Hi. Welcome to Between the Dots. I’m Hester, a photographer, writer, recipe developer, and chaplain-to-be. In this tiny corner of the world wide web I share my stories about food, life, health and travel.

For me, cooking and eating are a way to connect with others. However, that’s not always easy when living with a list of foods you’d better avoid. So I started this place as a way to share recipes that I am able to eat and show the world that it is possible to eat flavourful meals while avoiding certain foods. Originally that list consisted of onions, garlic and mushrooms. But that list has somewhat expanded in the past couple of years to FODMAP and lectin containing foods. If you’d like to know more about that, click here. Or if you’d like to have a look at my list of restrictions, click here. For a while, these restrictions have left me a bit at a loss as to what I could eat. So I started a new journey to explore food. And I’d love for you to follow along. Although, I’d like you to keep in mind that a diet is something strictly personal. What works for me, might not work for you. Therefore, I encourage you to use the recipes I share as a framework. Modify them based on your individual needs and preferences.

When I’m not roaming the earth, I live in the Netherlands with my husband Matthijs, our three bunnies, and my book and plant collection. I hope you will enjoy your time here. And know I’d love to hear from you, whether you have a question, like to share an idea, or just want to say hi. Feel free to leave a comment below my posts, send me a message through the contact page, or connect with me on social media.

If you’d like to know a little more about me and the beginnings of betweenthedots.nl, make yourself a cup of tea, and continue reading here.


What is Ko-fi? Through Ko-fi you can support Between the Dots by buying me a cup of coffee. One of the ways many blogs generate income is through those hideous banners. Something I prefer to steer clear of in order to keep this a calm and quiet environment. Instead I ask of you to give me a small donation when you enjoy one of my stories or recipes. Thank you for your support.


If you’d like to know more about what is done to protect your privacy, click here.