Thanks to all of you fun-loving food lovers, MDE is growing steadily to it’s first 10 k likes! I’m VERY grateful!
With growth comes new opportunities and adventures. One of them is shooting video content for MDE! I’m excited to share the first video with you in which I Interview Julie Hooper, the founder of “In Model Health”. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/Carj5goefik
In a world where there is much obsession over weight and dieting, “In Model Health” is laying the foundation for a healthier, happier lifestyle of models and consequently becoming a catalyst for positive social change. Cheers to that!
I like to hear your feedback and if you have idea’s or suggestion for my next video’s please share with me!
Lots of love,
This tiny nutritional giant crept into my kitchen over the past months and quickly earned a spot among my kitchen staples.
Until recently lentils were not part of my food vocabulary, I thought they were boring until I went to “Choices” a vegan café in Miami. I ordered the lentil soup and I have to admit when it was served a flash of regret ran through my mind. “I should have ordered something else.. this doesn’t look great, this might be on the edge of ‘too’ healthy”. I picked up my spoon and took a first bite and I couldn’t believe my taste buds. Was this really happening? It was incredibly flavorful, infused with cumin. I devoured the whole bowl and that from that moment on I’ve been developing this recipe for you!
I combined lentils, salmon and broccoli to max out the health benefits. Lentils are high in fiber and provide six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein, all with virtually no fat. The salmon provides the omega-3 fatty acid and broccoli holds the status of being among the most nutritious vegetables around.
It feels like a victory to make crazy healthy food this tasty! I can’t wait for you to try it! In the meantime I’m going to warm up the left-over lentils and have it for lunch!
Giggles and lots of excitement,
I like to make the six servings event though I might only need two or four. Just refrigerate and enjoy it the next day with something else! Mix in veggies and you might want to add some chicken stock.
Note that: I didn’t specify the amount of broccoli; eat as much as you like And every person gets 1 salmon fillet served on the bed of lentils!
Angela made this delicious cake for her own birthday and shared it with the photo crew she was working with that day! Lucky peeps It’s a gluten, dairy and lactose- free cake, and believe it or not; healthy enough to have for breakfast Happy Birthday Angela! To another fun-filled year with lots of awesome recipes and adventures!
Thanks for sharing!
This beautiful long legged redhead is Angela WIllemse. Great body, great skin, no wonder her fantastic blog is named www.greatbodyskin.com. This knowledgeable beauty shares all her amazing recipes, work-outs and tips for healthy skin. As a model Angela knows first hand what it’s like to live a balanced healthy lifestyle with the requirements of the fashion industry in mind. Curious to find out if she diets, counts calories and if she’s obsessed with her weight? Read on; she’ll tell you everything!
Thanks Angela! Your passion for health and sharing your knowledge is wonderful! Models can be great role models! You certainly are!
In my hotel room there’s a little kitchenette with a toaster, a fridge, a coffee machine but not a stove. That means no cooking for me this vacation, which isn’t the end of the world; I get to go out and sample all the food here in Cabarete And I can tell you that I did a really good job; I’ve been to many places hunting down the best food. I wish I would get paid to eat LOL.
When I’m vacationing enjoying some unhealthy yummy food like pizza, pasta, French fries and ice cream is very much part of it. All in moderation of course, I don’t want to feel sluggish an bloated when I go home, I want to feel like a million bucks! Eating healthy and exercising is key to achieve that.
It’s always a bit more challenging to find healthy food; most menus only have a few healthy options but I managed to find some very tasty dishes. In the picframe you can see some of them: sitr-fry, soy chicken with veggies and rice, Chicken salad with blue cheese, apple and walnuts, and the most delicious grilled garlic lobster. Yes I’ve been spoiling myself I also make sure to eat lots of fruits, veggies and I drink lots of water. ( ocean water included haha)
Kiteboarding is a great workout, it feels like I’m using every muscle in my body, burning lots of calories while playing with the elements of nature! Laurel Eastman’s kiteboarding school has very good instructors, one of them is the Dutch Maurice. We were talking about “Models Do Eat” and he happens to be a talented cook and super passionate about his food. Thai food is one of his specialties and guess what? He was so nice to share his Tom Kha Gai soup recipe with me! I can’t wait to try this recipe when I’m back home! Yes, of course I’ll share it with you too!
A big smile and a perfect morning breeze from Cabarete!
When I was a little I always dreamed of having a pet monkey. My parents explained to me that this was impossible, so I had to settle for a hamster. Yesterday I heard about a monkey reservation where it’s possible to feed monkeys…..it took me about 1 second to sign up! This morning we drove deep into the mountains and arrived at a location that reminded me of Jurrasic park. After a quick safety briefing the guide walked me into the jungle while carrying a basket full of peanuts and fruits. Suddenly I was surrounded by a group of curious and hungry squirrel monkeys. The guide handed me a plate filled with food and within seconds these monkeys were climbing all over me, gently taking the soft fruits, peanuts and raisins from the plate I was holding. They were sooooo sweet, sitting all over me, munching away, leaving me with an empty plate and a shirt filled with fruit stains… Monkeys DO eat Their little faces are soooo cute….I felt like a mom for a few minutes LOL
After playing with the monkeys I strapped myself into a tight harness to conquer seven insanely long and fast zip lines over the most beautiful green and lush landscapes. And as a bonus we ended the morning with a free fall into a bat cave, which really got my adrenaline pumping!
All this adventurous stuff made me hungry so I went to Gorditos in Cabarete, a famous taco joint that is known for their delicious fish taco’s. As I arrived they were just carrying a freshly caught 50 pound Mahi Mahi into the store. 10 minutes later I was eating one of the most delicious fish taco I’ve ever had!
Now it was time to do what I came for….Kite Boarding (or surfing). The wind picks up around 1PM and it was a gorgeous day! I took an instructor with me as I’d never been kiting in waves like this before. Boy, it was like learning how to kiteboard all over. Gusty winds, rough and deep water….I must have swallowed a gallon of ocean water today
This is an ideal vacation day for me, I feel refreshed and relaxed while writing this while watching the sun set. I’m so very grateful to be here….
What does your ideal vacation day look like?
It’s a serious undertaking to go to Ikea. There’s no other store I know of in which you have to walk a mile through a showroom labyrinth before you get to pull the things you want. The way Ikea makes you navigate through the store is so smart. After walking the mile long showroom I’m overwhelmed by the amount of things a human can possibly need. I need to sit down to think through all my options, what better place to do so at the conveniently located restaurant right after the showroom. Let’s satisfy the greedy feeling with some food LOL
I always have to have the meatballs with gravy and the berry sauce. I would go to Ikea just for this; probably not all that healthy but oh-so-good. One portion of meatballs and a plate of veggies, mashed potatoes and white fish fuelled me right up to make the final decisions and to pull the heavy pieces out of the storage room.
When I finally got to check out and paid for everything I got lured into a separate food section. Can you believe this?! Here I go again.. ; Buying Swedish chocolate, lemonade, cookies, crackers.. Oh boy.. Whoever thought of this strategy must be rich.
I wanted to be in and out within an hour and a half.. Three hours later with a car full of goodies I’m driving home singing along with the radio chewing on Ikea cookies. Happy to be done and already looking forward to the next time!
Have a fun-filled weekend sweet friends!
Awww she is SO cute! This is my dog Sky; she can barely wait to eat, she’s drooling, waiting for me to give her permission to eat. Just one picture sweetheart.. smile!
When I juice I don’t throw all the pulp away, I give Sky some of it as a snack or I mix it into her dry food. Pulp is great for dogs; lots of fiber and left-over nutrients. Carrot, kale, apple and parsley ( fresh breath) was on the menu today. Sky loves it, she pretty much inhales it; before you know it’s gone.
It’s so easy to give my doggie some extra love while treating myself on a healthy juice! I also like to throw in a fish oil capsule; great for joints, shiny coat and renewed energy. WOOF!!
If you have dog food related tips, please share!
I love that in summer there’s so much fresh fruit and vegetables available. All the colors and flavors make creating a recipe very playful.
I find it easier to eat healthy in summer; I naturally crave lighter food and eat lots of salads. And of course I want to be in shape when I go to the beach So I’m sharing a delicious and healthy fruit snack recipe with you that is super easy to make!
Enjoy the sun!
People teach what they most need to learn. That applies to me too; my biggest challenge was to eat more vegetables. The only way that I was going to eat more veggies was to start enjoying them more; I would have to make them taste good.
Quite frankly I didn’t know how to. My parents didn’t teach me how to cook. When I moved out of my parents house to start a modeling career in Milan I hardly knew how to boil an egg Who knew that one day I would be writing about yummy vegetable recipes!
Vegetables are so versatile, there’s so many ways you can prepare them and make them taste different every time. Like with cauliflower; I love cauliflower cheese soup, raw cauliflower rice with cashew cheese and now roasted cauliflower with parmesan cheese.Do you seet the pattern here? Cheese makes cauliflower tastes SO good.
Some people say you ruin your vegetables with cheese.. not me! LOL
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil and garlic.
Season with salt, transfer to baking pan.
Roast for 10 min. Take them out and divide the lemon juice evenly.
Roast for another 30 minutes, until tender and lightly browned
Mix in as much cheese as you like
Have a fun-filled Memorial weekend!