Orange food helps your skin

Orange is the national color of my country of birth. Generally seen during soccer events and on the national holiday, Kings’ Day.
The main reason why Tom hates the color. 🙂

Thank goodness it doesn’t stop him from preparing a lot of orange food, because it’s is very healthy. In short it strengthens, calms and promotes appetite. Eating orange strengthens your eyes. It protects your skin against the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun and air pollution.

Orange food contains beta-carotene and potassium.

Orange vegetables:

  • pumpkin
  • carrots
  • sweet potato
  • orange pepper

Match your choices to your condition

Unilateral eating is never good. Eating huge amounts of one single product neither. But after all these disclaimers: it doesn’t harm to school yourself in the constitution of produce and to eat more of it if you have minor health problems.

Or skip it if necessary. Tom has a risk for gout, so he will never eat oranges. They contain too much acid and don’t fit in his purine-free diet.


Pumpkin is said to be one of the superfoods. According to wikipedia superfood is a marketing term for food assumed to confer health benefits resulting from an exceptional nutrient density.

You can hear the caution they use. That’s because it is not yet scientifically proven. The Dutch Food Association thinks it is better to eat all kinds of different foods than to focus on superfoods.

In my view it can’t hurt to give extra attention to superfoods with the caution noted above.

Pumpkin’s benefits

  • Feel fit, either with the pumpkin or its seeds (potassium is good to lower blood pressure / good recovery after a workout)
  • Perfect for weight loss – lots of fibers, short on calories
  • Supple and healthy skin
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Enforcement of immune system and eyes
  • Mood booster

Have a look for a delicious recipe of Pumpkin soup over here.

More orange: Carrots

Mmmm yummy, one of the things I love the most to eat: Carrot pie. As you might know from my other blogpost I don’t cook, but this is a dish I could (and sometimes did) make myself. We still haven’t found the puff pastry we want over here in Spain, so it’s been a while now.

What you need:

Orange food: carrots
  • Kitchen knife
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes (sweet or normal)
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell pepper (red and yellow)
  • Fennel
  • Nuts
  • Oregano
  • Honey
  • Puff pastry (you can make it yourself or buy slices in a package)
  • Frying pan
  • Water and brush
  • Spring form
  • Oven
  • Oven mitts


  • Cut all ingredients into pieces, not too small. 
  • Sautee the garlic and then throw the other ingredients in the frying pan. 
  • Let it simmer for at least half an hour.
  • Oil the spring form with a little bit of olive oil and line it with puff pastry that you first wet with a brush. 
  • Spoon the filling from the frying pan in the form. 
  • Fold the pastry around the filling.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven for 45 minutes on 180 degrees C.

Have a nice meal and stay healthy!

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