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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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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17. 04. 2013

SAMOSA ROLLS

These delicious little rolls are inspired by the Indian samosas. This inspiration came from my friend Sofia. An exact recipe is not really needed – I think that you can manage nicely with...

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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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26. 03. 2013

THE PERFECT PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE

I recently took a pizza making class with Jim Lahey, the brilliant founder of both the Sullivan Street Bakery and Company Restaurant (“Co.”) in Manhattan. It was a great class and he was...

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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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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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08. 01. 2013

THE NEW YEAR

Now that we are passed the holidays and the excessive eating (and drinking!) it entails, I want to shift to recipes that will keep you young, make your skin beautiful, and keep your...

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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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14. 12. 2012

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH CHUTNEY

This recipe is a favorite among all my friends, and of course my husband. I was not a big soup eater until I tried this recipe. It is such a tasty soup and...

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