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Lonneke Engel & Vito the Dog

organic home cooked dog food

In the beginning of 2013 we adopted a senior shelter dog in my hometown of Eindhoven, a bullterrier named Vito. Little did we know back then that he would turn out to become a local celebrity in New York City. He now has his own popular Instagram page on which I share his life with […]

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Los Angeles hotspots: Restaurant Granville

Dear readers, I…am an adventurer (*dramatic voice*). Always have been, always will be. If I don’t explore new places in the world and collect unique experiences on a regular basis, I get extremely grumpy. Recently, I moved to Los Angeles, and wow… do I have a LOT of exploring to do. As a true foodie, […]

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Lonneke en Ecotulips

Organic tulips by Ecotulips

Did you know that most flowers and plants you buy in the Supermarket, farmer’s market and flower shop are actually not organic and eco-friendly? Did you know most flowers and plants are (just like many vegetables and fruits) grown with the use of chemicals and pesticides? I am from the Netherlands,  so of course I […]

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How I make the perfect veggie burger

Making the perfect veggie burger is all about good ingredients, the right cooking and the right stacking. let’s start to see how I make my perfect burger! There are 2 ways to make a veggie burger: to make the veggie patty from scratch, which is of course the best, but takes a lot of time, […]

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How we make the best organic coffee at home

This Organice Your Life clip shows you how Lonneke and her husband Dirk make the best organic coffee at home! This time it was a Latte macchiato, made with their favorite organic coffee by Antica Tostatura Triestina, an Italian coffee company of their friend Alessandro Hausbrandt. Antica has many kinds and flavors of coffee. Dirk […]

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tropical vegan fruit dessert

Tropical vegan fruit dessert

When I am in the Netherlands with my husband, one thing we love is having dinner with his family! My Mother-in-Law Marlies makes the most beautiful and best-tasting dishes. She is a true top chef. This one was my favorite dessert ever, I HAD to have the recipe for this tropical vegan fruit dessert! So I […]

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OYL vegan black bean chocolate brownies

I love chocolate! And what is better than a brownie? Organic & vegan black bean chocolate brownies! Here is our version of this delicious organic treat, that is not too bad for you considering a large part of the brownie is made with black beans! I LOVE this brownie! And Dirk Verest makes this one […]

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ASPEN

My photoshoot in Aspen

Working as a model has brought me so many opportunities, and one of the most challenging is to deal with the constant change of weather. As for now I’m enjoying a great warm Brazilian summer, but a month ago I  was in NYC with the blizzard invading the American sky, I was freezing! This past […]

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Stamppot: a typical Dutch dinner with a vegetarian twist

In the Netherlands, people eat a lot of mashed potatoes and different vegetables, especially in the Winter, which we call “stamppot”. It is a typical Dutch dish and  very easy to make. I think it is delicious! I am showing you a healthy and tasty version with kale that is vegetarian!  Stamppot: a typical Dutch […]

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pear smoothie

Pear mint smoothie

 This is a recipe for a delicious easy pear mint smoothie! Pear smoothie a refreshing smoothie for any time of the day! Author: Lonneke Engel Recipe type: smoothies Serves: 2 Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  1 min Total time:  3 mins Ingredients 4 juicy pears 1½ cup of rice milk a handful of organic mint leaves […]

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RawXmasPuddings

Raw Mini Christmas Puddings

Hi everyone at OYL!!! Well here it is. Last minute post of the year for me! I was in the kitchen this afternoon making up a raw non-chocolate version of my ‘Choka-fruit Puddin’ (recipe in my book) and of course posted a pic to Instagram promising to share the recipe. So here it is. These tiny puddings are […]

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Restaurant Deeg Utrecht

When I have a meeting in another city, I like to mix business with pleasure. So I always want to try out a really good restaurant in the neighborhood. This time in Utrecht, the Netherlands, we went to Restaurant Deeg. Sorry for the dark pictures but it was so romantic ;-) I haven’t been in […]

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