I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?
Hemp seeds are quickly becoming the next “in” food. They can be found more easily these days at your local grocery stores. Whole and unshelled hemp seeds look similar to large brown peppercorns. Hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and many people have found its flavor to be very palatable and accessible. Hemp seeds contain many healthy essential oils. This is definitely not your traditional salad dressing, but it tastes so good and is so nutritious. It will go well with any simple leafy green salads.
Are you like me and love crunchy things? Like potato chips and tortilla chips? But we know that neither of these is very healthy for you. As kale became more and more popular, someone came up with a brilliant idea to add another way we can consume kale. And I love that someone for it. In this crispy kale chips recipe, I am using the curly green kale. For seasonings, just like potato chips, feel free to use different spices each time you make this recipe. Serve as finger food or enjoy as a snack. Don’t forget to share!
Quinoa is actually not a grain but a pseudo-cereal, a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Regardless of how it is classified, quinoa is very nutritious for you. It contains an excellent amount of dietary fiber and a list of other vitamin and minerals. It has a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor and best of all, it is gluten-free! I love quinoa and I have completely substituted my white rice and grain consumption with quinoa. Need I convince you more to try this recipe?
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. However you prefer to call them, they are extremely healthy for you. Chickpeas have a nutty taste and wonderfully delicious and are also very nutritious for you. They are a great food source of a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes an excellent main, side or snack dish. You can vary the flavor profile by adding some cayenne pepper this time or adding some paprika the next time. The possibilities are endless!
This is a very simple and easy detox broth that you can make in a large batch and use it over the next couple of months. You can enjoy this broth straight up or you can use it as a base to make some delicious soups. The beauty of this alkalizing detox broth is that it is very forgiving in terms of flavor. You can easily add any vegetable for added health benefits. Enjoy the alkalizing effect by sipping on a delicious cup of your vegetable broth every day!
This is a very festive fall recipe that I love to make and bring to my Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner gathering. It features very simple and accessible ingredients that are usually available all year round but the final result looks so posh that your friends and family will be so impressed with your kitchen skills! And not to mention how good they will feel after munching down on this Stuffed Butternut Squash dish. Let this simple yet festive dish brighten up your holiday table!
Preserved lemons are cured simply in a salt brine and come in all shapes and sizes depending on the culinary applications. Home cooks and chefs get creative by adding a variety of different spices to give their preserved lemons a unique flavor. You can use preserved lemons in almost everything from stews to soups to even stir-fries. Their lemony flavor is surprisingly accessible for the typical palate, and you can enjoy eating the entire fruit from the skin to pulp.
Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable and is very low in calories. Cauliflower happens to be really delicious too. It has a mild nutty flavor that comes through with a hint of sweetness that’s very addictive. Because of its very versatile flavor profile, cauliflower has recently become a vegan switch-up superstar in other traditionally meat dishes. Try this “faux” oatmeal recipe and you will be pleasantly surprised at what your taste buds will discover!
One of the fun things I love to do during summer time is growing and taking care of the vegetables that I grow in my little backyard garden. Gardening is such a fulfilling experience when I get to harvest them and make simple delicious and healthy meals with them. Try adding fresh vegetables to any dish and you’ll be sure to get the full spectrum of the different antioxidants they provide. This vegetable omelette tastes great!