Tag: holland

Coworking Amsterdam @ CLOUD art and coffee

Overall Ranking: ★★★★★(5/5) Neighborhood: Jordaan (Center) Prinsengracht 276, 1016 HJ Amsterdam +31 (0)6 25189223 Hours: Monday-Friday 08.00 – 18.00 Saturday 09.00 – 18.00 Sunday 09.00 – 18.00 Price: $ Wifi: yes, free, no password, Power Plugs: Plenty of outlets for laptops Size: high ceilings, large tables, feels bigger than it is. Lighting: Gezellig. Warm. Natural. Cozy. Large front windows. Noise level: Quieter, soft music, soft conversation.…

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…

Dutchification of the innocent American

Hail to the king! We have officially been Dutch-ified. We Queen’s night-ed…and Queen’s day-ed…and just wow. I’m fairly certain there isn’t a quirkier country on earth. Unless you know of another country that hosts multi-day parties to celebrate a monarchy? I didn’t think so. We came up with a cleaver way to stay gluten-free (read: no beer) as well….whiskey (and…

Queen’s day! and apple-peanut-butter-happy-monkey breakfast plate

Things have been quite busy over at the hungry lifetarian palace. And by palace… I mean overpriced flat with modest decor. My home. If you are a Dutchie, then you know what’s up. It’s about to get crazy in the streets of the Dam. It’s nearly Queen’s day. Queen’s day has been celebrated on April 30th (despite the fact that…

Keukenhof: Land of beautiful flowers

It’s that time of year where beautiful flowers are popping up everywhere. When cycling to work, I pass loads of Narcissus…but nothing can compare to the flower park monster…the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof is a short drive from Amsterdam and an extremely popular tourist destination in Holland. Why shouldn’t it be? It is the world’s largest flower garden planting over 7…

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…

Vegan Reese’s chocolate peanut butter eggs

While grocery shopping in Holland, I can usually find everything I need at the Albert Heijn, Dirk, or BioMarkt, though there are the occasional frankenfoods from the US that I crave with a vengeance. The foods/ingredients that I have missed while living abroad include: 1) Maple Syrup. This is abundant and cheap stateside, but here you can only find the organic, super fancy…