Models Do Eat 1st Anniversary + Winter Salad – By Model Jill De Jong

November 20, 2013 by Jill de Jong

Years ago I wanted to get into acting and I signed up for a four week bootcamp. I loved the classes, I had so much fun exploring and wanted more. That’s when my hubby and I decided to move to LA to give it a shot. After two years I realized I wasn’t passionate enough to pursue acting as a career and decided to stop but what was I going to focus on now?

One day I stood in the shower and looked at my “Kiss my face” shampoo bottle and it said “Do what comes naturally”. A train of thoughts followed, what is it that I really enjoy doing and what comes naturally? What makes me happy? It then hit me; every time I go to the farmers market and fill the car up with goodies I’m at my happiest. I can’t wait to bring it home and start making great meals. I love food, cooking and health. That’s it! I want to become a great cook and want to write about health and nutrition, maybe I should write a cook book? Some of my friends were surprised to hear that. You, cook? Really? My husband wasn’t impressed about my cooking skills, but this sweet man fully supported my decision and he’s now reaping the rewards LOL.

That’s when my MDE journey started. I fully committed to learning how to cook, and the more I did it the better I became. The better I became the more I enjoyed it. And at one point I was ready to start a blog and launched it on November 14 2012, so a year ago. I’m celebrating the very first MDE anniversary, it has grown a lot since then. It’s been a fantastic year, thanks SO much for your support and feedback! I’m excited to share with you that I’ll launch a new website in the near future. This new site will contain even more great content on health, cooking, nutrition and fitness. Stay tuned!!!


In two weeks from now I’ll be living in NY and I’ll trade my jeans shorts, flip flops and tank tops for leggings, boots and big sweaters! I noticed that I naturally prepare my body for the cold; eating winter foods such as hot oatmeal, soups and potatoes with sauerkraut. Winter time calls for warm food, but it’s also a good idea to keep eating some thing raw. Raw broccoli will support your immune system; it has a very high content of Vitamin C (three times the amount of that in oranges). In addition, broccoli has high protein content, which is beneficial for those who want a leaner body or more muscle mass.

I love this salad, the creaminess of the vegenaise, the sweetness of the raisins and the crunch of the pomegranate. When eating this tasty salad I eat way more broccoli then I usually do. And it super easy to make, should not take you more then 10 minutes.I like to eat it with potatoes, pan fried potatoes are my favorite :)

Winter broccoli walnut pomegranate salad 

makes 2-3 servings


Put the broccoli in a bowl and mix in the vegenaise. Then add all the other ingredients and finish with a pinch of salt.

Stay warm & eat well! Sending you lots of love.


Tags: Blog, Health news, Recipe of the week

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