Too busy to cook. Often away from home. Uninspired. No domestic goddess… Good try, but such excuses don’t work these days. A healthy lifestyle is easy to espouse when you have a wealth of food bloggers out there who deliver simple solutions on a daily basis. They pretty much keep themselves busy 24/7 with what’s […]
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Too busy to cook. Often away from home. Uninspired. No domestic goddess… Good try, but such excuses don’t work these days. A healthy lifestyle is easy to espouse when you have a wealth of food bloggers out there who deliver simple solutions on a daily basis. They pretty much keep themselves busy 24/7 with what’s happening on the culinary scene – so that you don’t have to. Recipes, hotspots, tips and tricks: it all gets handed to you on a silver platter. All you have to do is find the blog that suits you.
Vivian Reijs is an expert on healthy lifestyles. Reijs is an allrounder who provides tips on good food, great beauty products, the right workouts and the best yoga retreats. Oh yeah, and she has her own range of chocolate. You can read about why we’re such fans further in this issue, during a Q&A with Vivian.
The Green Kitchen is the brainchild of the couple David and Luise. Luise is the hippie, health-minded foody who cooks from nature. David is a vegetarian, a food stylist, photographer and an art director for a magazine. Luise is the cook, David the baker and together they make a splash in the kitchen. Inspired recipes for lazy Sundays, Meat-free Mondays (and healthy, tasty meals for any day of the week), beautifully styled and photographed.
‘Love Your Life, Love Your Food, Love Your Self’ is the credo of Deliciously Ella, and it’s a good one. Ella was diagnosed with a rare disease that makes daily life almost unbearable. Drastic measures followed: Ella traded in her diet of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and peanut butter eaten straight from the jar to one based on vegetables. Ella’s blog is brimming with recipes, beauty tips, events, yoga, fitness and even fashion. You’ll find interval training that you can squeeze into your routine and relatively simple but extremely tasty recipes that prove that a healthy lifestyle really isn’t difficult to maintain.
There are so many blogs, it’s all about what appeals to you personally. Madeleine Shaw (madeleineshaw.com) blogs under the motto ‘Enlivening the hottest, happiest and healthiest you’, a goal that she tries to achieve with a diet in which vegetables and grains play leading roles in delicious and easy to make recipes. Sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (hemsleyandhemsley.com) cook up real delicacies using vegetable fats and natural sugars and create beautiful shots of the results. And for the sweet-tooths among you there’s the Pinterest-hit Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com), who gives all sorts of sweet dishes a healthy make-over. Yum!