Creamy Mashed Cauliflower (Vegan, Paleo)

IMG_1463Hello my dears!

I have a super recipe for you guys today. Mashed cauliflower tastes similar to mashed potatoes but with fewer carbs. You can top it with chopped herbs and grated cheese if you like.

So here are the ingredients:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower , trimmed and cut into small florets (about 6 to 7 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil but you can use extra virgin olive oil too
  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  •  salt and ground black pepper
Method: 
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add cauliflower and cook until very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and then drain well and transfer cauliflower to a food processor.
  • Add the oil the garlic and the reserved water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and purée until smooth. (Or, mash cauliflower with a potato masher).
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: 110 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, .3g sugar), 3g protein.
Enjoy! :*

Healthy chocolate pancake featuring Choc Shot

wpid-img_20150415_232132_wm.jpgMorning everybody!

Can you imagine a morning more perfect than a pancake like this waiting for you in the kitchen? Yeah you probably can…:)) but anyway. Today I tried out this new chocolate syrup from Sweet Freedom sent to me by Organicbaby. Thank you so much 🙂

You could never imagine that something looking so delicious could be also healthy, right? I’m telling you it is possible.

Let me tell you more about this sweet and heavenly tasting syrup.

1. It’s 100% naturalwpid-choc-shot-bottle-print-1.jpg

2. It has only 14 calories per teaspoon

3. It doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels

4. It’s suitable also for people with diabetes

5. Doesn’t contain any artificial colorant, – flavors or  preservatives

6. It is made of apples, grapes and carob

7. It can be used in many ways, like sweetening your coffee, a dip for your fruits, you can put it on you oatmeal, pancakes, ice cream, shakes, on your bread or to make a very fast hot chocolate…you name it 🙂

Now the recipe for the pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tb spoon of cinnamon
  • some strawberries or any other fruit

Mix the ingredients in a blender. Cook the pancakes in a non sticky pan. When the pancakes are ready, you start to top it with syrup and some slices of strawberries, than another pancake and so on. Decorate them with any fruit you want, and there you have it. A special breakfast in just 10 minutes.

Buon appetito! :*

Healthy green soup (peas and broccoli)

wpid-img_20141211_133728.jpgHello dears, 

I made today a cream soup from broccoli and peas. It turned out so delicious, that even I was surprised 😀

Here is what you need:

Ingredients:

1 broccoli

250 gr peas

half medium size onion

1 carrot

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

2 table spoon of olive oil, salt

Directions:

Boil together the vegetables until they are soft. Put them in a high speed blender, with just a little broth. Blend it and add the rest of the broth, the condiments and the olive oil.

Serve it warm with pumpkin seeds.

Good appetite!

Pumpkin and Lentil Curry in Coconut Milk

Hello my dears!

I know I did not post a lot lately, but now i’m back to blogging. I really missed it, cause this blog is pat of me, my life and I want to inspire you all my lovely readers with my recipes, fitness and health tips.

Here I am with a new delicious recipe from a great girl I follow for some time, her name is Dania and you you can visit her blog here.

wpid-img_20141124_144532_1.jpgI made some little modification at the recipe, so here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chopped pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 1/2 cups chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric or curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 a can of coconut milk
  • Himalayan salt and pepper
  • A handful of fresh chopped coriander

Instructions:

Sautee’ the on a little olive oil the onion, after 1 minute add the garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, green pepper, curry powder and cook it for 2 more minutes. Add the chopped pumpkin and the coconut milk and cook it till it gets soft. Add the cooked lentils and chickpeas and cook it all together for a few more minutes. Once all is cooked add the chopped coriander and it’s ready to be served!

Try it out, and let me know what you think, I tell you it’s amazing! 😉

Enjoy!

Ricotta soufflé with pumpkin blossoms

IMG_20140709_115929Hello my dears!

Here is the recipe of the delicious suffle I posted some time ago on my facebook. You can make these little muffins in maximum 15 minutes. they are great for breakfast, but u can carry them with you as a healthy snack during the day.

Here is what you need:

Ingredients

  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • 2 tbs of parsley, chopped
  • pumpkin blossoms (10 – 15 pieces)
  • 100 g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tbs of chickpea flour

Directions

1. Set the oven to 240°C/gas 8.

2. Place the ricotta and eggs into a food processor and whiz until the mixture has increased in volume.

3. Cook the pumpkin blossoms for 10 min on olive oil and a little garlic.

3. Pour into a large mixing bowl and fold in pumpkin blossoms, salt and pepper, parsley, the chickpea flour and the parmesan.

4. Pour the mixture in small muffin tin cups and then finish by sprinkling a little more parmesan on top.

5. Cook for 15 minutes, and you are done!

Have a good appetite and enjoy! :*

How to make your own healthy almond butter

PhotoGrid_1398987531520Hello everybody!

I have a little tip for you today, on how to make your own almond (peanut,cashew or any kind of nut) butter.

The ones from the stores are loaded with sugar, vegetable oil, salt and preservatives. You don’t need that stuff!!

It is so simple to make it, that you will be amazed! 🙂

How to do it:

  • Silk your natural unsalted almonds (2-3 cups) overnight
  • Place them in the food processor and start to process
  • After 10 minutes it starts to stick to the side of your blender, so stop for a while and mix it with a spatula
  • Process it again for about 10 more minutes, till it starts to be like a cream
  • At the end you can add if you want a little honey, vanilla or cinnamon.

And here you go, your almond butter is ready. You can eat it with apple slices, you can make smoothies with bananas and almond butter,  almond butter granola bars, flour less almond butter healthy cookies and so on.

Enjoy! 🙂

Perfect healthy dinner recipe – Seitan escalops with white wine and almonds

mushroomsHey everybody!

I have for you today a really healthy recipe that you can eat for lunch or dinner. It is a specific vegetarian dish very rich in proteins and it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. You can prepare it very quickly and you don’t even need to be a master chef to have a big success with this recipe.

Here is what you need:

  • Seitan slices
  • Brown flour (1 tb. spoon)
  • Sage (1 tea spoon, dried one)
  • White wine (half glass)
  • Vegetable broth
  • 10-12 crushed almonds

How to prepare it

  1. Warm up the oil in a pan put, the sage in it for 1-2 minutes, to give a flavour for the oil.
  2. Put the pre floured seitan slices in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes than turn them and cook the other part too on low heat.
  3. After they are cooked add the white wine and cook for another 5 minutes or till u feel the the alcohol from the wine evaporated. Turn the seitan slices again to absorb the flavours.
  4. After the wine evaporated put one glass of vegetable broth. Cook it till the broth becomes a little creamy and at the end add the crushed almonds.
  5. Serve it with with boiled chickpeas and a fresh salad.

Have a good appetite and see you soon with other great recipes!