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Grain-Free Spinach Pancakes with Wild Blueberries

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What do you make if you have a big bunch of fresh spinach? Chances are not pancakes, but don’t say no before you try it. I first discovered I can make spinach pancakes while reading one of my favorite cookbooks, inspired by Nordic cuisine. I made them once and since then I keep thinking of them. And because today, when I write this, is Pancake Day 2019, and I had this big bunch of spinach, I decided it’s time to make them again and write the recipe down.

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How to Make Real Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps

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You know you are a food nerd when you are extremely excited about the cracking of a Parmigiano Reggiano wheel and sampling of the heart of the “king of cheeses”. It happened this past weekend at Whole Foods, and I’m in cheese heaven. Those samples were the best piece of cheese I’ve ever had. Since I bought a big piece of Parmigiano that day, I wanted to make something that is hard to find in stores, Parmigiano Reggiano crisps.

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Chicken Coconut Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms

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This Asian inspired soup was one of the best meals we had lately. It is healthy, Plant Paradox compliant, keto friendly, and warming and refreshing at the same time. Even husband approved. Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about food with a Vietnamese friend, so I guess these discussions inspire me and make me want to explore Asian flavors more. Really proud of how this chicken coconut soup turned out.

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Spinach and Walnut Pesto

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I’ve been making and eating this spinach pesto for a long time, and it’s already featured on this website along with a full meal recipe, but I think this pesto is so easy and tasty, it deserves it’s own space in the recipe index. It’s a great way to incorporate a big quantity of spinach and extra virgin olive oil in your meals, and add some extra vibrancy, nutrition and taste on the plate.

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Italian Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

I realized recently I don’t have many salad recipes on this website, and I decided to change this. I’m making a list of my favorite salads I’ve ever had in my trips around the world, and will try to re-create them. Many years ago when I was living in Bucharest, Romania, my friends and I had a favorite Italian restaurant, and a favorite dish: Insalata di Polo, Italian for Chicken Salad. This Italian Chicken Salad was pretty close to what I experienced in Bucharest, so I’m sharing it here. Continue Reading…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

This one sheet pan easy meal was born from another attempt to find ways to eat artichokes. I don’t know about you, but those artichoke hearts – frozen or from a jar – are not exactly the tastiest thing you can eat, and I’m a little bothered by texture. But these prosciutto wrapped artichoke hearts might be the best way to eat them.

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Lacinato Kale Pesto, Your New Favorite Green Sauce

Take some green leaves, a lot of extra virgin olive oil, some nuts, a little garlic, add some Italian aged cheese and you have yourself a green sauce that will elevate any dish and will give you those healthy fats and polyphenols you need on a daily basis. The green leaves can be basil, baby spinach, or kale, and oh my, kale doesn’t disappoint.

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How to Make my Favorite Nut Butter, Pecan Butter

I’ve been sharing my love for pecans and pecan butter for quite some time, but I took it for granted and never shared the recipe in a dedicated post on this website. This weekend I went to Dallas Farmers Market, and bought fresh, Texas pecans from a farmer, and he had no idea pecan butter is a thing! I just can’t believe that people don’t know about pecan butter, when is in fact the most delicious nut butter out there.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Basil Vinaigrette

This is a lectin-free, plant based salad inspired by a salad I ate in a restaurant and really liked. Shaved Brussels sprouts make great salads, and if you don’t feel like doing the work yourself, you can buy them already cut (what I did). Roasted pecans, basil vinaigrette and few optional adds-on make this an easy and nutritionally dense, lectin-free  lunch or dinner.

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