiday Makes Us So Happy

Your colleague comes back from his two week tour of southern Italy, bronzed, well-fed and dying to discuss every detail. Meanwhile, you’re checking flights and reading blogs about the best places to take in the local culture and cuisine of Vietnam. Which one of you is truly happiest at…

Try These 3 Sizzling BBQ Side Dishes

Yeah, even though I’m a vegetarian, my family loves to “just barbecue” every once in a while. It’s not a problem, as long as there are enough side dishes for “the balance.” That’s why extensive salads and grilled vegetables are a must for me. But every now and again…

Reasons to Establish Make-up Rituals

When you sit down to do your make-up in the morning, chances are that you’re doing it on autopilot. You have the steps down perfectly, you know exactly how much time each one takes and also what result you’ll get. In this way, applying your make-up is just another…

Summer Sun & Lipstick Shade

One of the most popular beauty trends of the moment is using bright and uniquely-coloured lipstick to make your mouth pop.  It’s been embraced by many A-listers as of late, including everybody from Rihanna to Emma Stone to Salma Hayek. And because these ladies all have vastly different skin…