• Buttery Garlic Bread

    Without butter, but with olive oil. Leave the characterless sugary white bread with artificial additives laying in the supermarket aisle. Indulge yourself in the true garlic bread experience instead. Sourdough bread is key. It pairs perfectly with olive oil and Italian herbs. Print Recipe Buttery Garlic Bread Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 10 minutes Servings baguette Ingredients 1 clove garlic minced1/4 cup olive oil1 sourdough baguette available at better bakeries2 tsp oregano/basil/thyme ie. Italian herbs of choice Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 10 minutes Servings baguette Ingredients 1 clove garlic minced1/4 cup olive oil1 sourdough baguette available at better bakeries2 tsp oregano/basil/thyme ie. Italian herbs of…

  • Feeling stressed? Eat this!

    “A nutrient-dense diet may help amp down stress” – writes a blogger at National Public Radio today, in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, and I am loving what I am reading. Feeling stressed and need to eat to feel better? No problem! Just, instead turning to unhealthy fats and carbohydrates, turn to these amazing foods to help ease your stress: 1. Eggs 2. Dark, leafy greens 3. Pumpkin seeds 4. Fish rich in omega-3 5. Flax seeds 6. Dark chocolate The article is called Food-Mood Connection: how you can amp up or tamp down stress, you can find it on the NPR website.

  • 7 Ways to Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast

    If you’ve been on my Instagram, you know I often eat oatmeal as a weekday breakfast. I’ve tried many variations, and discovered that some are way better than others. Hence this post! I wanted to tell you a bit more about oatmeal, how to prepare it easily, and what to top if off with – all while eating on a budget! Gluten free, healthy and cheap: oatmeal is one of the cheapest cereals there is. It scores well on the glycemix index (unlike all sort of sugar coated rice puffs etc in the regular cereals), making it suitable for those struggling with metabolic syndrome or diabetes type 2. It is…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts & Pecans

    Crunchy, sweet and chocolatey cookies are lovely to snack on when you are having a cup of tea or snuggling up on the couch for your favourite movie. But, snacking in front of the TV is a dangerous habit if you are watching your weight… With this healthier alternative, you can practice this dangerous habit somewhat safely ;). This chocolate chip cookie recipe does not contain added sugar (yey!), does contain heart-healthy walnuts and pecans (plus vitamin E!), and packs a good punch of dark chocolate (which does contain some sugar, and which you can buy dairy-free). I use oatmeal flour as the basis, which means that the recipe is…

  • Tasty tacos with veggies, feta and minced beef

    Tacos can be as nutritious or as bad for you as you make them. Personally, I think that just because something is ‘bad for you’ in its original form doesn’t mean you have to stop loving it all together – it just means you can find a healthier alternative and still enjoy! These tasty tacos are perfect for a casual dinner with friends or a fun family meal (with kids), and they are also super healthy. P.s. you could also make this recipe using tortilla wraps but, unless you are making your own tortilla wraps, opt for taco shells because store bought tortilla wraps are full of conservatives, artificial flavors…

  • Healthy Lasagna

    This healthy lasagna tastes yummy but actually contains lots more vegetables than you would guess! Garfield would have eaten it up in a flash – and so will your kids! πŸ™‚ This is also a dairy free lasagna recipe, making this lasagna way less caloric and way more healthy than your regular alternative. Ingredients Serves 4. Prep time: 60 minutes. Beef, organic, minced, 300g White onions, 2 medium ones, diced Carrots, organic, 2 medium ones, cut in thin slices Celery, 5 stalks, cut in thin slices Tomatoes, 4 pieces, diced Tomato sauce, organic, 200ml Garlic, 2 cloves, finely chopped Red pesto, 4 tbsp Lasagna dough (store bought or self made) Cheese…

  • Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot

    Perfectly blue-zone friendly meal. Make it, enjoy it, savor it. It will leave you feeling nourished and your belly fully satisfied. Filled with vegetables, while not feeling like a lifeless salad. Print Recipe Baked Wild Salmon with Steamed Broccoli & Buttered Carrot Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 2 large carrots no need to peel if organic1 broccoli2 pieces wild salmon fresh or frozen, 200-300g3 tbsp cooking oil or ghee Instructions STEAM BROCCOLI for 10 minutes…

  • Banana Mash with Mascarpone Cheese

    IT SOUNDS TOO SIMPLE TO BE TRUE, but true it is none the less. Once you make it you will be convinced how awesome it is and you’ll want to make it more often! One of the reasons why people love dairy and puddings so much is the amazing smooth consistency. But, in this case, the dairy can easily be replaced with delicious fruit! The only down side is the not-so-fancy presentation of this dessert (it just looks like a mashed banana) – so I would not advise making it for a fancy dinner but rather for yourself and a few friends or kids when you are lounging on the…

  • Healthy Ice Cream Sundae// Tasty DIY

    THE OTHER DAY, friends of mine organised a great Thanksgiving/Hannukah dinner. For dessert, they made ice cream sundaes by combining vanilla ice cream with home made cookie crumble, molten after eight chocolate sauce, raspberries in sugar sauce and coffee flavored chocolate sprinkles on top. IT WAS DELICIOUS, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD THAT MUCH SUGAR in one go in weeks! Obviously, I immediately sneakily helped myself to three servings (because let’s face the uncomfortable truth – sugar is delicious :'( ). But then later, I got to thinking. Since this ice cream sundae tasted so good – would it be possible to make a healthy version of it (and still…

  • Taco Time

    Store bought taco shells consist of corn flour, water and salt, whereas store bought tortillas usually contain all sorts of flavor additives, conservatives and colourings. Since these additives are toxic to the body, if you want to ‘go Mexican’ on your dinner, taco shells would definitely be a healthier choice. Here’s a recipe for delicious and super healthy tacos that are done in literally 15 minutes! They make a quick weeknight dinner that is full with a variety of nutrients and low on fat. All in all, this makes a perfectly balanced and satisfying meal. If you cannot buy all ingredients organic, try to get organic beef, tomatoes and lettuce…