Wow, if y’all know me you know I’m not a smoothie person. But I think I changed my mind, at least for the spring and summer to come. I’ve been wanting to get some superfoods for a long time and always been taken aback by the prices. They are super expensive, at least some of them, but I figured I’m worth it and finally took the plunge and bought spirulina, maca powder, Lion’s Mane and chlorella. And this superfoods smoothie is my new favorite food in the world.
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.
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.
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.
You remember the easy Brazilian cheese bread I shared a few months ago? It was so easy to make and so delicious, I feel like you never need any other bread recipe. Well, if you are familiar with the recipe, this one comes from the same source, my dear Brazilian friend who was so kind to share it with me and all of you. Luana’s Brazilian Sun Kissed Bread, or ‘Pao de beijo’ in Brazilian (kiss bread) is a plant-based, dairy-free version of the above mentioned cheese bread.
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…
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.
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.
Yesterday I wanted to keep it simple and easy and decided I’m going to have a tuna salad for dinner. And in the process of thinking how to make this tuna salad a little more interesting, while plant paradox compliant, I came up with this idea and I loved it so much I decided to add the recipe to the blog.
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.