Hello! My name is Sophie & I have lived in Brussels, Belgium for 10 years. Now, I live with my husband Peter elsewhere. I love to cook, eat & bake a lot. I cook mostly healthily but with a twist! In the last few months, aka End of July 2017, my blog is about: My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! 🙂
Me, Myself & I in Berlin snacking on some vegan chocolate chip cookies!
Me, Myself & I in Berlin snacking on a vegan chocolate chip cookie!
I love to cook in general. I inherited my cooking skills from my late paternal grandmother. I cooked & baked with her when I was little. She also had a large veggies & flower garden. I am a lot like her in different ways. She was my moemoe, my inspiration in all things in life.
Besides cooking & baking, I also love to grow a few veggies from scratch myself. My husband & I have since last year an allotment. We  grow organic veggies & fruits. I have published some gardening updates with you all in the last year & one of my gardening posts was number 1 in the most viewed posts of my blog in 2015! Ooh yes, about 17,000 times! That makes me a very happy woman! 🙂 
 I also love to go to museums, photo exhibitions & art exhibitions. I also love to travel & sleep in. I love different kinds of music, from classical to jazz & metal to hip hop.
My favourite bands are: Within Temptation, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Ella Fitzgerald, Angie Stone, Mary J. Blige & my favorite band of all time is: FAITH NO MORE! They rock! 🙂
In the last years, my recipes have been featured online on websites like multiple times with many recipes on Australiancarobs.com, Chocodelic.nl, with my breakfast smoothy & also in their newsletter, I was featured 22 times on Instructables!!!! 
2 of my photos are used & published in an online internet site called 60 by80, Berlin section. 
Also, another Berlin photo was used on a Dutch Website about Berlin! 
My famous Jerusalem Artichokes Latkes were featured on an American website, to celebrate Hannukah, on December 22nd 2016 HERE! 
Just click onto the photo to go the article! 🙂 Yay! 

I was also featured on a website for vegans/vegetariens aka veggie boards & they praised my vegan gluten-free strawberry puddings!

I was also featured & interviewed by my good friend Elaine at the wonderful healthy foodblog: Foodbod. You can read the interview here!

Recently, In March 2017, I was featured 3 times on Kris Carr.com website. Ooh yes! All 2 recipes in their breakfast section with this one:
Spelt Vanilla pancakes!!!!
And with my Nut Seed Granola, they rewrote my recipe for the American readers!
Recently, I am featured again with my Lentil Avocado Spread Wrap! Ooh yes! They rewrote my recipe a bit too! 
Since the end of December, I made my 1st E-book called: Healthy Vegan Christmas! You can download it if you subscribe to my blog! It has 10 new all vegan recipes in it & 8/10 are also gluten free!!! Enjoy!
Just click onto the photo to subscribe!
Just click onto the photo to subscribe!
 Welcome to my blog & enjoy it!
Here are some tasty pictures to show you a bit the kind of foods that I make! Just click onto the pictures to go directly to the recipes!
Tasty ricotta appetizers!
Tasty ricotta appetizers!


Buckwheat sables!


Rye spelt wheat sourdough bread with roasted hazelnuts!


Pumpkin smoked bacon quiche!
Pumpkin smoked bacon quiche


My E-Book: Healthy Vegan Christmas!


Me, enjoying some excellent food in Kok au vin, Bruges!


Raw Kale pear Smoothy!


Brussels sprouts smoked bacon spelt pasta!


Pancakes for Christmas! 
Here are some testimonials from my readers:

1Sean & Linda said: About this post: Roasted pumpkin, chorizo thyme soup, served with a home-made savory pumpkin, feta bread! ” We made your lovely superb soup & that bread is divine & even FABULOUS!!!! “

Sean & Linda

About my Festive Creamy Smoothy: ” I made your lovely persimmon banana smoothy & my wife & kids loved it so much, as I did. It was super Yummy too!  “


About my festive, cheesy ham pesto appetizers! ” We made your festive delicious appetizers yesterday for a party with our neighbors! My guests all loved them! xxxx “

Sean & Linda

About my Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry cream cheese ice-pops! “Loved those Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Pops! I must make them again this summer! “


About this post: Raw Vegan Gluten-free Blackberry Caramel Nougat bars! Hannah from the vegan blog Bittersweet said this: ” Oh my goodness, that sounds unbelievably delicious! I may not be able to use home-grown blackberries for mine, but I have no doubt that the end results will still be stunning!!! “

Hannah (bittersweet)

Hi Sophie! Thanks for finding me; I look forward to reading your posts and seeing your yummy healthy recipes! 🙂 Cheers, Violet


    About my vegan carob cranberry brownies: Suzanne@Apuginthekitchen said: ” Those are some seriously decadent brownies. I have been munching on chocolate covered cranberries and know this combination is delicious.”

Suzanne @ A pug in the kitchen
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  2. Hey there, Sophie! With a music hit-list like that – I think we would get along great in the kitchen 😉 It seems like my husband is always blaring Red Hot Chili Peppers while I’m in whipping up dinner… *so romantic*
    Great site – I’m looking forward to perusing it some more…

  3. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  4. I loved reading you about page. It was so nice. You look so cute too! hehe 🙂

  5. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  6. Wow! You have so much of variety in your recipes! wonderful blog! Thanks sophie!

  7. Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes and if you do, please let me know how they turn out.

  8. I love to cook and bake too, ever since I was a little girl. Your recipes look great! Glad to have found your blog! 🙂

  9. My grandmother was a wonderful baker and cook too, and I learned a lot from her. I love the diversity of recipes and travel stories on your blog! Glad I stopped by for a little visit.

  10. Hi Sophie,
    Thanks for passing by and subscribing. 🙂
    You have a great Blog here, from time to time (if I may) I’ll print your recipes and make some of your dishes.

    I’ll also be showing my eldest son your Blog, I think it will help to inspire him to continue with his.
    Bye for now.

  11. Hi Sophie, thanks for stopping by my blog! I just had to come by and check out yours and I love it! I lived in Holland for a year while at University and have visited Belgium a few times so some of your recipes look very familiar. I can’t wait to get regular (and tasty) updates!

  12. I have to say, I think I’ve fallen completely and immediately in love with your blog! I look forward to scrolling through the entire thing next time I have chance 🙂 x

    1. Oooh,..;that’s so sweet & kind of you! You must make every recipe now: hahahahahhha:) Enjoy it too! 😉

      1. You’re welcome..I really like your blog and find your posts so refreshing

    1. Thanks somuch! i received a whole lot of awards lately but I didn’t blog about them: life is too busy but thanks for nominating me too! 🙂 xxx

  13. Hi Sophie, thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it so that I can discover your wonderful creations! Expect me to drop by often. I am following!

  14. I was diagnosed with celiac four years ago. Was on a gluten-free diet exclusively until i went to Ireland and indulged in Guinness and found that I can cheat without repercussions. I’m about 90% gluten-free now. So I’m always looking for some good gluten-free recipes and advice. Oh, and I also have a daughter-in-law who is a vegetarian. Happy cooking!

    1. Ooh,…that’s too bad. 😦 I lived 1 year GF & boy that wasn’t easy at all! 🙂 Now, I can digest gluten but I prefer GF pasta still though. I challenge myself sometimes to make foods GF to learn new things. I can digest spelt & light spelt flour. Wholemal spelt flour I can’t digest anymore!
      Welcome to my blog & I hope you & your daughter will love it here! 🙂 Bye!

  15. Great to come across your blog, Sophie! I have many vegan clients and friends and will use your blog for inspiration! Thanks also for stopping by my blog earlier http://arcticgrub.com
    Sunny 🙂

  16. Pleased to meet you Sophie… which is a name derived from Sofia (Greek), meaning “Wisdom”. I love the name, because I have a son and a sister whose names also mean “Wisdom”, but in two other languages.
    I am not a vegan, but I do appreciate and respect people who ‘are’ and present varieties of recipes which put us carnivores to shame! Thank you for visiting my blog which directed me to your fabulous blog. I’m now a fan! 😀 Fae.

    1. Thanks, dear Fae! But I am not a vegan but do cook, eat vegan 5x/week & so does my husband! we can’t say no to good organic chicken or organic pork & venison too! 🙂

  17. Hey Sophie, love your blog. I see the homemade granola by your side in the photo. I have a recipe for granola bars and I just posted Honey Roasted Nuts the other day. I am not vegan, but always willing to try new things. I will be trying your Chocolate Cashew, Pumpkin Spread. I would like to invite you to view Savor the Food. I see you like to use organic foods. I have over 200 recipes and maybe you might like something you can cook with organic produce. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your blog with Us.

    Chef Randall

      1. Thanks Sophie I am glad you like our blog and hope there are helpful things for you to use with your cooking experiences!! 🙂

        Thanks for stopping by as well.

    1. Waw, thanks so much, my dear friend, for 2 amazing awards! I gladly accept them but don’t blog about them anymore! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Fae! I am happy to collect them but don’t blog about them anymore. I have received more then 250 awards now & there is only so much about yourself you can tell,….But a huge double thanks to you, my friend! Double yeah!!! Happy dancing too! 🙂 xxx

  18. Hi Sophie! Your recipes look great! I’m on a cleanse right now, but I will have to check them out when I’m done! Happy eating 🙂

  19. Hi Sophie! I’ve noticed that you comment on a lot of blogs I follow, so I wanted to check out your blog. I love that you have a lot of vegan recipes. I’ve been vegan for a year and am always looking for new things to try. I also like that your blog is easy to navigate – some blogs aren’t. Great blog, I’m so happy to have found you!

    1. Thanks so much, dear Dana! I don’t blog about my awards anymore: I have received more then 250 now but I am very grateful that you love my blog & thanks for the kind words of praise too! 🙂 Thanks! xxxx

  20. Love following your blog – you really are plating up some fabulous dishes!

  21. Sophie, thanks for reading my blog and your kind comments. Very impressed with your creative vegan recipes.

    1. Thanks so much, Iain! I am not a vegan but do cook, bake & eat vegan 5x/week! 🙂 Thanks so much! Enjoy my blog!

  22. I enjoy the twists you give healthy food! If you don’t mind may I link your page to my blog to direct people to your great recipes?

  23. Hey Sophie! I just stumbled across your blog and I already LOVE it!!!! All of your photos and recipes seem divine and I know that I’ll be making MANY of them soon 🙂 So glad I found you!

  24. Stumbled across your blog today Sophie. Lovely pictures of the ingredients/plants and such fun recipes! Following now! 🙂

  25. I really like your blog!I’m gluten intolerant and I follow a strict GF diet 8 years now. You’re so detailed and I really love that! 🙂

  26. Hi Sophie — I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award (http://bit.ly/12Gwfc6)! I love your blog, creative recipes, and friendly and approachable writing style. I truly appreciate you as one of my blogger friends, I always look forward to your comments and feedback.

    1. Oooh that’s so sweet of you! & likewise too! 🙂 xxx
      Thanks for this lovely award! Yeah! It will be my 120th award! xxx

  27. Hello, Sophie! Nice to meet you. I’ve known your blog from Fae. 🙂 Thanks for following my blog. And I like Linkin Park, too. 🙂 Looking forward to your new posts. Have a nice day.

    1. Thanks so much! This is my 3rd WordPress Family award: A huge thanks! & congrats yourself! 🙂 yeahhh! xx

    1. Thanks so much, Jhuls!!! Thanks but I am not blogging about my received awards! But thanks for nominating me,…I am cheuffed! 😉 x

  28. Dear, dear Sophie! You deserve so many awards and accolades for your blog that I won’t be able to list them here. However, as a token of appreciation for you and your wonderful blog, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please take a look at the nomination here: http://wp.me/p2WqlF-VV.
    Much love,

  29. Everything looks delicious – great to learn more about you! I was just in Belgium last month and absolutely adored it!

  30. Very nice,
    Ï’ve started helpng my Dad with his garden this year.
    Hard work but so rewarding!
    I love your blog and already seen so many interesting recipe, especially for home made nut milks which I adore!
    Nice to meet you Sophie 🙂

  31. I am new to your blog but already love it! Your recipes are so versatile & yummy too! 🙂 I am going to explore them all! 😉

  32. Have you thought of opening your own restaurant? You have everyone that reads this blog across the world mouths watering with each post. I’m not sure how risky it would be to do something like that in Belgium but if anyone can do it I would think it would be you!

    1. Ooooh,…Now you are flattering me, but my recipes are not all typical Belgian!

      We are still a very large meat eating country & there are not at all vegan restaurants over here, only 1 in whole Belgium,..but I like the idea of a cookbook,…maybe one day in the future,…Thanks for the support! 🙂 xxx

  33. Hi Sophie.

    Thanks for the follow, which led me to your blog. I look forward to reading more and trying out some of your recipes. It great to get vegan and gluten free ideas for food.

    All the best,

  34. what a lovely blog, I’m glad I found it today! I love the variety and the healthy twist in your recipes.

  35. Hey Sophie! I have been a follower of your tasty blog for a while now! I really enjoy your different tasty recipes! Keep on going on just like this! 🙂 Many greetings from Norway!

  36. Hi Sophie, excellent blog! We have several tastes in common – good bread, Spanish olive oil (Carbonell), and Stonemanor English store. I don’t blog often but I am currently preparing a piece on coffee and coffee bars in Brussels, if you have any suggestions I will be happy to credit you and link to your blog. I will be checking in more often in future.

    1. Nic eto meet you! I don’t live in Brussels anymore & don’t go there that often,..We should meet soon! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! I don’t accept awards anymore because this would be my 300th & 301th award,..of course, I am very happy now! xxx

      I really love your cool blog too! xxx

  37. Hello Sophie,

    Timethief recommended your blog to me and I’m glad I’ve come to look. I can’t wait to try a few of your recipes and I’m looking forward to reading more.

    We holidayed in Belgium for two weeks last September, with a week each based in Bruges and Brussels. We enjoyed it so much and I would love to come back again one day.

    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate it but don’t blog about them anymore. Officoal this will be my 350th award! yes! 🙂 xx

  38. Hii Sophie!I really enjoyed reading your About page..The way your paternal grandmom has influenced you ,your gardening,Your love for cooking and baking and creating recipes with a healthy twist!!Happy to follow you!!Keep in touch!!Shannu

  39. Hi thanks for following my blog. Look forward to exploring your blog and following your interesting reads!

    1. Thanks, my friend! But I don’t accept awards anymore because this would be my 651th award & there is only so much that you can tell about yourself! But A huge thanks xxxx

  40. I’m loving your blog Sophie,the recipes are very versatile and sound really delicious,I will certainly be trying lots of them very soon,thank you for your inspiring contributions and recipes.Cheers Nigel aka theaussiechef

    1. You are welcome, Nigel! I love your cool blog with tasty recipes too! I will be trying lots of them too! xxx

      1. Of course! You blog has always been on my top 3 🙂

  41. We really love your cool tasty blog here, Sophie!
    We have been following you for a very long time! We have made many recipes from your blog! x
    Keep on going! x

  42. Hi! I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award because you’re amazing! You can find the instructions on my blog page : veeganista.com

  43. Your food blog looks and smells delicious, Sophie. Well, I know it WOULD smell delicious if my iPad would allow such things. I’m glad to meet you today, and now we are following each other’s blogs. Thank you and have a great day. — Mark

  44. It’s so nice to meet you! Looks like we have the love of food and good music in common, among other likes! I love meeting people that are from other countries. Learning about their foods, customs, where they live is so intriguing! Keep the awesome posts coming! I’m a fan! Best wishes, Koko

  45. Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your content insightful, refreshing, and apt!

  46. Hi Sophie! Thanks for finding me; I look forward to reading your posts and seeing your yummy healthy recipes! 🙂 Cheers, Violet

  47. Hi Sophie, I am so glad that we have connected through this magical world of blogging and sharing our excitement around food. I love your energy and can’t wait to dig around and explore all of your creations. Happy New Year! –Deb

  48. I really love, love your blog! Your writing is cool & your recipes are always inspirational too! xxx

  49. I really love, love your blog, tasty recipes & you write with such enthusiasm!

  50. Great blog, Sophie! I feel like running to the kitchen right now and try all the recipes at once. Will try to come here often 🙂

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