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My grandma’s Banana Cake

I love food and all that is involved with it : searching for the nicest ingredients , prepping  and cooking. In my opinion there is no better reason to gather your loved ones than for a good homemade meal. When I was living by myself working as a model in France, one way I found […]

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Black Bean Brownies by Lonneke for Vogue Nederland

This Christmas, Vogue Nederland has gathered 5 women who are food experts to share a recipe that would together make up this year’s “Vogue NL Christmas Dinner” (or in Dutch: Vogue Kerst Diner) I was asked to submit the dessert. Here you can find the recipe in English for the vegan Black Bean Brownies by […]

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Zucchini banana bread mini muffins for breakfast.

Zucchini banana bread muffins

I found the ingredients to this recipe on a note written by my friend, singer  Maruja Retana, and decided to add my touch to it. The result? Delicious zucchini banana bread muffins great for in-between snack or as a healthy breakfast muffin to start the day. I love them even more as they come in […]

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veggie medley a la Provence

This is just a simple delicious dish. and really easy! Step 1: buy veggie patties of your choice. Step 2: get all the leftover veggies from your fridge and cut them up in small chunks. You can also buy fresh veggies that fit well in the French kitchen. Think red onions, peas, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, […]

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Pasta arrabiata & pesto tempeh meat balls

Pasta sauce making is easy if you follow a few rules. I always make my own pasta sauce just because I think it tastes much better than a jar of pasta sauce. I also watch the pasta cook those few minutes so I get them out of the boiling water so they are “al dente”. […]

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Vegetarian BBQ

There are so many delicious recipes for a vegetarian BBQ you can make yourself easily. No need to have a complete meat fest! Here are some tips for you to try: Create nice kebabs from colored vegetables; add some potatoes and or tofu. Grill some eggplant or zucchini. Use a smaller mazed roster for the […]

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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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quinoa stuffed bell peppers

quinoa stuffed bell peppers

It is a known fact I love to use the oven for cooking! So here I have another delicious recipe for you to try. I am sure you will love it! quinoa stuffed bell peppers Stuffed bell peppers from the oven are so delicious! Author: Lonneke Engel Recipe type: dinner Serves: 2 Prep time:  15 mins Cook […]

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Quinoa pasta with cashew pesto

Quinoa pasta with cashew pesto

This is a simple recipe but it makes you look like a true chef! Pasta with cashew pesto is delicious and nutritious using cashews as a creamy base. While the usual pesto is made of pine nuts & basil mixed together, this is proof you can use other nuts to get a creamy base, and arugula […]

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Indian coconut- pumpkin soup

Indian Pumpkin coconut soup

Soups are great for the cold days, or just when you are craving a nice nourishing soup! I like to use coconut milk sometimes to make my soups a bit creamier instead of cream. And since pumpkins are big usually, I like to use half of the pumpkin in a nice oven dish, and the […]

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Vanilla-Chiaseed Mylkshake

As a girl one of my favourite things was a cold vanilla milkshake. Usually made with lots of sugar, dairy milk, ice-cream. Definitely not a healthy way to get re-energized, in my opinion. Throughout summer I like to make each member of my family a juice daily, & a smoothie or ‘mylkshake’ (the truefood alkalising energizing mylkshake […]

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Look TV: Healthy Living with Lonneke Engel

This is a video I did for Look TV called “healthy  living with Lonneke Engel”. I it filmed a while ago and  I take you to the NYC Union Square farmers market. I also show you how to prepare a few easy delicious dishes using healthy ingredients that I bought at the NYC farmers market! […]

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