Tag: health

Grilled chipotle green tomato carpaccio with avocado lime mousse

Yes I did. I totally just went there. I took the original carpaccio, which just simply means thinly sliced meat (for those who don’t frequent italian inspired menus), and I veganized that mofo. Why? Cuz I’m fancy like that. I have previously written about how cool I think it is to have seasonal ingredients here in Holland. When living in…

Autumn Pumpkin chai latte

**sounds of crickets** Is there anyone still listening? I hope that my several week hiatus from the blogosphere hasn’t completely lost my dearest readers. I am positive that at least friends and family could still be interested…and anyway it is nice to just write for myself : ) So here it goes. Perhaps it’s a bit late to discuss the…

An open letter to America from an indignant expat

As a premise to this post, I want to say firstly, so there is no confusion, I am a liberal. After living in Amsterdam for a year, I have many (possibly impractical)  ideas about how to improve the lives of my friends and family living stateside. This includes building bike lanes in all cities. Secondly, I have lost nearly 15 lbs…

Why should you care about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy?

Friend: Did you hear the news?!!?! Me: No, I never read the news. What’s up? Another terrorist attack in the US? Friend: No…Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy. I guess it reduced her risk of breast cancer from like, 87% to 5% risk. She had a mutation in BRCA…or something like that. What is BRCA, anyway? Almost one week ago,…

5 ways living in Amsterdam can prevent cancer

Despite the evolving nature of science and our knowledge of cancer prevention, it is well-accepted that your risk of developing many types of cancer is affected by the lifestyle choices you  make. In fact over half of all serious diseases in the US (including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) could be prevented if people adapted a healthier lifestyle.   Sorry ladies and…

Drinking your way to better health

I encourage everyone seeking a healthy start to the new year to check out my guest blog Tea Time (by Jackie) on the beautiful Vegadutchie blog. Jolijn, the vegadutchie, is an awesome vegan chef and photographer residing in amsterdam.