• Cous-Cousey with Fetah

    It’s possible to eat healthy in semi-lockdown, even if you only have 5 minutes (of willpower) to prepare food. In this couscous, cucumber and tomatoes add fibres and nutrients, while parsley gives a boost of fresh and immune-system supporting vitamin C. Chickpeas and feta cheese help make the meal more substantial, and raisins – or dried apricots – are an optional addition if you have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied. Adding pepper in the end is totally fine, but skip the salt since feta has plenty! This meal is light and healthy – but what’s also awesome is that it can be varied with all sorts of…

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    Falafel Bowl with Spinach, Pomegranate & Mint

    It’s November 2018. The weather is cold but I was looking for an alternative to a heavy, winter meal. Salad-like, but still substantial. Warm but fresh. Filling but light. Something so full of vitamins and minerals that I could say – wow, Ana, you’ve outdone yourself again! Get ready to seduce your taste buds with explosive flavours of: *fresh mint *sweet pomegranate and *nutty hummus   Not unimportantly, I had a pretty good time preparing this meal since it was all easy to bake, cook and put together. Or, as I’ve illustrated in a graph: You can make your own falafel by looking up a recipe online, but I just bought it ready-made. Tried the…

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    Healthy, Dairy Free, Creamy Avocado & Basil Pasta Sauce

    Avocado is perfect for making pasta sauce – rich in healthy fats, tastes great paired with basil, is a deliciously creamy dairy-free alternative and carries a lot of nutrients. Follow my blog with Bloglovin I love a good organic tomato sauce on pasta, but having the same sauce every time doesn’t cut it for my freakishly foodie nature. Of course I could buy other supermarket pasta sauces, but have you ever noticed how many strange additives there are in there? Bleh. It’s much healthier to make your own pasta sauce than to buy some additive-stuffed sauce that’s been standing on supermarket shelves for months. Avocado & basil unite to form a creamy yet…

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    Tuscan Bean & Tuna Salad

    Heart-healthy beans get together with all-around healthy red onion, fresh parsley and (sustainably-fished) tuna. Addition of pasta is optional – sometimes great for making a truly substantial meal, sometimes unnecessary if you’re looking for a simply refreshing hearty salad.     Print Recipe Bean Salad with Tuna & Parsley Cuisine Italian Prep Time 15 minutes Servings 4 large portions or 6 portions served with a side-dish Ingredients 800 g canelini or brown beans canned, rinsed, drained250 g canned tuna from ocean friendly fishinghalf red onion60 ml lemon juice3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil organic and cold-pressed is best2 tbsp fresh parsley100 g fusili pasta (optional) weight before cooking Cuisine Italian…

  • Panzanella

    STALE BREAD SHOULD NEVER GO TO WASTE AGAIN! Panzanella is a Tuscan summer specialty based on bread and tomatoes – and it’s absolutely delicious! It’s a very healthy meal, full of fresh ingredients, low in calories and rich in nutrients. Just the process of making it will make you feel like an Italian God/ess, as the aromas and colors fill the plate. I’ve found inspiration for this recipe in the River Cottage VEG Cookbook by a man with a very complicated last name, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Print Recipe Panzanella with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Passive Time 20 minutes (skip this if in a hurry)…

  • Boiled egg & Avocado Bread Spread

    The weekend is coming! How about an easy-going brunch? Especially suited for profiting from those ripe, cheap and healthy avocados from your local farmers market. Print Recipe Boiled egg & Avocado Bread Spread Course Breakfast Prep Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 small slices good sourdough bread1 ripe avocado2 boiled eggs 10 minutes is enough or hard-boiled, boil for 7 minutes if you like it softer1 cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated1 tbsp extra virgin olive oilyour favorite herbs I use dried basil, thyme and oreganosalt and pepper to taste Course Breakfast Prep Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 small slices good sourdough bread1 ripe avocado2 boiled eggs 10 minutes…

  • Avocado Bread Spread

    Life without cheese and butter can be strange. Avocado bread spread provides a source of comfort, and shows you that good life is possible even while eating plant-based. Print Recipe Avocado Bread Spread Course Breakfast Prep Time 5 minutes Servings slices Ingredients 2 ripe avocados2 tbsp extra virgin olive oilsalt and pepper to taste4 slices good sourdough bread Course Breakfast Prep Time 5 minutes Servings slices Ingredients 2 ripe avocados2 tbsp extra virgin olive oilsalt and pepper to taste4 slices good sourdough bread Instructions Cut the avocado in half (cut around the pit in the middle) and separate the two halves. In a bowl, mash up the avocado with a…

  • Quick Couscous Lunch

    Nutritious and delicious lunches can be easy to make. This one takes 10 minutes to prepare and does not need to be re-heated. It will keep you energy levels high throughout the afternoon. Low in calories, rich in nutrients, full of flavor. Yum. Print Recipe Quick Couscous Lunch Prep Time 10 minutes Servings lunches Ingredients 1 cup couscous soaked in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes1 avocado2 ripe tomatoes1 handful raisins soake in luke warm water for 10 minutes before use1 yellow bell pepper50-100 g feta cheese, organicsprinkle of extra virgin olive oil Prep Time 10 minutes Servings lunches Ingredients 1 cup couscous soaked in 2 cups of…