I think almost every cuisine has a dish based on a vegetable cavity stuffed with some delicious filling. I remember my grandma and my parents often made vegetables stuffed with rice and pork – I think it’s a very eastern European thing – so I wanted to make my own healthier version without the rice but with some extra goodies such as nutritious carrots, cranberries and sunflower seeds. The sweetness of the carrot and cranberries really compliments the flavour of the pork and the sunflower seeds add a little extra crunch and fiber. Add to it the vitamin C loaded peppers, and you have a high protein meat dish that is actually all about the vegetables.
This ricotta, asparagus and salmon dish is very versatile as you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We love it as an alternative to eggs in the morning. It’s super quick and easy to prepare and full of flavour and nutrients. Perfect for those following the Rejuvenated program or as part of any healthy eating lifestyle.
It looks and feels like a traditional hummus made with chickpeas yet the ingredients might surprise you. Instead of using legumes as a base, which can often irritate the gut and cause indigestion, I used soaked cashews, roasted cauliflower and garlic which worked beautifully together to create a fluffy and tasty hummus like dip. [Read more…]
We all have that one little healthy eating trick that we like to share around with friends and family. Besides having a daily glass of lemon water, I try to have at least one raw vegetable dish a day. Sometimes it’s just a few raw vegetable sticks with a dip but usually I have a big, crunchy salad with a fabulous dressing and some protein for lunch. I love the freshness and textures of raw veggies and don’t even get me started on all the nutritional benefits of live enzymes and antioxidants.
Besides the lovely, subtle fusion of Asian and sea flavours, this salad has three awesome things going for it – dulse seaweed, prawns and kohlrabi – all of which are super nutritious (see What’s good about it), making it a total winner in my recipe book.
For many, Easter weekend is a long-awaited midi break that can be spent jet setting to a tropical paradise or spent sleeping in and hanging out with family and friends. But what if you could turn the weekend that is often associated with over-indulging into an opportunity to do something new and different, and fun, that will benefit your health and wellbeing along the way. We’ve lined up 10 options that do just that!
Pashka, Paskha, Pascha or Pasha is a traditional festive dish made in Eastern Orthodox countries for Easter Sunday. Having grown up in Ukraine, I insisted on making a healthy version of this rich, velvety dessert for the website in the lead up to the festive season.
Forget about greasy fish and chips and stodgy frozen fish fingers. There are so many other easy and exciting white fish recipes to try. This recipe for fish fingers from Irena’s book Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is just one example. Nutrient dense and full of flavour, this dish will delight both grown ups and kiddies.
In this recipe kale, chicken and shitake mushrooms are the main ingredients with some 100% buckwheat noodles tossed through for variety, texture and additional glucose. As an ingredient, noodles – whether wheat, rice or buckwheat based – are not exceptionally nutritious.
Love ’em or hate ’em but sardines are really good for you! Full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals, this little fish is not as kind to the palate as salmon or snapper but with a few little disguises and additions it can hold its own in the culinary world. [Read more…]