Thursday, April 23, 2015

Candy Plum and Banana Smoothie (Sugar-free)

Hidden among some apples, I found a few pretty ugly and overly ripe plums that had to be eaten right away. The best option was definitely to blend them into a smoothie, of course. Those plums together with the banana made the sweetest smoothie I have ever eaten, hence the title of this post. Honestly, it tasted just like candy, amusing even for the most demanding sweet tooth. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Luscious Strawberry and Peach Smoothie

One of the worst things of being a foodie is that I am always hungry. Being hungry is not a bad thing itself, but it means is that I have to cook pretty often, especially if I want to eat healthily and watch my pocket. That's why I love smoothies so much because you just throw a bunch of stuff together and the blender makes all the work. In the snap of a finger, you have a nutritious and satisfying meal. Moreover, since I discovered the wonderful section of frozen fruits at the supermarket, I've become a sucker for smoothies. I'm literally mixing everything and always trying new combos. Today's smoothie was a winner! I mean, what can go wrong with strawberries and peaches? 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kiwi and Lemon Oatmeal - Vegan

This oatmeal is sincerely addictive. I'm lately quite addicted to adding lemon everywhere: to my smoothies, pancakes, oatmeal, and I'm even considering adding it to pasta (I've seen a recipe on Instagram which I really have to try!). Believe it or not, when I was a kid, I disliked lemon and anything with lemon on it like ice-creams, cakes, drinks and any other food. Fortunately, over the years, I have learned to experiment with new foods and flavors, what has led me to new and fascinating food discoveries, and also to some epic failures! Lemon oatmeal is one of those positive findings, and I'm not lying when I say I ate these three days in a row and still not getting tired of them. If you follow me on Instagram you will provably have seen this countless of times!
Kiwi and Lemon Oatmeal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut butter and dark chocolate, let me repeat it, peanut butter and dark chocolate! How come I hadn't thought about this combination before? When I first baked Lemon Ginger Granola I thought I had found my favorite granola recipe. It was refreshing and quite an innovative granola recipe for my novice taste buds. However, I've lately rediscovered my delight for primary food combinations and some days ago I came with this decadent peanut butter and dark chocolate granola. At home, we love this granola so much that I baked two batches in a week, and you guys who follow me on Instagram have also showed much love and interest for this recipe, so here you have. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Escalivada - Mediterranean Roasted Veggies

Escalivada is a traditional Catalan dish consisting of smoky grilled vegetables. Traditionally, it was prepared in the embers of a wood fire, but today we also prepare it on the grill, the stove or in the oven. During barbecue season, I love preparing this dish by placing the vegetables directly on a grate over the grill or even directly on the glowing coals. However, using a grill takes a lot of time and makes a lot of dirt. Therefore, I usually grill escalivada in the oven. Although this way is cleaner and faster, I still recommend using real fire when possible. I love eating escalivada served with rice.
Mediterranean Roasted Veggies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Piña Colada Smoothie

Piña Colada Smoothie Alcohol Free
Do you know “the piña colada song”? Ever since I watched the film Guardians of the Galaxy, this song got completely stuck in my head. I went to the grocery store and I even got awkwardly happy to see that pineapples were on sale, so I decided I would buy one and make my own piña colada smoothie. I am really glad with the outcome, and it's the perfect smoothie for a girls’ night. It tastes heavenly, has only 3 ingredients, and it is completely guilt-free.
Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie
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