23. 09. 2015

BAKED & BROILED WILD SALMON

Salmon was not among my top favorite fish perhaps because I was very particular of how the salmon was cooked. It was either too dry or too fishy for my taste. It wasn’t...

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09. 09. 2015

CREAMY BLACK BEANS

Black beans have become one of our favorite dishes at home after finally finding the right combination of spices and the perfect cooking time. I have tried many different recipes back in the...

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22. 04. 2014

QUINOA, CHICKPEAS & BLACK BEANS

I found my true love for rice and beans when I travelled in Costa Rica with my husband a few years back. Whenever we stopped at various roadside restaurants, the sure winner every...

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09. 04. 2014

QUINOA & BULGUR NORI ROLLS

These rolls are a perfect choice for a healthy vegetarian meal. I used bulgur since it’s a great substitute for rice and because I love the texture. I also wanted to give it...

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23. 01. 2014

MUJADDARA RICE AND LENTIL PILAF

Despite that bad name it gets from crappy cafeteria food, homemade rice pilaf is a delightful, easy-to-make dish cooked in broth and spices. It is wonderful as a leftover lunch for the next...

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14. 01. 2014

Tabbouleh

I am a huge fan of tabbouleh. It is easy to make and a healthy vegan meal. I usually make a big portion of it and eat it for lunch over the course...

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01. 12. 2013

CARROT, BEET AND ARUGULA SALAD

Beets are in season, and so good for your body and health. They are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, have strong anti-inflammatory properties, serve as a great detoxifying cleanse for your body, and...

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14. 11. 2013

HEALTHY VEGGIE LASAGNA

Even meat lovers will love this recipe. It is packed with vegetables, easy to make, and the smell of the roasted veggies will make your mouth water. Classic lasagna recipes can be pretty...

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06. 09. 2013

SODA CHANH WITH MINT

Nuoc chanh (also known as ‘limeade’) is one of the most popular drinks in Vietnam, and is a refreshing way to cool down in the summer heat.  My mom would make this any...

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30. 07. 2013

FARRO WITH MUSSELS

Aside from being delicious, mussels are a very healthy low-fat food naturally high in protein, selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B12, folate, and Omega 3, and contain compounds that are thought to...

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28. 07. 2013

KALE CAESAR SALAD WITH A TOUCH OF CRISP

If kale is done right it is amazingly good. The trick is to massage the kale first to soften the leaves, as eating it raw is tough and bitter. As an added benefit,...

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16. 07. 2013

HEALTHY QUINOA AVOCADO SPRING ROLLS

You have probably heard of quinoa before, but you probably didn’t know that it is a close relative to beetroot, spinach and tumbleweeds (it is not a grain). It is considered to be...

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27. 06. 2013

How to eat CACAO NIBS

You might not have heard about cacao nibs before, but they are trending in the stores right now because they are very healthy superfood. ‘Nibs’ are essentially the smaller broken up fragments of...

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25. 06. 2013

MUSHROOM FARRO SALAD WITH THYME AND HAZELNUTS

Farro is a gluten-free wheat grain originating from Egypt, and often considered to be a superfood for its high levels of protein and vitamin B. The slightly chewy and crunchy texture makes it...

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20. 06. 2013

SPINACH AND WHOLE WHEAT ORZO SALAD

With summer here, I have been trending towards preparing a lot of healthy dishes. The following is a great adaption to a healthy and delightful summer salad adapted from Self Magazine, which is...

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10. 06. 2013

HEALTHY VIETNAMESE CABBAGE SALAD SERVED WITH NUOC MAM CHAM

This salad is one of my favorites from the Vietnamese cuisine. It is fresh, easy to make and a little addicting. The flavors of salt, sweet and sour combine in such a wonderful...

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03. 06. 2013

HEALTHY ZINGY SWEET TREATS

If you have a sweet tooth like me, these little healthy treats will satisfy your cravings. They are pretty easy to make, especially if you have a good blender. If not, they will...

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01. 05. 2013

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, RADICCHIO, AND ONION

I made this side dish for a Mediterranean themed dinner party, after adapting the recipe from a post on SimplyRecipes.com. It was my first try at making it, and it was a hit....

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10. 04. 2013

PRETTY BABY BOK CHOY

This simple vegetable has an amazing presentation when cut lengthwise down the stem, and is filled with flavor. I sauté these on a pan with a little salt and pepper, and drizzle on...

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20. 03. 2013

HOW TO MAKE AREPAS

I have heard a lot about arepas from my Venezuelan friend Indira – she has promised for years to make them for me. She finally made them recently and they have fascinated me...

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25. 02. 2013

Egyptian Lentil soup with crispy chickpeas and fresh baked roti

In my search for a good lentil soup recipe, I have tried a few good ones but this recipe beats them all. Far from bland, it has a spicy kick and a acidic...

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15. 01. 2013

Eating healthy at Maria’s place

Tonight I had a wonderful dinner at Maria’s place. She made oven roasted portabello mushrooms, fresh kale salad with cranberries and roasted almonds, red quinoa beet salad and oven roasted small potatoes (last...

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14. 01. 2013

HUMMUS

Hummus takes practice to make, but homemade hummus is a lot healthier and tastier than the store bought version. I have been the lazy person buying the canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), but I...

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04. 01. 2013

OVEN ROASTED RED CABBAGE

I love red cabbage. It is a beautiful vegetable and using it is a wonderful way to add vibrant color and crispy texture to a variety of dishes.  Although cabbage has an undeserved...

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19. 12. 2012

BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

There is nothing better than to wake up to a beautiful sunny morning, and the best way to start my day is with a smoothie. My mum drinks two big smoothies everyday, one...

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11. 12. 2012

HOW TO MAKE NATURAL COUGH REMEDY

Recently my husband complained about a sore throat and a cough, and it was a coincidence that I found this recipe for homemade cough medicine on Pinterest by Nancy. My husband is very...

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21. 11. 2012

HOW TO SEED A POMEGRANATE

Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to remove the seeds of a pomegranate? I just discovered how easy it is. DIRECTIONS: Fill a bowl with water Cut the pomegranate...

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16. 11. 2012

HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD

This is such an easy little dish to make. INGREDIENTS: Heirloom tomatoes Basil Garlic Olive oil Salt & Pepper (sea salt flakes and ground pepper are my favorites) Heirloom tomatoes are very tasty. Buy...

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