About Iem


My name is Iemke. And I like to call myself a foodnerd. But above that I’m a women, wife, mom of two amazing boys, a Dutchie living in South Africa, nutrition coach , blogger and idealist.

When I was 10 years old I decided to become vegetarian and have been ever since. Back in the 1990s in the Netherlands it was not a common way of eating.  Back then my main consideration was that I didn’t want to eat dead animals.

When I got older my considerations for my way of eating changed. I learned more about food and which food is important for our body. I realised a mainly plant-based diet is the healthiest way to live. Not only for your body, but also for you mind and  conscience. Agriculture is taking a big toll on our planet and the amount of meat people eating today is not ethical, when the emmisions of greenhouse gases are dangerously high and a great part of the world population is starving.

My study and voyage of discovery through the world of food let me to eat mainly plant-based. Not only for my physical and mental health. But mainly as a mom, I owe it to our childeren to contribute to a sustainable world which our they can inherit from us. For their future, health and world.

I’m nearly finishing my study nutritionist which gives me a lot of information about which food can support your body in staying or getting healthy. I will happily share this information with you on this site.

‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food’  Hippocrates

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