The story behind GMO

"OMG GMO!"  There is a lot of commotion around GMO seeds & food in general. Specifically around a few Big GMO Corporations who are engineering these Genetically Modified Organisms. Let's just go into what this whole fuzz is about and if you should be worried. Where can you find "GMO" It is very likely you and your family ingest GMO ingredients daily by eating (processed) foods, supplements,…

5 tips for a Green World

Most people want a Green World. But how do we achieve that goal? I recently came across this quote by Carl Sagan on the Stop Fracking Instagram account that made me stop and think. I searched for more and discovered that this man, who brought the cosmic universe in understandable language to us, gave us inspirational things to think about and maybe even make a change. A Better World We all…

Detox your information overload

Thanks to technology, our lives have become so much easier and better organized. We can search for and find anything we want, whenever we want, on the Internet. We read and learn about everything and anything. Now there are even apps for everything you can imagine. We order fashion, food and gifts online, we read the news, we watch videos. It is pretty great! Social Media and information…

My 5 favorite John Masters Organics products

I have tried many all-organic shampoos and conditioners, but nothing gave my hair a healthy shine, but they only dulled my hair. I am still looking for a 100% organic & green haircare, but John Masters Organics haircare comes pretty close, and I love to use this for my hair. In fact, when I use his shampoo, I have to go less to the hair stylist to cut my hair and put a gloss in my hair, as my…

My top 10 charities to give to this year

If you don't know to which charities you should give money, here is my top 10 charities to give to this year. Charities that, some big and some small, give focused help. Therefore you get more "use" out of the money you spend on these charities. While there are many organizations that do good, I have listed charities I have experience with/donated to in the past/or have been to their charity…

What is vegetarian cheese?

When you order something vegetarian at a lunch room, you probably get a sandwich or salad with cheese in it. But did you know cheese is actually not vegetarian usually? So all those restaurants are wrong when they serve dishes with cheese in it and say it is vegetarian. Unless they can prove that the cheese is actually vegetarian. Cheese might be the nr 1 food product in the Netherlands, every…

IMG Model Talk

Did you know for years I helped young models live a healthy and organized life? For instance, on September 1st 2011, Anne-Marie van Dijk and I went to my agency IMG for the first annual IMG Model Prep which happens right before the agency's new girls start Fashion Week. Fashion Week preparations Not only is the fashion industry a demanding industry, the weeks leading up to Fashion Week season,…

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! Two ways of making a veggie 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, or use a good veggie burger from an organic food company. I have posted…

Freeze-dried snacks

There is a new phenomenon in the food world: freeze- dried snacks. Another way to snack healthy! Freeze-dried snacks are food that have been frozen, and then by drying have been depleted from all their water content. You can do this basically with all fruits & vegetables. One bag can be  only 1.2 oz, but has been made with 12 oz of fresh fruit... or even more! For the Winter days I…

Vegetarian meat

If you change from eating meat to a vegetarian diet, it is a big change. But it is worth it. But what happens is that you usually crave some kinds of meat still. I changed about 8 years ago to an 90% vegetarian diet, with a bit of good fish once a while. But I still missed eating a good hamburger (not the ones from fast-food restaurants FYI) once a while . I am still not sure if it was because of…

Canola Oil. To eat or not to eat?

I was recently researching the health benefits of Canola Oil, since it is very popular among us. And here is what I have found. I advise you to read it, and decide for yourself. At first I thought that name came from some kind of wonderful seed named “CANOLA”.But actually it stands for “Canada oil, low acid”. Where does Canola Oil come from and what it's made of? Well, it comes from…

IMG Model Talk 2012

In August 2012 I spoke at the IMG model Prep 2012, an event organized by IMG models for their young models who will experience New York Fashion Week for the first time. The past years this event has become a solid part of preparation for Fashion Week by IMG, with great speakers, healthy food, nice drinks, and great goodiebags for all the models! People speaking at the IMG model Prep * Nian Fish…